800 Pound Gorilla Is Proud to Announce
PREMIERING OCTOBER 6, 2022 at 9pm EDT ON MOMENT
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“A new Matt Braunger special means you can look forward to a delightful one hour reprieve from our current, awful reality. Braunger is a joy and absurdity personified and that’s just his beard.” - Patton Oswalt
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Matt Braunger might not be the biggest name in comedy, but his streaming numbers are. Over 100 million on Pandora, for starters. All from repeat watches and listens. Fans have told him on numerous occasions that his specials– Shovel Fighter, Big Dumb Animal, and Finally Live in Portland – are their go-to for a “fun, needed break” from the screaming horrors of modern life. Isn’t that what we need right now?
Braunger’s new comedy special, Doug, premieres October 6 at 9pm EDT on Moment. This new collection of material is a deeply personal hour of insane hilarity named after a terrible dad-bro of a person; Doug is Braunger’s masterwork. Covering his new fatherhood, an appreciation of hot dudes, his marriage to a pirate woman, driving 3,300 miles from L.A. to Boston with his family during the pandemic, and culminating in the reveal of a regrettable butt tattoo, Doug is a special for everyone who needs a laugh. That is, the known world.
Braunger is a life-long performer, starting in childhood in grade school plays, through a theater degree in college, and starting stand up in his early 20s in Chicago. He has been professionally hilarious since he won “Best of the Fest” at the Aspen Comedy Festival in 2008. He has three comedy specials: Shovel Fighter (Comedy Central), Big Dumb Animal (Netflix), and Finally Live in Portland (Amazon), and five comedy albums. He’s done stand-up on every late night talk show and has been on Mad TV, Upload, Black-ish, Chelsea Lately, Up All Night, Marvel’s Agent Carter, iCarly, Fuller House, and way more.
After all those aforementioned specials and credits, he was poised to record an hour in early 2020, but all the clubs shut down. As Matt put it:
“Luckily, my job went away just in time for me to be a stay-at-home dad, which I did for a year. During that time, stage comedy came back and I threw away much of that original hour for what we have now which is Doug.”
He’s currently either touring or home in Los Angeles with his wife Kara, being punched in the head by his daughter, Rose.
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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.