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..
Share This Post Amazon today announced that one week after the release of Amazon’s first original stand up special (that’s Jim Gaffigan on August 16), the streaming platform will drop four additional hour specials on their PRIME platform. Hours from Alonzo Bodden, #IMomSoHard, Alice Wetterlund and Mike E. Winfield will premiere Friday, August 23, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. Alice Wetterlund: My Mama Is A Human and So Am I is Wetterlund’s first stand-up special. Follow the comedian/actor as she recounts her struggles with peeping toms, cat-rearing, alcoholism and the secret alien conspiracy behind New Country music in her breakout comedy special. Best known for her scene-stealing roles in HBO’s Silicon Valley and the comedy ensemble film Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Wetterlund shines in this tour de force hour-long special taped at the Gothic Theater in Denver, CO. Produced by Comedy Dynamics and directed by Brian Volk-Weiss. Cisco Henson, Olivia Gerke, and Michael Rotenb..
Share This Post An adult-comedy animated series starring Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick called “Human Discoveries” is coming to Facebook Watch, a video-on-demand service operated by Facebook. The cast also includes Jillian Bell, and Paul Scheer plays a dude named Ugg. The central characters are living at the dawn of human civilization and slowly discover those pesky little necessities, like fire and the wheel, as well as art, alcohol, fashion, racism, small talk and monogamy making the series sound like Land of the Lost meets the Invention of Lying. Created by longtime childhood friends, Chris Bruno and David Howard Lee, the idea for the animated series was born over a shared bag of popcorn that led them to wonder about the first person to pop a corn kernel over a fire. The series evolved into a social commentary on 2019 through the lens of prehistoric times. Human Discoveries is produced by ShadowMachine, the team behind the hit series “Bojack Horseman,” and Zac Efron’s production c..
Rickey Smiley to replace Tom Joyner Reach Media’s syndicated host Tom Joyner announced his replacement will be comedian Rickey Smiley. He will take over in January and part of his cast will include the beautiful and witty Eva Marcille (yup, we love her a bit too much. Hope the new baby doesn’t do too much [...]
Sheryl Underwood Named Ambassador of the 46th Annual Bayou Classic Comedian, actress and television host Sheryl Underwood has been named an ambassador of the 46th Annual Bayou Classic, taking place November 30, 2019. Best known as the co-host of the hit CBS-television-show “The Talk,” Underwood is committed to using her visibility and influence in positive [...]
The American Black Film Festival is going down in Miami and TheGrio is front and center for all the festivities. Tons of famous faces headed down to the beach this week to mix and mingle with fans, creatives, and journalists as they premiered their projects and participated in panels about navigating the entertainment industry. ABFF welcomed stars like Omari Hardwick, Anthony Anderson, Marsai Martin, Robin Givens, Jemele Hill, Larenz Tate, Jacob Latimore, and more. ABFF kicked off with the world premiere of Shaft, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Roundtree, and Jessie T. Usher on Wednesday evening. The next day was filled with tons of screenings, master classes, and panels including a conversation with LisaRaye McCoy, who sat down with TheGrio’s Entertainment Director, Cortney Wills at the Capital One Cafe to discuss everything from Black beauty standards to fighting fear to pursue your dreams. Netflix presented their incredible documentary, The Black Godfather while TVOne treated..
Look at Gawd! No crime, no shooting, no foolishness. A Black man broke the internet by being a loving father, in addition, he’s a comic. Look at Gawd! The father who’s seen chatting with his infant son was posted to Facebook and quickly became a viral sensation. The man’s name is DJ Pryor and he calls [...]
Lavell Crawford Stand-Up Comedy Special Before we start, let’s make one thing clear, this blog LOVES Lavell Crawford. He was our first interview and we’ll always help to promote his projects. The dude is genuine, loves his family, and he’s funny as hell. With that said, Lavell Crawford is a great throwback comic who reigns [...]
Share This Post Comedian and actor Mike Epps is coming to Netflix and the streamer is promising an appropriately inappropriate no-holds-barred hour. Mike Epps: Only One Mike was filmed at Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. The one-hour special reminds us why Epps is a one-of-a-kind comedian as he reflects on the gift (and curse) of raising four daughters, overcoming childhood dyslexia and the mysterious infinite wisdom of old people. Den of Thieves’ Jesse Ignjatovic, Evan Prager, Jared Morell, and Jordan Barrow executive produced along with Naptown’s Mike Epps, Thomas Cobb, Niles Kirchner, Kyra Robinson and Royale Watkins. Directed by Kevin Bray. In addition to a giant stand up career, Epps has a lengthy IMDB, that includes movies from the Friday series, The Hangover, Resident Evil, Jumping the Broom, and he’ll appear in the upcoming Dolemite Is My Name. Epps had an HBO special released in 2006, and his first Netflix special debuted in 2015. The new special will launch globally..