All Things Comedy, the company founded by comedians Bill Burr and Al Madrigal that produces and distributes more than 50 podcasts and will throw its second annual festival this fall in Phoenix, now has a TV deal with Comedy Central.
The deal includes a new stand-up series hosted by Burr, plus three hour stand-up specials. The first special airing under the deal will be Bill Burr Presents Paul Virzi: I’ll Say This, premiering Nov. 2, 2018.
“Bill Burr is one of the greatest stand-ups working today and we are thrilled to partner with him, Al and ATC on this new series and slate of specials. It’s truly a no brainer to bring ATC’s comedic sensibility to Comedy Central,” said Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen, Executive Vice Presidents and Co-Heads of Talent and Development, Comedy Central.
“We are all very excited here at ATC to be in business with Comedy Central. They gave me my first national exposure with a half-hour special back when I was just starting out,” stated Burr. “I couldn’t be happier that our first release will be with Paul Virzi. He’s a great friend and comedian and his special is incredible!”
“This partnership allows us to continue to expand on the opportunities we create for our comedians,” said Mike Bertolina, President, ATC. “Comedy Central offers a first class platform to share some of the best comedic voices working today.”
The half-hour series will spotlight short sets from Bill’s favorite comedians, and all three one-hour specials will be produced by Bill Burr and All Things Comedy. Premiere dates for the series and additional specials will be announced at a later date.