Martin Lawrence has agreed to host the comedy show, 1st Amendment Stand-up for Starz Entertainment.

The actor/comedian is lending his name to the showcase series; Twelve half-hour episodes have already been shot. The Hollywood Reporter says two 15-minute episodes are done to air on Starz's multiplatform approach, including linear premium cable channels, broadband outlet Vongo and mobile, as well as DVD, video-on-demand and international.

>Martin Lawrence's 1st Amendment Stand-up is set to premiere early next year.