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New Facebook Watch Comedy Series

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..

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Sheryl Underwood has been named . . .

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 [...]

Byron Allen to host ‘Feeding America Comedy Festival’

We have a winner, . . . . 2019 ABFF

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..

Byron Allen to host ‘Feeding America Comedy Festival’

Mike Epps Can’t Stop

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..

Byron Allen to host ‘Feeding America Comedy Festival’

Review of Wanda Sykes “Not Normal”

Wanda Sykes Netflix special is “Not Normal” Wanda Sykes isn’t shy about what “Not Normal” is all about. Hardly three minutes into her first Netflix special she applies the expression to the disarray and subjective disharmony that’s become known as the Donald Trump administration. She really pines on how he affects the whole of America, [...]

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NBC Announces 40 Comedy Acts Competing on New Reality Show This Summer

Share This Post NBC isn’t bringing Last Comic Standing back, but the network is bringing back competition comedy, and they’re very excited about the new concept. It combines all the comedy types- sketch, variety, stand up, puppets, improv. Based on show descriptions, the reality competition feels a lot like America’s Got Talent, if all the acts had some sort of comedy tie in. We’re expecting the comedy likely to be much broader and mainstream than Last Comic Standing was, aimed more at middle American than hard core fans. Stand Up purists are not likely to be impressed, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t tune in. We see plenty of familiar stand up names on the roster- Jabookie Young White, Ali Siddiq, Erica Rhodes, Ian Lara and Jesus Trejo are just of few of the strong stand ups making the cut, and their inclusion on the show will be enough to inspire us to give the show a watch. NBC is planning for this show to stick around, announcing performers for their inaugural season today. ..

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Comedy Central Selects 18 Comics as Emerging Talent

Share This Post Just for Laughs has New Faces, Variety has Comics to Watch, and Comedy Central has “Up Next.” Each of these groups annually showcase who are the young comedians that industry has their eye on and this week Comedy Central named the 18 comics who they are designating as the next crop of promising performers. The “Up Next” comedians will have the opportunity to perform at Comedy Central’s own festival and signals a bright future for those selected. CC’s third annual Clusterfest is set to run later this month, and the Up Next showcases will run on Friday and Saturday June 21st and 22nd. Up Next will include 12 stand-ups as well as six variety performers who incorporate sketch/character/musical performances in their live sets. One of Philly’s funniest (and now killing in New York City), Shane Gillis is on the list of stop young stand up comedians along with Chris Estrada, Molly Kearney, Shapel Lacey, Tim Miller, Julia Shiplett, Mary Beth Barone, Ayo Edebiri, Christina Ga..

Byron Allen to host ‘Feeding America Comedy Festival’