Oscar winner executive producing new "Apollo Live" for Centric
Jamie Foxx, executive producer of the new series "Apollo Live," has a little history with the venue.
"I've been booed at the Apollo," the Oscar-winning actor and "Django Unchained" star said Friday. The new series featuring amateurs performing at the Harlem theater will air on Centric beginning Dec. 1.
Speaking at a Television Critics Association panel Friday, Foxx recalled appearing at the Apollo as a young comedian. He said Sinbad, the host, introduced him as a "West Coast" comedian, which predisposed the crowd against him.
The new series will give a fresh crop of comedians, singers and dancers the chance to be booed — or applauded — at the famed theater. It features talent advisers Gladys Knight, Doug E. Fresh and Michael Bivins. Comedian Tony Rock will host.