Tony Hale is celebrating the holidays with a grand comedy and music event for IFC, “Joe’s Pub Presents: A Holiday Special.” The affair will be taped in front of a live audience at the iconic Joe’s Pub inside the Public Theater in downtown Manhattan on November 30, and air as a one-hour special in December.
The special will include a variety of holiday themed performances from comics, singers and actors including Bridget Everett, Jo Firestone and Jen Kirkman, with many more artists to be announced shortly. The funk and soul group The Dap-Kings will be the house band for the night.
“A Holiday Special” is the first collaboration between IFC and Show Shop, who serve as producers. Executive producers are Frank Garritano and Alex Coletti, with Coletti directing.
Hale recently received a Critics Choice nomination in the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category for his role on “Veep.” The actor’s recent credits include “Dominion,” “Brave New Jersey” and the fifth season of hit HBO comedy. He’ll also have a role in the drama “And Then I Go.”
“Joe’s Pub Presents: A Holiday Special” will air Wednesday, December 21 at 10 p.m. on IFC.