BET's Comic View returns March 14 with Mike Epps hosting

BET's Comic View returns March 14 with Mike Epps hosting

“Comic View” returns to BET+ on March 14 after a 16-year sabbatical, according to a press release.

Mike Epps will host the reboot of the iconic stand-up comedy franchise, produced by Kevin Hart's Hartbeat, with an all-star lineup of comedians, including Brandi Denise, Jayski, DC Young Fly, Tony Roberts, Navv Greene, Bresha Webb, Tommy Davidson, Lavar Walker, Tacarra Williams, and rapper Tip “T.I” The relaunch series will feature T.I.'s standup debut.

Variety said that Hart revived BET's “Comic View” on his 44th birthday weekend in Las Vegas from July 6-9, 2023. Live-audience programs were recorded.

The news announcement states that the first series began on BET in 1992 and featured new and seasoned comedians from throughout the country delighting the public with their side-splitting comedy. Classic comedians D.L. Hughley, Cedric The Entertainer, Kevin Hart, and Sommore have hosted it. December 2008 was its last episode.

Credit: BETAccording to Variety, Hart stated, “I'm thrilled to partner with BET for the return of ‘Comic View’ as part of Hartbeat Weekend making this can't-miss celebration of comedy, music and culture.” “Having hosted ‘Comic View’ before, I know firsthand how this franchise gives comedians a national stage, and I'm excited to continue that tradition in Las Vegas.”

BET president and CEO Scott Mills stated, “We’re excited to partner again with Hartbeat to bring back our culturally iconic franchise ‘Comic View’ during Hartbeat Weekend. Over 30 years ago, ‘Comic View’ pioneered stand-up specials and started the careers of mega-comedians. This new generation of outstanding comedians excites us. We are thrilled to collaborate with Mike Epps and this all-star production crew, who will deliver you the finest comedy of the year.”

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