Richard Pryor News

Patchogue Theatre & The Gateway present MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL!Patchogue Theatre & The Gateway present MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) and The Gateway will team up for a special presentation of GFour Productions' international hit show 'Menopause The Musical' on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., at Patchogue Theatre. 'Menopause The Musical' is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived The Change. The full cast has been announced. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL at Patchogue TheatreFull Cast Announced for MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL at Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The full cast has been anounced for The Gateway and Patchogue Theatre's presentation of GFour Productions' international hit show Menopause The Musical on Sunday, October 8 at 2pm, and 7pm, at Patchogue Theatre. (more...)

Rosalyn Drexler's Play SWEET TOOTH Gets NYC Reading Alongside 'OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD' ExhibitionRosalyn Drexler's Play SWEET TOOTH Gets NYC Reading Alongside 'OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD' Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Garth Greenan Gallery has announced a special one-night-only reading of Sweet Tooth, a play by Rosalyn Drexler, directed by Dustin Wills, as part of the ongoing exhibition Rosalyn Drexler: Occupational Hazard. (more...)

BWW Interview: Greg Proops Tows a Fine Line with Improv GroupBWW Interview: Greg Proops Tows a Fine Line with Improv Group
by Paul Batterson - Sep 11, 2017

In its six year hiatus from American television from 2007-13, people would always asked comedian Greg Proops, 'Do you miss not doing WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY anymore?' Proops would always shake his head. (more...)

the kates Come to Chicago Improv 10/12the kates Come to Chicago Improv 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Chicago comedian and kates creator Kelsie Huff hosts the all-female comedy showcase at the legendary comedy club, The Improv. the kates, a ten-year comedy showcase created by Kelsie Huff and featuring the funniest female stand-ups in Chicago, perform at the Chicago Improv on Oct. 12th 7:30pm for One Night Only! Why all ladies? Why not! (more...)

Showtime Picks Up I'M DYING UP HERE for Second SeasonShowtime Picks Up I'M DYING UP HERE for Second Season
by TV News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

SHOWTIME is picking up its drama series about the art of comedy, I'M DYING UP HERE, for a second season, it was announced today by Gary Levine, President of Programming, Showtime Networks Inc. The fictional series explores L.A.'s famed '70s stand-up comedy scene. Season one starred Academy Award® winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter, Treme), Ari Graynor (Bad Teacher), Michael Angarano (The Knick), Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine), Andrew Santino (Mixology), Erik Griffin (Workaholics), RJ Cyler (Power Rangers), Al Madrigal (The Daily Show) and Jake Lacy (Obvious Child) as part of a large ensemble cast. Created and executive produced by Dave Flebotte and executive produced by Golden Globe® winner Jim Carrey, Michael Aguilar and Christina Wayne, the series will go back into production in the fall, with 10 episodes premiering in 2018. (more...)

BROWN SUGAR VOD Service Now Available for Amazon Prime Members with Amazon ChannelsBROWN SUGAR VOD Service Now Available for Amazon Prime Members with Amazon Channels
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Amazon today announced the launch of Brown Sugar - the new subscription-video-on-demand service featuringthe biggest collection of the baddest African-American movies of all-time - on Amazon Channels. (more...)

getTV Remembers Legendary Comedians Jerry Lewis And Dick Gregory With A Special Programming Bloc Of TV AppearancesgetTV Remembers Legendary Comedians Jerry Lewis And Dick Gregory With A Special Programming Bloc Of TV Appearances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

getTV will honor the memories of legendary comedy stars Jerry Lewis, who died August 20 at age 91, and Dick Gregory, who died August 19 at age 84, with a special programming bloc of television appearances by Lewis, Gregory and other comic superstars on Sunday, September 3, beginning at 10PM ET/9 CT.  Lewis who rose to fame as singer/straight man Dean Martin's partner, then went onto write, produce and direct himself in a run of successful slapstick comedy films while raising money and awareness for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Gregory was a groundbreaking African-American standup comedian and satirist who became a leading figure in in the civil rights movement of the 1960s. (more...)

Erik Knowles 'High AndTight' Stand-Up Comedy CD Out NowErik Knowles 'High AndTight' Stand-Up Comedy CD Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of 'HIGH AND TIGHT' by ERIK KNOWLES. Recorded live at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Wash., 'HIGH AND TIGHT' provides a hilarious glimpse into the life of Erik Knowles. (more...)

Entertainment Releases Debut Stand-Up Comedy CD by Jamal Doman 'Consequences & Repercussions'Entertainment Releases Debut Stand-Up Comedy CD by Jamal Doman 'Consequences & Repercussions'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of 'Consequences & Repercussions' by Jamal Doman, recorded live at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Wash. 'Consequences & Repercussions' immediately exhibits why Jamal Doman is called 'a comedian's comedian' by his peers. He refers to his unique style of comedy as 'sophisticated ghetto.' Jamal says, 'My comedy is much like my personality, I'm from the hood, but I have some sophistication to me.' (more...)

Debut Stand-Up Comedy CD by Jamal Doman 'Consequences & Repercussions' Out NowDebut Stand-Up Comedy CD by Jamal Doman 'Consequences & Repercussions' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of 'Consequences & Repercussions' by Jamal Doman, recorded live at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Wash. (more...)

Steve Martin, John Mulaney, Martin Short & More Will Honor David Letterman with Mark Twain PrizeSteve Martin, John Mulaney, Martin Short & More Will Honor David Letterman with Mark Twain Prize
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

A lineup of leading performers, including Jimmy Kimmel, Steve Martin, John Mulaney, Bill Murray, Paul Shaffer, Martin Short, Sarah Silverman, Eddie Vedder, and others will salute David Letterman at the 20th annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 8 p.m. The 20th Anniversary program will pay tribute to the humor and accomplishments of Letterman, and will be taped by WETA Washington, D.C. The program will air on PBS stations as David Letterman: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize nationwide on Monday, November 20 at 9 p.m. (check local listings). Artists are subject to change. (more...)

Sommore Comes to Suncoast Showroom 8/26-27Sommore Comes to Suncoast Showroom 8/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Award-winning comedienne Sommore will bring her celebrated stand-up act back to Suncoast Showroom on Aug. 26-27. (more...)

Daryl Roth and Roberta Flack Named Town Hall's 2017 Friends of the ArtsDaryl Roth and Roberta Flack Named Town Hall's 2017 Friends of the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Legendary singer Roberta Flack and leading theatrical producer Daryl Roth will receive the Town Hall 2017 Friend of the Arts Award, it was announced today.  (more...)

Rain Pryor to Perform at Metropolitan Room this FridayRain Pryor to Perform at Metropolitan Room this Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

METROPOLITAN ROOM is proud to present actress/singer/comedian RAIN PRYOR in LIFE HAPPENS! for ONE NIGHT ONLY, Friday, July 14th at 9:30pm. She will be accompanied by Steven Feifke on piano, Jerry DeVore on bass & Russell Carter on drums. (more...)

Showtime Lights Up the Fourth of July with I'M DYING UP HEREShowtime Lights Up the Fourth of July with I'M DYING UP HERE
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

In celebration of Fourth of July weekend, SHOWTIME is giving viewers nationwide an opportunity to sample the first five episodes of the revealing new drama series I'M DYING UP HERE for free, starting today. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Pays Tribute to Barry DoughertyPhoto Coverage: Friars Club Pays Tribute to Barry Dougherty
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 29, 2017

Longtime communications director of the Friars Club was given a heartfelt Bon Voyage in the Milton Berle Room yesterday and many show business notables were present and in video to honor the man who has written most of the published words and history of The Friars for the last 25 years.  Barry Dougherty's words... (more...)

Musical Director Bryan Stephens to Release Solo Debut via Blue Elan RecordsMusical Director Bryan Stephens to Release Solo Debut via Blue Elan Records
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Getting your start at the famous Café Wha, the same place where Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen, among many others, also did, is a pretty good resume line for any musician. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 26th, 2017 - Jimmy Awards and More!BWW Morning Brief June 26th, 2017 - Jimmy Awards and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 26, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Ben Platt hosts the 2017 Jimmy Awards, honoring the best in high school musical theatre tonight! (more...)

BWW Review: I AM NOT A COMEDIAN - I'M LENNY BRUCE Will Open Your Eyes to his Comedic Genius and Dedication to Free SpeechBWW Review: I AM NOT A COMEDIAN - I'M LENNY BRUCE Will Open Your Eyes to his Comedic Genius and Dedication to Free Speech
by Shari Barrett - Jun 25, 2017

An undisputed comic legend, Lenny Bruce was one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. His life and work have had an impact on poetry, politics, music, film and comedy from Don Rickles to Richard Pryor and Chris Rock, and any other comedian who is now free to speak his/her mind without fear of legal retribution thanks to Bruce challenging our First Amendment freedom of speech rights. Lenny's tempestuous personal and professional life which Marmo embodies with his body, heart and soul, was marked by great passion and great pain, thanks to his unwavering commitment to free speech, which led to numerous obscenity charges and arrests. (more...)

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