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TWO JEWS, TALKING Sets Off-Broadway Closing Date Photo TWO JEWS, TALKING Sets Off-Broadway Closing Date
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2022

The Off-Broadway comedy Two Jews, Talking, by Ed. Weinberger, directed by Dan Wackerman, starring Josh Mostel and Richard Masur will play its final performance at Theatre at St. Clement’s on Sunday, November 27 at 3pm.

Sidney Poitier to Receive Icon Tribute at 2022 Gotham Awards Photo Sidney Poitier to Receive Icon Tribute at 2022 Gotham Awards
by Michael Major - Nov 15, 2022

The Icon Tribute comes on the heels of the documentary film Sidney, which had its world premiere during a Gala Presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival and has since won Best Biographical Documentary at the Critics Choice Documentary Awards while also receiving nominations for Best Director and Best Biographical Documentary.

TWO JEWS, TALKING Announces Holiday Schedule Through 2022 Photo TWO JEWS, TALKING Announces Holiday Schedule Through 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2022

Josh Mostel¬†and¬†Richard Masur who recently joined the cast of¬†Ed. Weinberger‚Äôs¬†critically acclaimed Off-Broadway comedy¬†Two Jews, Talking, directed by¬†Dan Wackerman¬†at¬†Theatre at St. Clement‚Äôs¬†(423 West 46th Street ‚Äď between 9th & 10th Avenues) will keep talking through 2022 with an¬†expanded holiday performance schedule.

Mo Alexander Comes to Comedy Works Larimer Square This Week Photo Mo Alexander Comes to Comedy Works Larimer Square This Week
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2022

When Mo Alexander hits the stage, it's clear that you're in the hands of a man who knows what he's doing. With comedy influences such as Bill Hicks, Paul Mooney, and Richard Pryor, Mo combines intelligence and debauchery into a product that is just as funny as it is important. 

The Den Theatre to Present Comedian Cristela Alonzo in September Photo The Den Theatre to Present Comedian Cristela Alonzo in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2022

The Den Theatre will present comedian¬†Cristela Alonzo¬†for three stand-up performances¬†September 29 ‚Äď 30, 2022¬†on¬†The Heath Mainstage.

ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING is Now Playing at Edinburgh Fringe Photo ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING is Now Playing at Edinburgh Fringe
by Stephi Wild - Aug 12, 2022

When her Medicare card arrived with a special old age pensioner ‚Äúinvisibility cloak,‚ÄĚ one woman fought back. This is US actress Joanna Lipari's rage against old age - not just her own but that inescapable destination for those of us lucky enough to get there.

Gregg Rogell, Yamaneika Saunders And Jeff Leach Highlight The August 2022 Lineup At T Photo Gregg Rogell, Yamaneika Saunders And Jeff Leach Highlight The August 2022 Lineup At The Comedy Cellar
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 5, 2022

The world-famous Comedy Cellar has announced the August 2022 lineup for its first West Coast location, an exact replica of its New York club, at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

TV Legends Hal Linden And Bernie Kopell Team Up For TWO JEWS, TALKING Off Broadway Th Photo TV Legends Hal Linden And Bernie Kopell Team Up For TWO JEWS, TALKING Off Broadway This Summer
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 19, 2022

Tony & Emmy Award Winner Hal Linden (The Rothschilds, Barney Miller) and legendary television star Bernie Kopell (The Love Boat, Get Smart, That Girl) will pair up for the world premiere of the new comedy Two Jews, Talking.

The Den Theatre Presents Comedian Cristela Alonzo on the Heath Mainstage in September Photo The Den Theatre Presents Comedian Cristela Alonzo on the Heath Mainstage in September
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2022

The Den Theatre¬†has announced comedian Cristela Alonzo for three stand-up performances September 29 ‚Äď 30, 2022 on The Heath Mainstage,¬†1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood.

Jackie Fabulous, Jaye McBride And Michael Somerville Highlight The July Lineup At The Photo Jackie Fabulous, Jaye McBride And Michael Somerville Highlight The July Lineup At The Comedy Cellar At the Rio
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 28, 2022

The world-famous Comedy Cellar has announced the July 2022 lineup for its first West Coast location, an exact replica of its New York club, at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Richard Pryor Videos

VIDEO: Eddie Murphy Details His Iconic Basketball Match Against Prince Videoplay
VIDEO: Eddie Murphy Details His Iconic Basketball Match Against Prince

by Stage Tube - Feb 26, 2021

Eddie Murphy talks about meeting legends like Richard Pryor throughout his career, getting bad advice from Rodney Dangerfield and being challenged by Prince to a basketball game.

Celebrating Black History Month: Encores! Eases On Down the Road with THE WIZ in 2009 Videoplay
Celebrating Black History Month: Encores! Eases On Down the Road with THE WIZ in 2009

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 14, 2021

Today we're celebrating Black History Month by taking a closer look at the 2009 Encores! production of The Wiz, which starred James Monroe Iglehart, Joshua Henry, LaChanze, Ashanti and more. Watch as we take you inside rehearsals with the cast!

VIDEO: Watch the New Trailer for THE COMEDY STORE on Showtime Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the New Trailer for THE COMEDY STORE on Showtime

by Stage Tube - Sep 14, 2020

SHOWTIME has released the trailer and poster art for the upcoming docu-series THE COMEDY STORE, which chronicles the evolution of comedy from within the walls of the legendary L.A. club. Directed and executive produced by Mike Binder (The Upside of Anger, Reign Over Me), who started at the Store as a doorman before rising to main stage performer, and executive produced by Oscar¬ģ nominee and Emmy winner Mike Tollin (The Last Dance), the five-part series premieres on Sunday, October 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

VIDEO: Public Theatre Presents THE MIDVALE HIGH SCHOOL  50TH REUNION Videoplay
VIDEO: Public Theatre Presents THE MIDVALE HIGH SCHOOL 50TH REUNION

by Stage Tube - Apr 28, 2018

Revisiting the past changes the future when a high school reunion unexpectedly turns an old classmate into a new love. Don't miss the Maine premiere of this charming and thought-provoking romantic comedy that reminds us it's never too late to find the love we've only imagined.

VIDEO: Showtime Shares the Trailer for Upcoming Season of I'M DYING UP HERE Videoplay
VIDEO: Showtime Shares the Trailer for Upcoming Season of I'M DYING UP HERE

by Macon Prickett - Mar 23, 2018

SHOWTIME has released the trailer for the second season of¬†I'M DYING UP HERE.¬†Created and executive produced by Dave Flebotte and executive produced by Golden Globe¬ģ¬†winner Jim Carrey and Michael Aguilar, the fictional¬†I'M DYING UP HERE¬†explores L.A.'s famed '70s stand-up comedy scene, with an ensemble cast led by Academy Award¬ģ¬†winner Melissa Leo¬†(The Fighter)¬†and Ari Graynor. The 10-episode season of¬†I'M DYING UP HERE¬†will premiere onSunday, May 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

VIDEO: First Look - New Showtime Comedy Special ANDREW SANTINO: HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Comedian and I'M DYING UP HERE star Andrew Santino returns to his Chicago hometown for the debut of his new one-hour comedy special ANDREW SANTINO: HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE today, June 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME.

VIDEO: First Look - New Showtime Comedy Special ANDREW SANTINO: HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE
by Caryn Robbins - May 17, 2017

Comedian and I'M DYING UP HERE star Andrew Santino returns to his Chicago hometown for the debut of his new one-hour comedy special ANDREW SANTINO: HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE on Friday, June 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME.

VIDEO: John Legend Talks New Off-Broadway Play TURN ME LOOSE
by Caryn Robbins - May 20, 2016

Music superstar John Legend stopped by NBC's TODAY to talk about his new off-Broadway show TURN ME LOOSE, based on the life of 1960s comic Dick Gregory.

STAGE TUBE: SCANDAL's Joe Morton Talks Off-Broadway's TURN ME LOOSE on LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL
by Stage Tube - May 13, 2016

John Legend and Mike Jackson present a new comedic drama about the extraordinary and explosive life of Dick Gregory - starring SCANDAL's Joe Morton - that shines a light on the first Black comedian to expose white audiences to racial comedy. Morton stopped by LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL earlier this week where he opened up about the production - check out a clip below!

VIDEO: Mike Epps on Playing Richard Pryor in New Biopic: 'I'm Really Nervous & Scared'
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 18, 2015

Comedian Mike Epps stopped by THE TALK to discuss taking on the role of comedy legend Richard Pryor in the upcoming Lee Daniels movie, ‚ÄúRichard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?‚ÄĚ