Day: December 27, 2012

Chris Spencer on creating BET’s “Real Husbands of Hollywood” for Kevin Hart, guest-writing on SNL for Jamie Foxx

Chris SpencerĀ is really a husband in Hollywood, but when he created Real Husbands of Hollywood for BET, putting Kevin Hart and other funny celebrities together in an awards show sketch proved so popular that it’s a cable TV hit even before the first full season debuts on Jan. 15, 2013. “The show is so hot, we already got picked up for our second season, and we haven’t even aired any episodes,” Spencer told The Comic’s Comic a couple of days before Christmas. Forget about wrapping the first season. “I’m sitting in the writers room putting together the next 10...

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Secret Society of Comedy: Seth Herzog, Jamie Lee and Craig Baldo on their worst gigs

Among the offerings on Official Comedy’s YouTube channel is a weekly series called “Secret Society of Comedy,” in which comedians sit backstage or in an otherwise private setting and reveal secrets from the show biz. This week’s episode finds Jamie Lee, Seth Herzog and Craig Baldo answering the question (who curates these questions and writes them down on the little cards? that remains a secret!), “What’s the worst show you ever performed, and why?” For Herzog, the gig involves drunk NFL players heckling him six minutes into an hourlong gig. For Baldo, it happened when he opened for a...

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“Make ‘Em Laugh”: Famous comedians reminisce about their beginnings at the Comic Strip

At the SPIKE TV tribute to Eddie Murphy in November, Adam Sandler praised Murphy’s first stand-up special, Delirious, and acknowledged that he went to great lengths to be just like Eddie. “I tried to do everything he did in his career,” Sandler said. “I started doing stand-up at the world-famous Comic Strip in New York City like he did. I got on Saturday Night Live like he did. I got the same manager like he did. And then, when I became a big star, I fired the same manager like he did. (laughs) I love you Richie, and so...

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