Comedy Store Suspends Performances; Laugh Factory Open, but Reduces Crowd Size

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. “During the best of times and the worst of times, the Comedy Store’s mission has always been to provide a forum for comedians to thrive and for audiences to laugh,” according to a message sent to patrons by the club, 8433 W. Sunset Blvd. “But we are currently at an unusual and challenging moment, and we believe strongly in doing what

Tiffany Haddish and Legendary Black Comedians Receive Awards at City Hall

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.

‘MICHAEL COLYAR’S MOMMA’ Charts “Ups, Downs and Zigs Zags” of Comedian’s Life

When comedian Michael Colyar talks to the LA Sentinel this past week, he has literally just had one of the most surreal experiences he’s ever had in his life. Not only did legendary soul musician Stevie Wonder just call into a radio talk show while Colyar was being interviewed, Wonder also asked Colyar for a ticket to one of the upcoming performances of his show Michael Colyar’s Momma.

Comedian Kevin Hart Injured in Southern California Car Crash, Wife Says He’s “Going to be Just Fine”

NEW YORK (AP) — Comic actor Kevin Hart’s wife says he’s “going to be just fine” following a weekend car crashthat left him with a major back injury. Eniko Hart was questioned by a TMZ reporter while visiting him at the hospital Monday. She gave no details beyond that assurance, and the actor’s press representatives did not immediately return messages seeking comment. A California Highway Patrol collision report says the 40-year-old Hart was a passenger in a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda that went off Mulholland Highway and rolled down an embankment around 12:45 a.m. Sunday. The report says Hart and the

Arsenio Hall Talks Upcoming Stand-Up Show & Political Correctness

Before January 3, 1989, white men dominated late night television shows. Audiences were familiar watching white musicians, comedians, and actors have their shot at performing in front of millions. Usually black artists were a dime in a dozen. But on that day, Hollywood finally gave birth to something it was missing. It marked the first episode of “The Arsenio Hall Show.” Unlike other talk shows, Arsenio Hall focused on providing black artists a shot of success. He gave artists such as Mariah Carey, Snoop Dogg, and Prince the freedom to express themselves on a large national platform. The show was

Comedian Earthquake: The Power Behind Stand-Up Comedy

There aren’t many comedians who can bring you to tears like Earthquake. His straightforward comedy style has propelled him into sold out shows, movies, and various television shows.  His television presence continues to grow after appearing on CBS’s new hit comedy show “The Neighborhood” starring Cedric the Entertainer. The comedian spoke to the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper about his episode, the art of comedy, and why comedians are underrated.