Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Jamie Foxx & Affion Crockett New Sketch Show Adds New Cast Members!

It looks like the new sketch comedy show from Jamie Foxx and Affion Crockett is shaping up to look more and more like FOX's former hit show In Living Color.

As with the new untitled project about to premiere from FOX, the new show- like In Living Color- is casting some sketch comedy vets for their new show. We hear that the new series regulars added Erica Ash (of MadTV fame), Eric Andre, Kyle Dunnigan (of Reno 911! fame) and Dana DeLorenzo.

As we previously reported, the show is the brainchild of Foxx, Crockett and MadTV creators Fax Bahr and Adam Small. As of this writing we also discovered that the cast should be rounded out in the next couple of days.

More on this story as it develops.

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Shaq All-Star Comedy Stand-Up Special Goes On-Demand!

Today we discovered a new technology trend that is about to hit the comedy world; we hear that Warner Bros. Digital Distribution will offer exclusively via on demand the Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All-Star Comedy Jam stand up comedy special beginning May 6.

The special, held Feb. 12th during the National Basketball Association All-Star Game weekend and hosted by Academy Award-winning actress and comedian Mo'Nique, features stand-up performances from several popular urban comics including Mike Epps, George Willborn, Paul Mooney, Michael Blackson and Corey Holcomb, according to Warner Bros. officials.

Comcast/Xfinity, Time Warner Cable, Cox Cable, Charter Communications, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-Verse and Dish Network have signed to carry the event, according to Warner Bros. executives.

Viewers will also be able to access Warner Bros.-distributed vintage stand-up comedy shows featuring Tracy Morgan, Steve Harvey, Jamie Foxx, Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin and Sommore.

This is the first of several high-profile event programming Warner Bros. hopes to distribute exclusively to VOD providers, although the company would not reveal specific titles.

"We're offering consumers a front-row seat to high profile events exclusively through the On Demand and PPV platform," Michele Edelman, vice president of marketing and programming in Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, said in a statement. "Going forward we envision this 'virtual ticket' to go beyond comedy to include great offerings and events traditionally limited to closed venues."

More news on this as it develops.

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