HBO, TBS Bring Laughter to Vegas


Home Box Office, TBS and AEG Live will present The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas Nov. 17-20.

TBS will be the title sponsor of the event, which will take place at Caesars Palace and the Flamingo Las Vegas. There will be more than 50 performances, events and screenings over three days in nine performance venues.

“We are proud to be in business with such dynamic companies as AEG and TBS,” HBO chairman and CEO Chris Albrecht said in a prepared statement. “We are excited about working with these partners to create an event that will serve as a platform for all types of comedy programming.”

“Working with HBO and The Comedy Festival is an ideal fit for TBS, which has an established position in the comedy marketplace,” TBS and Turner Network Television executive vice president and chief operating officer Steve Koonin said in a prepared statement.

“With this initiative, we’ll be bringing our viewers the nation’s top comedy talent, proving more than ever that TBS is the ultimate television destination for comedy lovers,” Koonin added.