Comedy Takes Gotham Multiplatform

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Comedy Central said Tuesday that it has developed its first original multiplatform stand-up series.

The network said Live at Gotham (working title) will debut on its broadband channel, MotherLoad (www.comedycentral.com/motherload), prior to its on-air debut on the linear channel.

Live at Gotham will begin taping at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York Sunday, March 26, with segments from the stand-up shows premiering on MotherLoad the next day, Comedy added. Six one-hour hosted episodes of the series will air on the linear network during the summer.

Live at Gotham is an exciting venture for Comedy Central," senior vice president of original programming and development Lou Wallach said in a prepared statement.

“This is the first series that will live on both our broadband and linear channel,” he added. “Both platforms offer a unique experience to the Comedy Central viewer. By premiering Live at Gotham on MotherLoad, we are able to satiate our audience's hunger for topical stand-up on a daily basis. The on-air series … will continue to strengthen our successful stand-up franchise.”

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