DL Hughley: Def Comedy Jam was the best and worst thing to happen to black comedy

By | August 28, 2008 at 2:36 pm | No comments

In an interview published today in suburban Chicago’s Beacon News, DL Hughley claims that HBO’s hugely popular stand-up series, Def Comedy Jam – which ran from 1992 – 1997 – has become a bittersweet benchmark for black comedy. “Def Jam was the best and worst...

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Kevin Hart named new host of Comic View

By | August 28, 2008 at 11:44 am | No comments

BET’s Comic View where many black comedians have gotten there start, is getting a face lift in the fall Kevin Hart style. The show’s new title will be Comic View: One Mic Stand and is hyped to be an even fresher, hipper, stylistic version than the original.  The new...

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Thursday stand-up video: Tom McNaughton

By | August 28, 2008 at 10:50 am | No comments

Comedian Tom McNaughton envisions a time where washing your hands in a public restroom won’t be considered mandatory. Your genitals, however, would be another story. Check it...

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Video: Eugene Mirman reports from the DNC

By | August 27, 2008 at 5:14 pm | No comments

Comedian Eugene Mirman is in Denver with all the other serious reporters covering the Democratic National Convention. It’s almost as if these conventions are just huge jokes, huh? [Grabbed from Comedy Central Insider via...

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Eddie Griffin’s make up/break up with hometown comedy club

By | August 27, 2008 at 2:11 pm | No comments

Comedian Eddie Griffin’s plan on making a triumphant return to his hometown of Kansas City was unexpectedly cancelled. The Kansas City native was scheduled to return to tape a segment for his upcoming VH1 reality show, Going for Broke. One segment called for him to settle a...

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Wednesday stand-up video: Kevin Shea

By | August 27, 2008 at 11:45 am | No comments

It’s not that comedian Kevin Shea isn’t happy for Michael Phelps and his eight gold medals. It’s just that he can’t relate to that lifestyle. Check it...

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Jerry Seinfeld-inspired stock picks are here!

By | August 27, 2008 at 11:21 am | No comments

Seems even the financial analyst types are trying to capitalize on the popularity of stand-up comedy these days. Ever since Jerry Seinfeld was named the 25th most powerful celebrity on Forbes’ Celebrity 100 list and since the comedian is attached to lots of publicly traded...

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Tuesday stand-up video: Tom Simmons

By | August 26, 2008 at 10:28 am | No comments

Comedian Tom Simmons is sick and tired of the vagina being used as a metaphor for weak-willed people. It’s time for a change! Check it...

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Video: Kyle Grooms does a sick Obama

By | August 25, 2008 at 4:48 pm | No comments

I’m not usually a fan of impressions. But a few weeks I saw Kyle Grooms weave some of this Obama material in a set at Gotham Comedy Club; I couldn’t help but get giggly. Check it...

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