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Watch: 'Ladies & Gentlemen, Jordan Rock' (A Glimpse Into The World Of The 20-Year-Old Comedian)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act June 5, 2012 at 5:22PM

The backstory from the press release follows immediately below; and underneath, you'll find the entire 25-minute film embedded for your viewing pleasure...
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Jordan Rock

The backstory from the press release follows immediately below; and underneath, you'll find the entire 25-minute film embedded for your viewing pleasure...

After spending a year playing the festival circuit, Reelblack’s original short documentary, Ladies and Gentlemen, Jordan Rock makes its YouTube premiere today, Tuesday June 5.
 
Produced, directed and edited by Reelblack founder Michael DennisLadies and Gentlemen, Jordan Rock is a glimpse into the world of the titular 21 year old up-and-coming stand-up comedian.
 
Following in the footsteps of his older brothers Chris Rock and Tony Rock (and cousin Sherrod) is the ultimate challenge. Can he find his voice and make a name for himself on the New York comedy scene?
 
The film, which was shot last year at NYC's Comic Strip Live and Dangerfield's (and Philly's Helium Comedy Club), is a sequel of sorts to Dennis’ 1989 short Who Is Chris Rock, which has collected over 120,000 views on YouTube since it was first posted in March of 2010, and quickly went viral.
 
It was at comedian Judah Friedlander’s (who was cameraman on Who Is Chris Rock) suggestion that Dennis make a film about Jordan, who had just moved to NYC from South Carolina around the time that people began to discover  the earlier film.
 
The 25 minute documentary, which features appearances by many veteran standups, including Dean Edwards, Judah Friedlander, Ardie Fuqua, Marc Maron and Aries Spears has screened successfully at many festivals beginning last spring including The Langston Hughes African-American Film Festival (Seattle), The Roxbury International Film Festival (Boston) and the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
 
It premiered last Friday June1 on PhillyCAM TV and will be broadcast on consecutive Friday nights at 7:30pm throughout the month of June. 
 
It is available on DVD (paired with a remastered Who Is Chris Rock) exclusively through Reelblack.com and will stream exclusively on Reelblack’s YouTube channel beginning Tuesday June 5 at 12pm.
 
Watch the entire 25-minute piece below:
 

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