LOS ANGELES (Feb. 7, 2013) – XLrator Media has acquired all worldwide distribution rights to the faith-based stand-up comedy feature film APOSTLES OF COMEDY: ONWARDS AND UPWARDS, starring superstars of Christian comedy Jeff Allen, Ron Pearson and Keith Alberstadt.  The film, to be released domestically this Spring, follows the three stand-up comedians on their recent national tours.  APOSTLES OF COMEDY: ONWARDS AND UPWARDS was co-produced and co-directed by Mitchell Galin and Lenny Sisselman.  XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon announced the deal today.

“This film is a fun, high-quality program for the faith-based community and all fans of truly great stand-up comedy. This audience is typically under-served by most Hollywood offerings,” said Gordon.  “They are a large, diverse group always seeking relevant programming to enjoy.  APOSTLES OF COMEDY: ONWARDS AND UPWARDS delivers laughs for the entire family.”

Faith-based comedy is watched by about 35% of the U.S. population.  As raunchy material becomes prevalent in live stand-up performances, “clean comedy” like that featured in APOSTLES OF COMEDY: ONWARDS AND UPWARDS provides hilarious, non-offensive entertainment for all audiences regardless of faith, age or background. 

“Many families feel assaulted by what they believe is profane content in stand-up comedy today,” said Galin. “APOSTLES OF COMEDY: ONWARDS AND UPWARDS entertains without sacrificing core family values.”


About XLrator Media, LLC

XLrator Media, LLC (XLratorMedia.com) is a multi-platform releasing company founded by industry veteran Barry Gordon. It is focused on acquiring feature films, event programming and libraries, in addition to producing programming for enthusiast genres and categories that are  under-served by the major studios and most independents. Recent XLrator Media releases include Ironclad, John Carpenter’s The Ward, Bunraku, Killing Bono, the Sundance documentary Knuckle, We The Party, 96 Minutes, Assassin’s Bullet, Blood Money, Brawler, Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes, Outpost: Black Sun, The Thompsons and Allegiance