NBA ALL-STAR LEGEND SHAQUILLE O’NEAL PARTNERS WITH POWERHOUSE PRODUCER JEFF CLANAGAN TO PRODUCE THE ALL-STAR COMEDY JAM SERIES.
THE FIRST INSTALLMENT OF THE ALL-STAR COMEDY JAM HOSTED BY CEDRIC “THE ENTERTAINER” SET FOR DVD RELEASE ON SEPTEMBER 8, 2009
THE SECOND INSTALLMENT OF THE SERIES TO BE FILMED AT THE UPCOMING 13TH ANNUAL AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL WITH HOST D.L. Hughley
Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal teams up with the pioneering Producer and CEO of Codeblack Entertainment Jeff Clanagan to present the ALL-STAR COMEDY JAM series. Featuring some of the most celebrated stand-up comics, the series will provide sidesplitting, no holds barred hilarity on topics ranging from America’s new president to shopping at Target.
THE ALL-STAR COMEDY JAM series recaptures the spirit of past successful franchises like The Kings of Comedy series, and features some of today’s hottest urban comics. It also provides the up-and coming comedians with an opportunity to showcase their creativity and perform alongside the stalwarts of comedy.
On his partnership with the NBA Legend, says Clanagan, “I am thrilled to collaborate with NBA’s most distinguished athlete on these multi-star live comedy events. This partnership will help expand Codeblack’s reach into television and further cement our desire to both develop and produce exciting entertainment projects from their inception as a live event through to their subsequent telecast.”
Given Shaquille O'Neal’s entrepreneurial aspirations this project marks a natural evolution of his brand. “I am excited to partner with a veteran like Jeff Clanagan and I am thrilled to be venturing into the comedy and television world.”
At the inaugural show, filmed before a spirited crowd in Phoenix, AZ, the night before this year’s NBA All-Star Game, the Original King of Comedy Cedric “The Entertainer” performs 30 minutes of his latest material in between comedy sets by fellow comedians such as Tommy Davidson (In living Color), Kevin Hart (Soul Plane),Aries Spears (Mad TV), and DeRay Davis.
The ALL STAR COMEDY JAM series, directed by Leslie Smalls, premiered on SHOWTIME on Wednesday JUNE 17th, and kicked off Showtime network’s LAUGH OUT LOUD comedy initiative that has become a hub for diverse, no-holds barred comedy for premium television audiences. The DVD streets on September 8th.
The highly anticipated second installment of the ALL STAR COMEDY JAM series will be filmed live at the 13th annual American Black Film Festival on June 26th in Miami and premiere on SHOWTIME in January, 2010. Comedy genius DL Hughly will host this stand-up special alongside some of the industry’s most talented and sought after comedians – Earthquake, Arnez J, Lavell Crawford and Mealaine Comarcho.
Synopsis: Cedric the Entertainer, one of the Original Kings of Comedy known for his roles in Ice Age, Barbershop and Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, once again commands the stage as he hosts the ALL STAR COMEDY JAM. Cedric delivers on stage and has hand-picked some of the industry’s most talented and sought after comedians, Kevin Hart, Tommy Davidson, Aries Spears and DeRay Davis, to follow his act. No topic is off limits with these comedians, everything from politics and religion to current events, and even a few jabs are thrown at the host, NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal. Filmed in front of a live audience during All-Star Weekend in Phoenix, AZ, these comedians are sure to deliver non-stop laughs in this energetic and memorable night of comedy.
Street Date: 9/8/09
Genre: Stand-Up Comedy
Run Time: 89 Mins.
Picture Format: 16x9
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