INTERNET TV NETWORK RELEASES BEST OF STAND-UP COMEDY PRODUCED BY LEADING PROVIDER OF ORIGINAL COMEDY CONTENT
San Francisco, CA – May 11, 2009 – Revision3, the TV network for the Internet generation, and RooftopComedy, the leading new media provider of performance-based comedy content, today launch “ROFL – Roll On The Floor Laughing,” a weekly series featuring the most timely, relevant and hilarious live stand-up comedy of the week.
The second new series to debut in Revision3’s exciting summer programming lineup, ROFL is a new kind of comedy show. Each 12-15 minute episode showcases the performance of 5-7 comics who have been recorded live at one of RooftopComedy’s 20 partner clubs around the world. As RooftopComedy records every performance at each venue 365 nights a year, there is an endless amount of comedy content to create ROFL, a weekly round-up of the most hilarious acts specifically targeted to the young, male audience. ROFL is formatted without a traditional show host; instead, each episode presents a highlights clip via the ROFL dashboard—a hybrid of iPhone-meets-Instant-Messaging design—with a constantly updated program guide and metadata for each clip.
ROFL will air every Monday at http://www.revision3.com/rofl.
“ROFL is created by and for young guys, Revision3’s target demographic,” said Ryan Vance, Vice President, Programming and Production, Revision3. “This audience is tech savvy, Web-obsessed and underserved by mainstream comedy channels. We’re thrilled to partner with RooftopComedy to meet the needs of fans worldwide—providing them with a constant stream of the most hilarious brand new comedy they can find, available anywhere, anytime on Revision3.com.”
“We are thrilled to partner with Revision3 on ROFL, as their extensive audience reach provides a great showcase for the cutting-edge comedians we film every night,” said Will C. Rogers, founder and CEO of RooftopComedy. “Programming like ROFL allows us to highlight some of the top comedy performances from our network of comedy clubs around the world and deliver them directly to the fans who will appreciate them most. Together, RooftopComedy and Revision3 are giving people access to the very best in humor and hilarity.”
Revision3 is the first media company that gets it. Born from the Internet, Revision3 is the home of Internet Television, creating and producing shows for a new audience: passionate, committed fans who want to watch shows about technology, modern culture and music that entertain, educate and help to expand their life experiences.
The company was founded in 2005 by technology visionaries Kevin Rose, Jay Adelson and David Prager because they couldn’t find anything they wanted to watch on traditional television. The company is now led by Internet TV pioneer Jim Louderback. With more than 60 million views to date (and six million per month), Revision3’s programs can be found everywhere from Revision3 to a wide range of platforms, including iTunes, YouTube, Joost, Hulu, Viddler, Blip.TV and TIVO. Shows can be watched on any device, from a cell phone to an Apple iPod to a computer or a TV.
RooftopComedy is the largest producer of interactive comedy programming and original comedy productions.
RooftopComedy records live comedy performances every night of the week, 365 days a year from its network of comedy clubs throughout North America, Europe and Australia, distributing original comedy programming to mobile, web, broadcast and print outlets that include Current TV, iTunes, Yahoo!, Nokia, Hulu, Joost, Sling, FastCompany, DailyMotion, Mevio, Lexy, and YouTube. Working with more than 3,500 professional comedians, RooftopComedy maintains a growing video library of tens of thousands of hours of stand-up comedy, sketch comedy, improvisational comedy and comedic short films. RooftopComedy produces a range of local and national events programming, including the annual National College Comedy Competition and the Aspen RooftopComedy Festival.
For Revision3 – Sarah Hawes, 646.695.7050, firstname.lastname@example.org
For RooftopComedy – Loren Pomerantz, 212-583-0338, email@example.com
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