• Tony Rock will host stand-up series to promote comedians ‘overshadowed in the mainstream’

    Comedian Tony Rock has been tapped to host an upcoming series of live stand-up comedy DVDs called Comedy Underground. The first live taping is going down March 28 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles and will feature performances by Luenell Campbell, Hope Flood, Scruncho, Talent, Freddie Ricks and Rob Stapleton. That taping will comprise the first two episodes of a six-episode run. The remaining four episodes will film in May.

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    Tony Rock talks hosting Jamie Foxx’s “Showtime at the Apollo” and being Chris’ brother

    This past summer, comedian and Hollywood powerhouse Jamie Foxx announced that he would be bringing back the iconic variety program Showtime at the Apollo. And just recently we learned that comedian Tony Rock was handpicked by Foxx to host the re-vamped show. But how did the stand-up comedian land the gig? Laughspin contributor Jeffrey Gurian sat down with Rock after one of his headlining shows at Gotham Comedy Club this

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    Tony Rock will host Jamie Foxx’s new sketch show for Showtime

    We’re hearing that on the heels of his recent ill-fated and now canceled Fox sketch comedy series In The Flow with Affion Crockett, the multi-talented Jamie Foxx is now producing an R-rated sketch show for cable giant Showtime. And veteran comedian Tony Rock – brother of Chris Rock — is attached to the project. “Rock told us that he is hosting the new Jamie Foxx Sketch comedy show that is

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    Tony Rock guests on Kevin Nealon Show at Laugh Factory

    It’s that time of the week again. (No, not recyclables). It’s another edition of the Kevin Nealon Show, filmed every Tuesday at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles. And this week, Kevin’s special guest was Tony Rock, who most people know as the little brother of famous wrestler, The Rock (just kidding). Tony treated the Laugh Factory crowd to some hilarious stand-up regarding ugly chicks, and the Jedi mind tricks

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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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    Comedy Matters with Bobby Lee, Jeffrey Ross and more

    CHRIS ROCK STEPS UP In 1986, Chris Rock was discovered at the Comic Strip by owner Richie Tienken and Eddie Murphy. The story goes that Chris was setting up chairs and cleaning up in exchange for stage time, in a deal he made with Lucien Hold, the legendary manager of the club. One night Eddie Murphy came in to see Tienken, who was his manager for 11 years, and asked

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