Kurt Braunohler: Perfectly Stupid
800 Pound Gorilla Media and Point Grey Pictures Are Proud To Announce
KURT BRAUNOHLER: PERFECTLY STUPID
Directed by Jonah Ray Rodrigues
Premiering October 27 on Moment/ Pre-Sale Available October 7
Available November 16 On Demand and December 16 on YouTube
“A charismatic comedian with a flair for the absurd.” – New York Times
“Kurt Braunohler is the closest thing we have to a real-life Willy Wonka.” – Vice
“Not only a singular talent, but an inimitable spirit.” – LA Weekly
Comedian, podcaster and actor Kurt Braunohler is poised to release Perfectly Stupid, his hour-long comedy special that delivers all the delightfully absurd and hilarious joke-writing that a Braunohler set always promises. The special will premiere on Moment October 27th (pre-sale live October 7), after which it will be available on demand and as a comedy album, and then as of December 16, on YouTube.
This special is his most personal to date. Packed with a ton of jokes and just as much heart, it’s a fast-moving freight train of comedy that finds Kurt focusing on parenthood, mortality, and the self discovery gleaned when you drive away with the gas-pump attached to your car. Perfectly Stupid is about Braunohler striving to be a good dad and a good man. He says:
“It’s about how my own father gave me a very confusing blueprint for fatherhood, and how my mom, who raised me, passed away right before I could ask her all the questions. Which makes it sound heavy. But it’s not. There’s also some dick jokes.”
The special also features an actual Artificially Intelligent Stand Up JOKEATRON which was built by a data scientist team. They tell jokes together, which is very dumb, and very funny.
Kurt Braunohler has been doing comedy for 24 years, starting at the Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC in 1998, where he improvised for 7 years which garnered him a prestigious invite to the HBO Comedy Arts Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He started doing stand up relatively late in life at the age of 29, when he and co-host Kristen Schaal struck up the still-running variety show, Hot Tub With Kurt and Kristen. Perfectly Stupid is his second full-length comedy special.
Kurt Braunohler is a comedian, actor, and writer who once hired a skywriter to write "HOW DO I LAND?" in the sky over LA. In features, Kurt can be seen in Judd Apatow’s feature The Big Sick and Lionsgate's Long Shot as well as the horror sensation Barbarian. On TV: The Good Place, Bob's Burgers, Murderville, Black Monday, Lady Dynamite, American Housewife, and many more. In stand up, Kurt’s previous one hour stand-up special, Trust Me premiered on Comedy Central in 2017 and he regularly appears on late-night sets on Conan, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with Seth Meyers, and The Late Late Show with James Corden. He has been featured in Variety’s annual prestigious '10 Comics To Watch' list and is the co-creator and co-host of the continuously sold-out variety show Hot Tub for 17 years with Kristen Schaal. His wildly popular strange news podcast BANANAS is available wherever you get podcasts. And lastly, he once jet-skiied from Chicago to New Orleans for charity.
Perfectly Stupid is a co-production of Point Grey Pictures and 800 Pound Gorilla Media. On behalf of Point Grey Pictures, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, and Alex McAtee are executive producing.
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ABOUT POINT GREY PICTURES
Launched in 2011 by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, Point Grey Pictures (PGP) is a production company dedicated to creating multi-genre film and television content anchored in dynamic, authentic and passionate storytelling. Known for box-office hits like NEIGHBORS, THIS IS THE END, GOOD BOYS, and LONG SHOT to the first R-rated CGI film SAUSAGE PARTY and the Academy Award-nominated THE DISASTER ARTIST. Point Grey has created a variety of successful films from indie to blockbuster, garnering over one billion dollars in global box office results. Point Grey’s unconventional series continue to bring a range of smart, irreverent narratives to audiences like THE BOYS franchise, PREACHER, SANTA INC, FUTURE MAN, BLACK MONDAY, and most recently the Emmy-nominated DIABOLICAL and Emmy-winning Hulu series PAM & TOMMY.
The Point Grey team is currently in production on GEN V, a spin-off in THE BOYS universe with Amazon. They will also be producing an untitled series, directed by Jason Woliner, for Peacock as part of their overall deal with Lionsgate. On the film side, Point Grey is in production on the CG remake of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES for Paramount and Nickelodeon. They are in post-production on two films for Lionsgate: the horror thriller COBWEB and Adele Lim's (CRAZY RICH ASIANS) directorial debut.
About 800 Pound Gorilla Media:
Established in 2016, 800 Pound Gorilla Media was started by managers of comedians in need of a company that would bring a modern focus of behavioral targeting, digital marketing and fan engagement around comedy albums, podcasts, and video projects. The record label division has over 400 comedians and projects on their roster and works with Netflix, Kevin Hart’s LOL, All Things Comedy, and others. The company has also produced over 40 stand up comedy video specials on various platforms including one of the most successful comedy specials ever on YouTube, Mark Normand’s Out To Lunch which by the time you read this will probably be over 11 Million views.