Worldwide Comedy Month.

Clown Jewels Joins 800 Pound Gorilla For Worldwide Comedy Month 2024

Clown Jewels, the legacy artist imprint powered by 800 Pound Gorilla Media, is pleased to announce they are joining the celebration of the First Annual Worldwide Comedy Month.

Focusing on bringing special and rare comedy programming to ardent fans and a whole new generation as well, Clown Jewels will be exclusively releasing the world wide audio for The Best of Redd Foxx Show Vols. 1 & 2 on April 12 and The Best of The Jackie Gleason Show Vols. 1 & 2 on April 19 and a newly curated album, Still Screaming, from the legendary Gilbert Gottfried on April 30. In addition, Clown Jewels will be presenting the 1964 classic television special, Wild Winters Night starring Jonathan Winters on April 21 via the Clown Jewels YouTube channel, and the never-heard-before 2006 concert, The Smothers Brothers: LIVE! on April 29 via The Smothers Brothers YouTube channel.

There will also be a charity event, benefitting Stand Up For Students on April 8th at Zanies, with all sales going to first generation college students (tickets and more info can be found here).

Meanwhile 800 Pound Gorilla has fleshed out their April release and daily highlight calendar for the First Annual Worldwide Comedy Month. Adding daily events and fan engagement opportunities, they’re highlighting some of the best specials and beloved comics working today including David Cross’s Worst Daddy In The World, Nick Offerman’s American Ham, Kelsey Cook’s The Hustler, and Sasheer Zamata’s The First Woman. In addition to this wealth of streaming offerings, they’ve curated lists of their favorite live shows at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and in London and Edinburgh live venues including Soho Theatre and Monkey Barrel.

“We and our industry partners are really starting to flesh out April now with a diverse and curated list of comedy from around the globe. Depending on where you live, our hope is that people enjoy shows both live or from their couch” -  Ryan Bitzer, Co-Founder of 800PGM

In an endeavor to celebrate, enjoy, and raise awareness for an art form that is growing in popularity across the world, fans in the US, UK, and Australia will enjoy an 800PGM-curated month-long slate of specialized programming. This includes global premieres of stand-up specials, scripted projects, new releases and fan engagement opportunities. WCM will be highlighting new releases from beloved comics including Kyle Kinane, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, Mo Welch, Modi, Ivo Graham, Monty Franklin and more. 800 Pound Gorilla Media 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 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.”

Speaking to the “Worldwide” of WCM, Ian Adkins,  Head of 800 PGM’s International Division explains: “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. 

The First Annual Worldwide Comedy Month: 800 Pound Gorilla Media-Curated Daily Comedy Events and Releases

4/1 - David Cross: Worst Daddy in the World*

4/2 - Kyle Kinane: Dirt Nap**

4/3 - Michael Yo: I Never Thought*

4/4 - Anjelah Johnson-Reyes: Say I Won't**

4/5 - Ivo Graham: Live from the Bloomsbury Theatre (UK)**

4/6 - Kurt Braunohler: Perfectly Stupid*

4/8 - Eric D'Alessandro: I Don't Understand*

4/9 - Monty Franklin: Live from Sydney**

4/10 - Dino Archie: Toxic But Safe*

4/11- Matt Rife: Matthew Steven Rife**

4/12 - Dan Rath: I'm Not Doing Well, Folks**

4/12 - Worldwide audio album release of The Best of Redd Foxx Show, Vol. 1 & 2**

4/13 - Ben Roy: Hyena*

4/14 - Matt Braunger: Doug*

4/15 - Adam Cayton-Holland: Wallpaper*

4/16 - Mark Forward: Mark Forward Presents... Mark Forward**

4/17 - Hari Kondabolu: Vacation Baby*

4/18 - Modi: Know Your Audience**

4/19 - Kelsey Cook: The Hustler*

4/19 - Worldwide audio album release of Best of the Jackie Gleason Show, Vol. 1 & 2**

4/20 - Vidura B.R.: Monsoon Season*

4/21 - Mike Britt: Check The Mike**

4/22 - Greg Warren: The Salesman*

4/23 - Mo Welch: Dad Jokes**

4/24 - Joe Zimmerman: Cult Classic*

4/25 - Mike Vecchione: The Attractives*

4/26 - Nick Offerman: American Ham**

4/27 - Jake Rush: Overwhelmingly Neutral

4/28 - Sam Campbell: Companion*

4/29 - Sasheer Zamata: The First Woman*

4/30 - Tom Allen, Tom Allen: Absolutely Live (British)**

* Recent Instant Classic

** New Release

Live Shows In Australia & The U.K.

Melbourne Comedy Festival Shows:

Celia Pacquola,  I'm As Surprised As You Are

Larry Dean,  Dodger

Aaron Chen,  Funny Garden

Dan Rath,  Pariah Carey

Luke Kidgell and Friends

Tom Ballard,  Good Point Well Made

Rhys Nicholson,  Huge Big Party Congratulations

Damien Power,  Not So Funny Now Is It

Helen Bauer Grand,  Supreme Darling Princess

Cameron James,  Mixtape

Tom Cashman,  Everything 

A Few Favorites at Soho Theatre in London:

March 26 - April 6 – Pierre Novellie,  Why Are You Laughing

April 2-3 – Stuart Laws,  Is This Guy Still Going

April 5-6 – Johnny White Really-Really,  Catland

April 8-9 – Rosie Jones,  Triple Threat

April 8-10 – Liam Withnail,  Chronic Boom

April 18-20 – Tamsyn Kelly,  Crying in TK Maxx 

A special event at Moth Club in London:

April 18 - Knock2Bag Comedy Night with Lou Sanders. Featuring Freddie Hayes, Franie Thompson, Ele McKenzie, Jazz Emu and Ray Badran 

A few of our favorites at Monkey Barrel in Edinburgh:

April 16-18 – Vittorio Angelone,  Who Do You Think You Are? I Am

April 13 – Sikisa,  Hear Me Out

April 26 – Alison Spittle,  Soup 

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1 comment

Thanks for all of your great work. I have really enjoyed the Smothers Brothers releases. I would love to see you do more box sets-I would love to get Colin Quinn specials on a CD Box Set or DVD Package. Its hard to get them all together!

Michael Miller

Michael Miller

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