Day: March 23, 2017

Going Hollywood: Meet Jenny Zigrino

People were going Hollywood long before Bing Crosby starred in the 1933 film musical Going Hollywood. Certainly, though, countless unknowns have packed their bags and moved to Los Angeles in the years and decades since then, hoping for show business to discover them and make them a star! New York City may be the city everyone goes to make it there before making it everywhere, but Hollywood remains the place where stars are born and made. It’s Show Business, USA. This is a recurring feature, a complementary West Coast version of Meet Me In New York, The Comic’s Comic’s...

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We need to talk about black women in comedy: VH1’s “All Jokes Aside”

If you think it’s still tough out there in the comedy trenches for a woman wanting to make it as a stand-up, then just imagine what it must be like for a black women. Heck, don’t imagine it. Go out and talk to some black women in comedy. That’s what the new short documentary, All Jokes Aside, for VH1 digital did. Over the course of 22 minutes, the camera follows Tiffany Haddish, Luenell, Amanda Seales and other women around Los Angeles, from their homes to the comedy clubs and back. Tichina Arnold (Martin) and Debra Wilson (MADtv) talk about...

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