SPIKE TV PRESENTS AN ORIGINAL COMEDY TRIBUTE EVENT "ONE NIGHT ONLY: ALEC BALDWIN"
New York, NY, March 14, 2017 - Alec Baldwin, one of entertainment's most iconic and beloved actors will be feted in a night of comedic tributes from his closest friends and co-stars, in Spike TV's original special, "One Night Only: Alec Baldwin."
Part "This is Your Life," part Dean Martin Roast, "One Night Only: Alec Baldwin" will be an exclusive black tie evening of laughs from Baldwin's friends and luminaries from the worlds of comedy, film and television. Taping at Harlem's World Famous Apollo Theater in New York City on Sunday, June 25, the special is produced by Casey Patterson Entertainment and directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller.
"One Night Only: Alec Baldwin" will premiere on Spike TV on Sunday, July 9 at 9:00 PM, ET/PT.
The evening features comedy, film packages, music, candid personal stories and a few surprises for the superstar.
"Alec is an original and one of the greats. Heroic, complicated, legendary, brilliant and hilarious," said Casey Patterson, Executive Producer. "When we spoke about this event he said 'you overestimate the number of friends I have' and I replied 'you underestimate the number of people that will line up to have fun at your expense.' It will be that kind of night, love and laughs."
"I am dreading this. I am truly dreading this. But if Tracy Morgan is coming, it'll be okay. Is Tracy coming?" said Alec Baldwin.
Alec Baldwin is a critically-acclaimed and award-winning actor, writer, comedian and producer who has portrayed some of the most memorable characters in film and television over the last quarter century, from "Jack Donaghy" on "30 Rock" to leading roles in "Mission Impossible-Rogue Nation," "Aviator," "The Hunt For Red October," and "The Departed." Baldwin has hosted "Saturday Night Live" 17 times, and his recent portrayal of President Trump has received worldwide accolades.
Spike TV's "One Night Only" is an original franchise that celebrates the true legends of comedy - those who have shaped generations with their groundbreaking styles. It is a truly memorable event - a night of nonstop comedy, untold stories and heartfelt admiration. Previous honorees have included Eddie Murphy and Don Rickles with appearances by David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Robert De Niro, Jon Stewart, Martin Scorsese, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Jamie Foxx, Adam Sandler and more.
Spike TV has been an industry leader in original event programming honoring icons and heroes from the worlds of comedy, sports and entertainment, including "Guys Choice" over the last decade and more recently, "Rock The Troops" hosted by Dwayne Johnson.
Casey Patterson serves as executive producer. Beth McCarthy-Miller is director. Jon Slusser, Spike's Senior Vice President, Sports and Specials serves as the network's Executive in Charge.
About Casey Patterson Entertainment:
Casey Patterson Entertainment is a full service production company producing premium content, live events, and talent-driven series and specials with offices in New York City and Los Angeles. Casey Patterson is an Emmy(R)-nominated, critically-acclaimed executive producer who has created an array of groundbreaking programming during her 20-year tenure at Viacom. Patterson's current projects include the breakout hit-series "Lip Sync Battle," the highest-rated series in Spike history, the newly revamped "2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards," "Rock the Troops" with Dwayne Johnson's Seven Bucks Productions, Nickelodeon's "Lip Sync Battle: Shorties," "Guys Choice," Spike's "One Night Only," and "The TV Land Awards." Additional credits include such high-profile events as the "2016 MTV Movie Awards," "The Concert for New York City," "The Concert of the Century at the White House," "Saturday Night Live 25th Anniversary Special" "The Comedy Awards." "Between Two Ferns - A Fairy Tale of New York," "The Video Game Awards," "SCREAM Awards." "GQ Men of the Year Awards," VH1's "Vogue Fashion Awards," VH1's "Divas Live," FOX's "Billboard Music Awards," and NBC's "Concert for America."
About Spike TV:
Spike TV is available in 91.4 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks. A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV's Internet address is www.spike.com.