EPIX PRESENTS “JIM BREUER: COMIC FRENZY”

EPIX PRESENTS “JIM BREUER: COMIC FRENZY”

 World Television Premiere Friday, May 29 at 10pm ET/PT, 9C

The Self-Professed “Marriage Warrior” Shares his Thoughts on Real Life  

 

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New York, NY, April 13, 2015 – Premium TV network EPIX (EPIX.com)turns the spotlight on funnyman Jim Breuer with the World Television Premiere of Jim Breuer: Comic Frenzy on Friday, May 29, at 10pm ET/PT, 9C. The hour-long special, part of the network’s new roster of Original Comedy Events, will be available exclusively on EPIX, across all EPIX platforms, on demand and via the EPIX app.  Filmed at The Paramount in Huntington, New York, Jim Breuer: Comic Frenzy focuses on what Breuer’s life (and all of our lives) truly consist of: dealing with the elderly, becoming our parents’ caretakers, parenting teenagers, and what it takes to be a “marriage warrior.” As an added bonus, Breuer also sheds some light on what it’s like to perform on “heavy metal-themed” cruises. It’s not nearly as glamorous as one might think.

“I’m thrilled to be partnering with EPIX on my second comedy special with the network,” said Jim Breuer. “Standup comedy is my passion and my life, and now I’m excited to share my new material with my fans.”

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Join the conversation about Jim Breuer: Comic Frenzy on Twitter with #ComicFrenzy.  For more information, visit http://www.epix.com/movie/jim-breuer-comic-frenzy.

Jim Breuer: Comic Frenzymarks the comedian’s return to EPIX.  “Jim Breuer: And Laughter For All” aired on the network in 2013. EPIX is known for its all-star roster of stand-up specials. Previous featured headliners include: Russell Brand, Dennis Miller, Lewis Black, Jenny McCarthy, Patton Oswalt, Louis C. K., Jim Norton, Tom Papa, Jim Jefferies, Sherri Shepherd and Eddie Izzard.  EPIX’s commitment to the craft of comedy also includes the EPIX Original Documentary “The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall,” a revealing special that brings together the biggest names in comedy to tell the inside story of America’s first comedy club.

With more than 20 years of stand-up comedy experience, Jim Breuer remains one of today’s top entertainers and continues to win over audiences with his off-the-wall humor and lovable personality.  Named one of Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time,” Breuer is one of the most recognizable comedians in the business, known for his charismatic stage antics, dead-on impressions, and family-friendly stand-up. His big break came in 1995 when he joined the cast of NBC’s legendary “Saturday Night Live.” Following his success on “SNL,” Breuer starred alongside Dave Chappelle in the cult favorite film Half Baked. He has since appeared in the popular films Zookeeper, Dick, Titan A.E. and Beer League. On the small screen, Breuer hosted MTV’s popular“Beach House and VH1’s “Web Junk 20.”  His other television appearances include “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” and “The Marriage Ref.” Breuer is also a frequent guest on the Howard Stern Show.

Jim Breuer: Comic Frenzy is an EPIX Original Comedy Event directed by Adam Dubin and produced by Jack Gulick and Rachèle Benloulou-Dubin. Ross Bernard is the executive producer for EPIX and Valerie Bishop is the production manager for EPIX.

 For photos and more press information about Jim Breuer: Comic Frenzy, please go to: http://press.epixhd.com.

 

About EPIX

EPIX is a premium movie and original programming entertainment service delivering the latest movie releases, classic film franchises, original documentaries, comedy and music events on TV, on demand, online and on devices.   Launched in October 2009, EPIX has pioneered the development and proliferation of “TV Everywhere.”  It was the first premium network to provide multi-platform access to its content online at EPIX.com and was the first premium network to launch on XBox 360, PlayStation® 3 and 4, Android phones and tablets, Windows 8.1 and Roku® players.  EPIX is available to authenticated subscribers on hundreds of devices including Chromecast and Apple® iPads® and iPhones® and is the only premium service providing all its programming on all platforms, delivering more movies than any other premium network, with thousands of titles available for streaming.

EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM). Through relationships with cable, satellite and telco partners, EPIX is available to over 50 million homes nationwide.  For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHD (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX), Google+ (http://plus.google.com/+EPIX), Pinterest (https://www.pinterest.com/EPIX/) and Vine (https://vine.co/EPIX).

Media Contacts:

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Marlea Willis [email protected]

212.846.6748

FRANK PR        

Clare Anne Darragh [email protected]

Lina Plath [email protected]

646.861.0843

 

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EPIX TAKES A NEW SLATE OF COMEDY PROGRAMMING TO THE STAGE STARRING SOME OF TODAY’S WITTIEST AND MOST CUTTING-EDGE STAND-UP COMICS

EPIX TAKES A NEW SLATE OF COMEDY PROGRAMMING TO THE STAGE STARRING SOME OF TODAY’S WITTIEST AND MOST CUTTING-EDGE STAND-UP COMICS 

Jim Norton, Jim Breuer and Lisa Lampanelli Star in The Comedy Lineup Beginning April 24

New York, NY, February 10, 2015 – Premium TV network EPIX announced today that stand-up’s biggest and most off-the-wall comics Jim Norton, Jim Breuer and Lisa Lampanelli will star in three new hour-long Original Comedy Events.  The laughter begins on April 24 with Jim Norton: Contextually Inadequate, followed by Jim Breuer: Comic Frenzy on May 29 and Lisa Lampanelli: Back to the Drawing Board on June 26.  These specials will be available exclusively on EPIX and across all EPIX platforms including online, on demand and via the EPIX app.

Jim Norton: Contextually Inadequate – World Television Premiere: Friday, April 24, at 10pm ET/PT, 9C

Returning to the Somerville Theatre in Boston, MA, for his third consecutive EPIX special, Norton takes on the twisted state of the 21st century. With his customarily caustic point-of-view, Norton tackles everything from Bill Cosby to nude photos to the firing of his radio co-host Anthony Cumia. Join the conversation about Jim Norton: Contextually Inadequate on Twitter with #NortonOnEPIX.

Jim Breuer: Comic Frenzy – World Television Premiere: Friday, May 29, at 10pm ET/PT, 9C

Filmed at The Paramount in Huntington, NY, Breuer’s new special focuses on what his life (and all of our lives) truly consist of: dealing with the elderly, becoming our parents’ caretakers, parenting teenagers, and what it takes to be a “marriage warrior.”   As an added bonus, Breuer also sheds some light on what it’s like to perform on “heavy metal-themed” cruises. It’s not nearly as glamorous as one might think.  Join the conversation about Jim Breuer: Comic Frenzy on Twitter with #ComicFrenzy.

Lisa Lampanelli: Back to the Drawing Board – World Television Premiere: Friday, June 26, at 10pm ET/PT, 9C

In Lisa Lampanelli’s fifth stand-up special, “Back to the Drawing Board,” the world’s edgiest insult comic is new, improved, and funnier than ever. Comedy’s Lovable Queen of Mean not only has a radically different look after her 100-pound weight loss and funky haircut, she’s newly divorced and has re-started her life as an over-50 single “girl.” Lisa combines deeply personal bits about her recent life challenges with her trademark audience insults, and the result is a hilarious, insightful blend that is her most revealing, clever, and hysterical stand-up special yet! Join the conversation about Lisa Lampanelli: Back to the Drawing Board on Twitter with #DrawingBoard.

“We are excited to spotlight the work of Norton, Breuer and Lampanelli and their creative, take-no-prisoners, make-no-apologies approach to stand-up comedy,” said Mark Greenberg, President and CEO, EPIX.  “What distinguishes EPIX in this arena is that we celebrate stand-up by letting comics do what they do best, in their favorite environments, and present their work to our viewers uncut and uncensored.”

EPIX is known for its all-star roster of stand-up specials. Previous featured headliners include: Russell Brand, Dennis Miller, Lewis Black, Jenny McCarthy, Patton Oswalt, Louis C. K., Jim Norton, Tom Papa, Jim Jefferies, Sherri Shepherd, Jim Breuer and Eddie Izzard.  EPIX’s commitment to the craft of comedy also includes the EPIX Original Documentary “The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall,” a revealing special that brings together the biggest names in comedy to tell the inside story of America’s first comedy club.

For photos and more information about EPIX’s Original Comedy Events go to: http://press.epixhd.com.

About EPIX

EPIX is a premium movie and original programming entertainment service delivering the latest movie releases, classic film franchises, original documentaries, comedy and music events on TV, on demand, online and on devices.   Launched in October 2009, EPIX has pioneered the development and proliferation of “TV Everywhere.”  It was the first premium network to provide multi-platform access to its content online at EPIX.com and was the first premium network to launch on XBOX 360, PlayStation®, iOS, Android tablets, Windows 8.1 and Roku® players.  EPIX is available to authenticated subscribers on hundreds of devices including Apple® iPads® and iPhones® and is the only premium service providing all its programming on all platforms, delivering more movies than any other premium network, with thousands of titles available for streaming.

EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM). Through relationships with cable, satellite and telco partners, EPIX is available to over 50 million homes nationwide.  For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHD (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD) on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX), Google+ (http://plus.google.com/+EPIX), Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/EPIX) and Vine (https://vine.co/EPIX).

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Media Contacts:

EPIX                                                                                                 

Marlea Willis [email protected]

212.846.6748

 

FRANK PR

Clare Anne Darragh [email protected]

Lina Plath [email protected]

646.861.0843

 

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Jennifer Hewell [email protected]

917-551-5846

Jim Gerlach [email protected]

917-551-5847