Rooftop Comedy's Moshe Kasher Named iTunes Best New Comedian of 2009

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New Comedy Label Racks up End-of-Year Accolades.

Rooftop Comedy's Moshe Kasher iTunes Best New Comedian

Kasher's Album Named Top iTunes Pick

This is a new media success story.

Apple iTunes today named Rooftop Comedy's Moshe Kasher as the iTunes Rewind 2009: Best New Comic. Rooftop Comedy, the leading interactive media producer of original comedy content, produced Kasher's debut album, “Everyone You Know is Going to Die, and Then You Are” earlier this year.

Rooftop Comedy Productions officially launched in July 2009, and the new label has quickly become the industry’s largest producer of comedy albums. Parent company Rooftop Media records live stand-up performances 365 nights a year from its network of over 25 comedy clubs in North America, Europe and Australia, distributing comedy programming to its dozens of media partners that include Apple iTunes, Hulu, IGN Entertainment, NBC’s “New York Non-Stop”, Nokia, Verizon, Virgin America, Yahoo!, and many more.

The Apple iTunes' announcement closely follows on the heels of a series of industry honors for Rooftop Comedy albums and comedy series, including:

Laurie Kilmartin’s "Five Minutes to Myself" – produced by Rooftop Comedy – has been named a Punchline Magazine Top 10 Comedy Album of 2009.

Kyle Grooms’ "The Legend of the Jersey Devil" – produced by Rooftop Comedy – has been named in Apple iTunes Top 20 Comedy Albums of 2009

“That Sucks” – a weekly television series produced for MavTV with a companion series available online and via Sucksbox.com – has been named an Apple iTunes Top 25 Video Podcast of 2009

“ROFL” – a weekly web series produced for Revision3 – has been named an Apple iTunes Top 25 Video Podcast of 2009

"We’re thrilled for Moshe," said Will C. Rogers, CEO of Rooftop Media. "This is a new media success story. Our nightly, bird’s eye view into the world of stand-up comedy enables us to cost-effectively identify, record and distribute the next big names in comedy, and industry praise for Moshe and his debut album is a great of example of our process at work.”

Moshe Kasher is a Los Angeles-based comedian who has performed at comedy clubs and festivals nationwide. He was named “The Best of the Fest” at the 2009 Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival in Aspen, CO. Rooftop Comedy albums are available via Apple iTunes, Amazon.com, Napster and RooftopComedy.com.

About Rooftop Media, Inc.:
Rooftop Media, Inc. the parent company of Rooftop Comedy, Rooftop Comedy Productions, The Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival and the Rooftop Comedy National College Comedy Competition, is the largest producer of interactive comedy programming, original comedy productions, and comedic branded entertainment. Rooftop Media records live comedy performances 365 nights a year from its network of comedy clubs throughout North America, Europe and Australia, distributing original comedy programming to cable, broadcast, web, mobile and print channels. Working with more than 4,000 professional comedians, Rooftop Media maintains a growing video library of tens of thousands of hours of original comedy content.

Media Contact:
Annie O’Rourke 800-860-0293 ext. 711., annie(at)rooftopcomedy(dot)com

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