Comedy Dynamics has announced they have acquired the rights to distribute the audio portion of Rudy Ray Moore: Rude, the iconic Dolemitestar’s live concert film, and will release it through Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Pandora and more on November 29, 2019.
Rudy Ray Moore: Rudeis packed with raunchy humor and rhythmic stories about life through the eyes of Rudy’s iconic persona, Dolemite. Whether he’s delivering powerful one-liners or engaging in crowd work with his rowdy audience, Rudy Ray Moore: Rude gives listeners an insight into the folk hero we all know as Dolemite.
Rudy Ray Moore is a cultural pioneer responsible for shaking up the entertainment industry in the mid-1970s with his Blaxploitation film, Dolemite, based on a kung-fu fighting pimp. Rudy’s legacy is shining as bright as ever today, with the release of Netflix’s film, Dolemite Is My Name, which stars Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes, Keegan-Michael Key, Craig Robinson and more.
“Rudy was far more than just an entertainer, he helped blow up a genre that had previously been overlooked, and this album does a fantastic job at showcasing that. His career trajectory, resilience and dedication to his craft is an inspiring story that anyone can take inspiration from,” said Brian Volk-Weiss, CEO of Comedy Dynamics.
The deal was negotiated by Michael Epstein of Comedy Dynamics and Steve Housden from Moore’s long-time distributor, Xenon Pictures.
Founded by Brian Volk-Weiss, Comedy Dynamics, a Nacelle company, is the largest independent comedy production and distribution company. The company is behind the reboot of Mad About You featuring Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt, and has produced Netflix’s Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History, Netflix’s The Toys That Made Us, Netflix’s The Movies That Made Us, Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape, The CW’s Discontinued, Animal Planet’s Animal Nation with Anthony Anderson, the scripted comedy on Hulu There’s… Johnny!, History’s Join Or Die with Craig Ferguson, MTV2’s Wild ’N On Tour, Hulu’s Coming To The Stage, and unannounced projects for Disney+, BET+ and more. Comedy Dynamics began releasing original films in theaters and released the acclaimed independent film Slut in a Good Way in Spring of 2019. In 2017 the Comedy Dynamics Network (CDN) launched and currently distributes specials, television shows and films to all major transactional platforms such as iTunes, Amazon, Google, PlayStation, Xbox and most major telco & satellite providers, including AT&T, Comcast, Charter, Dish, and Verizon. The company has worked with a wide range of established and emerging comedic talent including Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, Ali Wong, David Cross, and many more. 17 Comedy Dynamics releases have been Grammy-nominated (with three wins), including all 5 in the Comedy Album category for the 61stAnnual Grammy Awards in 2019.