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 Attached, I 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 Electus, David 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.
HBO – Real Time with Bill Maher
Previous report – http://tinyurl.com/6smlvoo
You got the date wrong, it’s Feb 23. Might wanna fix that.
Advertising that anyone involved with SNL is behind this is not good publicity.
January 23? I am guessing Yahoo has has some layoffs in the fact-checking department. Either that, or we have a very long wait.
We can’t blame Yahoo for that one. That was a home-grown typo, which has now been corrected to Feb. 23. Apologies.
Thanks to everyone who pointed out the date error, which has now been corrected in the story.