*The man behind the legendary “Kings of Comedy” franchise, Walter Latham, seems like a pretty nice guy … until you really piss him off!
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The producer and promoter who had been on the set of his new YouTube venture, “Comedy After Dark,” socked comedian Ray Lipowski in the face, breaking his jaw after his performance, according to Fank Holder’s Humor Mill Mag comedy blog.
Latham, also Chris Rock’s tour promoter, was obviously unhappy with Lipowski’s stage presences.
According to sources, the comedian aggressively taunted the show’s host, former porn star Jenna Jameson, after she introduced him. Allegedly she didn’t pronounce his name correctly.
The taunting began to ware on Latham so much he grew more and more outraged. As a result, he was punched as he came off stage.
Oh yeah, on top of that, Humor Mill says they’ve learned there’s now a warrant out for Latham’s arrest.
Read/learn more at Humor Mill Mag.
After waiting, debating and long hours of negotiating, Latham Entertainment founder Walter Latham penned a seven-year distribution deal with Paramount Pictures for digital and the small screen.
Never before seen footage of the archived content from programs Latham produced will be released soon along with the first look at some new programming.
“I’m excited because my deal with Paramount, and recently announced venture with YouTube, will establish Urban Comedy’s footprint in the digital medium,” Latham said.
Latham, one of the youngest, most innovative and creative producers and promoters of our time, has been so enormously successful in his trendsetting and groundbreaking ventures, that he is oftentimes referred to as “The King of Comedy.”
He launched the “Kings of Comedy” tour, which featured headlining acts: Steve Harvey, Cedric “The Entertainer,” the late, Bernie Mac and D.L. Hughley. It grossed more than $40 million in its two year run and consistently sold out arenas seating 10,000 or more.
*News and entertainment are catching up with the times and are going digital, including the man behind the “Original Kings of Comedy” tour, Walter Latham.
The business mogul and president of Latham Entertainment has built himself a comedy empire and is even credited for molding actors and comedians like Tyler Perry, Steve Harvey, and Mo’Nique. Now he’s taking his business to a whole new level.
He’s launched his very own YouTube channel to be among the thousands on the social media and video website.
“My partnership with YouTube is definitely going to play a large role in redefining urban entertainment as we know it,” says Latham, ” I’m excited about the new channel and the challenges that will come along with it as we introduce urban comedy to digital programming.”
Learn more at lathamentertainment.com