Eurweb: The Pulse of Entertainment: Comedian Red Grant's Showtime Special

The Pulse of Entertainment: Comedian Red Grant's Showtime Special

*In honor of Black History Month Showtime has been highlighting every Thursday and Friday black comedians. I was invited to the red carpeted premiere event for “LAFFMOBB presents Red Grant: Caught Red Handed” on Showtime. The comedy special re-airs Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 12:30 a.m.

 Red Grant (center) at his red carpeted Showtime premiere event in West Hollywood. (photo credit: Eunice MOseley)

Red Grant (center) at his red carpeted Showtime premiere event in West Hollywood. (photo credit: Eunice MOseley)

A flow of comedians associated with LAFFMOBB came through in support of Red, such as Rudy Rush and Roz G – who also have comedy specials presented by LAFFMOBB to air on Showtime. Also there were Keith Mitchell, comedian Tiffany Baker, rapper Lil G, Interscopes’ The Mutants, comedian Thomas Ward, Tony Rock, and LAFFMOBB creator Bob Sumner. But the man of the hour, that night, at the Rolling Stone Lounge in Hollywood was Red Grant.

Grant, a Washington, DC native, has allot going on. His comedic skills are a familiar face on BET’s “Comic View;” on “Martin Lawrence 1st Amendment;” on Comedy Central with his “Comedy Central presents Red Grant” half-hour show, and on Showtime for their reality show “Reality Bites Back.” Red has produced seven shows and pilots for the Viacom Network reaching over six million people world-wide, and has sold over 500,000 DVDs.

As an actor Red Grant has starred opposite Katt Williams in American Hustle, the made-for-television movie Wonder Girls, co-starred in the film House Arrest with Stacey Dash, Roy Fegan, Jennifer Chu, Chico Benymon, Cory Blevins and Aki Aleng. Grant also owns a film company, MOVIEOS, which has already partnered with Lionsgate and Artisan.

When I asked him what advice he would give to up-and-coming comedians Grant said, “Make sure you practice your material…and make sure you pray.”

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Rick Krusky