Later this month The Comedy Channel airs a must see special from Quincy Jones.
Originally from Seattle, 32-year-old Quincy Jones moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy. Facing a terminal cancer diagnosis in July 2015, he was performing an estimated 1,000 stand-up sets a year in order to develop his skills, and continues to perform today, despite ongoing chemotherapy.
To help Jones achieve his dream of starring in a stand-up comedy special that would be his legacy, friend and fellow comedian Nicole Blaine, along with her husband, Mickey Blaine, launched a Kickstarter campaign, which led to an invitation for Jones to share his story on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Jones found out that HBO would air his special when he returned for a second appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
The exclusive presentation is taped from the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles. The special is written by Quincy Jones, with Mickey Blaine directing. Executive producers, Quincy Jones, Nicole Blaine and Mickey Blaine. Other executive producers include Andy Coleman for Link Entertainment and Lisa Shapiro and Olivia Doud for Mosaic.
Quincy Jones: Burning the Light premieres on The Comedy Channel Saturday August 27 at 8.30pm