‘Funny or Die’ Celebrates Upcoming Blu-ray(TM) & DVD Release of Universal Studios Home Entertainment’s ‘Funny People’ With Special Live Q&A Event Featuring Writer/Director Judd Apatow Wednesday, November 18 at 12:30 PM PT
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ — Critically acclaimed writer, director and producer Judd Apatow (The 40 Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up) will be making a special visit to the Funny or Die writers’ room to answer fan-submitted questions on his latest film Funny People via a special live event on www.funnyordie.com on Wednesday, Nov 18 from 12:30 – 1:00 PM PT (3:30 -4:00 PM ET). Funny People takes audiences on a hilarious and revealing look at the world of stand-up comedy with the story of George Simmons, a famous comedian who is given a second chance at life. Funny People is coming to two-disc Blu-Ray(TM) Hi-Def, two-disc Collector’s Edition DVD, single-disc DVD and digital download on November 24, 2009 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
“I have never been more excited about a live stream. Actually that is not true,” said Apatow.
Apatow will answer pre-submitted questions from Funny or Die’s Facebook page (facebook.com/funnyordie) and live questions from Funny or Die’s Twitter account (twitter.com/funnyordie). Fans watching the special live event will also get to see sneak peeks of the Funny People 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray(TM) and DVD releasing November 24, which will feature exclusive clips and behind-the-scenes footage.
This event is Funny or Die’s third live streaming event. “We are excited for the Funny or Die audience to participate in an open forum like this and get the opportunity to interact with Hollywood A-listers,” said Patrick Starzan, Director of Marketing for Funny or Die. “It’s our way of thanking our fans for their devotion, not only to our site but to people like Judd and his body of work,” he added.
All home entertainment versions of Funny People deliver even more heartfelt laughs with both the original theatrical movie and a never-before-seen unrated film. The two-disc Blu-ray(TM) and DVD versions are also packed with bonus features created especially for home entertainment audiences by Judd Apatow and his entire production team, including actual footage of Adam Sandler’s and Apatow’s personal prank phone calls, additional stand-up comedy performances by the cast, and in-depth video diaries chronicling the filmmaking process. With two versions of the movie, and an incredible array of hilarious bonus features crafted just for fans, Funny People on DVD and Blu-ray(TM) promises to be the ultimate comedy experience and a must-have gift this holiday season.
Funny or Die, www.funnyordie.com, is an award-winning website that has become one of the top destinations for comedy on the web. The site has averages over 5 million unique video views per month. With hundreds of exclusive celebrity videos and a steady stream of huge viral hits, Funny or Die has become the “place to be seen” for comedic celebrities, and the obvious destination for a daily comedy fix. Funny or Die’s founders are Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy. Mr. Apatow is also a partner in Funny or Die.
Press Contacts: Funny or Die Universal Studios Home Entertainment Carolyn Prousky Michelle Slavich (323) 656-8047 (818) 777-5344 Carolyn@prouskypr.com Michelle.Slavich@nbcuni.com