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Date of Birth: October 04, 1957 (63)
Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Presents 10-City 33-Date Tour YOUNG, BLACK, AND FUNNY CO Photo Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Presents 10-City 33-Date Tour YOUNG, BLACK, AND FUNNY COMEDY JAM
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2021

Monster Energy Outbreak Tour has announced the 10-city, 33-date Young, Black, and Funny Comedy Jam tour in partnership with 28-year-old Montreal Just For Laughs Festival 'New Face' Leonard Ouzts, who also headlines the dates. The tour starts on Sunday, July 9, in Cleveland, OH, and ends on Saturday, September 11, and Jacksonville, FL.

Amber Tamblyn, Cynthia Erivo, Questlove, Uzo Aduba and More to Take Part in Soho Rep. Photo Amber Tamblyn, Cynthia Erivo, Questlove, Uzo Aduba and More to Take Part in Soho Rep. 2021 Spring Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2021

Soho Rep. today announced details of its 2021 Spring Gala. The event, hosted by Soho Rep. Board Member Amber Tamblyn on zoom Monday, May 24, at 7 pm, recognizes the resilience and accomplishments of Soho Rep.’s artistic community through an unprecedentedly challenging year and the vital work of the Vilcek Foundation.

Mike Bonner Joins Detroit Comedy Show MY FUNNY VALENTINE Photo Mike Bonner Joins Detroit Comedy Show MY FUNNY VALENTINE
by Stephi Wild - Feb 11, 2021

Mike Bonner will take part in a new comedy show in Detroit, My Funny Valentine. This is a socially distanced Comedy Show featuring Pierre and friends in Downtown Detroit. February 12, 13 & 14 at Berts Warehouse Theater.

SDCF Announces Kamilah Forbes as 2020 Zelda Fichandler Award Recipient Photo SDCF Announces Kamilah Forbes as 2020 Zelda Fichandler Award Recipient
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 20, 2020

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation has announced the recipient and three finalists for the annual Zelda Fichandler Award. The Fichandler Award recognizes directors and choreographers who have demonstrated great accomplishment to-date with singular creativity and deep investment in a particular community or region.

Russell Simmons to Release New Book EAT TO LIVE: A POST PANDEMIC LIFESTYLE Photo Russell Simmons to Release New Book EAT TO LIVE: A POST PANDEMIC LIFESTYLE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 12, 2020

Mocha Media Inc. has launched its Publishing Division with the announcement of the upcoming book 'Eat to Live: A Post Pandemic Lifestyle' by four Time New York Times Best Selling Author, Russell Simmons, on sale December 22, 2020.

TV One's UNCENSORED Returns with a Star-Studded Line Up Photo TV One's UNCENSORED Returns with a Star-Studded Line Up
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 26, 2020

TV One's original auto-biographical series UNCENSORED resumes for its third season with premiere episodes debuting on Sunday, September 6 at 10 P.M. ET/9C.

Crackle Launches a Curated Music Channel With Music Festivals and Concert Series Photo Crackle Launches a Curated Music Channel With Music Festivals and Concert Series
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jun 17, 2020

Crackle Plus, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company and one of the largest operators of streaming advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) networks, announced today Crackle's hand-curated Sounds of Summer Channel launching on Wednesday, July 1.

BWW News: Studio Theatre Embarks on Largest Round of Commissioning in Its History, Aw Photo BWW News: Studio Theatre Embarks on Largest Round of Commissioning in Its History, Awarding Grants to Ten Theatre Artists and Supporting Audio Plays for The First Time
by Elliot Lanes - May 20, 2020

Building on over 40 years of producing powerful contemporary theatre, Studio Theatre is pleased to announce its largest class ever of commissioned artists to Studio R&D, its incubator to support the creation of new work. Studio will award grants to 10 artists-playwrights, directors, and multidisciplinary creators-investing in its future while supporting theatre-makers and expanding the idea of what it means to be a generative artist. For the first time, Studio R&D commissions are being awarded to support the creation of audio plays, as Studio explores alternate modes of theatrical storytelling in response to the present moment.

HBO Max Sets Official Launch Date; Watch the Trailers for LOVE LIFE, LEGENDARY, ON TH Photo HBO Max Sets Official Launch Date; Watch the Trailers for LOVE LIFE, LEGENDARY, ON THE RECORD, & More!
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 21, 2020

WarnerMedia today announced that its highly anticipated streaming platform HBO Max will officially launch May 27th, 2020 and has unveiled its slate of premium Max Originals that will be available to viewers on DAY ONE.

HBO Max Acquires Critically Acclaimed Documentary ON THE RECORD Photo HBO Max Acquires Critically Acclaimed Documentary ON THE RECORD
by Kaitlin Milligan - Feb 4, 2020

 HBO Max has acquired U.S. rights to Impact Partners' and Jane Doe Films' widely acclaimed On The Record following the film's premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival, marking the streamers first festival acquisition. The film received high praise from critics across the board, enjoyed three standing ovations following its premiere screening, and has been lauded by The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, and multiple outlets as one of the top films coming out of this year's festival.

BET Networks Announces New Scripted Miniseries UPTOWN Photo BET Networks Announces New Scripted Miniseries UPTOWN
by Kaitlin Milligan - Dec 4, 2019

Today, BET Networks announced new original scripted miniseries 'Uptown.' The three-part television event will tell the comprehensive story of Andre Harrell's iconic New York City record label, Uptown Records. Launched in 1986, following a joint venture deal with MCA, Andre Harrell's Uptown Records played a vital role in the careers of some of the most influential voices in hip hop, soul and R&B, including Heavy D & The Boyz, Russell Simmons, Lyor Cohen, Mary J. Blige, Jodeci, Father MC, Al B. Sure, Christopher Williams, Teddy Riley, Notorious B.I.G., Sean 'Diddy' Combs and many more. Each gripping episode will take viewers from the label's inception to current day, featuring the music and powerhouse hit-makers that helped mold what would come to be known as the Uptown 'sound' and define a musical era that would impact generations to come. 'Uptown' is scheduled to premiere on BET in 2020.

THANKSGIVING COMEDY FEST Comes To King's Theatre This Weekend Photo THANKSGIVING COMEDY FEST Comes To King's Theatre This Weekend
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 25, 2019

SJ Presents announces the Thanksgiving Comedy Fest on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.

LADIES NIGHT OUT Comedy Tour Brings The Laughs To Paris Las Vegas Photo LADIES NIGHT OUT Comedy Tour Brings The Laughs To Paris Las Vegas
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 25, 2019

The Ladies Night Out Comedy Tour has played sold-out shows across the United States and now they're coming to the entertainment capital of the world for a one-night-only tour stop on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 in the Paris Theater at Paris Las Vegas. Celebrity host Nene Leakes leads an all-star lineup of talent including Adele Givens, special guests Loni Love, Sherri Shepherd, Kym Whitley and B Simone a?' a cast of comediennes sure to leave audiences cracking up.

Lavell Crawford To Perform at Comedy Works Downtown in Larimer Square Photo Lavell Crawford To Perform at Comedy Works Downtown in Larimer Square
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 11, 2019

Lavell Crawford will perform at Comedy Works Downtown in Larimer Square, November 15 - 17. Comedian Lavell Crawford is quickly climbing the comedic ranks and becoming one of the hottest stars in the biz today.

NJPAC Celebrates Contemporary Stars And Rising Voices In Comedy Photo NJPAC Celebrates Contemporary Stars And Rising Voices In Comedy
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 19, 2019

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an unhinged diverse comedy line-up celebrating contemporary stars and rising voices.

Arturo O'Farrill Presents SONGS OF LOVE & RESISTANCE At Hostos Center Photo Arturo O'Farrill Presents SONGS OF LOVE & RESISTANCE At Hostos Center
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 10, 2019

Multi-GRAMMY Award-winning composer/pianist/educator Arturo O'Farrill and the non-profit The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) announce the kick-off to their 18th Anniversary live performance season with an unprecedented program of progressive artists banding together for change: SONGS OF LOVE & RESISTANCE.

Darryl 'D.M.C.' McDaniels & Kurtis Blow Are KRUSH GROOVIN' On TOM NEEDHAM'S SOUNDS OF Photo Darryl 'D.M.C.' McDaniels & Kurtis Blow Are KRUSH GROOVIN' On TOM NEEDHAM'S SOUNDS OF FILM
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 15, 2019

The legendary stars of the hip hop classic, KRUSH GROOVE, Darryl 'D.M.C.' McDaniels and Kurtis Blow, are Tom Needham's special guests on Thursday, August 25th at 6 pm on WUSB's THE SOUNDS OF FILM.

Darryl 'D.M.C.' McDaniels and Kurtis Blow Are Next Up on Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM Photo Darryl 'D.M.C.' McDaniels and Kurtis Blow Are Next Up on Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM
by Stephi Wild - Aug 15, 2019

The legendary stars of the hip hop classic, KRUSH GROOVE, Darryl 'D.M.C.' McDaniels and Kurtis Blow, are Tom Needham's special guests on Thursday, August 25th at 6 pm on WUSB's THE SOUNDS OF FILM.

Thanksgiving Comedy Fest With Tony Rock, Deray Davis, Jess Hilarious, Drew Fraser, an Photo Thanksgiving Comedy Fest With Tony Rock, Deray Davis, Jess Hilarious, Drew Fraser, and Host Smokey Suarez Comes to NJPAC
by Stephi Wild - Jul 23, 2019

SJ Presents announces the Thanksgiving Comedy Fest on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.

NJPAC Will Welcome the Holidays with Thanksgiving Comedy Fest Photo NJPAC Will Welcome the Holidays with Thanksgiving Comedy Fest
by Julie Musbach - Jul 22, 2019

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Thanksgiving Comedy Fest on Friday, November 29th at 8:00 p.m.

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