Spike’s wildly popular breakout hit series, “Lip Sync Battle” is going LIVE in New York City on Monday, July 13, as part of the City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage festival.
LL COOL J, a proud native New Yorker will host the LIVE event and New York City resident Chrissy Teigen will provide the color commentary.
“Lip Sync Battle was born and raised in New York City,” said Casey Patterson, Executive Producer. “We’re honored to be doing our first-ever LIVE show from New York in Central Park. The event will be free for our amazing fans. Central Park is a magical setting with an incredible music legacy, and we can’t wait to rock it!”
Based on the pop culture phenomenon of lip sync battling, the Spike original series features celebrities going head to head – lip-syncing the song of their choice – battling for the coolest bragging rights on the planet. The series is a ratings and multiplatform superstar for Spike and is the most-watched original series in network history, averaging 3 million viewers.
The competitors for Spike’s first-ever outdoor “Lip Sync Battle” will be announced shortly. The event will be produced by Casey Patterson Entertainment and held rain or shine (gates open at 7:00 p.m.) at the SummerStage venue in mid-Central Park (Fifth Avenue at 69th Street). The event will not be televised and is free to fans.
“Lip Sync Battle” airs on Spike on Thursdays at 10pm ET/PT.
“Lip Sync Battle” is directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller (“Saturday Night Live,” “30 Rock”) and executive produced by Casey Patterson, Jay Peterson of Matador Content, John Krasinski, Stephen Merchant, Rick Schwartz, and Eight Million Plus Productions.
SummerStage is the largest free performing arts festival in New York City. The festival presents work in all performing arts disciplines, with a focus on New York’s unique neighborhoods. Celebrating 30 years in 2015, SummerStage will present more than 140 shows in 16 parks across New York City. Showcasing nearly 200 unique artists from the iconic to the avant-garde, from opera to hip-hop, film to circus–and everything in between–this is what makes SummerStage a trulyNew York City festival. SummerStage is produced by the independent nonprofit City Parks Foundation. To learn more visit www.SummerStage.org.
Lip Sync Battle
Lip Sync Battle is already a huge viral sensation. Now Paramount Network is taking it to the next level with its very own show, hosted by LL Cool J and with colorful commentary by social media maven and supermodel Chrissy Teigen. Each episode will feature two A-list celebrities like you've never seen them before - synching their hearts out in hysterically epic performances. The mic is off, the battle is on!