LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 26, 2013) - Comedy's premier global event just got a major audience boost. Comedy Gives Back (http://comedygivesback.com/), the 24 hour digital comedy telethon taking place on November 6th and benefiting Malaria No More (www.malarianomore.org), has partnered with leading global video destination Dailymotion (www.dailymotion.com) to live-stream the popular charity event to audiences everywhere and across all internet-connected devices.
Featuring some of the best comedic talent from around the world, including Dane Cook, Kevin Nealon, Reggie Watts, Adam Bloom, Ronny Chieng, Marc Maron, Rove McManus, BJ Novak, Greg Behrendt and more, the Comedy Gives Back live-stream will be made available through Dailymotion's proprietary video player. Through this player, Comedy Gives Back will be able to tap into Dailymotion's robust audience base of over 115 million unique visitors, and ensure that everyone will be able to enjoy the event's hilarious standup content in HD. Dailymotion will also be the sole distributor of the Pay-Per-View material from the five global stand up shows following the free 24 hour live-stream. PPV content will be available on November 8th -- 48 hours after the live broadcast.
"Comedy has always been one of the most popular subjects on Dailymotion and we could not be more excited to work with a great organization like Comedy Gives Back," said Neal Lynch, Managing Editor of Dailymotion's Comedy Channel. "Getting the opportunity to raise money for such an important charity as Malaria No More, while bringing the best live comedy content from around the world to our viewers, made this an obvious partnership for us and one we look forward to growing for years to come."
Comedy Gives Back, now in its second year, is a social benefit enterprise that unites traditional and digital native comics to raise money for a new charity each year. Live comedy performances and sponsored content will be presented and streamed from around the world, including Los Angeles, New York, London and Sydney. All donations from the event will go directly to this year's charity partner, Malaria No More, to help support the organization's life-saving efforts.
"We are proud to bring together the top comedic talent from around the globe and to provide it live to audiences no matter where they are or what device they choose to watch from," says Amber J. Lawson, CEO and Co-Founder of Comedy Gives Back. "Working with a premiere video destination like Dailymotion, with their global reach and content expertise, allows us to expand our audience and message even further to raise more money for Malaria No More."
Combining the Dailymotion partnership with past announced sponsors, Virgin Produced, Google+ Hangouts and The Standard: Downtown LA, this year's event continues to bring in premier brands for its growing partnership network. Additional sponsors are currently being finalized, while a select number of category exclusive opportunities remain available for a limited time.
"The Standard: Downtown LA is honored to be working with Comedy Gives Back. It speaks to great lengths the integrity and character of an organization that positions itself to help others and, in this instance, the Malaria No More campaign," said Erada Khanmamedova, Marketing Manager at The Standard: Downtown LA. "We can only hope that all of our combined efforts will bring us that much closer to a much needed change."
To learn more about the partnership between Comedy Gives Back and Dailymotion, the upcoming live event, and to view some of the great video content leading up to the event on November 6th, head over to http://www.dailymotion.com/comedygivesback.
About Comedy Gives Back
Comedy Gives Back is a social benefit enterprise uniting traditional and digital native comics across various platforms to raise money for good causes. Think of it as a digital telethon. In its second year, Comedy Gives Back's annual tent-pole event is a 24-hour global live-streamed comedy extravaganza raises money for charity. In 2011, Comedy Gives Back raised through their US efforts in NY, Chicago & LA benefiting Off the Mat and Into the World who brought relief to Haiti. @ComedyGivesBack is the social enterprise brainchild of Amber J. Lawson, Zoe Friedman and Jodi Lieberman. This year's charity partner is Malaria No More. For further information, please visit www.comedygivesback.com.
Dailymotion has 115 million unique visitors generating over 2.5 billion video views every month according to Comscore (May 2013). It is ranked the 31st most visited website in the world. Dailymotion offers the best content from users, independent content creators and premium partners in the media and entertainment industries. Using the most advanced technology for both users and content creators, Dailymotion provides HD video in a fast, easy-to-use online service. Dailymotion offers a high quality user experience across all digital devices (computers, mobile devices, connected TVs and tablets). Dailymotion is available around the world in 16 different languages and 34 localized versions featuring local home pages and local content. For further information, please visit www.dailymotion.com.
About Malaria No More
Malaria No More is determined to end malaria deaths. We're helping the world get it done by engaging leaders, rallying the public, and delivering life-saving tools and education to families across Africa. Founded in 2006 by business leaders Ray Chambers and Peter Chernin, Malaria No More is working to create a world in which no one dies from a mosquito bite. For more information, visit www.MalariaNoMore.org.
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