More Comedy. More HBO. CraveTV Adds 146 Stand-Up Specials to its HBO Collection, June 19

— June 17, 2015

? Featured comedians include George Carlin, Louis CK, Bill Maher, Dave Chappelle, Bob Saget, Ray Romano, Ellen DeGeneres, Wanda Sykes, Norm MacDonald, and more –
? New exclusive content joins CraveTV’s stellar lineup of the world’s best comedians in the HBO, Comedy, and Stand-Up Comedies collections –

“Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?” – George Carlin TORONTO (June 17, 2015) CraveTVTM announced today the addition of more than 140 exclusive HBO stand-up comedy specials, increasing its HBO stand-up lineup seven-fold. The new HBO content begins streaming Friday, June 19 only on CraveTV, and adds yet another robust lineup of premium television content to CraveTV’s HBO, Comedies, and Stand-Up Comedy collections. Bolstering an already strong stand-up collection, the new content includes dozens of classic performances anchored by the late George Carlin with nine specials, as well as featuring some of today’s top comics in many stages of their careers. Today’s announcement is the first in a series of expansions of the HBO category coming later this summer. “CraveTV’s comedy offering is propelled to the next level with seven times more HBO stand-up specials,” said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, Programming, CraveTV. “This lineup can’t be found anywhere else, and features some of the most influential and relevant comics of our time. It’s four decades-worth of funny and thought-provoking performances, all in one place.” Full of social and political satire, the diverse lineup of programming is highlighted by nine shows from George Carlin, one of the most acclaimed comedians of all time,  including his first comedy special ON LOCATION: GEORGE CARLIN AT USC (1977),  his ground-breaking PLAYING WITH YOUR HEAD (1986), as well as LIFE IS WORTH LOSING (2005). The collection also features specials from today’s top talent, including ONE-NIGHT STAND: LOUIS CK (2005), in which the relentless comedian unloads on hell, the realities of having children, and his wife; BILL MAHER: VICTORY BEGINS AT HOME (2003), featuring the politically incorrect comedian’s thoughts on politics, terrorism, and sex; and ELLEN DEGENERES: THE BEGINNING (2000), the talk show host’s third HBO special, examining the issues facing men, women, and society in general. Additionally, the ANNUAL YOUNG COMEDIANS’ SHOW features a variety of today’s funniest comics early in their careers, including Jon Stewart, Judd Apatow, Ray Romano, and Drew Carey. The CraveTV catalogue features thousands of hours of premium TV programming, including HBO’s entire off-air library (THE WIRE, THE SORANOS, SEX AND THE CITY, ENTOURAGE, and more), as well as the SHOWTIME collection (THE AFFAIR, RAY DONOVAN, PENNY DREADFUL, and more), both exclusive to CraveTV. The premium TV streaming service also features exclusive programming from Amazon Studios, Lionsgate, Twentieth Century Fox, and more.

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