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...
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,..
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..
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..
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 [...]
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..
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 ..
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..
Mike Epps and Wanda Sykes are taking their partnerships with Netflix even further as it … More The post Mike Epps And Wanda Sykes To Star In Netflix Series, ‘The Upshaws’ appeared first on ComedyHype.Com | Comedy Network.
Dave Chappelle changes the game, again. Dave Chappelle is having a stellar year. Not long after making his Broadway debut, the people’s champ will soon bless Netflix with a new stand-up special titled, “Sticks and Stones.” -Really soon. Like less-than-two-weeks-from-now soon. The old rules of marketing and promoting a show don’t apply to Netflix and mega-talent [...]