John Legend producing Bernie Mac biopic

It’s been almost 13 years since The Original Kings of Comedy star Bernie Mac died on Aug. 9, 2008, from complications of pneumonia as he battled the inflammatory cells disease sarcoidosis. While his timeless material still keeps people in stitches so he’ll never be forgotten, his life story is in the works to hit the […]

Bernie Mac’s widow, Rhonda McCullough, talks life after comedian’s death

On Aug. 9, 2008, the world of comedy lost a legend, Bernard McCollough, better known as Bernie Mac. The stand-up comedian, actor and voice artist’s joyous spirit captured the hearts of millions with his performances in an eponymous TV series “The Bernie Mac Show,” classic ’90s flicks Friday and The Players Club, and later Ocean’s Eleven and Twelve, Pride and Soul Men, […]

Bernie Mac ‘Unsung Hollywood’ episode airs this Wednesday on TV One

[jwplatform 4FLKFYoO] The acclaimed documentary show, “Unsung Hollywood,” is returning on TV One with all-new episodes. This season is kicking off with the story of beloved comedian, Bernard McCullough, better known as Bernie Mac. Bernie Mac came from humble beginnings on Chicago’s South Side. As a hard-working father, he struggled to make ends meet, working […]

D.L. Hughley joins Tom Joyner’s Reach Media to host afternoon radio show

Another “Kings of Comedy” alumnus is returning to the airwaves — and he’s bringing fire. We already know about media mogul Steve Harvey’s handful of radio and TV properties, and fellow comedian Cedric the Entertainer has yet another TV show on the air.  Now it’s comedian D.L. Hughley’s turn. The caustic comedian, author, actor and […]

Top 15 black comedians of all time

We’re taking a look at influential black comedians, both past and present. From Richard Pryor in the ’70s, to Eddie Murphy in the ’80s, and “The Original Kings of Comedy,” blacks have played a defining role in American comedy. Click continue for our top 15.

Sherman Hemsley’s Cause of Death Revealed

Last month, comedy fans across the globe were heartbroken when Sherman Hemsley, the star of the iconic show “The Jeffersons,” passed away at 74. After being laid to rest, a coroner’s report has now revealed the true cause of Hemsley’s death. According to TMZ, the El Paso County Texas Medical Examiner has determined that Hemsley […]

Comic Patrice O’Neal Dead at 41: 6 Other Deaths That Rocked the Comedy World

Comedy fans were left mourning on Nov. 29, when news spread that veteran comedian Patrice O’Neal had passed away at the age of 41, from complications of a stroke he suffered last month. According to The New York Daily News, O’Neal’s agent, Matt Frost, confirmed the comedian’s death in a statement, saying, “Many of us […]