NBC’s comedy streaming service Seeso has acquired two stand-up specials, featuring Tyree Elaine and Robert Powell, as well as the exclusive rights to web series “Blackie Sack,” from Russell Simmons‘ All Def Digital (ADD).
“We’re very excited about what NBC is building with Seeso,” said Russell Simmons, ADD co-founder and Chairman. “At ADD, our mission is to shine a light on the hottest new talent. Our company is an accelerator for social video stars, but also for emerging comedic actors, sketch and improv artists, and of course stand-up comics.”
Web series “Blackie Sack” follows Leon Sugarfoot, the world’s only African-American hacky sacker and owner of his crew the “Hackie Sack Millionaires.” It debuted in 2013.
Seeso initially plans to release two stand-up comedy specials, which will be filmed in front of live audiences in Los Angeles. Seeso will now also be the exclusive distribution outlet for all 34 episodes of “Blackie Sack.”