Tribeca Enterprises and Comedy Dynamics have announced that they’re bringing a one-of-a-kind, stand-up comedy and entertainment experience to The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on July 9-12. The Tribeca Drive-In will feature stand-up comedy in a drive-in movie style setting. This first-of-its-kind experience blends comedy and film, with the nostalgic atmosphere of a drive-in theatre, set in the heart of Southern California. The series will be one of the first stand-up comedy tapings with a live audience since the Covid-19 pandemic put a halt to most productions worldwide in early March. There will be 4 live shows over the course of 4 days, and fans will be treated to a ‘drive-in movie’ style experience, where they can enjoy the show from the safety of their own vehicle, while the audio streams through their radio.
Fans will be treated to a live comedy performance each night that will be taped for later viewing. Programming includes sets from Dave Helem (July 9th), Ester Steinberg (July 10th), Daniel Webb (July 11th) and Erica Rhodes (July 12th).
Audiences can purchase tickets at TribecaFilm.com with a percentage of proceeds donated to Black Lives Matter. On the first night of the series, Thursday, July 9, complimentary access and reserved parking will be offered to essential workers.
“At Tribeca’s core, we aim to bring people together through the arts to send a signal of unity and resiliency to the world during challenging times,” said Tribeca Enterprises and Tribeca Film Festival Co-Founder and CEO Jane Rosenthal. “As an immediate and safe solution, we’re excited to bring new and classic works from filmmakers, creators, and artists to communities across the country through the Tribeca Drive-In series. As the nation begins to emerge from months of quarantine, we look forward to movie theaters reopening and hope that the Drive-In serves as a reminder of the magic of the moviegoing experience.”
“We’re honored to be partnering with Tribeca to bring laughs to the world and to tell COVID that we won’t back down from that mission!!” said Brian Volk-Weiss, Founder and CEO of Comedy Dynamics.
About Tribeca Enterprises
Tribeca Enterprises is a multi-platform storytelling company, established in 2003 by Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal. Tribeca provides artists with unique platforms to expand the audience for their work and broadens consumer access to experience storytelling, independent film, and media. The company operates a network of entertainment businesses including the Tribeca Film Festival; the Tribeca TV Festival; and its branded entertainment production arm, Tribeca Studios. In 2019, James Murdoch’s Lupa Systems bought a majority stake in Tribeca Enterprises, bringing together Rosenthal, De Niro, and Murdoch to grow the enterprise.
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 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 Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, Ali Wong, 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.