August 27, 2008

Bronx Native Joey Medina and Brooklyn Native Shang to Perform in ‘Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up’ on September 3

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Bronx, N.Y. native Joey Medina and Brooklyn, N.Y. native Shang, will perform in the Starz original stand-up comedy series "Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-up" on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT).

Medina's screen credits include "The Original Kings of Comedy" and "Comic View." His first screenplay "El Matador," in which he made his directorial debut, swept the 8th Annual East Los Angeles Chicano Film Festival in 2002 by winning Best Film, Best Director and Best Acting Awards.

Shang's TV credits include "Def Comedy Jam,""Comic View,""Heroes," and "CSI: Las Vegas." He is also the co-producer and host of BET's "Access Granted," and Jamie Foxx's "Laffapalooza!" A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Shang also attended The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. His comedy career began when a friend bet him $50 to take the stage during an open-mic night at a local comedy club. He won the bet and has been performing for 15 years.

"Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-up" is executive produced by one of America's most popular actor/comedians, Martin Lawrence. Now in its third season, the weekly series features 35 talented, explosive, and certainly not politically correct, comedians who take the spotlight to tell it like it is in their own hard-hitting style. Filmed before a live audience in Washington, D.C. at the historic Lincoln Theatre, the show is hosted by comedian Doug Williams who adds his own style of comedy. Spinning the music is celebrated entertainer and DJ Biz Markie.

Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie service provider operating in the United States. It offers 16 movie channels including the flagship Starz(R) and Encore(R) brands with approximately 17 million and 31.3 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs more than 1,000 movies per month across its pay TV channels and offers advanced services including Starz HD, Encore HD, Starz On Demand, Encore On Demand, MoviePlex On Demand, Starz HD On Demand, Encore HD On Demand, MoviePlex HD On Demand, and Starz Play. Starz Entertainment ( is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation, and is attributed to Liberty Entertainment Group, a tracking stock group of Liberty Media Corporation.

    Contact(s):     Rhiannon Hendrickson               Chelsye J. Burrows    Starz Entertainment                Starz Entertainment    720.852.5802                       720.852.5838    [email protected]     [email protected]  

Starz Entertainment, LLC

CONTACT: Rhiannon Hendrickson, +1-720-852-5802,[email protected], or Chelsye J. Burrows, +1-720-852-5838,[email protected], both of Starz Entertainment, LLC