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Meet Pete Davidson, Saturday Night Live’s newest addition

Meet Pete Davidson, Saturday Night Live’s newest addition

By | September 15, 2014 at 10:59 am | No comments

Comedian Pete Davidson has just become the newest member of Saturday Night Live. Hand-picked by SNL honcho Lorne Michaels to join the 40th season of the iconic sketch show, Davidson now has the opportunity to greatly build on his already growing following in the New York comedy...

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When tragedy struck firefighter Travis Howze, comedy saved his life (Essay)

When tragedy struck firefighter Travis Howze, comedy saved his life (Essay)

By | September 12, 2014 at 11:32 am | 2 comments

Travis Howze lived through the tragic death of nine of his closest friends, fellow firefighters now referred to as the Charleston 9. Up until that point, the South Carolina native spent his entire life saving people. After that night in 2007, Howze spiraled into depression and...

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Bill Burr will release Live at Andrew’s House vinyl, will chronicle his Carnegie Hall performance

Bill Burr will release Live at Andrew’s House vinyl, will chronicle his Carnegie Hall performance

By | September 11, 2014 at 12:00 pm | No comments

Listen up, comedy nerds: the mighty Bill Burr will release a vinyl album called Live At Andrew's House, a recording of his 2011 performance at Carnegie Hall. A pre-sale will begin Sept. 16 through Third Man Records and will be available wide starting Sept. 30. “As a...

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Wyatt Cenac’s Netflix special, vinyl release and national tour: get the details!

Wyatt Cenac’s Netflix special, vinyl release and national tour: get the details!

By | September 9, 2014 at 11:10 am | No comments

Wyatt Cenac's second stand-up special Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn will debut on video streaming giant Netflix on Oct. 21. The announcement marks yet another big name comedian releasing their hour-long special on Netflix. Last month we told you that Bill Cosby, Bill Burr, Chelsea...

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Joan Rivers dead at 81, ‘passed away peacefully’ (Updates)

Joan Rivers dead at 81, ‘passed away peacefully’ (Updates)

By | September 4, 2014 at 3:07 pm | 2 comments

UPDATE 6:22 pm ET: David Letterman said the following at the Late Show with David Letterman taping tonight. It will air on CBS at 11:35 pm ET. "Here's a woman, a real pioneer for other women looking for careers in stand-up comedy. And talk about guts - she would come out here...

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Robin Williams tribute on PBS airs Sept. 9: Watch a preview now

Robin Williams tribute on PBS airs Sept. 9: Watch a preview now

By | September 4, 2014 at 11:52 am | One comment

Robin Williams will be honored Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 9 pm ET when PBS premieres a one-hour tribute titled Robin Williams Remembered – A Pioneers of Television Special. The special will include Robin Williams’ last full-length television interview, “including...

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Joan Rivers update: Fashion Police suspends production as comedian is brought out of coma

Joan Rivers update: Fashion Police suspends production as comedian is brought out of coma

By | September 2, 2014 at 12:59 pm | No comments

As iconic comedian Joan Rivers slowly comes out of her medically induced coma today, E! has suspended production on Fashion Police, the show on which Rivers co-hosts alongside Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana Rancic and George Kotsiopoulos. “We will not be producing a ‘Fashion...

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Rain Pryor doesn’t approve of Richard Pryor biopic: No one desires to know the truth (Exclusive)

Rain Pryor doesn’t approve of Richard Pryor biopic: No one desires to know the truth (Exclusive)

By | August 26, 2014 at 11:32 pm | One comment

While comedy fans rejoiced today due to both Oprah Winfrey and director Lee Daniels confirming Mike Epps will play iconic comedian Richard Pryor in an upcoming biopic, Pryor's daughter Rain doesn't share the excitement, and for good reason. "I don't approve of the biopic...

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Mike Epps, not Nick Cannon, cast as Richard Pryor: Oprah and Lee Daniels confirm

Mike Epps, not Nick Cannon, cast as Richard Pryor: Oprah and Lee Daniels confirm

By | August 26, 2014 at 1:22 pm | No comments

Although it looked like Nick Cannon had snagged the role of iconic Richard Pryor in the upcominc biopic about the late, ground-breaking comedian, it seems veteran comedian Mike Epps has officially been cast. Both Oprah Winfrey and director Lee Daniels have confirmed Epps as the...

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