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Aries Spears —an OG in comedy now hosting a podcast — SPEARS & STEINBERG — 256 in the can and counting
June 10, 2021
It’s hard to embrace that little Aries Spears has been in the comedy game, so long, that in 2021 —post-COVID-19—he’s now an official O.G. of comedy. Born in 1975, the New York native has been perfecting his comedic persona since he was 14 years old, is described by Hollywood insiders as witty, charismatic, and ferociously aggressive in his comedy style. No doubt, a nod to his astrological sign which, like his name, is Aries (April 3) a zodiac symbol associated with the Greek god of courage and war.  ... read more »
Paul Gladney, a/k/a Mooney, was a comedic genius
June 3, 2021
COMMENTARY: Paul Mooney…Explained! "Quit Playin” ... read more »
The Upshaws now playing on Netflix starring and co-created by Wanda Sykes.
May 20, 2021
Baby — don’t hate the player, respect the game. ... read more »
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“I’M NOT SAYING BURN IT DOWN, YET.” — AMBER RUFFIN (THE AMBER RUFFIN SHOW, NBC) THIS WOMAN IS BUTTER!
April 8, 2021
I am thankful and excited that such a strong, creative, opinionated, dedicated and utterly focused woman of color is shaking it up, doing her thing and getting paid, television money (i.e. stupid money) in her new late-night talk show. I suggest that you download NBC’s app and watch (or listen) “The Amber Ruffin Show.” ... read more »
EJ speaks… and Everybody Laughs, A lot…
March 25, 2021
The comedian and content creator brings lots of laughs with skits, conversation and situational humor. ... read more »
Breakout comic Jason Weems talks new comedy special ‘UNKNOWN’
August 6, 2020
Jason Weems comedy special “UNKNOWN” drops August 4th. Pretty good for a dead guy! ... read more »
LAUGH FACTORY UNVEILS 148-FOOT-LONG MURAL HONORING BLACK LIVES
July 9, 2020
“This mural is an important avenue for Black artists to present societal challenges in a public and impactful way,” said Jamie Masada, owner of the Laugh Factory. “The artwork inspires us to support accountability and meaningful change as we work together to create pathways that heal our nation.” ... read more »
Comedian, Musician and Actor Barry Brewer Talks ‘Tyler Perry’s Bruh’ on BET and His Artistry
May 21, 2020
Having been in the industry for 18 years, Brewer spent a lot of time perfecting his various crafts ... read more »
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Seasoned Comic David A. Arnold Reaches New Heights with Latest Netflix Special ‘Fat Ballerina’
April 23, 2020
Known as “Comedy’s Best Kept Secret,” comedian, writer and actor David A. Arnold has finally stepped into his rightful place as the comedy gem capturing laughs around the world. Arnold’s newfound success comes on the heels of his latest Netflix special “Fat Ballerina,” executive produced by Kevin Hart. ... read more »
British-Nigerian Comedian Gina Yashere is Changing the World One Comedic Exercise at a Time
April 9, 2020
Born and raised in London to Nigerian parents, Yashere began her journey into adulthood studying engineering. However, one day while working on elevators, she decided to make a switch. A naturally funny and charismatic young lady, Yashere took to stand up comedy and the rest was history.   ... read more »
Russell Simmons Brings Back Def Comedy Jam to Raise Money for Coronavirus Ravaged Areas
April 9, 2020
Simmons is leading a group of producers who, on Sunday, April 5, will premiere “Def Comedy Jam Presents: Healing Through Laughter,” a marathon fundraiser hosted by Cedric the Entertainer. The program will air online beginning at 10 p.m. EST, and Simmons’ Instagram page will be updated to provide more information. Simmons has established a GoFundMe page with the hopes of raising as much as $100,000 to help with supplies to assist those in need. ... read more »
Comedy Store Suspends Performances; Laugh Factory Open, but Reduces Crowd Size
March 13, 2020
Saying it’s the first time such an action has been taken in its 48-year history, the famed Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip announced today it is suspending all performances through the end of March due to coronavirus issues. ... read more »
Tiffany Haddish and Legendary Black Comedians Receive Awards at City Hall
February 13, 2020
African American comedians have been pushing the culture forward for many years. Last week, at Los Angeles City Hall, a select group of Black comedians was celebrated and received awards for their success and contributions in the entertainment industry. The city leaders who celebrated the comedians were Los Angeles City Council President Emeritus Herb J. Wesson and Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson. The celebration concluded with a tour of the Bridge Exhibit in the building. ... read more »
“Obviously: Stories from My Time Line” — Akilah Hughes’ hilarious book from the mind of an obviously bright woman
February 6, 2020
Her book has 31 chapters that I believe is a clear blue print to shaping a television show ... read more »
Comedian Michael Colyar Talks Motivation, New Tour & Overcoming Addiction
February 6, 2020
Michael Colyar is bringing motivation to the masses.   ... read more »
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