Comedy Dynamics has announced they’re releasing Rick Overton’s new improv comedy special, Set List, through their hybrid distribution system composed of Comcast, Amazon Prime Video, Peacock, Spectrum, Apple TV, Dish, Google Play, DirecTV, Vimeo, YouTube and more on June 22, 2021. In Rick Overton’s Set List, Rick has to improvise an entire comedy set based on topics he’s never seen before. Rick has toured all over the world performing the Set List live format everywhere from local comedy clubs to international comedy festivals, as well as shooting a spot with Robin Williams for a UK television series version. For the first time ever, Rick’s acclaimed work is being released digitally as a one-hour comedy special on streaming and cable platforms worldwide. As a 40-year comedy veteran, Rick Overton has starred in numerous HBO and Showtime specials, and has had countless stand-up appearances on TV. He played The Drake on Seinfeld, and Pam’s Dad on The Office. He has had recurring roles on Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here, Adult Swim’s Children Hospital, ABC’s Last Man Standing, TNT’s Leverage. Recent guest roles include A.P. Bio, Speechless, Mom, Grimm, NCIS, Drunk History, Veep, and The Middle, but he has also guested on classic TV series like Lost, E.R., Mad About You and Married with Children. On the big screen, Rick has worked with A-list directors like Ron Howard, Chris Columbus, Harold Ramis, Jay Roach, and Steven Soderberg. He also has an Emmy award for writing on HBO’s Dennis Miller Live. Rick currently hosts a popular podcast called Overview, which is available on Apple Podcasts. “I love improv and there’s nothing more fun than jumping into the idea pool, fully-clothed. I’m honored to be doing the first ever Set List comedy special!” said Rick Overton. “Rick’s special is a refreshing take on the art of improv comedy. We’re excited to be releasing it!” said Brian Volk-Weiss, Founder and CEO of Comedy Dynamics.
About Comedy Dynamics Founded by Brian Volk-Weiss, Comedy Dynamics, a Nacelle company, is the largest independent comedy production and distribution company. The company has produced Netflix’s Down to Earth with Zac Efron, The Movies That Made Us, Netflix’s The Toys That Made Us, Behind The Attraction for Disney +, Sony’s Mad About You reboot, Netflix’s Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History, Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape, The CW’s Discontinued, All The Way Black for BET+, Animal Planet’s Animal Nation with Anthony Anderson, the scripted comedy on Hulu There’s… Johnny!, History’s Join Or Die with Craig Ferguson, MTV2’s Wild ’N On Tour, Hulu’s Coming To The Stage, and more. Comedy Dynamics began releasing original films in theaters and released the acclaimed independent film Slut in a Good Way in Spring of 2019. In 2017 the Comedy Dynamics Network (CDN) launched and currently distributes specials, television shows and films to all major transactional platforms such as iTunes, Amazon, Google, PlayStation, Xbox and most major telco & satellite providers, including AT&T, Comcast, Charter, Dish, and Verizon. The company has worked with a wide range of established and emerging comedic talent including Ali Wong, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, Pete Davidson, David Cross, and many more. The company was nominated for an NAACP Spirit Award in 2019 for Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History. 17 Comedy Dynamics releases have been Grammy-nominated (with four wins), including all 5 in the Comedy Album category for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards in 2019.