The first installment of Shaquille O'Neal and Jeff Clanagan’s All-Star Comedy Series will be released on DVD on September 8th. Featuring some of America’s 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.
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 (Scary Movie 4). The hysterical 88 minute DVD features celebrity cameos by Katt Williams, Nelly & Ashanti and includes uproarious backstage commentary from each comedian.
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 Shaquille O'Neal, Clanagan says, "I am thrilled to collaborate with one of the NBA's most distinguished athletes 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."
Given Shaquille O'Neal's entrepreneurial endeavors 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."
The highly anticipated second installment of the ALL STAR COMEDY SERIES was filmed live at the 13th annual American Black Film Festival in Miami. Comedy genius DL Hughley was the host of this stand-up special alongside some of the industry's most talented and sought after comedians - Earthquake, Arnez J, Lavell Crawford and Melanie Comarcho.
For more information on All-Star Comedy Jam, visit www.allstarcomedyjam.com.
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Codeblack Enterprises LLC is the first African American-owned new media & entertainment company. Codeblack Enterprises' reach is all-encompassing, from production and national distribution of feature films to its innovative e-commerce arm. The company's portfolio consists of Codeblack Entertainment and Codeblack Interactive. Codeblack Entertainment is the first African American-owned film studio, engaged in the business of producing, acquiring, marketing and distributing quality content to today's urban consumer across a variety of traditional and digital platforms. The studio, which is both independent and vertically integrated, was created out of the necessity for the positive representation of African Americans in film. Codeblack Interactive focuses on distributing content across digitally interactive platforms, including global distribution to mobile and digital carriers such as Codeblack TV, a broadband on-demand channel, by which viewers can download, stream and deliver Codeblack properties over the internet. The company's home on the Web is http://www.codeblack.com/default.aspx.