In just a few days in Los Angeles, the first-ever ‘Hollywood Black Comedy Festival’ will be underway with a line-up of familiar acts. The festival which is spearheaded by industry veteran Jeru Tillman looks to be major moment for the black comedy scene. For the inaugural festival; talents like The 85 South Show, The New York Kings Of Comedy, Deon Cole, King Keraun and others will take to the stage. The festival not only looks to entertain audiences but thanks to a special night called their ‘Comedy’s New Media Stars Talk Strategy & Entrepreneurship’ discussion, those in attendance will learn from comedy experts about building your online brand and ways to monetize your influence. If you happen to be in LA, you can check out the 3-day event starting on June 19th. Ticket info here.
Check out the event’s schedule:
Wednesday, June 19th @ 7:30PM: Comedy’s New Media Stars talk Strategy &
Entrepreneurship at The New York Film Academy with King Keraun, Simone
Shepherd, Ryan Davis, Torrei Hart, and Karlous Miller.
Thursday, June 20th @ 7PM: The first ever Los Angeles performance by The 85 South
Show. With DC Young Fly, Karlous Miller and Chico Bean at the Hollywood Palladium
Thursday, June 20th @ 8PM: The best in Def Comedy Jam styled humor from The New
York Kings Tour at The World Famous Comedy Store with Capone, Rob Stapleton and
Thursday, June 20th @ 9:45PM: Ciroc’s celebrity and tastemaker driven Industry Only
Comedy Show hosted by Deon Cole of ABC’s Blackish
Sunday, June 23rd @ 9PM: The New Negroes! A live version of the hit Comedy Central
TV show featuring the best in alternative comedy from a Black perspective.