Comedy Central Teams with Gigya to Provide Live Chat for Bonnarroo Coverage

For the first time ever, Comedy Central is bringing the best of Bonnaroo stand-up straight to fans, via a live, digital-only event on June 12, 2011.  The live coverage will feature performances from top comedians such as Lewis Black, Donald Glover, Eugene Mirman, Cheech Marin and more.

Comedy Central has teamed up with Gigya to provide fans with a way to chat with one another during the event. With Gigya’s Live Chat Plugin, fans will be able to chat by logging in using an existing Facebook or Twitter identity. Once connected, users have the choice to toggle between friends and the rest of the Comedy Central community. Connected users will also have the option to post chat messages to social feeds and encourage friends to watch and laugh with them.

To watch live coverage of the event, and checkout Gigya’s live chat technology in action, visit Comedy Central’s Bonnarroo page on Sunday June 12th @ 6 P.M. EST: http://www.comedycentral.com/shows/bonnaroo/index.jhtml

By Kevin White