Performers and Celebrity News

Performers and Celebrity News – including stand-up comedians, reality TV, pop culture, famous people and related celebrity news issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.


Comedian is Challenging How People Think About Stuttering

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 12, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — What do you do when you are professionally funny for a living AND use your own experience as a person with disabilities to crush stigma and change attitudes? Well, for stuttering comedian Nina G, you take it on the road in a series of presentations that are both funny and profound. Much like Hannah Gadsby’s breakout Netflix special “Nannette,” Nina G blends her comedy “material” with her real life experiences for a unique tour you can see live!

David Copperfield Performing Special Benefit Show for Kids of Courage

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Aug. 6, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kids of Courage, a medically-supervised travel program for seriously sick children and young adults, is currently in Las Vegas for their annual summer adventure. The unique non-profit program provides adaptive activities and events for individuals with life-threatening illnesses and serious disabilities. The current group consists of 120 medically-fragile campers from all over North America, accompanied by volunteer physicians, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and caretaker counselors.

Mike Shinoda (of Linkin Park) to Headline Monster Energy Outbreak Tour in North America This Fall

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 6, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As announced today by Outbreak Presents and Live Nation, Mike Shinoda is set to headline the latest installment of the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour. Tickets go on sale starting Friday, August 10 at 10 a.m. local time, with special pre-sales starting Tuesday, August 7 at 10 a.m. local time.

Stutterers Showcase Stand-Up Comedy Skills at National Stuttering Association Conference

CHICAGO, Ill., June 12, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As part of the 35th annual National Stuttering Association conference, a group of talented comedians will stand up for stuttering in “NSA Laughs!” Headlining the show is Nina G, an 8-year, stand-up comedy veteran and professional speaker. This stand-up comedy show is open to the public and is scheduled for July 5 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago.

Jailed Actor Steve Comisar Finally Gets His Freedom

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On April 27, 2018, actor and con man Steve Comisar returns to Hollywood to resume his acting career after finally finishing his federal prison sentence. With the help of A-list actors, agents, directors and producers, Comisar will immediately begin taking on acting roles in motion pictures.

Uproar Entertainment Releases 3rd Stand-Up Comedy CD from Adam Hunter ‘Still Broke’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 20, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Uproar Entertainment announces the release of “Still Broke” by Adam Hunter. Recorded live at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Wash. “Still Broke” is the third Stand-Up Comedy CD Uproar has produced by Adam Hunter. A talented performer and writer, Hunter has performed all over the world. (VIDEO)

26-Year-Old David Busby Survives Gun Violence and Lands Debut Role on Bounce TV’s ‘Saints and Sinners’

ATLANTA, Ga., April 20, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When viewers watch young, upcoming actor David Busby in his debut recurring role on the third season of Bounce TV’s sizzling series “Saints and Sinners,” they are witnessing the passion of a young man who has had his own personal run-in with real life saints and sinners. Working alongside the show’s veteran stars, including Vanessa Bell Calloway, Clifton Powell, and Keith Robinson most would never guess that twice in two years, the determined 26-year-old thespian almost lost his life to street gun violence.

Vocalist Sandra Booker Tributes Sarah Vaughan at Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Jazz Grill

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 11, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When jazz vocalist Sandra Booker first burst onto the Los Angeles music scene in the ’90s, the comparisons to the legendary Sarah Vaughan came fast and furious. Her stirring, soulful renditions didn’t just mimic the melodious icon, they seemed to channel her. On Sunday, April 22, Booker will pay a unique homage to her muse with “Forever Sassy: The Divine Music of Sarah Vaughan” at the Vibrato Jazz Grill.

Sixteenth Annual Greater Portland Festival of Nations (FON)

PORTLAND, Maine, March 20, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hundreds of international flags again will sway in the breeze and the summer will HEAT UP on July 28, 2018 at the Deering Oaks Park; a feast for your eyes and ears will be displayed throughout the Sixteenth Annual Greater Portland Festival of Nations (FON). FON proudly celebrates and highlights Maine’s great ethnic diversity, perpetuates traditions, encourage ethnic understanding, and promote unity in Maine. FON’s theme this year is “FROM MANY DIFFERENT NATIONS, TO ONE MAINE.”

Uproar Entertainment Releases ‘Insert Token’ – Debut Stand-Up Comedy CD by Julian Michael

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 20, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Uproar Entertainment announces the release of “Insert Token”, the debut stand-up comedy CD by Julian Michael. Recorded live at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Wash., ‘Insert Token’ presents the unique comic perspective of a man who considers himself a “double minority.”

Universal FanCon is First Large-Scale Event to Celebrate Diversity and Inclusion of Fans and Fandoms April 27-29, 2018

BALTIMORE, Md., Feb. 1, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The inaugural Universal FanCon is the first large-scale, inclusive event that celebrates the diversity of fans, fandom and true needs of those who love pop culture. This year’s event will help benefit relevant causes, including Geek Club Books Charity for Autism. Coming to Baltimore, Maryland, April 27-29, 2018.

Uproar Entertainment Releases Stand-Up Comedy CD by Ty Barnett – ‘Grown Man…Baby Steps’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 3, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of “GROWN MAN…BABY STEPS” by TY BARNETT. Recorded live at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Wash. “GROWN MAN…BABY STEPS” is a unique opportunity to hang out with the hilarious and incredibly talented TY BARNETT.

Stars of Indie Film ‘A Boy Called Po’ Activate their Voices for Autism during National Bullying Prevention Month

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 1, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Geek Club Books for Autism today announced that actors Christopher Gorham and Julian Feder, lead characters in the award-winning indie film, “A Boy Called Po” joined the #Activate4Autism movement, a public awareness campaign as a part of National Bullying Prevention Month. People on the autism spectrum are often misunderstood, marginalized, undervalued and 3 times more likely to be victims of bullying.

Sunlight Home Annual Benefit Dinner Speaker, Jennifer O’Neill

NAPLES, Fla., Oct. 4, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sunlight Home’s Annual Benefit Dinner, chaired by Mrs. Jean Beauchamp, will be held on Nov. 4, 2017 at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. This year’s honored speaker is Jennifer O’Neill, internationally acclaimed model, actress, author, producer and Pro-Life Spokesperson.

The Event Planner Expo Hosted by EMRG Media Offers Exceptional Speaker Lineup to Celebrate its Fifth Year

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 19, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It’s setting up to be their best event yet. The Event Planner Expo, hosted by EMRG Media, has already developed a reputation for being a premier events and hospitality tradeshow, but this year, they’re taking it to another level. On October 4, 2017, keynote speaker, Martha Stewart, will talk about her road to success. The Expo is scheduled to take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street from 2 to 8 p.m.

UPROAR ENTERTAINMENT releases Stand-Up Comedy CD by ERIK KNOWLES – ‘HIGH AND TIGHT’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 7, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of “HIGH AND TIGHT” by ERIK KNOWLES. Recorded live at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Wash., “HIGH AND TIGHT” provides a hilarious glimpse into the life of Erik Knowles. From his experiences in the U.S. Marine Corps to his current role as a father and husband, Erik Knowles finds the inspiration for his humor in his everyday life.

Uproar Entertainment Releases Debut Stand-Up Comedy CD by Jamal Doman ‘Consequences & Repercussions’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 2, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of “Consequences & Repercussions” by Jamal Doman, recorded live at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Wash. Uproar Entertainment is committed to recording and promoting today’s most talented comedians.

Actor Steve Comisar Gets Released From Prison on July 21, Hollywood’s Biggest Stars Asked to Help Him

LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 17, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On July 21 the prison gates will open and actor Steve Comisar will once again be a free man. After spending 15 years in federal prison for fraud Comisar will try to pick up the pieces and resume an acting career. Unfortunately, after such a long absence the odds will be stacked against him.

Supreme Lending Partners with Baseball Hall of Famer Ivan ‘Pudge’ Rodriguez for American Century Championship Golf Tournament

DALLAS, Texas, July 13, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Supreme Lending, a nationwide mortgage lender, has announced that it is partnering with baseball Hall of Famer, Major League Baseball All-Star and former Texas Ranger Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, who will serve as the company’s ambassador during the American Century Championship Golf Tournament, July 11-16, 2017 at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

Mugadi Foundation, in association with Waynflete School, announce Michael O. (of NBC’s ‘The Sing Off’) Benefit Concert Event

WESTBROOK, Maine, June 14, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Mugadi Foundation, in association with Waynflete School, is proud to announce a Michael O. (Michael Odokara-Okigbo) benefit concert event “ON MY OWN” to take place July 13, 2017 at the beautiful Westbrook Performing Arts Center in Westbrook, Maine.

Uproar Entertainment Releases Debut Stand-Up Comedy CD by Gayla Johnson

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 16, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of “Black Wives Matter” by Gayla Johnson. A diverse, intelligent comedienne, Gayla Johnson entertains audiences with her stories and her characters, treating her listener to her unique view of the world we live in.

Actor Steve Comisar Getting Released From Prison

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 8, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Actor and felon Steve Comisar will be released from federal prison on July 21 after serving a 15 year sentence for fraud. Comisar will be placed on home confinement in Los Angeles until his sentence officially ends on April 16, 2018.

UPROAR ENTERTAINMENT releases 4th Stand-Up Comedy CD by KRISTIN KEY – Fast-paced, Quick Witted, Hilarious and Outrageous

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 6, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of “I’m A Hooker” by Kristin Key. Armed with her quick wit and her trusty guitar, the Texas native slings her signature goofy songs and hilarious jokes on her fourth collaboration with Uproar Entertainment.

UPROAR Entertainment releases Stand-Up Comedy CD by ALEX ELKIN – Unapologetic, Unexpected, and Undeniably Funny

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 13, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of “Live From Las Vegas” by Alex Elkin. Comedian Alex Elkin has a comedy style that is unique and true to himself. He is unapologetic, says what he thinks, delivers the unexpected, and knows what funny is.

‘Chillennial’ by Feraz Ozel Debuts at No. 9 on Billboard Comedy Chart

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 25, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Uproar Entertainment is proud to announce that “Chillennial” by Feraz Ozel has debuted at #9 on The Billboard Comedy Chart in its first week of release. The Billboard Comedy Chart lists the week’s top selling comedy albums ranked by sales data as compiled by Nielsen Music.

Uproar Entertainment releases new stand-up comedy CD ‘Chillennial’ by Feraz Ozel, uniquely Hilarious, Passionate and Brilliant

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 13, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Feraz Ozel, a “brown” comedian, is a light-hearted performer driven by passion, and intelligence, says Uproar Entertainment. His is a diverse and energetic brand of insightful comedy that connects with people from all walks of life. He prides himself on putting on a show that will make you laugh till it hurts, think about a few new things, and remember that regardless of our vast differences, we can all come together for a night of comedy.

Jailed Actor Steve Comisar Ranked in Top One Percent of All Social Media Influencers by Klear

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 5, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Steve Comisar is not your average celebrity felon. Comisar is the only Hollywood actor on earth that is also a famous con man. With over 700K Twitter followers and over one million YouTube views, he is a social media phenom.

Lender Price Announces its Investor Kevin Costner Appearing at 2016 MBA Annual Convention in Boston October 23 – 26

PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 10, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lender Price, the emerging leader in real-time, competitive mortgage analytics and product pricing & eligibility (PPE) solutions complete with full mobile functionality and advanced business intelligence, today announced that its original investor, Best Picture Oscar winning director and Emmy Award winning actor Kevin Costner, will appear at its 2016 MBA Annual Convention exhibit in Boston on October 23-26.

Uproar Entertainment releases new stand-up comedy CD ‘Orally Challenged’ by Jen Murphy – fierce, funny, fearless, and brash!

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 7, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of “Orally Challenged” by Jen Murphy. Recorded in front of a live audience at The Comedy Underground in Seattle Washington this CD showcases Jen Murphy – who fearlessly goes where few female comics have gone before.

Uproar Entertainment releases new stand-up comedy CD ‘Brown Sheep’ by Tamer Kattan – the epitome of talent, diversity and intelligence

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 9, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of “Brown Sheep” by Tamer Kattan. Recorded in front of a live audience at The Comedy Underground in Seattle Washington this CD showcases the exceptional talent of Tamer Kattan who uses his cultural diversity to inform his unique comic views on life, society and the world today.

Obama’s Clemency Process Favors Drug Offenders and Unfairly Excludes White-Collar Fraudsters, Says Jailed Actor Steve Comisar

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The exclusive Presidential power of clemency has historically been used to grant harshly sentenced inmates an early release from federal prison. According to imprisoned actor Steve Comisar, President Obama is unfairly using his power to grant clemency to mostly African American drug offenders, while leaving out nearly everyone else.

Uproar Entertainment Announces New Comedy CD by Jackie Fabulous – Fabulous Force Of Comedy Nature!

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 12, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of “Who Is Jackie Fabulous?” Recorded in front of a live audience at Harvey’s Comedy Club in Portland, Oregon this CD features the multi-talented Jackie Fabulous – a comedic force to be reckoned with.

Uproar releases second stand-up CD by edgy and raw comedian John Moses

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of John Moses’ second CD ‘Upper Middle Trash,’ recorded in front of a live audience. John Moses has been delightfully offending audiences throughout the United States, Canada and the U.K. for more than 10 years.

California Chiropractor calls Prince’s death, ‘One more example of gross medical stupidity!’

CORTE MADERA, Calif., May 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Noted Marin County chiropractor, Dr. Donald E. Harte, calls out noted Marin County ‘addiction specialist,’ Dr. Howard Kornfeld, as ‘having a totally wrong-headed approach.’

Uproar Entertainment Announces New Comedy CD by Jodi Miller

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 11, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of Jodi Miller’s first comedy CD ‘NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND.’ Recorded in front of a live audience at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Wash., this CD is instantly a hilariously relatable, and spontaneously pushes the envelope. This is Jodi’s first recording for Uproar Entertainment.

Host of hit TV Show ‘Hoarders’ Comes to Georgia

CUMMING, Ga., March 7, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TV Star and lead expert of the hit cable television show ‘Hoarders,’ Cory Chalmers, will be making a special guest appearance at his newest Steri-Clean franchise. This franchise is owned and operated by Josh and Dusty Dinsmore. They are inviting the public to their grand opening / open house on Friday March 18, 2016, beginning at 5 p.m. at their franchise headquarters.

Legendary Comedienne Marsha Warfield Headlines Funny Lady Hope Flood’s 5th Annual Comics Rock! Convention

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Five years of funny is no small feat when you are a female in a male dominated industry coordinating an annual comedy fest. In fact, it is literally not a joke. But comedienne Hope Flood has handled it with amazing finesse and style as her Comics Rock! Convention returns, April 26 to 30, 2016 at J. Anthony Brown’s JSpot Comedy Club, located 5581 W Manchester Boulevard in Westchester, CA.

Uproar Entertainment Announces New Comedy CD by Brett Hamil

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 8, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of Brett Hamil’s first comedy CD ‘GROWER’ on February 12, 2016. Recorded in front of a live audience at the The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Washington, this CD packs a hilarious, socially conscious brand of comedy that gets people both thinking and laughing.

Uproar Entertainment Releases the First Stand-Up Comedy CD by Nick Cobb

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 12, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of Nick Cobb’s first comedy CD, ‘Too Broke For Therapy’ to be released January 15, 2016.

Imprisoned Actor Steve Comisar Joins the Ranks of Hollywood’s Social Media Superstars

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Dec. 7, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Steve Comisar is an actor who has appeared in numerous films, TV shows, and commercials. He is also a felon completing the last year of a 15 year federal prison sentence for fraud. The unique combination of felon and actor is apparently very appealing to the public. Just ask Comisar’s half a million Twitter followers or the over one million fans that have viewed his YouTube videos.