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.”

Here is a link to the key art for Jim Breuer: Comic Frenzy: JimBreuerKeyArt

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).

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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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EPIX MAKES AUDIENCES LAUGH WITH “SERIOUS ABOUT STAND UP COMEDY WEEK” – AN EPIX ORIGINAL COMEDY SPECIAL EVERY NIGHT OF THE WEEK JUNE 16 THROUGH JUNE 22

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EPIX MAKES AUDIENCES LAUGH WITH

“SERIOUS ABOUT STAND UP COMEDY WEEK”

 

An EPIX Original Comedy Special Every Night Of The Week

June 16 through June 22

 

NEW YORK, NY MAY 21, 2014 – Laugh it up every night from Monday, June 16 – Sunday, June 22 with a week-long festival of EPIX Original Comedy specials. “Serious About Stand Up Comedy Week” showcases a line-up of today’s leading stand up comics. See them the way they were meant to be seen- uncut and uncensored.

 

 “SERIOUS ABOUT STAND UP COMEDY WEEK” Full Schedule– all times EASTERN

Monday, June 16at 11:45 PM – Tom Papa: Freaked Out

 Tuesday, June 17 at 11:45 PM – Jim Breuer: And Laughter For All-

Wednesday, June 18at 12 AM – Dennis Miller: America 180°

Thursday, June 19at 12 AM – Jim Jefferies: Fully Functional

Friday, June 20at 12 AM – Lewis Black: Old Yeller- Live at the Borgata

Saturday, June 21at 12 AM – Jim Norton: American Degenerate

Sunday, June 22at 11:45 PM – Jenny McCarthy’s Dirty Sexy Funny

 

For photos visit http://press.epixhd.com/programming/serious-about-stand-up-comedy-week/

 

About EPIX

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.

For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com.

 

 

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5/2/13 ALL NEW EPIX COMEDY LINEUP BEGINS IN JUNE

 Summer Season of EPIX Comedy Unbound Premieres New Stand-up Specials Featuring

Jim Breuer, Sherri Shepherd, Tom Papa & Jim Norton

Special 50th Anniversary Celebration of the IMPROV Comedy Club will Include

Jim Carrey, Billy Crystal, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Larry David, Judd Apatow, Kathy Griffin and Whitney Cummings

New York, NY, May 2, 2013 – Premium TV network EPIX unveiled a new lineup of comedy specials including a new summer season of the Comedy Unbound showcase, Fridays at 10 pm and The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall, an anniversary celebration of the renowned comedy club to premiere fall 2013 exclusively on EPIX, EPIX On Demand, EpixHD.com and EPIX apps across hundreds of devices including Xbox, PS3, Roku, iPads, iPhones and more.

The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wallis a one hour special event from the 50th Anniversary Celebration Tour of the IMPROV Comedy Clubs which have presented the biggest, most legendary comedians as well as the newest names in comedy in 26 cities across the country. The IMPROV documentary special will feature Jim Carrey, Billy Crystal, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Larry David, Judd Apatow, Kathy Griffin, Whitney Cummings and more.  Executive producers are Budd Friedman, Mark Lonow and Spotted Dog Entertainment. The event is co-produced with Comedy Central, which will take a second window.

“We are proud to present the best in stand-up acts today and to work with great comedy institutions like the Improv,” said Mark Greenberg, EPIX President and CEO.

The new summer season of Comedy Unbound, airing Fridays at 10 pm, will kick off June 7 with the premiere of former “Saturday Night Live” funnyman Jim Breuer’s one-hour special and will include new specials from Sherri Shepherd, Tom Papa and Jim Norton:

 

Jim Breuer: And Laughter For All – June 7 @10PM ET:

Breuer, best known as “Goat Boy” and his spot on impersonation of “made man” Joe Pesci during his stint on “Saturday Night Live.” In “Jim Breuer: And Laughter For All,” he grapples with the absurdities and annoyances of finding himself a middle aged father of three in suburban New Jersey.  This is Breuer’s first ever stand-up comedy special for EPIX.

 

 

Sherri Shepherd: It’s My Time To Talk – June 21 @10PM ET:

The Emmy award-winning talk show co-host from ABC’s “The View” returns to her roots in stand-up comedy and ruminates on life in her new comedy special, “Sherri Shepherd: It’s My Time To Talk.”  She recounts the experience she had on “Dancing with the Stars” as well as the occasional awkward moments while doing Hot Topics on “The View,” among other off-beat revelations.

 

Tom Papa: Freaked Out – July 26 @10PM ET:

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.  For his first EPIX comedy special, and his second hour-long special directed by Rocker/Director Rob Zombie, Papa tackles the hazards of churches, loose change, old age, make-up, raising women, Chinese grocery stores and magical gnomes.

 

Jim Norton: American Degenerate – August 23 @10PM ET:

Triumphantly returning after his first EPIX comedy special, “Please Be Offended,” now airing on Comedy Central, Jim Norton continues his self-deprecating humor with his third hour standup special “Jim Norton: American Degenerate.” In his latest offering, Norton, a New York Times bestselling author, Tonight Show” regular, and the third micon Sirius/XM’s popular “The Opie and Anthony Show,” performs his unfiltered material “Jim Norton: American Degenerate” shot in Boston in front of his most hard core fans. Norton leaves nothing embarrassing off the table, skeweringa wide range of topics including politics, the media, and, of course, sex, 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.

 

Stills and key art from the specials can be found at press.epixhd.com.

About EPIX

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 first to launch in the U.S. 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.

For more information about EPIX, go to www.EpixHD.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHD and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/EpixHD.

About the Improv

The Improv was founded in 1963 by Budd Friedman in a former New York City Vietnamese restaurant. Actor/Manager Mark Lonow joined Friedman as a full partner in 1979, since then and together they have franchised 26 Improv clubs across the U.S. Throughout 2013 the Improv clubs will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. Many well-known comics started their careers at the Improv while others continue, over the years, to pop into the club to try out new material. The list is a Who’s Who of Comedy: Jay Leno, Bette Midler, Robin Williams, Lily Tomlin, Billy Crystal, Rosie O’Donnell, Tim Allen, Jerry Seinfeld, Liza Minnelli, Drew Carey, Ellen DeGeneres, Adam Sandler, Jim Carrey, Steve Martin, George Carlin. Older comics from earlier days who performed at the club included Sid Caeser, Milton Berle, Red Buttons and many others.  Improv clubs are presently located in Addison, Arlington and Houston, Texas; Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach, Tampa, Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Los Angeles, Ontario, San Jose, Irvine and Brea, California; Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe, Nevada; as well as in Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Kansas City, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Washington D.C., Tempe, Arizona and soon in Boca Raton, Florida.

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