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Dave Chappelle Making A Comeback With An Upcoming HBO Comedy Special

Posted On: April 06, 2015

It has been awhile since we've seen funny man Dave Chappelle on televison since he left The Chappelle Show back in 2005. The comedian has been slowly making his return back into comedy by headlining several shows across the nation and the country.

Chappelle recently perfomred at the Austin’s ACL Live in Texas this weekend and taped some new materials for his fans. He also sealed a deal with HBO for an upcoming show which does not have a title yet. HBO did indeed confirm a new comedy show with Dave Chappelle but limited the information they shared. HBO did not disclose a date when the show will be aired, although they insisted fans of Chappelle will not be disappointed.

Fans who attented the taping, went on Twitter and expressed their excitement of Dave Chappelle's comeback.

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Kevin Hart Releases His Own Sneakers Stemming From Nike Partnership

Posted On: June 09, 2016

Back in January of this year, Kevin Hart inked a deal with Nike to design his own sneakers, which would be distributed by Nike.

Before I continue with the article, let me add how Kevin Hart has utilized the platfom of being a stand-up comedian to walk into several different avenues of success and he's just getting started. It goes beyond comedy and making people laugh, he plants seeds of joy in their hearts and touches their souls with happiness. Kevin Hart hustles the art of comedy and the masterpiece of laughter it creates, very well. 

This weekend on Saturday (June 11th), Kevin Hart will make his debut as a sneaker boss with the release of his own shoes called, Free Train Instinct Hart. The sneakers will retail at $140. What makes these sneakers very unique are the words that are inscibed on them and the motivational purpose for them. When a person looks down at their shoes, it empowers them to keep their heads up. It's genuis marketing. 

Kevin Hart is big on staying healthy and incoprates a healthy lifestyle. He hits the gym, works out and stunts with the calisthenics. A lot of the inspiration to manufacture his own sneakers came from that, as part of Kevin Hart's passion to motivate others. 

"I wanna inspire people, motivate people to become the best versions of themselves possible through physical fitness."

Especially with how working out and staying healthy benefited Kevin Hart and this is his way of paying it forward. In doing this, Kevin made history as the first comedian and actor to release his own sneakers. 

"Basically this is groundbreaking; I'm the first actor/entertainer to ever get a cross-training shoe 'cause that's what I do!," expressed Kevin Hart.

 

Kevin Hart's brand of sneakers is called Hustle Hart and it features his own motivational quotes on the sneakers such as: "Health is wealth," "Keep Pushing to be the Best Version of Yourself," "“Find Your Inner Athlete" and more. 

 

Hustle Hart's first Nike colorway editions comes in three colors, an all black everything, red and light blue. The detail hues varies for upper, midsole and outsole for each sneakers. There's also tints of gold, red and blue throughtout the shoes. The shoe's tongue is Kevin Hart's brand imprint with the letter "H" in gold, both red and blue are featured on the insole and it has free midsole that inflates during landings, from exercises which require jumping and etc. 

As stated, the sneakers will go on sale on Saturday (June 11th) and for more info and to purchase, click on the following link: Hustle Hart 

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Jay Z's TIDAL To Provide Exclusive Streaming Of Urban Drama & Comedy Shows

Posted On: November 09, 2015

TIDAL is a music streaming service that Shawn "Jay Z" Carter invested into, although some business analyst thought the worst because it was not an easy start for them (it's not how you start but how you finish), TIDAL is expanding and magnifying as they should. TIDAL will now be providing their customers with exclusive streaming of comedy and urban drama shows. Meaning you will not see them no where else but only on TIDAL.

TIDAL will be broadcasting the second season of "Money & Violence" which is an urban drama about life in the streets of Brooklyn. TIDAL consumers will be able to stream the new season of Money & Violence starting in January, which will consist of twelve episodes and will run for one week before mass distribution of it.

TIDAL will also provide exclusive comedic content with the premier of a new show called, "No Small Talk" consisting of five episodes, which will broadcast for twenty-five to thirty minutes each. DJ Cipha Sounds will be the host of the new comedy show and he's also inked to Roc Nation as part of their management team.

No Small Talk will feature the uprising of three comedians and their performances at the Manhattan’s Comedy Cellar. DJ Cipha Sounds will showcase them by providing a platform for them to succeed in their dreams and goals.

“I didn’t want it to feel polished like the standup specials you see on TV,” Cipha Sounds expressed

“My goal is to help new guys get known, like Def Comedy Jam set up a lot of people’s careers.”

Tim Riley who is TIDAL’s Senior VP of Artist and Label Relations, made a statement about their new service and providing the best streaming service for their customers as well.

“If someone is paying for Tidal, we want that to be the best experience they can have."

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Chewbacca Mask Mom Banks Close to Half a Million for Her Video

Posted On: June 07, 2016

Joy and laughter can take you very far and it took the Chewbacca Mom Mask all the way to the bank. In a video where she was basically just doing her, having fun, giggling wearing a chewbacca mask, sharing the experience of buying it; and captured the moment to share on Facebook. Candace Payne had no idea the four minute clip would turned out to be such a phenomenon. The video ended up going viral and has generated over 150 million views and counting. So far, it has been the most viewed video to date on Facebook Live

Since broadcasting the video on May 19th, Candace Payne life did a complete 360 and the stay at home mom started to live differently. She was invited to Facebook headquarters as a gratitude gesture for her video and to reward her for making Facebook history. Candace has made several appearacnes on different shows from Good Morning America to the Late Late Show and literally became an overnight sensation. 

According to Money, Candace has made close to half a million dollars in revenues due to the video. She mentioned Kohl's on the video as the store she purchased the Chewbacca mask from, it was free marketing and promotion for Kohl's. Paying it forward, Kohl's visited Candace at her home and brought gifts like it was Christmas. Kohl's gifted Candace Payne toys for her children, various other gifts to her, Chewbacca masks for the whole family; and $2,500 dollars worth of gift cards. 

From there, Candace received a free vacation from Walt Disney World over the Memorial Weekend for her and her family valued at close to $8,000. This also included flights, hotel costs and several theme passes. Candace Payne's show appearances estimated to about $8,000 in funds and gifts. The biggest and most generous gift Candace Payne received came from Southeastern University in Florida which granted Candace scholarships estimated at $400,000 for herself and family. In a statement the president Kent Ingle of the university, expressed what motivated their generisoty. 

"Candace has inspired us and others with her joy, and we want her and her family to experience some of that same joy through this gift."

Besides the gifts, Candace Payne visited Lucasfilms and went behind the scenes of learning the productions secrets to making their movies. She also met the actor behind the Chewbacca costume Peter Mayhew in the Star Wars movie and was invited to the Fan Expo Dallas convention by him. 

If perhaps for some reason you haven't seen the video yet, you can check it out below. 

 

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Chris Tucker Will Premier First Comedy Special On Netflix

Posted On: March 27, 2015

Chris Tucker is making history in comedy, with a business deal to premier the first ever comedy special on Netflix.

The Friday star, will broadcast his stand up comedy special 'Chris Tucker Live' on Netflex on July 10th. Chris is the producer behind the scenes for the project and has his own self titled comedy telecast company called "Chris Tucker Entertainment." The show will be filmed at Tucker's stomping ground in Georgia and he will reflect on his childhood for some of the comedy skits.

Phil Joanou will help Chris Tucker direct the comedy show and Netflix CEO talked about Tucker's career as comedian and what he brings to the table.

"Chris Tucker is a true global movie star and a one-of-a-kind talent whose remarkable energy, delivery and original style make him one of the funniest comedians of our time," said Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer. "We cannot wait to share his distinct and hilarious voice with our members across the globe."

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Lionel Richie Says "Hello" To Adele

Posted On: October 24, 2015

Following the release of Adele's divine and touching song 'Hello,' Blend TV utilized their video editing skills in a back to the future video. In the visuals, Adele receives a call from Lionel Richie from the past who also had a song titled 'Hello.'  Blend TV premiered the video yesterday via their YouTube page.

Check out the comedic clip below which displayed images of Lionel Richie and Adele saying Hello to each other.

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