• How High 2 comes out on 420 Day; Mike Epps returns as Baby Powder

    How High 2, a sequel to the classic 2001 stoner comedy, will appropriately premiere on April 20, 2019—and Mike Epps will return as the pimp-slapping Baby Powder. How High starred rappers Method Man and Redman as two underachievers who smoke their dead friend’s ashes and get into Harvard University when their friend’s ghost gives them the answers to an SAT-like test. The two will not return for the sequel. Epps’s

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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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    Rain Pryor doesn’t approve of Richard Pryor biopic: No one desires to know the truth (Exclusive)

    While comedy fans rejoiced today due to both Oprah Winfrey and director Lee Daniels confirming Mike Epps will play iconic comedian Richard Pryor in an upcoming biopic, Pryor’s daughter Rain doesn’t share the excitement, and for good reason. “I don’t approve of the biopic period,” Pryor told Laughspin upon being asked what she thought of Epps being cast as her father. “And no one has bothered to check the facts

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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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    Mike Epps joins Miami Heat star LeBron James’ comedy series for Starz

    LeBron James is creeping slowly and slowly into other spheres of the entertainment world outside of the NBA. We reported last year that the Miami Heat MVP plans on shooting Ballers with comedian Kevin Hart this summer for his first starring role. Now he’s executive producing a comedy series for Starz, a premium movie channel that has attempted to follow in the footsteps of HBO and Showtime by creating original

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    Gilda’s LaughFest will feature Jim Gaffigan, Whoopi Goldberg, Marc Maron and more

    Jim Gaffigan, Whoopi Goldberg, Marc Maron and a seemingly endless list of other big name comedians are scheduled to perform at the second annual Gilda’s LaughFest, to be held in Grand Rapids, MI next year from March 8 -18. The festival has a unique position within the country’s other comedy festivals, as it was created by Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids to help raise money for its center — one of

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    Comedian Mike Epps gets served legal papers during performance; let’s watch

    I’m pretty sure every stand-up comic has plentiful stories of being heckled in comedy clubs, but Mike Epps’ experience at the Verizon Theater in Grand Prairie, Texas takes the onstage interruption to a whole new level. During his stand-up set, Epps was served legal papers regarding a brawl in Detroit last December. To say he wasn’t thrilled about being interrupted would be an understatement, which you can observe in TMZ’s

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    Damon Wayans, D.L. Hughley, more set to headline New Orleans comedy festival

    New Orleans, the jewel of the American south, has been having a pretty rough go of it lately, what with all the offshore oil spillage and hurricane pounding and what have you. But thankfully, a collective of comedians are set to touch down this Memorial Day weekend, to battle crude oil with crude, lewd, hilarious comedy. Yes indeed, it’s the Big Easy Comedy Festival. Throwing down on May 27-30 at

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    Mike Epps, Snoop Dogg join forces for comedy tour

    Everything that comes out of Snoop Dogg’s mouth is patently hilarious, particularly if those words are accompanied by a thick cloud of exhaled, acrid smoke. Therefore, it should come as a surprise to no one that the Doggfather will be teaming up with comedian Mike Epps for a cross country comedy tour. Titled Imagine That!, the tour will combine the dual skills of Epps and Snoop to tell the tale

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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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    Mike Epps will host BET hip-hop awards

    The BET Hip Hop Awards has enlisted comedian, Hangover star and Def Comedy Jam stalwart to host its 2009 ceremony. The show will be taped on Oct. 10 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center. “We are very happy to be coming back to ‘The A’ for the fourth go at the BET Hip-Hop Awards,” said Stephen Hill, President of BET’s Music and Programming. “We embrace the opportunity to amplify

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    Cook, Lange, Oswalt, others join New York Comedy Fest

    It was just announced that Dane Cook, Andy Samberg, Artie Lange, Mike Epps, Bill Burr, Patton Oswalt, and Mike Birbiglia have been added to the 2009 New York Comedy Festival lineup. These big names are joining an already impressive list of hitters, including Ricky Gervais, Bill Maher, and Tracy Morgan. The New York Comedy Festival is taking place throughout NYC from Wednesday, Nov. 4 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For more

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