NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Premium entertainment network EPIX announced today that Lewis Black: Old Yeller – Live at the Borgata, a comedy event starring Grammy Award-winning comedian Lewis Black, will premiere on the network Friday, May 2, 2014 at 10PM ET. Known for his no-holds-barred approach to stand-up comedy, the hour-long special captures Black’s acerbic wit as he tackles topics ranging from politicians to married people to humanity’s basic stupidity. His trademark rants were performed before a live audience at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City in 2013.
Black is a two-time Grammy Award-winner, author, playwright, social critic and actor. Black was the host of Comedy Central’s “Lewis Black’s Root of All Evil” and makes regular appearances on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” Lewis Black: Old Yeller – Live at the Borgata is his ninth comedy special and the third show to air on EPIX. “Lewis Black: In God We Trust” aired on EPIX in 2012 and “Lewis Black: Basic Black” ran in 2010.
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Lewis Black: Old Yeller – Live at the Borgata is the latest comedy event to join EPIX’s roster of stand-up specials. Other featured headliners include: Patton Oswalt, Jenny McCarthy, Louis C. K., Jim Norton, Tom Papa, Jim Jefferies, Sherri Shepherd, Jim Breuer and Eddie Izzard. EPIX’s commitment to the craft of comedy also includes the EPIX Original Documentary “The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall,” a revealing special that brings together the biggest names in comedy to tell the inside story of America’s first comedy club.
Lewis Black: Old Yeller – Live at the Borgata an EPIX Comedy Event is produced by Image Entertainment and directed by Zach Nial. Lewis Black, JoAnne Astrow, and Mark Lonow are the executive producers. Ross Bernard is the executive-in-charge of Production for EPIX.
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EPIX is a premium movie and original programming entertainment service delivering the latest movie releases, classic film franchises, original documentaries, comedy and music events on TV, on demand, online and on devices. Launched in October 2009, EPIX has pioneered the development and proliferation of “TV Everywhere.” It was the first premium network to provide multi-platform access to its content online at EPIX.com and was the first premium network to launch on Xbox, PlayStation®, Android tablets and phones, Windows 8.1 and Roku® players. EPIX is available to authenticated subscribers on hundreds of devices including Apple® iPads® and iPhones® and is the only premium service providing all its programming on all platforms, delivering more movies than any other premium network, with thousands of titles available for streaming.
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). Through relationships with cable, satellite and telco partners, EPIX is available to over 45 million homes nationwide. For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHD (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX), Google+ (google.com/+EPIX) and Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/EPIX).