FilmRise acquires Gotham Comedy Live rights
June 1, 2022
FilmRise, the New York-based film and television studio and streaming network, is expanding its comedy offering with the acquisition of stand-up specials from Gotham Comedy Live.
FilmRise will be distributing these specials to SVoD and AVoD streaming platforms around the world, and across the FilmRise Streaming Network, including the FilmRise Comedy app.
Max Einhorn, SVP, Co-Productions and Acquisitions for FilmRise, commented: “Comedy is something we can always enjoy more of. We are excited to bring laughter to fans old and new of these brilliant comedians through this iconic brand of stand-up.”
The deal includes exclusive expansive AVoD and SVoD rights to 127 Gotham Comedy Live specials. Each special features recognisable stand-up comedian filmed live in front of an audience at Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. Performers include Gilbert Gottfried, Janeane Garofalo, Susie Essman, Louie Anderson, Margaret Cho, Sandra Bernhard, David Alan Grier, Mario Cantone, Lewis Black, Pamela Anderson, Norm Macdonald, and many others.
The deal was negotiated by Jonitha Keymoore, VP, Global Content Acquisitions at FilmRise and Ariel Shnerer, VP of Business Development at Anthem Sports & Entertainment.