Laugh Out Loud, the comedy brand and multiplatform network founded by Kevin Hart in collaboration with Lionsgate, is launching its streaming video service early next month.
The Laugh Out Loud streaming video service will become available on August 3. It will offer original scripted and unscripted comedy series, stand-up specials, licensed programming and live broadcasts. The content will feature such comedic talent as GloZell, King Bach, Emmanuel Hudson, DC Young Fly, Draya Michelle, David So, Timothy DeLaGhetto and Anjelah Johnson. It will also include up-and-coming comedians discovered by Hart through LOL showcases at events.
Leading into the August 3 launch, Hart is previewing a sneak peek of the content with his hidden-camera series Kevin Hart: Lyft Legend. Other programming highlights will include Black Geo, Campus Law, Dead House, Def Comedy Jam, Hotline Ad, Inglorious Pranksters and Just for Laughs 2016.
The streaming video service is a key driver of the multiplatform Laugh Out Loud network, which produces custom content delivered daily across LOL’s app, website and social media platforms.
“Funny has no color or gender,” said Hart. “With our friends at Lionsgate, we are creating a global network that gives a platform to the next generation of diverse comedians from all over the world, of all ethnicities, to tell their stories. Our culture of comedy is unfiltered and inclusive. Most importantly, we exist to make the world laugh.”
“Kevin Hart is an extraordinary global talent, and we’re proud to continue expanding our multi-faceted relationship into exciting new opportunities,” noted Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer. “He is not only one of the biggest stars in the world but a great entrepreneur and an incredible brand. Together, we’re building Laugh Out Loud into a compelling, content-rich value proposition for his millions of current fans—as well as new audiences worldwide.”
“Kevin has become a dominant creative force in every entertainment initiative he has undertaken, from blockbuster films and television series to record-breaking world concert tours,” added Laugh Out Loud President Jeff Clanagan. “With Lionsgate as our visionary studio partner, an incredible portfolio of premium content and an exciting array of fresh creative voices, Laugh Out Loud is positioned to super-serve Kevin’s global fan base in the digital, over-the-top world.”