July 1, 2015
Urban Movie Channel Launches ‘Fall Out Fridays’ Comedy Series
Starting July 3, and running through the end of September, Urban Movie Channel (UMC) plans to keep you laughing with the launch of Fall Out Fridays, a comedy series lineup featuring some of the best African American comedians in entertainment. From stand-up comedy specials featuring Kevin Hart, Wanda Sykes, and Jamie Foxx; to DL Hughley, Charlie Murphy, TK Kirkland, and many more, viewers can expect to laugh a lot.
“We are really excited to bring UMC subscribers our Fall Out Fridays comedy lineup featuring Martin Lawrence Presents: 1st Amendment Stand Up Series, along with programs that have never been seen before and will be exclusive to the UMC digital channel,”Â says Traci Otey Blunt, EVP, corporate marketing & corporate affairs, RLJ Entertainment, Inc. “Our chairman, Bob Johnson, who also founded BET, believes that UMC provides a unique opportunity for the African American creative community, many of whom don’t have outlets to showcase their work, to be able to do so through Over-the-Top (OTT) technology.â€
UMC is the first urban focused digital streaming channel devoted to the acquisition of feature films, comedy specials, stage plays, documentaries, music, and entertainment for the African American and urban audiences. Here is a snapshot of the new Fall Out Friday lineup:
- Things We Do For Love, a never-before-seen sitcom,Â directed by and starring Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel Air andÂ Dancing with the Stars) and Tamera Mowry (Sister, Sister andÂ The Real Talk Show)
- Gary Owen’s hilarious stand-up specialÂ I Agree With Myself, as seen on Showtime
- TheÂ Comedy Underground Series featuring Tony Rock, Lunelle, and Freddie Ricks, and including two all-new volumes featuring Flex Alexander as host.
Additional comedy films include:Â Mac & Devin Go To High School (starring Snoop, Wiz Khalifa and Mike Epps),Â Ganked (starring Kel Mitchell), Laughing to the Bank, and comedy documentaries such asÂ Phunny Business and I Ain’t Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac.
UMC isÂ a premium subscription-based video streaming service exclusive toÂ RLJ Entertainment created byÂ Robert L. Johnson, chairman of RLJ Entertainment and founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET). Access to the on-demand streaming library is available online from mobile devices, and on the Roku platform.
As the premiere subscription video on demand (VOD) outlet in this market, UMC offers an introductory price of $2.99 per month, and subscribers are just one click away online or on a mobile device or tablet from watching high quality urban-themed programs. Visit, urbanmoviechannel.com to learn more about rates and subscription services.