Image Entertainment has set the pay-per-view and VOD release date for comedian Lewis Black‘s ninth stand-up special, Lewis Black: Old Yeller – Live At The Borgata. The show will premiere live Saturday, August 24 at 9:30 PM ET and will be the first comedy special to air simultaneously on all cable, satellite and telco platforms — among the outlets participating are Xfinity, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, DirecTV, Dish, Cablevision, Charter Communications, AT&T U-Verse and Verizon FiOS. The event will be available in SD and HD, and replays on the platforms will follow. Among the former Daily Show regular’s recent stand-up specials are the feature-length Stark Raving Black in 2010 (which got a theatrical run) and In God We Rust in 2011, both of which were acquired by premium net Epix. The deal for the latest special was negotiated by Image Chief Acquisitions Officer Bill Bromiley, exec in charge of production Jonathan Saba and Michael Bayer on behalf of Image, and APA president and CEO Jim Gosnell and Loan Dang on behalf of Black. “We are excited to be a part of this comedy special that will utilize a largely untapped mode of distribution for stand-up,” said Gosnell. “This event will revolutionize the way audiences see live comedy, and there’s no doubt comedians will follow in its footsteps.”
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