According to Path Megazine.com, Comedian, Writer and Producer Akintunde is set to roll cameras on a new television special and DVD series, “The Rebirth Of Comedy Presents: The Heavy Hitters” on March 1, 2014 at 6:00 p.m., in Jacksonville Florida at Faith Christian Center (Senior Pastor, Bishop George L. Davis).
Akintunde will serve as host and will share executive producer duties with wife, manager and longtime producing partner, Eunissa Warnock. The live taping will feature stand-up comedy headliners Marcus Wiley, Bone Hampton, Chinitta Morris a.k.a Chocolate and local comedian Jason D. Granger with more talent to be added. Faith Christian Center features a state of the art sanctuary equipped with HD video screens and LED digital walls. “It is impossible to put into words how much value the FCC Church adds to this production” says Akintunde. The television special will serve as a Backdoor-Pilot for an untitled comedy and variety series currently in development under Akintunde’s production company and film umbrella, No Joke Entertainment and Oak View Point Films. A Heavy Hitters Comedy Tour is planned.
Akintunde is a twenty-one year stand up veteran having been featured on 9 national comedy tours in the past 6 years, and is a sought after television writer with more than 325 original television episodes to his writing credit, having just wrapped comedy writing duties for fellow comedian Sherri Shepherd (The View) on the 2014 Stellar Awards. Akintunde can be seen on an upcoming episode of the Bounce TV series, Off Da Chain (Host Rodney Perry), and has been seen on TBN, TBS, The Word Network, Showtime At The Apollo, and BET’s The Mo’Nique Show and Comic View.
The Heavy Hitters
DATE: Saturday, March 1, 2014
TIME: 6:00 p.m.