Jonathan Levine and Kenya Barris Are Working on a ‘Coming to America’ Sequel
A sequel to the 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy Coming to America is in the works at Paramount. According to Variety, the studio has hired Black-ish creator Kenya Barris to rewrite the script by original writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield, and Jonathan Levine (50/50, Warm Bodies, Snatched) is atta... [Read More]
Dave Chappelle's return and the state of African American stand-up comedy
Chappelle arrives back on the scene amid a new wave of black comedians, some of whom fit the Def Comedy Jam mold while others take after his offbeat humorIt’s hard to believe that Dave Chappelle hasn’t hosted Saturday Night Live before. It seems impossible that someone who has influenced... [Read More]
Dave Chappelle's return and the state of African American standup comedy
Chappelle arrives back on the scene amid a new wave of black comedians, some of whom fit the Def Comedy Jam mold while others take after his offbeat humorIt’s hard to believe that Dave Chappelle hasn’t hosted Saturday Night Live before. It seems impossible that someone who has influenced... [Read More]
How Cinematic Can Standup Comedy Be?
As Kevin Hart: What Now was projected onto the screen in front me, I realized what a strange experience it was to be in a small movie theater in a small audience watching a much larger audience in a much larger theater watching the same standup comedy show. Isn’t this kind of like quantum phys... [Read More]
How Cinematic Can Standup Comedy Be?
As Kevin Hart: What Now was projected onto the screen in front me, I realized what a strange experience it was to be in a small movie theater in a small audience watching a much larger audience in a much larger theater watching the same standup comedy show. Isn’t this kind of like quantum phys... [Read More]
How Cinematic Can Standup Comedy Be?
As Kevin Hart: What Now was projected onto the screen in front me, I realized what a strange experience it was to be in a small movie theater in a small audience watching a much larger audience in a much larger theater watching the same standup comedy show. Isn’t this kind of like quantum phys... [Read More]
Eddie Murphy’s Mr. Church Oscar bid: Will end up urinating on stage if Academy waits too long
Eddie Murphy is gunning for Oscar gold, accidentally. Critics are buzzing that the 35-year Hollywood veteran’s latest role in the drama Mr. Church, is his best shot at the gold since he was nominated for Dreamgirls in 2006. But Murphy says it’s kind of a happy coincidence. “I ... [Read More]
Eddie Murphy’s Mr. Church Oscar bid: Will end up urinating on stage if Academy waits too long
Eddie Murphy is gunning for Oscar gold, accidentally. Critics are buzzing that the 35-year Hollywood veteran’s latest role in the drama Mr. Church, is his best shot at the gold since he was nominated for Dreamgirls in 2006. But Murphy says it’s kind of a happy coincidence. “I ... [Read More]
Eddie Murphy’s Mr. Church Oscar bid: Will end up urinating on stage if Academy waits too long
Eddie Murphy is gunning for Oscar gold, accidentally. Critics are buzzing that the 35-year Hollywood veteran’s latest role in the drama Mr. Church, is his best shot at the gold since he was nominated for Dreamgirls in 2006. But Murphy says it’s kind of a happy coincidence. “I ... [Read More]
Eddie Murphy’s Mr. Church Oscar bid: Will end up urinating on stage if Academy waits too long
Eddie Murphy is gunning for Oscar gold, accidentally. Critics are buzzing that the 35-year Hollywood veteran’s latest role in the drama Mr. Church, is his best shot at the gold since he was nominated for Dreamgirls in 2006. But Murphy says it’s kind of a happy coincidence. “I ... [Read More]