• Calise Hawkins, Pat Brown kick off inaugural Black Women in Comedy Festival

    The Black Women in Comedy Festival is coming to Brooklyn for the first time ever this weekend. The new festival will feature 30 phenomenal comedians, solo artists, and improv groups performing nightly shows from February 28 to March 3, effectively bridging the gap between Black History Month and Women’s History Month. You can catch any of the shows across four venues in the New York City neighborhood of Bed-Stuy: Brooklyn

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    Is Eddie Murphy the best and worst thing to happen to black comics?

    Just this morning, our pals at Huffington Post Comedy, posted an excellent roundtable discussion featuring comedians W. Kamau Bell, Desiree Burch, Michael Che, Calise Hawkins, Phoebe Robinson and Baron Vaughn, in honor of Black History Month. The discussion spanned what it means to be a black comedian today, how socio-political comedy plays to American audiences going through tough economic times, and a lot more. In the below excerpt, Vaughn examines

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