Posted by | Ray Cornelius

My good friends over at ASPiREtv hosted an exclusive buzz party on Tuesday evening to celebrate the premiere of their new sketch comedy show, “Comic Edge.” The VIP event took place at Top Golf Atlanta Midtown and featured the show’s cast including  Robert Powell (Shaq All-Star Comedy Jam),  Sydney Castillo (Fifty Shades of Black), Trey Moe (American Dirtbags) and Donnivin Jordan (“Laff Mobb’s We Got Next”).

CE10 Host Robert Powell takes a swing during a round of golf

Robert Powell taking a swing on the green

Attendees were able to socialize with the comedians over complimentary food and drinks while also enjoying several rounds of golf in reserved bays. The cast discussed what viewers can expect from “Comic Edge” and explained how it will provide non-stop laughter on real-life topics through sketch comedy, stand-up and improve.

CE12 Marquita Goings, Rod Minger, Dawn Halfkenny

Actress Dawn Halfkenny (right) with attendees

The goal of “Comic Edge” is  to bring a message of change through comedy. The skits contain issues that plague the African-American community and will bring humor to everything from politics to dating and pop culture.


Robert Powell

“We are excited about this edgy and entertaining new series that will introduce ASPiRE viewers to fresh faces and new voices of up and coming comedians,” said Melissa Ingram, vice president, channel operations and business affairs, ASPiRE. “The vision for the network is to provide a platform for emerging talent as well as the generation of entertainers.”

CE1 Porsha Ferguson, Rita Davis, Reece Odum

Porsha Ferguson, Rita K. Davis and Reece Odum

A number of ATL celebrities were invited including actresses Porsha Ferguson (“Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots”), Dawn Halfkenny (“Saints & Sinners”) Reece Odum (“Saints & Sinners”), WEtv star Stevie Baggs (“Match Made In Heaven”) and TV/film actress Lisa Arrindell Anderson.  Check out more photos and a trailer for “Comic Edge” below:

CE4 Stevie Baggs, Jr.

Stevie Baggs from WEtv’s “Match Made in Heaven”


CE3 Lisa Arrindell Anderson

Actress – Lisa Arrindell Anderson

CE11 ASPiREtv Staff with the Cast

The “Comic Edge” stars with ASPiRE staff

ASPiRE’s “Comic Edge” airs TONIGHT at 10 p.m. EDT