Deadline reports the forthcoming drama is in the works courtesy of Lawrence’s production company, RunTelDat, in collaboration with Marvin Peart‘s WonderHill Studios. Titled Young Martin, the hourlong series will tell the “origin story centering on Martin Payne, a charismatic teenager navigating the complexities of transitioning from youth to adulthood,” per the outlet. Young Martin is set in […]

In 2020, Clare Brown created the TikTok character Carèn to humorously flip racial dynamics, quickly gaining nearly half a million followers. Carèn treats “European Americans” with the same passive racism Black people often face, offering sharp commentary on race relations. Brown’s new audiobook, New Nigeria County, expands Carèn’s world into a fictional Black utopia. In […]

Pope Francis met with over 100 comedians, including Whoopi Goldberg, Jimmy Fallon, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chris Rock, Stephen Colbert, and Conan O’Brien, at Vatican City. The gathering was a prelude to his later meeting with President Joe Biden at the G7 summit. The Pope praised the comedians for their ability to unite people through laughter and […]

Comedian Michelle Buteau stars in the new comedy “Babes,” produced by Neon, alongside Ilana Glazer. The film follows two best friends navigating the complexities of motherhood, a subject Buteau knows well. In January 2019, she and her husband welcomed twins via surrogate after a challenging IVF journey. Buteau brings her real-life experiences into her role, […]

Anthony Anderson, James Van Der Beek, Taye Diggs, and other notable figures including NFL All-Pro Chris Jones will star in a striptease TV special titled “The Real Full Monty” to air on Fox this fall. Inspired by the 1997 film “The Full Monty,” this two-hour event aims to raise awareness and encourage screenings for prostate, […]

Martin Lawrence, the 59-year-old comedy legend, is making a highly anticipated return to stand-up comedy with his new tour dubbed the “Y’all Know Tour.” This marks his first stand-up tour in eight years, much to the delight of fans who have eagerly awaited his return. Martin made the announcement on Instagram, expressing his excitement to […]

Issa Rae  and co-founder Talitha Watkins of ColorCreative‘s production and management, recently joined forces with Tubi, a streaming platform that has significantly grown in popularity largely because of Black viewers and filmmakers. As HuffPost editor Phil Lewis points out in his newsletter, “Tubi isn’t just a streaming service for fans to enjoy—it has become an outlet […]

Kenan Thompson celebrates his 46th birthday, marking over two decades in television. Starting as a teenager on Nickelodeon’s “All That,” Thompson honed his comedic skills early on. His journey from a young sketch performer to becoming the longest-serving cast member on “Saturday Night Live” since 2003 underscores his significant impact on comedy. Known for his […]

“ComicView” has historically served as a launching pad for many successful Black comedians like Mike Epps and Kevin Hart, and offers a platform for comedians to perform material that resonates deeply with Black audiences. Alumni of the show and the new class of 2024 reflect on the show’s impact, noting its unique blend of humor […]

Kevin Hart got emotional when accepting one of comedy’s highest honors: the Mark Twain Prize for humor. The 44-year-old comedian and actor accepted the award from the Kennedy Center with friends and peers in attendance, including Chris Rock — who teamed up with Hart on the 2022 co-headlining tour Rock Hart: Only Headliners Allowed — […]

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