Day: April 8, 2016

Meet Me In New York: Megan Gailey

What do they say about New York City: There are eight million stories, and sometimes it seems as though eight million of the people telling them think they’re comedians? No, that’s not it. It is a fact, though, that America’s biggest city is also its biggest comedy mecca. Hollywood may be Hollywood, but New York City is where comedians are born funny, become funny or arrive to thrust their funny upon us. I think we should meet some of these people. This is a recurring feature, a mini-profile of newcomers, up-and-comers and overcomers of New York’s vibrant comedy scene....

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Cedric The Entertainer on show business ebbs and flows: “It’s down to one guy at a time”

Promoting his new movie, Barbershop: The Next Cut, Cedric The Entertainer fielded a question from VH1’s Sway about how comedy has evolved. The o.g. Original Kings of Comedy alum — who’s touring now with a crew of D.L. Hughley, George Lopez, Eddie Griffin and Charlie Murphy for The Comedy Get Down — lamented at how show business doesn’t seem to have room for more than one famous black comedian today. “It’s definitely changed,” Ced said. “Now you have one-offs. I mean, you know, that’s the thing about the ability…used to be, you gotta think about it. There was a...

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