Day: January 31, 2018

Jordan Temple on Conan

Jordan Temple made his debut on Tuesday night’s Conan, and expressed hope in seeing more black people in more inspiring occupations. And not just in porn. Temple also joked about the upcoming Harriet Tubman money, Tim Burton movies, and going to a white boarding school in a black neighborhood. Roll the...

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Taking the Hollywood out of a funny pro athlete: What’s Blake Griffin to do in Detroit?

Comedian Aaron Hertzog has delivered my favorite take on the NBA’s trade of Blake Griffin from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Detroit Pistons, with this article in Fansided: How does the trade to Detroit affect Blake Griffin’s comedy career? After all, Griffin has performed at Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival, done humorous spots for TV campaigns, guest-starred on Broad City and showed up onstage at places such as The Laugh Factory in Hollywood. All of which is easy when you live and work in L.A. But Detroit? “I’m featuring for Dave Attell in April at the Comedy Castle in Detroit,”...

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Where in the world is Kathy Griffin, and what is she thinking

A brand-new extensive interview with Kathy Griffin appeared today in The Hollywood Reporter, putting her on its cover as A Comic In Exile. The profile headline? “Can a Comic in Exile Come Back?” For starters, she’s not exiled. THR met her for lunch in Santa Monica and visited with her in her Bel Air mansion. The magazine used a photo of her performing at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles just a few months ago. Yes, her national tour planned for 2017 abruptly got cancelled after she posed with a fake head of Donald Trump to gin up publicity...

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Kevin Hart adds more than 100 dates to 2018 global “Irresponsible” arena tour

Kevin Hart has added more than 100 dates in arenas around the world to this year’s Irresponsible Tour. Which makes you think Hart probably needs to clone himself to keep up. He’s already thought of that. Roll the promo clip. Tickets went on sale today for the North American tour stops via Live Nation. Here are the dates and places! ‘THE KEVIN HART IRRESPONSIBLE TOUR’ 2018 DATES: DATE: CITY: VENUE: Fri Mar 23 Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena Sun Mar 25 Richmond, VA Richmond Coliseum Fri Mar 30 Hampton, VA Hampton Coliseum Sat Mar 31 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center...

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Showtime has cancelled Dice

After two seasons, Showtime has decided to stop rolling the Dice with Andrew Dice Clay’s semi-autobiographical sitcom. The formal announcement came Tuesday, but the writing had been on the wall, ever since its notable absence at the winter TCA sessions. Ratings also were never great for the sitcom that pondered what “Dice” was doing now in Las Vegas with his live-in girlfriend (played by Natasha Leggero) and his best friend Milkshake (Kevin Corrigan), and frequent cameos by other comedians and Vegas acts. Showtime posted the entire season digitally at once, then aired episodes on TV weekly. First-season episodes averaged...

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