The First Stand-Up Comedy Special Shot Entirely on iPhones

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Comedian Owen Smith buys 10 iPhones, shoots an Hour Stand-up Comedy Special with them, then, the next day, returns the iPhones to an Apple Store. True story.


Owen Smith: Good Luck Everybody

I bought 10 iPhones, shot this comedy special with them, then the next day, returns them to the Apple Store. - Owen Smith

Stand-Up Comedian Owen Smith, known from appearances on "Conan", "The Arsenio Hall Show", and Comedy Central, makes comedy history as the first comedian to film a Stand-up Comedy Special entirely on iPhones. "Good Luck Everybody" was recorded live at Mi’s Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica, California. Smith purchased 10 iPhones, used them to film the special, and returned them to the Apple store the next day. True story.

“I had something to say and didn’t want to fight through the conventional Hollywood channels to say it. Plus, the cameras on the iPhones are so good now, I knew I could achieve the same level of quality as any top comedy special out there,” Smith says.

Determined to produce a professional-grade special, Smith Directed and Executive Produced "Good Luck Everybody". Veteran comedy manager Barry Katz also served as EP. Emmy-Award Winning Director of Photography, Bill Berner served as DP, and Emmy-Award Winning editor Jeff U’ren, who also cut specials by Dave Chappelle, Lewis Black, and Kathy Griffith, edited the hour.

In "Good Luck Everybody", Smith takes on everything from independent women and their wobbly furniture, to the strenuous work ethic of cheating men, to why dating and Mary J. Blige concerts just don’t mix. The special is exclusively available on for $5.00.

“It’s the best iPhone Comedy Special of all time!” -- Chris Rock

“People don’t really know how truly funny Owen Smith is.” -- Bill Bellamy

“Owen Smith is one of my favorite comedians. An original thinker and a truly funny dude.” -- Neal Brennan, co-creator “Chappelle’s Show”

Contact Linda Harvey at 323.790.6380 or lindapr(at)owensmithlive(dot)com to receive a free screener or to set up a phone or in-person interview with Owen.

Watch the trailer for Good Luck Everybody:

About Owen:
You may know his face from some of your favorite television commercials but Owen Smith is a comedian who made his late night stand up comedy debut on Conan but was funny on several other shows before that: Russell Simmons Presents: The Ruckus, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, Latino Laugh Festival: The Show, BET’s Comic View, and the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. Owen is a regular at the world famous Comedy Store in Hollywood, CA and the famed Comedy Cellar in New York City and material from Owen’s first hour long comedy special Anonymous, plays in heavy rotation on all the comedy stations on Sirius/XM Radio.

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