2013-02-08 01:07:43 - The Hollywood Comedy Circuit comes out to support, an exclusive one night premiere party and early media screening of 2013’s most hilarious sketch comedy series
LOS ANGELES—(FEBRUARY 6, 2013)—Iconic actor and comedian, Tommy Davidson, debuted his Showtime comedy series, Chocolate Sundaes, with an exclusive premiere screening on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 in Beverly Hills. The red-carpet welcomed some of Hollywood’s most hilarious entertainers, industry tastemakers and Chocolate Sundaes cast including Tommy Davidson, Chocolate Sundaes producer, Pookey Wigington, J.B. Smoove, Finesse Mitchell, Michael Jai White, Showtime & Entertainment 1 executives and many more.
The star studded event included a Q&A with producer Pookey Wiginton and host Tommy Davidson, a private screening and after party, with DJ Sidekick spinning the crowd into the night. The comedy show debut had the crowd in stitches and producer Pookey Wigington could not have been more thrilled with the premiere, saying
“The event was amazing. Chocolate Sundaes has stood on the shoulders of many young and seasoned comedians for years. The talent pool in Hollywood is so broad and this is a true testament to it by having such a diverse cast, led by legendary comedic actor Tommy Davidson. They have helped build a brand one customer at a time, starting local in Hollywood and now national and international. Thank you to the comedy world, performers and consumers. I am humbled.”
Produced every Sunday at the world famous Laugh Factory, Chocolate Sundaes Comedy Show is a one-of-a-kind, live comedy show featuring Los Angeles’ greatest side-splitting sketch acts. Creator and producer, Pookey Wigington continues to raise the bar for comedy, securing Chocolate Sundaes as a staple in Los Angeles for over 12 years. His past Chocolate Sundaes guests have included renowned celebrity comedians including Kevin Hart, Jamie Foxx, Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Dane Cooke, John Lovitz, Russell Peters, Bob Saggat, Cedric the Entertainer, and many more.
This season, Chocolate Sundaes comes to cable television. Producer Pookey Wigington secured a deal with Showtime for the show to debut on Feb. 7th, 2013 and to be repeated throughout the month. Tommy Davidson and additional guest hosts will emcee a hilarious new comedy group with the most outrageously entertaining acts that we’ve seen yet. The show combines stand up with original comedy sketches reminiscent of the days of Carole Burnett. The tone is great comedy with universal appeal.
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About Chocolate Sundaes and Pookey Wigington
Chocolate Sundaes Comedy Show is a weekly comedy show emceed by special guest hosts at the historic Laugh Factory in Los Angeles Sunday nights. The show boasts a powerful and flavorful mix of comedic talent, and comedy sketches from seasoned veteran comedians to the hottest up and coming talent.
Don’t let his size fool you; Pookey Wigington has risen above the odds to become one of the most successful entrepreneurs of today. At 5’3”, Pookey is a legendary basketball star who many may know from the now famous Seton Hall 1989 NCAA Final Four Championship game. For the past 15 years, Pookey has combined his love for comedy with his event production skills to begin producing comedy shows, being a business manager for urban talent and providing brand marketing to large scale promoters and entertainers. As part of the I Work4U Enterprises umbrella, Mr. Wigington created various businesses over the years including the widely popular diverse comedy show of the past 12 years, Chocolate Sundaes, located on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. Additionally he Executive Produced, Kevin Hart’s first theatrical release, “Laugh at my Pain” as well as his newest special, “Let me Explain,” coming in July, and is now the VP of Kevin Hart’s production company, Heartbeat Productions.
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