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The Comedy Event Also Features Appearances by Stand-Up Icons Tom Green, Bobcat Goldthwait, Tommy Davidson, Jimmie Walker, and Gilbert Gottfried
LOS ANGELES, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Exercise your right to laugh this Independence Day weekend, with "AXS TV's 5TH of July Comedy High-Five" marathon on Saturday, July 5, at 3pE. The unprecedented block features five hours of the network's hit series GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE, putting the spotlight on some of the country's top comics as they deliver sidesplitting stand-up from the world-famous Gotham Comedy Club in New York City.
Each episode of GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE is hosted by a different stand-up legend, with IN LIVING COLOR star Tommy Davidson kicking off the marathon at 3pE, followed by eccentric comedian and acclaimed filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait; GOOD TIMES fan-favorite Jimmie "J.J." Walker; AXS TV's own Tom Green, host of TOM GREEN LIVE; and closing out with the inimitable Gilbert Gottfried at 7pE.
"GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE is the ultimate showcase for the industry's rising talent, as the comedy stars of today set the stage for the headliners of tomorrow," said Michele M. Dix, AXS TV's senior vice president, programming and development. "This marathon gives viewers a taste of the best that the current scene has to offer. If you're a true comedy connoisseur, you will enjoy this five hour shot of stand-up."
Since 1996, the Gotham Comedy Club has been the premier destination for up-and-coming comics and established veterans, alike. Over the years, it has hosted top-tier talent such as Dave Chappelle, Jim Gaffigan, Susie Essman and Gabriel Iglesias, while serving as the backdrop for countless TV shows and films, including the Jerry Seinfeld documentary COMEDIAN; CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM; and LAST COMIC STANDING.
GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE is produced by Killer Bunny Entertainment, Sugar Hit Entertainment, and Gotham Comedy Club for AXS TV.
ABOUT GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE
GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE – now in its third season – is the only live and uncensored stand-up comedy show on television. Every Thursday night, the biggest names in comedy, along with the next generation of stars, take the stage and perform live in front of a packed house at New York's Gotham Comedy Club. GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE has featured comedy legends such as Orlando Jones, Susie Essman, Tom Green, Jim Breuer, Jay Mohr, Gilbert Gottfried and more.
ABOUT AXS TV
Launched in July 2012 by visionary entrepreneur Mark Cuban, AXS TV is dedicated to providing the best in music programming and festivals, comedy performances, current events and mixed martial arts promotions. AXS TV is a partnership between Mark Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS. The network is available in the United States via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS, and other cable, satellite and telco providers. The network is also distributed in Canada and the Caribbean. For more information, visit the website, www.axs.tv; go to the Facebook page here and follow the company on Twitter, @axstv; on Instagram; Tumblr and YouTube.
AXS TV's companion network, HDNET Movies, is a linear TV channel and VOD service that delivers the ultimate film watching experience -- uncut and uninterrupted -- in high definition. Launched in 2003, HDNET Movies programs a diverse slate of box-office hits spanning the 1950s to 2000s. The network is widely distributed by major cable, telco and satellite TV providers in the U.S. For further information, visit www.hdnetmovies.com.
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