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2010-02-22 11:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- COMEDY CENTRAL has ordered a six-episode half-hour, urban and hip hop stand-up series from Russell Simmons and Stan Lathan, it was announced today by Elizabeth Porter, senior vice president, specials and talent, COMEDY CENTRAL. The multicultural series hosted by JB Smoove, ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") will shoot in Los Angeles on February 24 and 25 at the El Rey Theater and is set to premiere this summer. "We've been trying to get into business with Russell...

2008-07-16 15:00:39

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Comedians and St. Louis natives Lavell Crawford and Joe Torry will perform in the Starz original stand-up comedy series "Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-up" on Wednesday, July 23 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080522/LATH063LOGO-b) Crawford's television credits include NBC's "Last Comic Standing," BET's "Comic View," Steve Harvey's "Big Time" and "Comedy Central Presents." Over the last 18 years,...

2006-03-12 21:59:05

By Georg Szalai ASPEN, Colo. (Hollywood Reporter) - The 12th annual U.S. Comedy Arts Festival wrapped over the weekend with talk of Russell Simmons' "Def Comedy Jam" returning to the HBO schedule, awards bestowed on performers and films and, of course, dealmaking for rising comedy stars. Among other highlights, Dave Chappelle and Chris Tucker raised the temperature with surprise stand-up sets late Thursday. Chappelle had been scheduled to attend the festival to take part in the...

2006-02-28 01:52:07

By Georg Szalai NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - The U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, set to take place March 8-12 in Aspen, Colo., has added Dave Chappelle, Lisa Kudrow, Michael Patrick King and Janeane Garofalo to its lineup. Organizers also said Monday that the annual Freedom of Speech Award will go to Russell Simmons and Def Comedy Jam, which the festival previously said it would celebrate. In another freedom of speech-themed event, the event will take a look back at NBC's...

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