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.


Twista, Veronica Vega, DJ G-Love, Crazy Town X with R1ckOne and more to Perform at ‘Soundwaves 360 Music Event’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Los Angeles is in for a massive infusion of harmonious ripples when “Soundwaves 360 Music Event” rolls on to the boulevard on Thursday, November 14 at the Academy LA. Party goers will be able to surf a kaleidoscope of genres with acts ranging from hip hop to rock. The evening, presented by Brandi Irwin Productions and G-Love Productions, will be flooded with talent.

Superstar DJ Datsik Addresses His Absence and Looks to the Future

MIAMI, Fla., Nov. 6, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After an 18-month self-imposed hiatus, Datsik, a leader in the dubstep world, surfaced with a statement explaining his absence, which he posted on his Facebook page. After extensive touring over the last decade, he sought help for mental health issues that he opted to come to terms with.

Rayah, The Royal Poodle Promotes Gender Equality and Healthy Learning and Working Relationships

ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 6, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Vickie Cox Edmondson, an academic and management strategist, today announced that she has entered into a partnership with actress, Adrienne Unae to introduce Rayah, The Royal Poodle, LLC. to enhance the career opportunities and influence of girls and women of color.

Prymrr Headlines at Alienstock Debuting New Songs

RACHEL, Nev., Sept. 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Prymrr, the 13-year-old rapper and dancer, known internationally for her lead appearance in Sia’s “Never Give Up” music video, has just announced her intent to take the stage and debut her newest songs at Alienstock in Rachel, Nevada.

DJ Throdown, aka Ross Volpe, Continues Reign as Best DJ in America, Capturing Second Consecutive DMC US Finals DJ Championship

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 13, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Washington, D.C. area’s very own and most eccentric turntablist entertainer, DJ Throdown, AKA Ross Volpe, continued his reign as the Best DJ in America by again winning the prestigious DMC US Finals DJ Battle. DJ Throdown will represent America on September 28 in London at the DMC World DJ Championships, where last year he finished 5th best in the world.

Political Satirist, Gallospole, Sizes Up the Weaponization of Chairs with the World Premiere Music Video, TARAC WIPPP

DREXEL HILL, Pa., Sept. 12, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On September 19, Gallospole will premiere his long-awaited music video, TARAC WIPPP. An acronym for The American Right for Adequate Chair Width In Public & Private Places, TARAC WIPPP is a political allegory performed by Gallospole and his team of puppetized lobbyists advocating for suitable seating on behalf of Americans with metabolic differences, or clinically known as, obese Americans.

‘Sopranos’ star Jamie-Lynn Sigler to lead a powerful cast at MANHATTANonPATRICK on September 27

FREDERICK, Md., Aug. 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Phenomenology, Inc., an innovative production model in the performing arts, announced it has secured “Sopranos” star Jamie-Lynn Sigler to lead a powerful cast in the staged reading of a new play for MANHATTANonPATRICK at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in suburban Washington D.C. on September 27.

Latina Actress and Activist Yubo Fernandez Exposes Mental Health and Defeats Hidden Abuse in The Industry, Off Broadway This Summer

MANHATTAN, N.Y., July 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Yubo Fernandez was a sponsored child from the Dominican Republic by a U.S. school; now she’s an awarded actress, producer, director, activist and entrepreneur, presenting her third play in Off Broadway NYC. “Late for Martinis” is part of the Summer Play Celebration at the Manhattan Repertory Theater this July 18, 20 and 21, 2019 in Manhattan.

DIONNE WARWICK and QUEEN LATIFAH Celebrate New Jersey Community Choir

NEWARK, N.J., June 20, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ask world-renowned choir director Reverend Stefanie Minatee what the core revelation of her New Jersey community choir Jubilation’s 20th Anniversary Celebration is, and she will tell you in a single word: GOD. Through the guarantee of life’s trials and tribulations, it’s nothing but GOD that gets you to the finish line of Jubilation.

EyeBuyDirect Announces Collaboration with Queer Eye’s Tan France – Fans Will ‘Style the Stylist’ for Chance to Win $500 in Fabulous Eyewear

AUSTIN, Texas, June 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Global eyewear retailer EyeBuyDirect is teaming up with Tan France in a campaign to let his followers style him. Fans will get to turn the tables on the style guru when they vote on which glasses look best on him. France, who is best known for his role on the Emmy-award-winning series “Queer Eye,” has of late found even more followers with the release of his book “Naturally Tan.”

MELANIA: The Cyberwoman – The First Sketch Show Inspired by the First Lady Comes to The Pit Striker in NY

NEW YORK, N.Y., June 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Dominican born actress Liz Thomas, is the first woman to write and star in a Sketch Show inspired by the First Lady Melania Trump. The Show is called “Melania: The Cyberwoman.” Directed by Kim Parker. Other cast members are Seneca Lawrence and Zack Gafin.

800Casting Introduces a Quick and Easy Fix to All Casting Problems – Cast Assist

MIAMI, Fla., June 3, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 800Casting Company is always vigilant about finding ways to serve and has secured its place in the entertainment industry as the number one innovator of casting software. Today, the company is introducing a completely FREE new service called Cast Assist which helps all casting directors and filmmakers simplify and enhance their work process.

Celebrity Travel Mishaps: Even Music and Movie Stars Can Benefit from Travel Insurance

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Scrolling through the Instagram feeds of famous celebrities might lead to the belief that stars never experience the same travel mishaps that ordinary travelers do. According to Travelinsurance.com, we have more in common with famous jet-setters than we realize, in that celebrities face the same travel troubles that can derail anyone’s vacation.

Stuttering Comedian and Author to Headline Punch Line Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 20, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stuttering stand-up comic Nina G will have the top spot at the Invisible Disabilities Comedy Show at the Sacramento Punch Line on Sunday, January 27 2019! Author of the forthcoming book “Stutterer Interrupted: The Comedian Who Almost Didn’t Happen,” Nina’s comedy is funny, revealing, unapologetic, and always a window to her experience as a person who stutters. Through humor, Nina G is challenging now people think of stuttering.

Women’s Rights for Life: Iranian Women’s Movement for Freedom of Choice

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 2, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘I’m a woman … living in the 21st century. My existence is not a crime, and it’s not for trade. I have the right to choose, and my choice is freedom, liberty, and persistence,’ says Golsa Sarabi an international actress and a business entrepreneur. ‘Being a woman means to have strength, to stand up, and to fight! To fight for freedom, for equality and for change. You are not alone … I’m standing with you.’ (VIDEO)

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.