(New York, NY – May 10, 2013) AXS TV has booked Gotham Comedy Live for a new cycle premiering Thursday, May 16. The summer season of the 100% live stand-up comedy show from the iconic Gotham Comedy Club in New York will return for thirteen new episodes.
Steve Byrne and the cast of TBS’ Sullivan & Son kick off the all-new cycle with a unique cross-promotion. As Byrne headlines, cast members Owen Benjamin, Ahmed Ahmed and Roy Wood will each perform sets to complete the hour of live comedy. Leading up to the premiere of Gotham Comedy Live, AXS TV and TBS will target digital, social media and limited on-air for cross-promotion opportunities.
Additional comedians tapped to headline the new cycle include Maz Jobrani, Artie Lange, and Charlie Murphy.
Gotham Comedy Live launched in January with twelve episodes of live comedy hosted by Orlando Jones, Mario Cantone, TJ Miller, Susie Essman, Carlos Mencia and Jim Norton among others.
Produced by Killer Bunny Entertainment, Sugar Hit Entertainment and Gotham Comedy Club, Gotham Comedy Live is the only 100% live stand-up comedy show on television. Gotham Comedy Club has been the launch pad for rising stars such as Amy Schumer and a destination for comedic greats to make surprise appearances including Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan and Lewis Black.
The return of Gotham Comedy Live builds on AXS TV’s live music and pop culture commitment with series programming. The network offers viewers multiple nights of live content every week including World’s Greatest Tribute Bands, AXS Live, Inside MMA, as well as multiple concerts. In May alone, AXS TV has brought audiences live music from Zac Brown Band, All Time Low, Richard Marx at The GRAMMY Museum, and over 30 hours of live broadcasting from New Orleans Jazz Fest with Billy Joel, Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Maroon 5, The Black Keys, Phoenix, Little Big Town, Gary Clark Jr., and many more.
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