• Chris Rock jokes on Jussie Smollett: What the hell was he thinking?

    Chris Rock is making headlines for his jokes at the 50th NAACP Image Awards Saturday Night. While black-ish’s Anthony Anderson hosted the awards show, Rock stole focus with his jokes about Jussie Smollett. Smollett received a nomination this year for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role on Empire. However, after recent news broke that Smollett allegedly reported a hate crime that never took place (charges have

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    8 brilliant stand-up specials on Netflix to celebrate Black History Month

    Happy Black History Month! Black comedians have been an integral part of stand-up comedy for decades. Netflix has produced several specials where black comedians speak their truths about racism, privilege, and politics. To celebrate the work of black comics, Laughspin is bringing eight Netflix specials that will have you laughing (and thinking) not just in February, but all year round! W. Kamau Bell: Private School Negro W. Kamau Bell: Private

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    Chris Rock will direct Saving Kenan pilot at NBC but we’re all talking about Kenan Thompson’s SNL future

    Chris Rock will direct the new Kenan Thompson pilot for NBC, called Saving Kenan. The announcement is just one more item making Thompson’s fans wonder if he will leave Saturday Night Live after this season. Thompson holds the record of longest-tenured SNL cast member with 16 seasons to his name. He continues to express his gratitude being on SNL as reports about other cast members’ futures percolate. Rock and Thompson crossed

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    The 20 Best Stand-up Specials of 2018

    None of you are going to agree with me on this list. And that’s okay. It’s not easy to do a year-in-review Top 10 List (or whatever arbitrary number Buzzfeed picks that day). The sheer volume of stand-up produced this year made things even more difficult. I watched every qualifying stand-up special that came out in 2018. Every. Single. One. I don’t like Top Anything lists because, it’s like, you didn’t

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    Grammy Nominations: Jim Gaffigan pre-congratulates Chris Rock or Dave Chappelle

    Grammy nominations were announced on Friday morning, including the contenders for Best Comedy Album. And there are plenty of big names up for the honor. Dave Chappelle, who won the 2018 Grammy in this category, is nominated for his album Equanimity & The Bird Revelation. He is up against the 2017 winner, Patton Oswalt, who is nominated for his album Annihilation. Oswalt jokingly tweeted Friday morning that he and his

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    13 comedians’ surprising first roles

    Even the biggest comedy stars have to start somewhere. Local commercials, made-for-TV movies (before “special television events” were a thing), and brief character arcs on shows can be important first steps in long careers. Especially local commercials. Thankfully for major celebrities, those credits don’t appear on IMDB. We had to do a little digging. From the silly to the surprising, Laughspin is rounding up a list of our favorite first

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    LOL Comedy Honors postponed…again

    The second annual LOL Comedy Honors have been canceled or at least postponed. The award show was supposed to take place Thursday at Gotham Hall in New York City. On the list to attend the black-tie show were big names like Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Nick Cannon, and Tracy Morgan, all comedians being honored for their work in the comedy industry. The announcement of the show’s cancelation came the day

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    Chris Rock to direct Kevin Hart in Co-Parenting divorce comedy

    Looks like Chris Rock is getting back behind the camera—with Kevin Hart in front of it. Deadline reports Rock is in negotiations to direct the Ride Along star in Co-Parenting, a comedy from producer Will Packer and Universal Pictures. Co-Parenting is about a stay-at-home dad—presumably played by Hart—who raises the kids while his CEO wife serves as the family’s moneymaker. As described by Deadline, the main character “finds himself in

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    Jerry Seinfeld Doesn’t Play Colleges Anymore Because They Are Too PC

    Comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld has no plans to perform on college campuses in the near future because he feels that this generation of young adults are too politically correct. While appearing on ESPN’s The Colin Cowherd Show, Seinfeld told the radio host that comics are staying away from colleges on purpose. “I hear a lot of people tell me, ‘Don’t go near colleges, they’re so PC.’ Seinfeld put his thoughts

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    Chris Rock Weighs in on Mayweather vs. Pacquiao For HBO Sports (Video)

    Chris Rock has worn many hats during his illustrious career: writer, producer, actor, director. But sports commentator? It maybe a new chapeau for his collection but it is one he wears very well. While being interviewed for HBO Sports recently, Chris Rock gave his take on the long awaited bout, set for May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Always open and honest about his comedy, Rock is

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    TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential List: Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Lorne Michaels, more represent for comedy

    TIME magazine released its twelfth-annual TIME 100 today, a list of the 100 most influential people in the world. And, while many familiar names from the arenas of politics and business were featured, some of comedy’s best and brightest stars also received honorable mentions within the pages of the special issue. Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels, stand-up comedian-turned movie star Kevin Hart, Comedy Central darling Amy Schumer, comedic playwright

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    Chris Rock calls attention to racist cops; posts selfie every time he is pulled over

    It’s hard to read the news these days without encountering one infuriating story after another about white cops getting away with killing unarmed black people. While it’s certainly true that not every cop is racist, there has been an unprecedented amount of brutality and violence against people of color captured on video, then distributed to the entire world through social media channels. Perhaps no one has been as vocal about

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    Night of Too Many Stars: Paul Rudd’s Wang, Shoplifting with John Oliver, And So Much More

    In honor of Comedy Central’s every-two-year tradition, the Night of Too Many Stars extravaganza, the cable juggernaut decided to pull out all the stops this time around and give fans what they’ve really been itching for: that is, a boozy shoplifting spree with John Oliver, and one lucky audience member’s glimpse of Paul Rudd’s, um, own member. (Almost sounds like one star too many…?) Hosted by our favorite soon-to-be-ex-fake newsman,

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    Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson signed ‘Top Five’ posters, Laughspin giving some away!

    Unless you’ve just awakened from a coma – and if so, congrats! – you undoubtedly know Chris Rock’s newest movie Top Five hits theaters today! Centered on Rock’s character, a comedian who’s now trying to make it as a serious actor in Hollywood, the colossal comedy co-stars Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union and Kevin Hart. You’ll also find the likes of Whoopi Golderg, Jerry Seinfeld, Tracy Morgan, Luis Guzman, Cedric the

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    Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle tour talk returns as Rock admits he’s working on it (Video)

    As he winds down the promotional tour for his much anticipated debut directorial outing Top Five, veteran stand-up Chris Rock went on a run of radio interviews throughout New York, stopping by just about every station equipped with microphones. In his own inimitable conversational flow, Rock fielded the usual questions about how excited he is to direct, along with giving lots of shine to the “ten, twenty” comedian friends in

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