Lewis Black is doing something special for his next (and 9th) stand-up special, he’s going to do it live as a pay-per-view event. Lewis Black: Old Yeller – Live at the Borgata will be the comedian’s first ever live comedy special that will air simultaneously on cable, telco, and satellite platforms. If you can think of a platform, chances are you can catch the show. The entire event will be a pay-per-view and also available to replay after the air date. Image Entertainment is distributing the show which will premiere at 9:30pm on Saturday, August 24th. Though it’s a pay-per-view event, there’s no word on how much it will cost.
“We are proud to be the first to debut this groundbreaking comedy special simultaneously live on all cable and satellite providers,” said Bill Bromiley, Image Chief Aquisition officer. “Audiences will have even more of an opportunity to see for themselves the genius of Lewis’ comedy.”
“In his ninth comedy special, Lewis Black tears into a country that is going nowhere at the speed of light. OLD YELLER weaves the riotous tale of a country that is so strung out on ADD that it can’t see straight. In his rabid attack, Mr. Black even turns on himself—and his entire generation. From cable television to the computer, from Facebook to Twitter, Mr. Black rages about the prison we’ve insanely created for ourselves. He snarls at the country’s failure to find alternative energy sources while creating cell phones out of the realm of science fiction. He mauls our nation’s leaders for their laughably inept handling of social security and health care—and failing to provide help on any level whatsoever. As Mr. Black puts it, ‘What are you going to do when the Democrats are dumb, the Republicans are stupid and the Tea Party doesn’t even know what day it is?’ He takes what makes us crazy and makes it funny. It’s a night of live comedy you won’t forget… “but if you do, it’s probably because you’re taking a drug that lowers your cholesterol,’ he adds.”
So what do you think? Will you be tuning in live?