The specials fall under the networks LAUGH OUT LOUD comedy initiative that has become a hub for diverse, no-holds-barred comedy for premium television audiences.
Following is a brief description of each special:
SHAQ AND CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINERs ALL-STAR COMEDY JAM Wednesday, June 17 at 10 PM ET/PT
Filmed before a spirited crowd in Phoenix, AZ., the night before this year’s NBA All-Star Game, The Original King of Comedy Cedric The Entertainer performs 30 minutes of his latest material in between comedy sets by fellow comedians Tommy Davidson (In Living Color); Kevin Hart (Soul Plane); Aries Spears (Mad TV); and DeRay Davis, while celebrities Shaquille ONeal, Katt Williams and Nelly crack up in the audience. Executive produced by Shaquille O Neal, Mike Parris, Eric Rhone, Cedric The Entertainer and produced by Jeff Clanagan along with Codeblack Entertainment presents a Stage One / Bird and a Bear Productions and directed by Leslie Small.
MARGARET CHO: BEAUTIFUL Friday, July 3rd at 11 PM ET/PT
Returning to her stand-up roots, Chos latest, Beautiful, examines the nature of beauty and the importance society has placed on appearance. I want everyone to feel beautiful and I want to do it with laughter, she says. Why not feel good about ourselves? Executive produced by Cho, Lorene Machado and Keri Smith Esguia; produced by Clownery Productions, Inc.; and directed by Lorene Machado.
KEVIN NEALON: NOW HEAR ME OUT September TBD
Kevin Nealon gives his comedic take on stupid phrases, talking on the phone in your car, and being a first-time father. Nealon serves as executive producer and it is produced by Gary Binkow and Salient Media and directed by Brent Carpenter.