The Soul Train Cruise Comedy Club

A.J. Jamal

Being funny comes easy for A.J. Jamal. A product of the Cleveland, Ohio comic scene, A.J. knew he was destined for this particular aspect of show business. Growing up, he was always armed with a technique for making people laugh at the drop of a dime. There is no mistake that there was already a master plan created for him to use his talents for this one special purpose.

A.J. Jamal’s success to date is the proven result of many years of hard work. Having served as an engineer for IBM, he learned to take a unique and analytical approach to comedy. A.J. was born to make people laugh and he is a natural at doing so. Being the self-proclaimed, “King Of Clean”, A.J. is best known for his various television appearances on: “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno, HBO’s “Comic Relief ”, “Show Time at the Apollo” and the Ace Award winning television series, “Comic Justice” on Comedy Central. In fact, most people would remember his earlier longtime stint on the critically acclaimed hit show “In Living Color” in which he was famous for his funny parodies alongside the likes of Jamie Fox and Jim Carrey.

A.J. Jamal is ready to unleash more of his comedic mayhem on his most devoted and newly established company, SWIRL TV LLC. Although comedy and acting is his first love, he is taking a hands-on approach to the structural positioning of his company, producing quality full-length feature films, television shows and animation.

He has built a team of focused and competitive professionals who share his vision to reach a wider audience with quality programming. A supreme effort is being placed on Elephant Filmz and Music’s first reality-based television series that introduces A.J. Jamal as “Mr. Reality”. It is lightly based on the comic’s life and his take on the entire reality show craze. It is loaded with spoofs about the reality show business that will make you ache with laughter. It is a distinct and funny series that is already getting industry nods.

A.J. also takes additional initiatives by diving into the world of animation creating shows like “The LiL Knuckleheads”, “Tomato Love”, “Cisco & Ripple”, and his newly formed deal with Imagine Films on the animated feature, “Pookie Poo”. A..J Jamal delivers quality entertainment for a diverse audience of all ages that drives him to becoming America’s most respected and successful brands in comedy.

Beneath the funny exterior, there is a man with a heart of gold committed to taking his life-long dreams of making people laugh to the pinnacle of success. Whether it is through creating television programs, film projects, or through touring the National circuit, A.J. is not afraid to seize the moment. A.J. is more than simply a funny man of comedy. He is a human volcano of energy, wit, with a clean style that the world has grown to enjoy. When asked what the famous A.J. stands for in signatory, he comfortably replies, “Almost Jewish”.

TuRae

TuRae’s comedy career began while attending Temple University in Philadelphia Encouraged by friends, he entered and won his first open mic competition at the famous Laff House Comedy Club. Drawing on his urban upbringing and experiences, the 6'6 not a basketball star and neighborhood geek demonstrates an engaging and earnest style of comedy with broad appeal.

TuRae’s debut on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” continued his stay on television with more than 10 stand up appearances on the BET network programs such as “Comic View, The Sumner Report, One Mic Stand, and Partners in Crime” 

TuRae has become a recognizable face on the network and a favorite in the marketplace. The urban comedy magazine Humor Mill described TuRae’s performance on HBO's "Def Comedy Jam" as one of the "funniest of the season." 

TuRae took to the road for national tours with Sommore as host of her "Royal Comedy Tour" and the "Standing Ovation" tour. TuRae was also asked to open dates for the legendary R&B group New Edition's 30th Anniversary Reunion Tour. Expanding on his comedic talents, TuRae came into his own as a writer, penning routines for Sommore's "Chandelier Status" comedy special, as well as monologues for the latest season of Comicview on BET, & scene writing for the VH-1 show "This Is Hot 97". After taping Comedy Central's "Hart of the City".., TuRae was invited back to the Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival to film Kevin Hart Presents: LOL Network. In 2017 TuRae was named the HBO Wings Comedy Competition champion as he wowed audiences at the American Black Film Festival in Miami. Once again television requested his services as he will appear on BET Networks latest comedy variety show “50 Central” 

Kivi Rogers

Turning off the computer was the best decision Kivi Rogers ever made. He hit the comedy stage in the early 90’s and has enjoyed the ride ever since. From landing a television development deal with Castle Rock Entertainment, to being a featured performer on shows like The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, The Last Comic Standing, and Comics Unleashed. Kivi’s big screen debut came in 1996 in the cult film “Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion”, and he followed that up the with guest starring roles on hit shows like; Everybody Loves Raymond, Dharma and Greg, and The West Wing.  While acting is cool, Kivi enjoys nothing more than making audiences howl.  He performs in clubs and colleges around the country and has also gone overseas more than 25 times to perform for the troops in over 50 countries.