SportsCenter Laughs It Up with Comedians Leading to Super Bowl

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SportsCenter Laughs It Up with Comedians Leading to Super Bowl

Six professional comedians with geographic or personal ties to either the New England Patriots or Seattle Seahawks will support their teams in Enemy Territory, a pair of short comedy features that will run on ESPN SportsCenter in the days leading up to Super Bowl XLIX.

Full Group

In the features, comedians Nick DiPaolo, Gary Gulman and Max “No Sleeves” Weisz, all natives of the Boston area, are shown in a Patriots-themed sports bar when their party is interrupted by Nick Thune and Jeff Dye, two comedians from the Seattle area, and comedian/author Sarah Colonna, the fiancée of Seahawks punter Jon Ryan.

With the Patriots supporters discussing how overblown “Deflategate” is and how Tom Brady is already greater than Joe Montana, the Seahawks backers toss a half-deflated football into their laps and the game is on.

“With the sports world focused on the Super Bowl and all of the news surrounding it, we see Enemy Territory as a way to break up the serious talk for a few minutes,” said Glenn Jacobs, ESPN senior coordinating producer, SportsCenter New and Next.

“In addition to being very talented, these six comedians are also big fans. We look forward to sharing it with SportsCenter viewers.”

Enemy Territory, which will air in two parts, debuts on SportsCenter on Friday, Jan. 30, and will continue on Saturday, Jan. 31. Portions and outtakes also will appear on and on ESPN’s You Tube channel.

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I’m part of a team that handles PR/Communications for SportsCenter, including the SC Featured brand, and ESPN’s news platforms. In addition, I’m the PR contact for ESPN’s coverage of golf (the Masters), motorsports (Formula 1), and the sports betting program Daily Wager. I’m based in Daytona Beach, Fla., and have been with ESPN since 2006.