Epix to Premiere THE IMPROV: 50 YEARS BEHIND THE BRICK WALL, Today
EPIX will premiere the original documentary THE IMPROV: 50 YEARS BEHIND THE BRICK WALL
on Friday, December 6th at 8PM ET.
In this one-hour special, some of the biggest names in comedy pay tribute to the legendary stand-up stage founded in 1963 by Budd Friedman. From its earliest days in New York City to a Hollywood expansion and beyond, The Improv played a major part in the American stand-up explosion of the '80s and '90s. Interviewees include Jerry Seinfeld, Ray Romano, Jay Leno, Kathy Griffin, Jimmy Fallon, Sarah Silverman, Keenen Ivory Wayans and Judd Apatow.
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 360consoles, first on Android tablets and phones, first on Roku players and first to launch in the U.S. on PlayStation3 (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.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHD and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/EPIX.
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