Centric, today’s 24-hour music and entertainment channel for African American and multicultural viewers, is pleased to announce that this weekend will mark the debut of “Centric Comedy All-Stars” at 9PM ET. This two-hour comedy special, shot on location at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, features nine of today’s hottest up and coming and established comics working today.
Recorded in Las Vegas during the 2012 Soul Train Awards weekend, the special is hosted by Bill Bellamy of “Mr. Box Office” as well as his own comedy special, “Crazy, Sexy, Dirty” and co-hosted by Anthony Anderson of “Guys with Kids” and his own sitcom, “The Andersons.” The “Centric Comedy All-Stars” is a guaranteed night of laughs.
In addition to the hilarious hosts, the line up of comedy kings includes veteran George Wallace ““ stand-up comedian and resident headliner at The Flamingo in Las Vegas, Tony Rock ““ actor, stand-up comic and host of Centric’s “Apollo Live” series, Sherri Sheppard ““ comedienne, actress, co-host of “The View,” star of “30 Rock” and many more television shows, Lil Rel ““ stand-up comic and alum of showcases such as “Last Comic Standing,” “Russell Simmons Presents” and “Martin Lawrence 1st Amendment,” George Wilborn ““ stand-up comic and radio personality, Gary Owen ““ an actor and stand-up comic dubbed both America’s Funniest Serviceman and Black America’s Favorite White Comic, and Earthquake ““ actor, voice artist and comedian.
Comedy veteran George Wallace will also be recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award, the Centric Comedy Icon Award, for his achievement in stand-up comedy.