RIP John Witherspoon The Death of a comic is a sad occasion, John Witherspoon is the latest to be called home. Today, many social media timelines are filled with quotes of “Bang-Bang,” the infamous, “you’ve got to coordinate” and other pearls of comedy gold brought to life by Witherspoon’s many characters. Mine for some reason [...]
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..
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 [...]
Dave Chappelle will soon add the coveted Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to his growing list of honors and recognition. Chappelle will receive the award at the Kennedy Center in New York in October. As the 22nd recipient, Chappelle will join an elite list of the world’s funniest comedians, performers and authors. Past winners… The post Dave Chappelle adds Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to list of honors appeared first on Rolling Out.
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..
The power couple just made a power move. Variety reports that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have launched a multimedia company called Westbrook Inc. that will back their projects, as well as their children Jaden and Willow Smith, who are both actors and musicians. The famed couple made the announcement on Wednesday and said the goal with each project they produce is to empower and entertain people at the same time. Jada Pinkett Smith (left) and her husband Will Smith (right) announced that they’ve started a multimedia company. (Photo: FilmMagic via Getty Images) “We are so excited to announce this new venture and fully immerse ourselves in all areas of the media and entertainment space,” said the Smiths in a statement. “With our incredible team of family, chosen family, and longtime business partners, Westbrook Inc.’s mission is to spread positive ideas, art, and products that entertain and empower the greatest number of lives, inspiring the next generation of artists to do goo..
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..