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WATCH: Michael Che hands out ‘Reparations Emmys’ to Black actors we love

The 70th Annual Emmy Awards were light on laughs and Black winners, but one of the night’s most entertaining moments came from event’s co-host Michael Che. The Saturday Night Live star took matters of representation into his own hands by awarding several of our favorite actors who have been overlooked by the Academy with “Reparations Emmys” in a pre-taped skit. 2018 Emmy Awards Red Carpet Photos: Black excellence shines bright on television’s biggest night The first honoree on the list was The Jeffersons‘ star, Marla Gibbs. “Your role as Florence the maid is the reason I got fired from every service job I had,” said Michael Che. “Well thank you – I think,” she responds in the video. Other honorees for the award that highlighted actors whose roles made a significant contribution to the lives of Black folks were Jimmie Walker of Good Times, Kadeem Hardison of A Different World, Jaleel White of Family Matters and Martin star, Tichina Arnold. When the actress tried to verify the ori..

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REVIEW: D.L. Hughley: ‘Contrarian’ special

D.L. Hughley is returning to his roots as a stand-up comedian with a new special on Netflix and we’ve got an exclusive sneak peek at the trailer. D.L. Hughley: Contrarian hits the streaming service on September 18 and in it, the actor, comedian, and political commentator goes in on just about everything. Performing at the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia, Hughley keeps his audience in hysterics as he tells it like it is about the hypocrisy of racism in America, being a man during the #MeToo movement, why cell phones are ruining relationships, and parents who don’t follow warning signs. NetflixCheck out the hilarious sneak peek below: The new comedy special isn’t the only thing you should be paying attention to on Netflix this month. The streaming service is adding a long list of unmissable content to its lineup this month including Black Panther (9/4); City of Joy (9/7); and Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time (9/25). Netflix also just announced plans to release an hour-long special from W..

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Patrice O’Neal Benefit announced by Bill Burr

Share This Post Bill Burr has announced that tickets are on sale now for the 7th Annual Patrice O’Neal Comedy Benefit taking place on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 7:00 PM at City Center. On November 29, 2011, one of the greatest stand-up comics of all time passed away. If you never saw him live, the genius of Patrice O’Neal is not something easily described. He was beyond a comic’s comic. For anyone who ever met him, saw him perform, was on the receiving end of his signature trash talking, or simply passed him on the street, it was an experience you would never forget. The 7th Annual Patrice O’Neal Comedy Benefit Concert is a night of stand-up comedy to honor the memory of a master comedian, and inspiration to all who knew him, and a true friend. The show is always an unforgettable one, remembering one of the best comedians of our time. In addition to giving New Yorkers the opportunity to talk about Patrice every year, the benefit always puts on a stellar line up. This year’s perfo..

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BOSS MOVES: from Niecy Nash

Niecy Nash may be getting a new gig. According to reports, the Claws star just sold a pilot for her late-night series Naked with Niecy Nash to TNT. Nash will host and executive produce the series that would have her tackling issues of love, sex, romance and relationships with regular folks. If it’s picked up, it will be the first late-night series for the network that’s already home to Claws. Former Chelsea and Chelsea Lately EP, Sue Murphy, will executive produce the series and serve as show runner. “I’m so excited to add my voice to the late-night landscape,” Niecy Nash said in a statement. “Love is the thing we were created for but it’s also the place we struggle the most… until now! This is going to be a fun and sexy ride! TNT is the perfect partner for me in this endeavor! Adding an experienced and amazing executive producer and showrunner like Sue Murphy to this mix was the cherry on top.” The series would make Niecy Nash the first late-night show host for TNT and she would b..

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