R.I.P. Marva L. Moncrieffe aka Simply Marvalous
Whether you spelled it marvalous or marvelous, Marva L. Moncrieffe was simply funny. The comedian known as Simply Marvalous died Wednesday in hospice care in Baton Rouge, La. Moncrieffe was 64. She had her own HBO half-hour comedy special in 1994, and followed that up with appearances on Def Comedy ... [Read More]
R.I.P. Poppi Kramer
To most Americans, Poppi Kramer was the first person to win big by losing weight big-time on NBC’s The Biggest Loser. To New York City comedians, Kramer was a godsend. Particularly for everyone from open mic’ers to the LGBTQ community, and everyone in between. Kramer died Friday. She was... [Read More]
R.I.P. Sean Rouse (1975-2018)
Sean Rouse, a darkly funny comedian favored by the likes of Doug Stanhope, Jim Norton and Dave Attell, has died. Rouse suffered a stroke followed by a heart attack, and did not recover. Rouse was only 43. https://twitter.com/DougStanhope/status/1013151198147301376 Rouse grew up in Katy, Texas, ... [Read More]
Eurydice Dixon, 22-year-old Melbourne comedian, murdered on walk home from gig
Eurydice Dixon was just another young aspiring comedian walking home from a gig last week when she was tragically murdered. A 19-year-old man was arrested the following day with her rape and murder on a Melbourne soccer pitch last Tuesday night. Her last text to a friend, heartbreakingly ironic: &ld... [Read More]
R.I.P. Sadiki Fuller
Sadiki Fuller, a stand-up comedian from Houston who got his start in comedy in San Francisco, has died unexpectedly. He was found in his bed Saturday morning. Fuller started doing comedy in 1999. In his even younger days, Sadiki worked as a professional mascot for the Golden State Warriors. Off the ... [Read More]
R.I.P. Sadiki Fuller
Sadiki Fuller, a stand-up comedian from Houston who got his start in comedy in San Francisco, has died unexpectedly. He was found in his bed Saturday morning. Fuller started doing comedy in 1999. In his even younger days, Sadiki worked as a professional mascot for the Golden State Warriors. Off the ... [Read More]
R.I.P. Byron Yeldell, aka Spanky Brown
Memphis comedian and morning radio show host Spanky Brown has died, apparently from a heart attack. Born Byron Yeldell on March 13 (his Facebook bios alternately joke the year was 1908 or 1937), “Spanky” graduated high school in Memphis in 1980, and in his last two years, could be heard ... [Read More]
R.I.P. Byron Yeldell, aka Spanky Brown
Memphis comedian and morning radio show host Spanky Brown has died, apparently from a heart attack. Born Byron Yeldell on March 13 (his Facebook bios alternately joke the year was 1908 or 1937), “Spanky” graduated high school in Memphis in 1980, and in his last two years, could be heard ... [Read More]
R.I.P. Byron Yeldell, aka Spanky Brown
Memphis comedian and morning radio show host Spanky Brown has died, apparently from a heart attack. Born Byron Yeldell on March 13 (his Facebook bios alternately joke the year was 1908 or 1937), “Spanky” graduated high school in Memphis in 1980, and in his last two years, could be heard ... [Read More]
‘Wet Hot American Summer: The Annotated Screenplay’ to Be Released in October
Wet Hot fans, rejoice, because David Wain and Michael Showalter have something extra special coming out this fall. On Twitter today, Wain announced that he and Showalter will be releasing Wet Hot American Summer: The Annotated Screenplay. The book features a preface by Jesse... [Read More]