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Comedian, Actress and Emmy Award Winner Sherri Shepherd to Host The Clorox(R) Lounge -- Your Gotta Go Place for ComedyThe Clorox Lounge Is an Online Community Where People Can Sit Down, Relax and Enjoy a Little Comic Relief (January 31, 2012)
OAKLAND, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/31/12 -- An inspiration for an entire genre of comedy, the bathroom is often named as the number one place for parents to find a moment of quiet and a break from a busy day. The Clorox Family of Toilet Products' ongoing Ode to the Commode campaign, recognizing the toilet's vital role in our routine, continues with the launch of The Clorox® Lounge, a community hub designed to be your gotta go place for comedy.
Hosted by comedian, actress and Emmy winner Sherri Shepherd, the site found at TheCloroxLounge.com features hilarious anecdotes, fun contests, exciting give-a-ways, coupons and just the right amount of comic relief.
"Clorox brings the laughs out of the (water) closet and has created a community where you can find hilarious jokes, photos and videos. I'm excited about hosting The Clorox Lounge and turning the bathroom into the laugh room," said Sherri Shepherd.
The Lounge activities kick off with Last Comic Sitting Competition and Sweepstakes(1), which will launch Feb. 27, 2012. Over the course of eight weeks, ten of the funniest mom and dad comics will go head-to-head in a stand-up throw-down for the chance to sit on the throne and be crowned the Last Comic Sitting. Each week, they'll face a new challenge and based on consumer voting one will be eliminated. The grand prize winner will receive $10,000.
Consumers also have an opportunity to win $10,000 in the Last Comic Sitting Sweepstakes. Simply visit The Clorox Lounge to sign-up and be automatically entered for a chance to win the top prize. Throughout the competition, consumers can generate up to two additional entries each day by logging in and commenting.
The Clorox Lounge and Last Comic Sitting Competition is an extension of Clorox Toilet Products' Ode to the Commode campaign, which celebrates and elevates the toilet so it's no longer the butt of jokes. "Over the last few years, we've embraced the humor that exists around the bathroom and family," said Jenny Chang, marketing manager for the Clorox Family of Toilet Products. "Whether it is from potty training, cleaning wars, or simply rites of passage that come with kids growing-up, the bathroom is such a part of our lives, why not take a break to celebrate these with humor? As a busy mom and funny-lady, Sherri was the perfect fit to help us share these moments with American families."
For more information on the Clorox Lounge or to meet the Last Comic Sitting comics and vote, visit www.OdeToTheCommode.com.
About The Clorox Company
The Clorox Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of consumer products with 8,300 employees and fiscal year 2010 revenues of $5.53 billion. Clorox markets some of consumers' most trusted and recognized brand names, including its namesake bleach and cleaning products, Green Works® natural home care products, Pine-Sol® cleaners, Poett® home care products, Fresh Step® cat litter, Kingsford® charcoal, Hidden Valley® and K C Masterpiece® dressings and sauces, Brita® water-filtration products, Glad® bags and wraps and containers, and Burt's Bees® natural personal care products. The company's products are manufactured in more than two dozen countries and sold in more than 100 countries. Clorox is committed to making a positive difference in the communities where its employees work and live. Founded in 1980, The Clorox Company Foundation has awarded cash grants totaling more than $80 million to nonprofit organizations, schools and colleges. In fiscal 2010 alone, the foundation awarded $3.5 million in cash grants, and Clorox made product donations valued at $8.8 million. For more information about Clorox, visit www.TheCloroxCompany.com.
About Sherri Shepherd
Whether on stage or screen, Daytime® Emmy Award-winner Sherri Shepherd's magnetic personality and hilarious sense of humor never fail to delight audiences. As one of the co-hosts on "The View," she was a part of groundbreaking history in August 2009, when the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host was awarded to the multiple talk show hosts of "The View." That same year the co-hosts were chosen as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World" by Time while Forbes ranked "The View" #11 among "30 of the Most Influential Women in Media." She is also the host of the GSN's reboot of "The Newlywed Game."
Sherri, in addition to daytime, has been a memorable player in primetime for years. She is currently a frequent guest star on the Emmy Award-winning series "30 Rock" as Tracy Morgan's wife, Angie Jordan. She was the Executive Producer and star of her own sitcom "SHERRI" on Lifetime and has made laugh out loud appearances in "Less than Perfect," "Everybody Loves Raymond," "Joan of Arcadia," "Suddenly Susan" and "The Jamie Foxx Show."
Sherri will next be stealing the spotlight on the silver screen in "One for the Money," based on the best-selling book series by Janet Evanovich, releasing January 27, 2012. She most recently wrapped production on Steve Harvey's "Think Like a Man" and has appeared in such feature films as the award-winning film "Precious" based on the novel Push by Sapphire as well as "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa," "Guess Who," "Who's Your Caddy," "Beauty Shop" and "Cellular."
She has a six-year-old son Jeffrey and recently married Lamar Sally. Their wedding was captured by The Style Network and "Wedding Fabulous: Sherri Shepherd Gets Married" garnered the highest ratings for a wedding special on the network. They reside in New York City.
(1) NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (D.C.), 18 YEARS AND OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Ends 4/22/12. For Official Rules, prize descriptions and odds disclosure, visit www.thecloroxlounge.com. Sponsor: The Clorox Company, 1221 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612.
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