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Mo'Nique to host 'Shaquille' comedy special

'All-Star Comedy Jam' set to air on Showtime

Oscar nominee and talk show host Mo'Nique will emcee a celebrity-filled comedy special.

The "Precious" star will host "Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All-Star Comedy Jam" from Codeblack Entertainment, Shaq Entertainment and AEG Live.

The event will be taped in Dallas on the eve of the Feb. 14 NBA All-Star Game and is set to air on Showtime. Performers include comedians George Willborn, Mike Epps, Paul Mooney, Michael Blackson and Corey Holcomb.

"It's a testament to the strength of the All-Star Comedy Jam franchise that Codeblack and AEG Live locked in a comedienne as talented as Mo'Nique," Codeblack Entertainment CEO Jeff Clanagan said. "We're looking to make comedy history because of the chemistry between her and Shaq and all the other talented comics in the lineup."

Mo'Nique's star is rising following her Oscar nom for best supporting actress in "Precious" and wins at the Golden Globes and SAG Awards.