Comics Unleashed

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen
Comics Unleashed logo.jpg
Created by Byron Allen
Presented by Byron Allen
Narrated by John Cramer
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Byron Allen
Carolyn Folks
Camera setup Videotape; Multi-camera
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Entertainment Studios
Release
Original network Syndicated (2006–2007)
Original release September 2006 (2006-09) – present (present)
External links
Website

Comics Unleashed is a half-hour comedic talk show produced by the Entertainment Studios production company (formerly CF Entertainment) and hosted by Byron Allen, with John Cramer as announcer and DJ Cobra (or sometimes DJ A1) providing music support.

Format[edit]

Each episode begins with Allen delivering a short, usually topical monologue, after which he introduces the night's DJ and the panel of four comedians. Allen sets each comedian up with a prescribed, usually generic premise, at which point the comedian delivers a monologue from their stand-up routine. The separate comedians' monologues seldom tie into each other, but the structure of the show puts the monologues in the loose framework of a panel discussion/talk show.

Several episodes of the series featured an all-black cast, in which case the show was branded as Comics Unleashed: Hot Chocolate. This branding was later edited out of current-day showings.

Broadcast history[edit]

First-run weekly episodes were originally produced from 2006–07, with repeats still airing in some markets, generally in the very late-night to overnight hours under bulk barter arrangements made for the various series of Entertainment Studios. Repeats of the series continue to air; the copyright notice for the series has since had the year of production stripped out, meaning the only reference that the show was produced a decade earlier is referencing stories and punchlines made in each episode (for instance, a dishwasher recall in the same year).[1] [2] Back-to-back episodes also aired in prime time on MyNetworkTV before it became a programming service.[3]

References[edit]

External links[edit]