In 2002 Latham Entertainment released Latham Entertainment Presents featuring the amusing antics from comedians Earthquake (Def Comedy Jam), Bruce Bruce (The Wash), Rickey Smiley (Friday After Next), Sommore (Queens of Comedy) and D.L. Hughley (Original Kings of Comedy), hosted by J. Anthony Brown (Drumline). Again capturing the tour experience on film, Latham Entertainment, in conjunction with Paramount Home Entertainment, released the VHS and DVD in the fall of 2003.
The following year, Latham Entertainment produced the much-anticipated Crown Royal Comedy Soul Festival, a 20-city tour which featured legendary R&B bands Earth Wind & Fire and The Isley Brothers, along with comedians Rickey Smiley, Adele Givens and Earthquake. The show was hosted by Bruce Bruce. This was the first time that music and comedy headlined on the same stage.
Walter Latham always has his finger on the pulse of the comedy world and proved that he was still a power player in Urban Comedy when he and Diddy co-Executive Produced, P. Diddy Presents the Bad Boys of Comedy. The show, which aired on HBO for two seasons in 2005 – 2006, was filmed live at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and was MC’d by Doug E. Fresh. Aired as nine 30-minute episodes, P. Diddy Presents the Bad Boys of Comedy features “the next generation of raw, risk taking comedians.” On November 15, 2005, Latham Entertainment and Bad Boy Entertainment released the P. Diddy Presents the Bad Boys of Comedy DVD featuring backstage interviews and bonus footage hit stores.
2005 was a busy year for Latham Entertainment, in addition to the Bad Boys project, the Latham Comedy Collection, a 4-disk collector’s edition set was also released on DVD. It features not only “The Original Kings of Comedy”, “The Queens of Comedy” and “Latham Entertainment Presents”, but also a special bonus disc packed with hilarious outtakes and deleted scenes not available in the movies. As if two DVD releases were not enough, Latham Entertainment also partnered with Zingy and Paramount to offer ringtones and wallpaper featuring excerpts from all Latham Entertainment releases to date.