Tuesday, June 30, 2009

VIBE Magazine FOLDS!

We just discovered from a very reliable source- and it was confirmed through our other sources- that VIBE Magazine has folded. If you recall, VIBE was started in 1993 by music producer Quincy Jones, and grew to one of the leading music magazines in the game today. Anyway, in a meeting today the employees were all informed of the doors closing. No word on what there last issue will be to hit the stands, but we think there will be three more issues published and that will be it.

Questions or comments? Please email thehumormill.info@gmail.com!

Pepa In A New Comedy Reality Series

We just discovered that there is a new comedy series being developed for television. Once again the VH1 Network is launching this comedy series with Hip Hop legend Sandra “Pepa” Denton of the infamous group ‘Salt N Pepa’.

As you know ‘Salt N’ Pepa’ is a Grammy Award-winning group from Queens, New York that came onto the music scene in 1985. Salt N’ Pepa’ sold over 15 million albums and singles worldwide and are one of the top selling rap acts, either male or female.

Well now fast forward to 2009, and Cheryl "Salt" James is married and a Born Again Christian while her partner Pepa is still single and searching for love, and in steps VH1 with a new reality series which is a real-life comedy with eight 30 minute episodes about Pepa searching for love. The show is set to debut in the fall.

Questions or comments? Email thehumormill.info@gmail.com

Stand Up Comedy Special- Melanie Comarcho

Here is a clip of a stand-up performance of comedian Melanie Comarcho as she lets us know why women turn the lights off during sex. This clip is from the Katthouse Comedy DVD available everywhere.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Jamie Foxx Has New Sketch Comedy For MTV

Another breaking news story we have just discovered is that comedian/singer and actor Jamie Foxx is not done with his television ventures in the comedy world, he is about to launch a new comedy sketch show on MTV. So far the show is yet to be titled but MTV says that the show is going to be pushed as the next generation of In Living Color, the show that was originally broadcast on the then new FOX network. Right now the show is currently in development, with no word YET on who will star in the show. The show is being produced by FoxxKing Entertainment. Jamie Foxx will next be seen as the Host of the 2009 BET Awards and is about to star in Law Abiding Citizen along with Gerald Butler (of 300 fame).

Questions or comments? Please email us at thehumormill.info@gmail.com

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Martin Lawrence Breaks Out With His Own Animated Series & More!

News is breaking out all over the internet of what we reported several months ago about Martin Lawrence developing an animated series for the FOX network. As we originally reported the show is based on his experiences growing up in Washington D.C. and Prince George's County, MD.

Today the Hollywood Reporter also confirmed that the show will follow the adventures of 13-year-old Martin as he comes of age in the D.C. area. (Does Everybody Hates Chris come to mind here?)

Anyway, the show is going to be produced by 20th Century Fox TV and written by Rodney Barnes, who was a co-executive producer of 'Til Death, Everybody Hates Chris and the animated The Boondocks. Barnes, like Martin, grew up in Maryland.

But that’s not all; it looks like his production company Runtelldat Productions has several other projects up it’s sleeve- one is a single-camera series for the Starz Network that revolves around an interracial family. The other show a multi-camera family comedy set at a funeral home that is not yet picked up by any network.

The inter-racial show is about a white guy from a trailer park who marries a well-to-do black woman. It's based on the real-life experiences of comedian Gary Owen, the only white comedian to host BET's Comic View and a featured comic on the Starz program Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up.

Stay tuned for more on this shortly.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Codeblack About To Launch New Comedy Series

Our sources have discovered that Codeblack Entertainment is jumping into the comedy game heavily. Here is what we have discovered; besides the new comedy series currently on Showtime titled The All Star Comedy Jam hosted by Cedric The Entertainer, and the filming of the second installment of the series to be filmed at the upcoming 13th annual American Black Film Festival, we have heard that Codeblack is looking to launch a 10 episode comedy series that will be 30 minute specials highlighting fresh new comedy faces. No word yet on what network it will debut on, but our money is that there is a good shot of it debuting on Showtime.

Codeblack teamed up with basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal to present the All-Star Comedy Jam series. The series recaptures the spirit of past successful franchises like The Kings of Comedy series, and features some of today's hottest urban comics. It also provides the up-and-coming comedians with an opportunity to showcase their creativity and perform alongside the stalwarts of comedy.

For more info stay tuned! Questions or comments? Email thehumormail.info@gmail.com

The Tonight Show Great Ed McMahon Passes Away

This morning we received news that another great in the comedy and entertainment industry has passed away; Mr. Ed McMahon. Probably best known as Johnny Carson's sidekick on the Tonight Show, he has died at age 86, according to his publicist.
McMahon died just past midnight at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, agent Howard Bragman said.

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Red Grant Issue! Red Grant Interviews Red Grant!

In this issue we have Red Grant interview Red Grant and we are at the Red Carpet of the comedy film Dance Flick! Plus we have a spotlight on Mos Def, Anguz Black and Carmen Barton, and our music review, movie reviews and more! Click on the cover to the FAR RIGHT to open the new issue!!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Red Grant Interviews... Red Grant!

Since our Host Red Grant usually conducts the interviews, we decided to do something a little bit different. We went on the set of his new film titled House Arrest starring Stacey Dash and The Game and we turned the cameras on him! So, check out the interview as Red Grant the comedian interviews Red Grant the actor!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Katt Williams Ahead Of The Curve- AGAIN!

It looks like there is FINALLY a cell phone application from someone in the urban comedy world, and that person is comedian and actor Katt Williams. Katt is the first comedian to launch a cell phone application ( for the very popular Iphone) that will deliver his comedy from his stand-up specials and will also include funny catch phrases, to full clips, to the latest Katt Williams comedy news. No word yet if it will include any of his songs from his album that was supposed to drop several months ago but was pushed back. As usual, Katt is ahead of the curve in the technology scene as he was one of the first to utilize his popularity on Myspace.com, launching all of his entrepreneurial endeavors there and on his website, including ring tones and more. Katt joins other comedian Dane Cook in launching an all exclusive cell phone application featuring his comedy and other tidbits.

Blast From The Past- Eddie Murphy On The Tonight Show

This week we decided to give you a blast from the past; here is a taped performance of Eddie Murphy's 1st performance on The Tonight Show when it was still hosted by Johnny Carson in 1982. You will notice the lack of profanity! Enjoy!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Humor Mill TV- One One One With... Grady

This week we interview the comedian from Chicago named Grady, a comic who lots of industry folks are talking about. Our man on the scene comedian Red Grant gets to talk to him outside the Improv during Big Spike's Mo' Betta Mondays and, as usual, the comedy ensues. Check out the interview right here!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Humor Mill TV- One One One With... Corey Holcomb

Here is an interview with comedian Corey Holcomb as he discusses his career, from starting on NBC's Last Comic Standing, to his advice on single women with no father in their life. A very funny interview!

Questions or comments? Please email us at thehumormill.info@gmail.com

Some Past Covers You May Have Missed...