Bill Maher’s comedy special on Yahoo will be held Feb. 23, live and for free. Appropriately, his show that evening is at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, which is about 12 miles from Yahoo’s Sunnyvale headquarters.

As previously reported, Maher’s CrazyStupidPolitics: Live From Silicon Valley special will be uninterrupted and available exclusively on Yahoo Screen.

The webcast marks the launch of the Yahoo Comedy Channel, which was created with involvement by Saturday Night Live lead writer Mike O’Brien andSeth Morris (No Strings AttachedI Love You Man).

The core of the channel will be exclusive short form videos, licensed video content from current sponsors, Yahoo original programming, and content from production partners including Funny or Die, Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video, Ben Silverman’s ElectusDavid Morgasen, Principato-Young and more. As with other Yahoo destinations, Yahoo Comedy Channel also will be integrated throughout the company’s offerings, for example by drawing relevant content from Yahoo Studios’ Odd News and having some of its own content hosted onYahoo Screen. Continuing the corporate synergies, marketers will be able to buy ad spots across the entire slate of shows and align themselves with the channel in other ways.

Maher is well-known as a  from his HBO show Real Time with Bill Maher and his website, which has approximately 1.5 million regular visitors. The performance tour is timed to support his best-selling book, The New New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everybody But Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass.

Related links:

HBO – Real Time with Bill Maher

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