Day: July 6, 2017

The late Charlie Murphy will still co-star in BET’s The Comedy Get Down, coming Fall 2017

Charlie Murphy (“Charlie Murphy!”) may have died in April, but his comic legacy lives on, not only in the fourth season of Power on Starz, which began airing this summer — but also the forthcoming first season of The Comedy Get Down, coming to BET. BET had announced the semi-scripted series last year, wanting to repeat the success of Real Husbands of Hollywood with a look at the lives on- and off-stage for the comedians touring North America on “The Comedy Get Down,” namely George Lopez, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, and Murphy. The first official on-air...

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On Second Thought with Roy Wood Jr.

Episode #5 of my exclusive Laughly podcast miniseries, On Second Thought, is out now with Roy Wood, Jr. On Second Thought¬†asks:¬†If tragedy plus time equals comedy, then comedy plus time equals what now? We all know and love Wood now as a star correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and he just hosted the ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans, but he made his major breakthrough in 2010 as a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Wood could have won the whole competition, but something about his semifinals set on live primetime TV still doesn’t sit right with...

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