Hartbeat partners with BET to relaunch iconic stand-up series, “ComicView”, at Hartbeat Weekend in Las Vegas.
Hartbeat, today announced a partnership with BET to bring back the iconic standup comedy franchise, “ComicView” after a nine-year hiatus.
The all-new “ComicView" will kick off with new episodes to be taped in front of a live audience at Hartbeat Weekend happening, July 6-9 at Resorts World Las Vegas.
“ComicView” returns stronger than ever, as host Mike Epps leads a dynamic mix of emerging performers and fan favorites, including Tommy Davidson, Tacarra Williams, Tony T. Roberts, Bresha Webb, D.C. Young Fly, as well as the televised comedic standup debut of multi-platinum rapper, Tip “T.I.” Harris, and many more.
Mike Epps and Kevin Hart will serve as executive producers, along with Jeff Clanagan from Hartbeat and Tiffany Williams and Angela Aguilera from BET.
Full episodes are to release at a later date on BET.
“Developing opportunities to spotlight emerging voices in comedy and connect audiences through laughter and joy has long been part of Hartbeat's mission, making us uniquely positioned to curate and produce this series alongside BET and usher in an exciting new era for this beloved comedic institution,” said Jeff Clanagan, Hartbeat President & Chief Distribution Officer. “We are also thrilled to have Kevin Hart and Mike Epps on board as executive producers to spearhead a new era for this iconic franchise.”
“We’re excited to partner with Hartbeat to bring back our culturally iconic franchise 'ComicView' during Hartbeat Weekend,” said BET CEO and President Scott Mills. “Over 30 years ago, ‘ComicView’ set the footprint for stand-up specials and launched the careers of some of today's mega-comedy stars. We can’t wait to see this new group of talented and rising comedians. We are so proud to work with this all-star production team, including Mike Epps and the impressive roster of talent that will bring you the best comedy you’ll see all year long.”
Started in 1992 as a nationally broadcast showcase for up-and-coming comedians from across the country, “ComicView” is considered one of the most influential comedy platforms, for elevating talent into the national spotlight.
The comedy showcase joins Hartbeat Weekend's already stacked lineup of exclusive events, live performances, and parties from some of the biggest names in music and comedy including Kevin Hart, J. Cole, Jack Harlow, Ludacris, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Kaskade, and more.
Fans in attendance will also be treated to live podcast recordings from the full lineup of Hartbeat’s SiriusXM channel, Laugh Out Loud Radio, including “Straight From The Hart”, “Quake’s House hosted by Earthquake”, “Love Thang with Punkie Johnson”, and the live debut of “One Song with Diallo and Luxxury” with Diallo Riddle and Blake “Luxxury” Robin.
Live tapings will take place daily from the RedTail restaurant and social lounge.