Bounce TV Announces 17-City “Off The Chain Live!” Comedy Tour Based on the Network’s Popular Stand-Up Comedy Series

OTC Series Host Rodney Perry to Headline All Performances, Tour Kicks-off April 29 in Charlotte


ATLANTA (April 28, 2015) – Bounce TV — the nation’s first-ever and fastest-growing broadcast television network designed for African American audiences — today announced a 17-city comedy tour called Off The Chain! which is based on its’ popular stand-up comedy series Off The Chain.


Off The Chain is Bounce TV’s family-friendly comedy show featuring some of the most hilarious African-American comedians on the stand-up scene.


Off The Chain series host Rodney Perry will headline all of the Off The Chain Live! performances. Perry is a popular comedian who has opened for such top comics as George Lopez, Cedric the Entertainer and Steve Harvey. Before becoming host of Off The Chain, he served as the co-host of The Mo’Nique Show on BET, host of the Who’s Got Jokes series and also starred in Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family.


Comedians Lav Luv and Kiana Dancie will perform as part of the tour with Luv serving as MC for all shows. Luv beat out over 200 fellow comedians to win Bill Bellamy’s “Who Got Jokes” series in 2008 and went on to tour with such top comedians as Jamie Foxx, Chris Tucker and Bellamy. Dancie was also featured in Bill Bellamy’s “Who’s Got Jokes?” show and appeared in season two of Off The Chain. She has shared the stage with the Oscar®-winning comedic actress Mo’Nique, Rodney Perry, Sheryl Underwood, Earthquake, Katt Williams and many other comedy greats. Two local comics from each city will also appear on the bill.


The comedians will do local media interviews as well as visit and appear on local Bounce TV affiliates as part of the tour.


The Off The Chain Live! Tour 2015 schedule:
April 29 Charlotte NC Comedy Zone
April 30, May 1-2 Columbia SC Comedy House
June 3 Birmingham AL Stardome
June 6 Atlanta GA Karma Bistro
June 18 Jacksonville FL Comedy Club of Jacksonville
June 19 Savannah GA Odyssey
June 21 Tallahassee FL Top Flight
June 25-27 Chicago IL Jokes & Notes
June 28 Detroit MI Masonic Temple
July 2 Syracuse NY Funnybone
July 3 Rochester NY Comedy Factory
July 15 Philadelphia PA Warmdaddy’s
July 16 Washington DC Martini’s
July 17-18 Baltimore MD Comedy Factory
July 30 Memphis TN Chuckles
July 31, Aug. 1 Chattanooga TN Comedy Catch
Aug. 2 Nashville TN Zanies


About Bounce TV
Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television and has become the #2 most-watched among all AA networks. The network airs on the digital signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, documentaries, specials, live sports and more. Bounce TV has grown to be available in more than 85 million homes across 90 markets, 90% of African American television homes — including all of the top AA television markets — and three quarters of the total television homes in the United States. Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Martin Luther King, III and Ambassador Andrew Young.


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