Leesa Dean’s ―ChilltownTV‖ & ―Lele’s Ratchet Advice Show‖ Preview – February 5, 2013

2-5-2013 - Written By: David L. $Money Train$ Watts & Howard Hobson – FuTurXTV Funk Gumbo Radio – Auggie Cavanagh - Cameraman & Still Photographer

We at Funk Gumbo Radio are fortunate to be friends with a very funny and highly innovative writer and self-animator Leesa Dean. We are also extremely pleased to endorse Leesa’s new and very funny animated Urban/Hip-Hop Web Series called ―ChilltownTV‖ and it’s equally as humorous spinoff called ―Lele’s Ratchet Advice Show‖. What we like the most about ChilltownTV is that it is not merely a parody of popular negative trends in Urban/Hip-Hop culture. Leesa has created well-written and timely digital vignettes of original, ambitious and outspoken characters interacting in their crazy world of ―Hood Hi-jinks‖. Leesa also knows how to poke fun at real multi-platinum Hip-Hop stars like super producer Scott Storch. And whereas some limited-animation Web Series might focus on one extended joke or story, Leesa easily switches back and forth from multiple characters and engaging storylines in her witty and adult ChilltownTV episodes. Currently, you can check out Episode #4 of ChilltownTV that was released on February 5, 2013. So without a doubt we really want all our domestic and international Funk Gumbo Radio listeners to take a break and checkout this Web site link: http://www.chilltowntv.com for ―ChilltownTV‖ and ―Lele’s Ratchet Advice Show‖. And we hope our fans keep enjoying the great and diverse funk/rock/Hip-Hop music we are playing.
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ChilltownTV Synopsis:
Chilltowntv.com is the official home of the Hip-Hop oriented, animated web comedy, Chilltown. Based on the hit underground comic book and created, written and animated by Leesa Dean, it revolves around the lives and mis-adventures of three underground hip-hop heads(G, Marv and Plad) straight outta Chilltown, NJ. Added in the mix: G's wannabe mogul cousin K Deuce and Lele, K Deuce's girl. Designed, at times, to skewer pop & rap culture, many of the episodes center around the music biz. Starring comedy stars Wil Sylvince (Wayans Brothers, Chapelle Show, Patrice O'Neal), Dante Nero (Patrice O'Neal, Chappelle Show, co-host Black Phillip Show), Victor Cruz (Law & Order, Blue Bloods, Victor Cruz Radio Show), Richie Bulldog (Richie Bulldog Certified) and Gil T (HBO Def Comedy All-Star Jam, Apollo Comedy Hour, Showtime's Comedy Club), the series features original music by producer DJ Wally Pish Posh (Alicia Keys, Black Star, Basketball Wives, Hip-hop Honors.) Chilltown is rated MA for strong language. Also on ChilltownTV: Lele's Ratchet Advice Show (a Chilltown spin-off) - The worst dating/relationship advice you’ve ever received!!! Submit your questions to lele@chilltowntv.com. Lele answers the most desperate ones. Every Tuesday. Coming this summer to ChilltownTv.com: The Danger Squad (starring Adult Swim's Eric Andre.)

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Leesa Dean Bio:
Leesa Dean (creator, writer, animator, various characters) Born and raised in the Bronx, Leesa Dean attended LaGuardia HS of the Arts and Wesleyan University and has a BFA. Her underground comic book, Chilltown (Zeric Award winner for Best Indy Book), has been featured in The Source, Spin & Vibe Magazines as well as numerous national newspapers and radio. Primarily a writer, she has sold a number of television scripts—including ones to HBO producers Two Oceans Entertainment and BET—but was always "in development." Frustrated, she taught herself how to animate five years ago and, solo guerilla-style, has completed three full series: Chilltown, The Danger Squad and Lele's Ratchet Advice Show, all set to launch on http://www.chilltowntv.com. Leesa Dean’s interests are in post-modern literature, indie Hip-Hop, comix, indie cartoons, graphic novels, animation, tennis and alternative music.

Funk Gumbo Radio: http://www.live365.com/stations/sirhobson • @FUNKGUMBO • funkgumbo@gmail.com • www.funkgumbo.com


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