Emmy season is no joke to Comedy Central. This year, they shipped their Emmy campaign package to all 13,000 members of the TV academy a few weeks earlier than last year. It just arrived in the mailboxes of voters early this week. It's more modest than last year's campaign box, but it contains these goodies:
EMMY DISC NO. 1
"The Colbert Report" (episode 5023), "Important Things with Demetri Martin" (101), "Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire" (1), "Sarah Silverman Program" (210), "Reno 911" (513)
EMMY DISC NO. 2
"The Daily Show" (13112), "Indecision 2008: America's Choice," "A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All"
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" is Comedy Central's big Emmy darling. It's won 11 Emmys, including the past six consecutive contests for best variety series. Spin-off "The Colbert Report" is giving Stewart's gang some Emmy angst, though. Last year "The Colbert Report" beat "Daily Show" for best writing. Hmmmm. Now can it get the last laugh as best variety show this year?
Comedy Central's Emmy package is the second sent this season by a TV network. Showtime sent the first Emmy package back in early March.