Friday, April 30, 2010

Mike Epps To Launch New Series?!

Here is an interview with Mike Epps on the Red Carpet of "Mike Epps Presents..." that we hear may be  a brand new series. We are not sure, but we do know that there was a taping a couple of weeks ago of at least one show. The show, produced by Codeblack Entertainment got a great start at the Nokia Live theater in Los Angeles last week, and we hear that there are many more scheduled for the future. The show features Epps as the Host where he showcases comedians who you have seen, and many who you haven't. Stay tuned for more info and more interviews from this events shortly!

***Ah SKIT- It's Friday*** New Episode!- President Obama Skit- Town Hall Meeting

Here is this week's new episode of our Ah SKIT - It's Friday segment that features several comedians, including Justin Hires, Tony Baker and Ron Gee to name a few! It's a funny take on President Obama and his town hall meeting that happened a couple of weeks ago. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Ice Cube Leans Away From Comedy With New Dramatic Project

We just discovered that rapper, director and actor Ice Cube, who just premiered his new documentary Straight Outta L.A. at the Tribeca Film Festival-and created a lot of buzz about his project- is returning to his early roots in film with a drama that's straight out of the headlines in L.A.

We hear Cube will star with actors Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster in a new film titled Rampart, the new dramatic film about police corruption.

We hear that Cube will play a homicide detective sent to investigate a dirty cop (Harrelson) in a drama that is squarely based on the scandal involving crooked Los Angeles cops in the 1990s.

As we reported earlier, Cube just recently produced the new comedy film titled Lottery Ticket that also stars Bow Wow, Brandon T. Jackson, Mike Epps and many more, and opens August 20th. Cube is also producing the new sitcom titled Are We There Yet?, a series that bows on TBS June 2nd.

If the movie spinoff reaches a certain ratings threshold over the first 10 episodes, TBS will pick up another 90 episodes.

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Stand Up Comedy Clip Special- Featuring Comedian Tony Roberts- Wired!

Here is a very funny clip from comedian Tony Roberts from his upcoming DVD titled Wired. Its also currently on Showtime on Demand. Check it out! (***EXPLICIT LANGUAGE!***)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Nate Jackson Crowned As The New Winner Of The Bay Area Black Comedy Competition!

The city famous for its award-winning coffee, Grunge music and fabled wet weather is over 800 miles north of Oakland, yet Seattle funnyman Nate Jackson, walked away with top honors at the 24th edition of The Bay Area Black Comedy Competition on April 17th at Oakland's Paramount Theatre like he was in his own backyard. Jackson now joins the groundbreaking event's famous alumni that include: Jamie Foxx, DL Hughley, Don "DC" Curry, Mike Epps, Katt Williams, Chris Tucker, Nick Cannon and Oakland's own Mark Curry, whose careers got that all important first push at the landmark contest.

"The crowd gave it up to Nate," recounts Competition founder Tony Spires. "It was a quality field of nine seasoned professionals this year. Nate's focus and his energy were the difference. He was on fire instantly," Spires adds. Convinced that there is strength in numbers, Jackson, a seven-year comedy veteran, didn't come alone. The 26 year-old Jackson, a student of comedy, who also holds a bachelors of science degree in Organizational Communications, became the professor that night, as he taught a class on onstage shtick, as well as strategy.

An impressive 37 of Jackson's biggest fans flew, drove and trained from Washington's "Emerald City" to California's Golden Gate to pay their young prospect the highest honor and help cheer him on to victory. His enthusiastic clan included his parents, along with a varied assortment of friends and family. "Maybe that's why he felt so at home," Spires added. "He had his people in the house."

"My goal was to win. I just wanted to do what I knew I was capable of doing. I was determined to have the best set of my life. I left the rest in God's hands," comments Jackson. If Saturday, April 17th, 2010 was any indication, Nate Jackson just expanded his territory and his fan-base. "I couldn't believe it! I immediately got 80 congratulatory text messages from friends. My Facebook and Twitter were off the charts! I'm in great company, now. I feel like big things are going to happen for me!" exclaimed Jackson. There were a total of 9 Finalists from all over the country, many who had much more experience than the winner but Jackson didn't bow to seniority. Rounding out the top three spots were Memphis' Henry Coleman and Chicago's Marcus Combs.

"We celebrate our 25th Silver Anniversary in 2011 and I'm looking forward to discovering and presenting the next generation of stand-up comedians to the world-who often double as 'industry game-changers' like Jamie Foxx and Katt Williams," Spires touted.

The BABCCF, the pioneering event that is a precursor to TV shows like HBO's Def Comedy Jam and BET's Comic View, was emceed by 1995 champion comedian/actor Don "DC" Curry. Opening the festivities was the youth performing arts ensemble Vision's Kids, who performed their latest offering, "The Art Of Education," an inspiring musical message to save our youth.

The evening was kicked-off by Full Vision Arts Foundation and LA Jones & Associates' 6th Annual Inspired Artist Awards Ceremony and Reception. The ceremony honored outstanding members in the community who have achieved recognition-worthy status through service. On Friday, April 16th Full Vision Arts Foundation presented their 3rd Annual Youth Arts & Entertainment Forum, an open entertainment industry forum and youth showcase hosted by celebrity mentors: Don "DC" Curry, musician D'Wayne Wiggins, spoken word artist Ise Lyfe, Hip Hop producer Krushadelic, broadcaster Larry Chew, fashion guru Charleston Pierce and organizer Tony Spires. (Above photo-By Auintard Henderson) Check out the interview below with Nate after his win.

The Red Carpet Of Death At A Funeral!

Here is the red carpet premiere of Death At A Funeral that took place last week in Hollywood. This film stars Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, Danny Glover, Luke Wilson, Zoe Saldana, Regina Hall and more and they all hit the carpet. Here is a a quick clip of what happened.

Tracy Morgan & Chris Rock Interview Each Other!

Thanks to our friends at Punchline Magazine for catching this because we completely missed it! Anyway, we discovered an interview that was recorded by Moviefone with Tracy Morgan and Chris Rock where they ask each other some interesting questions. It's an interview that you will not want to miss! Ignore the crazy pixelated, huge Chris Rock-face thumbnail Moviefone used. The actual video will follow it when you click the image.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Toldja So! Martin Lawrence Confirms Bad Boys 3!

As we originally reported way back in August, it looks like Martin Lawrence confirmed to MTV News yesterday- Bad Boys 3 is officially on with Lawrence and Will Smith!

If you remember a couple of months ago, we placed a story stating that we heard Hollywood execs were trying their best to bring back Will Smith and Martin Lawrence for a third installment of the Bad Boys films action franchise.

Well, as of today's news it seems that we were right- officially. Lawrence confirmed that Columbia Pictures is under way with the new film, and we discovered they have commissioned writer Peter Craig to begin work on a new screenplay.

Also as Lawrence and Smith had hoped for it seems the studio is close to signing on Michael Bay (of Transformers fame) and producer Jerry Bruckheimer back on board, both who were involved in the previous two films.

The original Bad Boys release hit cinemas in 1995, grossing a conservative $141 million worldwide, while Bad Boys 2, the sequel released eight years later, was a global box office smash, taking profits of $273 million.

Will Smith Officially Agrees To Do Men In Black 3!

This morning we were contacted by several sources who all confirmed one thing; it looks like Will Smith is back for Men In Black 3.

We also discovered that even his old partner in the film Tommy Lee Jones- who many thought would never do anther MIB film again- is back too.

As rumors would have it, and as we discovered several months ago, Smith had agreed to do the film, but the only real uncertainty was with Jones. After many conversations with the studio execs many speculated that Josh Brolin was going to be a replacement.

At the moment, little is known about the plot of Men In Black 3, which Sony will be aiming to get into cinemas by May 30, 2011, but we imagine it’ll involve Agent Jay (Smith) and Kay (Jones) getting in way over their heads with some angry alien beasties.

We also hear that this film, like every other film hitting theaters now, will be in glorious 3D.

More as this story develops.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Jamie Foxx & Affion Crockett New Sketch Show Adds New Cast Members!

It looks like the new sketch comedy show from Jamie Foxx and Affion Crockett is shaping up to look more and more like FOX's former hit show In Living Color.

As with the new untitled project about to premiere from FOX, the new show- like In Living Color- is casting some sketch comedy vets for their new show. We hear that the new series regulars added Erica Ash (of MadTV fame), Eric Andre, Kyle Dunnigan (of Reno 911! fame) and Dana DeLorenzo.

As we previously reported, the show is the brainchild of Foxx, Crockett and MadTV creators Fax Bahr and Adam Small. As of this writing we also discovered that the cast should be rounded out in the next couple of days.

More on this story as it develops.

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Shaq All-Star Comedy Stand-Up Special Goes On-Demand!

Today we discovered a new technology trend that is about to hit the comedy world; we hear that Warner Bros. Digital Distribution will offer exclusively via on demand the Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All-Star Comedy Jam stand up comedy special beginning May 6.

The special, held Feb. 12th during the National Basketball Association All-Star Game weekend and hosted by Academy Award-winning actress and comedian Mo'Nique, features stand-up performances from several popular urban comics including Mike Epps, George Willborn, Paul Mooney, Michael Blackson and Corey Holcomb, according to Warner Bros. officials.

Comcast/Xfinity, Time Warner Cable, Cox Cable, Charter Communications, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-Verse and Dish Network have signed to carry the event, according to Warner Bros. executives.

Viewers will also be able to access Warner Bros.-distributed vintage stand-up comedy shows featuring Tracy Morgan, Steve Harvey, Jamie Foxx, Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin and Sommore.

This is the first of several high-profile event programming Warner Bros. hopes to distribute exclusively to VOD providers, although the company would not reveal specific titles.

"We're offering consumers a front-row seat to high profile events exclusively through the On Demand and PPV platform," Michele Edelman, vice president of marketing and programming in Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, said in a statement. "Going forward we envision this 'virtual ticket' to go beyond comedy to include great offerings and events traditionally limited to closed venues."

More news on this as it develops.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

***Ah SKIT- It's Friday*** New Episode Featuring Jay Anthony Brown!

Comedy parody of Eryka Badu video
SInce it's time for another skit, we had to drop one on you, and this one is from comedian Jay Anthony Brown. Tell us what you think!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Queen Latifah Jumps Into Comedy With New Projects!

We just discovered that Black Entertainment Television is about to enter a multi-year deal with Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit Entertainment, and we also hear that there is an official greenlight of the original episodes of The Game- the former hit show that was formerly on the CW network.

The shocking news about this is that both of these shows are new for BET in the scripted arena.

Under the deal with Flavor Unit, the company has come on board to produce its first scripted comedy project, titled Let’s Stay Together. The new show is written and exec produced by Jacque Edmonds Cofer, and is a romantic comedy starring Malinda Williams (of Showtime's Soul Food fame) and Bert Belasco. We hear that the show is set for a launch in January 2011.

But that's not it for the Flavor Unit, as we hear they will also produce the new film titled The Cookout 2, which is a sequel to The Cookout.

We hear that the new show The Game, which was created by Mara Brock Akil, is slated to re-launch in September 2011.

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Chris Rock Agrees To New Remake Film Titled High And Low

At yesterday's press conference for the new film titled Death At A Funeral which stars Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence and Tracy Morgan (just to name a few) we discovered a news item from Chris Rock himself.

Rock stated that he has agreed to write and possibly star in a new screenplay, which we later discovered was intended for playwright David Mamet titled High and Low and would have Mike Nichols attached, who was brought on to direct.

We discovered that the film is another remake which is a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s acclaimed 1963 detective thriller High and Low, and follows a wealthy executive whose son has been kidnapped. He’s prepared to pay the ransom using funds he needs for a critical corporate buyout. But, before he can send the payment, he realizes the kidnappers have mistakenly abducted the child of his chauffeur and thus the decision becomes much more complicated.

Mamet was commissioned to pen the first draft of the screenplay more than ten years ago by then producer Martin Scorsese.

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Jamie Foxx To Add Animation To Upcoming Projects!

We just discovered from our sources that comedian, actor, singer and now producer Jamie Foxx is getting into the animation business, as we hear he is planning to produce and star in new animation titled Welcome To The Jungle for 20th Century Fox.
The new animation is based on an idea by Foxx and writer Malcolm Spellman, and we hear that the project is being kept under lock and key for now.

No word yet on when the project will begin, but we will find out and get back to you.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Martin Lawrence To Shoot A Concert Film?

Rumors are flying around in the comedy world that comedian and actor Martin Lawrence is about to make a big splash; and that’s by going back on tour and preparing to do a concert film.

Now, even though this story has yet to be confirmed we do know that Lawrence just wrapped his Doin' Time Comedy Tour and we know that after wrapping up the tour in the smaller markets he is planning on launching the tour in the major markets, and POSSIBLY go overseas even though the trek to go overseas hasn’t panned out yet.

If the rumors are true, expect his Production Company Runteldat to produce the film which will probably be shot in a major market, maybe Washington DC.

Up next for Lawrence is Death At A Funeral which opens nationwide April 16th with Chris Rock and Tracy Morgan, then off to Atlanta to film Big Momma’s; Like Father Like Son, and the Sheneneh and Wanda film also starring Jamie Foxx.

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Charlie Murphy On Humor Mill TV!

Here is an interview we conducted with comedian and actor Charlie Murphy (of The Dave Chappelle Show), who discusses everything from how he does what he does, to staying a writer to ultimately doing stand up. We also discuss his new book titled The Making Of A Stand Up Guy and his upcoming plans as an author, comedian and actor, and more! Check out the complete interview from the comedian who is probably best known by people screaming out his name "CHARLIE MURPHY"on The Chappelle Show right here!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Big Momma's House 3 Casting Almost Complete & About To Film!

As expected, the cast for the new Martin Lawrence film, Big Momma's House 3 is just about complete.

We hear that joining Lawrence and Brandon T Jackson are actors Faizon Love, Emily Rios, Portia Doubleday and Michelle Ang.

As we reported a couple of weeks ago, Jackson (of Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief and the upcoming Lottery Ticket) joined the cast as Lawrence’s son and will also don the infamous fat suit. Jessica Lucas (of Cloverfield fame) also joined the cast in the third installment which is now titled Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son. So far, the actress who is noticeably absent from the casting is actress Nia Long who played Lawrence’s love interest in the previous films.

If you recall, the Big Momma’s House franchise is about an FBI agent who wears drag and goes undercover to crack certain cases.

As we stated weeks ago, Big Momma’s House 3 is about Big Momma (Lawrence) and Charmaine (Jackson) go undercover at an all-girls performing-arts school to unmask a murderer. Love will play Kurtis Kool, a school security guard and former Run-D.M.C. roadie who becomes smitten with Big Momma. Rios, Doubleday and Ang will play students at the school who befriend Jackson's character.

The film begins shooting this month in Atlanta at the private, all-girls Agnes Scott College.

We hear up next for Lawrence is the rest of his Doin' Time Comedy Tour which is about to hit the major markets, and the Sheneneh and Wanda film also starring Jamie Foxx in the female characters they developed for their respective television shows. We even hear that there is some even bigger news about to drop from Lawrence’s camp and as soon as we confirm we will release it, so stay tuned!

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Monday, April 5, 2010

One On One With Comedian AJ Jamal On Humor Mill TV!

Once again we have an interview at the Robin Harris Tribute several weeks back, and this time we stop and talk to the very funny comedian AJ Jamal. This comedian is used to flying under the radar and as usual he is his funny self even at the tribute. We get a chance to discuss what Robin Harris meant to him and we also ask about his upcoming projects. Check out the interview!

The Boondocks Season 3- The Final Season Trailer Released!

Here is the new trailer for the Boondocks which is the final season. After three seasons of the very funny and highly anticipated adult animation it looks like creator Aaron McGruder is calling it quits. The show brings back Regina King, John Witherspoon and the rest of the cast to drop one of the most powerful seasons of the show yet! Check out the trailer before Sony takes it down!!

Lottery Ticket Movie Trailer Finally Released!

Kevin Carson (Bow Wow), a young man living in the projects, wins $370 million in a nationwide lottery. When his opportunistic neighbors discover he has the winning ticket in his possession, Kevin must survive their greedy and sometimes even threatening actions over a three-day holiday weekend before he can claim his prize. The film also stars  Brandon T Jackson, Mike Epps, Ice Cube, Keith David, Terry Crews, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Bill Bellamy, and Charlie Murphy just to name a few of the folks in this comedy cast.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Tisha Campbell-Martin and Duane Martin Land In Two New Comedy TV Shows!

We just discovered that another Hollywood power couple, Husband-and-wife acting duo Tisha Campbell-Martin and Duane Martin have just landed new regular roles on two new comedy pilots: one is the new show from ABC's Wright vs. Wrong and the other is from NBC's Next, respectively.

Wright vs. Wrong also stars actress Debra Messing (of Will and Grace and The Starter Wife fame) as Evelyn Wright, a strong-minded, ambitious political personality who appears tough and espouses a right-wing agenda but behind the scenes is consumed by her foibles and flaws.

Campbell-Martin, will play Evelyn's stylist, who can't name the Vice President but knows all the Hollywood gossip.

The new show Next stars comedic actor Paul Reiser in the show which is also semi-autobiographical as a former television star and family man dealing with life's day-to-day conundrums.

Expect both shows to drop this fall.

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

*** Ah SKIT- It's Friday!***New Episode- Chris Rock's Crackers!

In 2004 Chris Rock and his writers from the Chris Rock Show wrote a parody version of OutKast’s “Hey Ya!,” their smash hit from the year before. The video for the parody was filmed but never released until now, thanks to the folks at World Star Hip Hop. We are not sure how Rock would feel about this being released now, but we can say that there are alot of feathers being ruffled now as many believe this to be racist. What do you think? Its just a joke right?

Thursday, April 1, 2010

An Interview With Aries Spears On Humor Mill TV!

Here is another interview we conducted with Aries Spears (of MAD Tv fame) as he discusses his stand up, his career, and his performance on the Shaq Comedy All Star Jam! Check out the interview!

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