Comedian, Writer and Producer Akintunde is set to roll cameras on a new television special and DVD series, The Rebirth Of Comedy Presents: The Heavy Hitters on March 1st 2014 in Jacksonville Florida at Faith Christian Center (Senior Pastor George L. Davis).
Akintunde will serve as host and will share executive producer duties with wife, manager and longtime producing partner, Eunissa Warnock. The live taping will feature stand-up comedy headliners Marcus Wiley, Bone Hampton and Chinitta Morris a.k.a Chocolate with more talent to be added. Faith Christian Center features a state of the art sanctuary equipped with HD video screens and LED digital walls. “It is impossible to put into words how much value the FCC Church adds to this production” says Akintunde. The television special will serve as a Backdoor-Pilot for an untitled comedy and variety series currently in development under Akintunde’s production company and film umbrella, No Joke Entertainment and Oak View Point Films. A Heavy Hitters Comedy Tour is planned.
About The Rebirth of Comedy:
The Rebirth of Comedy brand encompasses a national tour, TV specials and DVD series. The first release Akintunde: The Whole Truth is set for a national rollout on February 18th under television, retail and online distributor, Entertainment-One (E-One). The hour long stand-up comedy film was produced in partnership with Arrow Records and No Joke Entertainment. The film has been picked up by the leading network in African American households, BET Networks.
Akintunde is a twenty-one year stand up veteran having been featured on 9 national comedy tours in the past 6 years, and is a sought after television writer with more than 325 original television episodes to his writing credit, having just wrapped comedy writing duties for fellow comedian Sherri Shepherd (The View) on the 2014 Stellar Awards. Akintunde can be seen on an upcoming episode of the Bounce TV series, Off Da Chain (Host Rodney Perry), and has been seen on TBN, TBS, The Word Network, Showtime At The Apollo, and BET’s The Mo’Nique Show and Comic View.
Akintunde is represented by The Assignment Agency (Eunissa Warnock) and The Resolution Agency (Tamra Goins). For More Information – 803.920.1767