Laugh Factory en Español will be hosted by Mexican YouTube sensation Werevertumorro and will feature more than 20 of the best comedians from Latin America
Premium streaming service PANTAYA, a joint venture between Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF. B) and Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HMTV), continues to expand its breadth of content by launching a series of comedy specials, Laugh Factory en Español. Since opening its doors in 1979, Laugh Factory has entertained millions of people, many of them Spanish-speaking, and now will produce Spanish-language stand-up comedy, premiering exclusively on PANTAYA beginning April 21. Laugh Factory en Español, produced by Campanario Entertainment in collaboration with Laugh Factory founder Jamie Masada, will feature 22 comedians and consist of one-hour episodes that will debut two new episodes per month over a period of three months.
“We’re excited to expand our PANTAYA content offering by partnering with Campanario and Laugh Factory in bringing Laugh Factory en Español to our audiences first-hand,” said Mario Almeida, PANTAYA Vice President of Content Acquisitions, Programming, and Development. “The Laugh Factory occupies an iconic place in comedy history and with Spanish-language stand-up growing, we look forward to being able to highlight these fresh and original comedic voices later this month.”
Originating from Hollywood’s World-Famous Laugh Factory nightclub, which has helped launch the careers of many comedy superstars, Laugh Factory en Español will be hosted by Mexican YouTube sensation Werevertumorro, who has over 50 million social media followers, and will feature many of Latin America’s most renowned comedians, including Slobotsky, Ibrahim Salem, Bobby Comedia, Cisco, Marcela Lecuona and Fran Hevia. Other comedians featured include Jurgan Jacobo, Jesús Guzmán, Claudio Herrera, Paty Bacelys, Mau Jalife, Coco Celis, Mónica Escobedo, Hugo Blanquet, Macario Brujo, Ana Julia Yeyé, Ray Contreras, Kikis, Ese Wey, Ricardo Pérez, Roberto Flores and Gloria Rodriguez.
“These specials further drive Campanario’s mission of highlighting diverse talent both in front of and behind the camera,” said Jaime Davila, president of Campanario Entertainment. “We’re delighted to partner with PANTAYA to bring this content exclusively to their viewers.”
“My life has always been about making people laugh,” said Gabriel Montiel a.k.a. Werevertumorro, host of Laugh Factory en Español. “I was often reprimanded at school for telling too many jokes, and today it’s the reason I have my job. Being a part of Laugh Factory en Español is a new opportunity for me and all its efforts are finally coming to light.”
PANTAYA will increase its already broad variety of content with additional comedy specials, original series, concerts, and documentaries later this year. PANTAYA currently features the largest selection of Spanish-language films, including a wide variety of box office hits and critically acclaimed titles from Hollywood, Mexico and the rest of Latin America. Laugh Factory en Español adds to PANTAYA’s slate of exclusive content already available on the service including Pantelion Films latest releases, films from Hemisphere’s extensive catalog never before available in the U.S. or Puerto Rico and access to select films while they are in theaters in Latin America.
For only $5.99 per month with a 7-day free trial, PANTAYA is available through the web and on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Sling TV and Samsung Smart TVs in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, as well as to Amazon Prime members on Prime Video Channels in the U.S.
PANTAYA is the first-ever premium streaming destination for world-class movies and content in Spanish offering the largest selection of commercial-free films ranging from current hits to timeless classics, blockbusters and critically acclaimed titles from Hollywood, Mexico and the rest of Latin America, as well as stand-up comedy specials. PANTAYA also features first-run exclusives including select movies while they are in theaters in Latin America.
PANTAYA is a joint venture between global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF. B) and media conglomerate Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HMTV). To learn more about PANTAYA, visit www.pantaya.com
About Campanario Entertainment
Campanario Entertainment is a North American media company that develops and produces broad appeal scripted and unscripted content driven by Latinos and Latinas in front of and behind the camera. Co-founded by Jaime Davila, former development executive at Bravo, and Jaime Davila Sr., former Televisa COO and Univision President and Chairman, Campanario Entertainment strongly supports original voices as well as adapts proven IP for both the U.S. and international television markets. Current productions include unique intellectual properties and adaptations such as FOX’s “Red Band Society,” “Bandolero” with Kenny Ortega (“High School Musical,” “Descendants”), and “Laugh Factory en Español.” Their first project, “Camelia la Texana,” premiered on Telemundo in the US and on Netflix in Mexico, and set a new standard in content and visual quality for Spanish-language programming. For more information, visit Campanario.com.
About Laugh Factory
Opening its doors in 1979, the Laugh Factory was the first comedy club in the United States to have a Latino Night, hosted by Paul Rodriguez. The show continues today, and the Laugh Factory’s seven locations across the country continue to pioneer and cultivate the best comedy in the tradition of Latino performers.