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iHM, Big Money Players Network to Launch ''Clown Parade''


''Clown Parade''
''Clown Parade''

iHeartMedia and Will Ferrell's Big Money Players Network (BMP), have announced the launch of "Clown Parade: An Anthological Character Piece Carefully Curated by Las Culturistas," a comedy podcast series presented by Will Ferrell and Matt Rogers & Bowen Yang of "Las Culturistas" podcast. Each month, the show will feature four episodes by a different up-and-coming comedic talent, creating a new podcast format hosted by an original character of their own creation, in the spirit of "The Ron Burgundy Podcast." The first episode of "Clown Parade" will be available on June 29.

The roster of comedians will be curated by Ferrell, Rogers and Yang with an eye towards representation, inclusivity and elevating the next generation of comedic voices. The lineup of comedians includes Greta Titelman ("Los Espookys," "Search Party"), Martin Urbano ("National Lampoon Radio Hour"), Rekha Shankar ("Between Two Ferns: The Movie"), Chris Burns (Netflix's "We Have the Receipts" Podcast), Desi Domo (UCB's "Characters Welcome"), Raphael Chestang ("Adam Ruins Everything"), Milly Tamarez ("The Celebrity Dating Game"), Sarah Smallwood Parsons (UCB's "Characters Welcome"), Steve Han ("The Big Leap") and Sudi Green ("SNL," "Shrill).

Ferrell, Rogers and Yang will set up each new comic and their concept, who will then have a 4-episode mini series in the podcast feed as their character. The first mini series is titled, "Stepmom Presents: The Husband Hunt" -- from actress and comedian, Greta Titelman -- as her character "Stepmom."

"As arbiters of taste and culture in today's America, it is an honor to collaborate with William Ferrell to both pass the torch to new, talented comedians who will become household names, and also sort of get Will's name out there because he's talented and deserves a chance to succeed, we think," said Rogers and Yang in a joint statement.

"I'm really thrilled to have had a chance to help promote these innovative comedy voices through the launch of Clown Parade," said Ferrell. "I can't thank Matt and Bowen enough for seeing something in me that I didn't see in myself... that I have inner strength much like a Helen Reddy album. Thank you for this opportunity guys, I will never be able to repay you."

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