Epix to Bow Original Comedy Event ‘Stark Raving Black’27 Aug, 2009 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Epix, the HD pay-TV and online streaming channel co-owned by Lionsgate, MGM and Viacom-owned Paramount Studios, Aug. 27 said it entered into a partnership with social satirist and “The Daily Show” contributor Lewis Black.
Epix, which launches Oct. 1, is intended to compete with HBO, Showtime and Starz.
Under terms of the deal, Black’s original 60-minute comedy event, “Stark Raving Black,” will be made available on Epix beginning in December.
Following the screening, viewers will be able at www.epixHD.com to ask questions and interact with Black and his so-called brand of “pissed off optimism.”
The show will also be released theatrically this fall in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Detroit and D.C., with an introduction to Epix.