HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Chinese Theatres, LLC along with comedy producers Jeru Tillman and Chris Spencer, creator of the hit BET comedy, Real Husband's Of Hollywood, have partnered to create the new comedy club, Inside Jokes, which launches Friday, July 5 with Russell Simmons' Presents All Def Digital Comedy (A-D-D) inside the historic TCL Chinese 6 Theatres at the Hollywood and Highland Center.
All Def Digital Comedy (A-D-D) is a weekly night showcasing the best young up-and-coming comedians from around the country. Highlights from each week will be exhibited on Simmons' New YouTube Channel A-D-D. Saturday and Sunday, July 6 & 7, features Inside Jokes All Star Weekend, hosted by international comedy superstar Russell Peters and featuring Iliza Schlesinger, winner of NBC's Last Comic Standing; Neal Brennan, Co-Creator of The Chappelle Show; Harland Williams, star of Half Baked, Maria Bamford of Arrested Development and Bill Burr of HBO's One Night Stand fame.
The 240-seat theater is coupled with the all-new, adjacent chic Dragon Lounge, which is designed to complete the pre and post show Hollywood nightlife experience. All areas of the club will be served by Hollywood's acclaimed Solo Tapas, which will cater Hollywood's newest late night venue.
"Our aim is to create Hollywood's ultimate comedy and entertainment experience," said the venue's co-founder Jeru Tillman who enjoyed eight years of success at the world-famous Comedy Store.
Tillman began his association with the Theater in 2011, when he recruited Kobe Bryant as the first athlete to do a hand and footprint ceremony.
Tillman and Spencer say their location and the schedule of shows they will create for Inside Jokes gives them a competitive edge with other nightlife venues in the area. "We have a full weekend of comedy programming from the very start and where else in Hollywood can you get $2 for parking for 4 hours?," asked Spencer.
Elie Samaha, a principal with Chinese Theatres, LLC said, "The entertainment experience Jeru and Chris are creating with Inside Jokes is the kind of innovative idea that extends our historic brand to other levels of entertainment. Hollywood has a great tradition in comedy and opening a comedy club here is a brilliant compliment to that history."
SOURCE TCL Chinese Theatre