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PETE HOLMES to release NICE TRY, THE DEVIL on May 14

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Comedian PETE HOLMES will debut his new comedy special, NICE TRY, THE DEVIL on Sunday May 12 at 11pm ET on Comedy Central. The following Tuesday, it hits CD/DVD/Digital in an extended and uncensored edition. NICE TRY, THE DEVIL finds Holmes contemplating the loneliness of making his bed, Ryan Gosling, the rapture and more. 

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nicetryTaped in front of a live audience at The Moody Theater in Austin, TX, an extended and uncensored CD/DVD combo of Pete Holmes: Nice Try, The Devil will be released on May 14 by Comedy Central Records. In addition to featuring material not seen in the broadcast, the DVD will include Holmes’ episode of Comedy Central Presents and his appearances on John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show. Pete Holmes: Nice Try, The Devil will also be available in HD and SD on iTunes, Xbox Video, Amazon Instant Video and Sony Entertainment Network. Leading up to the on-air premiere, the Comedy Central’s Stand-Up website will feature preview clips from the special. Holmes will also engage with fans via a CC Tumblr (comedycentral.tumblr.com) “Ask a Professional Comedian” live event, and will live tweet the premiere of the special from @peteholmes.

Holmes is a nationally touring stand-up comedian, actor, improviser, writer and cartoonist. His 2011 CD, Impregnated With Wonder, made several top “comedy recordings of the year” lists. Holmes has written for and voices multiple characters on Comedy Central’s Ugly Americans, and is the voice and writer of the popular “E*Trade Baby” commercials. His short videos are ubiquitous on the internet and are featured regularly on CollegeHumor.com, Tosh.0, and Atom.com. Several of his cartoons have been published in The New Yorker. His podcast, You Made It Weird, is available at www.nerdist.com, and he is one of the founders of Front Page Films. This fall, Holmes will begin hosting his own late night talk show on TBS.

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