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iONE Digital's One Yard Platform In Partnership With Xfinity Unveil Riveting New Content Short Titled HBC...U Got Jokes

iONE Digital
Posted By: Reginald Culpepper on December 05, 2022

Today, iONE Digital’s “One Yard” platform - a one-stop-shop for all things related to Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs), premieres its latest content short, the refreshingly hilarious “HBC…U Got Jokes'' in partnership with Xfinity. “HBC…U Got Jokes” is hosted by famed actor, writer and comedian, Chris Spencer, and is a comedy series that scours the HBCU talent pool throughout the country to “find the funny!”

The goal is to find budding comics that are one joke, one call, one performance away from taking their careers to the next level. “HBC…U Got Jokes” will provide a platform giving a much-needed boost to two emerging comics, Erik Terrell and Lele Mason. Chris Spencer, who will also serve as a mentor to the participants, helps them sharpen their comedy skills and get them ready for the grand finale… the live show. “HBC…U Got Jokes” tracks the progress from the selection of the participants and their first meeting with the host, to them performing their bit, the mentoring by the host and of course the grand finale - a live show to close the short which will feature a culmination of the comedian’s work. The comics will take what they’ve learned from the mentorship and put it to the test on stage in front of a live audience. This live comedy show will test the skills and preparation of the participants.



“HBC…U Got Jokes' ' was created and exists at the precipice of ushering in more Black comedians into a traditionally marginalized industry - especially as it relates to mainstream Black comedy amplification, coverage and visibility.

Watch "HBC...U Got Jokes" here: https://oneyard.co/articles/hbcugotjokes/


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ABOUT ONE YARD
Urban One celebrates the HBCU experience with the virtual platform ONE YARD. A complement to the premier cross platform tentpole HBCU Love, One Yard brings students, alumni and urban cultural enthusiasts together online to enjoy the true purpose of the homecoming season: embracing culture, creating connections and instilling a sense of pride within the community.

About iONE DIGITAL
iONE Digital is the #1 digital platform for the Black, Latino and New Urban communities, reaching millions each month through its suite of social, local radio and highly targeted news, entertainment, video and lifestyle content offerings. It owns and operates a number of branded destinations, including Cassius Life, GlobalGrind (Millennials), HelloBeautiful (Women), NewsOne (Affluent), Bossip (Pop Culture), Hip Hop Hired and MadamNoire, as well as social networking sites such as BlackPlanet and BlackPlanetRadio. iONE Digital was launched in 2008 by Radio One, Inc. [NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK, radio-one.com] to complement its existing portfolio of media companies targeting Black Americans.

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