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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Show-Time ★ (Underground Lounge ~ January 29, 2017)

On January 12, 2017... Dandrell Scott performs at the Underground Lounge in Chicago!  The event, "Sunday Night Show," is presented by the improv groud, "Flower Shop Bangers."  The showcase will include improv and stand-up.  To watch Dandrell Scott's stand-up comedy, please view the details below...
Date: January 29, 2017  
Underground Lounge (952 W. Newport, Chicago, IL)  

Show-Time ★ (Good Times, Chicago ~ January 12, 2017)

On January 12, 2017... catch Dandrell Scott at Good Times Sports Bar!  Hosted by comedian Mike Samp, this show will feature some of Chicago's brightest comedians.  Check the information below for more details...

Date: January 12, 2017  
Good Times Sports Bar (200 E. 35th St, Chicago, IL)  
Additional Info:  
Must Be 21 Years Old to Enter.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Music ★ (Deluxe Version of "D Scott Got Jokes (The Mixtape)" on Amazon)

Dandrell's comedy album made tremendous buzz in 2016!  Now is your chance to own the deluxe version of 
"D Scott Got Jokes (The Mixtape)" on Amazon!  This version includes a physical CD, booklet, pictures, and four bonus tracks.  Click the link below to purchase the CD!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Music ★ (Snippets of "D Scott Got Jokes (The Mixtape)")

Comedian Dandrell Scott is back with another comedy album, "D Scott Got Jokes (The Mixtape)."  Released as of December 3, 2016, tracks are divided between stand-up comedy and rap.  The album also features production from Ron B., KJ on the Track, and Scott himself.  Click on the following links to stream it: Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, or Spotify app.  Listed below are snippets of the album!!!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Pictures ★ (2016 Chicago International REEL Shorts Festival)

On December 2, 2016, Dandrell Scott was honored for the nomination of his cartoon, "Hard Knock Robots," at the 13th Annual Chicago International REEL Short Festival!  Filmmakers from across the world were screened and nominated as well.  Here are pictures that highlight the event!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Music Video ★ ("She Tried 2 Bill Cosby Me")

From his 2016 comedy album, "D Scott Got Jokes (The Mixtape)," Dandrell Scott is back with another hit! The music video entitled, "She Tried 2 Bill Cosby Me," centers on a woman putting something in Scott's drink, then robbing him after the fact! This video also stars model, SheZire the Feline. The song was produced by Dandrell Scott. Video also directed by Dandrell Scott.  Watch it on Amazon (link below)!!!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Music ★ (That Baby Ain't Mine)

Listen to comedian Dandrell Scott's new song, "That Baby Ain't Mine!" This is the first single from his commercial mixtape,  
"D Scott Got Jokes (The Mixtape)," 
due in November 2016.  

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Show-Time ★ ("Lil Comedy Show Up North" ~ September 7, 2016)

On September 7, 2016... Dandrell Scott and Ben Noble will host the first installment of the "Lil Comedy Show Up North" monthly showcase.  This FREE event looks to promote Chicago's best underground comedians.  The first show features Brandi Denise, Ty Riggs, Tristan A. Smith, and Anthony Bonazzo as your headliner!  For more information, please see below!

Date:  September 7, 2016  
Decibel Bar (4437 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL)  
Additional Info:  
Must Be 21 Years Old to Enter

News ★ ("2 Live News Crew" on Amazon & Amazon Prime)

D Fault Entertainment and Dandrell Scott presents the crude animated news show, "2 Live News Crew!"  This is an online comedy TV show dealing with viral videos, trending topics, and gossip.  The mature content can be viewed for FREE on Amazon and Amazon Prime.  Each character is played by talented comedians that hail from Chicago, St. Louis, and more!  Check out the episodes here!  

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Pictures ★ (Jokes and Notes Farewell Weekend Show)

On June 24, 2016, Dandrell Scott and several Chicago comedians performed for Jokes and Notes' final weekend showcase.  As it has been reported, Jokes and Notes will close its doors on June 25.  Here are pictures of Dandrell's final performance on that historic stage!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Show-Time ★ (TBS "A Very Funny Showcase" ~ June 24, 2016)

On June 24, 2016...Dandrell Scott will perform for the cable network TBS at Jokes and Notes comedy club!  This showcase was created to find stars and writers for new TBS television shows and events. This also marks the LAST Friday comedy show at Jokes and Notes, as it will close its doors. Get a chance to see the historic black comedy club before it leaves the Bronzeville area!!!  For more information, check below...

Date:  June 24, 2016  
Jokes and Notes (4641 S. King Dr, Chicago, IL)  
Additional Info:  
Must Be 21 Years Old to Enter; 2 Drink Minimum Within the Venue. Call for additional information (773-373-3390).

Sunday, June 12, 2016

News ★ (Hard Knock Robots on Amazon Prime)

Now, available on Amazon and Amazon Prime, "Hard Knock Robots!" Starring Dandrell Scott, Lem Slaughter, Mike Samp, and more! Feel free to RENT the animated film for $1.99 (STANDARD DEFINITION) or $2.99 (HIGH DEFINITION). You can also BUY the film or stream it for free with an Amazon Prime membership.  

Sunday, May 15, 2016

After-Show Pics ★ (w/ Bun B and Ali Siddiq)

On May 13th and 14th (2016), Dandrell Scott was featured alongside headliner, Ali Siddiq, at Jokes and Notes!  It was a spectacular event with comedian Stick as the host.  Famous rapper from the legendary group UGK, Bun B, made an appearance and enjoyed the jokes!  
Check out more pictures listed below.

Friday, May 13, 2016

News ★ (Dandrell Scott's Cartoon Will Debut In LA and New York)

On May 14, 2016, Dandrell Scott's cartoon (Dance Dog Fever) will air in Los Angeles, California on CBS!!!  The animated short will appear on the national TV show, "African American Short Films."  Be sure to tune in or record it at 11am.  Dance Dog Fever  will also premiere in New York City on May 15, 2016!  Tune into to CBS at 3pm for NYC.
(African American Short Films TV Show).

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Show-Time ★ (Jokes & Notes ~ May 13-14, 2016)

On May 13 and 14, 2016... Dandrell Scott performs alongside Ali Siddiq (Comedy Central, BET Comicview) for both Friday and Saturday nights! Hosted by Chicago legend, Comedian Stick, this event will be hilarious! Both 8:30 shows are only $15, while the 10:30 shows are $20. Please arrive fifteen minutes before showtimes, so you can be seated properly.  Online ticket purchase is available via www.JokesAndNotes.com.  Check below for additional information...

May 13, 2016 and May 14, 2016  

Jokes and Notes (4641 S. King Dr, Chicago, Il)  


$15 (8:30 Show), $20 (10:30 Show) (Discount Friday 8:30 Show is 2 for $20)
Additional Info:  
Must Be 21 Years Old to Enter; 2 Drink Minimum Within the Venue. Call for additional information (773-373-3390).


Friday, March 25, 2016

Film Screening ★ (Hard Knock Robots ~ April 30, 2016)

  As a comedian and filmmaker, Dandrell Scott has created several hilarious cartoons.  But now, he is screening his new TV pilot, "Hard Knock Robots!"  This is an animated film about robots, struggling to make ends meet, and be accepted by their human counterparts.  The event will also showcase other films from local film makers. To attend this special film screening, please read the details below...

DATE:  April 30, 2016 (Saturday)
LOCATION:  Chicago Filmmakers Theater (5243 N. Clark, Chicago, Illinois)
TIME: 8PM - 10PM

Thursday, March 24, 2016

News ★ (Dandrell Scott's Cartoon Debuts on National TV)

The syndicated show, African American Short Films, will debut Dandrell's cartoon "Dance Dog Fever" across the country! Major networks such as ABC, FOX, and CBS will televise the show from April 9 - June 26. Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, New York, Miami, New Orleans, Phoenix, Detroit, Waco, and beyond should tune into this debut! TV listings coming soon!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Show-Time ★ (Chicago, Illinois ~ March 13, 2016)

On March 13, 2016... Dandrell Scott performs at Tantrum for "Laughs in the Loop!"  Hosted by Chicago favorite Eli Hamilton, the event will include comedy, music, and free food.  Grey Goose is also available for $6.  For more information, check out the details below...

Date: March 13, 2016  
Location:  Tantrum (1023 S. State St., Chicago, IL)  
Time:  9PM-11PM  
Price: FREE
Additional Info:  Must Be 21 Years Old to Enter.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Show-Time ★ (Jokes & Notes ~ Feb. 18, 2016)

On February 18, 2016...watch comedian Dandrell Scott perform at Jokes and Notes!  Hosted by BET Comic View's T. Murph, the show will include some of Chicago's best comedians.  Online ticket purchase is available at www.JokesAndNotes.com.  Check below for additional information...

Date: February 18, 2016  
Location:  Jokes and Notes (4641 S. King Dr, Chicago, Il)  
Time:  Doors Open at 8PM; Show Starts at 8:30PM.    
Price: $10
Additional Info:  Must Be 21 Years Old to Enter; 2 Drink Minimum Within the Venue.

Monday, February 15, 2016

News ★ (Dandrell Scott's Cartoon Will Screen In New York)

Congratulations is in order for Dandrell Scott and the cast of "Hard Knock Robots!" Scott's new cartoon was chosen for the first annual New York State International Film Festival!  It will compete for the "Best Animation" category, and the "Official NYSIFF" award.  The festival takes place during the week of July 9, 2016!  For more information, go to www.nysiff.com.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

News ★ (Open Mic Wednesdays At Decibel Bar)

Every Wednesday...comedians Ben Noble and Dandrell Scott host their comedy open mic, "To Whom It May Concern!"  All comedians are invited to work on material, while audience members are treated to a FREE comedy show with drink specials.  The event takes place at the Decibel Bar (4437 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago, Illinois).  For more info, see the details below...

Date: Every Wednesday (Until March 2016)
Location:  Decibel Bar (4437 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago, Illinois)
Time:  Signup Starts 6:30PM; Show Starts At 7PM  
Price: FREE

Friday, January 1, 2016

Video ★ (Stand-Up Comedy: Rap Songs I Can't Relate To)

Dandrell Scott (aka D Scott Got Jokes) talks about rap songs that aren't relatable, due to financial hardships! Hosted by WGCI's Leon Rogers at DJ's Sports Bar and Grille. 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Show-Time ★ (Chicago, IL ~ Dec. 18, 2015)

On December 18, 2015...comedian Dandrell Scott will perform for Jokes and Notes Annual Holiday Comedy Event!  Hosted by BET Comic View's Jay Deep, the show will include some of Chicago's best comedians.  Online ticket purchase is available at www.JokesAndNotes.com.  Check below for additional information...

Date: December 18, 2015   
Location:  Jokes and Notes (4641 S. King Dr, Chicago, Il)  
Time:  Doors Open at 8PM; Show Starts at 8:30PM.    
Price: $15
Additional Info:  Must Be 21 Years Old to Enter; 2 Drink Minimum Within the Venue.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Show-Time ★ (Charleston, IL ~ November 6, 2015)

On Friday (November 6, 2015)...comedian Dandrell Scott will be in Charleston, Illinois at the Penalty Box! Along with comedians Chris Hightower and Larry Smith, Jr., this hilarious show will be a great event for the students of Eastern Illinois University. Open to ages 17 and up, with music provided by DJ Big Tay! Additional information is listed below...

Date: November 6, 2015
Location: The Penalty Box (1419 4th St., Charleston, IL)
Time: Doors Open at 6PM; Show Starts at 7PM.
Price: $10

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Show-Time ★ (Harvey, IL ~ October 30, 2015)

On October 30, 2015... Dandrell Scott returns to his hometown of Harvey, Illinois!!!  Catch D Scott Got Jokes at the "Look'nass Clothing Fashion Show!"  The event takes place at Sugababyyy's Sports Bar.  If you want to see new clothing designs with a comedic touch, please check out this new apparel!  Additional information listed below...

Date: October 30, 2015   
Location:  Sugababyyy's Bar (15414 Park Ave, Harvey, IL 60426)   
Time:  Doors Open At 7PM; Show Starts At 8PM  
Price: FREE
Contact Number:  (708) 539-2730

Show-Time ★ (ISU Homecoming ~ October 24, 2015)

Calling all students and graduates of Illinois State University!!! On October 24, 2015... comedian Dandrell Scott will perform for ISU's Homecoming Weekend!  As an alumni of I-State, Scott will perform in the city of his alma mater at Swingers Grille!  Other performers include LaRoyce Hawkins from NBC's Chicago PD and T-Murph from BET's Comic View!  Additional information listed below...

Date: October 24, 2015 
Location:  Swingers Grille (1304 Cross Creek Dr, Normal, IL 61761) 
Time:  Show Starts At 9PM
Price: $15

News ★ (Dandrell Scott Wins At The Urban Mediamakers Film Festival)

It's official! Comedian Dandrell Scott won FIRST PLACE at the 14th Annual Urban Mediamakers Film Festival! Scott's cartoon, "Made It To The Smalltime," won the category for "Best Web Series!"  The festival took place on October 11, 2015 in the Atlanta metro-area, and screened films to hundreds of moviegoers.  Watch the episode that won first place right here! Go to www.UMFF.com for more details!

Friday, September 18, 2015

News ★ (The Art of Funny Hits Amazon)

Dandrell Scott's independent film, "The Art of Funny: A Comedian's Journey," is now available on Amazon.com! The movie centers on Scott's first years as a Chicago comedian. There is footage of his stand-up, interviews, and sketch comedy.  Buy the hard or digital copy for $9.99 and $3.99 respectively! Or rent it on Amazon Instant for $1.99. 

News ★ (Dandrell Scott's Cartoon Becomes An Official Selection of UMFF)

The Urban Mediamakers Film Festival has chosen "Made It To The Smalltime" as an official  film selection!  The animated web series was created by Dandrell Scott, and features voice-over work from several Chicago comedians! 

The event will take place October 8-11, 2015 at Hilton Atlanta Northeast Hotel - 5993 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Norcross, GA 30092 USA.  For 14 years, the UMFF has celebrated, honored, and introduced minority filmmakers. For more info, please visit www.umff.com.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Blog Post ★ (Financial Struggles of an Artist: The Creator of the Walking Dead Explains)

As an entertainer or artist, we have difficult choices to make!  There's the beauty of being creative and chasing a dream.  But there's also the harsh reality of MONEY, or lack thereof.  Many of us quit our day jobs...in order to pursue our passions full time.  Thereby, leaving us in the "poor house" or unfavorable lifestyles.  Just think about it!  That "9 to 5" gives you financial stability, but it also hinders the growth of your craft.  So you quit (which is a great move).  But what happens when your PASSION...doesn't produce the money you need for survival?  What happens when it takes YEARS for you to receive any monetary value or recognition for your efforts?  Recently, I watched a video that gave me insight on this matter.  It's an interview with The Walking Dead's creator, Robert Kirkman.  At this point in his career, Kirkman is rich, with an estimated net worth of $20 million!  Yet and still, the comic book creator recounts those initial rough years...

This interview details the "artist struggle!"  Being dead broke, engrossed in debt, and second-guessing your life goals.  It all goes to show you... no one is above the painstaking commitment of artistry!  If you want to follow your ambitions, you MUST sacrifice something!  Maintain your faith...and keep the belief that everything will work out (even if it looks bleak). Keep creating, keep writing, keep believing!  BECAUSE YOUR $20 MILLION IS CLOSER THAN YOU THINK!!!

- D Scott Got Jokes

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Show-Time ★ (Danville, IL ~ August 7, 2015)

On Friday (August 7, 2015)...comedian Dandrell Scott will be in Danville, Illinois at the Social Venue! Along with comedians Chris Hightower, Ben Noble, and Quincy McMillion, this hilarious  show will be the first of many at the Social.  Additional information is listed below...

Date: August 7, 2015 
Location:  The Social (38 North Vermilion, Danville, IL 61832) 
Time:  Doors Open at 8PM; Show Starts at 8:30PM.  
Price: $10

Media Press ★ (Dandrell Scott In The Gazette Newspaper)

As part of the "Funny First Friday" comedy show, headliner Dandrell Scott was placed in the local newspaper!  The article was written for the August 7, 2015 Gazette Newspaper for Champaign-Urbana, IL.  Check out the article online (http://www.news-gazette.com/arts-entertainment/local/2015-08-05/hightower-bringing-comedy-showcase-danville.html).

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Blog Post ★ (Only One Black Comedian At A Time)

In the year of 2015, who would be considered the funniest black person in America? A vast majority of people would exclaim… “Kevin Hart!”  Kevin has been the golden black comic since 2010, with the release of several films, stand-up tours, and tv shows.  But we don’t include other African American comedians alongside him, such as Deon Cole, Hannibal Burress, Jerrod Carmichael, and Dandrell Scott (yea, I threw myself in there…so what?).  Why?  Because Hollywood chooses one "colored" comic at a time!  Before Hart, there was Katt Williams (who exploded in the mid-2000s but hindered his own success due to drug use).  Before Katt, there was Dave Chappelle (who stepped away from comedy and the politics of Hollywood).  The list continues from there, where every decade seemed to have their "golden negro."  

Kevin Hart, the funniest black man in the 2010s.

However, this is never the case with Caucasian joke tellers!  America doesn’t pick one white guy and states, “This is our chosen one for the next few years!”  Think of the 1980s.  Ask someone who was the BLACK comical genius of that decade, and they would say, “Eddie Murphy!”  Ask someone who was the WHITE comical genius of that decade, and the list grows. “Jerry Seinfeld, Sam Kinison, Roseanne Barr, Richard Lewis, Ellen DeGeneres.”   

Jerry Seinfeld, one of the pioneers of the 1980's comedy explosion.

To understand this “hand-picked” acclaim, you have to go back to the civil rights movement of comedy.  Before the introduction of television, several comedians performed in bars, lounges, and after-hour spots.  But late night TV changed the game, where funny performers made it big from network exposure.  And the first black man to be crowned, “America’s Funniest Black Person,” was Bill Cosby.  People dislike Cosby now (due to sexual assaults and allegations), but he could do no wrong in the 1960s.  He was a favorite on The Tonight Show, had a lucrative deal with Warner Bros. Records, and starred in the weekly TV Show, “I Spy.”  Sure you had other successful people cracking jokes, like Dick Gregory and Flip Wilson.  But Bill received much more attention and love from the mass public!  Consequently, this started a trend in Hollywood, and made people of color battle each other.  All for the hopes of having solo fame and recognition.   

Bill Cosby, the first black comedian to receive mass appeal.

So, who will take the crown once the reign of Kevin Hart is over?  Honestly, I hope no one does! I would love to see a group of black comedians take Hollywood by storm.  Thus, making it hard for the public to choose one king.  I reminisce on the days of Def Comedy Jam…where there was so much talent, you couldn’t pinpoint who was the best.  Individually, you can laugh or root for any entertainer you choose.  But speaking to the entertainment industry, I say this… “There’s more than one black person on the field.  And each of us can hit a homerun, so stop allowing just one person to take a swing.”  Bad analogy, I know!  But you get the point.

- D Scott Got Jokes
(Dandrell Scott)