What’s so “tremendous” about “Byron Allen Presents the Comedy & Music SuperFest”? This weekend, you’ll have an opportunity to search out out. The variability particular, taped in February in entrance of a packed viewers at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater, begins re-airing this Monday, Might 29, on theGrio Cable Community.
It could be known as the “SuperFest,” however the present’s roster may be extra aptly described as spectacular. Boyz II Males, John Legend, Gladys Knight, Toni Braxton, and Earth, Wind & Hearth present the night’s musical leisure, led by award-winning musical director Rickey Minor. In between musical units, comedians Kenan Thompson, Cedric the Entertainer, Tiffany Haddish, Howie Mandel and Gabriel Iglesias be part of as co-hosts with Byron Allen, the founder/chairman/CEO of Allen Media Group and proprietor of theGrio.
Through the present, comics Tommy Davidson, Gary Owen, Roy Wooden, Jr., Jon Lovitz, Jodi Miller and Dane Prepare dinner present extra laughs by way of a sequence of mini-sets.
If the format sparks emotions of nostalgia, it ought to. Traditional selection reveals impressed Allen to stage the “Comedy & Music SuperFest,” recreating the must-see moments that household and associates commonly used to assemble across the tv to see. In line with Cedric, it was additionally a welcome gathering backstage.
“That is nice as a result of you may have an evening the place all of your comrades are right here, huge comedians. So we’re all backstage having a blast, completely happy to see one another — as a result of usually, we actually don’t have the alternatives to do one thing like this…. that is nice, man,” he advised theGrio. “Byron might be one of many few individuals that may put this collectively like this. So, you understand, it’s enjoyable.”
As for a way Allen assembled such an unbelievable array of skills, in keeping with Davidson, all he needed to do was name.
“You realize, Byron calls, and also you say, ‘OK, I’ll be there.’ As a result of each time he does one thing, it’s huge,” he advised theGrio.
Having develop into a breakout star on the sketch comedy sequence “In Dwelling Shade,” Davidson clearly is aware of a factor or two concerning the selection present format — and why it’s lengthy overdue for a return to primetime tv.
“[It’s] old-school leisure and everyone craves it. All people craves it,” he mentioned. “You realize, [whether] it’s all the way in which again from ‘All That’ or ‘In Dwelling Shade,’ or the entire MTV days…It’s simply good to see it elevated.”
You don’t should take their phrase for it; expertise that selection present magic for your self this Monday, Might 29, at 9 p.m., ET/8 p.m. CT, when “Byron Allen Presents the Comedy & Music SuperFest” airs on theGrio Cable Community, adopted by a post-show particular at 11 p.m. ET/10 p.m. CT.
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