The DVD is the first of a three part series. Don’t get caught with out the hilarious Comedy Jump-Off DVD. It is sure to be a knockout with audiences showcasing some of today’s most skilled upcoming Latino comedians.
In the tradition of the sketch and stand up comedy stylings of the Rat Pack, In Living Color and Def Comedy Jam, the Comedy Jump-Off DVD emerges as the new standard in live comedic performances for the multicultural marketplace. These live comedy events features the most talented male and female comedians of today. The cast sprinkles a mix of Sofrito, Cajun and Spice with comedy flavor that is decidedly Latino, African-American, Hip-Hop, American and Multicultural hilarious. Presenting characters that scale the edge of ethnicity, age, culture and reality, these comedians bring a raw, sophisticated and innovative approach, pushing performance boundaries. This DVD includes stand-up performances by Ruperto Vanderpool (BET’s Comic View; Carlito’s Way: Rise to Power; Pinero), Eric Nieves (NYPD Blue; Carlito’s Way: The Beginning; Pinero), Antman (aka Anthony Acosta), Mark Demayo (Laffapalooza Comedy Festival; 98.7 KISS FM's "It's Just Comedy") Smokey (BET’s Comic View; It’s Showtime at the Apollo; Paper Soldiers), Mike Shawn, and Stephanie Ortiz (105.9FM’s La Kalle; SiTV’s StyleEyes) plus six side-splitting original sketch comedy segments (written & directed by Daniel Hastings) that will make you laugh till you fall to the floor.
“I felt that Latino American Comedians don’t really have their own “Vaudeville”, for them to perform, so I created The Comedy Jump Off to showcase their talent. And the performance was so good I was able to provide another vehicle for them to have on display their craft”, said Daniel Hasting, Co-Executive Producer and Director for Comedy Jump Off. Comedy Jump Off, LLC anticipates this to become widely viewed due to the aptitude of the content portrayed in this production. It is sure to embark a long line of many more projects to come for Comedy Jump Off, LLC. The DVD will be released in stores as of November 14, 2006 and in many online stores (Amazon.com; Movies.yahoo.com; Ebay.com and much more).
Comedy Jump Off, LLC (CJO)
In the making since 2004, by Daniel Hasting and Tone Capone, the Comedy Jump Off, LLC (comedyjumpoff.com) was created to bring eye-opening comical entertainment to bring laughter to people everywhere. CJO is an innovative production house that focuses on the core of entertainment including film, music, video, and writing all under the umbrella of comedy. CJO’s accomplished founders: Daniel Hastings whose creative and inventive projects have left its mark in the entertainment industry and has worked as an Art Director, Photographer that has covered over 100 albums of Hip Hop and Latin Music’s greatest artists, and Produced and Directed Music Videos for Mos Def, Jeru the Damaja, Dead Prez and Tito Nieves, and assisted with Latinologues. Tone Capone has conquered music & radio filled with true passion. The man wears many hats including label exec (has worked with Jive, Universal, & TVT), Hot 97 radio producer (Street Soldiers), marketing guru, VJ for the Latin television show The Roof (broadcast in several Latin American countries). Tone’s vision never ceases and will continue to amaze others on much more. CJO is sure to establish itself as a company who will continue to offer levels of amusement but continuing success in the entertainment industry.
About Image Entertainment
Image Entertainment, Inc. is a leading independent home entertainment company that acquires, licenses, finances and produces exclusive content for worldwide video distribution through its direct relationships with major North American retailers and foreign sublicensees such as Sony/BMG and Warner Music. Founded in 1981, the company has over 2500 exclusive DVD titles and approximately 200 exclusive audio titles in release. Image houses a complete full service graphic arts department that creates all of the packaging for the company’s products as well as all of the sales collateral; over 90% of the company's production work is completed internally with state-of-the-art equipment and a team of experienced technicians that carry out every step of the DVD creation process. The company continues to release an average of 30 new exclusive DVDs and four new exclusive audio titles per month across a wide range of programming.