"NEW YORK'S FUNNIEST" COMEDY WINNER JULIAN MCCULLOUGH TO HOST "SHARK WEEK'S" LIVE LATE-NIGHT TALK SHOW "SHARK AFTER DARK" WITH APPEARANCES BY "BOB THE SHARK"
SHARK AFTER DARK Returns to its Original LIVE Format July 22-26 at 11 PM ET/PT on Discovery
(Los Angeles) - Get your snorkels ready, because it's time dive into deep dark waters with the return of SHARK WEEK's hit late-night talk show SHARK AFTER DARK, back in its original LIVE format. The show returns for its sixth year with all-new host, actor, writer, producer and comedian Julian McCullough, star of the Comedy Central hour special Maybe I'm a Man and known for his appearances on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, Comedy Central's This Is Not Happening and winner of New York's Funniest comedy competition. For five nights, McCullough will bring the fin and games as he chats with celebrity guests, shark fans and shark experts, among many others live on SHARK AFTER DARK. And swimming back from the depths of the deep blue sea for his late-night appearance is America's favorite cartilaginous sidekick Bob the Shark. SHARK AFTER DARK airs Sunday, July 22 to Thursday, July 26 at 11 PM ET/PT on Discovery.
Each night, McCullough will be joined by celebrity guests and shark experts alike to look back at some of the most fintastic highlights from SHARK WEEK in addition to giving viewers a sneak peek at upcoming SHARK WEEK programs.
Discovery Channel's Executive Vice President of Multi-Platform Programming and Digital Media Scott Lewers and the network are excited to bring back the live format of the late-night show.
"We are thrilled to welcome back SHARK AFTER DARK - the show gives us the ability to have a full multi-platform content experience, giving fans a forum for live interaction with TV's favorite pop culture week.
It's a fun interactive LIVE after show with all the magic of SHARK WEEK in real time with our Shark experts and celebrities who love it."
And with rumors swirling around the reef about what Bob the Shark has been up to the last two years, Bob himself wanted to clear things up and let the rumors lie with the fishes.
"Where've I been the last two years? Simple... the dentist (whitening takes a while when you've got five rows of teeth). And well, okay, I've spent a week at the Botox clinic (c'mon, you think this smooth skin is natural?!?). And sure, there was that laser hair removal session. And the fin lift. And the gill augmentation... but hey, enough about where I've been, let's talk about where I'll be: SHARK AFTER DARK! And, thanks to the lip fillers, I've never looked better!"
So, grab a nice refreshing glass of saltwater and put your fins up, because SHARK WEEK nights just got a
lot more jawesome.
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