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National Artists │ 7:30P & 10:00P

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National Artists │7:30P & 10:00P

Late Night with DJ Red 12a-3a


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Daran Howard


Jazz & Jokes Co-Creator


Comedian/Actor - A southern gentleman who was raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Daran got his start in comedy while studying theatre in North Carolina. As he worked as a bartender, in a comedy club, he observed comedians, and was convinced that comedy was what he was born to do. Daran was inspired by comedians such as Richard Pryor, Jerry Seinfeld, & D.L. Hughley. He moved to Chicago and began hosting various comedy shows. During his stint in Chicago, Daran created a touring comedy show known as The Laughfest Comedy Tour. This was a successful tour that showcased the talents of both established and up and coming comedians. The Laughfest Comedy Tour made stops at colleges and universities across the nation. Daran uses his southern charm to take the art of storytelling to a new level when he mixes it with reality biting wit. He has gained quite a following in the ten years that he has been performing. Daran has become a favorite with women, in part because of his act “Let it Ride”, where he gives the details of his search for a long lasting relationship. Daran continues to keep audiences in stitches as he does stand up nationwide and abroad. He currently resides in Los Angeles, and he is beginning to focus more on television and film projects.


Robert L. Hines

Robert L. Hines is one of America’s emerging comic talents. As the star of the Toby Jones Big-Ass Truck Rental and Storage viral commercial sensation, Hines’ internet performances have garnered the former Cook County Corrections Officer over 10 million views (and still counting). He recently landed the starring role in the soon-to-be-released indie Chasing Robert, opposite co-stars Andie Dick, Larry Miller, Paul Provenza and Rick Overton. According to the Chicago Tribune, "After years of making his way on stand-up stages and holding a day job as a jail guard, Hines may be about to blow up. Big. But he has that nice guy persona of the performer who has worked really, really hard for that shot, a two-decade overnight sensation.”

 for more, visit:  www.RobertLHines.com

Bo P. Barnes

Performing regularly in comedy clubs and theaters across the country and overseas. He has hosted major musical events such as ‘Budweiser Best of the West Talent Competition, Magic Johnson, Miller Lite, and Vibe Tour” and “The “Hip-Hop Fest” in association with the Jacksonville Jaguars Football Association. In 2007, Bo has performed with acts such as Frankie Beverly and Maze, The Temptations, Bo has been welcomed by The Pepsi Corp., Dunkins Donuts, Pizza Hut, Yum Yum, and A&W. Currently hosting three of Atlanta’s hottest comedy venues weekly. In 2005, while in Mississippi Bo graced the beautiful Casino Stages, with artists DL Hughley and Brian McKnight, and was a regular opening act for various artists. As well as produced, directed, and edited the soon to be released film “Married To The Game.” Bo, a victim of Hurricane Katrina, recently gain recognition for his documentary on Katrina called “Katrina Ground Zero,” a Finalist in the 2006 “African American Cinema Film Festival.” He also received the notable mention of “Extraordinary” from Harvard Medical School.



Lav Luv

You saw him on Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes season three where he was crowned the winning comedian. Now, Lav Luv is back with his own TV One special, I Think I’m Gonna Get In Trouble!

Lav Luv may be the newly-crowned ‘Jokes comedian but he isn’t new to comedy. Upon returning from service in the U.S. Armed Forces, Lav Luv knew that he wanted to fully commit to pursuing his life-long dream of being a comedian. After a couple open-mic nights at the Uptown Comedy Corner, Lav Luv soon found himself with appearances on Showtime at the Apollo, BET’s Comic View and a member on the popular radio show, DJ Chip in The Mornings, in Columbus, Georgia. Lav Luv has opened up for the Isley Brothers, the Four Tops, the Temptations and Ashanti. He has toured with major comedians like Chris Tucker and Jamie Foxx.

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