Late Night Tailgate
Shows & Attractions
Late Night Tailgate is a topical and unpredictable live comedy and spirited sports discussion show coming to a city near you in 2018!
Headlined by an ALL-PRO roster of hilarious (and opinionated) comedians, athletes and pop culture experts, Late Night Tailgate will tackle the biggest topics in professional and college sports as well as touch upon current events, entertainment, pop culture – and all things incendiary and debatable.
Saturday Night Live co-head writer Bryan Tucker will provide creative direction for the show which will feature a stand-up comedian host, commentary from our panel including a former NFL or NCAA star player, interactive audience participation (games, trivia, prizes and questions about the big game), pre-taped video segments with the teams and coaches, and live celebrity sports interviews curated for each market.
Produced by MBM Entertainment, The Kicker (born from Lorne Michaels Broadway Video) and IMG Artists, Late Night Tailgate will have unique digital content opportunities with a built-in national audience and already established wide presence on social media.
Tour dates will coincide with major University events like Homecoming and Parents Weekend as well as big rivalry games in football and basketball. Late Night Tailgate will have a party like atmosphere with audience members greeted by cheerleaders, mascots and band members upon arrival.
Why wait for Saturday morning to tailgate?
About The Kicker
The Kicker is where the worlds of sports and comedy converge. As a part of the premier online comedy website Above Average, The Kicker is the web’s top online destination for original, highly-shareable sports comedy articles and videos featuring top athletes, comedians, and film & TV stars. With new content released daily, The Kicker is where sports fans can catch unique takes on the sports news of the day and watch their favorite athletes in hilarious, scripted videos all in one visit. The Kicker is majority owned by Broadway Video.
About MBM Entertainment
MBM Entertainment conceives and produces high-profile media specials & live events in the music, comedy, political, sports and not-for-profit arenas.
Recent projects include an ESPN primetime special honoring NFL Hall of Fame QB Terry Bradshaw at the Super Bowl; the inaugural Lincoln Awards: A Concert for Veterans & the Military Family, which aired nationally on PBS Memorial Day Weekend; an intimate pop-up performance by John Legend at SXSW; a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the National Endowment of the Arts hosted by President Barack Obama and the first FACEBOOK Livestream from The GRAMMY Museum at LA LIVE.
For over a decade, MBM Entertainment founder Michael B. Matuza has served as a Producer for The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and numerous In Performance at the White House programs during the Obama administration. These shows have celebrated: Sir Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Ray Charles, Carole King, Tina Fey, Steve Martin, Ellen DeGeneres, Will Ferrell, George Carlin, Eddie Murphy, David Letterman and Bill Murray and have ranked among the highest rated specials on PBS. Matuza has been Executive Producer for many legendary tributes in New York, Washington, DC and Los Angeles honoring: Tom Cruise, Don Rickles, Smokey Robinson, Les Moonves, Betty White, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt, Joan Rivers, Jack Black, Quentin Tarantino and Robert De Niro.
MBM Entertainment develops and produces branded content, special events & on-site activations for corporate clients like VISA, Capital One, GODIVA, Miller Coors, Yahoo!, TOMS, Old Navy and Samsung.
In 2015, MBM created Audible Impact as an ongoing series of events to promote service, education and conversation on critical social issues. The series has featured a diverse lineup of artists, including: Jack Antonoff, Sarah Silverman, Carly Rae Jepsen, Reggie Watts, Lena Dunham, Sara Bareilles, Patton Oswalt and Tig Notaro.
We enjoy working closely with many not-for-profit partners and have produced fundraising events for Bono’s ONE Campaign, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, UN AIDS, the NFL’s Snowflake Foundation, White House Joining Forces, The Make-A-Wish Foundation, Broadway Impact, My Bill of Rights, Care For the Homeless, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), The Ally Coalition, The CIA Memorial Fund and Little Kids Rock.