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Eddie Murphy Is Richard Pryor’s Daddy In New Biopic, Directed By Lee Daniels Of ‘Empire’

Eddie Murphy Is Richard Pryor’s Daddy In New Biopic, Directed By Lee Daniels Of ‘Empire’

By Val Powell March 15, 2015

Eddie Murphy has been sought out to join the cast of Richard Pryor biopic, as first reported in Entertainment Tonight. Murphy will be playing the late comedian’s father, LeRoy “Buck Carter” Pryor, a WWII veteran and former boxer, in Lee …

Louis C.K.'s New Special Now Available for $5

Like he’s done in the past, comedian Louis C.K. is premiering his new standup special on his website, and is letting fans grab a copy for just $5. The new special is called Louis C.K.: Live at the Comedy Store, …

Betty White Wins TV Icon Award At Age 93

Betty White, who starred in the recently-cancelled comedy show Hot in Cleveland, was given a TV Icon award during this year’s People’s Choice Awards which was held on January 7. As she got to the stage to accept her award, …

The Interview to Get a Live Read-Through in NYC The Interview to Get a Live Read-Through in NYC

Who knows when you’ll get to see The Interview? Last week Sony execs decided to cave to vague, terroristic threats and postpone the release of the Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy indefinitely. According to reports, Sony was not alone in its …

Netflix Shares Clip From Nick Offerman Special Netflix Shares Clip From Nick Offerman Special

As reported last week, Netflix is about to get a new stand-up special from Nick Offerman. It’s called American Ham, and it premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in January to mostly positive reviews. It’s coming exclusively to Netflix …

Will Ferrell To Star In Shakespearean Comedy

Will Ferrell has tackled a multitude of subjects throughout his career – primetime news, professional figure skating, NASCAR and more. Now the comedian is preparing to take on the ultimate acting challenge – Shakespeare. Variety is reporting that Sony has …

Netflix Bill Burr Stand-Up Special Gets A Trailer Netflix Bill Burr Stand-Up Special Gets A Trailer

In August, Netflix announced four exclusive stand-up comedy specials from comedians Bill Cosby, Bill Burr, Jim Jefferies & Chelsea Peretti. The Jefferies special debuted on August 29th. The Peretti special debuted on November 14th. The Cosby special was supposed to …

Netflix Gets Comedy ‘Camp Takota’ From YouTube Stars Netflix Gets Comedy ‘Camp Takota’ From YouTube Stars

Netflix is getting Camp Takota, a film from Grace Helbig, Mamrie Hart, and Hannah Hart, who have become stars on YouTube. The film’s Twitter account announced the news, and was retweeted by the official Netflix account: CAMP TAKOTA IS COMING …

Netflix Will Soon Get Nick Offerman’s ‘American Ham’ Netflix Will Soon Get Nick Offerman’s ‘American Ham’

In a couple weeks, Netflix will debut comedian Nick Offerman’s stand-up special American Ham. This should be a much more crowd-pleasing addition than the Bill Cosby special Netflix just pulled. Offerman tweeted: I made you a gift of #Ham. @BarackObama @VogtRoberts …

Bill Murray: Chasing Awards 'Like a Low-Grade Virus'

Bill Murray is funnier than you. He’s cooler than you. And he has more friends than you. But you love him. Back before Bill Murray was working at Saturday Night Live, Chevy Chase would open the “Weekend Update” segment by …

Netflix Reportedly 'Postpones' Bill Cosby Special Netflix Reportedly 'Postpones' Bill Cosby Special

Back in August, Netflix announced four exclusive stand-up comedy specials, including one from Bill Cosby. As you may have heard, Cosby’s reputation has suffered some major blows since then. Titled Bill Cosby 77, the special was scheduled to be released …

Dave Chappelle Sticks Up For Donald Sterling

Just this year, comedian Dave Chappelle made his triumphant return to the world of stand-up comedy. The comedian, who’s known for his observations and routines regarding race, couldn’t have made his comeback at a better time. Chappelle returned to the …

Ellen And Portia Channel Kim Kardashian

Ellen DeGeneres recently unveiled a prototype for her and wife Portia de Rossi’s Christmas card this holiday season. “This is the time of year where you have to order your holiday cards,” DeGeneres revealed on Monday’s episode of her talk …

The Onion Might Be Up For Sale, Too The Onion Might Be Up For Sale, Too

Popular comedy sites are putting themselves on the market left and right. Well, really just two – but they’re two important properties. Fresh off the news that Will Ferrell’s Funny or Die has hired a financial advisor to evaluate their …

Chelsea Handler Upstages Kim Kardashian’s Derriere

In response to Kim Kardashian’s Paper magazine cover in which she bares her buttocks to the world, Chelsea Handler posted a pic of her own bare derriere on Instagram. In a post dated November 12, Handler showed a split screen …

Funny or Die Might Be Up for Sale Funny or Die Might Be Up for Sale

Could Funny or Die be up for sale? According to a report from Bloomberg, the online comedy site has “hired a financial adviser to evaluate options including a possible sale” In a memo to employees, CEO Dick Glover said that …

Amy Schumer Makes "Pussy" Okay

It is now okay to say “pussy” on Comedy Central. All thanks to Amy Schumer, of Inside Amy Schumer fame, as well as the show’s executive producers. During the second season, the slang for female genitalia became a point of …