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BAM and IFC Announce Lineup for Second Installment of Comedy Series Showcasing Best Emerging Talent

Brooklyn & New York, NY/May 14, 2012—On the heels of last month’s exciting and successful inaugural event, BAM and IFC announce the lineup for the second installment of Get It Out There: Comedy by BAM & IFC,a new comedy showcase that encourages comics to experiment recklessly with humor by testing out fresh material and probing the depths of their twisted souls for new forms of funny.

Get It Out There returns Wednesday, May 30 at 9pm (bar opens at 8pm) in the BAMcafé (30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY) and is free and open to the public. Curated by Caroline Creaghead (Creaghead & Company), the second installment features Todd Barry (Comedy Central presents Todd Barry), Kate Berlant (Crime and Punishment at Cake Shop), Kurt Braunohler (IFC’s Bunk), and Wil Sylvince (HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, BET’s ComicView), hosted by Greg Barris (MTV’s Warren the Ape). For more information, visit IFC’s dedicated microsite, www.ifc.com/get-it-out-there.

Get It Out There returns five more times throughout the year, on June 27, September 12, October 3, November 7, and December 5, and each comedy night features a rotating roster of comedians.

Brooklyn Academy of Music’s (BAM’s) mission is to be a home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas. America’s oldest performing arts institution, it is recognized internationally for innovative dance, music, and theater programming—including its renowned Next Wave Festival. BAM also features an acclaimed repertory film program, literary and visual art events, and extensive educational programs. The institution is led by President Karen Brooks Hopkins and Executive Producer Joseph V. Melillo. www.BAM.org

IFC creates and champions authentic, original content that is “Always On. Slightly Off.”Since 1994, IFC has cultivated television programming that challenges the conventions of storytelling. Today, IFC continues to embrace content with an indie perspective. Original series—headlined by brand-defining scripted and sketch comedy—air alongside an extraordinary collection of films and cult TV shows. Long- and short-form original content inspired by music, web, gaming, animation, news, and culture is available on multiple platforms. IFC provides viewers access to must-see festivals and events around the country, like the Film Independent’s Spirit Awards and SXSW. IFC.com features exclusive video, podcasts, blogs, news, and reviews cultivated and written by industry experts. The network’s On Demand offering, IFC Free, gives fans the opportunity to watch select content from IFC whenever they want. IFC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. www.ifc.com

Dedicated to producing quality programming and movie content for more than 30 years, AMC Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: AMCX) owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television. AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv, and IFC Films produce and deliver distinctive, compelling and culturally relevant content that engages audiences across multiple platforms. The company also operates AMC/Sundance Channel Global, an international programming business, and AMC Networks Broadcasting & Technology, a full-service network programming origination and distribution company.

Credits
Programming in BAM Lepercq Space is supported by The Lepercq Foundation.

The BAM facilities are owned by the City of New York and benefit from public funds provided through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs with support from Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg; Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate D. Levin; the New York City Council including Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Finance Committee Chair Domenic M. Recchia Jr., Cultural Affairs Committee Chair Jimmy Van Bramer, the Brooklyn Delegation of the Council, and Councilwoman Letitia James; and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.

Press Contacts

  • BAM media contact: Lauren Morrow
    lmorrow@BAM.org

  • IFC media contacts: Trade & business press:
    Jaime Saberito
    jmsaberito@www.amcnetworks.com

  • Consumer press:
    Sarah Takenaga
    stakenaga@ifctv.com