No Need For Apologies Podcast Debuts "the Black Ass Comedy Show," A New All Black Cast Stand-up Comedy Series At The Loft At City Winery

Hosted by actors, writers, stand-up comedians and best friends from Philly
Dave Temple and Derek Gaines whose chemistry is unmatched!
The Black Ass Comedy Show
The Black Ass Comedy Show
NEW YORK - July 14, 2023 - PRLog -- No Need for Apologies Podcast (NNFA) announces the debut of The Black Ass Comedy Show on Thursday, July 20, 2023 at The Loft at City Winery New York City located at 25 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10001. Dinner begins at 6:00pm, followed laugh out loud, gut busting, standup comedy performances at 7:30pm.

Born out of Gas Digital Network's No Need for Apologies podcast, The Black Ass Comedy Show is dubbed as the hottest show to come out of Brooklyn, directed, produced, and featuring an all-Black cast of stand-up comedians who offer an uncompromising examination of topical contemporary issues, Black Excellence, and the Black Experience in America today.

Produced by Teona S. Morales, founder of My Momma's Rice Productions, the show is hosted by the founders of the No Need For Apologies Podcast, YouTube personality, author, and stand-up comedian Dave Templefrom TruTV and the Comedy Cellar; and 15-year film and TV comedic actor Derek Gaines, known for his roles starring alongside Donnie Wahlberg in "Blue Bloods," Tracy Morgan in the comedy series "The Last OG," Pete Davidson in "The King of Staten Island," and his WGA Award winning writing debut on "Inside Amy Schumer."

"A lot of the `Black Comedy Space' is centered around a distinct comedy format that doesn't showcase the full breathe and wholeness of the Black experience," shared Dave Temple. "Our goal with The Black Ass Comedy Show is to help elevate and expand Black Comedy with a satirical spin on poignant and timely issues affecting today's Black and Brown community."

Curating a mix of award-winning comics to internet sensations, The Black Ass Comedy Show will feature hilarious non-stop performances by some of the nation's best, diverse stand-up comedians from around the country. The evening's musical experience will be curated by DJ Juanyto from New York City's HOT 97 FM and the gut busting line-up will include:

Jackie Fabulous: author, actress, lawyer, and comedian who has been featured in Gotham Comedy Live, BET, Last Comic Standing, and Kevin Harts "Laugh Out Loud" Network, among others.

Onika McLean: grounded in the moniker "Diva of Comedy," she is a writer, comedian, and former fan favorite on Bravo TV's "The Single Project"

Napleon Emill: comedian who was recently featured in the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival "New Faces" Show and Showtime's "Flatbush Misdemeanors"

Rashad Bashir: actor, writer, producer, radio personality, and comedian who has been featured in Amateur Night at the Apollo, MNN, BRIC TV, BET Top 5 and The Wendy Williams Show

Reg Thomas: writer and comedian known for touring with Amanda Seales (HBO Special "I Be Knowin"), Chris Redd's (Saturday Night Live), and commissioned work with BuzzFeed, Complex Media and Atlantic Records.

"Dave and I are pumped that City Winery chose to debut our first in a series of `Woke Comedy' performances," shared Derek Gaines. "This is a unique opportunity to bring our honest and real-world discussions from the NNFA podcast to the main stage while spotlighting some of today's hottest emerging Black and Brown stand-up comedians."

To purchase tickets to The Black Ass Comedy Show, visit, prices ranging between $20 to $25.  To learn more about No Need for Apologies HERE ( and subscribe the podcast.


The No Need For Apologies (NNFA) podcast was founded in 2019 by 15 year film and TV actor, writer, producer and stand-up comedian Derek Gaines and comedic actor Monroe Martin with YouTube personality, author, and stand-up comedian Dave Temple joining in [insert year]. They are two opinionated, argumentative, best friends who love getting their points across, even if they're entirely wrong.

Want to hear more real and raw comedy, subscribe and listen to the No Need for Apologies ( podcast and listen to these two goofballs discuss various topics ranging from pop culture to what's going on in their personal life and break them down in an unapologetic fashion.

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