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February 11, 2009 11:13 ET

Comedian Mike Epps to Release Comedy DVD "Funny Bidness" on April 7th, 2009

Debut CD, "Great Eppspectations," to Be Released on May 19th, 2009

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 11, 2009) - After years of making us laugh with his long-running standup comedy tours and film roles, Mike Epps is finally set to release his second comedy DVD, "Funny Bidness," the long awaited follow up to his 2006 Platinum-selling "Inappropriate Behavior." The DVD is a fusion of Epps' stand up material and his Man of the Street series across the country.

The DVD will be followed by Epp's debut CD, "Great Eppspectations." The CD features Snoop Dogg, Kid Rock, T.I and Slim Thug. The album combines Epps' off the wall humor with solid hip hop beats to create some of the funniest tracks around. The album is being released by E1 Music on May 19, 2009.

The hilarious video for the first single, "Big Girls," was recently added to BET and can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxoCD7-k0f8.

Epps also has two feature films to be released this year. First he will star in the Summit Films comedy "Next Day Air" alongside Mos Def and Donald Faison, due in theatres May 8, 2009. Then Epps will light up the screen again in "Janky Promoters," the highly anticipated comedic reteaming of Epps and Ice Cube due out July 2009 for Dimension Films. The film was directed by long-time music video director Marcus Raboy whose has helmed the videos of such music stars as Sean Kingston, Sting, Mary J. Blige, Notorious B.I.G., Santana and countless others.

Epps first gained notoriety when he appeared in 1995 on the Def Comedy Jam tour and appeared on HBO's Def Comedy Jam Broadcasts. Since then, Epps has cultivated a stellar film career and has appeared in such films as "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins," "All About the Benjamins," "Next Friday," "Bait," "How High," "Friday After Next," "Talk To Me," "The Fighting Temptations," "Resident Evil: Apocalypse," "Roll Bounce," "Something New," "Guess Who," and "The Honeymooners." Epps was also the voice of Sonny in "Dr. Doolittle 2" and had a hilarious cameo in the '08 blockbuster "Hancock."

In 2007, Epps' one-hour comedy show "Inappropriate Behavior" aired on HBO and was one of the network's top rated specials of the year.

When Epps isn't filming, he is busy touring the country performing his stand-up.

For more on Mike Epps, please visit www.myspace.com/eppisodes.

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