• BET adds second Lena Waithe show to its line-up

    Lena Waithe is bringing her Twenties to BET. April has been a busy month for the Emmy-winning writer. Earlier this month, BET announced Boomerang, which Waithe is an executive producer on, will return for a second season and this week it was announced that Waithe will join the cast of Westworld’s third season. Now, the cable network wants an additional show from the Ready Player One star. Twenties follows a

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    Lena Waithe will teach you How To Make Love To A Black Woman

    Lena Waithe just landed a new comedy series at Showtime. How To Make Love To A Black Woman (Who May Be Working Through Some Sh*t) will be an anthology series of multi-part, half-hour episodes dealing with the humor and harrowing nature of sexual secrets. Waithe will executive produce the show with Rich Rajani and Cathy Kisakye. Showtime inked a first-look deal with Waithe in 2018. Showtime’s President of Entertainment Gary

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    Tiffany Haddish, Lena Waithe give powerful speeches at Variety Power of Women Luncheon (Video)

    Variety honored funny ladies Tiffany Haddish and Lena Waithe at their 10th Annual Variety Power of Women Luncheon in Beverly Hills this past weekend. The celebration, presented by Lifetime, also honored gun control activist Emma Gonzalez, Regina King (Seven Seconds), and Natalie Portman (Thor) for their humanitarian efforts. Haddish was recognized for her work with The Unusual Suspects Theater Company, an organization that helps underprivileged kids produce original stage productions. The

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    Aziz Ansari Netflix series is happening! Streaming service continues to build case for comedy dominance.

    Netflix continues to amp up its original comedy offerings ordering a series from comedian Aziz Ansari. Netflix ordered 10 episodes of the unnamed series which Ansari co-created with Parks and Recreation co-executive producer Alan Yang. Ansari and company are keeping details about the project on the down low. All we know is that Ansari stars alongside H. Jon Benjamin, Lena Waithe (Dear White People) and Eric Wareheim of Tim &

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    Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch: Fortune Feimster, Cristela Alonzo, Nathan Fielder included (Videos)

    It’s that time of the year when industry leaders (and random blog) start listing their 5 or 10 or 39 up-and-coming stand-up comedians that people need to keep an eye on. One of the more illustrious lists is Variety’s annual “10 Comics To Watch” list. The trade publication announced its 10 rising comedy stars over the weekend. This year’s batch brings up the topic of diversity, but in a different

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