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  • Posted on May 05th by Gardens admin  in ,

    Comedian Extraordinaire Christian Finnegan embarks on a new journey this spring with his comedy special, Christian Finnegan: Au Contraire! The one-hour special will initially premiere on Friday, May 8 at 11:00 PM EST/PST on Comedy Central and will be released by Warner Bros. Records to CD and DVD on Tuesday, May 12. The audio portion of Au Contraire! will also be released exclusively to iTunes on Tuesday, May 5 to give fans a sneak peek of the show.

    Taped in front of a live audience at the historic Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, Au Contraire! focuses mainly on relationship humor and relatable stories, which may come as a surprise to those who are familiar with him riffing on gossip and pop culture on VH1's "Best Week Ever." What is no surprise is Finnegan's ability to bring legit laughs to the main comedic body of Au Contraire! and dazzle the audience with his signature wit. Au Contraire! includes some unique bonus features, including a replay of the entire special with the camera focusing on just one audience member, accompanied by Finnegan doing a subsequent running commentary with that very attendee. Another DVD bonus has Finnegan, in character as a supercilious interviewer, chatting with some guests whose real-life professions or hobbies mirror subjects he discusses in his act—from an ex-pole vaulter to a female sex-store clerk.

    Finnegan is perhaps well-known for his re-occurring appearances on VH1's "Best Week Ever," as a commentator on MSNBC's "Countdown With Keith Olbermann," and as playing Chad on "Chappelle's Show" in the infamous "Mad Real World" sketch. Finnegan has become somewhat of a fixture on Comedy Central, having starred in countless network interstitials including "Premium Blend" and "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn" and in his own special, "Comedy Central Presents: Christian Finnegan." Christian was also the host of TV Land's "Game Time" and has appeared on "The Today Show" and "The Late, Late Show w/ Craig Ferguson." Finnegan will be traveling across the United States in support of his latest project this spring.

    Date City Venue
    5/12 Nashville, TN Zanie's Comedy Club
    5/13 Chicago, IL Lakeshore Theatre
    5/16 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre
    5/20 Philadelphia, PA Helium Comedy Club
    5/22 Allston, MA Great Scott
    5/27 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
    6/2 Austin, TX Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas
    6/5 Denver, CO The Walnut Room
    6/6 Dallas, TX Hyenas Comedy Nightclub

    The track, "High five Yourself" from Finnegan's album, Au Contraire! will be available as a free download on May 12 as a "Discovery" download on iTunes.

    For further information on Christian Finnegan and additional tour dates, please visit