COMEDY DYNAMICS LICENSES THE KEN WEINSTOCK LIBRARY, WILL RELEASE FIRST TITLES ON 9/27
LOS ANGELES, CA – Comedy Dynamics has licensed one of the most respected and treasured collections in stand-up comedy history, the Ken Weinstock Library. It contains a wide array of stand-up from some of the biggest names in television and film, including Dave Chappelle, Adam Sandler, Denis Leary, Tim Allen, and Chris Rock. Comedy Dynamics will begin by releasing Full Frontal Comedy, available on all of its platforms on 9/27. The audio version will be available exclusively on SiriusXM Radio.
“Ken Weinstock is as important to comedy as the library he built,” says Brian Volk-Weiss, President of Comedy Dynamics. “Some of the most influential names in the comedy world live on through his work. This is a dream come true for comedy lovers everywhere.”
KMW Productions has been a leading producer of stand-up comedy television for over a quarter century. In addition to Full Frontal Comedy, it has been the supplier for popular shows such as the Showtime Comedy Club Network, Pair of Jokers, and Comedy Club All Stars. The roster of comedy talent reads like a comic’s Who’s Who including performances by Lewis Black, Brett Butler, Drew Carey, Margaret Cho, Jeff Foxworthy, and Ray Romano.
“I’ve been fortunate to work with great comedic talent,” says Ken Weinstock. “Many of whom started as stand-up comics and became stars in television and motion pictures. Their stand-up performances show their unique voices and ‘stand-up’ as timelessly very, very funny.”
Full Frontal Comedy, which originally aired on Showtime from 1996-1998, is a half-hour program series hosted by Dom Irrera and featuring Drew Carey, Lewis Black, Patton Oswalt, Dane Cook, Mitch Hedberg and more. The edgy series spotlights various comedians who perform their stand-up acts in front of a live audience.
Comedy Dynamics is the largest independent stand-up comedy production and distribution company, producing the popular new series on Animal Planet, Animal Nation with Anthony Anderson, History’s Join Or Die with Craig Ferguson, MTV2’s Wild ‘N On Tour, Coming To The Stage, and a new show for MTV with Zac Efron (Spooning with…Zac Efron). The company has worked with a wide-range of established and emerging comedic talent including Kevin Hart, Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, Katt Williams and many more. Comedy Dynamics is available on most streaming platforms including: Hulu, Roku, iOS, Amazon, and Android.
Comedy Dynamics’ album Louis C.K. Live At Madison Square Garden won the Grammy for Best Comedy Album in 2016. In total, eight of Comedy Dynamics’ albums produced between 2013-2015 have been Grammy-nominated.
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