The Funniest Jokes I Ever Heard Vol. 1 by Bob SumnerBob Sumner knows funny. It could easily be argued that Bob is responsible for discovering more comedic talent then almost anyone ever. As THE man charged with the task of picking comedians for Def Comedy Jam, Bob was responsible for the careers of some of our favorite superstars-- Chris Tucker, Bernie Mac, and Mike Epps to name a few! This collection is a Must-Have for any fan of comedy.
The Business Of Comedy A Conversation With Bob Sumner
It looks like after many months of aggressively scouting the comedy landscape, we hear that Laff Mobb is about to take it to another level with their comedy management and production projects. Our sources have disclosed to us today that Laff Mobb, known throughout the comedy industry as a comedy management company is now jumping into another space; the comedy distribution game. We hear that partners Bob Sumner of Def Comedy Jam fame and Arthur Spivak former manager of Paul Reiser have begun production on a new type of comedy series that will showcase comedians in a different light as they will film the comics in specials geared towards the 30 or 60 minute format per comic instead of the traditional setting of cramming three comedians into one 30 minute segment. Email me at thehumormill. Your email address will not be published. Leave this field empty.
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Stand-up comedy and sketch comedy are technically two separate comedic pursuits. The concept is simple: he recorded comics from around the country doing bits and then used them as a narrative to create funny visual takes on said jokes. Hughley and turned "Def Comedy Jam" into a truly ground-breaking series. I'm not one that pays attention to social media or YouTube stars or number of hits. I'm strictly talent and character. Each bit is about three minutes long, not coincidentally the length of a song.
As I sat on my university campus in Nashville wondering where the hell spring was, Bob Sumner lounged in the outdoor area of a restaurant on Sunset Boulevard enjoying the degree weather as he feasted on the fruits of over more than 30 years of hard work in the entertainment industry. A long way from our shared hometown of Roselle, Sumner describes himself as bicoastal, splitting his time between New Jersey, California and everywhere in between. Even though we connect over the phone, something about him feels so familiar. Talking with him felt like visiting home. Sumner is best known as co-creator of Def Comedy Jam. Over his long career, he has pushed Black stand-up comedy the forefront of American entertainment. Host DJ Cipha Sounds welcomes the latest comedians to perform their material in front of an intimate audience in what appears to be a small nightclub.