QUIBI ACQUIRES STAND-UP COMEDY SERIES "THIS JOKA" HOSTED BY WILL SMITH AND PRODUCED BY WESTBROOK STUDIOS
Los Angeles, CA - April 2, 2020 - Today, Quibi announced the acquisition of 'THIS JOKA', a sixteen episode stand-up comedy series hosted and executive produced by Will Smith.
In 'THIS JOKA', Smith invites a diverse lineup of up-and-coming, established, and legendary comedians to explore the nature of comedy and its unique ability to bring people together. Shot on location at Topgolf and other popular venues across Las Vegas, the series will showcase stand-up sets, as well as one-on-one conversations between Smith and the comedians, intimate interviews, and docu-style moments backstage and around the city.
"Will's love and respect for stand-up comedy runs deep, and with this series on Quibi, we hope to discover, learn from, and uplift the next generation of diverse comedic talent," said Terence Carter, Co-President Westbrook Studios. "The goal of 'THIS JOKA' isn't just to laugh, but to find the universal human truths behind the laughter."
Hosted by: Will Smith
Produced by: Westbrook Studios, Topgolf Entertainment Group
Featured Comics: Baron Vaughn, Megan Gailey, Punkie Johnson, Sean Patton, Rosebud Baker, Shane Torres, Clayton English, Christi Chiello, Vanessa Gonzalez, Martin Urbano, Sam Tallent, David Gborie, Jackie Fabulous, Chris Estraded, Rell Battle, Daphnique Springs
Special Appearances by: George Wallace, Demi Adejuyigbe, Shawn Wasabi
Executive Producers: Will Smith, Miguel Melendez, Terence Carter, Brad Haugen, Lukas Kaiser, Chad Nelson, Erik Anderson, YuChiang Cheng
Directed by: Lance Bangs
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ABOUT WESTBROOK STUDIOS
Westbrook Studios is a subsidiary of Westbrook Inc., the media company launched in 2019 by founders Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith, Miguel Melendez and Kosaku Yada, focused on empowering artists to tell stories that connect with a global audience. Led by Co-Presidents, Jon Mone (Film) and Terence Carter (Television) Westbrook Studios is home to the Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Norris, Emmy(R) nominated Facebook Watch series, "Red Table Talk" and is rapidly expanding its footprint in entertainment, serving as the studio home to all new premium TV and motion picture projects.
ABOUT TOPGOLF ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
Topgolf Entertainment Group is a technology-enabled, global sports and entertainment community connecting people in meaningful ways through the experiences we create, the innovation we champion and the good that we do. What began as a simple idea to enhance the game of golf has grown into a movement where people from all walks of life connect at the intersection of technology and entertainment. Topgolf Entertainment Group's range of experiences includes Topgolf venues, Toptracer, Topgolf Swing Suite, Topgolf International and Topgolf Media. Topgolf Studios, a division of Topgolf Media, produces, markets and distributes original content series including the award-winning Who Will Rock You?, Chef Showdown, and In Focus.
Quibi is a mobile-first media technology platform bringing together the best of Silicon Valley and Hollywood. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Quibi is the first entertainment platform built for easy, on-the-go mobile viewing, allowing today's leading studios and creative talent to tell original stories in an entirely new way. For more information visit www.quibi.com. Follow Quibi on Facebook @QuibiUS and on Twitter @Quibi.