NEW YORK, October 29, 2018 – Bill Burr Presents Paul Virzi: I’ll Say This, the first of three specials airing under an agreement between Comedy Central and the Bill Burr/Al Madrigal-led All Things Comedy production banner, premieres November 2 at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central. Virzi; Burr, Madrigal, Mike Bertolina of All Things Comedy; Pete Davidson and Joseph Gonzalez; and Krystal Stark of Stark White Entertainment are Executive Producers.
“Paul’s growth as a comedian over the last five years has been amazing to watch. He has found his voice and developed into a monster headlining act. I’ve seen him destroy in every imaginable situation and it’s great to see him get a one-hour special. Well-deserved and long overdue!” said Burr.
“He’s long overdue for a one-hour special. He’s relatable to all ages and really takes you on a journey,” said Davidson.
In I’ll Say This, Paul Virzi masterfully balances his edgy New York demeanor with his vulnerability as a husband, father and lover of nerdy things. Paul shares his hatred of political debate on social media, the challenges of manning the gate to heaven, his surprisingly ruthless young daughter and his unintentional sick thoughts.
Leading up to the on-air premiere, cc.com and the CC App will feature preview clips from the special. On Saturday, November 3, the full special will be available to stream in the CC App and on CC.com. Fans can follow Virzi on Twitter at @PaulVirzi and Comedy Central Stand-Up at @standup to join the social conversation around the special (#PaulVirzi).
Paul Virzi is a stand-up comedian whose comedy album Night At The Stand was #1 on iTunes and reached #4 on Billboard’s Top 100. He’s appeared on TruTV’s Comedy Knockout, AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, The NFL Network’s Good Morning Football, and written for the ESPN ESPY Awards. Paul has made numerous appearances at the prestigious Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal and performed at the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX. Paul has toured with Bill Burr in some of the country’s most iconic theaters, including Madison Square Garden, The Chicago Theatre and Carnegie Hall. Every week you can hear him host his popular podcast The Virzi Effect.
About All Things Comedy
Founded by Bill Burr and Al Madrigal, All Things Comedy (ATC) is owned and operated by comedians, giving each comedian not only the opportunity to create the content they think is funny but to take ownership in the company that distributes it. Today, ATC is the leading comedy podcast network with over 50 shows hosted by some of the best comedians in the business. After experiencing rapid audience growth over the past five years, ATC has launched a full-scale studio for creating digital series, as well as a development slate for television and feature distribution. For more on ATC visit the website, subscribe to the ATC YouTube page and follow ATC on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
About Stark White Entertainment
Stark White Entertainment is a full-service talent management company that specializes in developing comedic talent and producing projects for TV, film, commercials and new media. Led by Krystal Stark, a former Fortune 500 brand marketing executive, Stark White Entertainment transforms talented artists into recognizable brands through strategic career planning and unwavering support. For additional information on Stark White Entertainment visit the website.
About Comedy Central Stand-Up
Featuring an expertly curated line-up of series and specials, Comedy Central is the epicenter of stand-up. From its Friday Night Stand-Up anchor on television to its social platforms, from 24/7 access on Comedy Central Radio and the Comedy Central App to home assistants, fans of Comedy Central stand-up consumed over 10 billion minutes of stand-up content this year. Next up: This Week at the Comedy Cellar, an all-new television series premiering this fall that will provide viewers a special look inside New York City’s hottest comedy club as the country’s top comedians tackle the freshest topics of the week.