Day: November 6, 2014

Comedy Warriors: Healing Through Humor

The New York Comedy Festival kicked off officially on Wednesday night with the eighth annual all-star benefit for the Bob Woodruff Foundation, Stand Up For Heroes, with Louis C.K., Jim Gaffigan, John Oliver, Bruce Springsteen and Jon Stewart performing to raise money for our wounded veterans and their families. Last month, the United States also unveiled a brand-new memorial in Washington, D.C., the American Veterans Disabled For Life Memorial. So as this Veterans Day approaches — the federal holiday in 2014 falls on Nov. 14 — we stand up for heroes in new ways. An Emmy-winning documentary takes it...

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Top Five film clip: Chris Rock and Tracy Morgan rank their top five rappers of all time

You may have noticed Chris Rock and other comedians weighing in over the past day with their Top Five lists of all-time rappers. It’s all a tie-in to Rock’s new movie, Top Five, and this scene from it, wherein Rock’s comedian/actor character Andre Allen comes home to a welcome and drunken audience that includes Sherri Shepherd, Tracy Morgan, Leslie Jones, Michael Che and Jay Pharoah. No need to hide the liquor, as they’re launching into their own discussion of the best rhymers in the game. When Jones’s character suggests that the late Tupac Shakur could have gone into politics...

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