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Brandon T. Jackson & Spoken Reasons headline T.O. comedy show Aug 31 [News]

Toronto, ONOriginally posted August 21, 2013 – On August 31, Major Biggz presents Aaron & Friends, a comedy event that will showcase up-and-coming comedic talent from Toronto, including Marlon Palmer. The show will also feature two very multi-talented comedians and actors from the States, Brandon T. Jackson and Spoken Reasons. Both Jackson and Reasons have appeared in several feature films; most recently Reasons starred alongside Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in The Heat and Jackson is best know for his role in Tropic Thunder with Ben Stiler, Robert Downey Jr., and Jack Black. Reasons is also tied to the music industry, and recently released a mixtape.

This event is bound to be a great way to end the summer on the high note. You definitely don’t want to miss this! Check out the official press release and flyer for the show after the jump.

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Press Release: Aaron & Friends

August 21, 2013 – Six young and bright stand-up comedians will be hitting the stage on August 31st inside the Toronto Metro Convention Centre at the John Bassett Theatre for a night of lively entertainment and guaranteed laughs.

Aaron & Friends will showcase up-and-coming comedic talent from Toronto, including Aaron Lewin, YouTube sensation Marlon Palmer (over 10 million YouTube views), Jordan Sowunmi, and Ramy Hakeem. Also scheduled are the headliners: Hollywood star Brandon T. Jackson and Internet comedic phenomenon and actor, John A. Baker Jr., aka Spoken Reasons.

The multi-faceted Brandon T. Jackson began a career in stand-up comedy, but has since evolved into a promising Hollywood film star, being recognized numerous times for his performances. In 2006, he won Best Breakthrough Performance as a character in Roll Bounce. In 2010, he received rave reviews for his role in Percy Jackson, The Lightning Thief, which also starred Rosario Dawson, Uma Thurman, and Pierce Brosnan. In 2011, Hollywood Reporter named him to their prestigious “35 Under 35: Next Gen” list. Jackson is best known for his role in Tropic Thunder, from which he earned a nomination for Best Supporting Actor alongside all-stars Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., and Jack Black.

John A. Baker Jr., who goes by the moniker Spoken Reasons, is a triple threat; gifted in comedy, acting and also music. The young Florida native is an internet and social media phenomenon with over 1.4 million YouTube subscribers, videos with views upwards to 50 million and 350,000 Twitter followers. Reasons’ comedic approach has become wildly popular among the younger generation – he connects with young people by challenging youth behaviour and acting as a social commentator, in ways that are pleasant and relatable.

Reasons co-starred in the 20th Century Fox Comedy The Heat with actresses Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. Reasons also holds ties to the music industry; he is managed and represented by hip-hop super producer Steve Rifkind and has worked with recording artist 50 Cent and business mogul Russell Simmons. Reasons has also released a mixtape entitled “New King of Comedy” which pokes fun at rap music.

As the summer comes to an end, Aaron & Friends will be the Labour Day weekend comedy event that you don’t want to miss. Show doors open at 6:30PM and performances begin at 7:30PM. Tickets are available now online via TicketWeb.

For all media inquiries please contact: Major (@MajorBiggz) at

Brandon T. Jackon & Spoken Reasons headline Toronto comedy show August 31 [News] -

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Natasha was born and raised in Toronto. She graduated from York University almost 2 years ago and since then has co-founded a youth led, social enterprise called The Next Edition which uses media and art to engage youth with their community. For the past year and a half she has been working with young aspiring artists who are looking for a way to showcase their skills and have their voice heard. With juggling weekly meetings, managing a website, and planning events for hundreds of people Natasha takes refuge in urban music. Researching and knowing the latest headlines, and newest tracks in the hip-hop world is something that she loves. But more importantly for her hip-hop is a lot more than just a genre of music, it is a culture and it has shaped who she is today. Finding a way to combine her passion for music, the knowledge she has gained from working with young people and the issues she has seen in the community is a goal Natasha would like to achieve in the near future. Recently, Natasha has taken on PR work for rappers and DJs.

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