EPIX “COMEDY UNBOUND” SUMMER SEASON CONTINUES WITH
TOM PAPA: FREAKED OUT ON JULY 26 @ 10PM ET
JIM NORTON: AMERICAN DEGENERATE ON AUGUST 23 @ 10PM ET
New York, June 27, 2013 — Premium TV network EPIX announced the continuation of the hilarious season of Comedy Unbound that began earlier this month. EPIX will premiere two brand new hour-long specials – Tom Papa: Freaked Out on July 26 and Jim Norton: American Degenerate on August 23. These new programs, along with the rest of the Comedy Unbound showcase, are available exclusively on EPIX, EPIX On Demand, EpixHD.com and EPIX apps across hundreds of devices including Xbox, PS3, Roku, iPads, iPhones and more.
Tom Papa: Freaked Out –Friday, July 26, 2013 at 10PM ET:
For his first EPIX comedy special, and his second hour-long special directed by Rocker/Director Rob Zombie, Tom Papa tackles the hazards of churches, loose change, old age, make-up, raising women, Chinese grocery stores, and magical gnomes. Known for his irreverent appearances on Leno, Letterman and Conan, and for hosting NBC’s “The Marriage Ref”, Papa stands out among his fellow comedians for his optimistic take on the mostly insane world he lives in.
Jim Norton: American Degenerate – Friday, August 23, 2013 at 10PM ET:
Triumphantly returning after his first EPIX comedy special, “Please Be Offended”, Jim Norton continues his self-deprecating humor in his third hour-long stand-up special. Shot in Boston in front of his most hard core fans, Norton leaves nothing embarrassing off the table, skewering a wide range of topics including politics, the media, and, of course, sex. Norton, a New York Times bestselling author, “Tonight Show” regular, and the third mic on Sirius/XM’s popular “The Opie and Anthony Show,” performs with the knowledge that some of his remarks will no doubt inspire a wave of self-righteous online complaints by those who are easily offended.
For more information about Comedy Unbound, Tom Papa: Freaked Out, or Jim Norton: American Degenerate; and to obtain program artwork, go to www.press.epixhd.com. Follow the programs on Twitter @EpixHD (#EpixComedy).
The summer season of Comedy Unbound is a weekly showcase of hour-long comedy specials airing Fridays at 10PM ET featuring stand-up comedians Lewis Black, Jim Breuer, Jim Carrey, Stephen Colbert, Craig Ferguson, Bill Hader, Jim Jefferies, Rashida Jones, Seth Meyers, Chris Rock, Andy Samberg, Sherri Shepherd, Sarah Silverman, Kevin Smith, Jon Stewart, Ben Stiller, and Kristen Wiig.
EPIX® is the newest premium entertainment network delivering the latest movie releases, classic library titles, plus original films, comedy, music and sports events on TV, on demand, online and on devices. Launched October 2009 as the first multiplatform premium network with online accessibility for subscribers through EpixHD.com, EPIX pioneered the development and proliferation of TV Everywhere for American consumers. EPIX was the first premium network to launch on Xbox 360®consoles, first on Android™ tablets and phones, first on Roku® players and soon to be the first to launch on PlayStation®3 (PS3™) system. EPIX is available to authenticated subscribers on hundreds of devices including Apple® iPads®, iPhones®, Kindle Fire tablets, Samsung® Smart TVs and Blu-ray™ players and more. Today EPIX remains the only premium service providing its entire monthly line-up from new Hollywood hits to original programs on all platforms and provides more movies than any other premium network.
EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), available to over 30 million homes nationwide through distribution partners including Charter Communications, Cox Communications, DISH Network, Mediacom Communications, NCTC, Suddenlink Communications and Verizon FiOS.