MAD Magazine Relaunch Includes All New Digital Offerings
Including an Official Twitch Channel and THE MAD PODCAST!
Twitter Pitch: Get ready for a new kind of MADness! @MADMagazine is coming to @Twitch and new podcast to premiere on @itunes and @Stitcher this summer! Issue #1 hits newsstands today!
BURBANK, CA – In celebration of the relaunch of MAD Magazine and today’s debut of a new issue no. 1, America’s #1 humor magazine is revealing a new kind of MAD-ness with its first-ever digital channel debuting April 20 on Twitch at twitch.tv/madmagazine. The iconic brand will also extend its digital presence with The MAD Podcast!, an all-new bi-monthly series launching this summer on iTunes, Stitcher and the newly improved MAD blog. Available on newsstands and via digital download today, the June 2018 issue of MAD Magazine marks a fresh look for the fan-favorite brand.
Broadcasting live from MAD’s new Burbank headquarters, initial programming for the new Twitch channel, lead by Senior Editor Dan Telfer, will comprise a collection of comedy guests including Steve Agee, Jordan Morris, Thea Lux, Candy Lawrence, Erin Tracy, Sean Ellis, Gerry Duggan, Joe Kwaczala, among others, alongside narrated video game runs, live art sketches and must-see tabletop game challenges. From wild gaming antics to absurd discussions with a premiere guest lineup, viewers will get a hysterical glimpse into the creative minds behind MAD, while engaging with other fans across the country. The official MAD Magazine Twitch channel will launch on Friday, April 20 at 4 p.m. PST. Fans can tune-in to MAD’s bi-weekly broadcasts on Fridays from 4-6 p.m. PST at twitch.tv/madmagazine.
Combining new perspectives with classic MAD wit, The MAD Podcast! is an upcoming bi-monthly podcast series hosted by Editor Allie Goertz. The podcast slate will include a variety of scripted and conversational content featuring interviews with notable contributors, as well as celebrity fans. The MAD Podcast! will also feature scripted comedy bits, call-ins and original music, written and produced by Allie Goertz and Assistant Editor Casey Boyd. Listeners can tune in to The MAD Podcast! on iTunes, Stitcher and the MAD blog later this summer.
Available today on newsstands and via digital download, the June 2018 issue (issue no. 1) features cover art by acclaimed artist, Jason Edmiston and hilarious original content from new contributors including Brian Posehn, Luke McGarry, Megan Koester, as well as classic fan-favorite features from legendary contributors Al Jaffee, Sergio Aragones, Peter Kuper, and more. To subscribe to MAD, please visit here.
About MAD Magazine
MAD is America’s longest running and best-selling magazine with that name. For over 60 years MAD has been synonymous for “excellence in low standards.” With its grinning, gapped-toothed idiot mascot, Alfred E Neuman "gracing" its front cover, MAD satirizes politics, celebrities, sports and more in its print and digital editions, and also on its daily humor blog (which is updated daily, hence the term "daily humor blog"). MAD's most legendarily moronic features include Spy vs. Spy, The Fold-in, "A MAD Look at..," Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions and its iconic TV and movie parodies. MAD’s contributors – widely known as "Usual Gang of Idiots" — include such notable names Al Jaffee, Sergio Aragones, Peter Kuper, and Tim Carvell — although they wisely prefer to downplay their association with the magazine.
About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, the Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.