Comedian, Actor, Jonathan Slocumb to Host “This Is It! The Miracle of BBQ” Documentary Premiere at The Fabulous Fox Theatre

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Shelley "Butch" Anthony Celebrates 40 years in business with performances by Bishop William Murphy III, Micah Stampley, and Avery Dixon

Comedian and actor, Jonathan Slocumb

We are thrilled to have such talented hosts and inspirational performers join us! Their dedication to their craft and their commitment to the community align with our values as a company.--Mr. Shelley "Butch" Anthony III, founder and CEO of This Is It! Southern Kitchen & Bar-B-Q.

This Is It! Southern Kitchen & Bar-B-Q is excited to announce comedian and actor, Jonathan Slocumb as the host for its 40-year celebration red-carpet event, This Is It! The Miracle of BBQ, at the fabulous Fox Theatre on Sunday, June 11 at 6 p.m. Presented by U. S. Foods, the City of East Point, and The People’s Station V-103 (WVEE).

Directed, written, and produced by award-winning Tammy Williams, the first Black woman to own a production studio in Georgia, the documentary captures the life and faith walk of This Is It! BBQ’s founder and CEO Mr. Shelley “Butch” Anthony, III, who is the epitome of accomplishing great things through his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Hosted by the multi-talented comedian and actor, Jonathan Slocumb, known for his hilarious stand-up comedy routines, and appearances in many films and TV shows, the audience can expect an evening of laughter and entertainment as he takes the stage to guide them through the night’s festivities.

“I am super excited to celebrate 40 years of anything still in existence,” exclaims Slocumb. “But, being an Atlanta native, it’s double the pleasure celebrating the ‘This Is It!’ brand because I love authentic soul food and they never disappoint! As host for this spectacular event and premiere of the highly anticipated documentary, we are going to have a sho’ ‘nuff down-home good time!”

The documentary also explores the obstacles of entrepreneurship, revealing how Anthony, through his faith in God, defied the odds and overcame struggles of addiction while having a limited education, ultimately creating a rich legacy. Featuring Atlanta’s own Bruce Bruce, CeeLo, former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, and more, it is a testament to God’s goodness to This Is It! Southern Kitchen & Bar-B-Q.

The event will feature musical performances by three-time Grammy® award nominee Bishop William Murphy III, Stellar and Presidential Lifetime Achievement award recipient singer, songwriter, and composer, Micah Stampley, who will sing the documentary’s theme song, and “America’s Got Talent,” saxophonist Avery Dixon.

Red carpet and VIP hosts for the event are comedian, author, and veteran on-air personality, GRIFF, media personality and journalist, Shari Nycole, women’s rights activist, businesswoman, and V-103’s (WVEE-FM) Larry Tinsley, and Gregg Street who will welcome attendees and help make the night unforgettable. Bravo TV’s Pastor Sabrina McKenzie (“In a Man’s World”) is our VIP-room host for the evening.

“We are thrilled to have such talented hosts and inspirational performers join us for an evening at the Fabulous Fox Theatre,” said Shelley “Butch” Anthony, III, founder and CEO of This Is It! “Their dedication to their craft and their commitment to the community align with our values as a company, and we are excited to celebrate our 40-year anniversary of This Is It! Southern Kitchen & Bar-B-Q with them.”

This Is It! has been a staple in the Atlanta metro area for four decades. With its first restaurant being opened in the city of East Point, it continues to set the standard for serving high-quality, award-winning food in a fast-casual dining setting. “The secret to our success is Jesus Christ,” states Anthony, who does not take his blessings lightly.

An event designed to inspire, Anthony’s hope is that after viewing the documentary, attendees will walk away knowing they can accomplish great things through God’s grace when they have a personal relationship with Him through Christ.

The family-friendly event is free, however, you must get tickets here.

About This Is It! Southern Kitchen & Bar-B-Q
Established in 1983, This Is It! Southern Kitchen & Bar-B-Q (more recently known as This Is It! Bar-B-Q & Seafood) specializes in authentic, southern, home-style cuisine and is nationally known for its famous award-winning barbeque rib tips. For 40 years, This Is It! has been recognized for exceptional hospitality and service paired with the best authentic freshly prepared barbeque and seafood. Headquartered in Fayetteville, Georgia, This Is It! has nine corporate stores, one open franchise, and one franchise that is being built. These locations are throughout the Metro Atlanta area, offering dine-in, to-go, delivery, private and corporate catering, and three full-scale event rental spaces. The company recently began operating as This Is It! Southern Kitchen & Bar-B-Q--a reflection of its expanded and more health-conscious menu items. Learn more about This Is It! at

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