Star Gold is gearing up to celebrate the second season of ‘Vodafone Comedy Honors 2008’, an initiative to honour the stars and films that have made laughter a part of life. The second season of the stand-up comedy show kicks off with a special curtain raiser hosted by Swapnil Joshi on, Sunday, April 27, 2008 at 1 pm.
Prem Kamath, VP, Marketing and Communications, Star India Pvt Ltd, said, “Creating an exciting line-up of programming consistently, Star Gold has pioneered a number of innovative properties for its loyal viewers. One such big initiative for us was the launch of ‘Comedy Honors’ last year, and with the overwhelming response from our audiences, we are launching the second season of the same property. We have realised that comedy in Hindi cinema has always played a critical role as a stress buster and has immensely contributed in the growth of the Hindi film industry in the last decade.”
From May 3, 2008, every weekend, the channel will have a one-hour special of 101 Comedy Scenes from evergreen comedy movies. And prior to the finale of ‘Vodafone Comedy Honors 2008’, Star Gold would be airing ‘Hasi Ka Haftaa’, a series of blockbuster movies throughout the day from May 26-30.
Starting May 5, Monday to Friday at 8:30 pm, the channel would showcase ‘Comedy Honors Movie Mela’, a festival of comedy movies that would include movies like ‘Chup Chup Ke’, ‘Bhaagam Bhag’, ‘Dulhe Raja’, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya’, Bheja Fry’, ‘Malaamal Weekly’, ‘No Entry’, ‘Deewana Mastana’, ‘Biwi No. 1’, ‘Aankhiyon Se Goli Maare’, and ‘Hulchul’, among others.
The grand finale of ‘Vodafone Comedy Honors 2008’ would be hosted by Javed Jaffery. ‘Comedy Honors’ would also include a special advisory panel comprising filmmakers like Satish Kaushik, Nagesh Kukunoor and Vashu Bhagnani along with Star Gold, who would hand pick the honorees in each category.