It was a burst of comedic energy in New York City, as 4x NBA champion Shaquille O'Neal started off his 20-city ‘All Star Comedy Jam’ tour with comedians Gary Owen, Tony Roberts, Finesse Mitchell, and Capone.
Hosted by comedian Gary Owen (Think Like A Man), the riotous tour stopped at the Best Buy theater this past weekend and also showcased rapper Cory Gunz (YMCMB) and actor Romany Malco. Industry veterans including Code Black Entertainment's Jeff Clanagan and BET's Stephen Hill were in the building as DJ Spinderella held the night down on the turntables.
O'Neal is one of the latest public figures to spearhead the YouTube diversity channel initiative with his 'Comedy Shaq Network'. Others with their own original channels include producer Pharell Williams and rapper Jay-Z.
Below is a clip from the group's stop in Orlando - also available now on DVD: