TV: Starz: “Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-up”


Season three of the series premieres Wed., July 9th at 10pm ET/PT on Starz. Watch every Wednesday at 10pm (EP/PT)

The show is executive produced by Martin Lawrence and hosted by Doug Williams with DJ Biz Markie spinning the music.

This season was filmed at the historic Lincoln Center in Washington, D.C., and features 35 talented, edgy, up-and-coming talent as well as star comics.

Starz Entertainment’s comedy series “Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-up” has been renewed for a third season with 10 new half hour episodes, beginning Wednesday, July 9 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Executive produced by Martin Lawrence, the show begins production April 3 through April 5 at the historic Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC, near where Lawrence grew up in Maryland.
“Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-up” features the nation’s hottest and edgiest up-and-coming talent as well as star comics performing before a live audience.   Returning as host of the show is the hilarious Doug Williams (“The Bernie Mac Show”) who introduces each act and adds his own style of comedy.  Also returning to spin the music is celebrated entertainer and DJ Biz Markie. 

The Comedians

Carmen Barton
Steve Brown
Bruce Bruce
Darryl Brunson
Eddie Bryant
Teddy Carpenter
Joe Clair
Deon Cole
Lavell Crawford
Don ‘D.C.’ Curry
Ron G.
Raymond Grady
Red Grant
Ray Lipowski
Angelo Lozada
Joey Medina
Lester Bibbs
Gary Owen
Rodney Perry
Jay Phillips
Will-E. Robo
Rudy Rush
Rickey Smiley
Jamie Teat
Joe Torry
Joey Wells
A. G. White
Kym Whitley

"Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-up" features the nation's hottest and edgiest up-and-coming talent as well as star comics performing before a live audience. Filmed in Washington, DC at the historic Lincoln Theatre, the show is hosted by the hilarious comedian Doug Williams with music by DJ, Biz Markie.
Politics and Washington, DC are sure to provide an optimal back-drop for the stand-up comedy show that puts a whole new spin on the 1st Amendment.  Comedians tentatively scheduled to perform include, Bruce Bruce, Joe Clair, Lavell Crawford, Don ‘D.C’ Curry, Roz G., Luenell, Gary Owen, Rod Man, Shang, Rickey Smiley, Joe Torry, Kym Whitley and others.
“We are honored to have Martin Lawrence returning to lead the charge as executive producer of the show,” said Starz Entertainment Vice President of Original Programming Michael Ruggiero.

“We are also very excited that Doug Williams is back with his bold style of humor.  This season features a dynamic lineup of top new comedians as well as seasoned performers in an uncensored platform where viewers are sure to enjoy hilarious perspectives on everyday life.”

“It’s a huge opportunity to host ‘Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-up’ and showcase such undeniable talent,” said Williams.

“This is a great time to be in the nation’s Capitol during an unprecedented presidential election year.   We will have a lot of fun talking about politics, relationships, marriage and much more.”

Martin Lawrence describes the show as a vehicle “to present talented up and coming comics and to catch up with some old friends and seasoned veterans.”  

Martin Larence and Doug Williams“Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-up” is directed and executive produced by Michael Bohusz.  Williams also serves as executive producer.
“Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-up” will also appear on Starz On Demand and Vongo, Starz Entertainment’s broadband Internet download service.
Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie service provider operating in the United States. It offers 16 movie channels including the flagship Starz® and Encore® brands with approximately 16.3 million and 30.7 million subscribers respectively.

Starz Entertainment airs more than 1,000 movies per month across its pay TV channels and offers advanced services including Starz HD, Starz On Demand and Vongo®.

Starz Entertainment ( is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation, and is attributed to Liberty Entertainment Group, a tracking stock group of Liberty Media Corporation. 

The season’s lineup is as follows:
• Episode 302 (July 16) features Rodney Perry, Bruce Bruce and Deon Cole
• Episode 303 (July 23) features Lavell Crawford, Joe Torry and MoZan
• Episode 304 (July 30) features Kym Whitley, Ray Lipowski and Steve Brown
• Episode 305 (August 6) features Jay Phillips, Rudy Rush and Gary Owen
• Episode 306 (August 13) features Ron G., A.G. White and Joe Clair
• Episode 307 (August 20) features Memphis Redd a.k.a. Lester Bibbs, B Phlat and Teddy Carpenter
• Episdoe 308 (August 27) features Angelo Lozada, Luenell, Rodman and Will E. Robo
• Episode 309 (September 3) features Carmen Barton, Raymond Grady, Shang and Joey Medina
• Episode 310 (September 10) features Red Grant, Darryl Brunson and Roz

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  Martin Lawrence's
First Amendment: Season 2

Actors: Martin Lawrence Presents: First Amendment Stand-Up
Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
Language: English
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
DVD Release Date: August 12, 2008
Run Time: 318 minutes


Martin Lawrence acts as a comic curator by presenting 31 of his favorite underground acts on this program. In keeping with Lawrence s humor the stand-up routines are full of foul language dirty images and racially charged jokes. These comedians walk that fine line between gross out and knock out comedy and they don t pull their punches. Sheryl Underwood Paula Bel and A.J. Jamal are just a few of the outrageous voices Lawrence has put together in this showcase.

Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 2
DVD Release Date: August 28, 2007
Run Time: 379 minutes

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