Jussie Smollett hoax story gets The Daily Show treatment

Daily Show Senior Culture Correspondent Jaboukie Young-White is ready for the role of a Lifetime. Or at least a role on Lifetime. On Tuesday night’s Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Young-White notes his similarities to Jussie Smollett: they are both black, gay, and actors. While Trevor Noah does not think that the two look alike, Young-White says, “to white people I do and hopefully to whoever is casting the Jussie

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Exclusive preview from Godfrey’s new comedy album ‘Regular Black’ (Listen Now)

Veteran comedian Godfrey will drop a brand new stand-up comedy album Regular Black on Nov. 16 exclusively through Audible’s new Audible Channels platform. The follow up to his 2011 Comedy Central special Godfrey: Black By Accident, Godfrey’s Regular Black finds the energetic comic embedded firmly in his Chicago roots — though he was born in Nebraska! — and deftly bounding through race, ethnicity and the stereotypes that go along with

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Comedians Robert Kelly and Godfrey cast in FX police comedy

Comedians Godfrey and Robert Kelly have been recruited for FX’s upcoming Bronx Warrants, a half hour comedy about a crew of warrant detectives in — you guess it — The Bronx. Produced by Denis Leary and Jim Serpico and also starring Josh Segarra (Homeland) and Shirley Rumierk (White Collar), the show follows the four detectives hunting down individuals with outstanding warrants, and thinking a lot more about the cash bonuses

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Video: Comedian Godfrey will pee on joke thieves

Ah, yes… joke thievery. It’s a topic that will never die in the world of stand-up comedy. And why should it, really– especially when you get a comic like Godfrey who speaks to the concept so effectively. In the below video, which will appear on his DVD, Black By Accident (out Aug. 30), Godfrey explains the pains he’s taken to steer clear of other comics’ materials. The dude won’t even

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Comedy Matters with Judah Friedlander, Ralphie May and more

Comic Strip Xmas Party The truth is I liked my last column so much it was hard for me to start to write this one. That’s a dangerous thing for a writer to fall in love with his own stuff! Anyway, thanks to all of you who sent your condolences on my Mom. For the second year in a row, The Comic Strip had an amazing, kick-ass holiday party, and

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