• Exclusive: Original Kings of Comedy biopic in the works

    When The Original Kings of Comedy hit theaters nationwide in August of 2000 no one could’ve predicted that it would do what it eventually did for the careers of Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer and the late Bernie Mac. That is, no one except Walter Latham, the force behind the groundbreaking and critically acclaimed concert film shot over two nights at the Charlotte Coliseum in North Carolina during

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    Walter Latham and Verizon partner to distribute comedy

    Walter Latham proved himself an innovator in 2000 when he broke the mold of how stand-up comedy was produced and perceived. That was the year he released The Original Kings of Comedy and as a result broke the careers of Bernie Mac, Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley and Cedric the Entertainer. Since that time Latham has continued shine a light on talented comedians all the while embracing ever-changing technologies. He launched

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    Louis C.K., Wanda Sykes, Jerry Seinfeld and more! 11 Comedians as comedians on television

    Stand-up comedians are taking over television! Comics, not all of them trained actors, are getting the opportunity to play the roles they were meant to play: comedians. The old stand-up-to-sitcom model was that maybe you’d get discovered at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal or a producer might see you headlining on the road and believe he could create an entire show around a few minutes of a

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    Walter Latham: I am the King of Urban Comedy (Interview)

    If you don’t know the name Walter Latham, you surely know his phenomenal work. His producing resume includes The Original Kings of Comedy, Queens of Comedy, Martin Lawerence’s Runteldat, Chris Rock’s Bring the Pain, and P. Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy. The Brooklyn native was recently selected by YouTube and Google to create original content on his own comedy channel which launches July 7. He’s receiving a share of the

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    Late comedian Bernie Mac honored with Chicago street sign

    The late comedian Bernie Mac, known mostly for being part of the Original Kings of Comedy as well as his own television show, was honored today in Chicago, as a street sign bearing his name was raised. The “honorary” sign was posted in the Englewood neighborhood of the city, where Mac grew up. On hand at a ceremony, were Mac’s widow Rhoda McCullough, daughter Je’Niece McCullough (pictured below) and the

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