Russell Simmons, JB Smoove land stand-up comedy series with Comedy Central

By | February 22, 2010 at 1:57 pm | One comment | News, TV/Movies | Tags: , , ,

JB Smoove

JB Smoove

Russell Simmons, you sly old dog, you’ve done it again. But this time, what he’s done isn’t some hot, edgy rap beat; instead, the end product of Simmons’ tireless effort to bring hip-hop to the ‘burbs is an urban-themed stand-up show, slated to debut on Comedy Central at some point this year.

The show, to be produced by Simmons and Stan Lathan, will feature JB Smoove of Curb Your Enthusiasm fame as the host and will spotlight a wide range of multicultural, diverse comedians.

“We’ve been trying to get into business with Russell and Stan for a while now and this new stand-up series is an exciting first venture for us to partner with them,” said Elizabeth Porter, senior vice president, specials and talent at Comedy Central. “As someone who was a huge fan of ‘Def Comedy Jam,’ working alongside these two incredible visionaries on this series has been nothing short of amazing. With JB Smoove as our front man and all the fresh faces that Russell and Stan have discovered for the show, we’ll be giving our viewers something really awesome each week.”

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  • vincent ryan

    yeah! man that’s great i know jb smoove @ tracy morgan @ mike epps flex from the one on one show . bill bellamy ect. i would love to work with russell simmons on these show , more please give me a chance thanks. please contact me via email, i would immediately reply .thank you again. oh! moreover i work at the uptown comedy on 125 th. street 5th. ave. with all of these gise before there careers took off.

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