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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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Roster Released: Hype City VIII “Freshman Rising Stars Game”

Brooklyn, NY is gearing up for the first annual “Hype City VIII” boys high school basketball tournament and Sunday’s much anticipated “Hype City Rising Stars Game”. The event will take place Saturday, September 9th and Sunday, September 10th at South Shore High School (6565 Flatlands Ave. Broolyn, NY 11236) with games beginning at 9:45a.m (EST)

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Hype City VIII is set to deliver a weekend of premier high school hoops featuring 8 teams- 4 public schools and 4 private schools from the NYC/NJ area. The competitive lineup consists of: Cardinal Hayes, Abraham Lincoln, St. Raymond’s, Benjamin Cardozo, Scanlan, Thomas Jefferson, Iona Prep, and South Shore.

 

FRESHMAN RISING STARS GAME ROSTER (Sunday)

• Conner Tierney
• Shane Dezonie
• Amare Marshall
• Justin Glover
• Trey Patterson
• Jaden Brown
• Zaakir Williamson
• Nana Njoukou
• Adrian Griffin
• Isaiah Thompson
• Isaac Brito
• Sterling Jones
• TJ Morris
• Moussa Cisse
• Jonathan Kuminga
• Malachi Smith
• Jaquan Carlos
• Drissa Traore
• Shaw Fulcher
• Ravvon Weir
• Zakai Ziegler

Comedian Demetrius “Juice” Deason and NBA MVP Russell Westbrook to host 2nd Annual “Why Not??” Comedy Show

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Comedian Demetrius “Juice” Deason and NBA MVP Russell Westbrook to host 2nd Annual “Why Not??” Comedy Show

Layups2standup presents the 2nd Annual “Why Not” Comedy Show hosted by Demetrius “Juice” Deason and NBA MVP Russell Westbrook

Thursday, August 31, 2017 (Oklahoma City) – Renowned Comedian, “Juice” Deason and NBA great, Russell Westbrook are set to bring you an evening of laughter and premier entertainment with the 2nd Annual “WHY NOT??” Comedy Show taking place Friday, October 13th at the Tower Theatre in Oklahoma City.

 

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“We wanted to create an event that the city of Oklahoma can look forward to as we kick off the Thunder’s NBA season. In addition to making this an inaugural event, we will also choose one organization each year to give back to. Layups2stand is about giving back to the community, and we emphasize that in everything we do”, said Demetrius “Juice” Deason, Founder of LayupstoStandup.

The comedy show is guaranteed to capture the spotlight with the star studded red carpet event featuring celebrities, professional athletes, Corporate partners, and the social set of Oklahoma. The comedian lineup is said to have everyone on the edge of their seats, with the announcement coming soon.

This years’ beneficiary will be YWCA Oklahoma. YWCA is the oldest and longest running organization in the world that aims to helping and empowering women. Their services range from offering safe places to 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 available and can be purchased here –>   WHY NOT?? COMEDY SHOW TICKETS

 

What: 2nd Annual “Why Not??” Comedy Show

Who: Demetrius “Juice’ Deason and Russel Westbrook

When: Friday, October 13th, 2017 at 7pm

Where: Tower Theatre (425 NW 23rd St. Oklahoma City, OK 73103)

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First Annual “Hype City VIII” Kicks Off High School Basketball Season with Elite Tournament and Freshman Rising Stars Game

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First Annual “Hype City VIII” Kicks Off High School Basketball with Elite Tournament and Freshman Rising Stars Game

Brooklyn, NY is gearing up for the first annual “Hype City VIII” boys high school basketball tournament and Sunday’s much anticipated “Hype City Rising Stars Game”. The event will take place Saturday, September 9th and Sunday, September 10th at South Shore High School (6565 Flatlands Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11236) with games beginning at 9a.m.

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Hype City VIII is set to deliver a weekend of premier high school hoops featuring 8 teams- 4 public schools and 4 private schools from the NYC/NJ area. The competitive lineup consists of: Cardinal Hayes, Abraham Lincoln, St. Raymond’s, Benjamin Cardozo, Scanlan, Thomas Jefferson, Iona Prep, and South Shore.

“This inaugural tournament will serve as an early evaluator of what is to be expected in the upcoming high school basketball season, as well as a preseason look at future D1 scholarship athletes” said, Shabar Ewing- Event Director.

The “Rising Stars Game”, will be a glimpse of the vast amount of 2021 talent coming into the already talent laden Northeast. Hype City VIII will allow these athletes the platform to grow and showcase their skill sets as they enter into the high school season.” said, Jay David- Event Director

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Hype City is dedicated to supporting the basketball community in times of need. A portion of event proceeds will go to assisting families who have endured the devastating hurricane in Houston. Donations will also be accepted on behalf of our initiative to support and lend a hand to our family in the South.

adidas basketball is a proud sponsor and supporter of “Hype City VII” and Hype City “Rising Stars Game”.

 

 

Door admission is $5 for adults and $3 for kids. Be ready to witness an array of talent!

 

For more information: Shabar Ewing @ HypeCityLeague@gmail.com or 646.479.9941
Jay David @ JayDavidNY@gmail.com or 646.683.0362

BALLER TV WILL BE LIVE STREAMING ALL GAMES: Baller TV HYPE CITY VIII

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Champions Summer Classic | YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS LIVE EVENT, July 20th-22 @ Wheeler HS

The “Champions Summer Classic” is an NCAA certified event that kicks off the second live period in July with an impressive lineup of 15u, 16u, and 17u powerhouse programs from around the country competing against each other with top matchups. This event creates a platform that allows kids to showcase their skills in front of college coaches and gain exposure from local and national media outlets.

Champions Summer Classic                                                         **NCAA CERTIFIED EVENT**

The will begin Thursday, July 20th through Saturday, July 22nd at Joseph Wheeler High School in Marietta, GA.

A few teams you can look forward to seeing are: Game Elite, Atlanta Celtics, Stackhouse Elite, 1 Family, AC Georgia, Showtime Ballers, New England Playaz, Upward Stars, Memphis Magic, Karolina Khaos, JSI Elite, Georgia Elite Ballers, Atlanta Express, and more.

Registration is $300, and open to ALL TEAMS.

Click link to sign up now: Champions Summer Classic  

Who: Champions Summer Classic

Where: Joseph Wheeler HS (375 Holt Rd. NE Marietta, GA 30068)

When: Thursday, July 20th-Saturday, July 22nd.

Admission: $10 daily

For more info. contact Ryan Falker – ryfalker@yahoo.com

Media contact: NinaZavalaGroup@gmail.com

 

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Pangos All-South Fr/So Camp in Dallas, TX October 15th & 16th

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2016 Pangos All-South FROSH/SOPH Camp is coming to Dallas, TX

The 2016 Pangos All-South Fr/So Camp is coming to Dallas, October 15th & 16th. Each participating player will be given the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of national and regional scouts attending, while gaining quality instruction and preparation. The skills session will be directed by former NBA/NCAA assistant, Dave Miller.

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What: Pangos All-South Fr/So Camp

When: Saturday, October 15th and Sunday, October 16th

Where: Triple A / Focused Learning Academy (2524 West Ledbetter Dr. Dallas, TX 75237)

 

**Day Camper Fee $195 / Overnight Camper Fee $295 **

Event Hotel: Sheraton Suites Market Center Dallas (2101 North Stemmons Freeway Dallas, TX 75207)  / Phone: 214-747-3000 / Special Rate: $119

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Email: Trigonis30@aol.com    Phone: 407-760-6766

 

 

 

Superstar Rappers Bun B and Slim Thug to Host “Phi Slama Jama Jam” During Final Four Weekend

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SUPERSTAR RAPPERS BUN B AND SLIM THUG TO HOST “PHI SLAMA JAMA JAM” DURING NCAA FINAL FOUR WEEKEND

Special guest celebrities will be making appearances at event as NCAA FINAL FOUR Weekend Returns to Houston

HOUSTON, TX (March 17, 2016) – The 2016 NCAA Men’s Final Four®showcases the most prominent and notable athletes from the best college basketball programs in the nation as hey exhibit their talents in front of millions of viewers riding high on March Madness. Before the big championship game on Monday night, the biggest names in sports will converge on Houston’s nightlife looking for the best entertainment the city has to offer. The Phi Slama Jama Jam event will take place from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. on April 2, 2016, at Social Junkie located at 2412 Washington Ave.

Hosted by SLAM Magazine, One Pass Away and the Nina Zavala Group, the Phi Slama Jama Jam will unite industry and sports power players with Houston’s elite social scene as they celebrate the storied history of The University of Houston’s Phi Slama Jama men’s basketball team. Several celebrities have confirmed their appearances including special invited guests and Hall of Fame basketball icons Clyde “The Glide” Drexler and Hakeem “The Dream” Olajuwon, who will be on hand to receive special honors for their place in the annals of Houston’s basketball lore.

Houston’s own DJ Mr. Rogers and DJ Kiotti will be in the mix keeping the invite only crowd entertained all evening. “Phi Slama Jama Jam” partners include, New Amsterdam Vodka, Gurkha Cigars, Sports Mix Live, and BMW.

To request attendance to the event, please email NinaZavalaGroup@gmail.com

What: SLAM Magazine, One Pass Away and the Nina Zavala Group presents the Phi Slama Jama Jam hosted by Bun B and Slim Thug

When:  April 2, 2016 from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Where: Social Junkie located at 2412 Washington Ave Houston, TX 77007

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