(list of episodes)
23 July 2008
| 3.9/10 |
Comedy, Talk show
| Byron Allen
Live at Gotham, Premium Blend, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central Presents, Standup in Stilettos
Comics Unleashed is a half-hour comedic talk show produced by the Entertainment Studios production company (formerly CF Entertainment) and hosted by Byron Allen, with John Cramer as announcer and DJ Cobra (or sometimes DJ A1) providing music support.
Comics Unleashed Wikipedia
Each episode begins with Allen delivering a short, usually topical monologue, after which he introduces the night's DJ and the panel of four comedians. Allen sets each comedian up with a prescribed, usually generic premise, at which point the comedian delivers a monologue from their stand-up routine. The separate comedians' monologues seldom tie into each other, but the structure of the show puts the monologues in the loose framework of a panel discussion/talk show.
Several episodes of the series featured an all-black cast, in which case the show was branded as Comics Unleashed: Hot Chocolate. This branding was later edited out of current-day showings.
First-run weekly episodes were originally produced from 2006–07, with repeats still airing in some markets, generally in the very late-night to overnight hours under bulk barter arrangements made for the various series of Entertainment Studios. Repeats of the series continue to air; the copyright notice for the series has since had the year of production stripped out, meaning the only reference that the show was produced a decade earlier is referencing stories and punchlines made in each episode (for instance, a dishwasher recall in the same year). Back-to-back episodes also aired in prime time on MyNetworkTV before it became a programming service.
The series can also be found on Byron's Comedy.tv channel.