comedy

Leslie Jones Covers ELLE’s First Women in Comedy Issue

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Leslie Jones is looking fierce with her signature spiky hair on July’s cover of Elle, which celebrates women in comedy. Jones, who is starring in the upcoming Ghostbusters remake, made mention of her Elle cover at an impromptu stand-up appearance. “I ain’t used to that...

Did Amy Schumer Steal Jokes From a Dead Black Comic During her Show at the Apollo?

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Comedy fans are engaged in a debate today after video of Amy Schumer’s HBO’s comedy special at the historic Apollo Theater hit the web. In one clip, the Trainwreck star is seen talking about sex positions in a way that reminded many of the late great comedian Patrice O’Neal. O’Neal, who...

Phylicia Rashad Isn’t Happy With The Current State Of Sitcoms

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Some consider the golden age of television sitcoms long gone.  When you grew up watching a show like The Cosby Show and you look at what’s being offered now in regards to black family sitcoms, you not only realize the writing is often poorly executed,...

Coming Soon: “Passing” The Comic Strip – When Race Is More Than Just Black Or White

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Last summer, I got together with one of my best friends and writing partners, Danielle Belton, and wrote  several scripts for a tv show idea. This was our baby. We nurtured it and through what seemed like a hundreds of rewrites and character sketches we...

Jerry Seinfeld Says It’s “Anti-Comedy” To Impose Gender or Race-Based Quotas

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Some people may consider Jerry Seinfeld one of the most popular comedians of our time. Some may also consider Jerry Seinfeld one of the most unfunny, popular comedians of our time. But chances are, he doesn’t care either way.  What else doesn’t Seinfeld care about?...




V.O.T.D: SNL’s ‘White Christmas’ Skit

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What better way to highlight the issue of race and pop culture, than to make fun of it? No?  Well, Saturday Night Live thinks so. This past weekend’s SNL episode included a sketch called “White Christmas,” a trailer for “The first black Christmas movie for a...