• Can Nick Cannon late night show launch New Fox?

    Nick Cannon is getting a late night TV show on Fox (well, New Fox). The Wild ’N Out creator/host signed a deal with the broadcast network for a weekly topical late-night series that includes a development deal for Fox’s digital team. The yet-to-be-titled project will feature high-profile celebrity interviews, music performances, and stand-up comics with host Cannon covering the latest in pop culture. He will also executive produce. Fox, the

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    Meet Pete Davidson, Saturday Night Live’s newest addition

    Comedian Pete Davidson has just become the newest member of Saturday Night Live. Hand-picked by SNL honcho Lorne Michaels to join the 40th season of the iconic sketch show, Davidson now has the opportunity to greatly build on his already growing following in the New York comedy scene. In addition to touring nationally – he’s scheduled to appear at the Arlington Draft House in Virginia on Sept. 27 and 27

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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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    Comedy Matters with Jimmy Fallon, Nick Cannon and more!

    The Comic Strip hosted the 6th Annual NY’s Funniest Reporter Show, which was produced as always by Ryan McCormick and Mark Goldman of Goldman McCormick PR, and it was a super successful event.

    Jeffrey Gurian with Fox News Channel’s Courtney Friel. She puts the “Fox” in Fox News!

    The contestants were Jane Velez-Mitchell from Headline News, (who I think is such a great person! ) Greg

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    How much should comedians play up their ethnicity?

    This year late night TV has seen the likes of Reggie Watts, Hannibal Buress, Ian Edwards, and more bring their unique stand-up comedy to the masses on Conan, the Late Show with David Letterman, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Recently, Portland comic Ron Funches killed it with his performance on Conan. In a perfect world, that should just mean that very funny comedians have had hilarious sets on late night TV.

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    Comedy Matters with Billy Crystal, Russell Peters and more!

    Strip Action I flew out to LA to interview Billy Crystal for the book I’m writing on the 35 year history of The Comic Strip, with owner Richie Tienken. This was thanks to Bob Wachs who’s known Billy for all those years. Bob Wachs is Richie Tienken’s partner and the co-founder of The Comic Strip. Thanks to Bob, when the club opened on June 1, 1976, Billy was the first

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    Nick Cannon, Jim Belushi headed for new network sitcoms

    Two big stories have just popped up in the TV sitcom world today, and I am cautiously optimistic regarding one. One of the shows I have been looking forward to this Fall is Up All Night; starring Will Arnett, Christina Applegate and Maya Rudolph. The show centers around a couple with a new baby who struggle to keep their sanity. But because those three aren’t fabulous enough someone has included

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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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    Nick Cannon to release musical comedy album; listen to a track here

    Man, Nick Cannon’s come a long way since his start on Nickelodeon’s All That. Turns out, in addition to being a comedian, he’s trying on the musician mantle. PerezHilton tells us that accompanying his upcoming stand-up comedy special will be a musical comedy album called Mr. Showbiz, featuring Akon as guest vocalist. Two releases at once? Damn. Curious what the album will be like? Take a listen at the first

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