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Highly Anticipated Performances Announced for the 2nd Annual “Why Not?? Comedy Show”

Layups2Standup has released the full comedian lineup and Emmy Award Winning hip-hop artist set to perform at the “Why Not?? Comedy Show” hosted by NBA MVP Russell Westbrook and Comedian Demetrius “Juice’ Deason


Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 (Oklahoma City, OK)- The city of Oklahoma is gearing up for the highly anticipated “Why Not??” Comedy Show hosted by NBA MVP Russell Westbrook and comedian Demetrius “Juice” Deason. The two have teamed up to host an evening of laughter and premiere entertainment with your favorite stars of stage.
This years’ event is guaranteed to capture the spotlight with a star -studded red carpet lined with celebrities, VIP’s and the social set of OKC. The talented comedians slated to perform include Ray Grady of Kevin Hart’s “Next Level”, Tacarra Williams; mother, motivational speaker, and hilarious standup comedian who recently performed for Selena Gomez and The Weekend- while on a date, Ron Taylor, who can regularly be seen on BET, and renown comedian and show host, Demetrius “Juice” Deason.

In addition to this impressive lineup, Emmy Award winning hip-hop artist, Jabee Williams will open up the “Why Not??” Comedy Show with a live performance. Jabee, a native to Oklahoma is known as one of the top influences in music and entertainment. His music has gained regional and national attention, and continues to speak positive volumes to his fans.
“Our mission with this event is cultivate an ambiance of laughter, camaraderie, and entertainment for the city. We are offering an all-encompassing experience for everyone including an organization we can give back to” says, Demetrius Deason – CEO of Layups2Standup

Oklahoma’s hottest Deejay, Kendrick Warren aka “YOameriKANdream” will be in the mix keeping the audience moving and entertained throughout the evening.

The “Why Not?? Comedy Show” will be an annual event for the city of Oklahoma, kicking off the Thunder’s NBA season. Each year a charity will be chosen as the beneficiary of event proceeds. This years’ beneficiary, YWCA Oklahoma is an organization that aims to helping and empowering women. Their services range from offering safe places for women who have suffered rape or domestic violence, job training, health and fitness, childcare, and counseling. For more information on YWCA Oklahoma, please visit

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at Ticket Fly or directly through Tower Theatre. For more information log onto .


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RAY GRADY is gaining buzz as one of the hottest rising comedic stars to watch. After starting his stand-up career in 2002, he made his first television appearance in 2006 on TV One’s Who’s Got Jokes. Since that appearance he showcased his Alpha Male brand of comedy BET Comic View, and Martin Lawrence Presents: 1st Amendment on Starz. Most recently, his half hour comedy special, Kevin Hart Presents: The Next Level, aired on Comedy Central. He’s also appeared on Adult Swim’s Black Jesus and landed his first Lead Role in Then There Was Joe, directed by USC Grad, Justin Warren, which is scheduled to debut in 2018.


TACARRA WILLIAMSs a comedian, mother, plus-size model, and Life Skills Coach for inmates in Men’s Central Jail who realized long ago that life is too short to be limited by the pessimism of others. She lives by the mantra, “You don’t have to choose, do it all…just be prepared to work hard”. She’s opened for the likes of Tony Rock, Deray Davis, and Bill Bellamy and has graced every major comedy stage in New York and Hollywood. In 2017 she was selected to be the only female ever to host the 1st Impressions Showcase at Chocolate Sundaes at the World Famous Laugh Factory. Look out for her on TruTV’s upcoming show, Laff Mobb.

RON TAYLOR- Standup comedian Ron Taylor is originally from Detroit MI, now living in Los Angeles. Getting his start in the mid-west Ron has done tons of shows eventually landing him on T.V. shows such as B.E.T’s “Live At The Apollo” and multiple appearances on Fox T.V.’s “Laughs”. Ron is now a regular host at the Hollywood Comedy Store for Crack Em Up Comedy!

DEMETRIUS “JUCIE’ DEASON – founder and CEO of Layups2standup was born and raised in the inner city of Los Angeles, California. Growing up Demetrius spent a lot of his time on the basketball court and was known amongst his teammates as “the kid who could make everyone laugh”. He developed an interest in comedy after his basketball career was cut short due to an injury. With some motivation from peers, Demetrius decided to take his comedic talent to the nect level and did his first stand-up show in 2013. After the success and positive feedback, he received, Demetrius knew that comedy was something he wanted to take serious.
Heavily influenced by some of the most respected comedians in the industry, including Richard Pryor; Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence, Demetrius’s comedy is centered around situations and people he encounters in real life. ”The audience enjoys my shows because I talk about things I’ve really been through and they can relate to that.” With his honest and unique style, Demetrius has gained popularity in the Los Angeles comedy scene which led to him founding his company Layups2standup in 2013.



Rio Room Showcases Dorrough Music Birthday Celebration

One of Dallas’s most popular nightclubs Rio Room, will be opening their doors on Thursday, October 29, 2015 to kick off Platinum Recording Artist and Dallas native, Dorrough Music’s birthday celebration.

Dorrough nzgKnown as one of the top rappers in the industry of 2015, Dorrough Music has made his way to the industry with his hit singles, “Ice Cream Paint Job” in 2009 and “Get Big” in 2010. As his music grew, the Dallas native instantly grew fame as well as continuing to showcase his talent through his signature flow that makes fans want more of his music. In addition to working with some of the top artists in the game, he has made his mark in the industry and is continuing to grow his success as an artist.

Alongside Dorrough Music, the new Rio Room spot will also play host to world renowned DJ Duffey who is currently on tour with rapper Curren$y and most recently headlined Amber Rose’s Slut Walk in Los Angeles. .

Rio Room is located at 4515 Travis ST, Dallas, TX 75205/ Contact Info: 214-295-6040

About Dorrough Music

Dorrough is one of the top rappers in the game. With the release of his singles, “Ice Cream Paint Job” and “Get Big,” the Dallas rapper has provided music that has brought him nothing but even more success. Dorrough has also been on the scene and has worked with some of the top artists in the industry. With a smooth, yet aggressive flow, Dorrough has proven that he is one of the best in the game and that nothing will stop him from reaching the top.





R&B Singer JOE Headlines the “Love and Laughter 2” Memorial Day Weekend Bash

 R&B singer Joe headlines Omaha’s Memorial Day event the

“Love and Laughter 2” Memorial Day Weekend Bash Hosted by Spanky Hayes.

One of the biggest events of the year to hit Omaha is the Love and Laughter 2 Memorial Day Bash, featuring R&B legend Joe, at the Omaha Civic Auditorium. Xclusive Entertainment and ATP Productions spared no expenses when assembling the Memorial Day entertainment lineup. Joe a 20 plus year veteran in the music industry was the ideal candidate to headline this event. His new album “Bridges” is said to be one of this year’s chart toppers and the first single off the new album featuring Kelly Rowland titled Love and Sex (pt2) is a slight indication of why. Not only having a new album and the world tour, Joe also started his new label called Plaid Take-Over distributed through Sony Red.


Joining the R&B crooner on the Love and Laughter 2 stage are comedians Spanky Hayes and Tony Roberts. Hayes is best known from the successful run of MTV’s show Wild ‘N Out and will be the events host. Tony Roberts is one of the funniest comedians out and can be seen on SHAQ’s “All-Star Comedy Jam”. The Love and Laughter 2 Memorial Day Weekend Bash is definitely the perfect couple’s night out.

For more information on VIP packages and tickets, please log on to:

What: Love and Laughter 2 Memorial Day Bash
Where: Omaha Music Hall, 1804 Capitol Ave, Omaha, NE
When: Sunday May 25, 2014 at 8PM

Media Contact:
Nina Zavala
Event Publicist
Cell: 214-809-5526





The prominent entertainer will mark his return to Dallas’ renowned nightclub on Cinco de Mayo!


The event sponsors include Jacob York Presents, Access Dallas, and 1 Society in addition to media partners Time Warner and K104 FM who have lent their support to this unforgettable evening. DJ Klassik and DJ Kayotik will also be on the turntables to provide the music for the event. For more information on
ticket and VIP contact me and/or  visit the official Web site at


Nina Zavala
Event Publicist

DJ ASAP Continues As Crowd Favorite Guest DJ On BET’s 106 & Park


If you missed yesterday’s show, here’s a photo recap w/ DJ ASAP

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Marques Houston, DJ ASAP

Marques Houston, DJ ASAP


DJ ASAP, Miss Mykie, Paigion, BOW WOW

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Twitter: @DJASAP

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Watch DJ ASAP Live Today On BET’s 106 & Park

 DJ ASAP Live on BET’s 106 & Park Starting Today Feb 20 – 23, 2013

Dallas based renowned and award-winning turntablist DJ ASAP continues to be a frequent dj on the hit show 106&Park. Starting Feb 21st thru Feb 23rd, DJ ASAP will share the stage with show hosts Bow Wow and Miss Mykie. Coming off an eventful weekend of high profile All-Star Weekend events with French Montana, Kirko Bangz and SHAQ to name a few, he now changes gears and get’s ready for the high energy of the studio audience and TV masses.

DJ ASAP is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after DJs in the Southwest as his magic on the 1s and 2s begins to take over Dallas Nightlife. ASAP is known for his unique blend of mixture which has solidified his status as an A-list DJ. Acknowledged for his substantial collection of music across many genres, ASAP depends heavily on his encyclopedic musical knowledge to keep any crowd moving.

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Twitter: @DJASAP
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Catch DJ ASAP Live on BET’s 106 & Park Starting Tomorrow Feb 20 – 23, 2013. Check your local listings for time and channel.



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