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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