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November 14, 2013 12:26 ET

Comedy Gives Back Digital Telethon Reaches Over 21 Million People Worldwide; VOD Content Now Available Exclusively on Dailymotion

Hilarious Skits, Stand-Up Routines, and More From Global Comedy Event Now Available via PPV With Proceeds Continuing to Benefit Malaria No More -- Free London Preview for a Limited Time

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 14, 2013) - This past week five packed venues around the world in Los Angeles, New York, London and Sydney, bore witness to the premier digital telethon Comedy Gives Back (www.comedygivesback.com). The live event, which was also live streamed exclusively on the global video destination Dailymotion (www.dailymotion.com), achieved an impressive social reach of over 21 million people worldwide and has thus far raised an impressive level of fundraising to benefit this year's charity, Malaria No More (www.malarianomore.org). However, this is just the beginning!

Launched today, the five LIVE stand-up shows are available on-demand via pay-per-view exclusively on Dailymotion at the Comedy Gives Back Video Hub - www.dailymotion.com/comedygivesback. Localized blocks of the five shows featuring top comedy names like Dane Cook, Kevin Nealon, Reggie Watts, Jim Breuer, and Marc Maron are available individually for 99 cents. All five of the videos can be watched for $3.99. A portion of the proceeds from these purchases will continue to go to Malaria No More.

With 85 performers across the entire digital telethon, and stream views driven in through the event's syndication partners, the concurrent streamers ranked in the 85th percentile of all live streamed events and even reached the number four trending spot internationally on Twitter. Celebrating this massive success, Comedy Gives Back and Dailymotion are launching the free simulcast of the London stand-up show on Friday at 8pm GMT / 3pm ET 12pm PT, so anyone who may have missed the live event can watch all the hilarity that ensued.

Releasing the VOD content to fans across the globe will help Comedy Gives Back to build upon the extensive fundraising levels already reached through charity buzz, giveaways from partners Nokia and Acutefruit, and live talent challenges like Comedy Bang Bang's dollar challenge. With an impressive list of globally recognizable talent participating and top-tier event partners promoting in just its second year, Comedy Gives Back has proven itself as a new model for just how successful live digital telethons can be for fundraising in the 21st century.

To learn more, or to check out the VOD content now available, please visit www.dailymotion.com/comedygivesback.

About Comedy Gives Back
Comedy Gives Back is a social benefit enterprise uniting traditional and digital native comics across various platforms to raise money for good causes. Think of it as a digital telethon. In its second year, Comedy Gives Back's annual tent-pole event is a 24-hour global live-streamed comedy extravaganza raises money for charity. In 2011, Comedy Gives Back raised through their US efforts in NY, Chicago & LA benefiting Off the Mat and Into the World who brought relief to Haiti. @ComedyGivesBack is the social enterprise brainchild of Amber J. Lawson, Zoe Friedman and Jodi Lieberman. This year's charity partner is Malaria No More. For further information, please visit www.comedygivesback.com

About Dailymotion
Dailymotion has 115 million unique visitors generating over 2.5 billion video views every month according to Comscore (May 2013). It is ranked the 31st most visited website in the world. Dailymotion offers the best content from users, independent content creators and premium partners in the media and entertainment industries. Using the most advanced technology for both users and content creators, Dailymotion provides HD video in a fast, easy-to-use online service. Dailymotion offers a high quality user experience across all digital devices (computers, mobile devices, connected TVs and tablets). Dailymotion is available around the world in 16 different languages and 34 localized versions featuring local home pages and local content. For further information, please visit www.dailymotion.com.

About Malaria No More
Malaria No More is determined to end malaria deaths. They're helping the world get it done by engaging leaders, rallying the public, and delivering life-saving tools and education to families across Africa. Founded in 2006 by business leaders Ray Chambers and Peter Chernin, Malaria No More is working to create a world in which no one dies from a mosquito bite. For more information, visit www.MalariaNoMore.org.

Contact Information

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    Jonas Public Relations for Comedy Gives Back
    Jeff Abraham
    310-656-3355
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    Miller PR for Dailymotion
    Eric Lammerding
    323-761-7234
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