"THE BARSTOOL RUNDOWN: LIVE FROM HOUSTON" TO TAPE AT KIRBY ICE HOUSE IN HOUSTON WITH SURPRISE GUESTS
Live Nightly Tapings are Open to the Public
Premieres Monday, January 30 and Runs Through Thursday, February 2
Airing Live at Midnight ET/PT Nightly on Comedy Central
Live Post Show to Stream on Facebook Live Following Each Episode
Visit BarstoolSports.com for Daily Videos from the RV En Route to Houston
NEW YORK, January 27, 2017 - Comedy Central and Barstool Sports' week of "Barstool Rundown" specials - "The Barstool Rundown: Live from Houston" - will film live at Kirby Ice House each night of its four-night run leading up to final pro football game of the 2016 season. Kirby will remain open to the public during each live show, and special guests in addition to popular Barstool Sports personalities are scheduled to appear during the run of episodes. The four half-hour sports comedy specials air Monday, January 30 through Thursday, February 2 at midnight ET/PT and will center on sports, pop culture, viral videos, Tom Brady and everything in between.
A portion of the January 30th premiere episode will stream via Facebook Live, and each episode will have a live post show, also streaming on Facebook Live. In the days leading up to the January 30 premiere, the Barstool crew is road-tripping down to Houston, posting daily videos to BarstoolSports.com along the way.
Barstool Sports and its army of bloggers have developed an enormous loyal following of "Stoolies" across its blog, podcasts, video series, events and appearances. The disruptive and captivating brand, known for its raw and authentic take on most everything, sets itself apart by being for the common man, by the common man. The video series "Barstool Rundown" has a passionate fan base of those who tune-in regularly to hear Dave Portnoy (El Pres), Kevin Clancy (KFC) and Dan Katz's (Big Cat) give their real and unfiltered take on the day's top stories in sports, news and entertainment.
"The Barstool Rundown: Live From Houston" marks Barstool Sports first foray in long-form television and will feature Portnoy, Clancy and Katz reporting live from a sports bar in Houston, bringing their same original voice to TV's nationwide. The telecast will cover all things football leading up to the big game on Sunday and bring their devout fans to the center of the action in Houston.
"The Barstool Rundown: Live From Houston" will be executive produced and written by Portnoy, Clancy, Katz and CEO of Barstool Sports, Erika Nardini. Sarah Babineau and Ari Pearce are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.
Barstool Sports is a driving force in comedy, sports, entertainment and men's culture. Created in 2004, Barstool has generated a massive cult following of loyal fans across its blog, podcasts, video series, events and appearances. Barstool and its personalities El Pres, Big Cat, KMarko, KFC and PFT Commenter have launched hit shows Pardon My Take, KFC Radio, The Rundown, Barstool Idol and Highlights Without Rights as well as viral trends Saturdays Are For the Boys and RIP Harambe. Known for its original takes and unfiltered view of most everything, Barstool Sports is the controversial brand that people love or love to hate.
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