Day: April 6, 2015

Dave Chappelle filmed a 2015 stand-up special at Austin City Limits

The Dave Chappelle comeback is now complete. After touring with Funny or Die’s summer Oddball Festival amphitheater tour, holding down a residency at Radio City Music Hall and more than a year of theater dates across North America, Chappelle recorded his stand-up for a special over the weekend at Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater. Chappelle performed sold-out shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the theater in downtown Austin. DJ Trauma and DJ Hype hyped up the crowd, while local stand-ups Ashley Barnhill and Mo Amer got a chance to play to the large, appreciative audiences waiting to...

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Anjelah Johnson mounting summer concert tour as Bon Qui Qui

Move over Childish Gambino and Eddie Murphy, there’s a new gal in town who’s ready to make with the funny and the music both in a summer concert tour, as Anjelah Johnson is ready to perform 14 dates across the South and West this July as her character Bon Qui Qui. Johnson explains in the video with her sassy singing alter-ego that she’ll still tell some of her greatest hits material at the top of each show, then change into costume and character while an opening band performs, then unleash a concert as Bon Qui Qui with songs and...

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John Oliver finds Edward Snowden and a way for anyone to care about NSA’s domestic surveillance

With all of the talk in the past week about satire, freedom of speech and comedians abusing or somehow not doing what they can with that privilege, it’s even more remarkable to consider what John Oliver did during that week. Oliver and a camera crew flew to Russia and interviewed Edward Snowden, the 31-year-old former CIA computer tech who later worked as a contractor for the National Security Agency and was so distressed by what he discovered there that he leaked a lot of their operations to the media in 2013. “It is vital that we have a discussion...

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