For all you comedy lovers and Flex Alexander fans, he is back and it seems like in a big way. The Urban Movie Channel is excited to announce the production of the second installment of the Comedy Underground Series featuring Flex Alexander – actor, comedian and star of OWN docu-series ” Flex & Shanice“. Taping for the second , installment is set to take place on Friday, July 17th at the Alex Theater in Glendale,CA.
Each volume of the Comedy Underground Series will begin airing on Urban Movie Channel starting at the end of July. Flex Alexander will host an evening of urban entertainment. The current line up includes stand-up acts Red Grant, Alex Thomas, Chastity Washington, Capone, Kevin “Damn Fool” Simpson and Jay Lamont, with MC Lyte and DJ Jermaine deep in hip-hop beats.
While the first Comedy Underground Series hosted by Tony Rock premieres on July 24, 2015, Silver Lining Entertainment is in the thick of production on their second installment. This series will highlight actor, comedian and star of OWN docu-series “Flex & Shanice,” Flex Alexander and a fresh batch of stand-ups. After interviewing, Flex he stated that one of his main goals was to “spread the love and laughter to all while introducing new comedians to the world”, which is a very positive and welcome statement these days. In addition, Flex Alexander is very busy these days with various projects with The Comedy Undergroound being the first of many.
So California comedy fans, get ready because from six-thirty to seven-thirty p.m., audience members will be captivated by The Comedy Underground Seriesstar-studded, red carpet of invited guests such as: Vivica A. Fox, Shanice, Jenifer Lewis, Sharon Leal, All 4 One, Elise Neal, Tatyana Ali, Eva Marcille, Tamar Braxton, Lloyd Boston, Billie Woodruff, Michael Jai White, Darren DeWitt Henson, Malinda Williams, Mike Epps, Jackie Christie and more.
The show will commence at seven-thirty p.m. with the always hilarious Flex Alexander taking the mic and six comedians, all who have been performing nationally for over ten years. Comedienne and funny individuals with jokes standing by are once again: Chastity Washington, Red Grant, Alex Thomas, Capone, Kevin “Damn Fool” Simpson and Jay Lamont. Hip-hop pioneer MC Lyte and DJ Jermaine are slated to be live on the decks, “mixing it up,”marrying music to laughter. Music and comedy go together hand in hand; likewise I am excited about bringing the music to the Comedy Underground Series,” said MC Lyte.
Following the comedy show, will be an invite only, industry reception for VIP’s and performers. Founder of Silver Lining Entertainment and executive producer of the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) 2015 Grand Jury Prize winner “The Night Before,” Angela White is spearheading The Comedy Underground Series. The EP has helmed award-winning films such as “The Sin Seer” and Overflow Entertainment’s “My Sister’s Wedding,” “The Last Letter,” and “Who Can I Run To.” Joining Ms. White’s production team is
“Redemption of a Dog,” “My Favorite Five,” and “Marriage Chronicles” writer-director-producer Paul D. Hannah and “Superstition,” “Supermodel,” and “Blackbird” producer Carol Ann Shine.
Each showcase in the series is scheduled to air on the Urban Movie Channel (UMC) with distribution via RLJ Entertainment, the premier independent owner, developer, licensee, and distributor of entertainment content and programming throughout North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia. A leader in numerous genres including feature films with urban themes, RLJ is set to release the Comedy Underground Series Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 in late July 2015.
The Comedy Underground comedians will not only perform on stage and make themselves known, but also give the audience a behind the curtain glimpse at their climb to success. Each comedian discusses life on the road and their triumphs and tribulations throughout the comedy industry on that quest for nationwide exposure. For more information about The Urban Movie Channel (UMC), visit: their website and follow them on Facebook or Twitter.