NEWS: Mike Epps Joins the Cast of “Being Mary Jane” | Catch Mike Epps Live in Miami, Apr. 5 #SBCF
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Top Flight Security! Mike Epps joins the cast of “Being Mary Jane” on BET. Looks like Epps will “play family man Chris Warren, a husband and father in a great marriage who Mary Jane begins to envy.” Sounds like lots of drama to MCF! Congrats to Mike Epps!

Make sure you check out Mike Epps Tomorrow Night at The Fillmore Miami Beach at 10pm. Get your tickets here:

@ChrisRock contributes to New @Eminem Album?
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via: Huffington Post

Eminem’s upcoming album may feature an unexpected collaborator.

Comedian Chris Rock started rumors last week when he tweeted a photo of himself in a recording studio with an accompanying line reading, “In the studio with Em don’t sleep.” For what it’s worth the man in question is blurred enough that it may not be Eminem.

Rock was questioned about his involvement with the album after his picture. “Uh, I can’t really say,” Rock replied to Fuse TV’s inquiry about whether or not he contributed. ”Hey, hey, I was on the Kanye record — maybe I’m on the Eminem record. You never know.”

Rock was featured on Kanye West’s 2010 album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.”

Eminem’s forthcoming album has been shrouded in mystery. The album has been hyped for a 2013 release but has yet to be announced with a set release date.

“We fully expect to be releasing a new Eminem album in 2013,” Dr. Dre said of Eminem’s next project. ”He’s been working on it for some time. It’s safe to say that it will be post-Memorial Day at some point, but we’re not exactly sure when. We’ve got some dates locked in for him to perform live in Europe in August, so we’re trying to see what else lines up.”

Comedian @IamSteveHarvey Honored With Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame
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via: Star Pulse

On Monday, Ellen DeGeneres and Samuel L. Jackson helped honor their pal Steve Harvey in Los Angeles as the comedian and TV personality received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The veteran entertainer donned a flashy yellow suit as he celebrated the achievement with friends and fans before thanking his wife Marjorie and their children for their never-ending support.

Snakes On A Plane actor Jackson was on hand to photograph the occasion, as was TV psychologist Phil McGraw, and comedienne DeGeneres delivered a few remarks, joking, “When they asked me to come and do this today, I didn’t have to think – I said yes right away, then I realized that I wasn’t getting paid and I tried to back out, but I couldn’t, it was too late. So I’m here.”

The Tony Award-winning Family Feud host admits he was overcome with emotion to be recognized for his lengthy radio and television career – telling, “People call it luck, but what luck actually is – luck is when hard work runs up into opportunity and people describe it as luck. I do work very hard, I kid you not – but I’m also a recipient of a lot of grace and mercy.”

Comedian @BillyCrystal returns to Broadway with 1-man show
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via: Washington Times

NEW YORK (AP) — There are apparently a few more Sundays left in Billy Crystal.

The star of “City Slickers” and “When Harry Met Sally” said Tuesday he will reprise his funny and poignant one-man autobiographical show, “700 Sundays,” on Broadway for a nine-week stand this fall.

“700 Sundays” was a Broadway success during the 2004-2005 season, playing to sold-out houses and winning a Tony Award for special theatrical experience. Mr. Crystal took it on the road, both in America and abroad.

Previews of its return engagement will begin Nov. 5 at the Imperial Theatre, with an opening night set for Nov. 13. The final performance is scheduled for Jan. 5.

In a statement, the New York-bred Mr. Crystal said the show — which makes its first return to New York since its Broadway debut — will mark its final performances.

“I’ve now decided to tell this story one last time in my own backyard, where it all took place,” he said. “It is a privilege to return to Broadway to say goodbye to one of the greatest thrills of my life.”

Loss triggers the stories in “700 Sundays,” the centerpiece being the death of Mr. Crystal’s father, Jack, who died of a heart attack at age 54 when his son, Billy, was 15.

The show’s title comes from a calculation by Mr. Crystal that father and son spent that many Sundays together before Jack Crystal died. Sunday was the one day of the week the two had to enjoy each other’s company since the elder Crystal always held two or three jobs.

Other relatives from Mr. Crystal’s suburban Long Island childhood pop up, too, in “700 Sundays”: Uncle Milt, who founded the legendary Commodore Records; Uncle Berns and Aunt Sheila; and others.

The show, written with good friend Alan Zweibel, will also feature its original director, Des McAnuff. It became the highest grossing nonmusical in Broadway’s history.

In 2009, Mr. Crystal reprised the show with engagements in six major cities, including Philadelphia, Dallas, Miami, Atlanta and Washington. The work was also turned into a book.

Mr. Crystal forged his comedy career in such diverse television shows as “Soap” and “Saturday Night Live” and movies such as ” Deconstructing Harry” and “Analyze This,” as well as gigs on the Academy Awards.

MUSIC VIDEO: “Dead Giveaway” by Hero Charles Ramsey
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Batman and Superman were a bit busy…so Charles Ramsey came to save the day! All jokes aside, if you aren’t familiar with the story, peep it below. He’s a genuinely a GREAT GUY!

@SarahKSilverman to film her first @HBO comedy special (via @patrickkevinday)
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Sarah Silverman is about to follow in the footsteps of Louis C.K. and Wanda Sykes. She’s taping a comedy special for HBO.

Given HBO’s long history of comedy specials, it’s a little surprising that this will be Silverman’s first. But it’s true: though Silverman pops up on productions such as “Talking Dead” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” her last full-length comedy performance was the 2005 theatrical release, “Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic.”

Silverman’s special, “Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles” will tape in Los Angeles in May and debut on HBO in the fall, presented in association with Funny or Die.

It may be her first comedy special, but it’s not the first time Silverman has done HBO comedy. She appeared as a performer on the HBO sketch comedy series “Mr. Show” from 1995 to 1997. She also appeared in three episodes of the comedy series “The Larry Sanders Show” and guested on “Real Time With Bill Maher.”

Written by: Patrick Kevin Day

via: LA Times

@Nerdist Chris Hardwick will Host show Co-Produced by @FunnyOrDie on @ComedyCentral
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Comedy Central just scribbled another line onto Chris Hardwick’s jam-packed dance card.

The 41-year-old comedian, who got his start hosting MTV’s dating show Singled Out in the mid ’90s, already produces his weekly Nerdist podcast, hosts AMC’s Walking Dead companion talk show Talking Dead, hosts a weekly Nerdist chat show on BBC America, runs Los Angeles’s Nerdist Theater, and voices one of the title characters on Nickelodeon’s upcoming cartoon Sanjay and Craig. And later this year, he’ll add another line to his resume: EW has confirmed that Comedy Central will launch a Hardwick-hosted late night show to air after The Colbert Report four nights a week, starting this fall. Deadline first reported the news.

The yet-untitled show will be executive produced by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, the team behind Comedy Central’s Reno 911! and the Night at the Museum movies. It’s being billed as a “comedic panel show that will have a heavy social-media presence integrated throughout.” (Hey, sort of like Talking Dead!) Bad news for comedy lovers with limited DVR space: That midnight time slot will put Hardwick in direct competition with fellow comedian Pete Holmes, who’s getting his own late-night cable program on TBS this fall.

Via: EW

@Sing2Bucks Presents: Badass News Reporter Rejects 2 Bitches
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Shout Out: Sing2Bucks

HILARIOUS VIDEO: @BarackObama White House Correspondents’ Dinner (#ROASTS @MarcoRubio @FOXNews @GeorgeWBush) #NerdProm
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@Twitter and @ComedyCentral Team Up On New Comedy Festival
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Comedy Central will host a comedy festival, not on a stage like other festivals commonly do, but on Twitter. During the five-day event which will start on Monday, April 29, comedians can tweet jokes and post videos with the recently launched video app Vine, which limits footage to 6 seconds, using the hashtag #ComedyFest.

Comedy legends such as Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner as well as young popular comics like Judd Apatow, Amy Schumer and Paul Feig are among those lined up to participate. The festival will be kicked off with an event at the Paley Center in Los Angeles in Monday. Reiner will be hosting, with Apatow trying to persuade technophobe Brooks to join Twitter.

On Tuesday, comedian Steve Agee will host a “Vine Dining” party, telling stories in six-second videos. The cast of HBO’s “Veep” and the stars of ABC’s drama series “Scandal” will also take part in the fest, sharing stories from the set.

“One of these days, we will be ambivalent about where people watch Comedy Central,” Steve Grimes, the channel’s senior vice president for programming and multiplatform strategy, told the Times. The partnership is aimed at promoting Comedy Central as an entertainment company that does not rely just on nightly television viewing.