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Sommore has been making us laugh for more than two decades alone and as one-fourth of “The Queens of Comedy,” alongside sister comediennes Mo’Nique, Adele Givens and Laura Hayes. In addition to doing stand-up, she is also a writer, producer and entrepreneur. Born in Trenton, New Jersey, she currently makes her home in Miami and…

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Since before even Redd Foxx and Richard Pryor hit the stage, black comedians have been pros at getting the laughs. In every genre, from TV to big screen and even live, black comedians have reigned supreme. And, as with any form of entertainment, you have certain guys that are just really hot right now; so we’ve…

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Everybody loves Cedric the Entertainer. The funnyman from Missouri has that kind of demeanor that makes everyone feel like they’ve known him for years. He’s joking around with his publicist as we chat at the Ritz Carlton New York at Central Park South in Manhattan. “Why are these lights so low?” he asks playfully, noting…

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When it comes to acting, we very seldom witness the transition of a true star from one craft to the next. One star who made it his mission to challenge the many presumptions we have about crossover stars, is Decatur, Georgia, native Tone Bell. Since winning NBC’s coveted Stand Up for Diversity Program, Bell has…

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Days after a nasty Twitter feud, sparked by an interview by funnyman Mike Epps with K104’s “Dede in the Morning,” where Epps took shots at fellow comedian Kevin Hart, Hart calls a truce. Nothing to see here, Epps and Hart declared via Twitter as they addressed the rumors surrounding their alleged beef. I just had…

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There’s a charm about Neighbors breakout star, Jerrod Carmichael that’s more than just southern. Carmichael has a natural ability to tickle your funny bone by just engaging in eye contact. This innate talent of understanding his environment and “on your toes” comedy comes from what Carmichael describes as “absorbing the day” a quote he uses from Duke Ellington. If that’s…

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Mike Epps blasts Kevin Hart on Twitter Mike Epps and Kevin Hart just can’t seem to get along. During an interview earlier this weekend with K104’s Dede in the Morning, Epps was asked to name one overrated comedian and he replied “Kevin Hart.” “In this business right here, sometimes marketing can be bigger than talent.…

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What is your profession(s)? Host, actor, comedic personality, film producer and IT business owner What is your title(s) and job description(s)? Emcee for all occasions, stand-up philosopher, actor and president/CEO What inspired you to choose your career? Family, Michael Jackson and Eddie Murphy. I was always asked to perform (sing and dance) at every family…

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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.

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