The Comedy Get Down

The Comedy Get Down is an American comedy mockumentary television series, created by Tom Brunelle and Brad Wollack, that premiered on October 12, 2017, on BET. The series stars Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, D. L. Hughley, George Lopez, and Charlie Murphy. This was Charlie Murphy’s last role in a television series before his death.

The Comedy Get Down
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Genre
Created by
  • Tom Brunelle
  • Brad Wollack
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Tom Brunelle
  • Brad Wollack
  • Eric Rhone
  • Stan Lathan
  • Michael Rotenberg
  • Kimberly Carver
ProducerHal Olofsson
CinematographyTommy Maddox Upshaw
Running time20 minutes
Production companies
Release
Original networkBET
Picture format1080i HDTV
Original releaseOctober 12 (2017-10-12) –
December 21, 2017 (2017-12-21)
External links
Official website

PremiseEdit

The Comedy Get Down is described by BET as the "first scripted comedy series about what really happens behind the scenes of a massive stand-up comedy tour featuring five legendary comics – George Lopez, DL Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin and Charlie Murphy. They’re hilarious, insane and unapologetic on stage, but the second they step off is when the real show begins. The storylines are based on actual events that have taken place not only on their wildly successful Comedy Get Down arena tour, but throughout the 25 plus years each has been a nationally headlining comedian. A workplace comedy at its core, the 30 minute, single-camera series explores the personal and professional relationships of these five comic titans as they navigate the challenges of life on the road: seedy venues, racist road managers, pushy wives, angry baby mamas, obsessive fans, demanding celebrities, shady politicians and more."[1]

Cast and charactersEdit

MainEdit

RecurringEdit

GuestEdit

EpisodesEdit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
1"N-Words with Friends"Stan LathanDavid BickelOctober 12, 2017 (2017-10-12)0.314[2]
The guys must curb their use of the n-word during the stand-up sets or risk losing the corporate sponsorship for their tour. Meanwhile, White Terry struggles to get Charlie a razzleberry pie from The Pussycat Pie Factory.
2"Get Off the Bus"Stan LathanGrant DekernionOctober 19, 2017 (2017-10-19)0.222[3]
Nina arranges for a tour bus to take the guys to their next tour stop as a means of bonding. They stop at a diner chain and befriend a couple of members of the Cincinnati Bengals whose drunken behavior starts to draw the wrong kind of attention. Meanwhile, Eddie refuses to ride the bus due to past trauma and instead embarks on a car ride with White Terry. The duo end up at a meeting of conspiracy theorists where D.L. gives a speech.
3"No Good Weed"Stan LathanAlyson FouseOctober 26, 2017 (2017-10-26)0.243[4]
After pledging a donation to a charity, Cedric is honored at a dinner and Eddie and George tag along. He soon becomes aware, however, that his donation of $10,000 dollars is actually for $100,000 dollars. Meanwhile, D.L. spends the day with a Make-A-Wish teen who is a big fan but the kid ends up spending most of the day mocking him.
4"No Tickets, No Peace"Stan LathanTash GrayNovember 2, 2017 (2017-11-02)0.231[5]
D.L. and George anger various advocacy groups over comments that they have made.Nina informs the guys that Twitter is blowing up because of some things DL and George said that got them in trouble with a gay rights group. Meanwhile, Cedric offers football player Eric Dickerson free tickets to the show in Dallas, expecting to have the favor returned with tickets to a football game.
5"Black Wives Matter"Henry ChanEmilia SerranoNovember 9, 2017 (2017-11-09)0.196[6]
6"Unsuitable"Henry ChanBrendan CliffordNovember 16, 2017 (2017-11-16)0.210[7]
7"Weekend at Eddie's"Stan LathanDavid BickelNovember 30, 2017 (2017-11-30)0.172[8]
8"Shirts and Skin"Stan LathanMalik SanonDecember 7, 2017 (2017-12-07)0.222[9]
9"LA Story Part 1"Stan LathanTom Brunelle & Brad WollackDecember 14, 2017 (2017-12-14)0.292[10]
10"LA Story Part 2"Stan LathanTom Brunelle & Brad WollackDecember 21, 2017 (2017-12-21)0.274[11]

ProductionEdit

DevelopmentEdit

On April 20, 2016, it was announced that BET had given the production a series order for a first season consisting of ten episodes. Executive producers were set to include Tom Brunelle, Brad Wollack, Michael Rotenberg, Greg Walter, Kimberly Carver, and Eric C. Rhone. Production companies involved with the series were reported to include 3 Arts Entertainment and Free 90 Media.[1][12]

CastingEdit

Alongside the announcement of the series order, it was announced that main cast would include Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, D. L. Hughley, George Lopez, and Charlie Murphy playing fictional versions of themselves.[1] On August 8, 2016, it was announced that Tawny Newsome had been cast in a supporting role.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Petski, Denise (April 20, 2016). "BET & Centric Unveil 2016 Programming Slate – Upfronts". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  2. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (October 13, 2017). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.12.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on October 14, 2017. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
  3. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (October 20, 2017). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.19.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on October 21, 2017. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  4. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (October 27, 2017). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.26.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on October 27, 2017. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  5. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (November 3, 2017). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.2.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on November 4, 2017. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  6. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (November 10, 2017). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.9.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on November 11, 2017. Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  7. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (November 17, 2017). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.16.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on November 19, 2017. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  8. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (December 1, 2017). "Updated with Broadcast: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.30.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on December 2, 2017. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  9. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (December 8, 2017). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.7.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on December 8, 2017. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  10. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (December 15, 2017). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.14.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on December 16, 2017. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  11. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (December 22, 2017). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.21.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on December 23, 2017. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  12. ^ O'Connell, Michael (April 20, 2016). "BET Pushes Further Into Scripted With Anika Noni Rose Drama, 'New Edition' Mini and More". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  13. ^ Petski, Denise (August 8, 2016). "'Training Day' Casts Christina Vidal; Tawny Newsome Joins 'The Comedy Get Down'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 15, 2018.

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