Uptown Comic to debut Monday, June 18, immediately after the series premiere of the network’s original sitcom Family Time.
Bounce TV, the broadcast TV network for African Americans, will launch a second new original comedy series, Uptown Comic, on June 18 immediately after the series premiere of its first original production, sitcom Family Time.
Uptown Comic will be a half-hour series featuring stage and skit performances by up-and-coming comics. The network said the show is in production in front of a studio audience at the longest-running African American comedy club in the U.S., Uptown Comedy Corner in Atlanta. Actor and comedian Joe Torry (Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam) hosts.
Bounce TV last month announced its first original series Family Time — a half hour situation comedy created by Bentley Kyle Evans (The Jamie Foxx Show, Martin, Love That Girl) and produced by Evans and partner Trenten Gumbs. Family Time is set to launch Monday, June 18, at 8 p.m. ET The series premiere of Uptown Comic will follow and be seen weekly at 8:30 p.m.
The series is being produced by Rainforest Films, producers of the current theatrical film Think Like a Man. Rainforest co-founders Rob Hardy and Will Packer are executive producers of Uptown Comic and both are among the executive leadership team of Bounce TV.
Bounce TV targets African Americans primarily between the ages of 25-54 with a programming mix of theatrical motion pictures, live sporting events, documentaries, specials, inspirational faith-based programs, off-net series including Fat Albert and The Cosby Kids and Soul Train, original programming and more.