Author: Sean L. McCarthy

R.I.P. Marva L. Moncrieffe aka Simply Marvalous

Whether you spelled it marvalous or marvelous, Marva L. Moncrieffe was simply funny. The comedian known as Simply Marvalous died Wednesday in hospice care in Baton Rouge, La. Moncrieffe was 64. She had her own HBO half-hour comedy special in 1994, and followed that up with appearances on Def Comedy Jam, House Party 3 and Class Act. And here she was more recently on BET’s Comic View, explaining what had changed in her life since we first saw her in the 1990s. Other black women in comedy have been paying their respects. Sherri Shepherd wrote: “Simply Marvalous opened the door...

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Chris Garcia finds solace and comedy in new WNYC project “Death Sex and Money”

WNYC Studios is prepping a new project hosted by comedian Chris Garcia called Death Sex & Money, and they’d love your input on it. “This project is a work in progress—but we’re sharing it with you now because WNYC Studios wants  your feedback as we explore new shows and new ideas. So after you listen, head over to deathsexmoney.org/pilot to tell us what you think.” Here’s the official description: Comedian Chris Garcia has always incorporated stories about his Cuban-American family into his sets. But after his father died from Alzheimer’s, Chris started using his comedy to process his own grief, and to memorialize his dad. He...

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Everything is Terrible! tours behind The Great Satan

Found footage collective, Everything Is Terrible!, is unveiling both a film and a live tour to close out the summer of 2018, and you’re invited. TOUR DATES 8/31 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Blind Pig 9/1 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class 9/2 – Pittsburgh, PA – Row House Cinema 9/4 – Kingston, NY – BSP 9/5 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre 9/6 – Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival 9/10 – Lexington, KY – 21C Museum (FREE SHOW) 9/11 – Lansing, MI – The Loft 9/12 – Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme 9/13...

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Refinery29 launches late-night talk show, After After Party, on Facebook Watch

Refinery29, has entered the late-night talk show realm, but it’s hosting its After After Party on Facebook Watch. The nightly show kicks off at 9 p.m. Eastern on Aug. 13, with comedian Sonia Denis hosting. The format includes panel discussions with comedians, journalists and celebrity guests. Among those booked already: actress Regina Hall on 8/15, comedian and The Daily Show’s Gina Yashere on 8/29, and actress and entrepreneur La La Anthony on 9/17. After After Party After After Party invites comedians, celebrities, cultural critics and our audience to dig into the trending topics you care most about. Host Sonia Denis and guests deliver...

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