NEW YORK, NY, JUNE 18, 2012
- New York City comedian Mark Malkoff watched 252 movies on Netflix streaming in one month, and shared his experience with the world. It was only a matter of time before Netflix CEO Reed Hastings would get wind of the incredible feat, and when he did, the response was surprising: declaring June 11 "Mark Malkoff Day" at Netflix headquarters.
"I couldn't believe Netflix gave me my very own day," said Mark. "Netflix told me it was the first time in the history of the company where anyone was given such an honor."
Mark flew to Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, CA, last week, where his video, "Netflix Challenge" was screened for Netflix employees. Of course, Mark documented it all in a new video-- "Mark Visits Netflix"-- which premieres today on www.MyDamnChannel.com/MarkMalkoff
"Mark has a powerfully consistent track record-- accomplishing one of the hardest feats in online video-- he creates ideas that stand out from a sea of content to capture our imagination and massive awareness," said My Damn Channel Founder/CEO Rob Barnett.
Mr. Hastings personally met with Mark and congratulated him on his accomplishment. "When I met Reed Hastings I geeked out big time," said Mark. "I had no clue I'd be face-to-face with the man himself."
Also during his Netflix visit Mark watched the film Troll 2
in a private screening room. "I watched Netflix at Netflix
," said Mark. "How cool is that?"
Netflix said Malkoff's stunt of watching 404.25 hours of streaming Netflix content in a month was a record for any customer.
"Going to Netflix, I felt like Charlie going into Wonka's factory," said Mark. "It made watching 29.4 hours of closing credits in a month almost worth it."
About Mark Malkoff
Mark Malkoff is a comedian and filmmaker. He has been featured on "The Today Show," "Good Morning America," Anderson Cooper 360, Fox News, MSNBC, Huffington Post, New York Times, NPR, and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
Mark starred in a popular video in which he visited and consumed purchases at all 171 Starbucks locations in Manhattan in less than 24 hours. Mark also achieved worldwide media attention for his video series in which he lived and slept in an IKEA store in Paramus, New Jersey for an entire week. Mark made headlines again with a video in which he was physically carried 9.4 miles in Manhattan by 155 individuals, disproving the myth that New Yorkers are rude.
Most recently in "Apple Store Challenge," Mark successfully brought a goat into the Apple Store to illustrate that they will allow customers to do practically anything. Mark lives in New York City with his wife Christine. You can check out Mark's videos at www.MyDamnChannel.com/MarkMalkoff
About My Damn Channel
My Damn Channel is a leading entertainment studio and distributor of premium content. Since launching in 2007, it has produced thousands of original videos featuring major stars and emerging artists from TV, film and the internet. It has created some of the most successful comedy online, including Wainy Days, Horrible People, You Suck at Photoshop
and videos by Harry Shearer, with more than 30 new series premiering in 2012. The company also creates premium, branded entertainment and targeted distribution campaigns for major advertisers. In addition to www.MyDamnChannel.com
-- one of TIME Magazine's Best 50 Websites of 2011
-- the company operates Blog, Vlog and Talent Networks plus a music channel run by Don Was.
New episodes of My Damn Channel original series premiere inside My Damn Channel LIVE
, a daily, live comedy show hosted by Beth Hoyt. The first original comedy programming-- and first live entertainment series-- to launch as part of YouTube's original content initiative, My Damn Channel LIVE airs weekdays at 4 p.m.. ET on www.YouTube.com/MyDamnChannel
, and is available on demand.