ATLANTA – ASPiRE (@tvASPiRE) today announced the season two premiere of its popular original weekly “clean stand-up” comedy/reality series, “Laff Mobb’s We Got Next” (#WeGotNext), hosted by Co-Creator and Co-Executive Producer of “Def Comedy Jam” Bob Sumner. Filmed before live audiences at the El Portal Theater in North Hollywood, CA, “Laff Mobb’s We Got Next” continues to deliver a new twist on stand-up, featuring 16 new voices of African-American stand-up comedy in eight 30-minute episodes this season. Produced by Laff Mobb and New Wave Entertainment, the new season of “Laff Mobb’s We Got Next” will premiere on Wednesday, February 4 at 10 p.m. EST.
“Laff Mobb’s We Got Next” is an entertaining half-hour where reality meets clean comedy via performances and profiles of the next generation of great African-American comics. In Season Two, the weekly series will take viewers back into the “Clean Comedy Lab” of Bob Sumner (co-creator/co-executive producer of HBO’s “Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam”) as he sets out to answer the question, “Who’s Next?” Each week, Sumner decides which of the 16 comedians from his pool of talent is ready to be in the spotlight. When selected, DJ Mike Smoove introduces each comic to the stage to perform. Sumner sits down with each comic before they take the stage and viewers hear why doing clean comedy is so important and how it affects their lives.
“We are proud to provide a place on television where the next generation of African-American comics can do clean comedy that is hilarious and entertaining. We are extremely excited to be back in the lab with Bob Sumner, Laff Mobb and New Wave Entertainment,” said Paul Butler, general manager, ASPIRE.
“After discovering some terrific talent in season one, I’m back in front of the cameras this season to present ‘Who’s Next’ in 2015, and introduce the next generation of comedians to the world,” said Co-Creator and Co-Executive Producer of “Def Comedy Jam” Bob Sumner. “I can’t wait for ASPiRE viewers to meet and laugh with all 16 of these phenomenally funny stand-up comedians.”
“Laff Mobb’s We Got Next” promises to deliver a game-changing comedic experience at a time when clean Black comedy is poised to fill the void of young Black comedians on television in the groundbreaking mode of Flip Wilson and Sinbad to name a few. Finally…clean, wholesome, positive and most of all funny comedy that the whole family can enjoy!
SERIES PREMIERE– Airs WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 10 p.m. EST
In the first episode, cameras follow Co-Creator and Co-Executive Producer of “Def Comedy Jam” Bob Sumner as he decides “Who’s Next” from his distinguished pool of clean urban comics. Introduced by DJ Mike Smoove, the first two “Next” performers this season hit the stage before a live audience at the El Portal Theater in North Hollywood, CA:
- Amberia Allen, a California native currently living in LA, on Twitter @_Amberia
- Robert Powell, a Lousiana native, on Twitter @robertpowell3
EPISODE TWO – Airs WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 10 p.m. EST
In this episode, Executive Producer/Host Bob Sumner chooses “Who’s Next” from his distinguished pool of clean urban comics. Introduced by DJ Mike Smoove, the “Next” two performers to hit the stage before a live audience are:
- Shatara Curry, a New Jersey native, on Twitter @ComedianShatara
- Nate Jackson, from Lacey, WA (outside Seattle), on Twitter @MrNateJackson
ASPiRE presents a Laff Mobb and New Wave Entertainment production. Starring Bob Sumner and DJ Mike Smoove. Executive Produced by Brian Volk-Weiss, Jack Vaughn, Cisco Henson, Bob Sumner, Arthur Spivak, and Daniel Paul. Directed by Gil Cunha.
Follow talent from the show at:
- Bob Sumner on Twitter @bobsumner24 and online at www.laffmobb.com
- DJ Mike Smoove on Twitter @DJMIKESMOOVE