Comedy Central Deals for Stand-Up Specials7 Apr, 2009 By: John Latchem
Comedy Central and Levity Entertainment have signed a multiyear multiplatform output deal for a series of stand-up specials to premiere on the cable channel in 2009 and 2010, and to be released on DVD. Comedy Central Home Entertainment DVDs are distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment.
The 2009 lineup includes specials from Christopher Titus, Gabriel Iglesias, Pablo Francisco, Jim Breuer, Mitch Fatel and Pete Correale. In addition ventriloquist Jeff Dunham, whose recent Jeff Dunham’s Very Special Christmas Special was a hit on TV and DVD, will record a new special to air in 2010.
Comedy Central’s latest stand-up comedy DVD release, Ron White: Behavioral Problems, streets April 21, two days after its April 19 cable premiere.