NEW YORK, April 5, 2016 – Possible spoiler: she wears black the whole time. Rachel Feinstein’s first one-hour stand-up special “Amy Schumer Presents Rachel Feinstein: Only Whores Wear Purple” premieres with limited commercial interruption on Saturday, April 23 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.
Filmed in front of a packed New York City audience at Gerald W. Lynch Theater, Feinstein tackles a variety of topics with her blunt humor, including her love of “Christian sleepovers” and the reason why dick pics are unnecessary. Feinstein also demonstrates an incredible talent for embodying memorable characters such as her terrifyingly mature middle school crush, her overbearing mother, her judgmental grandmother and porn star Jenna Jameson.
Leading up to the on-air premiere, Comedy Central Stand-Up and cc.com/Rachel_Feinstein will feature preview clips from the special. Clips from “Only Whores Wear Purple” will also be available in the CC app and the Comedy Central channel on Snapchat Discover. Fans can follow Feinstein on Twitter at @RachelFeinstein and Comedy Central Stand-Up at @ccstandup, and tweet using the hashtag #OnlyWhores to join the social conversation around the special.
“Amy Schumer Presents Rachel Feinstein: Only Whores Wear Purple” will be available on April 24 on cc.com and in the Comedy Central App to fans that sign in via their cable or satellite provider. The Comedy Central App is available for iPad and iPhone on the App Store, Android on Google Play, Roku, Xbox One and Chromecast. The extended and uncensored version will be available for download on CC: Stand-Up Direct, iTunes, Amazon Video, Microsoft Movies & TV, Vudu, Verizon Multi-Screen, Google Play and Sony Entertainment Network on April 26. The digital album will also be released by Comedy Central Records on that date to iTunes, Amazon MP3, Google Play, and all streaming and satellite services such as Spotify and SiriusXM.
Feinstein is a nationally touring comedian and actress, best known for her ability to morph into various ethnicities and genders. Huffington Post called her “the only comedian we’ve seen who can go from embodying her grandmother in one breath and a predatory guy on the street in the next and be equally convincing at both.” Feinstein has performed stand-up on Comedy Central previously, appearing on “The Half Hour” and “Comedy Central Presents,” and recently shot her own Comedy Central pilot. Recent guest appearances include Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” and HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” along with several appearances on “Inside Amy Schumer” and co-hosting “The View.” Feinstein has also lent her voice to Adult Swim’s “Venture Brothers” and the phenomenally successful “Grand Theft Auto” video game franchise. Most recently, Feinstein can be seen in a major recurring role on the Amazon series “Red Oaks,” and she is also set to appear in Judd Apatow’s new pilot for HBO, “Crashing.”
“Amy Schumer Presents Rachel Feinstein: Only Whores Wear Purple” is executive produced by Feinstein, Schumer, Steven Ast and Ray Moheet. JoAnn Grigioni is the Executive in Charge for Comedy Central.
Comedy Central is the home for the biggest names in stand-up including one-hour specials from top comedians Amy Schumer, Daniel Tosh, Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Jim Gaffigan, Hannibal Buress, Natasha Leggero, Chris Hardwick, David Spade, Gabriel Iglesias, Patton Oswalt, Aziz Ansari, Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, and more. Comedy Central stand-up series include “Adam Devine’s House Party,” “This Is Not Happening,” “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail,” and “The Half Hour.”
For clips, trailers, and other behind-the-scenes content visit www.cc.com/stand-up or the CC: Stand-Up Facebook page, download the CC: Stand-Up app for iOS devices and Xbox Live, follow @ccstandup on Twitter and listen to Comedy Central Radio, exclusively on SiriusXM.
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