• Melissa McCarthy, Robin Williams, and 9 funny people who got serious

    Comedies rarely get credit for how hard it is to be funny—look at how little respect comedies get from The Academy at the Oscars. So for some comedians, jumping from silly to serious roles can often be a rewarding experience. Comedian Melissa McCarthy is trying her hand at drama in the recently released Can You Ever Forgive Me? Earlier this month, A Star is Born opened with serious cameos from

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    Marlon Wayans Richard Pryor audition tape leaked. And Marlon is excellent. (Video)

    With the Richard Pryor biopic in the works, and comedian Mike Epps chosen for the titular role, it’s a bit too late to recast. But, with newly released footage of Marlon Wayans’ audition tape from when Chris Rock was attached to work on the project, it’s not too late to have some second thoughts and mull over the possibilities and the could-have-beens. The footage, originally leaked by filmmaker Tambay Obenson

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    Mike Epps, not Nick Cannon, cast as Richard Pryor: Oprah and Lee Daniels confirm

    Although it looked like Nick Cannon had snagged the role of iconic Richard Pryor in the upcominc biopic about the late, ground-breaking comedian, it seems veteran comedian Mike Epps has officially been cast. Both Oprah Winfrey and director Lee Daniels have confirmed Epps as the lead. Check out the tweets from Lee Daniels and Oprah Winfrey below. Get ready y'all- #MikeEpps as #RichardPryor pic.twitter.com/0sothu7yVB— lee daniels (@leedanielsent) August 24, 2014

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    Marlon Wayans insults Australian singer Delta Goodrem for being a terrible dancer, people lose their minds, Wayans tells people to suck it

    Marlon Wayans, host of TBS series Funniest Wins, poked fun at Australian singer Delta Goodrem last night at Beyonce and Jay Z’s “On the Run” tour stop at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. Snapping a photo of himself looking confused and a little frightened, he posted on Instagram the following message: “Man I got the most UNRHYTHMIC WHITE WOMAN dancing next to me at the jay and bay concert…this

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    Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Marlon Wayans, Questlove, Bill Bellamy remember fateful comedy night together

    Remember that time Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Marlon Wayans, The Roots’ QuestLove and Bill Bellamy joined Dave Chappelle on stage at the Comedy Cellar in New York? You probably don’t, seeing as you probably weren’t there. But if you were, tell us about the experience in the comments. Anyway, in the June issue of GQ — on sale now! — all six modern-day icons recounted what went down on Feb.

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    Marlon Wayans’ TBS series ‘Funniest Wins’ unveils comedian competitors

    We told you back in February that Marlon Wayans had sold and will host a comedy competition on TBS. Wayans’ show has released the names of the contestants competing on the brand new show. Funniest Wins will pit 10 rising comedians against in weekly challenges teaching them different comedy styles like improv, musical parodies and hidden-camera pranks. The goal of the competition is to find the funniest multi-talented comedian. The

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    Watch Gabriel Iglesias, Marlon Wayans in ‘A Haunted House 2’ trailer (Video)

    Gabriel Iglesias is stepping up his movie game. After voice work in hit animated films Planes and The Nut Job, and a small part in the male stripper story Magic Mike, a new trailer for A Haunted House 2 shows the fluffy comedian alongside a line-up of talented comedic actors for the horror genre spoof film. The first film grossed over $40 million in domestic box office in 2013. The

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    Marlon Wayans lands a television series Funniest Wins on TBS

    TBS has ordered a brand new game show series from In Living Color alum, Marlon Wayans. Funniest Wins is a comedy competition show pitting professionals and YouTube amateurs against each other to see who can, quite simply, be funny. “Each week competitors will learn the ins and outs of a particular comedy style. They will then put what they’ve learned to the test in that week’s main competition,” a press

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    Marlon Wayans to launch WhatTheFunny.com, the ‘In Living Color’ of the Internet

    Marlon Wayans, the youngest of the iconic Wayans’ 10 siblings, is launching WhatTheFunny.com, the “urban” Funny or Die. Along with Funny or Die’s founder Randy Adams and producer Peter Coleman, Wayans is hoping to post a handful of short videos on the site in anticipation of the official launch later this year or at the beginning of 2014. While ongoing comedy series are a rarity on Funny Or Die, it

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    Stephen Colbert, huge list of comedians celebrate National Voter Registration Day (Exclusive pics)

    Did you know there’s a huge presidential election going down in November? You did? Well, aren’t you just the little news junkie. How about this: Did you know tomorrow is the first ever National Voter Registration Day? You did not. Stop lying. In honor of this special day, wherein all Americans are encouraged to register to vote (if they haven’t already; you can’t register twice, you guys), a huge list

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    Kevin Hart, Ricky Gervais, Patton Oswalt and more to headline New York Comedy Festival

    This year’s New York Comedy Festival will run Nov. 7 – 11. The schedule was announced this week, and as always they’ve put together an impressive line-up. The ninth annual festival, in partnership with Comedy Central, brings Aziz Ansari, Adam Carolla, Rob Delaney, Jim Gaffigan, Ricky Gervais, Kevin Hart, Artie Lange, Bill Maher, Patton Oswalt, Brian Regan, Marlon and Shawn Wayans and Robin Williams to the city’s biggest venues, including

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    Kevin Hart and the Wayans brothers land new comedy shows at BET

    Kevin Hart’s star continues to rise, branching out from the world of stand-up comedy and landing securely in the world of movies and most recently television. The record-breaking comedian has just inked a deal to star in a new sitcom for BET, titled House Husbands, a show based on a series of sketches The Real House Husbands of Beverly Hills, which aired during last year’s BET Awards (see episode one

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    Marlon Wayans strikes deal with ABC to star in sitcom

    Marlon Wayans has struck a deal with ABC to star and executive produce a hybrid single/multi-camera show. The show revolves around two brothers (both cops) who wind up living together. The character played by Marlon is married with kids and allows his brother to move in with them after he falls on hard times, according to Deadline. The show length is unclear but most likely it will be a half-hour

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    Marlon Wayans in talks to play Richard Pryor

    Comedian Marlon Wayans is in discussions to portray Richard Pryor in an upcoming biopic about the legendary stand-up. Eddie Murphy, who was previously linked to the project, has reportedly dropped out. News outlets have confirmed that Wayans wowed director Bill Condon with a thirteen-minute screentest, during which he “transforms into Pryor”. Though Wayans is best-known for his comedic roles in films like Scary Movie and White Chicks, he did earn

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