VICELAND BRINGS TWO DOCU-SERIES TO AIR IN JULY WITH "LAST CHANCE HIGH" AND "FUNNY HOW?"
NETWORK TO AIR UPDATED & EXPANDED VERSION OF AWARD-WINNING "LAST CHANCE HIGH" AND COMEDY INSIDER DOC "FUNNY HOW?" IN JULY
LAST CHANCE HIGH
Premiering July 17 at 10:30PM
The eight-part documentary series is adapted and updated from the acclaimed 2014 Vice News web series focused on the students at Moses Montefiore Academy, a school for the most troubled youth on Chicago's tumultuous West Side. For these kids - some of the most at-risk children in the nation, many of whom have been expelled from other schools and have been diagnosed with behavioral and emotional disorders -- Montefiore is their last best chance at turning their lives around.
The expanded and updated episodes of the series pick up in 2016 as the school is closing amidst Chicago's most violent period in 20 years, following up on the teachers as they reconnect and attempt to reach out to their former students and save them from the streets.
Special week-long run July 10 - 14 at 11:30PM
VICELAND presents the comedy documentary series "FUNNY HOW?" Hosted by Kliph Nesteroff (author of The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels, and the History of American Comedy), the special limited series immerses viewers in life behind the mic, talking with rookie and veteran comics alike to investigate the big themes of their craft.
In each episode, Nesteroff, a former standup himself with an encyclopedic knowledge of comedy, tackles areas running the gamut from bombing to breaking in, comedy classes, and niche comedy from the LGBTQ community to Christian comics -- all from a backstage perspective with some of the best comedians in the business including James Adomian, Dave Attell, Matt Besser, Mike Birbiglia, Rhea Butcher, Cameron Esposito, Dana Gould, Pete Holmes and Doug Stanhope and countless up-and-comers.