Jeff Clanagan

CEO
Laugh Out Loud

Picture of Jeff ClanaganJeff Clanagan is an award-winning producer and innovator in entertainment. He currently holds roles as CEO of Laugh Out Loud, the entertainment company from the world’s top comedian Kevin Hart, and CEO of Codeblack Films and Codeblack Digital, a film production and distribution company dedicated to super-serving the black community worldwide.

Laugh Out Loud is a global multi-platform comedy brand focused on the “Future of Comedy,” through four key divisions — LOL Network, LOL Studios, LOL Audio, and LOLX! — that aim to provide comedy in color wherever, and whenever, their audience needs a laugh, as one of the most diversified and fastest-growing Black-owned modern media companies. From stand-up legends to globally-recognized digital influencers, Clanagan works with Hart and the LOL team to curate and cultivate the next generation of multicultural comedic storytellers. Clanagan oversees the strategic vision and expansion of the brand, which includes the streaming service, multi-platform distribution deals with digital partners like NBCUniversal’s Peacock, PlutoTV, Roku Channel, Bell Media, Snap, YouTube, Facebook, and more.

In his role with Codeblack Films, Clanagan and his team have acquired and developed films for distribution such as the Golden Globe® nominated indie drama Frankie and Alice and Addicted, based on the popular urban novel by Zane, which grossed over $16 million at the box office.

Clanagan broke new ground in theatrical marketing with his digital-first approach to the successful release of films like The Perfect Match and the Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez On Me, which generated $27 million in its first week. By piloting new digital-first tracking and research initiatives with a first-of-its-kind partnership with Screen Engine, he’s leveraging the millions of followers he built through Codeblack Digital, a division of Codeblack Films, to facilitate scalable research on influential African American audiences."

Streaming Media Connect August 2021