Richard Pryor’s children, Richard Jr. and Rain, happy he’s finally recognized by Apollo Theater

Richard Pryor's children, Richard Jr. and Rain, happy he's finally recognized by Apollo Theater

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 […]

Oprah Winfrey cast as Richard Pryor’s grandmother in Lee Daniels’ biopic

Oprah Winfrey to play Richard Pryor’s grandmother Oprah Winfrey has been cast as Richard Pryor’s grandmother, a woman rumored to be “a cruel and abusive lady pimp” in the upcoming Lee Daniels biopic reports TMZ. According to Pryor’s widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor, Winfrey got her hands on the script and was desperate to play Marie […]

Richard Pryor Jr. has changed his mind about Nick Cannon portraying his father

The competition to portray the legendary Richard Pryor in an upcoming biopic has just undergone another plot twist. Originally slammed by the Pryor family in his quests to win the coveted role, Nick Cannon has managed to change the mind of at least one of Pryor’s kids. Richard Pryor Jr. has reconsidered his previous stance and […]

Marlon Wayans hoping to land Richard Pryor biopic

Marlon Wayans says he can pull off playing Richard Pryor. A biopic about the late, great comedian and actor has been in the works for years with no one attached to the starring role. Wayans, who won critical acclaim for his dramatic turn in 2000’s Requiem for a Dream, is said to have wowed movie […]

Mike Epps: The crown prince of comedy

Story by Mike James Images by Phoenix White Comedian Mike Epps is growing up right before our eyes. It’s hard to see this because we are always wiping the tears from our eyes from laughing at all the funny antics and performances this man has channeled from his funny bone. Epps now wants us to […]

Top 10 comedy clubs in the country

Laughter keeps you young… well that’s what I’ve heard! Humor and laughter strengthens your immune system, boosts your energy, diminishes pain and protects you from the damaging effects of stress. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free and easy to use… Check out the top 10 comedy clubs in America. –Joi Pearson @JoiAPearson Above […]

10 funniest Chris Rock jokes of all time

Chris Rock turns 48 years-old today. Since being introduced as the rib peddler on I’m Gonna Git You Sucker  and the crackhead Pookie on New Jack City, Rock has elevated his career and become one of the funniest comics in the world. His stand up specials “Bring The Pain,” “Bigger and Blacker,” “Never Scared,” and “Kill […]

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.

Katt Williams suffers onstage meltdown

It’s been a rough few months for Katt Williams, but nothing could have prepared his fans for what happened during one of his concerts on Friday, Nov. 16, when the comedian suffered an onstage meltdown and had to abruptly cancel his show. According to The YBF, who has a 15-minute video of the meltdown, Williams […]

Comedian Chris Tucker Returns to Stand-Up With Guess Who’s Back Tour

Actor and comedian Chris Tucker is returning to stand-up comedy with his “Guess Who’s Back Tour.” AEG Live will present Tucker live at the Apollo Theater in Harlem for two nights: Thursday, Dec. 13 and Friday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. This won’t be the first time the Atlanta-born comedian and breakout Friday star performed at […]

Rain Pryor Challenges Race; Visual Artist Willie Cole Reflects on Harlem

Harlem Arts Alliance Presents: On the “A” w/Souleo Sometimes all it takes is a title to pique one’s interest and with one such as “Fried Chicken and Latkes,” you’re bound to ignite a few mind sparks. In this one-woman show by Rain Pryor (daughter of the legendary comedian and actor, Richard Pryor) the comedienne challenges […]

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 […]

Kevin Hart: Black Millionaire Blueprint for Success

It seems as if the fuel-injected comedian Kevin Hart exploded out of nowhere. The hyper, high energy entertainer with the tongue as quick as a machine gun has emerged as one of the elite comedians in the country the past few years. He pretty much dominated the Steve Harvey inspired blockbuster Think Like a Man, […]

Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle Tour in the Works?

Besides being heralded as one of the best albums of the past year, Jay-Z and Kanye West’s collaboration album, Watch The Throne, has inspired scores of fans to say, “cray,” fashion’s elite to jump on the hip-hop bandwagon and a number of artists to consider collaboration albums. But apparently, Watch The Throne’s influence goes far […]

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