*If you’re a fan of Nephew Tommy (Thomas Miles), you’ll be delighted to know your hero will once again host/MC this weekend’s Essence Music Festival.
The music portion of festival will kick off this Friday through Sunday (July 6th- 9th 2012), at the Mercedes Benz Superdome in lovely New Orleans, LA.
Miles has built a career that encompasses radio, television, film and more. Thomas’ role as co-host of the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show puts him in front of a live radio audience of more than 8 million listeners daily.
Nephew Tommy provides a key role in the morning show, lighting it up with his own cast of colorful characters and zany humor. Thomas also has a loyal following as a stand-up comedian and has earned a reputation for wowing the crowd. For three years, he served as the executive opening act on the Luther Vandross tour.
A number of independent films are on his resume, including 2011’s “N-Secure” and “The Heart Specialist” with Zoe Saldana. Currently he can be seen in, “Think Like A Man” from the best-selling book by Steve Harvey.
Recently Thomas was a part of the 2011 Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff USO Holiday tour, where he toured over a dozen military bases in the Middle East.
So check out Nephew Tommy hosting on the big stage of the Superdome this weekend at the Essence Festival in New Orleans.
*Chatsworth, CA – Nephew Tommy (aka Thomas Miles), one of the stars of the syndicated “Steve Harvey Morning Show” (7 million listeners daily), will release his debut stand-up comedy special “Just My Thoughts” on DVD and digital download July 26th.
Produced by Melee Entertainment in association with Swirl Films and Image Entertainment’s urban division One Village Entertainment, “Just My Thoughts” has an SRP of $14.98 with a pre-book date of June 28th.
The deal was brought to Melee and Image by executive producers Stefani Schmacker and Kevin Stolper of Stolper Entertainment, and by Joe Carlone of King Paterno Holmes & Berliner. Nephew Tommy’s company, TNT Entertainment, is also executive producing.
Slamming back to back sold out shows around the country, Nephew Tommy brings his fresh, take no prisoners live comedy show to Detroit for a night of laughs that brings the house down. Covering a wide range of topics including Barack Obama, Bishop Eddie Long, marriage and relationships Tommy leaves the audience begging for a whole lot more.
“If you think I’m funny on The Steve Harvey Morning Show wait until you see my comedy special! There are no FCC regulations holding me back. It’s just a mic, my thoughts and the spotlight so get ready to fall out of your seats!” Said Nephew Tommy.
“Just My Thoughts” had its World Television Premiere on June 19th on Centric. Tommy also appears nightly on Centric as the Steve Harvey Show airs the best of that morning’s show.
In 2010, Tommy hosted the Essence Music Festival, which drew 300,000 fans and featured acts such as Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys and Mary J. Blige. Based on his success at the festival, Tommy has again been asked to host the 2011 Essence Music Festival, which is taking place in New Orleans on July 1st-3rd (www.essencemusicfestival.com).
About Melee Entertainment
Melee Entertainments’ mission is to produce and acquire high-quality urban genre films, distributed to the largest audience possible hiring new and disenfranchised African-American and Hispanic talent both in front and behind the camera. Melee Entertainment are the producer’s behind the hits “You Got Served”, “Next Day Air”, “Friday”, and others.
About One Village Entertainment
Launched in 2007, One Village Entertainment, a division of Image Entertainment, is devoted to the development, production and acquisition of feature films, comedy specials, stage plays, documentaries and music content targeting the African-American consumer and urban market. The programming is distributed across multiple platforms including theatrical, broadcast, Blu-ray™/DVD and digital streaming and downloading. Among the more than 50 titles that carry the One Village imprimatur are live stand-up performances featuring Kevin Hart and Charlie Murphy, documentaries 2 Turntables and a Microphone: The Life and Death of Jam Master Jay and Soulmate, and the feature films American Violet starring Oscar-nominee Alfre Woodard and the acclaimed theatrical romantic comedy Russ Parr’s 35 & Ticking. Bestsellers in the One Village line also include the musical, stage play productions What My Husband Doesn’t Know and Love in the Nick of Tyme by David E. Talbert, who is described by Variety as “the acknowledged kingpin of urban musicals.”
About Image Entertainment
Image Entertainment, Inc. (OTCQB: DISK) is a leading independent licensee and distributor of entertainment programming in North America, with approximately 3,200 exclusive DVD titles and approximately 340 exclusive CD titles in domestic release and more than 450 programs internationally via sublicense agreements. For many of its titles, the Company has exclusive audio and broadcast rights, as well as digital download rights to over 2,100 video programs and approximately 400 audio titles containing more than 6,000 individual tracks. The Company is headquartered in Chatsworth, California. For more information about Image Entertainment, Inc., please go to www.image-entertainment.com.
Watch and crack up as the funny man discusses opening up Tommy’s Ass Whipping Factory — as “there’s a lot of people, that need to go jail. But there’s waaaaay more people, that need they ass whopped” — with one of his first clients, Bishop Eddie Long!
*In perhaps one of his best pranks, Nephew Tommy of the “Steve Harvey Morning Show” has stepped into the gospel industry and rused Byron Cage.
Cage, aka “The Prince of Praise,” won the 2011 Stellar Award for male Vocalist of the Year. Wellll, Nephew Tommy, claiming to be a representative from the Stellar Awards Headquarters, told Cage the votes were miscounted and he received the award mistakenly.
Under the circumstances, the singer was fairly even tempered, but the prankster crossed the line when he said he would come to the singer’s home to get the award.
In response Cage said, “I wish you would. We saints love the Lord. We love Jesus, but now you ain’t dealing with no punk. You come up in my house it might be something else. I come with the good Lord and the Bible in my hand, but I also come with a strong fist.”
Watch/listen to video to hear Byron Cage like you’ve never heard him before:
*Steve Harvey’s popular morning radio program “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” will begin broadcasting on the cable network CENTRIC each weeknight at 9 beginning Monday (Nov. 15).
Featuring the cast of Steve Harvey, his sidekick/comedian Nephew Tommy, and supporting co-hosts Shirley Strawberry and Carla Ferrell, the show is filmed daily with bits by fan favorites like Sister O’Dell, Eugene, the Pastors, character sketches by Steve and Tommy, a singing contest, live studio guests, celebrity interviews, a dating segment called “Locate Your Love” and the show’s signature relationship segment “Strawberry Letter.”
Says Harvey, “I am elated to present ‘The Steve Harvey Project’ on CENTRIC, a network that is committed to providing programming that is innovative and new. It’s going to be fun to show fans of the ‘Steve Harvey Morning Show’ all that goes on behind the scenes and how much their support inspires us every day.”
The premiere on Nov. 15 continues a busy fall quarter for Harvey, coming on the heels of his debut in September hosting “Family Feud,” which has been grabbing massive ratings nationwide, and the release of his second relationships book, “Straight Talk, No Chaser,” on Dec. 7.
Harvey will also grace the stage at CENTRIC’s 2010 Soul Train Awards to present the Legend Award to Ron Isley. The show tapes Nov. 10 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in metropolitan Atlanta and will air on Nov. 28 in a special simulcast on BET and CENTRIC at 9 p.m.