The BOONDOCKS is an adult animated sitcom on Cartoon Network’s late-night programming block, Adult Swim. The series premiered on November 6, 2005. Created by Aaron McGruder, BOONDOCKS is based on McGruder’s comic strip, which is distributed in over 350 newspapers nationwide. The sitcom revolves around a boy named Huey and his gangster-wannabe brother who have left the inner city to live with their grandfather in the suburbs.Continue reading
When Clair finds a marijuana joint in Theo’s history book she and Cliff confront Theo He explains that it is not his and both Cliff and Clair believe him, but Theo feels that they are going to look down on him from this point on. So they next day he goes to school to confront the person it actually belonged to. The episode was part of the first season and originally aired on February 7, 1985. Continue reading
Our Gang (also known as The Little Rascals or Hal Roach’s Rascals) began in 1922 as a series of silent short subjects produced by the Roach studio. The series is about a group of poor neighborhood children and their adventures. Created by comedy producer Hal Roach, the series is noted for showing children behaving in a relatively natural way, as Roach and original director Robert F. McGowan worked to film the unaffected, raw nuances apparent in regular children rather than have them imitate adult acting styles.Continue reading
Richard Sherman is unquestionably one of the most polarizing figures in the NFL, but his entertainment value is hard to deny. Since ascending to All-Pro status as a cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks in 2012, Sherman has made a name for himself by constantly boasting that he’s the best corner in the game.This hilarious new ad from Nike Football makes light of the headlines he sparks and even brings in comedian Damon Wayans Jr. to help tell the tale of Richard Sherman. Johnny Manziel and some of Sherman’s teammates were (fictionally) not impressed.Continue reading
Eric Marlon Bishop known professionally as Jamie Foxx, is an African-American actor, singer-songwriter, stand-up comedian and musician. Ugly Wanda, played by Foxx, was based on a character LaWanda Page played in a sketch on Redd Foxx (1977). The first sketch to feature Wanda, in which she gives an erotic massage to a man who hasn’t seen her face, is a remake of the original Redd Foxx sketch. The character was named after Page. Jamie took his stage name as a tribute to Redd Foxx.Continue reading
Before films such as Tower Heist, Meet Dave, Holy Man and Daddy Day Care comedian turned actor Eddie Murphy use to be funny. A native of the Bushwick section of Brooklyn Murphy’s early comedy was characterized by profanity laced punch lines, and sketches lampooning a diverse group of people. At age 19 he became the youngest member of the Saturday Night Live cast. From 1980 through 1984 Eddie helped resurrect the show with characters including Gumby, Buckwheat and Mr. Robinson (a spoof on Fred Rogers).
Murphy released Raw in 1987. It followed the success of Delirious, the 1983 film of his stand-up comedy routine. Filmed in the Felt Forum, Madison Square Garden in New York, the film contained the word fuck 223 times, setting the record for the highest fuck count ever in a feature-length film. Raw surprisingly surpassed the 1983 Scarface with itself profanityand held this record until 1990.Continue reading
Brooklyn native Joan Alexandra Molinsky known by her stage name Joan Rivers, is an actress, comedian, writer, producer and television host. Rivers is best known for her stand-up comedy, co-hosting the E! celebrity fashion show Fashion Police. Rivers and her daughter Melissa are also stars of the reality series with Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? Continue reading
Who else but Grace Jones could have played the over the top model/fashion icon Helen Strangé in the 1992 romantic comedy Boomerang. The model turned song stylist and actress used her exotic and erotic persona to create Strangé. Jones dominates these two scenes with outragous, broad humor. Continue reading
In 2008 Robin Williams performed at the Wimbledon Theatre. It was a charity performance in support of Prince Charles’ organization, The Prince’s Trust. Recently Prince Charles became the first British royal to publicly pay tribute Williams, after the late actor’s death. In a statement to Press Association Charles said, “I greatly enjoyed meeting him on several occasions and his irreplaceable contribution to life will be greatly missed by countless people, including myself.” He added: “He was a remarkable man, whose wonderful frenetic humour brought a special kind of laughter into people’s lives.”
Martin aired on the Fox network from 1992 to 1997. The highly successful series starred Martin Lawrence (Martin) and Tisha Campbell (his girlfriend Gina). His constant mimesis and the target of his best “one liners” was Gina’s friend Pam played by Tichina Arnold.