CRAIG FERGUSON SAYS IT ALL ON EPIX
Special premieres on EPIX and EpixHD.com February 19
New York, NY, January 13, 2011 - EPIX, the premium entertainment channel, video-on-demand and online service, announces another high profile comedy event: Late, Late Show host Craig Ferguson, known for his wry observational humor, will deliver his one man show Craig Ferguson: Does This Need To Be Said? to EPIX and EpixHD.com audiences Saturday, February 19 at 8 PM.
Ferguson's popularity is undeniable, setting all-time viewing records for his Late Late Show five years running. As he turns his focus to the stand-up audience at Nashville's Polk Theatre, Ferguson's knack for reaching audiences becomes apparent from his relatable, conversational humor on everything from pop culture to his love of America.
The Scottish-born comedian is at home performing anywhere, and Nashville is no exception. "A town which has a reputation for giving drunks a second chance seems a natural fit to me," said Ferguson. "Plus, I got a deal on air miles."
Ferguson first made an impression on American audiences with a seven-year stint on The Drew Carey Show. The Emmy-nominated, Peabody Award-winning performer has made his mark in theater, film, television and as an author.
"Craig Ferguson is one of those performers who can be put on any stage, anywhere and connect to people," said EPIX President and CEO Mark Greenberg. "We're fortunate to have captured his talent for the growing EPIX comedy showcase that is so popular with our television and online audiences."
The Ferguson special comes on the heels of Eddie Izzard's sold-out Madison Square Garden performance on EPIX, which has built a roster of A-list talent, including Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story, which earned an Emmy nomination, Lewis Black's Stark Raving Black, which received a Grammy nod, and specials by David Cross, Janeane Garofalo and Louis C.K.
EPIX, a joint venture between Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), is a next-generation premium entertainment channel, video-on-demand and online service launched on October 30, 2009. With access to more than 15,000 motion pictures spanning the vast libraries of its partners and other studios, EPIX provides a powerful entertainment experience with more feature films on demand and online and more HD movies than any other service. It is the only premium service providing its entire monthly line-up of new Hollywood titles, classic feature films, original series, music and comedy specials through the linear channel, video-on-demand and online at EpixHD.com, the leading online destination for movies. EPIX has made the commitment to deliver the industry's most expansive online collection of movies, making more than 3,000 titles available on EpixHD.com. The service is available to over 30 million homes nationwide through distribution partners including Charter Communications, Cox Communications, DISH Network, Mediacom Communications, NCTC and Verizon FiOS. In addition, Netflix members can instantly watch an array of new releases and library titles from EPIX streamed over the Internet from Netflix 90 days after they premiere in premium pay TV and on demand, giving EPIX another distribution channel to bring its films to more consumers.
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