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Yvonne Orji is one busy standup comedian. She stars in Issa Rae's acclaimed TV series Insecure. She guest stars on HBO's A Black Lady Sketch Show. She made her feature film debut in Kevin Hart's Night School, wrote an advice book called Bamboozled by Jesus and even got Oprah to produce a sitcom based on her life.

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Photos: Go Inside Kevin Hart's HARTBEAT BRUNCH in Partnership with Netflix is a Joke Fest

Check out photos from Kevin Hart's annual Hartbeat Brunch in partnership with Netflix is a Joke Fest here!
Wake Up With BroadwayWorld April 10, 2024

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is April 10, 2024 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.
Tickets Now On Sale For MAMA I'M A BIG GIRL NOW At Kean Stage

Tickets are now available for the highly anticipated production of 'Mama I'm a Big Girl Now' at Kean Stage.
Dates Added for Kerry Butler, Marissa Jaret Winokur, and Laura Bell Bundy's MAMA I'M A BIG GIRL NOW Concert

Kerry Butler, Marissa Jaret Winokur, and Laura Bell Bundy, are join forces for their brand new concert, 'Mama, I'm A Big Girl Now - The Concert.' Learn about the new performance dates!

Hosted by Emmy®-nominated actress and comedian Yvonne Orji (Insecure), each episode of Off Script With The Hollywood Reporter showcases a dynamic ensemble of actresses, actors, directors, songwriters and producers and delves deep into the urgent issues, creative methodologies and behind-the-scenes narratives that define the industry.
AMC Networks' SundanceTV & AMC+ Partner with The Hollywood Reporter on New Series

THR’s Roundtables, which have become a hallmark of career achievement for A-list talent from Jennifer Lawrence and Pedro Pascal to Martin Scorsese and Lady Gaga, will be reimagined for broadcast, offering a fresh perspective on a classic, showcasing the collective brilliance of the entertainment industry's finest and funniest minds as never before.
THE BLACKENING Out Now on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray, & DVD

The film stars Grace Byers (TV’s “Empire”), Jermaine Fowler (Coming 2 America), Melvin Gregg  (House Party), X Mayo (TV’s “American Auto”), Dewayne Perkins (TV’s “The Upshaws”), Antoinette Robertson (TV’s “Dear White People”), Sinqua Walls (TV’s “White Men Can’t Jump”), and more. Watch the video now!
Anthony Anderson, Yvonne Orji, Nicole Byer & More Set For New BECAUSE THEY'RE FUNNY Comedy Festival

NICE CROWD, formerly ABFF Ventures, today announced the exceptional artists that will participate in the upcoming Because They're Funny (BTF) Comedy Festival, a three-day festival showcasing comedic talent within BIPOC communities. Taking place October 6-8, 2023 at The Wharf on DC's southwest waterfront, BTF will feature Anthony Anderson and Maryland-native Yvonne Orji as well as performances by Nicole Byer and Donnell Rawlings, among others.   

Last night, City Year Los Angeles hosted their 12th annual Spring Break: Destination Education Benefit which raised over $2.2 million to support thousands of students across L.A. thrive in school and in life. Check out photos here!
Photos: Rita Moreno, Angela Bassett & More Attend TIME's Second Annual Women of the Year Gala

The star-studded gala attendees included Rita Moreno, Anita Hill, Tiffany Haddish, Yvonne Orji, Courtney B. Vance, Li Jun Li, Olivia Culpo, Brooke Shields, Kat Graham, Rickey Thompson, Rupi Kaur, Crime Junkie host Ashley Flowers, Nicole Avant, Higher Ground Head of Film and TV Tonia Davis, and Essence CEO Carolina Wanga. Check out photos!
INSECURE Joins OWN Network's Tuesday Night Schedule

Starring NAACP Image Award winner and eight-time Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award nominee Issa Rae, “Insecure” explores the Black female experience through best friends Issa (Rae) and Molly (Yvonne Orji), who must deal with their own flaws. The series also stars Jay Ellis, Natasha Rothwell and Amanda Seales.
VIDEO: Netflix Releases MY DAD THE BOUNTY HUNTER Trailer

My Dad the Bounty Hunter is an animated action-comedy series following close siblings Lisa and Sean, who stow away on their dad’s latest work trip. The voice cast of the series includes Laz Alonso, Yvonne Orji, Priah Ferguson, Yvette Nicole Brown, JeCobi Swain, Leslie Uggams, Rob Riggle, Jim Rash and Jamie Chung. Watch the video trailer now!
Lionsgate Sets Release Date for THE BLACKENING

Directed by Tim Story (Ride Along, Think Like A Man, Barbershop) and co-written by Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip, Harlem) and Dewayne Perkins (“The Amber Ruffin Show,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), The Blackening skewers genre tropes and poses the sardonic question: if the entire cast of a horror movie is Black, who dies first?
Audra McDonald, Sheryl Lee Ralph & More SAG-AFTRA Members Urge Congress to End Hair Discrimination & Pass CROWN Act

Among the members who signed the statement of support for the CROWN Act are Audra McDonald, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Kerry Washington, and dozens of other performers. In the letter, members assert, “Discrimination based on hair style or texture is a destructive practice that has alienated and caused irreparable harm to Black Americans.” 
Photos/Video: First Look at THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW Premiere Episode

Jennifer Hudson debuts “The Jennifer Hudson Show,' kicking off her new talk show with a blast from her past! Former “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell joins the EGOT winner on her premiere episode for their first sit-down conversation since she placed seventh on the singing competition series. Check out photos and videos of the premiere episode!
HBO Announces YVONNE ORJI: A WHOLE ME. Comedy Special

In her second HBO stand-up special, Orji uses therapy as a thruline to discuss her evolving thoughts on friendship, dating, adulting, and why guys need better friends. Bringing her signature style to Downtown Los Angeles, Yvonne Orji (HBO’s “Insecure”) returns to HBO picking up where her first special, 2020’s “Momma, I Made It!” left off.
Hannah Waddingham, Viola Davis & More to Appear on THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW Premiere Week

Emmy Award-winning star of “Ted Lasso” Hannah Waddingham will chat about her hit show and her new movie, “Hocus Pocus 2.” Premiere week will wrap with Oscar, Emmy, Tony, and Golden Globe Award-winning actress Viola Davis who will discuss her new film, “The Woman King.” Check out more guests who will be appearing now!
Yvonne Orji, Jason Banks, Nick Colletti, Joe Machi, Joe Dombrowski, Renny and More Come to Carolines on Broadway in May

 Carolines on Broadway, New York City's premier comedy venue, announces its talented line-up for the month of May, with headliners Yvonne Orji, from HBO's Insecure, on May 1; Jason Banks, from TruTV's Laff Mobb's Laff Tracks, May 5 - 7; Nick Colletti, from Facebook Watch's The Real Bros of Simi Valley, on May 13; Joe Machi, from NBC's Last Comic Standing, on May 14; Joe Dombrowski, as seen on Ellen, BuzzFeed and GMA, May 19 - 21; and Renny, from MTV's Wild 'N Out, Memorial Day Weekend, May 26 - 29.
Alex Fernandez & Daniel Sosa, Tony Baker, Corey Holcomb, K-Von, Yvonne Orji Announced at Carolines On Broadway In April

​​​​​​​Carolines on Broadway, New York City's premier comedy venue, announces its talented line-up for the month of April, with headliners Alex Fernandez & Daniel Sosa, as seen on Comedy Central and Netflix, April 1 and 2; Tony Baker, from NBC's Last Comic Standing, April 7 - 9; Corey Holcomb, from his YouTube Series 'Corey Holcomb's 5150 Show,' April 14 - 16; K-Von, as seen in the film Funny Thing About Love, April 20 and 21; and Yvonne Orji, from HBO's Insecure, April 28 - May 1.
Ariana DeBose, Cynthia Erivo, Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Nominated for 53rd NAACP Image Awards

Today, the full list of nominees for the “53rd NAACP Image Awards” were announced. Nominees included Ariana DeBose, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Encanto, Cynthia Erivo, Audra McDonald, Respect, Taraji P. Henson, Tituss Burgess, Jennifer Hudson, Billy Porter, Denzel Washington, and more. Check out the full list of nominees now!

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