Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Humor Mill TV Presents... Joe Clair

Here is a hilarious interview with the so candid Joe Clair as he talks about his new addition to his family and what he has going on in the world of comedy and entertainment- if anything at all. Check out the interview as candid Joe tells it like it is!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Stand Up Comedy Special- Jonathan Gates

Here is a portion of a comedic performance by Boston's own comedian Jonathan Gates as he performs on Martin Lawrence's 1st Amendment on the Starz Network. Make sure you check out each new episode every Friday Night (Check your local listings)!

Stand Up Comedy Special- Courtney Gee

Here is a portion of a comedic performance by comedian Ronnie Jordan as he performs on Martin Lawrence's 1st Amendment on the Starz Network. Make sure you check out each new episode every Friday Night (Check your local listings)!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Chris Tucker Hits The Stage- Is He Preparing For His Tour?

If you remember a couple of weeks ago we announced to you that comedian and actor Chris Tucker, probably most famous for his Rush Hour film franchise and the film Friday had recently agreed to put on a comedy tour with AEG Live.

Well to add a little further proof to our claim, last night at The Laugh Factory during the Chocolate Sundaes Comedy Show we got a chance to see Tucker hit the stage and work out some of his new material.

Now, as we reported there is no word yet on set tour date or who will open up for him, but we did discover the tour is set up for about 20-30 cities and is set to begin this fall.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Halle, Oprah, Beyonce, Mariah & More Rumored To Be In New Tyler Perry Film

A couple of weeks ago it was reported that Lionsgate Films had tapped Tyler Perry to write, direct and produce an adaptation of the 1975 play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf." The film is slated to be the first project for Perry's 34th Street Films production company, housed at Lionsgate.

Well during that time we discovered that "For Colored Girls" will begin shooting in Atlanta in November, with Lionsgate planning a release next year. In case you hadn't heard the play is a series of 20 poems telling stories of love, abandonment, domestic abuse and other issues faced by black women.

Since the news broke about For Colored Girls, we have heard a rumor about the casting of the film, and rumor has it that Halle Berry, Oprah Winfrey, Cicely Tyson, Kimberly Elise, Ruby Dee, Maya Angelou, Angela Bassett, Thandie Newton, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Beyonce and Alfre Woodard have all joined the new film. Word has it that the deals are being put into place and an announcement should be made soon. We will have more on this as it develops.

"For Colored Girls," written by Ntozake Shange, was first performed in 1975; it was made into a 1982 telepic with Shange, Laurie Carlos, Trazana Beverly, Alfre Woodard and Lynn Whitfield for PBS' "American Playhouse" banner. A Broadway revival, produced by Whoopi Goldberg and starring India.Arie, was announced for the 2008-09 season but got yanked last summer when funding fell through.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Dwayne 'The Rock" Johnson & Samuel L Jackson in New Comedy Film

It looks like the cast is growing of the Damon Wayans Jr. film we told you about last week. News has just dropped that the film titled The Other Guys, has now secured Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson in the cast, along with Eva Mendes Michael Keaton, Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg and Steve J. Coogan.

The Rock and Jackson play an elite cop team whose exploits are the envy of the department and the second-tier fellow cops played by Ferrell and Wahlberg. Actor Steve J. Coogan will play the villain in the film.

Be on the look out for more news, as we hear Other Guys is set to bow Aug. 6, 2010.

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Bill Bellamy On Humor Mill TV

Here is an interview with comedic actor and Host Bill Bellamy as he discusses his upcoming season of Who's Got Jokes and a couple of other projects he is working on. Check out the interview!

Stand Up Comedy Special- Ronnie Jordan

Here is a portion of a comedic performance by comedian Ronnie Jordan as he performs on Martin Lawrence's 1st Amendment on the Starz Network. Make sure you check out each new episode every Friday Night (Check your local listings)!

Behind The Scenes: An Interview With... Ronnie Jordan

Here is a behind-the-scenes interview with comedian Ronnie Jordan as he discusses how he feels when he hits the stage and what he focuses on to get him by his routine. You can check out his comedy performance on this week's episode on Martin Lawrence's 1st Amendment on the Starz Network. Make sure you check out each episode every Friday Night (Check your local listings)!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Martin Lawrence Performing on Stage Last Night In Hollywood!

Well, well, well. Look who’s back doing comedy?! After six long years of gracing the stage comedic actor Martin Lawrence has been hitting the stages in and around the Hollywood area. Last night at the Comedy Store we were able to catch a glimpse of what is in store, and all of you Martin Lawrence fans will be pleasantly surprised. According to Martin, he stated, “you will see a lot more of me!” We can say that it sounded like he is about to start his comedy comeback, doesn’t it?

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Stand Up Comedy Special- Mark Viera

Here is a portion of a comedic performance by New York's own, comedian Mark Viera as he performs on Martin Lawrence's 1st Amendment on the Starz Network. Make sure you check out each the episodes every Friday Night (Check your local listings)!

Stand Up Comedy Special- Michael Blackson

Here is a portion of a comedic performance by Philly's own, comedian Michael Blackson as he performs on Martin Lawrence's 1st Amendment on the Starz Network. Make sure you check out each the episodes every Friday Night (Check your local listings)!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Partnership Announced Between The New York Comedy Festival & The People's Choice Awards

The New York Comedy Festival (NYCF) announced last week that a new partnership with the People's Choice Awards that will provide two unique opportunities for both comedians and fans to participate in this year's festival. For the first time ever, festival-goers will have the chance to vote on and present an official People's Choice Award during the "New York's Funniest Stand-Up" competition, an event that showcases the most talented newcomers and established comedians in New York. The winner of the competition will receive the prestigious crystal People's Choice Award and will be recognized during the 2010 People's Choice Award live broadcast on CBS.

Additionally, the People’s Choice partnership offers aspiring comedians across the nation the opportunity to perform live as an opening act for one of the following NYCF’s headlining comedians: Tracy Morgan, Artie Lange, Mike Epps, Bill Burr, Patton Oswalt or Mike Birbiglia. Performers can submit a three-minute comedy routine from Sept 21 through Oct 7 on www.peopleschoice.com. A NYCF panel will post the top three performers back on the site on Oct 9 for fans to vote for their favorite and ultimately decide which comedian to send to New York to perform during the New York Comedy Festival. The winner will be announced Oct 23. In addition to performing in New York during the Festival, the winner is invited to attend the 2010 People’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles.

The 2009 NYCF is presented in association with Comedy Central. The festival is produced by Carolines on Broadway and United Entertainment Group. Media sponsors include Time Warner Cable Media Sales- NYC, Time Out New York, the New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, Myspace.com, and People’s Choice Awards. Jameson is the official Irish whiskey, Travelocity is the official travel sponsor, and The Shoreham Hotel is the official hotel of the 2009 New York Comedy Festival.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Humor Mill TV- At Shaq's Comedy All Star Jam Episode 3

Here is the latest segment of episodes from the Shaq Comedy All Star Jam at the Nokia Theater in Hollywood. Our Host Kalia Silva interviews comedian Kevin Hart as soon as he gets off the stage from his performance. Be sure to stay tuned for future episodes from the Nokia Theater and The Shaq Comedy All Star Jam with Codeblack Entertainment.

Mo'Nique Names Rodney Perry As New Co-Host For Her New Talk Show

As we have reported several times over the past couple of weeks, The Queen Of Comedy herself Mo’Nique is preparing for her Oct. 5th launch of her BET talk show titled The Mo’Nique Show. We even told you of some of her guests when the show launches, and they include Arsenio Hall, Morris Chestnut, David E. Talbert, Hill Harper, Boris Kodjoe with wife Nicole Ari Parker, Ms. Laura Hayes, Adele Givens and Sommore just to name a few.

Now you know as a Talk Show Host you have to have an excellent co-pilot, a co-host with you that can carry you to the finish line, and we think Mo’Nique did just that as it has been announced that her official co-host of her new show is comedian Rodney Perry.

You may know Perry from Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes as the man on the streets, and from hitting the comedy stages across the country, as a co-host with Mo’Nique on her syndicated radio show, and of course as a Host for Humor Mill TV.

Well, now you will see a lot more of Perry, so stay tuned for the debut of The Mo’Nique Show on BET on Oct. 5th.

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

American Comedy Awards Back & With Comedy Central!

The preeminent brand in comedy has joined forces with the preeminent producer of awards shows to reboot and re-brand the American Comedy Awards, a new, annual event that will honor and celebrate the world of comedy, it was announced today by Elizabeth Porter, SVP, specials and talent, COMEDY CENTRAL. The American Comedy Awards, a partnership between COMEDY CENTRAL and the Emmy® Award-winning Don Mischer Productions, will celebrate and reward the year's best in film, television, digital shorts and performance. Scheduled to premiere in 2010, the “American Comedy Awards," will premiere simultaneously across all of MTV Networks Entertainment Group channels: COMEDY CENTRAL, Spike TV and TV Land.

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LeBron James Jumps Into New Comedy Film

In case you haven’t heard, NBA superstar LeBron James is making a feature film debut playing himself in a new comedy film titled Fantasy Basketball Camp, from Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment comedy.

The film is described as a comedy about five guys from different backgrounds who come to Vegas to live out their fantasy by attending the LeBron James Adult Basketball Camp. While it should be enough that these dreamers get to breathe the same oxygen as their hero, the campers drag James into their various life issues, ranging from serious to idiotic.

Brian Grazer is producing the film, and he said the picture came out of meetings he had with James and his partner Maverick Carter, and their encounters that left Grazer feeling confident the Cleveland Cavaliers star could make the same easy transition to the screen that Eminem did in his screen debut on 8 Mile, which Grazer also produced.

The intention is to begin production next summer of the new film.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wanda Sykes Lands Another Special On HBO

This just in: Comedian and actress Wanda Sykes, who has starred in sitcoms and feature films, won Emmys® for her comedy writing and sports commentaries, and even entertained Presidents is returning to HBO for her second solo special on the network titled WANDA SYKES: I’MA BE ME which debuts Saturday, Oct. 10th exclusively on HBO. (Check your local listings)

Taped in August before a live audience at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., the special features the outspoken comic performing material featured in her current national stand-up tour, where she addresses such topics as having a new “cool” black President, coming out, the real Michelle Obama, being a new mom, getting her first bikini wax, health care town halls, pirates and working as an entertainer on a gay cruise.

Sykes has been an HBO mainstay for many years. The Emmy®-nominated Wanda Sykes: Sick and Tired,her first solo special on the network, debuted in 2006. As one of the writers on The Chris Rock Show, she shared an Emmy® in 1999 for Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program, and also won Emmys® in 2002 and 2004 for her humorous commentaries on Inside the NFL. In addition, she has appeared frequently on Larry David’s hit HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm, and will be featured on the new season of the show, which kicks off Sept. 20th.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Humor Mill TV- At Shaq's Comedy All Star Jam Episode 2- DeRay Davis

Here is an interview with DeRay Davis at Shaquille O'Neal's All Star Comedy Jam in Los Angeles with Codeblack Entertainment.

Damon Wayans Jr. Adds Another "Flick" To His Résumé

We just discovered that actor/comedian and writer Damon Wayans Jr. has joined another new comedy film titled The Other Guys, along with Eva Mendes and Michael Keaton.

In case you haven't heard about the film, it stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg as cops in the action-comed and is scheduled for an August 6th release by Sony Entertainment.

Wayans was a writer, actor and story editor on his father's sitcom My Wife and Kids and recently starred in the Paramount comedy titled Dance Flick.

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Mike Epps To Premiere New Comedy Special On Showtime

We just discovered that actor/comedian Mike Epps (of Friday After Next, Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, All About the Benjamins fame) returns to the mic with a hot new stand-up comedy special titled MIKE EPPS: UNDER RATED...NEVER FADED & X-RATED premiering on Saturday, October 3rd at 10:40 PM ET/PT on SHOWTIME.

Filmed at the historic Fox Theatre in Detroit, MI., Epps gets the house rocking with his unique and hilarious observations of married men, black/white family dynamics and a spot-on impersonation of a popular crime scene investigation series. Legendary hip hop emcee Doug E. Fresh also makes a special appearance.

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Humor Mill TV- At Shaq's Comedy All Star Jam

Here is the latest in comedy news and entertainment with our Hosts Kalia Silva and Red Grant as they cover the Shaq Comedy All Star Jam at the Nokia Theater in Hollywood. We have all of the latest news, and more! Be sure to stay tuned for future episodes from the Nokia Theater and The Shaq Comedy All Star Jam with Codeblack Entertainment.

Is There About To Be A Queens Of Comedy ReUnion?!

Its seems that the news out of Mo’Nique’s camp isn’t slowing down anytime soon. As we stated in our post yesterday, Mo'Nique is preparing for her Oct. 5th launch of her BET talk show titled The Mo’Nique Show. So far, her line up for her first week is stellar.
As we reported, Mo’Nique intends to dedicate a show to Arsenio Hall, plus she landed a very rare interview with Morris Chestnut and David E. Talbert as they discuss Talbert's upcoming DVD release of his blockbuster play titled Love In The Nick Of Tyme.

Today she taped an episode dedicated to relationships with her guests that included actors Hill Harper discussing his new book titled The Conversation, and Boris Kodjoe with wife Nicole Ari Parker.

But the biggest bombshell we discovered today was that Mo’Nique is planning on dedicating a show to the Queens Of Comedy, Ms. Laura Hayes, Adele Givens and Sommore. If you remember The Queens Of Comedy Tour, originally produced by Walter Latham, was ultimately captured live onstage in Memphis during their triumphant and filmed for a theatrical release.

Anyway, as of this writing we hear that the reunion show will be broadcast in October. Stay tuned!

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

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Here is a clip of the new show titled Love That Girl, which is a TV sitcom Executive Produced by Martin Lawrence, directed by Bentley Kyle Evans, and edited by Richard Gumbs III. The show stars Tatyana Ali, Phil Morris, Alphonso McAuley, Kendyl Joi, Peter Oldring, Mark Adair-Rios, Bresha Webb and is from the producers and creators of Martin, The Jamie Foxx Show, Full House, Hangin with Mr. Cooper, and Laverne & Shirley. Be on the look our for the network info coming soon!

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Behind The Scenes: An Interview With... Rob Stapleton

Here is a behind-the-scenes interview with New York's own, comedian Rob Stapleton as he discusses how he feels when she hits the stage and what he focuses on to get him by his routine. You can check out his comedy performance on this week's episode on Martin Lawrence's 1st Amendment on the Starz Network. Make sure you check out each new episode every Friday Night (Check your local listings)!

Stand Up Comedy Special- Rob Stapleton

Here is a portion of a comedic performance by comedian Rob Stapleton as he performs on Martin Lawrence's 1st Amendment on the Starz Network. Make sure you check out each new episode every Friday Night (Check your local listings)!

Mo'Nique's Lands Morris Chestnut & David E. Talbert For Late Nite Show

It looks like Mo’nique is pulling out all the stops for her new late night show on Black Entertainment Television.

As we previously reported, the Queen of Comedy will headline The Mo’Nique Show, a late night talk show premiering October 5th as part of BET’s new fall lineup.

Last week, word trickled down on some of the guests she is planning on having, and last week’s big bomb shell was news of an entire show dedicated to Arsenio Hall, and his years as a late night host.

Today, our sources have discovered that she is stepping up to the plate to hit another home run. This time, Mo’Nique has strategically landed Morris Chestnut and David E. Talbert just in time as they are launching the media campaign for the DVD release of Talbert’s blockbuster play Love In The Nick of Tyme. It seems Chestnut and Talbert will be featured on multiple segments of the show which will be dedicated to the play, their working relationship, upcoming projects, and Chestnut’s theatrical stage debut in Love In The Nick Of Tyme.

Love In The Nick Of Tyme is set in a salon on the South Side of Chicago and is a magical story of love lost and found. The cast also includes R&B singer Avant, TV actress Ellia English of The Jamie Foxx Show fame, former American Idol contestant Trenyce, and singer Vivian Green who penned the music.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Duane & Tisha Campbell-Martin Welcome New Addtiton To Family

We want to congratulate Tisha and Duane Martin as they had an addition to their family last night. It seems that the new baby boy, named Ezekiel "Zeke" Martin was welcomed into the world and is doing fine.

Duane is probably best known for his stint in the UPN sitcom All Of Us, and his wife Tisha is best known for the sitcom Martin and the ABC sitcom My Wife & Kids. Despite all of the internet rumors that have been floating around for years about them breaking up (which have always been false) their family is looking good and growing.

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Monday, September 7, 2009

Chris Brown & T.I.'s New Film To Hit Big Screen

We recently discovered that the Chris Brown and T.I. film we told you about a while back is finished filming, and is in post production. We also discovered the other stars of the film, titled Takers, as it also stars Idris Elba, Michael Ealy, Zoe Saldana, Paul Walker, Steve Harris, Hayden Christensen, and Matt Dillon and is about a group of bank robbers who find their $20 million plan interrupted by a hard-boiled detective. This heist film, from Screen Gems, has a twist in the film that we can’t reveal but is listed as a must-see film, so be on the look out for it early next year.

As we get more info about this film, we will let you know.

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Friday, September 4, 2009

Behind The Scenes- An Interview With Hope Flood

Here is a behind-the-scenes interview with comedian Hope Flood as she discusses how she feels when she hits the stage. You can check out his comedy performance on this week's episode on Martin Lawrence's 1st Amendment on the Starz Network. Make sure you check out each new episode every Friday Night (Check your local listings)!

Stand Up Comedy Special- Hope Flood

Here is a portion of a comedic performance by comedian Hope Flood as she performs on Martin Lawrence's 1st Amendment on the Starz Network. Make sure you check out each new episode every Friday Night (Check your local listings)!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Mike Epps Tapped To Host BET Hip Hop Awards!


Well, it looks like Katt Williams is out, and Mike Epps is in. Yep, after all of the back stage drama from last year's Hip Hop Awards, we discovered today that comedic actor Mike Epps has been named host of the 4th Annual BET Hip-Hop Awards slated to air Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. The award show will be taped Oct. 10 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta.

What is strange to us is that Katt Williams has hosted the three previous seasons and we were told he was not asked to host this year's event.

That's not all for Mike Epps, as we have also learned that Epps will star in Showtime's one-hour standup comedy special, Mike Epps' Under-rated and Never Faded: Live from Detroit premiering on Saturday, Oct. 3.

There is more news about to be released soon and we will have more info on this shortly.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Big Momma's House 3 Is Set To Begin

Today our sources have disclosed to us that not only has Martin Lawrence verbally agreed to do Bad Boys 3 with Will Smith (as long as the deals can be worked out amongst Smith, and Director Michael Bay with Columbia Pictures), but we also have discovered that FOX Studios has begun the process to get Big Momma House 3 underway. It seems that FOX has hired writer Randi Mayem Singer (of The Tooth Fairy fame) to pen the film.

Big Momma's House was originally released in 2000 and Big Momma's House 2 was released in 2006. The film was originally about an FBI agent (Lawrence) who disguises himself as an old lady to protect a beautiful federal witness and her son.

The film grossed $174 million worldwide in 2000 while Big Momma's House 2 pulled in another $138 million in 2006.

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Faizon Love To Join The Late Nite Line-Up

Our sources have disclosed to us that comedian Faizon Love is about to jump into the crowded late night arena with his own late night talk show which we hear will be syndicated and is set to begin this fall.

Unlike his competition- all of which who are starting their own late night talkers this season- Love's show will not be dedicated to the Urban audience. Word is comedians Wanda Sykes, Mo'Nique and comedian George Lopez are going after their audiences with an urban driven show, but Love is compiling a guest list that looks like another Jay Leno type show. We hear that there will be an official announcement on Friday.

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Behind The Scenes: An Interview With... Joe Clair

Here is a behind-the-scenes interview with comedian and host Joe Clair as he discusses how he feels when he hits the stage. You can check out his comedy performance on this week's episode on Martin Lawrence's 1st Amendment on the Starz Network. Make sure you check out each new episode every Friday Night (Check your local listings)!

Stand Up Comedy Special- Joe Clair

Here is a portion of a comedic performance by actor/and comedian and Host of several BET shows, Joe Clair as he performs on Martin Lawrence's 1st Amendment on the Starz Network. Make sure you check out each new episode every Friday Night (Check your local listings)!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

New Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan Film Sets Release Date

In case you haven’t heard, Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, and Kevin Hart rounded out a great cast for a new film titled Death At A Funeral. The film is about a funeral ceremony turns into a debacle of exposed family secrets and misplaced bodies. The film also stars Danny Glover, Luke Wilson, Columbus Short, Regina Hall and Loretta Devine and is set to be released by Screen Gems on April 16, 2010.

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Sinbad To Film New Comedy Special

We have just discovered that everyone’s favorite comedian Sinbad is gearing up to film another stand up comedy performance for a special. It looks like Sinbad will be filming his special at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on Friday September 11th, with plans to have this broadcast on Comedy Central. This will mark another special from Sinbad as he has had several in the past with his most successful special being his Sinbad - Afros and Bellbottoms which premiered on HBO and is still the 2nd highest rated stand –up special on the network behind Eddie Murphy’s Delirious.

No word yet on the soon to be filmed special, but as the story develops we will have more of the latest news.

If you are in Los Angeles, tickets are available at Ticketmaster.

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