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Steve Rannazzisi: Manchild Standup Special To Be Released On November 19th


Steve Rannazzisi is bringing his stand-up to Comedy Central and on the road with the world premiere of Steve Rannazzisi: Manchild, debuting on Saturday, November 16th at midnight ET/PT. Beginning November 19th, an extended and uncensored cut of the stand-up special, featuring material not aired on TV, will be available for $5 on CC: Stand-Up Direct. An extended and uncensored version of Steve Rannazzisi: Manchild will also be released as a digital album the same day via Comedy Central Records.

In his first one-hour stand-up special, Rannazzisi jumps right in with his take on air travel, flying while high, moving in together, and the responsibility that comes with ordering a pizza. Recorded in front of a live audience at The Civic Theatre in New Orleans, Rannazzisi covers the joys of parenting – the not-quite miraculous experience of birth, the difference between raising boys and raising girls, and the time the babysitter quit, which hereafter is referred to as “the incident” in the Rannazzisi household. Leading up to the on-air premiere, the Comedy Central Stand-Up Web site and Rannazzisi’s comedian page at cc.com/manchild will feature preview clips from the special. Rannazzisi will also engage with Comedy Central fans via an “Ask a Professional Comedian” live event on CC Tumblr.

Rannazzisi is best known for his role as Kevin the League Commissioner on FXX’s hit show The League. He is an alumnus of the famed Groundlings School and Comedy Troupe and the world-famous Comedy Store, which led to a spot on Ashton Kutcher’s hidden camera showPunk’d.

Since then, Rannazzisi has continued to make audiences laugh in television and feature films and on comedy stages across the country. Rannazzisi also will be featured in two upcoming projects from CC:Studios. The first will feature a select segment from Manchild with a special animated twist by Titmouse. In the second season of This is Not Happening, premiering on CC:Studios on January 21st, Rannazzisi moderates Shaffir and Bobby Lee in an epic telling of their fight at The Comedy Store, with a special appearance by Natasha Leggero.

The national tour, Steve Rannazzisi: Manchild the Tour, launches on November 14th in Indianapolis and is the first Comedy Central Live event to feature numerous dates from its new “Comedy Central Certified Club” program.

November 14-16 – Indianapolis, IN – Crackers
November 21-23 – Calgary, AB – Yuk Yuk’s
December 5-7 – Chicago, IL – Zanies
December 12-14 – Tempe, AZ – Tempe Improv*
December 19-22 – New York, NY – Carolines*
December 26-28 – Nashville, TN – Zanies*
January 16-18, 2014 – Mashantucket, CT – The Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino
February 5-8, 2014 – Austin, TX – Cap City
February 20-22, 2014 – Charlotte, NC – Comedy Zone Charlotte*
February 28, 2014 – Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre*
March 1, 2014 – Chicopee, MA – Comedy Connection
March 2, 2014 – Providence, RI – Comedy Connection
March 7-9, 2014 – Columbus, OH – Funny Bone
April 3-5, 2014 – Buffalo, NY – Helium Comedy Club
April 10-12, 2014 – Denver, CO – Comedy Works
June 5-7, 2014 – Philadelphia, PA – Helium Comedy Club
June 12-14, 2014 – Raleigh, NC – Goodnights Comedy Club
* “Comedy Central Certified Club” venue