Sunday, February 28, 2010

Atlanta's Own Comedian T-Ray Sanders Shot!

We just discovered that Atlanta’s own comedian T- Ray Sanders is in stable condition after being shot 4 times last night in Columbus Ohio.

Details are sketchy, but according to reports is seems that Sanders was followed from a comedy club to his hotel room and was shot after a brief altercation with a group of men who he had a previous altercation with at the club.

Sanders, who is in stable condition, was shot in the neck, back, stomach and chest and is said to be going through a battle for his life, but is in stable condition at the moment.

We here at The Humor Mill are praying for him to pull through.

This seems to be a growing trend on attacks on comedians this year as several comedians since the start of the year have been robbed or home has been invaded by several individuals.

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Friday, February 26, 2010

***Ah SKIT- It's Friday!***- New Episode

It's Friday and we are back with another new comedy skit, this one a funny take on a commercial we all know. See if you know which one it is. This skit stars Skillz Hudson, Goldie Jackson (Flavor Of Love fame) and Thomas Ward (who also wrote the skit). Tell us what you think!

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tyler Perry Makes It To The Oscars - Finally!

Today we got word that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that writer, director, and producer Tyler Perry will make his debut on the 82nd Academy Awards as a presenter.

As we all know, Perry is probably best known for his big screen role as the sharp tongued Madea. Tyler Perry has become an industry unto himself with such profitable hits as Madea's Family Reunion, Why Did I Get Married? and Meet the Browns. This past year Perry, who writes, stars and usually directs
his own films, appeared in another filmmakers work for the first time when he played an Admiral in J.J. Abrams' summer blockbuster Star Trek.

The filmmaker made a bold step coming on board Lionsgate's Precious: Based on a novel 'Push' by Sapphire as an executive producer alongside Oprah Winfrey after its debut at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. While Perry isn't one of the three credited producers in Precious nomination for Best Picture, he and Winfrey deserve a tremendous amount of credit in helping the film reach a wider audience. It's unclear if Winfrey, a former nominee for her role in Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple, plans to attend the big show herself, but we expect that she may make an appearance in support of the film.

Oh, did we fail to mention that Perry’s next film Why Did I Get Married Too? opens nationwide on April 2.

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Chris Tucker's Brother Shoots Home Intruder!

After enjoying the Mariah Carey concern in Los Angeles last night, Chris Tucker woke up to some serious family issues this morning.

According to MyFox Atlanta, in Decatur, Georgia Dexter Tucker, the brother of Chris Tucker, shot an intruder into his home early this morning.

DeKalb County police said 40-year-old Tucker was justified in shooting a 17-year-old who broke into his home.

Tucker said he had run the scenario of an intruder in his mind many times before, but he never thought it would actually happen.

Tucker said he was asleep when he heard knocking at the front door. The Decatur man said he peered through the shades but didn't answer the door.

"Then he started beating on the door," Tucker recalled.

Tucker said he saw a young man run to the back door and that's when he grabbed his gun.

"I couldn't believe he was kicking in my door and it took him like four kicks to get in so by the time he got in I was ready for him," Tucker said.

Tucker said he shot the intruder three times, striking him once in the thigh. The homeowner said he then saw another young man running away.

Neighbor Vermail Harris said she saw someone running away and getting into a car down the road.

"He ended up hopping in a car so I gave [the police] a description of the vehicle he got in and they found him later.

Tucker said the teens left their car when they fled. Police later arrested a 17-year-old male and a 16-year-old girl in a stolen car not far away.

Police said they suspect the teens who were arrested might be responsible for other crimes in the area.

The three teens involved face burglary and other charges.

Police said Tucker rightfully defended his home.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Keri Hilson On Humor Mill TV!!!

We got a chance to talk to R&B star Keri Hilson as she stopped by the Laugh Factory during the Chocolate Sundaes Comedy Show, and we asked about her hit single, her new album and all of her future projects that she has on tap. Check out the hot interview!!!

Sade On The Wanda Sykes Show!

Just in case you missed it, here is an interview Sade did on the Wanda Sykes Show on FOX that has the industry talking. Sade's new single titled Soldier of Love is her latest song and Sade was on trying to promote her new song and coming back after all of these years. Tell us what you think!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Chris Rock On Humor Mill TV!

We got a chance to catch up with comedian Chris Rock to discuss his upcoming film Death At A Funeral and his brother Tony Rock's new comedy special that aired on Comedy Central. Rock also discusses his future projects and more! Check out the hilarious interview!

Caught On Tape- Rickey Smiley At NBA All Star Weekend!

We got a quick shout out from comedian Rickey Smiley at NBA All Star Weekend, behind the scenes at the Shaq Comedy All Stars Comedy Show! Very Funny!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Mike Epps To Tape Another Comedy Stand-Up Performance!

We just discovered that comedian Mike Epps is about to hit the stage again, except this time in Los Angeles and it's to tape another comedy special!

It seems that Epps is following up his Under Rated and Never Faded stand up performance for cable with a new special, as he partnered with AEG Live, Shaq Entertainment & Bud Light with the show to be produced and promoted by Codeblack Entertainment.

So far, this special is shaping up to be a "Mike Epps and Friends" type of comedic performance, as Epps will be presenting several comedians on stage before he hits the stage.

Stay tuned for more info on this, but if you are interested in purchasing tickets for this event and you are in the Los Angels area please visit for more information.

Next up for Mike Epps is the film Lottery Ticket with Ice Cube, Brandon T. Jackson and Bow Wow coming to theaters soon.

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JB Smoove To Host New Simmons/Lathan Comedy Special!

As we originally hinted at a couple of weeks ago, it seems that Comedy Central has ordered a six-episode half-hour, urban and hip hop stand-up series from Russell Simmons and Stan Lathan, it was announced today by Elizabeth Porter, senior vice president, specials and talent, of Comedy Central. The multicultural series hosted by JB Smoove, ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") will shoot in Los Angeles on February 24 and 25 at the El Rey Theater and is set to premiere this summer.

"We've been trying to get into business with Russell and Stan for a while now and this new stand-up series is an exciting first venture for us to partner with them," said Porter. "As someone who was a huge fan of 'Def Comedy Jam,' working alongside these two incredible visionaries on this series has been nothing short of amazing. With JB Smoove as our front man and all the fresh faces that Russell and Stan have discovered for the show, we'll be giving our viewers something really awesome each week."

"'Def Comedy Jam' made a significant contribution to American pop culture by introducing so many superstars," said Simmons. "Now, with Comedy Central as our new partner, we're poised to present the next generation of star talent."

Executive produced by Simmons and Lathan, the unique stand-up show with a hip hop vibe, hosted by JB Smoove will reflect the urban culture of today's youth through stand-up comedy. Each episode will consist of three up-and-coming comics and will feature music created by DJ Cassidy.

Simmons and Lathan originally partnered in 1989 to create one of the most successful franchises in entertainment, the HBO's "Def Comedy Jam" series, which started the careers of some of today's biggest talents including, Chris Tucker, Dave Chappelle, Martin Lawrence, Bernie Mac, Steve Harvey, Mo'Nique and more. Together, they co-own The Simmons Lathan Media Group, a film and television production and acquisitions company that develops and distributes urban content across a variety of media platforms.

They currently executive produce the MTV hit reality shows, "Run's House," "Daddy's Girls," as well as "Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices" for HBO. Their film credits include co-executive producing "Waist Deep," "Gridlock'd" and "The Show." In 2002, the partnership was honored with their first Peabody® Award for their "Def Poetry Jam" series. The duo also produced, and Lathan directed, "Def Poetry Jam on Broadway," which won a Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event.

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Richard Pryor Biopic Set To Finally Start Filming!

We just discovered that the much talked about Richard Pryor biopic is set to start filming this fall. As we reported several months ago, the lead role of Pryor will be played by comedic actor Marlon Wayans.

As many of you probably know by now, comedian Mike Epps was originally cast in the title role while Pryor was still alive, but the role eventually went to Eddie Murphy when Director Bill Condon discovered that Murphy was interested in the part.

After creative difference between Murphy and the film’s producer’s, Murphy bowed out of the film and then cast Marlon Wayans in the title role after what is believed to be one of the hottest auditions Hollywood has seen in awhile. As a matter of fact, according to many published reports, Wayans did so well during that audition, that currently the talk in Hollywood is he will “make Richard Pryor proud of his performance.”

The film titled Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said? will start shooting in the fall with a projected released date of early next spring. As of this writing, no other parts have been cast in this film.

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Stand Up Special- JB Smoove

Here is a comedic performance of a stand up performance of JB Smoove provided by Comedy Central. Enjoy!

**Another Skit For Friday...** Titled The Buff Brothers!

Check out part 2 of the "Buff Brothers" episode of the hilarious webseries, You're Joking, Right?. Created by LaMont Ferrell & Marc Alexander this episode is entitled "Buff Brothers" and stars LaMont Ferrell (The Office) and Devika Parikh (Three Rivers). It also guest stars Chris Mann (The Wire) , Dannon Green (Comic View), Iva LaShawn (Comic View), Richard Whiten (Meet The Browns), Tee J Jones and Steven Jones.

Stand Up Special- Lavell Crawford- Shaq's Comedy All Star Jam!

Here is a clip from the Shaq's Comedy All Star Jam produced by Codeblack Entertainment that was filmed at the NBA All Star Jam. Tell us what you think about this performance!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Damon Wayans Jr. Cast In A New Comedy Pilot For ABC!

We just discovered that comedian and actor Damon Wayans Jr. was recently cast in a new comedy pilot for ABC in a yet-to-be titled project. The show is written by David Caspe and is a single-camera comedy about a couple who breaks up at the altar while their friends try to keep things calm amidst all of the chaos that the break up causes. Wayans was cast in the lead role.

You may remember Wayans Jr., as he was recently the lead in last summer's comedy film titled Dance Flick and he also worked on the ABC sitcom My Wife and Kids with his dad, Damon Wayans.

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Stand Up Classic- Damon Wayans

Here is a stand up classic as Damon Wayans does his thing for his then HBO special titled The Last Stand which debuted in 1990. Enjoy!

***Ah- SKIT- It's FRIDAY!***

Here is another video that was submitted to us for our new segment titled AH SKIT - IT's FRIDAY. The submitted skit is titled Tiny and Toya Tryin To Tawk, and is written and produced by Johari Johnson, as she is poking fun at the very popular Tiny and Toya reality show on BET. Tell us your thoughts!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

It's Official! Humor Mill Comedy Awards Coming Soon!

The Humor Mill Magazine today has officially announced that it will be presenting the First Annual Humor Mill Awards, which seek to honor the numerous African American men and women who have contributed to the comedy art form both in front of and behind the cameras. "For so many years, there has been relatively little formal recognition of African American people as a whole in entertainment and in comedy in particular. It is time that we honor those who deserve to be honored," states Humor Mill Publisher and Chief Executive Officer Frank Holder. "We felt that a platform like this was the right thing to do." As the first Award show of its type, it is expected that the event will garner a great deal of interest.

Appealing to a multicultural audience, the Humor Mill Awards intends to launch a comprehensive national advertising and marketing campaign via the internet, TV and radio.

Covering a wide range of categories for nominees including television, cable, concert performance and film, the First Annual Humor Mill Awards promises to be an exciting as well as unique black tie event.

Stay tuned for more information regarding the date of the event and more!
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Eddie Murphy Out Of Trump Heist- Ben Stiller In

A couple of months ago, we first reported that there is going to be a “black” or “urban” version of the very popular film Ocean’s Eleven.

This film would have followed another recent remake that recently starred actors George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, and the late Bernie Mac (just to name a few).

Anyway, there is some new breaking news; and this will surprise you.

We just discovered the lead role of the film that had Eddie Murphy set to star in is now with a new leading man as Murphy has bowed out of the project. He was replaced by comedic actor Ben Stiller.

The film also was to be directed by Brett Ratner and also was set to star Chris Rock and Chris Tucker. As of this writing the film is drastically changing with the addition of Stiller to the cast. A new script will be written and will likely have a different feel than previously intended. No word yet if Rock or Tucker is pulling out, but there is several indications that this will happen.

The new version of the film was set to be about a group of con-men who devise a plan to swindle the residents of New York's upscale Trump Tower, where they also work. The working title of the film was to be titled Trump Heist, but that name has also changed to Tower Heist.

Anyway, we will have more info on this as it develops.

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Sketch Comedy Special- Aries Spears As R. Kelly!

We decided to post another sketch comedy video because we heard all of your demands! So, because of all of the requests, and we realized some of you can't wait until our Friday segment of "Ah SKIT- It's Friday!" we decided to give you a little something to make you laugh... So, here is a very popular video of comedian Aries Spears doing his R Kelly impersonation from MAD TV! Please send us your thoughts!

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Codeblack Entertainment & Shaq's Comedy Jam The New Kings Of Comedy!

We just received confirmation that this past weekend’s Shaq’s NBA All -Star Comedy Jam in Dallas produced by Codeblack Entertainment generated the highest 2 day gross ticket sales for an urban comedy show since The Original Kings of Comedy which began its huge run in the 1995.

So far, the Original Kings Of Comedy Tour is the highest grossing comedy tour of all time, but that window looks like it’s shrinking quickly. As we all know, the Kings featured Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric The Entertainer, and the late Bernie Mac.

Why do we say that? Well, the two day gross for All Star Jam was $880,676.00, and this was for just TWO days. We should also note here that the show would have crossed 1 million dollars if it had not been for the snow as Dallas was hit with a snow storm on Thursday and the storm dampened ticket sales.

But with the projected numbers that has been produced form this past weekend, ASJC is on its way to become the next Kings of Comedy franchise.

We also discovered that Codeblack Entertainment is planning a fall comedy tour of about 15-20 dates across the country, and also plans for another huge comedy show for Super Bowl weekend next year, and NBA All Star Weekend which is in Los Angeles.

In case you missed it the two day comedy shows featured comedians Mo’Nique, Mike Epps, DeRay Davis, Kevin Hart, Bruce Bruce, George Wilborn, Paul Mooney, Corey Holcomb, Michael Blackson, and Red Grant, not to mention all of the surprise guests.

Stay tuned for more as we will have some backstage access for you from the show and more!

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(Pictured above- Shaquille O'Neal and Codeblack Entertainment CEO Jeff Clanagan)

Kevin Hart Filming ANOTHER Stand Up Special!

We discovered from a very reliable source that comedian Kevin Hart is about to film ANOTHER stand up special next month for Codeblack Entertainment!

Last year Kevin Hart filmed a I'm A Grown Little Man for cable television and the special was one of the highest rated specials for cable. This year we hear that Hart is in plans to pull it off again, and this time it looks like the show will be filmed in Cleveland.

No official word from Hart's camp on what the new show will be titled or what network the show will be on but it would be safe to assume that since Codeblack Entertainment has The Shaq Comedy All Stars Comedy Jam on the Showtime network it might just land there.

Either way, its a good look for Hart as he is in the midst of selling out shows all across the country.

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Blast From The Past- Comedian Dave Chappelle On HBO's Def Poetry Jam!

Here is a blast from the past, one of our favorite comedians in the game today, Dave Chappelle as he appeared on HBO's Def Poetry Jam several years ago. If you happened to miss it, you will love it!

NBA All Star Comedy Weekend Wrap Up

The NBA All Star Weekend competition did not prove to be as full of excitement as in years past, especially the Slam Dunk competition. However, the excitement and hype for the one of the most anticipated shows of the weekend fell on the shoulders of The Katt Williams Experience which never took place.

Due to the enormous amounts of complaints that we have received from the fans in Dallas, we would have to say that comedian Katt Williams’ no show for The Katt Williams experience STILL has folks talking.

But not to be lost in all of the drama of Katt Williams, Codeblack Entertainment still produced a duo comedy show that kicked off the weekend despite the turbulent start with the inclement weather. The Shaq’s Comedy All Stars shows both were sold out, as they featured comedians Mo’Nique, Mike Epps, DeRay Davis, Kevin Hart, Bruce Bruce, George Wilborn, Paul Mooney, Corey Holcomb, Michael Blackson, Red Grant just to name a few.

There was another comedy show at the Majestic Theater that featured Bill Bellamy, Chris Spencer, Aries, Spears, Jay Lamont, and Derek Ellis. Once again, due to those same weather conditions Jay Lamont and Aries SPears didnt make it. There were two scheduled shows, and because of the no-shows, the comics who did show up gave the audience extra time on stage.

Stay tuned for a full detailed report of the weekend, including exclusive pictures, behind-the scenes videos and more!

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Melanie Comarcho On Stage At Shaq's Comedy All Stars


Here is a clip of comedian Melanie Comarcho's stand up comedy performance at The Shaq's Comedy All Stars produced by Codeblack Entertainment. You may have seen this performance on Showtime, and because this past weekend was the new taping of The Shaq's Comedy All Stars during the NBA All Star Weekend in Dallas, we decided to give you a blast from the very recent past. Enjoy, and stay tuned for our updates on this year's events!

The Bay Area Black Comedy Festival Finalists Announced!

One of the most anticipated urban comedy events of the year, The Bay Area Black Comedy Festival announced their finalists this past weekend in Oakland.

This selected comedians to move on to the finals on April 17th at the Paramount Theater in Oakland; Henry Coleman, Kirk McHenry, Marcu Combs, Key Louis, Marc Howard, Rion Evans, Nate Jackson, Willie Lynch Jr., and BT Kingsley.

The Bay Area Black Comedy Competition & Festival was established in 1986 to provide a Bay Area-based showcase for Black comedians and comedians of color from all over the United States, and eventually expanded across the world. For over two decades the Competition has been at the vanguard of the Black/urban comedy movement, greatly contributing to the career development of many of its stars and the construction of many of its brick and mortar and 'clicks and mortar' venues.

The past participants and winners of The Bay Area Black Comedy Festival included comedians Jamie Foxx, Chris Tucker, Nick Cannon, D.C. Curry, Mike Epps, D.L. Hughley, Mark Curry, and Katt Williams just to name a few.

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Actor Laz Alonso Jumps Into New TV Series For FOX!

We just discovered that actor Laz Alonso (of Miracle At Santa Ana, Stomp The Yard and Avatar fame) is about to jump into television. We hear that Alonso has signed onto star in the new FOX drama pilot titled Breakout Kings, which is about former fugitives who are tapped to work as U.S. Marshals.

So far, we hear that the role Alonso is believed to be playing is the role of Charlie DuChamp, who is the leader of the unit. The show is shaping up to be a one hour drama for 20th Century Fox Television.

Stay tuned as we will have more info on the show soon.

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

*Katt Williams NO SHOW Update From NBA All Star Weekend*

We just discovered from a very reliable source the reason why Katt Williams was unable to make it to The Katt Williams Experience Show at NBA All Star Weekend.

Our source stated that Katt Williams arranged for a small private plane to travel from Los Angeles to Dallas but because of the snow storm that hit Dallas yesterday (weather reports state that the city of Dallas was hit with almost 8 inches of snow), the private plane turned around. When the plane landed, Williams attempted to drive to Dallas but was unable to make the long journey in time for the show.

The saddest news about this is that the news reports of the reason of Katt not attending the show because of the travel are not circulating among the attendees of the potential show, and many fans at NBA weekend are upset.

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Katt Williams A NO SHOW At The Katt Williams Experience During NBA All Star Weekend!

We just got word that comedian Katt Williams, who was originally booked for a new event during NBA All Star Weekend titled The Katt Williams Experience, was a no-show for this event.

Katt Williams was also originally scheduled to Host the kick off show of the weekend which was the Shaq's Comedy All Stars event produced by Codeblack Entertainment. No official word yet from Codeblack on why Williams did not host the event.

The Katt Williams Experience was booked as an event that would feature music and comedy, along with tons of surprises for all of the expected attendees. As of this writing, there has been no word on Williams pulling out of the event. We will have more on this shortly.

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Friday, February 12, 2010

***Ah Skit- It's Friday- NEW EPISODE!***

This week's new episode is from comedian Samson Crouppen (also known as The Hemp!) as he showcases a very funny sketch titled Yoga. In this clip Samson plays the Yoga instructor to a couple with funny results!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Kevin Hart & Tony Rock To Do Benefit Comedy Show For Haiti!

We just discovered that comedian Kevin Hart and Tony Rock are two comics who are about to step up to the plate for a cause- and this one cause is for Haiti.

After the devastation of the Earthquake that hit Haiti last month, there have been several known organizations that have had benefits to raise some financial support for Haiti, and comedy is one of the avenues that have also contributed.

With tons of benefits across the country for Haiti, there haven't been too many comedians of the stature of Hart or Rock who stepped up to donate their time to do a benefit show; until now.

We hear that Hart and Rock are going to perform in New York at the Theatre at Westbury on Long Island, NY on Feb. 20th. As we stated, there will be donations as one dollar of every ticket sold will go to relief efforts in Haiti.

We hear that the money raised will go to Edyeo, which is an organization founded by Unik Ernest, Haitian nightlife impresario. The group recently built a school for 200 children. That was before the earthquake completely destroyed the building. So, they’re looking to rebuild as quickly as possible.

The show will also feature fan favorite, comedian Wil Sylvince with a possibility of other comics who may be added. The show will be co-produced by Jean Alerte and comedy writer/producer Jeffrey Gurian, ( who also writes the national column Comedy Matters for Punchline Magazine. If you’re in the area, we highly suggest you get to this great show while supporting a great cause! Or call 877-598-8694 for more info.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Mo'Nique's Spread The Love Tour Official!

Not only is the Queen Of Comedy Mo’Nique riding high on winning the Washington, DC, Boston, Los Angeles and New York Film Critics' Awards, a SAG Award and a Golden Globe Award, having a top-rated late night talk show on BET and most recently an Academy Award nomination, but she is also readying herself to embark upon a highly anticipated comedy tour— Spread The Love Tour 2010. Joining Mo'Nique on this year's Spread The Love Tour will be her BET late night talk show counterpart comedian and actor Rodney Perry, comedian Tone-X, who will serve as the resident Man on the Street for the tour, and DJ Ant.

“On this tour people can expect the kind of laughter that makes the bottom of their stomach hurt,” said Mo’Nique. “And the type of love you'll never forget."

As it makes its trek across the country, Mo'Nique’s Spread the Love Tour will hit 20 cities during its run. The tour will kick off in New Orleans, LA at the Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena on Saturday, March 19th and will conclude in Connecticut in May. The show is being presented across the country by AEG Live with tickets going on sale in select cities beginning Friday, February 19th. Tickets will be available at, all Ticketmaster locations and online at and at the respective venue's box offices.

The term triple threat would be diminishing from the powerful range, the all consuming presence and the undeniable talent and reach of Baltimore native Mo'Nique. Whether she's spreading the love and empowering women across the country through her outreach or making millions laugh with her unapologetically, raw in your face comedic antics, Mo'Nique continues to touch the masses with her keepin’ it real, no holds barred persona and attitude. Her bold, brassy stand-up routines, in your face humor and straight from the street stories will leave you wanting more. What Mo'Nique will be bringing to each city on the Spread the Love Tour will be no different--real, raw, rowdy and riotous.

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We Have Freaknik- The Musical Promo!

As we reported several days ago, we heard that Adult Swim is teaming up with Carl Jones and Grammy-winning recording artist T-Pain to debut Freaknik: The Musical on March 7, 11:30 P.M. on Adult Swim.

Freaknik: The Musical is voiced by an all-star cast headlined by T-Pain and featuring Andy Samberg, Big Boi, Bill Hader, Bootsy Collins, Cee-Lo, Charlie Murphy, DJ Drama, DJ Pooh, George Clinton, Kelis, Lil Wayne, Lil Jon, Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg, Sophia Fresh, William “Clip” Payne and Young Cash.

Anyway, we decided to give you a quick sneak peek at the promo that is about to air March 7th.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

One On One With Eddie Bryant On Humor Mill TV!

Humor Mill TV Featuring Comedian Eddie Bryant

Here is an interview we conducted with comedian Eddie Bryant on Humor Mill TV! Thanks to our new Host Lamont King for catching this for us!

Comedy Clip Of Charlie Murphy's "I Will Not Apologize" DVD

If you are a fan of comedian Charlie Murphy, probably best known from the Chappelle Show, he is about to release his own stand-up DVD titled I Will Not Apologize. We decided to give you a clip of his performance so you can judge for yourself. The DVD will be available February 16th and is distributed by Image Entertainment. Tell us what you think by emailing us at

The Comedy SEEN- El DEBarge At The Conga Room in LA For Foxxhole Radio!

Tonight lots of folks came to the Conga Room in Los Angeles to see El DeBarge perform and he did not disappoint! The show was broadcast on Foxxhole Radio, and there were surprise guests, especially a performance bu DeBarge and Babyface! All we can say is it was hot!

The Jay Leno, Oprah Winfrey, David Letterman Superbowl Ad

Just in case you missed it, on eof the biggest shocks of the night during the Superbowl was the ad featuring Jay Leno, Oprah Winfrey and David Letterman. This came to a huge surprise to MILLIONS, especially after the public bashing both Leno and Letterman have been doing to one another since the news of Leno being bought back to the Late Nite Show. Anyway, here is the ad, as it easily goes down as one of the best of the night.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Adult Swim Launches Animated Musical With "The Boondocks" Producer Carl Jones & T-Pain!

Adult Swim teams up with Carl Jones, the producer of the hit animated series TheBoondocks and Grammy-winning recording artist T-Pain to debut Freaknik: TheMusical on March 7, 11:30 P.M. on Adult Swim. Freaknik: The Musical is voiced by an all-star cast headlined by T-Pain and featuring Andy Samberg, Big Boi, Bill Hader, Bootsy Collins, Cee-Lo, Charlie Murphy, DJ Drama, DJ Pooh, George Clinton, Kelis, Lil Wayne, Lil Jon, Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg, Sophia Fresh, William “Clip” Payne and Young Cash.

What is the musical about? Well, ten years after the city of Atlanta shut down Freaknik, the biggest spring break party known to man, a group of kids searching for fun successfully resurrect the spirit of Freaknik, who appears in the form of a party ghost voiced by T-Pain. Students from all over America once again descend on Atlanta to perform in Freaknik’s Battle of the Trillest.

Freaknik: The Musical is created and executive produced by Carl Jones and Nick Weidenfeld. T-Pain is also executive producer. Freaknik: The Musical is produced for Adult Swim by Titmouse Inc.

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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Robert Townsend & Darryl Littleton Discuss Why We Laugh On Mo'Nique Show!

We just discovered that actor/director Robert Townsend and comedian Darryl Littleton will both be appearing on The Mo'Nique Show which airs on BET on Monday discussing their new documentary titled Why We Laugh. The show, produced by Codeblack Entertainment and which is airing on the Showtime network all month long, is a documentary which explores the history of black comedy and the relationship in black history.

The show is also one that you don't want to miss, as it explores what black comedy and some of your favorite comedians have done in the past- and up to the present day- to open up the doors for blacks today.

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Will & Jada Pinkett-Smith Prepare To Be Sued & File Lawsuit Themselves!

We just discovered from our friends over at Deadline Hollywood Daily that superstar actors Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith have some rough waters ahead. We hear that Smith's and James Lassiter’s Overbrook Entertainment, and Jada Pinkett-Smith’s 100 Percent Woman Film Investments filed a complaint in California Superior Court this week. I'm told the filing is meant to head off a threatened lawsuit by an investor in Human Contract, a film Pinkett-Smith wrote and directed which went straight to video and apparently lost money. Lawyers filed the complaint for declaratory relief against David Grasso, described in the filing as a Philadelphia real estate mogul who invested in Pinkett-Smith’s film through his Tycoon Entertainment banner. I'm told the complaint was a proactive legal move by Pinkett-Smith and Overbrook after Grasso sent a letter threatening to sue for fraud unless he got his money back. Overbrook is involved because the company manages Pinkett-Smith.

The complaint argues that Grasso is a seasoned real estate investor who had ICM as his counsel and should have understood the speculative nature of investing in film. According to the complaint, Grasso claimed in his letter that he was told his investment was risk-free. Plaintiffs deny making such an assertion, and claim Grass acknowledged in writing that he understood the risks.

I couldn’t immediately reach Grasso. But Pinkett-Smith’s attorney Ken Hertz said in a statement, "Although we normally shun this type of controversy, we felt compelled to respond to the baseless threats and absurd allegations put forth by Mr. Grasso’s counsel. Mr. Grasso is a very experienced investor and he approached our clients — eager to invest in this film… We sincerely wish this film had reached a larger audience, and we share Mr. Grasso’s disappointment that it did not.”

Friday, February 5, 2010

Ah SKIT- It's Friday *** New Episode****

Here is a new skit from comedians Chris Spencer and Buddy Lewis as they created a new segment titled Gang and Bang Movie Reviews. This episode they review the film Precious, as the film is getting a lot of Oscar nominations. Anyway, take a look at this week's episode and tell us what you think!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

**New Issue- Tatyana Ali- We Just Love That Girl!

Here is our newest issue! Check out the latest comedy and urban entertainment news, our interview with actress Tatyana Ali, plus much, much more! Also check out the exclusive news that we have about Katt Williams, the latest news on Martin Lawrence, and the newest info on the upcoming comedy films! All of that right here!

Tatyana Ali On Humor Mill TV!!!

Here is an interview with actress Tatyana Ali, probably best known as Ashley Banks on the very popular TV show, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air that featured Will Smith. Well, now all grown up Tatyana Ali discusses her new show on TV One titled Love That Girl, the network's first comedy sitcom. Check out the interview as she discusses this new show and more!

Death At A Funeral Film Review!

Today we were able to see a private screening of the new film Death At A Funeral. In case you haven’t heard, the newest film stars comedians Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, and Kevin Hart.

The new film from Screen Gems 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, James Marsden, and Loretta Devine and is set to be released by Screen Gems on April 16, 2010.

Anyway, this film is one of the funniest films we have seen in a long time, and is a must-see. We normally don’t write about films this far in advance, but we just had to. The performances of Rock and Lawrence were the usual (and by that we mean funny) but the true stars of the film are Morgan, Glover and James Marsden (who many of you will recognize from The X-Men franchise). This trio of actors stole the show and easily has the funniest film sequences in the entire film. Now we are not going to give anything away, but we will say this; when the film comes out opening weekend, make sure you get in live to purchase a ticket; it will be well worth it.

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In case you haven't seen the trailer here it is again...

Comedian Red Grant Locks Up New FIlm Titled Mr. Break Up!

We just discovered that comedian Red Grant is about to step up his film credits, as he has added another project under his belt- and this time as a writer! Grant has just finished writing his second film titled Mr Break Up, adding another film to his list of credits such as acting, directing short films, Host of several BET shows, and many more.

Grant was able to collaborate with the writers and producers of such films Trading Places, Kindergarten Cop, Brewster’s Millions, and Twins to produce the film, as it will be shot in New Orleans in March.

We also discovered that actor Eddie Steeples from the hit NBC TV Show My Name Is Earl will co star with Grant, and many more stars will be announced shortly.

Director Darren Grant who directed Tyler Perry's first film Diary of a Mad Black Woman is on board the project.

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As Predicted, Mo'Nique Is Nominated For Oscar Gold!

As we predicted several months ago, and was confirmed by the Academy Awards, Mo’Nique was finally nominated for an Oscar. Mo'Nique got the nod for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as an abusive parent in the film titled Precious, which is a family drama based on the novel by Sapphire.

Also as we predicted, Mo'Nique appears to be the frontrunner to take home the Oscar gold for her performance and she has been joined by Penelope Cruz in Nine, Maggie Gyllenhaal in Crazy Heart, and both Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick in Up in the Air.

Mo'Nique created a character of ferocity and hate that lacked any discernable humanity, and her performance is one of the most stand out performances of the film.

We also stated that Mo’Nique wanted her performance in the film to speak for her, and finally we will be able to see if that happens.

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