TBS, televisionís #1 comedy network, is ready to take comedy festivals to a whole new level as it joins forces with AEG Live, one of the largest concert promotion and touring companies in the world, to present the 4th annual edition of THE COMEDY FESTIVAL in Las Vegas this November.
Ellen DeGeneres, who presented Ellenís Really Big Show from last yearís edition of THE COMEDY FESTIVAL, has once again signed up to present a variety special from the festival. The special will air on TBS and will be produced by Telepictures Productions, with Mary Connelly, Ed Glavin and Andy Lassner, whose credits include DeGeneresí Emmyģ-winning talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show, serving as executive producers.
THE COMEDY FESTIVAL in Las Vegas, which for the past three years has been presented by HBO and AEG Live, will take place in November. With more than 70 performances and events presented over a three-day period, The Comedy Festivalís goal is to bring together the biggest names and cutting-edge comedy talent in a broad range of programming, from star-level performances and special events to stand-up and sketch comedy. TBS presented three prime-time specials from last yearís edition of THE COMEDY FESTIVAL, including Ellenís Really Big Show, Blue Collar Comedy: The Next Generation and Frank Caliendo: All Over the Place. In addition, last yearís event featured performances by Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock. Past television highlights include a 2006 airing of the 20th anniversary of Comic Relief, starring Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg and Robin Williams; A Salute to the Troops and USO, with special guests Kid Rock and Carmen Electra; and 2005ís Earth to America, with Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Larry David, Steve Martin and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.