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Rodney Perry

Rodney Perry Newest Special Becomes Bounce TV’s Most-Watched Original Ever!

Rodney PerryATLANTA (Jan. 15, 2015) — The premiere telecast of Off The Chain Presents: Rodney Perry on Tuesday, Jan. 13that 9:00 p.m. ET has become Bounce TV’s most-watched original to date.  The telecast delivered 256K Households (+64%*), 138K A18-49 (+42%) and 162K A25-54 (+51%).

Off The Chain features some of the most hilarious African American comedians on the stand-up scene. Off The Chain Presents: Rodney Perry will encore Jan.18th and 24th with additional airings in February.  For a complete schedule, visit Bouncetv.com.

The year is off to a roaring start for Bounce TV with ratings up across-the-board. On Jan. 5th, the network launched a new sitcom programming block of four popular off-network series leading into prime time: Roc (5-6:00 p.m.), The Parent ‘Hood (6-7:00 p.m.), A Different World (7-8:00 p.m.) and The Hughleys (8-9:00 p.m.)  During its premiere week, the 5:00-9:00 p.m. block was up +26%** in HHs (144K), +51% in A18-49 (84K) and +26% in A25-54 (83K).

The outstanding performance of the sitcom block is helping to drive sizeable primetime gains: Bounce TV is up +21%*** in HHs (185K), +16% in A25-54 (115K) and +7% in A18-49 for the first two weeks of January.

Bounce TV targets African American adults with a programming mix of original series, theatrical motion pictures, documentaries, specials, game shows and inspirational faith-based programs. Bounce TV is currently seen in 90 markets, including all of the top African American television markets, 90% of African American television homes and 73% of the total television homes in the United States.

Source: TV By The Numbers

Rodney Perry

Rodney Perry Debuts New Comedy Special Tonight!

As we mentioned several times, comedian Rodney Perry is headlining his own one hour comedy special on Bounce TV! Well, the new special debuts tonight  on “Off The Chain” at 9/8c.

Check out a sample of it below:

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Comedian Joe Blount Launches First Feature Film And Production Company!

Joe BlountWe just discovered the news that comedian Joe Blount has moved from not only being a comedian on stage, but he has also moved behind the camera!

According to our sources, Blount has launched a brand new studio known as The Motor City Entertainment Studios which we hear is a film and television studio located in Detroit. As of this writing the studio and production company has moved forward with the launch of Outcold Films which has recently completed principal photography on his first feature film!

The new film is a crime drama entitled Once Upon a Time in Detroit, and we hear Blount stars in, wrote, directed, and produced the movie. The stars of the independent film consists of comedians Rodney Perry, Arlen “Griff” Griffin, Howie Bell, Shawn Morgan and Thomas Ward. No official word on the release date of the film.

We also hear that Blount is in negotiations with several distributors for the film and word has it that he is closing in on a deal soon.

Stay tuned as this story is developing!

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Michael Colyar Continues The Third Season Of Bounce TV’s ‘Off The Chain’ With His Own One Hour Comedy Special!

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ATLANTA (December 3, 2014) – Comedian Michael Colyar will headline his very own one-hour special as the third season of Bounce TV’s popular, family-friendly original comedy series Off The Chain continues with Off The Chain: Michael Colyar premiering on Wednesday, December 10 at 10:00 p.m. (ET).

Off The Chain features some of the most hilarious African American comedians on the stand-up scene and for season three, Bounce TV turns over the microphone to one comic per show, expanding to an hour-long format.

Best known for his performances on Venice Beach in California, Michael Colyar entertained the crowds, bringing together people from all parts of the world with his thought-provoking humor. Dubbed “The King of Venice Beach,” Colyar would perform five one-hour shows a day, every Saturday and Sunday. HBO came calling and he did his first HBO Special “Live” from the historic spot.  Colyar also won the Grand Prize Comedy championship of $100,000 on the popular television show “Star Search” and donated $50,000 to the homeless of LA.  He went on to become the first host of “BET Live From LA” and had supporting roles in the comedies “Hollywood Shuffle,” “Johnny Be Good” and “House Party 3.” In 2011, he was the voice of Buford the Frog in Disney’s first Black animated film “The Princess and the Frog” and also lended his voice talent to “The Cleveland Show.”

Colyar is known for his high energy, perfect delivery and dynamic stage presence. “My show is full of fast paced, funny, and witty rants! I promise it will have you howling with laughter,” says the comedian about his Off The Chain special.

The third season premiere of Off The Chain – headlined by Actress/Comedienne Kim Coles – was seen by more than 1.7 million people during its premiere week. Other top comedians to be featured this season include Rodney Perry, Cocoa Brown, Nore Davis, Jordan Carlos, Rudy Rush and Roy Jackson.

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EXCLUSIVE- Rodney Perry Joins Columbus Short In New Film Titled ‘Mr. Right’!

According to our sources we discovered the news that comedian Rodney Perry (of BET’s The Mo’Nique Show fame) has recently joined actor Columbus Short (Of ABC’s Scandal fame) in a new film titled Mr. Right.

The new film also stars Sam Rockwell and Anna Kendrick, and is about a woman who meets a man who appears to be perfect for her after so many failed relationships. However, as their relationship develops, she learns that he is a former hit-man. Their new, but genuine relationship is tested even further as they try to save each other after his dark past comes back to haunt him.

No word yet on the parts that Perry or Short will play but we hear that the film is currently in production.

This story is continuing to develop!

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Bounce TV’s ‘Off Da Chain’ Hosted By Rodney Perry To Launch A National Tour!

We discovered the news yesterday that Bounce TV is about to jump into the tour business with their new show (which just wrapped it’s second cycle) of Off Da Chain!

The new show has featured lots of up and coming comedians and is hosted by comedian Rodney Perry. According to our sources, Bounce TV is looking to take out some of those comedians who they felt performed well on tour with them. No official word on who is going on tour with Perry but we heard that the tour will stop in eight cities with the potential to add several more.

Here are the cities we hear Off Da Chain will stop in;

6/18 – 6/19/2014– Charlotte, NC – Off The Chain Tour – The Comedy Zone
                                              6/27 – 6/29/2014– Columbia, SC – Off The Chain Tour – The Comedy House Theatre

7/1/2014– Atlanta, GA – Never Deny Next Level Improv Show

7/3/2014– Birmingham, AL – Off The Chain Tour – The Stardome

7/20/2014– Atlanta, GA – Eat Drink Laugh Atlanta – The Buckhead Theater

8/14 – 8/16/2014– Chattanooga, TN – Off The Chain Tour – The Comedy Catch

8/17/2014– Nashville, TN – Off The Chain Tour – Zanie’s

8/27 – 8/28/2014– Atlanta, GA – Off The Chain Tour – The Punchline

As the story develops, we will update the list!

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Rodney Perry And Melanie Comarcho Host 3rd Annual ‘2014 Female Hip Hop Honors’!

The Underground Girls Of Hip Hop will bring down the house at the 2014 Female Hip Hop Honors, on September 13th at the Warner Grand Theatre in Los Angeles.  This amazing event brings the best of the best in Female hip hop past, present & future together, for one legendary night.

Underground Girls of Hip Hop’s founder and owner, Shylise Simpson, established the Female Hip Hop Honors to recognize the women in this business in an official and symbolic manner, whom she felt did not have the proper platform. She is now proud to say they are now in their 3rd year, and continue to break the rules of convention. Underground Girls of Hip Hop keep their ears to the street every year, for those incredible records released by independent labels and artists. While recognizing the Indie artist, we also continue to honor the ladies of hip hop that paved the way.

The Female Hip Hop Honors is an opportunity for the ladies of hip-hop to come together, and celebrate the beauty and spirit of the female presence in this genre. This event serves as a night to celebrate the culture and the essence of their craft.  The audience and media on hand will join us in acknowledging the female emcees of the past and present that have made a difference in hip-hop. Throughout the night, we will also give awards and acknowledgment to those who are making strides in the industry today.

This year’s 3rd Female Hip Hop Honor Awards will be hosted by Comedian Melanie Comarcho (of First Sunday and Woman Thou Art Loosed fame) and comedian Rodney Perry (of Bounce TV’s Original Stand Up Comedy Show Off The Chain, The Mo’Nique Show, Madea’s Big Happy Family, and TV One’s Who’s Got Jokes?)

This year, the show will honor a few of the most dynamic women in hip-hop. The first honoree receiving the Hip Hop Pioneers Award, is Oaktown’s 3.5.7,, a female rap group formed by MC Hammer in 1989. They enjoyed success in the late 80s and early 90s. The ladies were well received by audiences that knew them as part of Hammer’s former posse.  Oaktown’s 3.5.7’s album, Wild & Lose, did well on the charts and eventually went Gold.

The second honoree is accomplished Hip Hop Icon Da Brat, who will be honored with the “Lyrics For Life Award” for her remarkable lyrical skills, and her undeniable mark on women in hip-hop. Da Brat  is a Grammy-nominated rapper and actress. She was the first female solo rap act to have a platinum-selling album.

The “The Lifetime R&B/HipHop Achievement Award” will be given to the wonderful Michel’le (TVOne’s R&B Divas Los Angeles) for her overall career in music.  She has made songs that we will never be forgotten, and she continues to amaze as she moves forward in her career.

They will also Honor Charli Baltimore with this year’s “Unstoppable Woman Award.” Charli Baltimore is a Grammy nominated emcee, who has appeared on millions of records sold world wide.  She’s also has worked most notably with the Notorious B.I.G, Irv Gotti, Ja Rule, Ashanti, The Game, and countless others.  Charli is the current Vice President of BMB Records, and is still releasing relevant music today.

This year’s Humanitarian Award goes to Doreen Broadnax, also known as Sparky D,  known for creating a record that challenged the supremacy of former Queen of Hip Hop, Roxanne Shante.  The newly acquired manifestations of her hard work would, however, ultimately serve to propel Sparky D into a life of drugs, poverty, and prostitution. In her early twenties, she became addicted to crack, and her rise to the top of the hip hop mountain became an even quicker descent.   Sparky D would eventually transplant herself to Atlanta, Georgia in 2004. Newly freed from her drug addiction, she became re-acquainted with Christ. She created a non-profit organization called, ”The Treasured Togetherness Program,” and now teaches and promotes positive messages throughout various communities.

A few of our past honorees are Roxanne Shante, Suga T, Shawnna, Queen Pen, Michel’le, Lady Of Rage and Kimberly Rivers-Roberts.

For more info please visit undergroundgirlsofhiphop.com.

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Chris Tucker To Be Honored At Canadian Film Centre!

TORONTO, February 14, 2014 – In celebration of Black History Month, CFC (Canadian Film Centre), Clement Virgo Productions and TD are pleased to present a special evening honoring acclaimed actor/comedian Chris Tucker (Silver Linings Playbook, Rush Hour 1, 2 & 3, Jackie Brown, Fifth Element.)

Tucker is best known for playing the role of Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series. A frequent stand up performer on the HBO series “Def Comedy Jam” in the 1990s, Tucker came to prominence in the 1995 film Friday alongside Ice Cube. He then co-starred and executive produced Money Talks with Charlie Sheen and appeared in Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element before beginning work on the commercially successful Rush Hour films. In 2006 he negotiated an unprecedented $25 million salary to appear in Rush Hour 3, which at the time made him the highest paid actor in Hollywood. Tucker is also a humanitarian and spends much of his spare time traveling and working with his foundation. He most recently appeared in the Oscar nominated film Silver Linings Playbook and is currently on a stand-up comedy tour that has received rave reviews all over the world.

“Chris Tucker is a comic iconoclast who marches to his own rhythm,” said award-winning filmmaker Clement Virgo. “Blessed with a true comedian’s gift, he brings us joy and laughter each time he shares his formidable talent. He’s an inspiration to all artists looking to create their own unique path. We are honored to have him as our guest for this year’s BHM event.”

Hosted by CBC’s Garvia Bailey, An Evening Honouring Chris Tucker will celebrate Tucker’s distinct and hugely popular body of work through conversation and clips, and allow Toronto audiences to participate in a Q&A about his inspirations, entering the film business, the choices of roles, and the challenges he has faced along the way.

Who: Actor/Comedian Chris Tucker (Silver Linings Playbook, Rush Hour 1, 2 & 3, Jackie Brown)

When: Monday, February 24, at 7 – 8:30 pm Photo opportunity at 6:30pm. In conversation to immediately follow.

Where: Cineplex Odeon Varsity and VIP Cinemas 55 Bloor Street West, Toronto. 7 – 8:30 p.m.

To reserve seats visit Eventbrite. All proceeds support the CFC Diversity Scholarship fund.

This event is part of TD Then & Now Series, an inspiring and entertaining cultural showcase of one of Canada’s prominent communities. The lineup of events includes films, concerts, exhibitions, and performances by a host of Canadian and international artists. Visit the Then & Now website www.td.com/thenandnow for more information.

About CFC

Celebrating 25 years, CFC accelerates the careers of the brightest talent in film, television, screen acting, music, and digital media. A charitable organization, CFC is committed to promoting and investing in Canada’s diverse talent; providing exhibition, financial, and distribution opportunities, and fostering industry collaborations and creative partnerships. CFC makes a significant cultural and economic contribution to Canada by launching the country’s most creative ideas and voices to the world.

For more details, visit cfccreates.com

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New Issue- Rodney Perry Is About To Be ‘Off The Chain’!

Here is our brand new issue-digital as usual, but this time able to be read on ANY device from cell phones to Ipads! This issue we feature comedian Rodney Perry who is Bounce TV‘s new host for their new comedy show titled Off The Chain! In this issue we also have the latest news from Kevin Hart’s latest, exclusive pictures of the red carpet of Ride Along, to our style section with a look at Pierre! There are also some excellent articles from all of our writers that you don’t want to miss!

Check out the BRAND NEW DIGITAL issue by clicking the cover below!

New Rodney Perry Cover

 

Here is the interview we conducted with Rodney Perry– click the picture below:

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Also in this issue we conducted an interview with Lively CEO Dean Graziano in our brand new tech section. Click the picture below to see the entire interview about the new Lively app and our new partnership with this hot new company!

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BET’s ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood’ Nominated for 7 NAACP Image Awards!

The NAACP’s 2014 Image Award nomination list went out last week and revealed a whopping total of seven nominations for the show in five categories.

Check them out below:

Outstanding writing in a comedy series
Ralph Farquhar, Chris Spencer – “Real Husbands of Hollywood” – “Rock, Paper, Stealers” (BET)

Outstanding directing in a comedy series
Stan Lathan – “Real Husbands of Hollywood” – “Rock, Paper, Stealers” (BET)

Outstanding comedy series
“Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)

Outstanding actor in a comedy series
Kevin Hart – “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)

Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series
Boris Kodjoe – “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)
Jerry “J B Smoove” Brooks – “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)
Nick Cannon – “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)

(Source: BET.com)

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