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Highly Anticipated Performances Announced for the 2nd Annual “Why Not?? Comedy Show”

Layups2Standup has released the full comedian lineup and Emmy Award Winning hip-hop artist set to perform at the “Why Not?? Comedy Show” hosted by NBA MVP Russell Westbrook and Comedian Demetrius “Juice’ Deason

 

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 (Oklahoma City, OK)- The city of Oklahoma is gearing up for the highly anticipated “Why Not??” Comedy Show hosted by NBA MVP Russell Westbrook and comedian Demetrius “Juice” Deason. The two have teamed up to host an evening of laughter and premiere entertainment with your favorite stars of stage.
This years’ event is guaranteed to capture the spotlight with a star -studded red carpet lined with celebrities, VIP’s and the social set of OKC. The talented comedians slated to perform include Ray Grady of Kevin Hart’s “Next Level”, Tacarra Williams; mother, motivational speaker, and hilarious standup comedian who recently performed for Selena Gomez and The Weekend- while on a date, Ron Taylor, who can regularly be seen on BET, and renown comedian and show host, Demetrius “Juice” Deason.

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In addition to this impressive lineup, Emmy Award winning hip-hop artist, Jabee Williams will open up the “Why Not??” Comedy Show with a live performance. Jabee, a native to Oklahoma is known as one of the top influences in music and entertainment. His music has gained regional and national attention, and continues to speak positive volumes to his fans.
“Our mission with this event is cultivate an ambiance of laughter, camaraderie, and entertainment for the city. We are offering an all-encompassing experience for everyone including an organization we can give back to” says, Demetrius Deason – CEO of Layups2Standup

Oklahoma’s hottest Deejay, Kendrick Warren aka “YOameriKANdream” will be in the mix keeping the audience moving and entertained throughout the evening.

The “Why Not?? Comedy Show” will be an annual event for the city of Oklahoma, kicking off the Thunder’s NBA season. Each year a charity will be chosen as the beneficiary of event proceeds. This years’ beneficiary, YWCA Oklahoma is an organization that aims to helping and empowering women. Their services range from offering safe places for women who have suffered rape or domestic violence, job training, health and fitness, childcare, and counseling. For more information on YWCA Oklahoma, please visit http://www.ywcaokc.org.

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at Ticket Fly or directly through Tower Theatre. For more information log onto http://www.layups2standup.com .

 

For media credentials, please email Nina Zavala at NinaZavalaGroup@gmail.com

 

ABOUT THE COMEDIANS
RAY GRADY is gaining buzz as one of the hottest rising comedic stars to watch. After starting his stand-up career in 2002, he made his first television appearance in 2006 on TV One’s Who’s Got Jokes. Since that appearance he showcased his Alpha Male brand of comedy BET Comic View, and Martin Lawrence Presents: 1st Amendment on Starz. Most recently, his half hour comedy special, Kevin Hart Presents: The Next Level, aired on Comedy Central. He’s also appeared on Adult Swim’s Black Jesus and landed his first Lead Role in Then There Was Joe, directed by USC Grad, Justin Warren, which is scheduled to debut in 2018.

 

TACARRA WILLIAMSs a comedian, mother, plus-size model, and Life Skills Coach for inmates in Men’s Central Jail who realized long ago that life is too short to be limited by the pessimism of others. She lives by the mantra, “You don’t have to choose, do it all…just be prepared to work hard”. She’s opened for the likes of Tony Rock, Deray Davis, and Bill Bellamy and has graced every major comedy stage in New York and Hollywood. In 2017 she was selected to be the only female ever to host the 1st Impressions Showcase at Chocolate Sundaes at the World Famous Laugh Factory. Look out for her on TruTV’s upcoming show, Laff Mobb.

RON TAYLOR- Standup comedian Ron Taylor is originally from Detroit MI, now living in Los Angeles. Getting his start in the mid-west Ron has done tons of shows eventually landing him on T.V. shows such as B.E.T’s “Live At The Apollo” and multiple appearances on Fox T.V.’s “Laughs”. Ron is now a regular host at the Hollywood Comedy Store for Crack Em Up Comedy!

DEMETRIUS “JUCIE’ DEASON – founder and CEO of Layups2standup was born and raised in the inner city of Los Angeles, California. Growing up Demetrius spent a lot of his time on the basketball court and was known amongst his teammates as “the kid who could make everyone laugh”. He developed an interest in comedy after his basketball career was cut short due to an injury. With some motivation from peers, Demetrius decided to take his comedic talent to the nect level and did his first stand-up show in 2013. After the success and positive feedback, he received, Demetrius knew that comedy was something he wanted to take serious.
Heavily influenced by some of the most respected comedians in the industry, including Richard Pryor; Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence, Demetrius’s comedy is centered around situations and people he encounters in real life. ”The audience enjoys my shows because I talk about things I’ve really been through and they can relate to that.” With his honest and unique style, Demetrius has gained popularity in the Los Angeles comedy scene which led to him founding his company Layups2standup in 2013.

 

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Schedule Released: The Southwest Regional Showcase presents “The Main Floor”

SOUTHWEST REGIONAL SHOWCASE presents THE MAIN FLOOR

Powerhouse Programs Across the State of Texas Go Head to Head in Key Match-Ups During the Second Live Period in July

July 5, 2017 (Dallas, TX) – Snoop Johnson, owner of the “Snoop Johnson Basketball Report”, has teamed up with Stacy Houston (Inside Basketball w/Stacy Houston) to bring you the “Southwest Regional Showcase”, one of the most anticipated events during the second live period in July. The loaded showcase will take place Thursday, July 20th-Saturday, July 22nd at Trinity Christian High School in Cedar Hill.

This competitive showcase will highlight powerhouse programs across the state of Texas. These talented high school players will go head-to-head in key matchups, showcasing their undeniable skills on ONE floor- hence the name “THE MAIN FLOOR”.
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The Southwest Regional Showcase is an NCAA Certified event, offering a platform of endless opportunities for each player to gain maximum exposure from National media, scouts and College Coaches from across the Country.

Thursday, July 20
9:00 – So Fly All Stars vs Texas Wolverines-3D
10:10 – The Program Dallas vs Showtyme Black
11:20 –  RM5 EYBL Elite vs YIIS Texas Future
12:30 – Dallas Mustangs vs YGC36 Elite
1:40 – Pro Skills EYBL Elite vs Urban DFW Elite-Jazzy
2:50 – Dallas Seawolves vs 3D Empire
4:00 – Dallas Showtyme Elite vs RM5 EYBL Elite
5:10 – TX BU Nation vs Texas Elite Basketball Nelson
6:20 – Texas Pro vs Texas Impact 4:13
7:30 – BMM Elite vs Bluestar Shooters
8:40 Texas Elite Basketball-Herb DME Elite

Friday, July 21
9:00 –  The Program vs 3D Empire
10:10 – BMM Elite vs Texas Impact Winn
11:20 –  Texas Pro vs Dallas Mustangs
12:30 – Urban DFW Elite vs Dallas Showtyme Elite
1:40 – Texas Impact 4:13 vsPro Skills EYBL Elite

2:50 BlueStar Shooters vs TX BU Nation
4:00 – Texas Impact Winn vs Arlington Rise
5:10 – The Program vs Texas Pro
6:20 – Dallas Mustangs vs Texas Elite Basketball Herb

7:30 – Dallas Seawolves vs TX BU Nation
8:40 – Texas Elite Basketball Nelson vs Texas Impact Winn

Saturday, July 22
2:00 –  Dallas Showtyme Elite vs Texas Pro
3:10 – Dallas Mustangs vs Pro Skills EYBL Elite
4:20 –  Texas Impact 4:13 vs Dallas Seawolves
5:30 – TX BU Nation vs The Program Red
6:40 – Texas Impact Winn vs Bluestar Shooters
7:50 – The Program Red vs Arlington Rise

 

General Admission: Youth (10 yrs & younger) $10

Adult: (11 yrs & older) $12

 

***Media Credentials Contact: Nina Zavala @ NinaZavalaGroup@gmail.com***

 

ABOUT SNOOP JOHNSON BASKETBALL

Royce “Snoop” Johnson is the founder and CEO of Snoop Johnson Basketball Report- an NCAA certified recruitment service that covers the DFW and North Texas area. He is also the owner of “Snoop Johnson Basketball”.

Prior to launching his companies, Royce was the head basketball coach at Kimball High School in Dallas, TX for 19 years. During his duration at Kimball, he had the honor of coaching numerous players that went on to play collegially and professionally in the NBA and overseas. To be exact, 3 NBA players, 11 Professional Overseas, and 66 Division 1 College basketball players.

With an eye for talent, strong ties within the business, and a love basketball, Royce decided to pursue his career further by starting his companies that serve multiple purposes from assisting families and their kids through consulting, established events such as basketball tournaments and camps, and the development of the “Snoop Johnson Basketball Report”.

Nina Zavala

NinaZavalaGroup@gmail.com

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Cancer Research Classic Jan. 6th & 7th in Wheeling, WV #CRCHoops

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The 10th Annual Cancer Research Classic will be taking place Friday, January 6th and Saturday, January 7th 2017 in Wheeling, WV. This tournament will showcase some of the Nation’s most prestigious high school teams and future NBA Stars within the 2 day period

 

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WHO: Cancer Research Classic. Be sure to follow them on twitter for updates @CRCBasketball

WHAT: Basketball Tournament featuring top high school basketball teams and players. Promoting men’s health issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, heart disease, and more.

WHEN: Friday, January 6th and Saturday, January 7th

WHERE: Wheeling Jesuit University (316 Washington Ave. McDonaugh Center Wheeling WV 26003)

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Email info@cancerresearchclassic.org or call 304-243-3138

 

Nina Zavala
469.601.6341
NinaZavalaGroup@gmail.com

NBA Trainer D’Jamel hosts “Lucky’s Trainers Clinic” Saturday, Feb. 6th @ Mo Williams Academy

Join NBA Trainer D’Jamel, Saturday, February 6th for “Lucky’s Trainers Clinic”. The clinic will take place at Mo Williams Academy (4747 Leston St. ste. 805 Dallas, TX 75247) from 9am-noon.

Lucky has trained and developed some of the top NBA players, including Mo Williams, Monte Ellis, Al Jefferson, Emmanuel Mudiay, and more! With over 20 years of experience and knowledge, Lucky is ready to take you to the next level, with in depth training and enhanced techniques.

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn more and network. Food and beverages will be provided by Winners BBQ

To register or more info. log onto: Lucky’s Trainers Clinic

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Follow on Twitter : @TrainwithLucky

Follow on IG: @LuckyLegendTraining


Nina Zavala
214-686-4251
NinaZavalaGroup@gmail.com

 

 

Wade Smith hosts The 2nd Annual Wade Smith Foundation Charity Weekend

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ALL REQUESTS FOR MEDIA CREDENTIALS MUST BE SENT IN BY APRIL 24, 2013. Media Coverage is Invited. Photo and Interview Opportunities are Available.
What: Wade Smith hosts his  2nd Annual Wade Smith Foundation Charity Weekend aka “WADE’S WEEKEND”. Join Houston Texan Pro Bowl Left Guard, Wade Smith, as he brings his teammates and celebrity friends to his hometown for a weekend dedicated to children, charity and community. Also, meet our Guest Host, Sam Jones a.k.a. the iconic Flash Gordon! Confirmed Players include the following: Cedric Benson (NFL) Brandon Brooks (NFL) Duane Brown (NFL) Delano Johnson (NFL) Keith Browner (NFL) Antoine Caldwell (NFL) Perrish Cox (NFL) Patrick Crayton (NFL) Raphael De Priest (CFL) Dexter Ford (NFL) Edwin Harrison (CFL) Steven Hodge (NFL) David Hunter (NFL) Marshall Newhouse (NFL) Derek Newton (NFL) Franklin Okam (NFL) Barry Richardson (NFL) Steve Slaton (NFL) Shaun Smith (NFL) Herb Taylor (NFL) Lawrence Vickers (NFL) Chris White (NFL) Torri Williams (NFL). More are being confirmed daily!
Event Dates and Time::

Friday, April 26, 2013 (Morning)

“Reading with the Pros” Literacy Event

Area Elementary Schools- Closed to Public

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Friday, April 26, 2013 (6:30pm – 10pm)

Stars & Strikes Celebrity Bowling Tournament

Bowl & Barrel – Shops at Park Lane

8084 Park Lane #145, Dallas, TX 75231

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Saturday, April 27, 2013 (8am – Noon)

Youth Football & Cheer Camp

Lake Highlands YMCA

8920 Stults Rd., Dallas, TX 75243

11am – 1pm YMCA Healthy Kids Day
Bring your family for an afternoon of great food, games and live entertainment. NFL players will be on-hand to sign autographs. Proceeds from some concessions will benefit The WSF.Instruction and coaching from your favorite LH alumni players and coaches PLUS other current and former NFL and college players!

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Wade’s Birthday Finale (10pm – 2am)

Winstons Supperclub

3102 Welborn Ave #110, Dallas, TX 75219

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The 2ND Annual Wade Smith Foundation Charity Weekend

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Join Houston Texan Pro Bowl Left Guard, Wade Smith, as he brings his teammates and celebrity friends to his hometown for a weekend dedicated to children, charity and community. Also, meet our Guest Host, Sam Jones a.k.a. the iconic Flash Gordon!

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  • Saturday, April 27, 2013 (8am – Noon)
    Youth Football & Cheer Camp

    Lake Highlands YMCA
    8920 Stults Rd., Dallas, TX 75243
    (Click for directions here)

8am – Noon Youth Football & Cheer Clinic
Lake Highlands YMCA (8920 Stults Rd., Dallas, TX 75243)
The WSF is excited to bring the community together in order to better the livelihood and health of our local families.  At the single-day football & cheer clinic, children and adolescents (ages 5-16) will receive elite hands-on instruction from an accomplished roster including over 20 current and former NFL players, current and former Lake Highlands HS coaches and alumni. Cheer clinic will be lead by current and former cheerleaders. Clinic is FREE of charge.

11am – 1pm YMCA Healthy Kids Day
Bring your family for an afternoon of great food, games and live entertainment. NFL players will be on-hand to sign autographs. Proceeds from some concessions will benefit The WSF.Instruction and coaching from your favorite LH alumni players and coaches PLUS other current and former NFL and college players!

      • FREE CAMP! No registration fees!
      • Free t-shirt and lunch provided.
      • Ages 5-16 Boys & Girls
      • Autographs immediately following. (for participating children only)

For more details visit the online registration!

Click here for the PARENTAL CONSENT FORM.

Wade Smith Foundation

  • Friday, April 26, 2013 (6:30pm – 10pm)
    Stars & Strikes Celebrity Bowling Tournament
    Bowl & Barrel – Shops at Park Lane

    8084 Park Lane #145, Dallas, TX 75231
    (Click for directions here)

Wade Smith hosts The 2nd Annual Stars and Strikes Bowling Tournament, a unique opportunity to bowl alongside celebrities for a good cause. Guest host is Sam Jones a.k.a. the iconic “Flash Gordon” recently featured in the movie, Ted.  Included in the evening of strikes and spares is a VIP Media & Cocktail Mixer, Silent Auction and dozens of drawings for amazing prizes from our local and national sponsors and donors. The VIP Cocktail Mixer will begin promptly at 6:30pm and will allow VIP and Legends Level Sponsors access for autograph signings, photo opportunities and complimentary food and beverages. Bowl for charity with celebrities that care!

  • General Admission/Donation: $25
  • Bowler Registration (includes t-shirt) $74
  • Team Registration for 7 (includes t-shirts, shoes, food) $750
  • Corporate Lane Sponsor for 7 (includes t-shirts, shoes, food) $1,250

For more details visit our EVENT page!
Click to Register for Bowling Tourney
Click here for Bowler Registration Form

CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS at info@wadesmithfoundation.org OR call : 1(888)403-2500