Original Sketch Comedy Series Funny Girls Now Available to Watch Free on Crackle

NEW YORK, N.Y.

Crackle Plus, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company and one of the largest operators of advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) streaming services, announced today that the original sketch comedy series Funny Girls premiered this month exclusively on Crackle.

Already a huge critical hit in Australia and New Zealand, Funny Girls stars brilliant young comics - Jackie van Beek (What We Do in the Shadows), Rose Matafeo (Starstruck, 2018 winner - Edinburgh Fringe), and Laura Danie - along with Kimberley Crossman and Zara Cormack, rounding out the ensemble cast. The series follows Rose (Matafeo) and Louise and their irrepressible producer Pauline (van Beek), as they try to put their female-centric show together in a world of male television executives.

“As we worked with these comically gifted women on other projects, we quickly concluded that the time was right for a strong female-led show like Funny Girls, and these were the performers to pull it off,” said series producer Bronwynn Bakker. “We're excited to be picked up by Crackle and to bring huge laugh their large U.S. audience."

The critically acclaimed series, never before seen in the U.S., is now available to stream for free on Crackle delivering laughs to a brand-new audience. Funny Girls is uniquely quirky in the Kiwi kind of way, recently made popular with Flight of the Concords and the award-winning work of Taika Waititi (Thor: Love and Thunder, Jojo Rabbit, What We Do in the Shadows). Cast member van Beek and director Madeleine Sami recently wrapped their new feature film, produced by Taika Waititi, The Breaker Upperers. Funny Girls delivers the laughs and also showcases cutting-edge young female talent. Ensemble-member Rose Matafeo is also the creator and series lead of the original series Starstruck, just renewed for its third season.

“The Crackle fans have always supported our efforts to bring them irreverent comedy from around the globe,” said Jeff Meier, head of programming for Crackle Plus. “This timely and hysterical hidden gem, packed with so many rising stars in the comedy world, already adored by audiences Down Under, is guaranteed to be the hilarity-fueled hit of the summer!”

Crackle Plus’ recent releases include the exclusive scripted series Les Norton, which stars Alexander Bertram and Rebel Wilson, Inside the Black Box, hosted by Joe Morton, the hit college thriller series In the Vault, and the award-winning BBC series Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. They also recently announced season three of the award-winning series Going From Broke.

The Crackle Plus streaming Apps and channels are currently distributed through 85 touch points in the U.S. on platforms including Amazon FireTV, RokuTV, Apple TV, Smart TVs (Samsung, LG, Vizio), gaming consoles (PS4 and Xbox One), Plex, iOS and Android mobile devices and on desktops at Crackle.com, with previously announced plans to expand to over 110 touch points. Crackle is also available in approximately 500,000 hotel rooms in the Marriott Bonvoy chain.

ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) (the “Company”) operates video-on- demand (VOD) streaming services. The Company owns Crackle Plus, which owns and operates a variety of ad- supported VOD streaming services including Crackle, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Pivotshare, Españolflix and FrightPix. The Company also acquires and distributes video content through its Screen Media and 1091 Pictures subsidiaries and produces original video content through the Chicken Soup for the Soul Television Group. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous book series and produces super- premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand name.

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