Maysoon Zayid Uses Comedy to Fight Ableism and Islamophobia
“I want to get out there and be the image of the American you don’t think is American, and the Muslim you don’t think of when you think of a Muslim.”
Two Dave Chappelle Stand-up Specials Will Hit Netflix March 21
The comedian signed a three-special deal with the company soon after his “Saturday Night “Live” episode last November.
ABC Orders Pilot for Daveed Diggs-Produced Comedy on Rapper-Turned-Mayor
The still-untitled project focuses on a rapper who successfully runs for mayor as a publicity stunt.
ABC Developing Comedy From Zainab Johnson, Wanda Sykes
The still-untitled project focuses on a Muslim model forced to move in with her brothers.
Showtime Greenlights Jamie Foxx-Created Jay Pharoah Vehicle, 'White Famous'
The half-hour comedy series is based on Foxx’s experiences rising through the entertainment ranks.
Aparna Nancherla Implores Fellow Comedians to Move Beyond Easy Trump Jokes
“As comedians, it is up to us to overturn and shake and deconstruct and weigh every system that governs life,” the comedian wrote in a new Village Voice essay.
Dave Chappelle to Release 3 Comedy Specials Via Netflix
The stand-up specials will stream in 2017.
Watch the First Episode of Issa Rae's 'Insecure' for Free
The “Awkward Black Girl” creator’s HBO comedy officially debuted on Sunday. For those without HBO, Rae made the first episode available for free via her YouTube page.
Jay Pharoah Aims to Get 'White Famous' in Upcoming Showtime Series
The actor and comedian, who suddenly departed from “Saturday Night Live” earlier this week, will star in the comedy series as a comedian balancing autheniticity with skyrocketing fame.
Web Series Finds Comedy in Washington Heights' Gentrification Woes
The team behind “Guap” took to Kickstarter to fund the series’ pilot.
Donald Glover's 'Atlanta' Aims to Depict 'How It Feels To Be Black'
The multihyphenate’s surrealist FX show premieres on September 6.
WATCH: Hilarious, Too Real Debut Teaser for Issa Rae's 'Insecure'
The “Awkward Black Girl” creator and star’s new series premieres on HBO this fall.
WATCH: Hari Kondabolu Discusses Iconic 'Roots' Scene in This Smart Joke
With the History Channel’s ”Roots” reboot airing this week, the timing of this new video couldn’t be more appropriate.
TruTV Greenlights Feature-Length Documentary and Pilot From Hari Kondabolu
The documentary will focus on “Apu,” a controversial character from “The Simpsons.”
W. Kamau Bell Shows Us How to Fight Hate, One Awkward Conversation at a Time
With a new CNN docu-series, “United Shades of America,” and Showtime stand-up special, “Semi-Prominent Negro,” Bell continues to serve up his unique brand of race talk through the lens of never-mean jokes.
'Breaking' Presents: Dwayne Kennedy, a Seasoned Comedian Emerging From the Trenches
Kennedy, whose work spans nearly three decades, released his first live stand-up album, “Oh No, It’s Dwayne Kennedy!” in February.
Comedian Wyatt Cenac Talks New Projects, Painful Jokes and Being the Only Black Guy in the Room
The former “Daily Show” correspondent and writer’s got a new stand-up album, two new TV shows, and plenty to say about showbiz racism and power.
#FundraiserFriday: This Comic's Dying Wish? To Film a Comedy Special
Quincy Jones hustles for stage time, even as he deals with the intensity of chemotherapy.
A Chat With the Creators of 'White Flight,' The Hilarious Web Series You Should Be Watching
Matt Braunger and Kevin Avery’s web series imagines America in 2042, when White people are the minority.
New FOX Pilot to Star Nasim Pedrad as a Teenage Boy
Pedrad, who is Iranian-American, is an “Saturday Night Live” alumna.