“LETTERKENNY LIVE!” ANNOUNCES EXTENSIVE FIRST-EVER 2020 AMERICAN TOUR
DATES INCLUDE LOS ANGELES, BOSTON, NASHVILLE, LAS VEGAS + MORE
BY POPULAR DEMAND, THE TOUR ALSO RETURNS TO MAJOR CANADIAN CITIES WITH AN ALL NEW SHOW
FEATURING NINE CAST MEMBERS FROM THE HIT COMEDY, PLUS NEW ORIGINAL SKETCHES + MORE
“LETTERKENNY LIVE!” TOUR BROUGHT TO YOU BY PUPPERS PREMIUM LAGER
Toronto, ON (October 18, 2019) – The stars of the wildly popular, award-winning Crave Original Series, LETTERKENNY are bringing “LETTERKENNY LIVE!” to the U.S. for the first time in 2020. All new, the acclaimed 90-minute comedy experience will feature nine of the beloved cast members along with never-before-seen sketches—and more. The highly anticipated live event, that includes major stops across North America, is produced by New Metric Media and presented by Puppers Premium Lager.
Starring Jared Keeso (Wayne), Nathan Dales (Daryl), Michelle Mylett (Katy), K. Trevor Wilson (Dan), Dylan Playfair (Reilly), Andrew Herr (Jonesy), Tyler Johnston (Stewart), Evan Stern (Roald), and Mark Forward (Coach), “LETTERKENNY LIVE!” is set to kick off on February 27th in Moncton, and travel to major cities across Canada and the U.S. including: Boston, Calgary, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Edmonton, Las Vegas, Nashville, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Toronto, Washington—and more—before wrapping in Los Angeles on April 21st.
Presale tickets for the dates are available as follows on www.letterkenny.tv:
Monday, Oct. 21 @ 10:00 AM through Thursday, Oct. 24 @ 10:00 PM Local
Monday, Oct. 21 @ 10:00 AM through Thursday, Oct. 24 @ 10:00 PM Local
Tuesday, Oct. 22 @ 10:00 AM through Thursday, Oct. 24 @ 10:00 PM Local
Tickets for the dates go on sale to the general public Friday, Oct. 25 @ 10:00 AM Local
Exclusively available for streaming on Crave in Canada and Hulu in the U.S., LETTERKENNY revolves around the dustups Wayne (Keeso) and his pals get into with their small-town rivals. For the hicks, skids, and hockey players of Letterkenny, getting your ass kicked is a legitimate concern on a day-to-day basis. Catch the all new six-pack of LETTERKENNY streaming now on Crave in Canada and on Hulu in the U.S.
LETTERKENNY is produced by New Metric Media, in partnership with WildBrain and Playfun Games in association with Bell Media, with the participation of Canadian Media Fund, OMDC Tax Credits, and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, and the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund, and distributed by WildBrain. Jared Keeso is executive producer, co-writer, star, and creator; Jacob Tierney is executive producer, director, and co-writer; and Mark Montefiore is executive producer for New Metric Media. Sarah Fowlie is Director, Original Programming, Comedy, Bell Media. Production Executive for Bell Media is Chris Kelley. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.
ABOUT New Metric Media
Founded in 2013 and led by President Mark Montefiore, New Metric Media is an independent production company that develops, finances, and produces premium scripted content for a global audience. Recipient of the Banff World Media Festival’s 2018 Innovative Producer Award and winner of 12 Canadian Screen Awards to date, the company’s current slate of programming includes the multiple award-winning Crave/Hulu hit original comedy Letterkenny, the half-hour Superchannel comedy What Would Sal Do?, and the Netflix/Citytv compelling drama series Bad Blood.
New Metric Media is also recognized as a leader in brand marketing for its success with Letterkenny and Bad Blood’s off-screen extensions including beers and spirits, collectible merchandise, a branded escape room activation with a national immersive entertainment franchise featuring Bad Blood, and Letterkenny Live!, a national theatre tour with the stars of the series.
MATT AND KIM RELEASE “MONEY” SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO
SHOT ON LOCATION AT ANIMAL HOPE AND WELLNESS
SHELTER IN LOS ANGELES
“GRAND 10 YEAR CELEBRATION TOUR” KICKS OFF THIS WEEK
After just releasing their brand new track “GO GO,” MATT AND KIM surprise fans with another new single, “MONEY” (FADER Label). Written from the heart, MONEY lays out the band’s belief that happiness can often be found in the things that money can’t buy. To that end, the dog-loving duo took most of their video budget, donated it to the Animal Hope and Wellness animal shelter in L.A., and spent the day at the facility playing with the rescue dogs currently available for adoption. This is not Matt and Kim’s first time shining a light on animals in need. Along their past tours, the band invited local rescue agencies to set up information tables in the venue lobby and donated raffle money from Matt and Kim merch sales to those local shelters. They were also advocates of PETA2’s “Adopt Don’t Shop” campaign.
Reflecting on their inspiration for the new track and video, Matt (Johnson, keys) says, “I know I’ve heard a million times in my life “money doesn’t buy happiness.” But, of course, in the back of my head when Kim and I were broke and looking for change in our practice space couch cushions to buy snacks, I definitely thought, ‘well it must make you a LITTLE happier.’ Now looking back on those days, they were some of the best times of our lives. That’s what this song is about!”
It’s no secret that we’re crazy about dogs, and while we’ve had a lot of fun shooting videos over the years, this one might take the cake. To be able to have a video where we’re able to A) Play with dogs all day, B) Give money to a shelter that’s doing a lot of good, and C) Hopefully get some dogs adopted, I couldn’t see how we could have loved it more."
LISTEN TO “MONEY” LINK
This week also finds Matt and Kim kicking off their GRAND 10 Year Celebration Tour where they will be performing their breakout album, GRAND in full, including hits Daylight and Lessons Learned, new singles, GO GO and MONEY, plus back catalog faves. Fans in select cities will also have the opportunity to sit in on a live taping of The Matt and Kim podcast. Look for asterisk * on tour dates on TOUR page.
What was said of the band around the time GRAND was originally released – “Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino have established a hard-won reputation as a raucous live juggernaut” (NPR) – holds true today as the tour-loving two piece continue to incite non-stop dance parties at every venue they play. And that’s just how they intend to celebrate with fans across the U.S. this Fall.
On socials: @mattandkim
MEGAN GAILEY TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM ‘MY DAD PAID FOR THIS’
OUT NOVEMBER 1 ON ASPECIALTHING RECORDS
Comedian MEGAN GAILEY is set to release her outstanding debut comedy album, MY DAD PAID FOR THIS on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1 on ASPECIALTHING RECORDS. Megan returned to her home state of Indiana to regale the live audience with hilarious personal accounts of being from Indy, life as a sporty spice, her fantasy football skills, the BS of “female centered comedy” labeling, her very real fear of being murdered, the perks of having a drunk dad—and much more.
Megan Gailey’s ‘My Dad Paid For This’ is available for pre-order:
Megan Gailey is a writer, actor, and comedian from Indianapolis now based in Los Angeles by way of Chicago and New York. She was named a “New Face” at the Just For Laughs Festival in 2015, shortly after which she made her stand-up TV debut on CONAN. Gailey also has her own Comedy Central Half Hour Special. Her writing credits include the Good Talk with Anthony Jeselnik, the 2017 and 2018 ESPY Awards, the MTV series Ladylike, and Comedy Central pilots for David Spade and Blake Griffin. Megan is currently a co-host of the Crooked Media podcast “Hysteria,” the co-host of the NFL Twitter show “The Checkdown,” and is also developing a half hour comedy with ABC. She’s been a featured performer at SXSW and Bridgetown Comedy Festival and can be seen headlining clubs, colleges, and festivals across the country.
VIDEO: “Tips For Not Getting Murdered” Comedy Central (uncensored) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGRpfT26TcA
Megan performs on CONAN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvcBWl6BiEU
ASPECIALTHING RECORDS is a Los Angeles-based independent comedy record label owned and operated by Matt Belknap and Ryan McManemin. Stemming from an online message board, aspecialthing records has taken a D.I.Y. approach to producing and distributing the finest stand-up comedy albums since 2006. AST is home to Patton Oswalt’s Grammy Award-winning album, Talking for Clapping as well as outstanding releases from Bob Odenkirk, Paul F. Tompkins, Doug Benson, Greg Proops, Jen Kirkman, Wyatt Cenac, Karen Kilgariff, Kyle Kinane—and many more. AST looks forward to expanding their catalog while continuing their dedication to exceptional emerging and established comics.
SHANE MAUSS “STAND-UP SCIENCE” TOUR
NEW DATES ADDED
SHANE MAUSS, an award-winning stand-up comedian and science podcast host continues his tour with new dates added. Join him to learn and laugh together as local scientists, comedians, and other special guests join Shane to bring you a one-of-a-kind show that is equal parts “ahas” and “hahas.”
BIANCA DEL RIO PERFORMS HISTORIC SOLD-OUT CARNEGIE HALL SHOW
“IT’S JESTER JOKE” COMEDY TOUR DATES ADDED BY POPULAR DEMAND
TICKETS & INFO AT THEBIANCADELRIO.COM
While on her global It’s Jester Joke stand-up tour, comedy queen and RuPaul’s Drag Race champion, BIANCA DEL RIO, made history last weekend as the first drag queen to headline and sell out Carnegie Hall with her solo comedy show. Hailed as “something truly extraordinary to witness” (Instinct Magazine), Bianca’s It’s Jester Joke Comedy Tour continues its run across North America with new dates added by popular demand and many dates have already sold out.
Each night of the tour, America’s funniest drag superstar and self-proclaimed “clown in a gown” brings her irreverent, side-splitting comedy to the stage as she tells tales of her worldwide adventures and the outrageous circus that is her life—covering everything from politics to travel, family, and social media.
Bianca Del Rio is the season 6 winner and fan favorite of the hit TV series, RuPaul’s Drag Race. The beloved comic and actor once known as Roy Haylock emerged on the New Orleans nightclub circuit and has since become a drag superstar earning awards including: NewNowNext’s Best New Television Personality, Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch, and #1 in New York Magazine’s “The Most Powerful Drag Queens in America.” She made history as the first drag queen to headline and sell out London’s Wembley Arena and NYC’s Carnegie Hall solo, gained critical acclaim from the New York Times, penned a book, “Blame it on Bianca Del Rio,” starred in movies including “Hurricane Bianca,” and has amassed over 3 MILLION followers on social media.
Bianca Del Rio continues to tour the world captivating fans with her sharp wit, dismembering humor, and perceptive commentary. To date, she has performed to sold-out audiences on six continents and over 30 countries with her solo, stand-up comedy shows.
Bianca’s Tour Video:
Bianca Del Rio Is Coming Your Way tour teaser:
Bianca Del Rio Make Up Tutorial:
MATT AND KIM RELEASE NEW “GO GO” SINGLE & VIDEO
“GRAND” 10 YEAR CELEBRATION TOUR STARTS OCTOBER 17
Ahead of their fall tour, MATT AND KIM today release their pumped up new single “GO GO” (FADER Label) and accompanying music video. Known for infectious, beat-driven tracks, “GO GO” is right in step as the perfect can’t-stay-in-your-seat single.
LISTEN TO “GO GO” LINK
Featuring teenage versions of Matt and Kim and even wearing the duo’s stage clothes, the “GO GO” music video features dance star Audrey Lane Partlow (“Little Kim”) and Romeo Blanco (“Little Matt”) who together brought some next-level energy to the new track. Audrey, who is 15 years old, choreographed the moves and the video was created, directed, shot, and edited by Matt.
This month, Matt and Kim will set out on their GRAND 10 Year Celebration Tour playing their breakout album GRAND in full, including hits Daylight and Lessons Learned plus fan favorites, some which they’ve never played live before. What NPR said of the band back then: “Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino have established a hard-won reputation as a raucous live juggernaut” still holds true today as the tour-loving Brooklyn two piece continue to incite non-stop dance parties at every venue they play. And that’s just how they intend to celebrate with fans across the U.S. this fall.
Matt and Kim also teamed up with CHI-FLO to design a limited edition “Good Ol’ Fashion Nightmare” tour jacket which will be available on Monday, October 7 at the shows and online:
The Matt and Kim podcast airs new episodes weekly. Listen in as the duo discusses crazy hypotheticals that can actually get deep. Fans in select cities will have the opportunity to sit in on a live taping of The Matt and Kim Podcast. Look for this asterisk * featured on many select tour dates.
“FOIL ARMS AND HOG: LIVE!”
IRISH SKETCH COMEDY TRIO BRING “SWINES” TO THE U.S.
TICKETS AT: https://www.foilarmsandhog.ie/tour
FOIL ARMS AND HOG, Ireland’s top sketch comedy trio, bring their live show SWINES for its U.S. debut this month. Sean Finegan, Sean Flanagan, and Conor McKenna (collectively known as Foil Arms and Hog), are viral video stars with over 100 million hits and a massive fan base of followers who anxiously await their weekly comedy video posts. Though many fans know the trio for their online sketches, it’s in their live show where Foil Arms and Hog really shine. Earlier this year, the trio achieved critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where Swines sold out its run and was the best-reviewed show of the festival.
This month, Foil Arms and Hog bring Swines to America for the first time ever. Come see over an hour of scripted nonsense, twisted characters, music, and the occasional, unintentional improvisation.
Foil Arms and Hog post new, original sketch comedy videos every Thursday: