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CS Interview: Larry Charles on the Dangerous World of Comedy

CS interview: Larry Charles on the Dangerous World of Comedy Following his work around the world on hit comedies Religulous, Borat and Brüno, Larry Charles has teamed with Netflix to give audiences a deeper look at how dangerous it can be to be a comedian both here in the U.S. and especially overseas with his new four-part docuseries. We recently got the chance to discuss the series with Charles and the full trailer for the series can be viewed in the player below! PB ...
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Coming To America Sequel Release Date Set for 2020

Coming to America sequel release date set for 2020 The Hollywood Reporter has brought word that the Coming to America sequel release date has been set by Paramount Pictures. The follow-up to the acclaimed 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy has landed an August 7, 2020 release date. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var st...
Tags: Movies, America, Netflix, Beverly Hills, Twins, Paramount Pictures, Lee Daniels, Eddie Murphy, Murphy, Brewer, Richard Pryor, Queens New York, Barris, Jonathan Levine, Craig Brewer, Keegan Michael Key

‘Blazing Saddles’ at 45: The Legendary Comedy is Both Hilarious and Troublesome in 2019

Depending on who you listen to, so-called “PC culture” is the scourge of modern comedy. Stand-up comedians (primarily those who are older and white, which is clearly a weird coincidence) often rail against the notion that younger, more diverse audiences aren’t too excited at the prospect of laughing at humor targeting wide cultures of people by utilizing hoary stereotypes. The world of film comedy has had many examples of massively successful films that are proudly offensive, from Animal...
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First Trailer for Biopic Doc 'I Am Richard Pryor' About the Comedian

"It so moves an audience to find a performer who shares their vulnerability with you." Premium channel Paramount Network has debuted an official trailer for the documentary I Am Richard Pryor, the iconic comedian / performer who broke barriers and achieved massive success. "Pimps, poverty, racism — he took all that dark shit and made it light." The doc film explores and celebrates the life and career of the iconic comedian who lifted himself out of poverty to achieve worldwide fame and fortu...
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TV Roundup: Keith Carradine to Return to ‘Big Bang Theory’ as Penny’s Father

In today’s TV News Roundup, Keith Carradine returns to guest on “Big Bang Theory” and “I Am Richard Pryor” will be the first of three new “I Am” chapters of Paramount Network’s documentary franchise.  FIRST LOOKS Paramount Network has just announced this year’s film slate for three new installments of its award-winning “I Am” documentary […]
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20 movies to see at the Red Bull Music Festival LA film series

In the late 1970s, when punk rock still seemed dangerous – no, it’s true, kids, you can ask your mom and dad – the venerable old Ukrainian Cultural Center in East Hollywood was one of the few places in Los Angeles willing to host shows for bands such as Black Flag and Bad Brains, the Minutemen and the Circle Jerks. These days it’s home to tamer events like the centennial of the late great Ukrainian-American actor Volodymyr Palahniuk – you may know him as Oscar-winning actor Jack Palance – or the...
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Pam Grier Wants Spike Lee to Direct Her Biopic [TCA 2019]

Pam Grier co-stars on the ABC comedy Bless This Mess . Speaking with reporters after the Bless This Mess panel for the Television Critics Association, Grier discussed the biopic about her life that is in the works. Given her storied career from Roger Corman movies to landmark black action heroine movies like Coffy and Foxy Brown  to a career in television drama, a movie about this legend seems like a no-brainer. Here’s what we found out from Grier about the movie, currently titl...
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State of the Arts: Inside the Blax Museum

Imagine having a chance to see Richard Pryor or Billie Holiday perform, to have intimate conversations with Frederick Douglass or James Baldwin. These icons in African American history and others are embodied in a cultural showcase called The Blax Museum. On this week’s State of the Arts, WKSU's Mark Arehart talks with educator, poet and blogger Michelle R. Smith about starting the project. [Author: Mark Arehart]
Tags: James Baldwin, Richard Pryor, Frederick Douglass, MICHELLE R SMITH, Mark Arehart, Blax Museum

Hustle & Flow’s Craig Brewer to Direct Coming To America Sequel

Hustle & Flow’s Craig Brewer to direct Coming To America sequel The upcoming sequel to the acclaimed 1988 Eddie Murphy-led comedy Coming to America has found its director in Craig Brewer, known for writing and directing the acclaimed 2005 musical drama Hustle & Flow and modest 2006 success Black Snake Moan, according to The Hollywood Reporter. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gp...
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Why Kevin Hart Was the Wrong Choice to Host the Oscars (Column)

I’m not a person who tends to have a censorious attitude toward stand-up comedians. One of their jobs is to give voice to the audacious, the outrageous, the rudely incorrect. If we looked back, in hindsight, and vetted comic artists from Lenny Bruce to Richard Pryor to George Carlin to Sandra Bernhard to Eddie Murphy […]
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Joke’s Over: WH Correspondents Dinner Will Feature Historian Ron Chernow

Departing with years of tradition, this year’s White House Correspondents Association dinner will feature a historian, Ron Chernow, in place of a comedian. In years past, with a few exceptions, comedians from Stephen Colbert to Richard Pryor have performed for members of the White House Correspondents Association and their guests. Michelle Wolf performed most recently. “While I have never been mistaken for a stand-up comedian, I promise that my history lesson won’t be dry,” Chernow said in a pre...
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The Lenny Bruce Archive: Brandeis Digitally Preserves the Legacy of the Pathbreaking Comedian

Edgy, smart, aggressive, unapologetically Jewish, Lenny Bruce mixed Yiddishisms, hipster slang, colorful terms for various sex acts, and social, political, and religious satire in a high-wire improvisatory act he thought of as verbal jazz. Marketed as a sick comedian, Bruce got his start playing strip clubs, and ended upbitter, defeated, blacklisted, and addictedranting and reading court transcripts from his various obscenity trials. It was a sad end to a brilliant and too-short ca...
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Richard Pryor Documentary Coming to Paramount Network (EXCLUSIVE)

“I Am Richard Pryor,” a look at a comedy legend who reinvented standup with his confessional style of humor, is being produced for the Paramount Network. The film follows Richard Pryor as he rises from his impoverished childhood, growing up in a brothel run by his grandmother, to become the highest-paid performer in the entertainment […]
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Lenny Henry to play Richard Pryor on stage

One comedian will play tribute to another in a one-man play about the confrontational stand-up star.
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Tim Allen brings his politically incorrect act to Costa Mesa

Have Americans become addicted to political drama? Tim Allen thinks maybe so. The superstar comedian and actor whose “Last Man Standing” sitcom was recently revived by Fox for a seventh season after being dropped by its longtime network, ABC, knows a few things about the subject of addiction. A former addict who once served prison time for cocaine possession and was arrested for a DUI, he’s now been sober for more than 20 years. “Everyday there’s new outrage,” Allen said in a recent phone interv...
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Cool Stuff: Massive Robin Williams Box Set Spans 22 DVDs with Over 50 Hours of Footage

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been over four years since Robin Williams left us. Thankfully, the comedian left behind some incredible film, television and stand-up performances for fans to enjoy for years to come. However, there’s plenty of footage of Robin Williams at his most hilarious and off the leash that isn’t easily available. But a new Robin Williams box set collects almost everything you could ever want. Robin Williams: Comic Genius, a box set from TIME LIFE, collects over 100 perform...
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Fancy the Farkle Family?

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Rest In Pancakes, Kenny Shopsin

Word is filtering through the NYC food community that Kenny Shopsin has passed away. Together with his wife and children, Shopsin was the proprietor of Shopsin’s General Store, an iconic NYC restaurant, an establishment. Calvin Trillin wrote a profile of Shopsin and the restaurant for the New Yorker in 2002. One evening, when the place was nearly full, I saw a party of four come in the door; a couple of them may have been wearing neckties, which wouldn’t have been a plus in a restaurant whos...
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Rest in pancakes, Kenny Shopsin

Word is filtering through the NYC food community that Kenny Shopsin has passed away. Together with his wife and children, Shopsin was the proprietor of Shopsin’s General Store, an iconic NYC restaurant, an establishment. Calvin Trillin wrote a profile of Shopsin and the restaurant for the New Yorker in 2002. One evening, when the place was nearly full, I saw a party of four come in the door; a couple of them may have been wearing neckties, which wouldn’t have been a plus in a restaurant whos...
Tags: Tamara, Jason Kottke, West Village, Kenny, Richard Pryor, Greenwich Village, Calvin Trillin, General Store, Elizabeth David, Shopsin, Kenny Shopsin, Tamara Shopsin, Die Yuppie Scum Kenny, Kenny Shopsin Pancakes

Richard Pryor as the First Black President

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'Mission Impossible' Still #1 After Weekend 2 Box Office

Tom Cruise and "Mission Impossible - Fallout” from Paramount held on to the to the top spot in movie theaters this weekend.  The franchise's sixth installment which features Tom Cruise performing his own stunts, generated $35M in North American theaters and $111M worldwide, according to estimates compiled by comScore. “Mission Impossible” bested a trio of newcomers, which included Walt Disney’s live-action Winnie the Pooh redux “Christopher Robin” which opened in second place with $25 milli...
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The Benefits of Failure

--> Several years ago I was working with a distinguished law firm partner who had been given a few months to find a new job by his existing firm. The partner had not looked for a job in probably twenty-five-plus years and I think his confidence was  shaken by losing his job. The attorney was quite marketable and was used to earning close to a $1 million a year, and I knew that he would not have a very difficult time getting another job. I met with him on several occasions and gave him a list of ...
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Weekend Box Office: Mission Impossible Crushes Mama Mia

The Mission Impossible franchise proved that it still has lots of life left as “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” debuted with $153.5M in worldwide box office revenue, according to estimates compiled by comScore.  The cast was lead by Tom Cruise, who reprised his role from previous entries in the Franchise, as did Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris, Michelle Monaghan and Alec Baldwin. This installment, the sixth in the increasingly hoary series of spy dramas, was writt...
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Walmart Teams Up With Microsoft To Fight Amazon, Netflix

Slashdot readers hyperclocker and Hallux-F-Sinister have shared news about Walmart's new strategy to take on Amazon. In a nutshell, Walmart will use more of Microsoft's cloud services and work with the company on AI and machine learning projects. The goal is to reduce its energy consumption and improve its delivery systems. Hyperclocker shares an excerpt from a report: Today, Walmart announced that it has established a strategic partnership with Microsoft to, "further accelerate Walmart's digita...
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Dame Dash Confronts Lee Daniels Over $2 Million Unpaid Loan

Dame Dash is suing decorated movie director Lee Daniels — again. Following an in-person confrontation at a Diana Ross concert last week, spearheaded by the media mogul, a lawsuit has been filed against Daniels’ in the amount of $5M after he broke his promise to give Dame an executive producer credit and 5% of backend profits on a Richard Pryor biopic that never materialized. The strangely paired business associates have been at odds for nearly over 10 years after Dame loaned Daniels $2M to fun...
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WATCH: Dame Dash Confronts Lee Daniels for Not Repaying $2 Million Loan

Dame Dash wants Lee Daniels to run him his money … NOW!Years ago, Damon Dash lent Lee Daniels $2 million to produce the 2004 movie “The Woodsman.” In return for the money, Dame says he received a written agreement from Daniels that promised him executive producer credits, 50 percents of the film’s rights, and a guarantee that the $2M investment would be repaid in full with interest. Apparently, that never happened and Dame filed a lawsuit in 2014.In 2015, Dash and Daniels settled the suit, with ...
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Damon Dash Sues & Confronts Lee Daniels For Allegedly Owing Him MILLIONS For Richard Pryor Biopic! WATCH HERE!

On Tuesday, Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Damon Dash filed a lawsuit against Empire co-creator Lee Daniels over a Richard Pryor biopic that was never produced. Last week, during Diana Ross' show at the Hollywood Bowl, Dash confronted Daniels for allegedly owing him $2 million for the project. Related: Damon's Son Arrested For DUI! On Tuesday, video of the fiery encounter began circulating around social media. As seen here: Guess Dame finally ran into Lee Daniels. Ouch...
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Today in History for June 9th

Highlights of this day in history: Sen. Joseph McCarthy confronted over his anti-communist tactics; Author Charles Dickens dies; Comedian Richard Pryor suffers burns; Secretariat wins Triple Crown; Electric guitar pioneer Les Paul born. (June 9)            [Author: AP]
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Official Trailer for HBO's Doc 'Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind'

"Robin was like nothing I'd ever seen." HBO has debuted an official trailer for Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind, made by doc filmmaker Marina Zenovich (of Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic, Water & Power: A California Heist). This doc originally premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year. It's a loving tribute to the late Robin Williams, a comedic mastermind and beloved actor, who touched all of our hearts in some way through his work, before passing away in 2014. The doc features new...
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The 10 Best ’70s Comedies

The 10 Best ’70s Comedies When people think of the ’70s, usually the first thing that pops up is disco, bell-bottoms, or sideburns. For others, it’s maybe School House Rock. Chances are, if you’re a bit older reading this you’ve actually lived through this time and reminded many people about how it was the best decade and nothing ever came close to it. Or, you’ve heard someone in your family talk about how it was the best decade ever. Apparently, everything was better in the ’70s. The drugs. ...
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