Imagine Dat Entertainment Agents (IDEAs) is all set to launch its year of comedy dubbed Comedytainment this month. On February 28 Red Bones will come alive with laughter as the series kicks of 2013 with Ace Comedians, Christopher ‘Johnny’ Daley, Dwight Samuels and special guest Volier ‘Maffie’ Johnson and resident host, Jerry Benzwick.
First held in December of 2012, the series which is the brainchild of L. Nicole Brown and the Imagine Dat Team will feature some of the best in Jamaican comedy and entertainment and according to Brown: “This Event looks to incorporate the synergies of Stand Up Comedy together with other forms of entertainment on the same stage offering a unique entertainment experience to the audience. We will feature other talented acts including, but not limited to, dancers, theatre artistes, musical artistes, among others at each staging. The event will also be complimented with lots of music and giveaways”.
Brown says Comedytainment will not only be a stage for the professional comedians but also for other artistes who do not have a regular platform to hone and feature their skills. There is also the added feature of the open mic segment where anyone who is brave enough can test their skill at comedy.
“The event was envisioned to provide a platform for the vast amount of talented Comedians in Jamaica but who are without the avenues to regularly build their craft. With this avenue, Comedians will have to keep updating their material because, every time they are on the Comedytainment stage, the audience is expecting to hear something different which I believe will enhance comedy as a major part of the entertainment landscape.”
Brown says for February’s event feature top comedians in the Caribbean: “Johnny has really matured as an entertainer not just as a comedian, plus Dwight Samuels can be remembered from comedy buss for his quick wit, while Maffie is known and loved by many Jamaicans and continues to perform both on stage and TV to rave reviews. The host Jerry Benswick also is well known throughout the island as a consummate performer and capable comedian. The event of February 28 will be a special one and I am sure that patrons will leave satisfied”.
Comedytainment will be held every other month of 2013 at the Redbones Blues Café and monthly during the summer.