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Just for Laughs Partners with Kevin Hart to Provide Virtual Festival

Share This Post You don’t need a plane ticket to attend the world famous Just for Laughs Festival, all you need is an internet connection and some information. That’s because JFL is providing 100% free programming through a virtual festival on October 9th and 10th. Over 100 artists will participate and Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud brand is upping its participation in the festival by partnering with JFL for the event. In Conversations, live discussions, and panels, designed specifically for online audiences will be the heart of the virtualfest. “As a leader in the global comedy industry, but also as a true digital comedy pioneer, we are very proud to offer this special edition in an optimized free edition format, enabling us to do what we do best, curating and creating the best of comedy, while making it more accessible than ever, to all fans across the globe”, emphasizes Charles Décarie, President and CEO of the Just for Laughs Group. “We are truly able to deliver a Festival that liv..

Tyler Perry bringing new dramedy ‘Bruh’ to BET+

Tyler Perry bringing new dramedy ‘Bruh’ to BET+

Tyler Perry is gearing up for the release of his latest series Bruh. The show’s three-episode premiere is slated for May 7 on BET+ and it’s billed as a dramedy. BET Networks has dropped the first trailer and announced a premiere date for Tyler Perry’s Bruh, which will air on BET+. The cast includes Barry Brewer, Phillip Mullings Jr., Monti Washington, Mahdi Cocci, Chandra Currelley, Candice Renée, and Alyssa Goss. Tyler Perry attends his being honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 01, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images) According to the network, the series follows four longtime friends as they navigate life and relationships through the strength of their brother-like bond. In a society where companionship between men of color is often misjudged and misrepresented [the show] depicts a healthy image of black brotherhood; embracing vulnerability without playing on stereotypical hypermasculinity. READ MORE: Tyler Perry pays g..

Just for Laughs Partners with Kevin Hart to Provide Virtual Festival

DL Hughley tests positive for COVID-19 after collapsing at comedy club

D.L. Hughley on Saturday revealed that he tested positive for COVID-19, one day after he suddenly collapsed on stage at a Nashville comedy club. Hughley, 57, took to his Twitter page to address his fans about the frightening incident. The comic was mid-joke on Friday when he began slurring his speech and subsequently fainted while three men came to his assistance. Zanies Nashville Comedy Club was hosting him for a four-day set. During treatment at Saint Thomas West Hospital, it was determined that he contracted the coronavirus. In a video posted to his Twitter page, Hughley stated that his fall was most likely the result of “extreme exhaustion and dehydration.” However, doctors performed “a battery of tests,” he said, during which he discovered he had contracted the virus that has grasped the world. “I also tested positive for COVID-19, which blew me away,” he explained. “I was what they called asymptomatic. I didn’t have any symptoms.” #ThankYouForYourPrayers #TeamDL pic.twitter...

Just for Laughs Partners with Kevin Hart to Provide Virtual Festival

Byron Allen to host ‘Feeding America Comedy Festival’

Eddie Murphy, Tiffany Haddish, and Adam Sandler will be among the slew of celebrities performing in Byron Allen’s “Feeding America Comedy Festival.” The comedy special was organized by Allen through Entertainment Studios (parent company of theGrio), the television division of his Allen Media Group. The money raised will go toward Feeding America and is co-produced by Funny or Die. READ MORE: Media mogul Byron Allen sues Nielsen for breach of contract It will air on the May 9 and be live-streamed on the Allen Media Group television networks Comedy.TV and The Weather Channel and on the free streaming service app Local Now from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. ET. In addition to Murphy, Haddish and Sandler appearing on the telecast, a bevy of other Hollywood heavyweights have also been announced. Kevin Hart, Billy Crystal, Marlon Wayans, Howie Mandel, Brad Garrett, Taraji P. Henson, Louie Anderson, Margaret Cho, Kenan Thompson, Marc Maron, Jon Lovitz, Caroline Rhea, Billy Gardell, Tim Meadows,..

Just for Laughs Partners with Kevin Hart to Provide Virtual Festival

Taraji stars in Netflix comedy ‘Coffee & Kareem’

If you’re looking for a film the whole family can enjoy together, Netflix’s upcoming cop comedy Coffee & Kareem may be just what you need. The film stars Taraji P. Henson as a single mother dating a white cop (Ed Helms), much to the dismay of her son who will stop at nothing to get rid of his mom’s new guy. The flick also stars Terrence Little Gardenhigh, David Alan Grier, RonReaco Lee, Betty Gilpin, and Andrew Bachelor. READ MORE:Taraji P. Henson drops haircare line inspired by her own hair challenges Check out the official description: While police officer James Coffee (Helms) enjoys his new relationship with Vanessa Manning (Henson), her beloved 12-year-old son Kareem (Gardenhigh) plots their break-up. Attempting to scare away his mom’s boyfriend for good, Kareem tries to hire criminal fugitives to take him out but accidentally exposes a secret network of criminal activity, making his family its latest target. To protect Vanessa, Kareem teams up with Coffee — the partner he neve..

Just for Laughs Partners with Kevin Hart to Provide Virtual Festival

Brooklyn Comedy Collective Will Pay Producers to Live Stream

Share This Post In light of the need to social distance and quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic, the Brooklyn Comedy Collective is taking its comedy online nightly at 9 PM EST on the live streaming app TVCO – and paying its producers a stipend to live stream their shows. Since its debut in March, 2018, the BCC’s core mission has been to pay comedians for their work. In a comedy scene where improvisers and performers are rarely paid by comedy theaters, The BCC has always paid its performers a significant portion of the box office, distinguishing it as a playground where experimentation and ingenuity is valued. Now, with all live events shut down for the foreseeable future in NYC, the BCC has entered into a contract with TVCO to produce a slate of 16 shows, one every night through April 8, 2020, with the possibility to extend and produce more shows. Producers of these livestreams are paid a stipend per hour-long show. The live streams are free to watch for viewers on the TVCO ap..

Just for Laughs Partners with Kevin Hart to Provide Virtual Festival

Jamie Foxx stars in Pixar flick, “Soul”

Pixar gets Soul with Jamie Foxx Over its many years of making people of all ages believe there’s good in the world, Pixar has made magic from writing stories about toys having feelings, cars having feelings, even feelings having feelings. In its latest offering set to hit theaters this summer, the beloved studio will yet again animate [...]

Just for Laughs Partners with Kevin Hart to Provide Virtual Festival

New Netflix comedy feat. Epps & Sykes

It looks like Netflix may have another comedy hit other hands. The streaming service is gearing up for a new comedy series The Upshaws starring Kim Fields, Wanda Sykes, and Mike Epps. The multi-camera comedy series centers on a Black, working-class family struggling to make it work in Indiana and we can’t wait to see Kim Fields in a leading role. According to Deadline, the Living Single and RHOA alum will play Regina Upshaw, Lucretia’s (Sykes) sister and Bennie’s (Epps) high school sweetheart, now wife, and the mother of his three children. Regina works in medical billing at a local hospital and struggles to stay upbeat and keep her family happy — and her husband in check — while pursuing goals of her own. Epps will play Bennie Upshaw, the lovable, charming, thug-adjacent head of the Upshaw family. He runs a garage in Indianapolis and is constantly butting heads with his sister-in-law, Lucretia, who believes her sister could have and do better. As a husband and father of four chi..

Just for Laughs Partners with Kevin Hart to Provide Virtual Festival

Chappelle, Hart, Foxx and Wanda Sykes: Netflix Is a Joke Fest

Netflix is taking its comedy brand to a whole new level. Netflix Is a Joke is throwing a week-long comedy festival in Los Angeles and it will feature some of the biggest names in the game. The event will span across 20 LA venues from April 27-May 3 and feature live stand-up shows, special events, and activations with comedians like Jamie Foxx, Dave Chappelle, Martin Lawrence, Kevin Hart and more. The festival will also include STAND OUT: An LGBTQ+ Celebration with headliners Alan Carr, Hannah Gadsby, Margaret Cho, Rosie O’Donnell, Sandra Bernhard, Wanda Sykes and more. Anchoring the Netflix is a Joke Fest is the closing night inaugural edition of The Hall, a first-of-its-kind hall of fame honoring the greats of stand-up comedy. Today’s biggest names in comedy including Dave Chappelle, Kevin Hart, Chris Rock, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman, Wanda Sykes and more will pay homage to and induct comedy legends George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Joan Rivers and ..

Just for Laughs Partners with Kevin Hart to Provide Virtual Festival

Don Cheadle ‘Black Monday’ season 2 trailer

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..

Just for Laughs Partners with Kevin Hart to Provide Virtual Festival