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Ever since Quincy Jones decided to talk about the sexual lifestyle of the late comedy icon Richard Pryor, Michael Jackson and others he caused a firestorm. His decision to share inside information about celebrity icons was criticized by many, including his daughters. Jones turned to Twitter and posted that his daughters basically told him he…

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Gene Wilder is a comedic icon. The star of the 1971 movie Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory endeared him to the hearts of many for his spirited portrayal of the feature character. The world now mourns his passing at the age of 83 after a secret battle with Alzheimer’s. Wilder was a actor who flourished…

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This beef between Katt Williams and Kevin Hart doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. The former, during his Conspiracy Theory tour, decided to give a sold-out crowd in Atlanta a few conspiracies of his own. As the show was concluding, Williams took the opportunity to call out Hart, insisting that he is nothing more than…

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Since his recovery from the tragic vehicle accident in June 2014 that left him seriously injured, acting roles have been coming in generously for funnyman Tracy Morgan. He’s now in negotiations to play iconic comedian Redd Foxx in director Lee Daniel’s upcoming Richard Pryor biopic. Foxx, a legend on the stand-up comedy circuit, was known…

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After speaking with the director and writers of Unspeakable: A Dramatic Fantasia, I expected the production to be great. What was unexpected was being sucked into an interpretation of Richard Pryor’s life and getting lost in the experience. Unspeakable: A Dramatic Fantasia is the brainchild of Rod Gailes OBC and James Murray Jackson Jr. It chronicles the…

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A funny thing happened during Eddie Murphy’s speech after accepting the Mark Twain Prize for comedy at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts over the weekend: he made jokes about Bill Cosby. The lighthearted jabs at Cosby came as a surprise to many after Murphy’s recent interview with the Washington Post in which he spoke on why he…

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Comedy greats Richard Pryor, Moms Mabley and Redd Foxx each trekked on the hallowed grounds of the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem. Their accomplishments have been acknowledged with a very special honor and induction ceremony into the Apollo Walk of Fame. This Walk of Fame Ceremony marked the first time the theater inducted non-musical artists into the Apollo Walk of Fame. Still, all…

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(Photo credit: Kayana Szymczak for Picture Group) Lil Rel’s introduction to the national comedy scene began with his first appearance on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” which led to a slew of major appearances, including Comedy Central’s “Russell Simmons Presents Stand-Up at The El Rey,” Martin Lawrence’s “1st Amendment” on Starz, and HBO’s “Diddy’s Bad Boys…

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