LEG (entertainment company)

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LEG (formerly Levity Entertainment Group[1]) is a vertically integrated talent management, television production, branded entertainment, live exhibition, and digital marketing firm based in Los Angeles, California. The company was established in its current form in 2009 with the merger of Levity Productions, Levity Management, Triage Entertainment, E-Comic Branding, and branded entertainment production company Medium.[2] LEG owns one of the nation’s largest groups of comedy clubs and live event venues[3] and is the largest shareholder of The Improv comedy club chain.[2]

Irving Azoff and Madison Square Garden Entertainment recently purchased a significant equity position in LEG, and Azoff serves as LEG’s Board Chairman.[4]

Divisions[edit]

LEG Productions[edit]

LEG Productions has produced over 100 prime-time specials with some of the biggest names in comedy, including Margaret Cho, Cedric the Entertainer, Jeff Dunham, Jamie Foxx, Gabriel Iglesias, Jamie Kennedy, Bert Kreischer, Loni Love, Sebastian Maniscalco, Jenny McCarthy, Tracy Morgan, Trevor Noah, Amy Schumer, Daniel Tosh and more, for multiple broadcast and cable networks. Collectively, Levity Productions titles have sold over 10M DVDs, been rebroadcast in over 30 countries and digitally distributed on more than 17 VOD/streaming platforms including iTunes, Netflix, Google Play, Amazon and Hulu.[5]

LEG Productions produces television programs, including original series and specials for network television, cable television, and first run syndication. LEG’s credits include programs for Food Network (Iron Chef America, The Next Iron Chef, Food Network Star), Comedy Central (The Ben Show, Gabe Iglesias’ Stand-Up Revolution, The Half Hour, The Jeff Dunham Show),[6] Syfy (Dream Machines, Scariest Places on Earth), Country Music Television (Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team, Cowboy U), CBS (Home for the Holidays and Survivor Finale), Cooking Channel (Hungry Girl), History (Full Throttle, April 1865, Surviving The Holidays With Lewis Black), NBC (The Mentalist), Style Network (What I Hate About Me), and the syndicated programs Beyond Chance and Sightings.[1][2]

LEG Live[edit]

LEG owns or co-owns more than 30 comedy clubs and restaurants in the United States including Levity Live, Up Comedy Club,[7] and several Improv Comedy Clubs. The company is the nation’s largest purchaser of live comedy, employing more than 300 comedians weekly.[8]

LEG Digital[edit]

LEG Management[edit]

LEG Management represents actors, live performers, writers, directors and lifestyle personalities.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (Oct 8, 2012). “Levity Entertainment Group Tweaks Name, Signs With WME.” Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved Jan. 31, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Schneider, Michael (July 13, 2009). “Brevity for Levity.” Variety. Retrieved Jan. 31, 2013.
  3. ^ “Paradign Agent Norm Aladjem Exits.” The Hollywood Reporter, April 20, 2012. Retrieved Jan. 31, 2013.
  4. ^ LEG corp homepage Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  5. ^ LEG Production page Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  6. ^ Frankel, Daniel (April 16, 2009). “Comedy Central Pacts with Levity.” Variety. Retrieved Jan. 31, 2013.
  7. ^ “Second City Partners With Levity Entertainment.” Chicago Today, Sep. 26, 2011. Retrieved Jan. 31, 2013.
  8. ^ Adalian, Josef (Nov. 16, 2005). “Triage Adds Some Levity to Laff Deal.” Variety. Retrieved Jan. 31, 2013.
  9. ^ Gadino, Dylan P. (Aug. 12, 2009). “Judi Brown-Marmel: The Force Behind Many Laughs.” Laughspin. Retrieved Jan. 31, 2013.
  10. ^ Vlessing, Etan (Nov. 2, 2011). “Entertainment One and Levity Pact on TV Comedies.” The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved Jan. 31, 2013.

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