NEW YORK, October 18, 2019 — Bill Burr Presents Jessica Kirson: Talking to Myself is the third of three All Things Comedy produced specials previously announced by Comedy Central and premieres Friday, December 6 at midnight ET/PT on Comedy Central. The special will be available the following day in the Comedy Central App, cc.com and On-Demand on December 7.
If stand-up comedy was weather, Jessica Kirson’s act would be a category five hurricane, capable of leveling half of Florida. And probably the old, Jewish half. Kirson is loud, brash, and gut-twistingly funny. Bill Burr Presents Jessica Kirson: Talking to Myself captures a comedian at the peak of her powers, showcasing Kirson’s taste for performance anarchy and her nose for a knockout punchline. In this special, watch Kirson destroy the room with tales of lesbian one-night stands, fat camp survivors, and the enduring misery of singing “Happy Birthday” with other white people.
Leading up to the on-air premiere, the Comedy Central Stand-Up YouTube channel, Comedy Central Stand-Up social-media accounts, and the CC App will feature clips from the special and additional original content. Fans can follow Kirson on Twitter at @JessicaKirson and Comedy Central Stand-Up at @standup to join the social conversation around the special (#BillBurrPresents).
Jessica Kirson, Bill Burr, Al Madrigal and Mike Bertolina of All Things Comedy are Executive Producers. Anne Harris and Ryan Moran are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.
Jessica Kirson is a powerhouse on stage. She’s a hilariously relatable performer of sheer silliness, vulnerability and ridiculous characters. Her countless comedic character videos have racked up over 30 million views on social media. Her audience is multigenerational, creating an excuse for large groups of friends and families to spend a night out together. In an era where only 10% of all touring comedians are female, Kirson stands out as one of the strongest comedians regardless of gender. As her friend Dave Attell says, “I’d hate to follow her.”
This past year, Jessica was featured playing herself on the HBO series Crashing with Pete Holmes. She recently served as a consultant, producer, and writer as well as acted in the Robert De Niro film The Comedian. She is a regular on Comedy Central’s topical, stand-up series, This Week at the Comedy Cellar, has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,The View, and Kevin Can Wait. Kirson also hosts the Relatively Sane podcast and has interviewed the likes of Gary Gulman, Carney Wilson, Jim Gaffigan, and others.
She was recently awarded “Best Female Comic” by the MAC association in New York City and received the prestigious Nightlife Award for “Best Stand-up Comedian.” In her spare time, Jessica is a regular contributor to The Howard Stern Show, where she produces and stars in prank calls for the program.
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 Comedy Central Stand-Up:
Featuring an expertly curated line-up of series and specials, Comedy Central is the epicenter of stand-up. The Comedy Central stand-up universe includes the Friday Night Stand-Up anchor on television; social platforms; 24/7 access on Comedy Central Radio; Comedy Central App; home assistants; and Stand-Up with Chris Distefano, a first-of-its-kind podcast that utilizes a decades-deep Comedy Central library of proprietary stand-up content for a weekly listening party. Launched in October 2018, The Comedy Central Stand-Up channel on YouTube (709k subscribers) features a gold mine of both original material and exclusive clips for fans looking to revisit a classic special from a legendary comedian or discovering a new favorite performance.
Available on-air, online and on the go, Comedy Central gives viewers access to a world of super funny, provocative and relevant comedy that tell the funny truths of life, every day and everywhere. From award-winning late-night, scripted and animated series to stand-up specials, short-form and sketch, Comedy Central has it all. A subsidiary of Viacom Inc., Comedy Central is available to more than 300 million households in over 150 countries across the globe.