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The comedy show that promises to leave you in stitches

Shang, Renard Hirsch, Pedro Hernandez, Alex Ortiz and Mark B., Naughty take to the stage for the 6th Annual ‘LaughFest’
  • Shang will headline this weekend’s “LaughFest 2013: Laugh Now Cry Later Volume 6” at The National Centre for the Performing Arts on Shirley Street. WIZEGUY ENTERTAINMENT

Published: Aug 02, 2013

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Comedy fans will not be disappointed with this weekend’s “LaughFest 2013: Laugh Now Cry Later Volume 6”, promises show host Naughty, the self-proclaimed king of comedy.

With the likes of urban comedians, Shang, Renard Hirsch, Pedro Hernandez, Alex Ortiz and Mark B., Naughty, the host of the number one morning show in the country, “Naughty Morning Show” on Hot 91.7 FM, said the promoters, WizeGuy Entertainment and The B.E.A.M. Agency, went back to basics for the Saturday, August 3 show by bringing in the fans’ favorite stand-up comics who they watch on television.

The show will be held at The National Centre for the Performing Arts on Shirley Street, which Naughty says will make for a more intimate show.

“The show promises laughs and aims to leave the Bahamian audience in stitches,” said Naughty.

Shang is from BET's “Comic View” fame as well as a host of other stand-up specials. A veteran comedian and actor, he has appeared in HBO's “Def Comedy Jam” and won two half-hour comedy specials on “Comic View Grand Stand”. His other appearances include the BBC’s “Funny Business”, “Loco Comedy Jam”, NBC’S “Comedy Showcase”, “MTV Cribs”, “National Lampoon’s New Faces”, Comedy Central’s “Jamie Foxx Presents Laffapalooza”, and he was a co-host on Russell Simmon’s “One World Music Beat”.

Well-regarded for his charismatic and no-holds-barred style, Shang's latest comedy CD, “SHANGRY!”, is one of the most played comedy specials on XM Radio.

Bringing the Latino heat to the stage will be Ortiz, Hernandez and Hirsch. And of course, the event will feature some home grown flavor with Naughty himself, who has over 15 years of experience as a stand-up comedian and other local talent.

"Celebrity headliners are always fun, but in a venue like the National Centre for the Preforming Arts with a lineup like this, it will make for a dynamite show and highlight the true art form of standup comedy, in the sense that the material from all the comics will be relevant, topical and uniquely funny from each comedian in their own right,” said Naughty. “Comics see everyday things and events the same way as the audience, just with our comedic twist and view added. I'm sure there will also be some moments of impromptu comedy as Shang has preformed before in The Bahamas and Alex Ortiz is a regular vacationer to The Bahamas and both are fluent in “Bahamianeze”, he said.

“Hernandez is one of the new faces on the circuit whose status is rising. And Mark B. is of course a crowd favorite, and I will have a few things to say about the hot topics here in Nassau. It’s definitely a can’t miss event as all the other ‘LaughFests’ in the past,” said Naughty.

General admission tickets can be purchased for $25 at Fine Threads (Village Rd., Bernard Rd. and Thompson Blvd.) and John’s Shoes (Palmdale and Carmichael Rd). Limited VIP tickets are also available for $40. The doors open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 9 p.m.

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