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For one Friday, standup comedian and Daily Show correspondent Dulce Sloan is going to have the rare and impossible honor of being in two places at once. In DC, she’ll be performing on The New Negroes show as part of BYT and Tig Notaro’s Bentzen Ball. But the rest of the country will also get to see her debut television special, as it premieres as part of this year’s Comedy Central Half-Hour series.
Given her correspondent gig, Sloan is no stranger to viewers of the network. In her role, her clear voice brings humor to important and at times unfunny issues like policing and cultural appropriation. While the material is written for her, she brings it to life in a highly unique way. But in her half hour, she took the opportunity to use that “heightened version of herself” to speak on more personal experiences than might come up on the show.
In some ways, it seemed to differ from how she approached the sets leading up to the special; she noted, “a lot of times, at a lot..Read more
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 like Chappelle. No need to waste time and money telling people what’s coming or parade talent around talk shows for weeks, nope. With Chappelle you simply release a trailer and a date, and voila, mass hysteria! So just as he forever changed the landscape ofRead more
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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..Read more
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 supreme in today’s world of comedy. We’ve watched at least ten shows live and never heard the same joke told in the same way. He gives audiences something fresh, everytime. Lavell Crawford: New Look, Same Funny We’re happy to announce his new comedy special LavellRead more
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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.
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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, especially African Americans. “He has cracked Black” she notes, culling normalcy from the age-old adage, “Black don’t crack.” In addition to her usual take on politics and world affairs, Wanda Sykes also talks about being hitched to a French lady, having two white youngsters, andRead more
Comedienne Wanda Sykes Says Yes To Netflix after criticizing the service about racism and sexism. Netflix continues its quest to dominate the world of stand-up comedy, this time it signs veteran comic Wanda Sykes to a one-hours special to air in 2019. This will be Sykes’ fourth hour-long special and we can’t wait. Yeah we know, that voice can be a bit irritating after awhile, but she’s funny as hell. Comedy Needs Wanda Sykes Clever comedy is in decline, the world needs a Wanda Sykes special. In this era of social-medians (we learned this term last weekend, thanks Keysha E),Read more
Tiffany Haddish Inks HBO Deal! She’s funny, beautiful and down to earth, now Tiffany Haddish is creeping towards super-stardom. Several major news outlets report Haddish has signed a two-year first-look deal with HBO, we don’t have details but it’s safe to assume the deal includes the standard stand-up special, and some sort of development deal. We can’t wait to see what her production company, aptly named “She Ready,” puts together. While other networks seem to devalue Black Women as comics, HBO is doubling-down with the signing of Haddish. The media giant has already produced four one-hour specials for “2 DopeRead more
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Russell Simmons’ All Def Comedy We know there’s drama , but we WILL ALWAYS associate All Def Comedy with Russell Simmons. With that said, TSF is proud to announce RUSSELL SIMMONS’ “All Def Comedy” is now available on HBO and it’s SO FUNNY! Consider it a spiritual successor to the legendary Def Jam Comedy show, which helped to launch the careers of almost of of today’s greats. Likewise, this new show features established comics and promote up-and-coming talent. Industry insiders all agree this show is the truth. It’s hard to make comics laugh, but we’ve seen backstage video of comics crying! We’reRead more