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The story of Comedy Central as told by its creator, Art Bell

Comedy Central has been a staple of cable for decades, bringing some of the most popular and groundbreaking and popular comedy programming of the last 30 years to millions of homes. But before Comedy Central, there was Art Bell. Art joins John Landecker for an inside look at how his...
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Go away with ... Art Bell

In the 1980s, Art Bell developed the idea for a 24-hour cable comedy network, which would eventually become Comedy Central. In his memoir “Constant Comedy: How I Started Comedy Central and Lost My Sense of Humor" (Ulysses Press, $24.95), Bell writes about his beginning at the network, where he met a young Jon Stewart, and his eventual dismissal from the company he founded. Bell, who resides in Greenwich, Connecticut, is currently working on "The Origins of Comedy Central" podcast, which is scheduled to premiere in April.
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Celebrity Travel: Come away with me ... Art Bell

In the 1980s, Art Bell developed the idea for a 24-hour cable comedy network, which would eventually become Comedy Central. In his memoir “Constant Comedy: How I Started Comedy Central and Lost My Sense of Humor” (Ulysses Press, $24.95), Bell writes about his beginning at the network, where he met a young Jon Stewart, and his eventual dismissal from the company he founded. Bell, who resides in Greenwich, Connecticut, is currently working on “The Origins of Comedy Central” podcast, which is scheduled to premiere in April.
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