Pittsburgh comedian J. RUSS set to release DVD via NewPittsburghCourierOnline.com
J Russ and Da'Sean
J Russ started his stand-up comedy career in 2009 after his NFL dreams fell through. Beginning in a smaller market with comedy shows at the University of Pittsburgh was no easy task, but now he has set his sight on bigger heights with the upcoming release of his new movie, Off the Chain.
On Thursday, April 3rd, J Russ hosted a special premiere of his comedy movie at AMC Loews in the Waterfront. The 50-minute film included a stand up set from a previously recorded show at the August Wilson Center, sketches about J Russ’ childhood, and special excerpts from local socialites like Mike Dean and Lee Feets Davis.
“It’s good to see a young African-American male from the area try to expand himself outside of Pittsburgh. A lot of time people get content and comfortable and they fail to realize that there is more to the world than just this city. I think J Russ is actually doing a good job and taking the first steps toward that growth,” said Mike Dean, who attended the live taping at the August Wilson Center.
J Russ, who has opened up for Bruce Bruce, Lil’ Duval, DeRay Davis, Rickey Smiley, and even, Trey Songz, had a sold out show in the Homestead movie theatre. Fans, family, and friends were bursting out of the seams to celebrate the comedian’s recent accomplishment.