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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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Mike Epps joins Miami Heat star LeBron James’ comedy series for Starz

Mike Epps joins Miami Heat star LeBron James’ comedy series for Starz

By | March 28, 2014 at 3:04 pm | No comments

LeBron James is creeping slowly and slowly into other spheres of the entertainment world outside of the NBA. We reported last year that the Miami Heat MVP plans on shooting Ballers with comedian Kevin Hart this summer for his first starring role. Now he's executive producing a...

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Gilda’s LaughFest will feature Jim Gaffigan, Whoopi Goldberg, Marc Maron and more

Gilda’s LaughFest will feature Jim Gaffigan, Whoopi Goldberg, Marc Maron and more

By | November 10, 2011 at 8:26 am | One comment

Jim Gaffigan, Whoopi Goldberg, Marc Maron and a seemingly endless list of other big name comedians are scheduled to perform at the second annual Gilda's LaughFest, to be held in Grand Rapids, MI next year from March 8 -18. The festival has a unique position within the country's...

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Comedian Mike Epps gets served legal papers during performance; let’s watch

By | May 11, 2011 at 3:10 pm | No comments

I’m pretty sure every stand-up comic has plentiful stories of being heckled in comedy clubs, but Mike Epps' experience at the Verizon Theater in Grand Prairie, Texas takes the onstage interruption to a whole new level. During his stand-up set, Epps was served legal papers...

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Damon Wayans, D.L. Hughley, more set to headline New Orleans comedy festival

By | May 4, 2010 at 3:49 pm | No comments

New Orleans, the jewel of the American south, has been having a pretty rough go of it lately, what with all the offshore oil spillage and hurricane pounding and what have you. But thankfully, a collective of comedians are set to touch down this Memorial Day weekend, to battle...

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Mike Epps, Snoop Dogg join forces for comedy tour

By | March 9, 2010 at 10:32 am | No comments

Everything that comes out of Snoop Dogg's mouth is patently hilarious, particularly if those words are accompanied by a thick cloud of exhaled, acrid smoke. Therefore, it should come as a surprise to no one that the Doggfather will be teaming up with comedian Mike Epps for a...

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Marlon Wayans in talks to play Richard Pryor

By | October 14, 2009 at 9:10 am | No comments

Comedian Marlon Wayans is in discussions to portray Richard Pryor in an upcoming biopic about the legendary stand-up. Eddie Murphy, who was previously linked to the project, has reportedly dropped out. News outlets have confirmed that Wayans wowed director Bill Condon with a...

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Mike Epps will host BET hip-hop awards

By | September 3, 2009 at 5:35 pm | One comment

The BET Hip Hop Awards has enlisted comedian, Hangover star and Def Comedy Jam stalwart to host its 2009 ceremony. The show will be taped on Oct. 10 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center. "We are very happy to be coming back to 'The A' for the fourth go at the BET...

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