HBO to Debut Comedy Special QUINCY JONES: BURNING THE LIGHT, 6/2
HBO has confirmed the debut date for QUINCY JONES: BURNING THE LIGHT, with the stand-up comedy special scheduled to debut THURSDAY, JUNE 2 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT).
Taped at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles on April 4, the exclusive presentation stars the young stand-up comic who was diagnosed with terminal cancer and told his story in a March 15 appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." At the time, Jones expressed his intent to tape a stand-up show that would be his legacy, which led to his HBO deal.
Originally from Seattle, the 32-year-old Jones moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy. At the time of his cancer diagnosis in July 2015, he was performing an estimated 1,000 stand-up sets a year in order to develop his skills, and continues to perform today, despite ongoing chemotherapy.
To help Jones achieve his dream of starring in a stand-up comedy special that would be his legacy, friend and fellow comedian Nicole Blaine, along with her husband, Mickey Blaine, launched a Kickstarter campaign, which led to his March 15 appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and his subsequent HBO deal.
Jones found out that HBO would air his special when he returned for a second appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," which taped Thursday, March 17 for air today, Monday, March 21. Watch the appearance below: