Don Cheadle and Regina Hall are back to their old tricks if the just-dropped Black Monday is any indication. Showtime debuted the new season’s first trailer at the TCAs on Monday and in it, we see Maurice “Mo” Monroe (Cheadle) looking a little crazy in the aftermath of the largest stock market crash in history. Don Cheadle and Regina Hall are Wall Street’s worst nightmares in ‘Black Monday’ Judging by the trailer, this season will see Dawn (Hall) and Blair (Andrew Rannells) in charge now that Mo is on the run and they quickly learn how hard it is to be the boss. “The exciting part about doing the second season was we sort of left Blair at the end of Season 1 on the precipice of making a lot of personal decisions,” Rannells said during the show’s TCA panel, “and then this season we really got to launch into them. He gets dark real fast.” We can’t wait to see who will take the fall for the crash or the murders that went down during season 1. Loose lips: Don Cheadle refuses to do mo..
Who knew that after 30-plus years in a career that has ranged from small stages at tiny nightclubs to the biggest stages at the most exclusive venues (and also movies, and a modern classic TV show), Dave Chappelle would wind up with one of the highest honors given to comedians and comedy writers? But in his eight-minute acceptance speech, given in October but released this week, he managed to speak volumes — which he usually does — and makes the remarks about culture and comedy that has kept him on the edge all these years. So here are the top four takeaways from Chappelle accepting the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. OPINION: Dave Chappelle’s new Netflix comedy special is funny, but I can see why people are mad On the First Amendment: “I know comics that are very racist and I watch them on stage and everyone’s laughing and I’m like “hmm that m*****f*****r means that s**t….It’s not that serious. (The) First Amendment is first for a reason. Second Amendment is just in case the ..
Eddie Murphy is the Emperor of Comedy, period. He’s written, directed, produced and starred in some of the funniest movies ever mad. Oh, and he was one of the most celebrated comedians ever. However, there’s one thing he regrets. Eddie Murphy could’ve been on “We Are the World,” the charity single written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie that featured [...]
Share This Post For one Friday, standup comedian and Daily Show correspondent Dulce Sloan is going to have the rare and impossible honor of being in two places at once. In DC, she’ll be performing on The New Negroes show as part of BYT and Tig Notaro’s Bentzen Ball. But the rest of the country will also get to see her debut television special, as it premieres as part of this year’s Comedy Central Half-Hour series. Given her correspondent gig, Sloan is no stranger to viewers of the network. In her role, her clear voice brings humor to important and at times unfunny issues like policing and cultural appropriation. While the material is written for her, she brings it to life in a highly unique way. But in her half hour, she took the opportunity to use that “heightened version of herself” to speak on more personal experiences than might come up on the show. In some ways, it seemed to differ from how she approached the sets leading up to the special; she noted, “a lot of times, at a lot..
Tiffany Haddish is doing her best to bring some of her fellow, female comedians on her ride to fame in her new Netflix special, Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready. In it, she features six female comedians she has gotten to know and love over the years. Haddish hosts and executive produces the series along with Emmy-nominated Wanda Sykes and Page Hurwitz. One of the hilarious women you’ll meet on the special is Chaunte Wayans, a less-famous (for now) member of the infamous Wayans family. We caught up with the comedian to find out how she has navigated the comedy world with such a famous last name, and what it’s like to put her sexuality on full display. Tiffany Haddish explains why she won’t perform in Georgia Some folks may recognize Chaunte Wayans from Wild’N Out, but she certainly hasn’t reached the level of fame as many of her family members. “I think in the beginning it was a little bit, more of I was adamant about starting a name for myself. When I first started my stage nam..
Guess who’s back! Eddie Murphy has been gearing up to make a big comeback with a highly anticipated sequel on the way and a return to the Saturday Night Live stage as host in December for the first time in 35 years. And now there’s news that the iconic comedian is also planning to return to his comedy roots with a new standup tour in 2020. —Eddie Murphy set to return to ‘SNL’ as host for first time in 35 years— This is going to be epic. Murphy revealed in a Netflix podcast, Present Company with Krista Smith, that he plans to do a comedy tour, saying: “… and then next year in 2020 I’m going to go on the road and do some stand-up.” That statement coincides with the rumors that swirled that he was inking a multimillion-dollar deal to do a Netflix standup special but he didn’t directly address that, Deadline repots. Murphy recently wrapped up the movie Dolemite Is My Name about stand-up comedian Rudy Ray Moore for Netflix. And he’s in the midst of filming the sequel to Coming 2 Ame..
Mo’Nique is still busying herself with other women’s pockets. First, she shed tears over Whoopi Goldberg‘s allegedly paltry salary after 10 years on “The View.” And now she is asking if Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson was paid “fairly” by Tyler Perry. Back in June, Henson said Tyler Perry finally paid her closer to her… The post Mo’Nique demands to know if Tyler Perry paid Taraji P. Henson fairly appeared first on Rolling Out.
Dave Chappelle will soon add the coveted Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to his growing list of honors and recognition. Chappelle will receive the award at the Kennedy Center in New York in October. As the 22nd recipient, Chappelle will join an elite list of the world’s funniest comedians, performers and authors. Past winners… The post Dave Chappelle adds Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to list of honors appeared first on Rolling Out.
It’s finally time for the world to see what Robin Thede has been cooking up for HBO in her hilarious new series A Black Lady Sketch Show. Here are 5 reasons to watch: Robin Thede is kind of a genius. There’s something truly special about Robin Thede and her knack for nailing comedy in a smart, innovative way. While we loved her BET series, The Rundown with Robin Thede, A Black Lady Sketch Show lands this brilliant mind in her sweet spot. In fact, she has been honing her sketch comedy skills since she was an undergrad at Northwestern University, where she helped birth the beloved, annual production, Out Da Box. The all-star cast. Thede is joined by an all-star cast of hilarious women including Gabrielle Dennis, Quinta Brunson, and Ashley Nicole Black. All of these names should sound familiar, but if they don’t, they’ll be rolling off your tongue as you cackle with your friends about their antics on the show. Each one brings her own unique style to the series that manages to depict so..