Worldwide Comedy Month.

800 Pound Gorilla Media Announces First Annual "Worldwide Comedy Month"

Environmental Awareness Month is in September. Heart Disease Awareness Month is February. Even Christmas has all of November and December at this point. But comedy? Comedy has a measly day on April 1st and then we go back to our normal lives. Well no more. 800 Pound Gorilla is proud to introduce the first annual Worldwide Comedy Month.

This month-long holiday will be an endeavor to celebrate, enjoy, and raise awareness for an art form that is growing in popularity all across the world. Comedy fans in the US, UK, Australia & beyond can expect an upcoming month of 800PGM-curated programming of new stand-up comedy specials, scripted projects, new releases, fan engagement opportunities and more. Some of the highly anticipated month's projects include releases from beloved comics Kyle Kinane, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, Matt Rife, Modi, Ivo GrahamMonty Franklin and more.

“This is an opportunity for fans and comedians to celebrate what we love most: comedy. This is a moment for the whole comedy world. A much needed moment for us all to Laugh Together.” - Ryan Bitzer, Co-Founder of 800PGM

800 PGM is building a calendar of events, with a unique opportunity to enjoy and celebrate comedy every day, at The site will feature a list of the 800 PGM-curated events happening in the world of comedy each day in April. This will be a list of industry-wide highlights for comedy lovers.

Of course the public will want to know ‘why 800, why now?’ and as Damion Greiman, Co-Founder of 800 PGM says, “While 800 Pound Gorilla initiated Worldwide Comedy Month, it’s not just about us. We look forward to collaborating with others from the comedy industry to help make this event even bigger and better, for many years to come.” He goes on to say “since we started the company in 2016, we have seen comedy streaming hours grow exponentially in double digit percentages, and the growth is not slowing down.”

Ian Adkins, Head of 800 Pound Gorilla Media's International Division speaks on the "worldwide" aspect of WCM sharing how “over the past five years, 800 Pound Gorilla Media has established its presence in the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. By dedicating an entire month to the celebration of comedy, we can showcase talented comedians from around the globe to audiences worldwide.”

Comedy fans can visit to subscribe to a weekly newsletter to stay up to date on everything that’s happening in April.

First Round Announcement of Daily 800PGM-Curated Highlights for Worldwide Comedy Month

April 2nd - Kyle Kinane, Dirt Nap

April 4th - Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, Say I Won't

April 5th - Ivo Graham, Live from the Bloomsbury Theatre (UK)

April 7th - Burb Patrol starring Matt Rife & Juhahn Jones

April 9th - Monty Franklin, Live from Sydney

April 11th - Matt Rife, Matthew Steven Rife

April 12th - Dan Rath, I'm Not Doing Well, Folks (AUS)

April 16th - Mark Forward, Mark Forward Presents... Mark Forward

April 18th - Modi, Know Your Audience

April 21st - Mike Britt, Check The Mike

April 26th Nick Offerman, American Ham

April 30th - Tom Allen, Tom Allen: Absolutely Live (UK)

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