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We are excited to announce our 2020 line up of comedians, industry experts and more.
You don't want to miss 2020 Comics Rock Convention.
workshops and SPEAKERS
HOPE FLOOD - THE BIZ OF SHOW
Hope Flood is still one of the most "Keeping it Real" comediennes on the laff circuit today. Her appeal is universal due to her everyday life experiences that she joke about having audiences thirsty for more. Hope has been in the business for over 29 years and has produces weekly showcases that help launched the careers of many successful comedians from Jamie Foxx to
Chris Tucker just to name a few. Appearanes on "Russell Simmon's All-Star Def Comedy Jam," ten seasons on "BET's Comicview, where she won her own one hour "Grandstand Comedy Jam Special."
Luenell is a force of nature. Best known for her breakthrough role as the “hooker with the heart of gold” in the blockbuster comedy “BORAT”, as well as her two-year tour and DVD appearances with Katt Williams, Luenell has appeared in blockbusters such as the Academy Award nominated film “A Star Is Born” with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. She has done unforgettable work in the 3D animated hit “Hotel Transylvania”, “Taken 2”, and the hilarious adult sleeper comedy “That’s My Boy” with Adam Sandler.
Perry is an expert on all things family and rips the seams of crowds that attend his shows to hear all about his fatherhood fodder. Perry finds delight in giving back and sharing what he’s learned over the years with his weekly classes that he hosts in Atlanta where he calls home. Preparing the next generation of comedians is what he feels is a small contribution in his legacy that will keep laughs going for generations to come.
SHANG - SOCIAL MEDIA & MORE
SHANG, a transplanted New Yorker whose carefully nurtured evolution from stand-up comedy to socio-political satire gives heavy flight to the spoken and outspoken word. The 2011 Famecast Comedy Winner, SHANG has been seen on CBS’S The Late Late Show 2X BET's Comic View Grand Stand Winner HBO 's Def Jam & Def Poetry, Gotham LIVE STARZ 1st Amendment, Si TV, Mun2 Comics Unleashed, Comedy Central’s Jamie Foxx Laffapaloolza ,Premium Blend & Gotham Comedy LIVE.
SHAWN M HOWARD-THE VOICE
Shawn Michael Howard is a famous people who is best known as a Movie Actor. Shawn was born on July 31, 1969 in New Jersey. He co-starred with Terrence Howard in the 1996 film Sunset Park. Shawn Michael Howard is a member of famous Movie Actor list. American actor in television and movies who appeared in the film Above the Rim and also voiced characters on series such as Family Guy and Robot Chicken.
DWAYNE COLBERT-SKETCH COMEDY
Dwayne Colbert is an improviser from Los Angeles. He is a graduate of Second City Hollywood's Improv, Writing, Longform and Directing Programs. He has been a writer for Nickelodeon, has toured with The Second City aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines, and has appeared in numerous national commercials. Dwayne writes, performs and directs improv and sketch comedy throughout the Los Angeles area, and at various comedy festivals around the country.
KENTE SCOTT-PUNCH IT UP
Born and raised in Oakland, California. Although his father wanted him to be a doctor, Kenté was destined for a different life path as he started to appear in commercials and stage plays while attending UCLA. Upon graduation, he decided to pursue a career in acting and stand-up comedy. Kenté started doing stand-up at the world famous Comedy Store in Hollywood. He has left crowds laughing all over the country, performing with such comic heavyweights as Katt Williams, Cedric The Entertainer, Melanie Camacho, Sherri Shepherd, Chris Spencer, and Rodney Perry. Kenté recently returned from co-headlining a tour of the U.S. Military bases in japan, bringing his humor to our troops.
BILLY O'CONNOR-THAT SENTENCE SUCKS
At the age of 62, he earned his journalism degree and began to write. He has written two highly praised weekly columns, two screen-plays and numerous political pieces. His second book, Da Mick, follows his award-winning first novel, Confessions of a Bronx Bookie. He has shared the stage with such great comedic talents as Orny Adams, Todd Berry, Jon Lovitz, Shawn Wayans, Julian McCullough, Finesse Mitchell, and Chris Cope. He has also lectured on writing at his alma mater, U.F., and two other accredited colleges as well as at many comedy festivals. As a reformed alcoholic, compulsive gambler and retired firefighter, his inspirational story reminds us all that with the proper attitude, life begins at 60.
TROY RAWLINGS-ON THE RADIO
Troy Rawlings is also the host of The Raw Uncut Show, Forum and Tour, where in a comedy based interactive adults only forum, Troy allows his audience to ask any sex, love, and relationship question imaginable. In over a DECADE of doing his tour Troy has traveled around the United States and is now traveling around the world entertaining and educating thousands on things once considered taboo to talk about. Troy Rawlings is a comedian, producer, radio and TV personality, and author originally from Baltimore, Maryland. Troy now resides in Burbank, California.
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DJ VLAD-YOUTUBE 101
DJ and businessman most famous for being the founder and CEO of the hip-hop news and gossip website VladTV. He is also the director of the BET documentary series American Gangster and co-created the critically-acclaimed mixtape Rap Phenomenon. Before fame, He graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in computer science. He later worked as a computer programmer and founded the staffing company GigaStaff. He lent his voice to the popular Adult Swim cartoon The Boondocks in 2010. His birth name is Vladimir Lyubovny. He hails from Kiev, Ukraine; he later resided in New York, New York and now lives in Los Angeles, CA.
JEANNINE FISHER-AUDITIONING 101
Jeannine Fisher has made an impact in the entertainment industry over the years by finding and casting talent for the stage and screen. Producers and directors in the Los Angeles area have been turning to Jeannine Fisher Casting for the past nine years as the company’s influence and reputation of excellence continues to grow. Her most recent project is The McHenry trial written by Ken Sagoes and starring Loretta Devine and rising star Kaleb Roberts. Jeannine Fisher Casting continually seeks opportunities to work with producers and directors, in order to bring new talent to the forefront of the industry.
BELYNDA CLEARE-MENTALLY YOURS
As a Humorist,Comedian, Writer, Keynote Speaker and Consultant Belynda infuses humor into all aspects of her work. Having mastered the art of stand up comedy, she has merged her love of making people laugh with her commitment to helping others. Coming from a background in Psychology, her work as a counselor and a mental health advocate, she’s become a highly sought after Speaker, Consultant and Comedian. Belynda’s success is due to her determination, fearlessness in the face of failure and her ability to find humor in life’s challenges. Belynda is determined to enlighten and inspire the world through Laughter, Motivation or Education.
KENNY WILLIAMS-COMEDY BOOT CAMP
Kenny Williams is a Queens, NY native. For over 20 years he has performed in comedy clubs, colleges, churches, correctional facilities(Yes for Inmates), & military bases nationally and overseas. His experience is evident when you are watching his strong performance. With his "I didn't see that coming" storytelling & roller coaster effect style, he leaves his audience thoroughly entertained. This seasoned veteran comedian can be PG rated, so he's able to make any event a comedy friendly situation. YouTube Kenny Williams and see for yourself. His credits include: BET ComicView & The phenomenal web series "Money & Violence". He's currently working on a Project with 3CK Media featuring "Urban Puppets" & "Black Twitter".
MIKE POINTER-SO YOU WANT TO BE IN COMMERCIALS?
Coach Mike, a successful commercial actor for over 28 years himself, teaches outstanding, cutting edge strategies that has helped thousands of actors quit their day jobs, and build a successful career in TV commercials. Coach Mike’s powerful on-camera techniques and outstanding business strategies has set a new standard and cutting edge approach in the on-camera commercial training industry. These classes are highly recommended by top commercial agencies as well as top Managers, and Casting Directors that also teach classes! Coach Mike Pointer is also a published author of 2 books 'How To Book TV Commercials' and 'Programming Your Mind For Success'. He is also a contributing expert, content provider for the casting website Casting Frontier.
WILLIE LYNCH,JR- HEAVENS GROCERY STORE
Comedian and Historian Willie Lynch, Jr. is a nationally known stand up and motivational speaker who has been seen on Roland Martin's Show on TvOne, Bounce Tv's Off the Chain, Gotham Comedy Live and is the 2012 Winner of the Historic Bay Area Comedy Competition and Festival. Catch the East St. Louis native at a comedy club or school near you!Winner of the 2012 Bay Area Comedy Competition and Festival.
GALIT LEVI-PHYSICAL COMEDY
Originally from Baltimore, MD, Galit is a multi-hyphenate artist: actor, standup comedian, writer, director, producer, mask and puppet maker. Her B.A. in directing, from Hampshire College, has given her the opportunity to direct comedies around the world and train intensively in the art of physical comedy at The Julliard School, with Ringling Bros, and The Hungarian Circus. She recently made her big LA directorial debut directing/ producing Jamar Neighbors one-man show "It’s Definitely a Comedy Show". Catch her at the world-famous Apollo Theater, June 2020."
LJ WHITE-6 FIGURES ON FACBOOK
LJ White is an Ohio based comedian[?], Freelance Photographer, Media Consultant and Entrepreneur whom has taken a small life of doing what he loves and making it work for him. You can also by taking advantage of his experience & expertise. You already do it for free. Now he's going to teach you how to remove the (r) and do it for a fee. Learn how to live out your passion while making it pay you to do so.
CYNTHIA W. HAMMER - Write Your Novel 101
A bestselling author, actress and radio host of the Hammer Away show. Cynthia is a native of Maryland and lives bi-coastal. Her first novel Iceburg propelled her from obscurity to movie rolls.She has won several awards and has made front page headlines for her miraculous cross country book tours. She is currently on tour for her third novel The Seven Rivers.
Dr.CHARM TIMS - Healthy You
Dr. Charm Tims is a mother, motivational speaker, actress, writer, and physician who graduated from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine which integrates both conventional and alternative healing therapies for optimal outcomes. She spent 5 years in family medicine and pediatric clinical practice in Phoenix, Arizona before moving to Chicago,Illinois. Her passion is to teach others to optimize the health of their mind, body, and spirit.
Dr. Tims loves the arts. She acts, sings, writes, produces, and performs as a stand-up comedian. Dr. Tims has been featured on The Tamron Hall Show, TMZ Live!, WGN’s People to People, Empire, and the hit documentary series Hidden Colors 5. She is a dedicated motivational speaker, focusing on the topics of integrative health and goal achievement. Dr. Charm is currently writing her first book, Your Naturally Healthy Child, which will be released later this year.
Jeremy Crawford - DEMO YOUR TRUTH
Writer, comedian, and actor with over 15 years of experience in the entertainment industry. He trained in his hometown of Atlanta and is now a sought after actor in the area who works consistently in the theatre. That includes being directed by acclaimed director of the New Federal Theatre Woodie King, Jr in the production of “The Dutchman” by Amiri Baraka. While he attended Wright State University where he studied English and Theatre, he eventually went on to write a hilarious, relatable play called “Grown Men Talkin'.” In addition he is committed to helping actors get work by providing quality material for demo reels that speaks to their strengths. This year, he will release his first comedy album, “IN MY DADDY'S HOUSE," which tells laugh out loud funny stories about being an adult living with his parents and his dad trying to kick him out.
Stacey McClain - One Woman/One Man Show
A Chicago native, Stacey McClain found early success, working for 10 years as a stand-up comedienne, performing all over the country, doing shows such as, “Showtime at the Apollo,”“Soul Train,” and opening up for acts such as “Martin Lawrence” & gracing the same stages as "Robin Harris" and “George Lopez.” Her adventures in comedy eventually led her to her true calling – writing and producing for television, film the stage, as well as the Internet.
D WILL- HUNT PR
D WILL-HUNT PR is a boutique PR firm located in Los Angeles California. They specialize in red carpets, events, press and marketing. Some of their most popular events include Scandal-Less Mother’s Day Brunch, ISASA’s She Leads Tech and Comic’s Rock Convention. Current and Former celebrity clients include Kiara Belen (America’s Next Top Model) Vincent Ward (The Walking Dead), Ashley Tamar Davis, (The Voice), Theodore “Big D” Martinez, (Tokyo Toni’s Finding Love ASAP), Shaunie O’Neal (Various Events).
Michelby Whitehead - Build Your Own Publicity Course
Be SEEN and make more GREEN! Get ready to laugh all the way to the bank by learning how to pitch media outlets. Attendees will be taught how to snag media opportunities without hiring a publicist, or making silly mistakes that end up on The Shaderoom!
Marcus Bowers - THE FUNNY THING ABOUT DATA Course
Marcus Bowers is a COMEDIAN, PHILANTHROPIST, AUTHOR, GLOBALPRENEUR, and co-founder of She’s Happy Hair, the # 1 Virgin Hair supplier in the United States. With an initial investment of just $800 back in 2012, fast-forward to 2020 and She’s Happy Hair has grown to multiple storefront locations in major cities across the U.S., a heavy online presence (ShesHappyHair.com), and well over 80 million dollars in total sales with loyal, repeat customers around the globe.
Chris Spencer was the first host of the syndicated late night talk show Vibe, based on the magazine of the same name. He has gone on to star in several film projects such as Don't Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood, The Sixth Man, Significant Others, and Postal. Chris is also one of the most sought after writers having done projects with Wayans family, Jamie Foxx, and was significant in helping Nick Cannon create MTV's Wild 'N Out.