Earth To AOL

    November 21, 2005
    WebProNews Staff

America Online, doing exactly what you would expect from a company connected with Time Warner, is airing a special on-demand presentation of “Earth to America!” a star-studded comedy event that aired on TBS Sunday night. The Hollywood names involved are nothing short of phenomenal, all offering a laugh in the name of environmental awareness.

Available for free at, the portal is giving visitors the option of downloading the entire event for viewing, or selecting specific segments from today until the end of the year.

“Earth to America!” features stand-up videotaped vignettes and comedy sketches with performances and appearances from Jason Alexander, Jack Black, Blue Man Group, Cedric “The Entertainer,” Rob Corddry, Larry David, Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Ferrell, Al Franken, Tom Hanks, Faith Hill, Dustin Hoffman, Eric Idle, Jenifer Lewis, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Bill Maher, Steve Martin, Tim McGraw, Kevin Nealon, Conan O’Brien, Ray Romano, Martin Short, Ben Stiller, Wanda Sykes, Jeffrey Tambor, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Robin Williams and the cast from Avenue Q.

The online broadcast will also have material not aired on TBS.

“We’re always seeking unique and engaging video content to bring to the audience, and we feel that ‘Earth to America!’ fits that description perfectly,” said Jim Bankoff, Executive Vice President, Programming and Products, America Online.

“We will leverage the power of the online medium to present this historic comedy event in a whole new way–allowing viewers to enjoy the performances how they want and when they want–along with additional footage they can’t see anywhere else.”

AOL has an agreement with The Comedy Festival to provide comedy content year-round.