In Conversation with Bert Kreischer
After a 20+ year career in comedy, including 6 television series, 4 comedy specials, 3 massive fan-driven podcasts and a slew of record breaking comedy tours, Variety magazine is honoring Bert Kreischer with their highest achievement in comedy. The larger-than-life stand-up comic dubbed “The Machine” for his insatiable appetite for partying, is set to receive Variety’s prestigious “Creative Impact in Comedy Award” in recognition of his achievements in comedy over the last two decades and placing him in rare company with fellow comic Chris Rock, the only other comedian to receive such an award. Furthermore, his ingenuity and innovation in touring, live entertainment and social media marketing has helped him reach new heights during an unprecedented global pandemic. While all indoor venues were closed due to Covid 19, Bert performed 59 shows to sold out crowds on his “Hot Summer Nights Tour” as a socially distanced outdoor spectacle spanning 35+ cities across 18 states to an audience of 80,000+ fans. His star continues to rise as he picks up where he left off pre-quarantine with his Berty Boy Relapse Tour selling out theaters across the country on the back of shooting his first full length feature film entitled THE MACHINE. The film, set up at Legendary Entertainment, is based on his viral true story of accidentally joining the Russian mob as a college student on a class field trip, solidifying his namesake not only for his unrelenting partying but now for his tireless work ethic.
In a special event on Tuesday, July 27th, Kreischer will participate in an in conversation and be recognized by Variety at the Hollywood Improv in conjunction with the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. Filmed in front of a live audience in LA and airing for the first time at Just For Laughs, online and free! Available to watch as of July 30.