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RT America Debuts First Political Comedy Show


May 30, 2014 --

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Redacted Tonight, hosted by comedian Lee Camp, gives the news bulletins of the week a political satire treatment. It premieres May 30 and will air Fridays at 8 pm EDT on RT America.

This is not your grandparents' satire program. Every weekRedactedTonight will provide "comedy news with a punch." This weekly show tackles all the real news stories the mainstream media failed to mention and provides new angles on the ones they do.

"With reality now seeming like a Shakespearean comedy, perhaps only comedy can truly bring truth to the people, and news is much better consumed with a spoonful of laughter," says Camp. "This show is information and laughter slammed into a 30-minute, no-holds-barred, full-frontal in-your-face fun-sized comedic attack on those ransacking the world."

A D.C. native, Lee Camp has performed biting political stand-up comedy around the world live and on TV and radio for 17 years. His "Moment of Clarity" videos online have attracted a following of millions. George Carlin's daughter Kelly Carlin said Camp is "one of the few keeping my father's torch lit" andScotland's The Heraldcalled Camp "Jon Stewart with teeth." Correspondents onRedacted Tonightinclude the fiery comedian John F. O'Donnell and cutting RT reporter Sam Sacks. Comedic actor Phillip Chang is also featured. Together they find out what's under the black ink.

Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp is RT's first political comedy show. It joins the lineup of exciting and provocative RT America programs that includes Politicking with Larry King, The Big Picture with Thom Hartman and Breaking the Set with Abby Martin. It airs every Friday at 8 pm EasternDaylight Time, and is re-broadcast at 11:30pm. Watch the Redacted Tonight promo:

RT America is part of RT, a global international news network that broadcasts 24/7 in English, Arabic and Spanish from its studios in Moscow and Washington, DC, and is available to 644 million viewers worldwide. RT is the first TV news channel in history to cross the billion views mark on YouTube. RT is the winner of the Monte Carlo TV Festival Awards for best 24-hr broadcast, and the only Russian TV channel to garner two nominations for the prestigious International Emmy Award in the News category.


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