Parks and Recreation‘s Nick Offerman has been selected to host the Esquire Network’s first-ever Movember Marathon running from November 7-13, 2016, to help raise awareness of men’s health. The “Stashe Bash” will showcase TV shows and movies that “feature serious moustaches” with introductions by New York Times best-selling author and award-winning actor Nick Offerman. He will also bring viewers along on a journey through a virtual “Moustache Museum” along the way.
“I am proud to work with Esquire and the Movember Foundation to promote vitality in our robust population of fellows. The glorious abundance of facial hair during Movember is not merely proper comportment, it also serves as a reminder for the male species and those who love them to comprehend their health seriously,” says Offerman.
Though the concept is tongue in cheek (or more likely beard and mustache), there is more than just fun and games during the Stashe Bash. Offerman will also share messages on how men can stay healthy which is the focus of the Movember Foundation.
“Offerman was the first and only mustachioed man on our list to represent our ‘Stache Bash,'” says Matt Hanna, executive vice president of development and production for Esquire Network. “We couldn’t be more proud to be partnered with the Movember Foundation on the effort to raise awareness for men’s health.”
The seven days of the Movember Stashe Bash includes some of the great mustaches of all time worn by the likes of Steve Martin, Donald Sutherland, Sean Connery, Peter Sellers, Burt Reynolds, Andre Benjamin, Carl Weathers, Gerald McRaney, and others. The TV shows and movies picked for the week include:
- Monday, November 7: Parks and Recreation, Pink Panther 2 (2009) and Return of the Pink Panther (1975)
- Tuesday, November 8: Simon & Simon, Striptease (1996) and Stroker Ace (1983)
- Wednesday, November 9: Parks and Recreation, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) and The Great Train Robbery (1979)
- Thursday, November 10: Simon & Simon, Parks and Recreation, Semi-Pro (2008), Action Jackson (1988) and a repeat of Semi-Pro
- Friday, November 11: Parks and Recreation, Sharky’s Machine (1981) and Hooper (1978)
- Saturday, November 12: Action Jackson, Return of the Pink Panther, Pink Panther 2, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Striptease, Stroker Ace, Sharky’s Machine and Hooper
- Sunday, November 13: Return of the Pink Panther, Pink Panther 2, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Striptease, Stroker Ace, Sharky’s Machine, Hooper and Parks and Recreation
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“Every moustache has the power to spark conversations, which has inspired millions around the world to join the Movember Foundation in the movement for men’s health,” said Erica Graham, head of U.S. partnerships at the Movember Foundation. “With Esquire TV’s amazing support, and Nick Offerman’s iconic moustache, the Movember Foundation is excited to engage a whole new world of moustache farmers.”
— Movember USA (@Movember) October 26, 2016
The global charity goes about delivering the latest information and breakthrough research on men’s health in innovative ways, with a goal to help men live happier, healthier, and longer lives. Each November, the Movember Foundation raises funds by encouraging men to grow a mustache and women to support a mustache while also motivating them to get physically active. Over the years, over $710 million have been raised for the cause with more than 1,200 men’s health projects focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide prevention.
“We have one goal: to stop men dying too young.”
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