Saturday Night Live alum Jim Breuer has joined AXS TV‘s weekly comedy series Gotham Comedy Live as consulting producer, and will host the show’s third-season season debut on January 9. The franchise received a 24-episode third season order. Breuer will work with the show’s producers, Chris and Steven Mazzilli, Dave Goldberg and Rob Cea, on what AXS markets as the only live, uncensored and unedited stand-up show on TV. Breuer also will assist in broadening the show’s content, and serve as the show’s spokesperson. “Not only does he have a clear grasp of what resonates with audiences today, but he represents our channel’s brand with his love and knowledge of rock music,” said Michele Dix, AXS TV’s SVP Programming and Development.
Here’s the release:
GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE’s new season begins Thurs., Jan. 9 at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT), the show’s regular date and time. The comedy showcase will continue to be a part of AXS TV’s “Seriously. Funny. Thursdays.” programming block following episodes of TOM GREEN LIVE at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT). TOM GREEN LIVE starts its second season as well on Jan. 9 with new episodes.
GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE is filmed in front of a live audience from New York City’s famed Gotham Comedy Club. Each episode features a host who performs a stand-up set along with four other comedians. The atmosphere of the show is a no-holds-barred format where the TV viewers see and hear exactly what is being performed at the venue. This intimate setting provides the perfect backdrop for the performers to feel the emotions in the room and play off the audience’s energy. GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE has showcased the talents of such comedic heavy-weights in the past as JB Smoove; David Alan Grier; Gilbert Gottfried; and Artie Lange.
Breuer brings over 20 years of comedy experience to GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE. Among his film and television credits, he was a featured player on TV’s “Saturday Night Live” for four years and starred in the cult favorite film HALF BAKED as well as ZOOKEEPER; DICK and BEER LEAGUE. He authored an autobiography, I’m Not High: (But I’ve Got a Lot of Crazy Stories about Life as a Goat Boy; A Dad, and a Spiritual Warrior,) and his 2009 special “Let’s Clear The Air” was one of the highest-rated programs on Comedy Central. Also, his newest comedy special, “Jim Breuer: And Laughter For All,” was one the most watched programs on Netflix in 2013.
GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE is produced by Killer Bunny Entertainment and Sugar Hit Entertainment in association with Gotham Comedy Club.
ABOUT GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE
Each Thursday the audience is given a front-row seat at the legendary Gotham Comedy Club in the heart of Manhattan for the only live, unedited, uncensored standup comedy available on television. The series features the biggest names working the circuit, along with up-and-comers sure to be the next big thing.
ABOUT AXS TV
Bringing music back to television, AXS TV, launched in July of 2012 by visionary entrepreneur Mark Cuban, has created a one-of-a-kind, live television environment for entertainment and other cutting-edge trends. AXS TV delivers relevant, unpredictable and irreverent programming offering an unparalleled experience to a nationwide audience by presenting unfiltered, uncensored and uncut access to entertainers and their performances. “AXS TV Concerts,” indicative of the network’s dedication to music programming, crosses genres and international waters to deliver everything from stadium tours to club acts to tribute bands to some of the most anticipated festivals on the calendar, including the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Stagecoach Festival in California and the British Summer Time at Hyde Park Festival. A roster of diverse and unique talent is also a hallmark of the network with shows hosted by Dan Rather, Tom Green and Art Mann; performances by artists such as Carrie Underwood, Maroon 5 and Billy Joel as well as the top comics working the circuit on the signature “Gotham Comedy Live.” Sports programming is led by “AXS TV Fights” which produces over 40 live mixed martial arts broadcasts a year in addition to the longest running weekly MMA news show on television, “Inside MMA.” The network is spearheaded by a partnership including Mark Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS.