via press release:
COMEDY CENTRAL AND RUNNING PRESS FORM JOINT PUBLISHING PROGRAM
First Title To Be A Holiday-Themed Novelty Book By Denis Leary
NEW YORK, February 29, 2012 – In a continuing effort to achieve utter and total comedy domination, COMEDY CENTRAL has joined with Running Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, to form a joint publishing program, it was announced today by Michele Ganeless, President, COMEDY CENTRAL and Christopher Navratil, Publisher of Running Press. The joint publishing relationship, which builds on established and developing brands of the cable network, will release its first title, a holiday-themed novelty book from Denis Leary, in October 2012. Mitch Fried, Executive Vice President, Enterprises, will oversee the program for COMEDY CENTRAL.
“Success today means reaching our fans on all different platforms. This publishing relationship is another example of the kind of extension that keeps COMEDY CENTRAL the #1 brand in comedy,” said Ganeless.