LOS ANGELES – JULY 23, 2015 – All summer long, UMC – Urban Movie Channel, a premium subscription-based video streaming service exclusive to RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) created by Robert L. Johnson, Chairman of RLJ Entertainment and founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET) recently launched “Fall Out Fridays,” a full summer of comedy programming including stand-up specials, TV series and comedy movies. “Fall Out Fridays” will add four volumes of standup comedy titled Comedy Underground Series. Each volume ofComedy Underground Series highlights a celebrity host and three stand-up comedians. “Fall Out Fridays” will feature the first of four volumes of the Comedy Underground Series featuring Tony Rock, Luenelle, Scruncho and many more premiering Friday, July 24 with the third and fourth volumes hosted by Flex Alexander debuting at the end of August 2015. UMC is available to entertainment seekers free for 14 days at www.urbanmoviechannel.com.
Comedy Underground Series serves as a showcase for both comedians to perform on the big stage, allowing them a chance to become household names while also revealing a “behind-the-curtain” glimpse at their climb to comedic success. Showcased Comedians discuss life on the road along with their triumphs and tribulations throughout the comedy industry on their quest for national exposure.Comedy Underground Series recently tapped new host Flex Alexander – Actor, Comedian, and Star of OWN docu-series “Flex & Shanice.” The lineup for volumes 3 & 4 include: Alex Thomas, Red Grant, Capone, Kevin “Damn Fool” Simpson, Jay Lamont and talented newcomer Chastity Washington.
“Fall Out Fridays” on UMC will also continue to roll out all five seasons of Martin Lawrence Presents: 1st Amendment Stand-up, plus exclusive new bonus episodes of 1st Amendment Stand-up from creator and host Doug Williams. And the laughs don’t stop there, UMC plans to keep you falling out with laughter the whole summer long with the premiere of never-before-seen sitcom, Things We Do For Love directed by and starring Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel Air andDancing with the Stars) and Tamera Mowry (Sister, Sister and The Real Talk Show); Gary Owen’s hilarious stand-up special I Agree With Myself as seen on Showtime, and a variety of stand-up comedy specials featuring Kevin Hart, Wanda Sykes, Jamie Foxx, DL Hughley, Charlie Murphy, TK Kirkland and many more.
Comedy films include: Mac & Devin Go To High School (starring Snoop, Wiz Khalifa and Mike Epps), Ganked (starring Kel Mitchell), Laughing to the Bank and even comedy documentaries such as: Phunny Business and I Ain’t Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac.
Urban Movie Channel is the first Urban focused digital streaming channel devoted to the acquisition of feature films, comedy specials, stage plays, documentaries, music, and entertainment for the African-American and Urban audiences. Unlimited access to the impressive on-demand streaming library is available online via laptops, mobile devices or the Roku platform. “Fall Out Fridays” programming will include stand-up comedy, movies, and TV series available commercial-free and streaming on-demand for an introductory monthly rate of only $2.99.