IFC Partners with Joe's Pub at The Public for On-Air Short-Form Content
Network Adds a Bit of Downtown NYC to Its 'Slightly-Off' Saturday Night Programming
Every Saturday, IFC gives its viewers the best content creators' short-form comedy from the worlds of theater, animation and digital. Staring this Saturday, July 21, IFC taps Joe's Pub at The Public to bring their talented roster of regulars to air on IFC... thirty seconds at a time.
The partnership kicks off with "Words with Ike" exploring the wide, wise world of words with comic entertainer, Ikechukwu Ufomadu during the breaks of the network's airing of The Chronicles of Riddick starting at 8PM. "Words with Ike" returns to once again improve everyone's vocabulary on Saturday, August 11 during the 8PM showing of Twister. Additional extensions of IFC's partnership with Joe's Pub will be announced shortly. Joe's Pub joins IFC's eclectic list of 'Slightly Off' Saturday Night Programming partners including Funny Or Die (FODtv) and Cartuna.
Watch and share a "Words with Ike" promo and his eye-opening lesson on the word "A" here:
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About Joe's Pub at The Public
JOE'S PUB AT THE PUBLIC, named for Public Theater founder Joe Papp, opened in 1998 and plays a vital role in The Public's mission of supporting young artists while providing established artists with an intimate space to perform and develop new work. Joe's Pub presents the best in live music and performance nightly, continuing its commitment to diversity, production values, community and artistic freedom. The organization also offers opportunities like New York Voices, an artist commissioning program that provides musicians the resources and tools needed to develop original theater works; Joe's Pub Working Group, an artist development initiative; The Vanguard Award & Residency, a yearlong series that celebrates the career of a prolific and influential artist, who leads their own artistic community; and nationwide programming partnerships. Commissioned artists have included Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Bridget Everett, Daniel Alexander Jones, Ethan Lipton, Toshi Reagon, Allen Toussaint and more. The venue's food and beverage partner is the venerated Noho Hospitality Group, helmed by acclaimed chef Andrew Carmellini. With its intimate atmosphere and superior acoustics, Joe's Pub presents talent from all over the world as part of The Public's programming downtown at its Astor Place home, hosting approximately 800 shows and serving over 100,000 audience members annually.
IFC is the home of offbeat, unexpected comedies. Series Brockmire, Stan Against Evil, Baroness von Sketch Show and Documentary Now! air alongside fan-favorite movies and comedic cult TV shows. IFC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and available across multiple platforms. IFC is Always On, Slightly Off.