Day: April 20, 2017

Comedians pay tribute to Charlie Murphy in memorial, on stage and in SiriusXM show

Comedians who worked with Charlie Murphy on tour and on Chappelle’s Show gathered in New Jersey yesterday to remember him at a memorial, and Dave Chappelle held court for several hours late into the previous night in Manhattan at The Comedy Cellar. Among those who gathered at the memorial: Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Bill Burr, Neal Brennan, Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley and George Lopez. https://www.instagram.com/p/BTF4RsKB1uU/?taken-by=georgelopez Over on SiriusXM, several of them also offered more public words in honor of Charlie Murphy, who died last week at 57 from leukemia. “The Charlie Murphy Tribute Show,” hosted by comedian Bob Sumner...

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Audible launches Lewis Black exclusive podcast, “The Rant is Due”

Lewis Black has been known and renowned for his ability to make you laugh out loud from his ranting. And over the past year or two, Black has tapped into interactive technology to allow his fans on tour to put in their requests for onstage rants. Now Audible has assembled the best of Black’s rants and repackaged them into an exclusive podcast, The Rant Is Due, which launched today. New episodes will post weekly. Here are the official trailer and a five-minute sneak peek at Black’s Audible series. And Black went on last night’s Late Show with Stephen Colbert...

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Atlanta, Better Things, Horace and Pete, Veep named Peabody Award winners

Congrats to Donald Glover, Pamela Adlon, Louis CK and the cast of Veep for joining the illustrious list of winners of The Peabody Awards. CK pulled off a double-win, as he co-created FX’s Better Things and also fully funded and created his own streaming dramedy, Horace and Pete, on his own website. Here’s the announcement video from The Peabody Awards: And the official citations: “Atlanta” FX Productions (FX Networks) Donald Glover’s enchanting series on the struggles of two young black men trying to make it in Atlanta’s rap scene blends vibrant character study and rich socio-political commentary in delivering...

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