• Chris Tucker talks tax problems, Michael Jackson and more at Gilda’s LaughFest

    GRAND RAPIDS — Ever since news broke in 2009 that he owed the government a few million in back taxes, comedian Chris Tucker unfortunately became a constant presence on TMZ instead of on the big screen or on stand-up stages. In 2007 he starred in the third and what would become the last Rush Hour film as Detective James Carver, alongside Jackie Chan. At the time, he was the highest paid

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    Jay Leno, Chris Tucker, Lily Tomlin and more announced for Gilda’s LaughFest

    Some of the biggest names in stand-up comedy have been announced as headliners of this year’s Gilda’s LaughFest. The nation’s first-ever community-wide comedy festival announced its first round of talent and shows lined up for its fourth year of operation. Among the headliners announced today were LaughFest veterans Jim Gaffigan and Sinbad. The festival, running from March 6 to 16, will feature headliners Lily Tomlin, making a special appearance in

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    Chris Tucker announces stand-up comedy tour

    Longtime comedian and actor Chris Tucker has announced an 18-date stand-up comedy tour. Produced by Live Nation, the shows starts August 19th in Long Beach, CA. Tickets go on sale July 15 through ticketmaster.com and livenation.com. Early in his career, Tucker gained a reputation throughout the Los Angeles comedy circuit for his trademark style, incomparable delivery and signature voice and was invited to be on Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam

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    Interview: Nick Cannon returns to stand-up comedy in style

    Coming on the heels of the television premiere of his first-ever stand-up comedy special Mr. Showbiz this past weekend on Showtime, Nick Cannon goes wide with the digital release of the album version today (Buy here). You’ll be able to snag the album from New Wave Dynamics in all retail stores by May 31. And this is all while the dude is hosting his own daily morning radio show, Rollin’

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    Laugh Factory summer camp kicks off 26th year

    Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada knows it’s never too early to start your stand-up career. Which is why this Saturday marks the 26th year he’ll be running the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp— a free stand-up comedy program for underprivileged kids. Youngsters aged 9-16 are encouraged to audition for the Comedy Camp this Saturday, June 19 at 11 am at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles. The camp’s “counselors” feature well

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