7 of the Most Confusing Twists in Comedy History
There’s no shortage of confusing behavior going on in the entertainment industry. At this stage, the job description for becoming a celebrity might as well include something about carrying on in ways that nobody can understand. Comedians are generally the only ones we can turn to in order to m... [Read More]
August 2017 Standup Roundup: Tiffany Haddish, Maz Jobrani, and More
August was a politically charged, incredibly diverse month for standup specials. By the numbers we had: a special about immigration from an immigrant, a special about border politics from a Latino, a special about finally making it from a formerly homeless woman of color, a special about “the ... [Read More]
Review: George Lopez, “The Wall: Live! From Washington, D.C.” on HBO
Three days before Trump threatened to unleash “fire and fury like the world has never seen,” comedian George Lopez was lobbing all sorts of F-bombs at the president from inside Washington, D.C., during his live HBO performance Saturday night, The Wall: Live! From Washington, D.C. As I wr... [Read More]
Watch a preview scene from The Comedy Get Down on BET with George Lopez, Cedric The Entertainer and D.L. Hughley
Fresh off of the summer TCA rounds, BET has released this scene from the upcoming sketch-reality series The Comedy Get Down, starring Cedric The Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez and Charlie Murphy. In this scene, George, Ced and D.L. meet with one of their sponsors to try to ne... [Read More]
This week on TV: Maz Jobrani immigrates and George Lopez smashes the wall
This week we have not one, but two stand-up specials drop on us. Surprisingly enough, they’re both about the minority… MORE This week on TV: Maz Jobrani immigrates and George Lopez smashes the wall appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
This week on TV: Maz Jobrani immigrates and George Lopez smashes the wall
This week we have not one, but two stand-up specials drop on us. Surprisingly enough, they’re both about the minority… MORE This week on TV: Maz Jobrani immigrates and George Lopez smashes the wall appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
The late Charlie Murphy will still co-star in BET’s The Comedy Get Down, coming Fall 2017
Charlie Murphy (“Charlie Murphy!”) may have died in April, but his comic legacy lives on, not only in the fourth season of Power on Starz, which began airing this summer — but also the forthcoming first season of The Comedy Get Down, coming to BET. BET had announced the semi-script... [Read More]
Anthony Anderson guest hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live
So it looks as though Jimmy Kimmel will continue showing how much David Letterman inspired him as a talk show host by also using his paternity leave to churn through guest hosts as one-night stands, rather than picking a semi-permanent replacement. For Wednesday night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, the ... [Read More]
Review: “I Am Battle Comic” by Jordan Brady
Jordan Brady, a former (and still) stand-up comedian turned filmmaker, has found a renewed love for comedy a generation after he first entertained audiences in person and on TV with his own reimagining of what porn films should sound like (whether you say “Bow-chicka-bow-wow” or “w... [Read More]