COMEDY CENTRAL’S FRIENDSFEST TO OPEN IN LONDON THIS SEPTEMBER An Interactive Week-Long Fan Experience Featuring a Full Scale Set of Monica’s Apartment, Exhibition of Original Props & Central Perk Inspired Café
London, Wednesday 12th August 2015: Comedy Central UK is bringing a touch of New York chic to London’s trendy East End this September with FriendsFest, a celebration of one of the greatest sitcoms of all time. This exciting news accompanies today’s announcement that the channel will remain the exclusive TV home of Friends in the UK for a further four years.
From Wednesday, 16 - Sunday, 20 September, The Boiler House on Brick Lane will be transformed into the ultimate Friends experience, giving fans the chance to immerse themselves into the world made famous by Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey and Phoebe.
Comedy Central’s FriendsFest will feature a full scale set of Monica’s apartment, home to some of the best-loved scenes from the ever-popular series. From the back window where the gang would spy on the ‘Ugly Naked Guy’, to the kitchen made famous by Rachel’s delicious meat trifle, fans will have full access to explore the apartment.
An exhibition of original props and memorabilia will also feature at Comedy Central’s FriendsFest. Plus fans will be able to enjoy a coffee at the Central Perk inspired café, have their pictures taken on the unmistakable orange sofa or by a replica of the iconic fountain.
They can visit a pop-up “Rachel” blow dry salon, hang out in a New York themed courtyard, enjoy a game of foosball with friends or simply put their feet up and relax on a lazy boy watching episodes of the show.
Jill Offman, MD Comedy Central UK & SVP Comedy VIMN said, “Friends is hugely popular, with almost 5.9 million people tuning in to watch it on Comedy Central each month. As we celebrate news that Comedy Central will remain the exclusive TV home of Friends, it’s great to give something special to fans and what better way than with FriendsFest.”
Viewers wanting to get into the mood for Comedy Central’s FriendsFest will be able to watch all 236 episodes of Friends in chronological order, weekdays from Monday, 24 August.
COMEDY CENTRAL’S FRIENDSFEST
DATES: Wednesday, 16 – Sunday 20 September
ADDRESS: The Boiler House, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
TIMINGS: Wednesday, 16 September 12-8pm / Thursday 17 September 11-7pm /
Friday 18 September 11-9pm / Saturday 19 September 11-9pm / Sunday 20 September 11-6pm
COMEDY CENTRAL CONFIRMS NEW TICKETS TO BE RELEASED FOR #FRIENDSFEST
FIRST BATCH OF TICKETS SOLD OUT IN AN ASTOUNDING 13 MINUTES
London, Saturday 22nd August 2015: Comedy Central has confirmed that a second batch of tickets will be released for its sell-out FriendsFest event at London’s Boiler House this September.
An announcement will be made live on air on Monday 24th August, between 8-9pm during Comedy Central’s ‘FriendsFest: The One with Every Episode’, which is giving viewers the chance to watch all 236 episodes of Friends in chronological order, weekdays from 5pm.
Fans should also keep following the @ComedyCentralUK Twitter account and check out www.comedycentral.co.uk/FriendsFest for exclusive news.