News on Ice-T, Foo Fighters, Clint Black, LFO
Rapper-turned-actor Ice-T will narrate his life story as it is acted out by an improv troupe of eight actors and comedians on the debut episode of "Lifegame." Due to air Aug. 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on cable outlet TNN: The National Network, the episode will follow Ice-T's life from the streets of South Central Los Angeles through to his music and acting career.
Adapted from a British theatrical performance that played Off-Broadway, the show "is a fascinating twist on improv comedy," says network executive VP/GM Diane Robina. "Usually the audience calls out a scene for the actors to riff on. On TNN's 'Lifegame,' real people as well as celebrities are interviewed and then see their life stories dramatized on stage with insight and humor."
Upcoming episodes of the show will feature the stories of Kathy Griffin ("Suddenly Susan"), Michael Ian Black ("Ed," "Spy TV"), Mila Kunis ("That '70s Show"), Maureen McCormack ("The Brady Bunch"), Steven Schirripa ("The Sopranos"), Nicholas Turturro ("NYPD Blue"), and Wil Wheaton ("Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Stand By Me").
-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.