Prime Video debuts weekly NFL comedy show in conjunction with ‘Thursday Night Football’ hosted by Taran Killam – The Streamable

With the NFL season kicking off on Thursday, Prime Video has announced the premiere of its new football-centric show, “The NFL Pile On.” This new weekly series will be a 30-minute comedic look at the league that will air every Wednesday on the streamer. “Saturday Night Live” alum Taran Killam will host the show premiering Wednesday, September 14 at 7 p.m. ET, one day before Prime Video’s first exclusive “Thursday Night Football” regular season game.

“NFL Pile On” will highlight funny and unexpected moments from the previous week’s NFL content, revealing everything from player thumbnails and postgame press conferences to the crazy things that happen in studio broadcasts, on social media and elsewhere around the world of the NFL. Plus, with full access to the NFL Films library, “The NFL Pile On” will allow Killam and company to take a comedic look at the funniest and silliest moments throughout the NFL season.

“NFL Pile On will give viewers a fun, fresh look at the entire week’s NFL action,” said Amazon’s vice president of global sports video, Marie Donoghue. “Led by Taran Killam, we will bring fans closer to the fun in and around the game so they can enjoy even greater access to their favorite teams and players.”

In addition to his time on “SNL,” Killam has appeared on the big and small screens for years, in addition to his Broadway debut as King George III in “Hamilton.” Killam brings his unique, diverse talents to the show and will be joined by comedian Sarah Tiana and special guests from the worlds of pop culture, sports, comedy and social media. Each week, the team will recap the funniest, most provocative NFL-centric clips from the previous week, as well as set the stage for the following night’s “TNF” show.

“I’m so excited and grateful to help start a show about two things I love: football and comedy,” Killam said. “The fact that we support the NFL and Prime Video means we can deliver exclusive content with full access to Prime members and NFL fans … and also that I get all the The Boys spoilers I can handle.”

“NFL Pile On” isn’t the only additional content Prime Video is bringing to the platform to bolster its “TNF” rights. Amazon has announced alternate shows featuring veteran NFL hosts and reporters Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer and viral trick-shot artist Dude Perfect, with more still in the works. The company is also rolling out new features throughout the season to enhance the viewer experience, including a DVR feature specifically for “TNF” games.

We all know the NFL is king. Whether that translates into a weekly comedy show is yet to be seen, but there’s no doubt that Amazon is doing everything it can to make a return on its investment in exclusive NFL rights. For example, Carnival Cruise Line will be the presenting sponsor and exclusive advertiser of “The NFL Pile On.”

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