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2012-01-09 13:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- JB Smoove brings the Ruckus to the stage as he reunites with Russell Simmons to host "Russell Simmons Presents The Ruckus." The six half-hour episode series kicks off with two back-to-back episodes on Thursday, January 26 at 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on COMEDY CENTRAL. Simmons and Stan Lathan, the duo that created the genre-defining comedy show "Def Comedy Jam" and the previous COMEDY CENTRAL hit "Russell Simmons Presents Stand-Up...

2011-08-22 09:53:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the first independent film company to venture into a deal of this magnitude, Codeblack Entertainment breaks international ground with Kevin Hart's LAUGH AT MY PAIN. This will be the first-ever American stand-up movie to be released in East and West Africa and will include the following countries: Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia. The monumental partnership with Silverbird Cinemas, the exclusive theater chain servicing East and West...

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...

2009-04-28 07:00:00

DALLAS, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- International Speakers Bureau (iSB) www.internationalspeakers.com, a leading global speakers bureau offering unparalleled access to the world's top keynote speakers and acclaimed entertainment personalities, announced today that it has signed an exclusive marketing alliance with Russell Simmons. As part of this alliance, iSB will provide exclusive representation as Mr. Simmons' booking agent in the United States and international markets relative to...

2009-03-04 13:15:00

Sundance Cinemas, Tuesday, March 24, 20096:30pm SAN FRANCISCO, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Home Box Office and Youth Speaks, the nation's leading nonprofit presenter of Spoken Word performance, education, and youth development programs, announce the premiere screening of a new HBO series, Brave New Voices. The premiere screening takes place at Sundance Cinemas, 1881 Post Street, San Francisco on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 6:30pm. Immediately following the screening are live performances from...

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...