Electric Entertainment, the Los Angeles based production, distribution and post-production company, announces the acquisition of four specials from America’s top standup comedy destination, The Laugh Factory. Recognized as the World’s #1 Comedy Brand by The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and USA Today, The Laugh Factory episodes included in the deal are “The Factory Specials: Jackie Fabulous,” “The Factory Specials: Johnny Sanchez,” “The Factory Specials: Ron Pearson” and “The Factory Specials: Brett Riley.The announcement was made today by Dean Devlin, CEO of Electric Entertainment.

Devlin comments, “Bringing these iconic stand-up comedy specials from The Laugh Factory to streaming audiences is exciting for us. The performances in these particular specials will have viewers at home laughing out loud. I spent a good portion of my early career performing in stand-up comedy clubs and can tell you first hand, that laughter is a universal language.”

In the first episode, available on TVOD beginning August 10, “The Factory Specials: Jackie Fabulous,” Jackie rocks on her gravy-frosting diet, eating too much on dates, why no one will hire her and getting sick in China.  This special has a run time of more than 40 minutes.  In “The Factory Specials: Johnny Sanchez,” which streams on August 17, Johnny takes on Mexican freeway breakdowns, “being stopped” at airports, crossing streets and texting and looking like a cricket. This special has a run time of over 45 minutes. In “The Factory Specials: Ron Pearson,available September 14, Ron juggles LOL topics like sleep deprivation, paying off credit cards, kids addicted to chicken nuggets and divorced friends. This special has a run time of 40 minutes plus. And on September 21, viewers can watch “The Factory Specials: Brett Riley,” where Brett’s everyday comedy covers marrying a hot spouse, being judgmental, fanatic football fans and growing up in the Midwest vs. L.A. This special has a run time of approximately 45 minutes.

The Laugh Factory has a loyal fanbase worldwide, with a huge social media following including over 455 million Youtube views, 1.6 million Instagram followers, 84,000 Twitter followers, 296,000 Facebook likes, and over 1 million Youtube subscribers.

Executive Producers David and Adam Salzman negotiated the deal with Steve Saltman, Head of Domestic Sales at Electric Entertainment.

About The Laugh Factory

Opening its doors in 1979, the World Famous Laugh Factory has been recognized as “the #1 comedy club in the country” by such high-profile media as USA Today. With southern California locations in Hollywood (its original Sunset Boulevard locale) and Long Beach (opened in 2008), comedy’s top stars, as well as today’s brightest emerging talent, shine on its legendary stage.

Among the comedians who have performed from Richard Pryor, Tiffany Haddish, Dave Chappelle, Kevin Hart, George Carlin, George Lopez to Red Foxx, and many more.

Laugh Factory produced comic strip Live (Fox tv) for 6 years.  Full Frontal Comedy (Showtime) for 3 years, motion picture Rocket Man (Disney), Supreme Court of Comedy (Directv) for 5 years and Laugh Factory Live (Directv) for 1 year.

The Laugh Factory has a loyal fanbase worldwide, with a huge social media following including over 455 million Youtube views, 1.6 million Instagram followers, 84,000 Twitter followers, 296,000 Facebook likes, and over 1 million Youtube subscribers.

About Electric Entertainment
Based out of Los AngelesCalifornia, Electric Entertainment is an independent studio headed by veteran producer Dean Devlin along with his partners Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan-Wilson.  Electric Entertainment also houses Electric Post, a state-of-the-art digital effects and post production facility. Electric has a satellite office located in Vancouver, Canada.

Among Electric’s hit Television series are “The Librarians” and “Leverage,” which ran for four and five seasons respectively on TNT, “The Outpost” whose 4th season is currently running on The CW, and “Almost Paradise” which is streaming on IMDb TV after having premiered on WGN America.   Electric’s spin-off continuation of “Leverage,” “Leverage: Redemption,” is currently streaming in the U.S. on Amazon’s IMDb TV as one of the platforms first original programs.

Recent full-length Feature Films have included Bad Samaritan” starring David Tennant and Robert Sheehan, the award-winning film Say My Name” starring Lisa Brenner and Nick Blood, and the critically acclaimed documentary “Who Killed the Electric Car?” Electric also Acquires and Distributes theatrical films from around the world, including, most recently Blood On The Crown,” starring Harvey Keitel and Malcolm McDowell and “Heavy,” starring Sophie Turner and Daniel Zovatto.  The company’s domestic distribution division is a full-service operation serving all significant outlets with various rights to films and series including: TVOD, EST, AVOD, SVOD, PTV, Linear Basic Cable and Broadcast.

About Epicenter Ventures LLC
David E. Salzman has made it to the top of the entertainment industry pyramid as a CEO, studio chief and executive producer of 20,000 hours of television and film who also ran two #1 Hollywood production studios. He has co-founded, and sold, 4 media and entertainment companies including Lorimar-Telepictures.

David’s comedy credentials span four decades. He has worked with legendary comedy stars like Lucille Ball, Whoopi Goldberg, Gary Shandling, Jim Carrey, Will Smith, Robin Williams, Dave Letterman, Jay Leno, David Steinberg, Joan Rivers, Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Bobby Lee, Alex Borstein, Will Sasso, Ike Barinholtz, Anjelah Johnson, Jenny Jones, Ellen DeGeneres, Billy Gardell, Bob Saget, Suzanne Somers, Arte Lange & LL Cool J. David’s litany of comedy hits include Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Full House, Perfect Strangers, Family Matters, Step by Step, The Rerun Show, Lost on Earth & MADtv, which he created and ran for all 15 years.

Adam Salzman started his career as a singer-songwriter and actor. He has produced a number of television shows from specials like the Vibe Awards, Academy Awards & the 20th Anniversary MADtv celebration to series like the Dream Team, Speed Dating, Dinner & a Movie, Camera Café, Token City and MADtv. Adam is partnered with David in Epicenter Ventures LLC.