LOS ANGELES, February 8, 2005 – AMC's "Sunday Morning ShootOut" returns for a second time to the US Comedy Arts Festival. Taping on location in Aspen February 11 – 12, hosts Peter Bart and Peter Guber will talk with special guests including comedic pioneers Cheech & Chong and Garry Marshall.
After more than a 20-year break, Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong reunite for a special sit down with Bart and Guber on Friday, February 11. Most performers would hate to see their careers go up in smoke. For the counterculture comedy team of Cheech & Chong, however, that's precisely what made them famous. And infamous. The special episode airs Sunday, February 13 at 11AM (ET/PT).
Bart and Guber also meet up with actor/director/writer/producer Garry Marshall and son, director Scott Marshall, whose film Lucky 13 will have its world premiere at the festival. Plus, comedians Tom Green and Sarah Silverman debate the question – Is comedy still the closest target for film? This special episode airs Sunday, February 20 at 11AM (ET/PT)
Since its debut in fall 2003, AMC's "Sunday Morning ShootOut" has brought the smarts and spin of Sunday morning political shows to the world of entertainment. This fast-paced, thought-provoking half-hour of spirited conversation and confrontation orchestrated by Peter Bart (editor of Variety) and Peter Guber (legendary producer and studio head) has welcomed the biggest names from Hollywood's A-list to reflect and/or rant about moviemaking, including Denzel Washington, Mel Gibson, Edward Norton, Dustin Hoffman, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Samuel L. Jackson, Ron Howard, Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx.
AMC, a division of Rainbow Media's Entertainment Services, which also includes WE: Women's Entertainment and IFC Companies, is a 24-hour, movie-based network, dedicated to the American movie fan. The network, which reaches over 86,000,000 homes, offers a comprehensive library of popular movies and a critically-acclaimed slate of original programming that is a diverse, movie-based mix of original series, documentaries and specials. AMC has garnered many of the industry's highest honors, including 14 Emmy awards. AMC is "TV for movie people."
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