Layups2Standup & NBA MVP Russell Westbrook bring an evening of infamous comedy to OKC with the 3rd Annual “Why Not?? Comedy Show”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE

Press Contact:
Nina Zavala
469.601.6341
NinaZavalaGroup@gmail.com

IMG_1716
Layups2Standup Announces 3rd Annual “Why Not?? Comedy Show”

Acclaimed comedian Demetrius “Juice” Deason and OKC Thunder’s very own Russell Westbrook will host an infamous evening of comedy with the 3rd Annual “Why Not?? Comedy Show”

Friday, August 17, 2018 (Oklahoma City, OK) – Layups2Standup, an innovative brand that channels the love of basketball and comedy to create community events, has announced the return of the “Why Not?? Comedy Show” hosted by renowned comedian Demetrius “Juice” Deason and NBA MVP Russell Westbrook. The event will take place Friday, October 26th at the iconic Tower Theater in Oklahoma City.

The inaugural “Why Not?? Comedy Show” was created to become a staple event in Oklahoma, kicking off the Thunder’s NBA season. In only its third year, the “Why Not?? Comedy Show” has emerged as one of the most anticipated events of the year. In addition to comedy and cocktails, proceeds of the comedy show will benefit Regional Food Bank Oklahoma – Food For Kids Backpack Program. Through the Backpack Program, the Regional Food Bank delivers pre-assembled food sacks and backpacks to participating schools at no cost to the school or the child. The food bags contain approximately 10 different purchased foods designed to provide nutrition and calories for chronically hungry children over the weekend.

“We are excited to be back, kicking off another Thunder season with the City of Oklahoma at the 3rd Annual “Why Not?? Comedy Show”- but I must say the nonprofit that we went with this year has really hit home,” said Comedian and Founder of Layups2standup Demetrius Deason. “It brings great joy to know our initiative in partnership with the Regional Food Bank Oklahoma plans to feed 180 kids through the Backpack Program, over a year time span…And that is what Layups2Standup, myself, and Russell are about!”

This years’ event is slated to be bigger and better, cultivating an evening of laughter and premiere entertainment with a diverse lineup of established and emerging comedic talent. With a star-studded red carpet lined with celebrities, professional athletes, corporate partners, and the “who’s who” of Oklahoma, “WHY NOT?” attend.

Tickets go on sale Friday, August 17th, 2018 at 10:00am (cst) and can be purchased here: Why Not?? Comedy Show Tickets

IMG_1684
About Regional Food Bank Oklahoma – Food for Kids Programs
One in four children in Oklahoma has inconsistent access to healthy food. The Regional Food Bank is working hard to end childhood hunger in Oklahoma by providing chronically hungry children with the meals they need today to help them thrive. More than 37 percent of the Regional Food Bank’s emergency food recipients are children. Last year, the Regional Food Bank saw a dramatic increase in the need for food assistance. For the first time ever, nearly 44,000 chronically hungry children were served through the Food for Kids Programs, a 17 percent increase.
Because there is a critical connection between childhood nutrition and cognitive and physical development, even nutritional deficiencies of a relatively short-term nature can negatively impact a child’s health, behavior and the ability to concentrate and perform complex tasks. Going without food can cause behavioral and psychological effects such as depression, aggression, anxiety and poor social skills in children. Food is the most essential school supply. Hungry children cannot learn.

The Regional Food Bank serves children directly through four programs in its Food for Kids Programs: Backpack Program, Kids Cafe, Summer Feeding and School Pantries. For more information: Regional Food Bank OKC Food For Kids

 

###

 

Nina Zavala Group

Follow us on social media: @NinaZavalaGroup

Nina Zavala Group Logo

 

Keith Langford Presents “The Metro Classic” RECAP

Keith Langford Metro Classic Charity Basketball Game

Keith Langford Metro Classic Charity Basketball Game

FORT WORTH, Texas – This past weekend, Former Kansas Jayhawk Keith Langford brought his hometown of Fort Worth, Texas the first annual Metro Classic! The Metro Classic took place June 20th, 2015 at North Crowley High School, which consisted of a charity basketball game that included some of football and basketball’s top professionals around the area! There was also an autograph session prior to the game and prize giveaways.

Participants included Pro ball players David Kyles, Cameron Clark, James White, Demetric Shaw, Celtics Phil Pressey, Cowboys Tyler Patmon, Comedian Sydney Castillo, Recording Artist BHamp, Recording Artist Shelby Shaw, Alex Tiny B, Louie The Singer, Gin Blanton and Trent Shelton! Fort Worth Native DJ Wildhairr provided sounds. Shelby Shaw sang the National Anthem to kick off the game.

James Harden’s mother was in attendance and gave away autographed bobble heads of her son.

The proceeds from the charity game were donated to two attendees, one boy and one girl.

Metro Classic

Metro Classic

DJ Wildhairr

DJ Wildhairr

Keith Langford and one of two scholarship winners

Keith Langford and one of two scholarship winners

Simone from Black Sports Online playing defense on Professional Basketball Player Demetric Shaw

Simone from Black Sports Online playing defense on Professional Basketball Player Demetric Shaw

Professional Basketball Player Brandon Fields looking for a teammate to pass the ball to

Professional Basketball Player Brandon Fields looking for a teammate to pass the ball to

NZ Group Publicist Tina Tremble, Play N Skillz artists Shelby Shaw and Alex Tiny B

NZ Group Publicist Tina Tremble, Play N Skillz artists Shelby Shaw and Alex Tiny B

Autographed James Harden Bobble Heads Giveaway

Autographed James Harden Bobble Heads Giveaway

Phil Pressey of Boston Celtics Dunking during Metro Classic Charity Basketball Game

Phil Pressey of Boston Celtics Dunking during Metro Classic Charity Basketball Game

Professional Basketball Player James White

Professional Basketball Player James White

For more information on event please email NinaZavalaGroup@gmail.com

Keith Langford Presents “The Metro Classic”

IMG_4009

FORT WORTH, TexasFormer Kansas Jayhawk Keith Langford is bringing his hometown of Fort Worth, Texas the first annual Metro Classic! The Metro Classic will be a charity basketball game and event that will include some of football and basketball’s top professionals around the area! It will also include an autograph session prior to the game.

Keith and crew (David Kyles, Phil Pressey, Cameron Clark, James White, Jason Maxiel, Cowboys Tyler Patmon, James White, Comedian Sydney Castillo, Gin Blanton and Trent Shelton) to name a few, promise to bring out some surprise celebrity guests that’ll be in attendance including the hottest names in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area! Sounds will be provided by DJ Duffey; who is currently on tour with rapper Curren$y.

The Metro Classic will take place June 20th, 2015 at North Crowley High School in Fort Worth. Autograph signing starts at 2 PM followed by the game. There will also be a scholarship giveaway for two attendees to the game.

IMG_6766*Event party will take place that evening at Monroe Lounge with Keith hosting along with some special appearances.

Tickets for The Metro Classic are on sale now and available at https://eventbrite.com/event/17188788128

Contact Nina Zavala Group for all inquiries including media! ninazavalagroup@gmail.com Media Contact Nina Zavala Group

Media Contact
Nina Zavala Group

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.

IMG_1136(1)

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: http://www.ticketmaster.com/love-laughter-2-omaha-nebraska-05-25-2014/event/06004C6B97856421

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
Email: NinaZavalaGroup@gmail.com