COMEDY CENTRAL(R) SIGNS PRODUCTION PACT WITH BILL BURR AND AL MADRIGAL PRODUCTION BANNER ALL THINGS COMEDY ENCOMPASSING AN ORIGINAL TV SERIES AND THREE ONE-HOUR SPECIALS
First Special from the Bill Burr and Al Madrigal-Led All Things Comedy Bill Burr Presents Paul Virzi: I'll Say This Premieres November 2
NEW YORK, September 24, 2018 - Comedy Central and All Things Comedy (ATC), the production banner led by Bill Burr and Al Madrigal, have entered into a production deal under which ATC will produce an original stand-up series hosted by Burr, along with three one-hour stand-up specials, it was announced today by Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen, Executive Vice Presidents and Co-Heads of Talent and Development, Comedy Central. The first one-hour special under the deal, Bill Burr Presents Paul Virzi: I'll Say This, premieres November 2 on Comedy Central.
"Bill Burr is one of the greatest stand-ups working today and we are thrilled to partner with him, Al and ATC on this new series and slate of specials. It's truly a no brainer to bring ATC's comedic sensibility to Comedy Central," said Babineau and Larsen.
"We are all very excited here at ATC to be in business with Comedy Central. They gave me my first national exposure with a half-hour special back when I was just starting out," stated Burr. "I couldn't be happier that our first release will be with Paul Virzi. He's a great friend and comedian and his special is incredible!"
"This partnership allows us to continue to expand on the opportunities we create for our comedians," said Mike Bertolina, President, ATC. "Comedy Central offers a first class platform to share some of the best comedic voices working today."
The half-hour series will spotlight short sets from Bill's favorite comedians, and all three one-hour specials will be produced by Bill Burr and All Things Comedy. Premiere dates for the series and additional specials will be announced at a later date.
Featuring an expertly curated line-up of series and specials, Comedy Central is the epicenter of stand-up. From its Friday Night Stand-up anchor on television to its social platforms, from 24/7 access on Comedy Central Radio and the Comedy Central App to home assistants, fans of Comedy Central stand-up consumed over 166 million hours of the best stand-up content this year. Next up: This Week at the Comedy Cellar, an all-new television series premiering this fall that will provide viewers a special look inside New York City's hottest comedy club as the country's top comedians tackle the freshest topics of the week.
About All Things Comedy
Founded by Bill Burr and Al Madrigal, All Things Comedy (ATC) is owned and operated by comedians, giving each comedian not only the opportunity to create the content they think is funny but to take ownership in the company that distributes it. Today, ATC is the leading comedy podcast network with over 50 shows hosted by some of the best comedians in the business. After experiencing rapid
audience growth over the past five years, ATC has launched a full-scale studio for creating digital series, as well as a development slate for television and feature distribution. This October, ATC will host the second annual ATC Comedy Festival in Phoenix, Arizona featuring live performances from ATC comedians and friends of the network. For more on ATC visit the website, subscribe to the ATC YouTube page and follow ATC on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
About Comedy Central
Comedy Central gives audiences access to a world of super funny, personally relatable, culturally relevant, and provocative comedy that tells the funny truths of life, every day and everywhere. From award-winning late-night, scripted and animated series to stand-up specials, short-form and sketch, Comedy Central has it all. A subsidiary of Viacom Inc., Comedy Central is available to more than 300 million households in over 150 countries across the globe.