Lisa Lampanelli, Jim Breuer, Jim Norton Set for Epix Stand-Up Specials (Exclusive)
Norton's set covers Bill Cosby and the firing of his 'Opie & Anthony' co-host Anthony Cumia.
Lisa Lampanelli, Jim Breuer and Jim Norton are starring in three hour-long stand-up specials airing this spring on Epix.
Norton is up first, with his Contextually Inadequate special set to premiere on Friday, April 24, at 10 p.m. In his third Epix special, filmed at Boston's Somerville Theatre, Norton covers Bill Cosby and the firing of his Opie & Anthony co-host Anthony Cumia, among other topics.
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Saturday Night Live alum Breuer's Comic Frenzy, filmed at The Paramount in Huntington, N.Y., is set to premiere on Friday, May 29, at 10 p.m. Breuer draws from his own life for jokes about dealing with the elderly, becoming our parents' caretakers, raising teenagers, and being a "marriage warrior." He also discusses performing on "heavy metal-themed" cruises.
Lampanelli's stand-up special, Back to the Drawing Board, will premiere on Friday, June 26, at 10 p.m. She talks about her recent life changes including losing 100 pounds and getting divorced, combining personal bits with her trademark audience insults.
“We are excited to spotlight the work of Norton, Breuer and Lampanelli and their creative, take-no-prisoners, make-no-apologies approach to stand-up comedy,” Epix CEO Mark Greenberg said in a statement. “What distinguishes Epix in this arena is that we celebrate stand-up by letting comics do what they do best, in their favorite environments, and present their work to our viewers uncut and uncensored."
Past Epix stand-up specials have featured Russell Brand, Dennis Miller, Lewis Black, Jenny McCarthy, Patton Oswalt, Louis C. K., Sherri Shepherd and Eddie Izzard.