Shaq Show Goes On Demand

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Los Angeles — Warner
Bros. Digital Distribution will offer
exclusively via on demand the
Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All-
Star Comedy Jam
stand up comedy
special beginning May 6.

The special, which was taped
Feb. 12 during the National
Basketball Association All-Star
Game weekend in Dallas and
hosted by Academy Award winning
actress and comedian
Mo’Nique, features stand-up
performances from several
popular urban comics, including
Mike Epps, George Willborn,
Paul Mooney, Michael Blackson
and Corey Holcomb, according
to Warner Bros. officials.

Comcast, Time Warner Cable,
Cox Cable, Charter Communications,
Verizon Communications,
AT&T and Dish
Network have signed to carry
the event, Warner Bros. executives
said.

Viewers will also be able to
access Warner Bros.-distributed
vintage stand-up comedy
shows featuring Tracy Morgan,
Steve Harvey, Jamie Foxx, Cedric
the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin and Sommore.

This is the first of several highprofile event programs Warner
Bros. hopes to distribute exclusively
to VOD providers, although
the company would not
reveal specific titles.

“We’re off ering consumers
a front-row seat to high-profile
events exclusively through the
On Demand and PPV platform,”
Michele Edelman, vice
president of marketing and
programming in Warner Bros.
Digital Distribution, said. “Going
forward we envision this
‘virtual ticket’ to go beyond
comedy to include great offerings
and events traditionally
limited to closed venues.”

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