Filmed Before Live Audience, Michael Jr.’s Latest Stand-Up Comedy Event Collides with Three True Stories Featuring Exclusive Introduction, Moving Finale
DENVER – August 22, 2018 – Comedy often teeters on the boundaries of real-life. “Michael Jr.’s MORE THAN FUNNY” is a hilarious new comedy special from the only comedian who’s not trying to get laughs–Michael Jr. “Michael Jr.’s MORE THAN FUNNY” releases in movie theaters nationwide October 18. This one-night event will feature an exclusive introduction and post credit production with never-before-seen comedic segments and hilarious improv moments.
Tickets for “Michael Jr.’s MORE THAN FUNNY” can be purchased online at www.FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices.
Fathom Events will bring “Michael Jr.’s MORE THAN FUNNY” to more than 600 select movie theaters on October 18 at 7:00 p.m. (local time), through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
“I’m so excited about this comedy special—when we were filming people in the audience were crying from laughter one minute and laughing while crying the next,” said Comedian Michael Jr. “I think audiences will be surprised at what this event will stir up in them.”
Filmed before a live audience, “Michael Jr.’s MORE THAN FUNNY“ features three real-life stories chosen to inspire and motivate cinema audiences. Through interviews and stand-up comedy, Michael Jr. takes you on a comedic journey in a way you’ve never experienced before. Michael Jr. has spent his career making laughter common in uncommon places like homeless shelters and prisons while inspiring his fans through sketches, stand-up, short films and appearances in feature films including the box office hit War Room. He is currently touring the country and has appeared on shows like NBC’s “The Tonight Show,” ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “The Late, Late Show,” BET’s “ComicView” and “CNN” among others.
“Fathom is excited to bring Michael Jr.’s wholesome comedy to movie theaters nationwide,” Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said. “His versatile, family-friendly act upholds our commitment to offering unique content that joins communities and families together.”
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with theater locations in all top 100 DMAs® (Designated Market Areas) and ranks as one of the largest overall theater content distributors. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), Fathom Events offers a variety of unique entertainment events in movie theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top Broadway stage productions, major sporting events, epic concerts, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events and popular anime franchises. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live Digital Broadcast Network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 941 locations and 1,496 screens in 181 DMAs. The company also provides corporations a compelling national footprint for hosting employee meetings, customer rewards events and new product launches. For more information, visit www.FathomEvents.com.
About Michael Jr.
Known as the comedian who is more than funny, Michael Jr. brings laughter and understanding to audiences all over the world. Often a keynote at fortune 500 companies, his versatility has landed him on TEDx Talks, Oprah, Jimmy Kimmel, and “The Tonight Show.” He is an author, producer, and is currently creating a new experience that will take people on a journey to finding more. With comedy as the vehicle, and purpose the destination, you will laugh in such a way that will inspire you to look inside and ask, “What am I called to deliver?”