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TikTok Star Tyler Regan featured in 360 MAGAZINE

CORNELLIAN TURNED COMEDIAN

Listen to Social Media Sensation Tyler Regan and fellow Cornell alum Vaughn Lowery chat on 360 MAG Apple / Spotify podcast HERE.

Breakout Comedian and TikTok Star Tyler Regan‘s one man skits have amassed over half a billion views

Tyler Regan‘s one-man-show of comedic brilliance coupled with naturalistic writing skills has amassed him a sort of cult-like following with 1.4 million TikTok followers and over 2 million followers across all his social media platforms. His comedy-centric content now has over half a billion cumulative views with topics ranging from office etiquette to Karens.

Although the Cornell University alum has been creating videos since 2017, he’s best known for his solid mix of commentary on politics and current events and clever representation of awkward everyday life experiences. “Finding your voice is a journey,” Tyler says, “… And it wasn’t until the pandemic forced my content to become a one-man show that I truly found mine.”

Having grown up on a steady diet of Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Monty Python and Robin Williams, Tyler fell into the comedy profession by accident, quite literally. The realism in his subject matter and deadpan delivery was honed, in part by the misfortune of a college soccer sports injury. He understood how to identify and distill the humorous elements of everyday life to tell relevant stories because, as Robin Williams says, “Comedy can be a cathartic way to deal with personal trauma.”

The Philly native is currently filming social media content from a vintage 1976 Airstream while on a cross country trip with his girlfriend but when he returns to Los Angeles, he will continue to parlay his online fame into off-line opportunities that encompass collaborative creative writing for film/tv, as well as other multimedia projects.

Pursuing his comedy dreams in the face of despair, Tyler has the potential to occupy a place in America’s cultural heart.

ABOUT TYLER REGAN

For Tyler Regan, a career in comedy was not on his radar. He spent his adolescent and young adult years in Philadelphia tirelessly preparing to become a professional soccer player. However, at the dawn of his childhood vision becoming a reality, he suffered a devastating ankle injury that forced him into premature retirement.

In 2015, Tyler pursued a master’s degree in engineering from Drexel University and settled into an assistant project manager position. Tyler’s then girlfriend was a content creator who encouraged him to craft and post comical videos to his social media platform. He looked at the opportunity as an outlet to escape the boredom of his 9-to-5 and be his authentically weird self. It wasn’t long before his brand of humor attracted an audience and took on a life of its own, which prompted a move to Los Angeles in 2017 but imposter syndrome set in. While he always had an interest in the film/tv industry, even enrolling in film classes that lead to him composing an original screenplay he submitted to a film festival in his early teens and graduating from Cornell with a BA in media studies. 

Once in Hollywood, Tyler continued to put in work by posting daily videos of witty skits alongside actors to his YouTube channel. His dedication and consistency boosted his popularity and kept his subscribers eagerly tuned in for 2 years but he still hadn’t found his niche. And then the pandemic hit. The digital entertainer used the lockdown to pivot to TikTok and build the kind of content he wanted to make with the confidence that his tribe would gravitate towards him.

WATCH TYLER IN ACTION

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Full Tyler Interview on YT HERE

Comedic TikTok Star Tyler Regan featured in 360 MAGAZINE
Miami's DJ Cardi via 360 MAGAZINE

DJ CARDI 3-DAY PARTY

Miami’s DJ Cardi Talks 3-Day Party on 360 MAG Spotify/Apple podcast w/ Vaughn | HERE.

Miami’s Premiere DJ Cardi Hosts Destination 3-Day Party in the Bahamas at the Hilton At Resorts World Bimini in North Bimini, Bahamas. 

Spend Labor Day weekend in paradise with DJ Cardi experiencing the best beats in the world on Sept. 2 – 4 at the Hilton at Resorts World Bimini Hotel in North Bimini, Bahamas with beautiful ladies and the hottest men while enjoying a stunning tropical oasis. 

Located 50 miles off the coast of Miami, join the closest private beach to the coastal United States with DJ Cardi at Resorts World Bimini Beach which features two lagoon pools, lounge chairs and day beds, hammocks, oceanfront and poolside private cabanas, multiple bars, bohemian-inspired furnishings and décor, and Caribbean-inspired beachfront dining with unobstructed ocean views.

Hotel packages for this special three-day Caribbean getaway start at $549 per person and includes; concert tickets, round-trip transportation, hotel stay, and complimentary entry to Resorts World Bimini Beach.

Interested parties can also opt to partake in the fun by making it a day trip and purchase individual concert tickets for $22 plus fees are HERE.

DJ Cardi isn’t the only talent to make the three-day weekend memorable—Comedian Mario Ramil will also provide standup entertainment during the weekend’s epic parties and festivities.

DJ Cardi’s popular remixes can be heard in DJ sets around the globe and have helped him build a renowned reputation within the music and entertainment industry as one of Miami’s hottest DJs.

Combining his love for r&b and hip hop with infectious, feel-good disco and tropical house, DJ Cardi is known to uplift and inspire crowds with feel good vibrations and epic music mixes. 

Learn more about South Florida’s iconic purveyor of music, DJ Cardi, and book him for your upcoming events by going HERE

Follow DJ Cardi on Instagram for more updates and to find out about what event he is DJ’ing next go HERE.

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74TH EMMY® AWARDS Cover Art via NBCUniversal for use by 360 MAGAZINE

KENAN THOMPSON

KENAN THOMPSON SET TO HOST THE ‘74TH EMMY® AWARDS,’ AIRING MONDAY, SEPT. 12. ON NBC

Telecast Honoring Television’s Best to Take Place at Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live to Also Stream Live on Peacock 

NBC and the Television Academy announced jointly today that Kenan Thompson will host the 74th Emmy® Awards. 

The three-hour, coast-to-coast live telecast from the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 12 and begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC and will stream live for the first time on Peacock.  

“Being a part of this incredible evening where we honor the best of the television community is ridiculously exciting, and to do it on NBC – my longtime network family – makes it even more special,” Thompson said. “Like all TV fans, I can’t wait to see the stars from my favorite shows.”   

Jen Neal, Executive Vice President of Live Events for NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, said, “Kenan is well-regarded as one of funniest, likeable and accomplished performers of the last two decades and his tenure on ‘Saturday Night Live’ speaks for itself. We know he’ll bring an excitement and professionalism to the Emmy Awards that a show of this stature deserves.”   

Kenan Thompson is an award-winning actor, comedian and producer, best known for his work on “Saturday Night Live.” This fall he will enter his 20th season on the iconic late-night series as the longest-running cast member.   

A six-time Emmy Award nominee, Thompson received two nominations in 2021 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his comedy series “Kenan” and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for “SNL.” He previously received two Emmy nominations in 2018 and 2020 in the supporting actor category for his work on “SNL.” Thompson won an Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics in 2018 for the “SNL” song “Come Back, Barack,” and received a nomination in the same category in 2017 for co-writing “Last Christmas” from the popular “Jingle Barack” “SNL” music video. He will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in August.

Thompson has made numerous contributions to “SNL” with his slew of hilarious impressions that include Rev. Al Sharpton, Charles Barkley, Steve Harvey and David Ortiz, and by playing memorable characters such as DJ Dynasty Handbag, the scathingly fierce co-host of “Deep House Dish,” “Weekend Update” correspondent Jean K. Jean, “Black Jeopardy” host Darnell Hayes and Diondre Cole, the disruptive singing talk show host on the wildly popular sketch “What Up With That.”  

He recently appeared in season two of HBO Max’s “That Damn Michael Che” and Prime Video’s “The Kids in the Hall.”  

For two seasons, Thompson executive produced and starred as the title character in the NBC comedy series “Kenan. He served as producer and judge alongside Chrissy Teigen, Jeff Foxworthy and Amanda Seales on NBC’s comedy competition series “Bring the Funny.” He also served as an executive producer on Nickelodeon’s 2019 “All That” reboot.  

A native of Atlanta, Thompson made his television debut as an original cast member of Nickelodeon’s all-kid sketch comedy series “All That.” He and Kel Mitchell debuted on the wildly popular spinoff “Kenan and Kel” in 1996.   

His past projects include Paramount’s “Clifford the Big Red Dog,” Disney+’s “Home Sweet Home Alone,” Netflix’s Adam Sandler film “Hubie Halloween,” starring opposite Samuel L. Jackson in “Snakes on a Plane,” “Wieners” and “The Magic of Belle Isle” with Morgan Freeman. Other film credits include “Fat Albert,” “D2: The Mighty Ducks,” “Good Burger,” “The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle,” “Brother Nature, “Heavyweights,” “My Boss’s Daughter,” “Barbershop 2,” “Going in Style” and “They Came Together.” He also had a recurring role on the WB’s “Felicity.”  

Thompson showcased his voice talents as Bricklebaum in “The Grinch,” which made history as the #1 Christmas movie of all time. Thompson has also lent his voice to the animated films “Trolls World Tour,” “Wonder Park,” “The Smurfs,” “The Smurfs 2” and “Space Chimps,” the television series “Sit Down, Shut Up” and the Kobe Bryant/LeBron James Nike puppet campaign during the 2009 NBA playoffs. He was the voice of Austin “Impresario” Sullivan in the Hulu animated series “The Awesomes” and Riff in the film “Rock Dog.”

Thompson is represented by UTA, Michael Goldman, Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein Lezcano Bobb & Dang.

A week prior to the telecast, the 2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards will take over two consecutive nights on Saturday, Sept. 3 and Sunday, Sept. 4. An edited presentation will be aired Saturday, Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FXX.      

Done+Dusted will produce the telecast in association with Hudlin Entertainment.     

Kevin Hart and The Children’s Place announce New reading center in East Harlem via 360 Magazine

CHILDREN’S PLACE × KEVIN HART

Tuesday, July 26th, at 8:30 AM, The Children’s Place and A-list celebrity partner Kevin Hart were in Harlem for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

By kicking off The Children Place’s heartwarming community learning center campaign, the brand, alongside Hart children’s book author, father, and comedian, unveiled a refreshed reading area for the East Harlem community. Children are able to enjoy ahead of the back-to-school season. 

This newly reimagined NY-based reading space will be the first of 10 dedicated children’s reading spaces across the country which will serve as fun and engaging areas to learn.  

The refurbished Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center will include learning materials from The Children’s Place partner, BIC, creative and comfortable furnishings, 2,000 donated books from ThriftBooks, a celebrity read-along and attendance from NYC government officials.

Watch on TikTok.

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SACHA BARON COHEN WON LAWSUIT

Thursday, comedian Sacha Baron Cohen won a $95 million defamation lawsuit brought by former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, who said it was the British comedian who had discredited him on a show falsely accusing Moore of being a pedophile.

The Federal Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Manhattan (New York) approved a lower court ruling in favor of Sacha Baron Cohen and stated that Roy Moore had signed an agreement that he could not make any legal claim on his appearance.

The lawsuit focused on Moore’s inadvertent appearance on “Who Is America?” show. That bit of the show aired after Moore faced allegations of misconduct, saying that He had pursued romantic and sexual relationships with teenagers when he was 30. Moore denied any such allegations.

For years, Cohen has lured unwitting politicians into awkward interviews and even faced lawsuits over similar jokes.

Marlon Wayans Accepts His Daughter for Coming Out via Cision PRWeb for use by 360 MAGAZINE

MARLON WAYANS

Actor-Comedian, Marlon Wayans, shares the ultimate expression of love and voices support for his daughter’s “coming out” experience.

As Pride Month ends, members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community have been shining a light on the stories of hardship, acceptance, and advocacy which have shaped the community into what it is today. Actor and comedian Marlon Wayans weaved his experience into the tapestry of stories in an interview with Dr. James Flowers for the podcast series “Understanding the Human Condition.”

“Acceptance is the greatest love you can have,” Wayans declared. “Nobody should be closeted about their life. Everyone should be able to live their life to the fullest.”

When Dr. Flowers inquired about Wayans’ daughter’s “coming out” experience, Wayans revealed his family’s wide range of reactions. Wayans accepted her with open arms when his daughter came out to him. However, her confession was met with some ambivalence from non-immediate family members. In response to these hesitations, Wayans doubled down on the support for his child.

“It’s your life. As long as you’re smiling, as long as you’re happy, daddy loves you. Love is acceptance,” Wayans said in response to his daughter’s coming out.

Wayans is in full support of loving parenting styles that promote the well-being of children and LGBTQ+ youth to live their life as they wish.

Dr. Flowers applauds Wayans’ response to his daughter and provides some advice for parents struggling with acceptance.

“When your child comes out, it is crucial that you continue to support them. While you may have many questions, be sensible that coming out is very difficult and potentially stressful. There is nothing a parent can do to make their child gay or straight, but you can help them thrive and live their best life.”

STEELO BRIM VIA 360 magazine

SPOTLIGHT: STEELO BRIM

Listen to Plan B Freestyle

Listen to Knock Knock Freestyle

Today comedian, producer / writer, actor, musician Steelo Brim drops ‘Plan B’ freestyle which samples Jodeci, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah’s 1995 single “Freek’n You” off of their third studio album The Show, the After Party, the Hotel. Steelo’s ‘Plan B’ freestyle follows his recent release of ‘Knock Knock’ freestyle which has garnered almost 100,000 views in just two days.

Steelo recently released his highly anticipated debut album Eldorado Excursions which entails the progression of Steelo coming from the heart of Chicago’s Westside & ending up in the LA lights to pursue his young dream of working in music. The 13-track project includes features from Fabolous, Buddy, Arin Ray, BJ The Chicago Kid, Chuck Inglish, Dej Loaf, Leon Thomas, Vic Mensa, Problem, Nomad P and more.

About Steelo Brim

Comedian, producer, writer, actor, and now musician, Steelo is best known as the co-host of MTV series Ridiculousness, which has run over 26 seasons in 11 years, as well as his weekly comedic podcast, Wine & Weed. Navigating the music industry through A&R & publishing, he worked with Miguel, Nicki Minaj, Kendrick, MikeWillMadeIt & more.

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Kel Mitchell × Blessed Mode

Emmy-nominated actor, comedian, pastor and author Kel Mitchell released his new book Blessed Mode on December 14, 2021. Blessed Mode currently is the #1 new release and #1 best seller in youth Christian ministry. The book follows Kel’s moving 90-day challenge where he believes that when you place focus your faith and trust in God, blessings will follow.

Starring in NickelodeonsKenan & Kel, All That and feature film Good Burger, Kel has had a vast career in the entertainment industry. Now, in his new book, Kel shares his spiritual side with the world. Kel personally knows the battles of depression and addiction, but aims to communicate that power he found through God’s presence. Kel trusts in the freedom and blessings that he believes comes from his relationship with his faith in God. Kel aims to share his testimony of hope with the next generation, and even serves as a youth pastor at Spirit Food Christian Center.

In Blessed Mode, Kel offers 90 strong devotions to support his audience, including:

  • Find freedom in God’s life-changing presence.
  • Experience God’s power through prayer.
  • Recognize God’s many gifts in your life.
  • Share the blessings you’ve received with others.

Kel speaks on the book, stating, “As you read through the pages of Blessed Mode, you will learn that in every emotional wall there is a blessed way out! You will be breaking through these walls widening that crack of light a little bit, day by day, so you can discover God’s blessings on you. I hope this book can inspire others to embrace their blessings and find strength spiritually, mentally and physically! Life is a beautiful blessing giving to us by God! I cannot wait to show the world this side of me and how to activate BLESSED MODE!!”

You can order Blessed Mode on Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, Target, Christian Book and Cokesbury.

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BFUTR – Global Tech Summit

Toronto-based BPTN (Black Professionals In Tech Network) will host its third annual Black Tech Summit BFUTR (Be Future) 2021, the world’s largest virtual tech summit for Black professionals and allies on October 28th-29th. This year’s Summit features over 60+ Black professionals and allies participating in keynote addresses, workshops, and panel discussions, while boasting an exciting lineup of movers and shakers from major corporations across North America.

“The 2021 BFUTR Global Tech Summit is all about ‘Levelling Up’ your knowledge, your connections, your career,” explains Lekan Olawoye, BPTN’s Founder and CEO. “At BPTN we’re unapologetically Black, and the BFUTR Summit perfectly exemplifies this. We’ve worked tirelessly to bring Black professionals and allies two days of non-stop learning and networking, stacking our panels with amazing speakers from major corporations across North America, including LinkedIn, Asana, AWS, RBC and our title sponsor TD. And we’re proud to say that this year we’ve really #levelledup the Black Excellence we’re bringing to the table with special guest D.L. Hughley and star of ABC’s Shark Tank, and Founder and CEO of iconic Black brand FUBU, Daymond John. BFUTR is by the culture, for the culture and we can’t wait to show up and show off this year!” This year’s lineup is stronger than ever, and features industry titans from across sectors and industries; from D.L. Hughley (actor, broadcaster, comedian), Michelle C. Meyer-Shipp (MLB – Major League Baseball executive), and Janeen Uzzell (CEO, National Society of Black Engineers), all the way to Canadian tech stars including Lola Oyelayo-Pearson (Shopify) and Gladstone Grant (Microsoft).

At this year’s Summit, BPTN is on a mission to connect 20,000+ Black technology professionals from around the globe, with 60+ senior executives and speakers, over a two day period, from the comfort of one’s home. The BFUTR Global Tech Summit 2021 is where Black professionals come together to celebrate community and build the future of tech. Attendees will get exclusive access to the impressive list of local and international speakers from leading global organizations who are shaping the future of technology, leading the way in diversity and inclusive leadership, and taking a stance when it’s most needed to support their Black employees. Summit tickets are FREE ADMISSION for all Black self-identified professionals, while allies and supporters can purchase General Admission passes at BPTN.

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Josh Johnson – Fallin’

The Daily Show writer, comedian, and artist Josh Johnson has shared “Fallin (With Groovebox & Jesse Cale),” the original work that bookends Trevor Noah Presents Josh Johnson: # (Hashtag), out September 30 via Comedy Central Records. 

“In a special about the world feeling like it’s in free fall, and a year that saw me plunged even deeper into the grip of an online rat race to belong and get attention, ‘Fallin’ is the perfect theme song,” says Johnson. “It’s about comparison and connection, about letting go without being gone and taking time to catch yourself. It was co-written by me and Groovebox, who lends his incredible vocals with a feature from Jesse Cale.”

Vulture named # (Hashtag) one of the ‘Best Comedy Specials of 2021’ saying, “the best representation so far of a comedy special that attempts to bridge what just happened with an effort to reincorporate that experience into the rest of life… Johnson’s cool, controlled, endearing stage presence is completely winning.”

Variety named Johnson a ‘Comic To Watch in 2021’ and The New York Times said, “Josh Johnson is a rising star” in covering his mistape,  Elusive and # (Hashtag). Johnson recently starred in “The Really Cool Converse Club” commercial directed by Tyler, The Creator.

Trevor Noah Presents Josh Johnson: #(Hashtag) is Executive Produced by Josh Johnson, Trevor Noah, Haroon Saleem, Bob Bain, Samantha Murphy, and Mainstay Entertainment’s Norm Aladjem, Derek Van Pelt, and Sanaz Yamin. Ryan Moran and Gabriella Yacyk are Executive Producers for MTV Entertainment Studios.

Johnson just crossed the 50-episode threshold of his podcast, The Josh Johnson Show, where he has freeform conversations about life, love, and comedy with his friend and fellow comedian Logan Nielsen.

About Josh Johnson

Josh Johnson is a comedian and musician born and raised in Louisiana. As an adult, he moved to New York City, where he was named “New York’s Funniest comic at Caroline’s during the New York Comedy Festival.” Regularly, he performs at the Comedy Cellar, with several of his sketches going viral on Youtube, primarily “Catfishing the KKK” performed at Le Poisson Rouge in 2017.