Ten TV Comedy Myths Put to Rest (Hopefully)
Who doesn’t like to collect neat little bits of trivia about their favorite TV shows? People with more important things to do, probably, but this isn’t about them. Hell, if you’ve got the time, why not obsess over the stuff that interests you? You never know when you might end up o... [Read More]
R.I.P. Marty Allen (1922-2018)
Goodbye dere. Marty Allen died on Monday in Las Vegas, from complications from pneumonia. Allen was 95. He was a favorite both on TV and in Vegas casinos for decades as the wild-eyed comedy partner of Steve Rossi. I spoke with Allen three years ago for his 93rd birthday. He was still performing then... [Read More]
Dave Chappelle addresses the students of Allen University, where his great-grandfather served as president
Dave Chappelle noted the irony of speaking to students recently at Allen University, a historically black college in South Carolina where his great-grandfather Bishop William David Chappelle had served as president (and whose name adorns the administration building and auditorium where he spoke... [Read More]
David Alan Grier Has Created a “Massa Class” For Black Actors
Recently on A&E’s Black And White — a talk show that explores racial politics through a no-holds-barred comedic lens — “legendary actor and living African American” David Alan Grier was asked: “Do you feel like it’s gotten harder or easier over time for ... [Read More]
David Alan Grier Has Created a “Massa Class” For Black Actors
Recently on A&E’s Black And White — a talk show that explores racial politics through a no-holds-barred comedic lens — “legendary actor and living African American” David Alan Grier was asked: “Do you feel like it’s gotten harder or easier over time for ... [Read More]
Comics Unleashed host Byron Allen calls President Obama ‘white president in black face’ (Video)
Comics Unleashed producer Byron Allen is not pleased with President Obama. Speaking with TMZ, the former stand-up comedian Allen called Barack Obama “a white president in black face.” The comments came after President Obama referred to the protesters in Baltimore as “thugs”. ... [Read More]
Coming To The Stage gets renewed for seasons 2 and 3
It’s been about 24 hours since the new stand-up series, Coming To The Stage premiered, but in that brief time we’ve already learned that the show has been picked up for two more seasons. Comedy Dynamics made the announcement last night at the premiere party for the show and the details w... [Read More]