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Glencom Entertainment and Zanies Comedy Club Deliver Live Comedy To BREW(TM)-Enabled Handsets; - Zanies Comedy Application Available for Wireless Subscribers Nationwide -.

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Glencom Entertainment Inc., a developer of multimedia cell phone applications, and Zanies Comedy Clubs Inc., one of the most legendary comedy clubs in the world, today announced the availability of Zanies Wireless, a multimedia comedy application developed for QUALCOMM's Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless(TM) (BREW) platform.

Zanies Wireless is a hysterically entertaining application that allows wireless subscribers to see and, more importantly, listen to the routines of a diverse and growing number of professional comedians. Additional comedic content for the application will be provided by Comedy With A Byte Inc., dedicated to bringing laughter and motivational thoughts to corporate audiences around the world.

"Zanies longstanding presence in the world of comedy, their connection with top comedians and the company's willingness to explore new distribution channels make them an ideal partner in this effort," said Greg Halik, president of Glencom Entertainment. "Using the BREW platform our talented team of developers has created a multimedia application with an incredibly small footprint. While powerful and robust, because of the BREW platform the application is also suitable for all tiers of handsets and network capabilities."

"Having helped America laugh for 25 years, Zanies new partnership with Glencom Entertainment is a phenomenal way to move comedy forward in the 21st century," said Rick Uchwat, president of Zanies Comedy Clubs Inc.

"Humor is such a valuable commodity in our hectic lives," said Greg Schwem, founder of Comedy With A Byte Inc. "Zanies Wireless gives wireless subscribers a dose of laughter, and it's also a great method of promotion for the comedians themselves."

"Zanies Wireless is a dynamic addition to the growing suite of BREW-based entertainment applications available to operators and ultimately wireless subscribers around the world," said Mike Yuen, director, BREW Developer Relations, QUALCOMM Internet Services. "Glencom Entertainment and its partners have taken comedy to the next level and we're thrilled they've selected BREW's complete system of technical and business tools to achieve this."

QUALCOMM's BREW system provides products and services that connect the mobile marketplace value chain, which includes application developers, publishers, content providers, device manufacturers, operators and consumers.

Publishers and developers worldwide are generating revenue from BREW-based applications and content, and 19 manufacturers have offered more than 90 BREW-enabled device models to consumers. BREW is successfully enabling the commercial wireless data services of many very successful operators, including Verizon Wireless, ALLTEL, Midwest Wireless and U.S. Cellular in the United States, China Unicom, KDDI in Japan, KTF in South Korea, Telstra in Australia, VIVO in Brazil and BellSouth International in Colombia.

About Glencom

Glencom Entertainment Inc. is a developer of multimedia cell phone applications for entertainment, education and corporate uses. Glencom's cell phone platform is extremely efficient and easily adaptable for many uses. In addition, Glencom's innovative Download and Play media player allows content to remain on the mobile device for reuse thereby adding to user value. Visit us at http://www.wirelesscomedy.com/ and http://www.glencominc.com/ .

About Zanies

Zanies Comedy Clubs Inc. has been making Americans laugh for 25 years. With four clubs, a variety of nationally known headliners perform nightly on their stages. Visit Zanies at: http://www.zanies.com/ .

About Comedy With A Byte

Comedy With A Byte was founded by Greg Schwem, dubbed "America's favorite corporate funnyman" by Chicago Magazine. Schwem's unique and humorous perspective on technology has made him one of the top comedians working the corporate scene today. Greg can be seen at top comedy clubs and corporate events across the U.S. and of course on Zanies Wireless. Visit Greg Schwem at: http://www.comedywithabyte.com/ .

QUALCOMM is a registered trademark of QUALCOMM Incorporated. Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless and BREW are trademarks of QUALCOMM Incorporated. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

For further information please contact: Greg Halik of Glencom Entertainment Inc., +1-231-334-6516, greg@halik.net; or Linda Moses of Zanies Comedy Clubs Inc., +1-312-337-6134, linda@zanies.com

CONTACT: Greg Halik of Glencom Entertainment Inc., +1-231-334-6516, greg@halik.net; or Linda Moses of Zanies Comedy Clubs Inc., +1-312-337-6134, linda@zanies.com

Web site: http://www.wirelesscomedy.com/

Web site: http://www.zanies.com/

Web site: http://www.comedywithabyte.com/

Web site: http://www.glencominc.com/
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