July 5, 2016 |
Dave Chappelle never just phones it in. The comic is always improvising, said his new friend Graham Dugoni. Fans lucky to score Chappelle tickets for shows Tuesday and Wednesday at the new Punch Line Philly comedy club in Fishtown will be required to do the same, living in the moment by going "phone-free" and concentrating "Yondr" on the talent. For this, all praise and maybe a few curses are due to a Dugoni invention of the same name, Yondr, which Chappelle now uses to protect his routine from getting posted online.
July 17, 2015 |
Who's that girl? If you have to ask, it's probably time to renew that subscription to Glamour . Or GQ . Cosmopolitan . Time . The New York Times . Entertainment Weekly . If Amy Schumer's face looks unfamiliar, you likely don't watch "30 Rock. " Or "The Bachelorette," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," or "Curb Your Enthusiasm. " Comedy Central's definitely not your bag. Then again, maybe you read plenty and watch even more, and you just haven't noticed Schumer, 34, who was nominated for seven Emmys yesterday.
April 10, 2015 |
COULD Dave Chappelle be returning to TV? Comedyhype.com says yes - that Chappelle shot a new special for HBO this past week in Austin, Texas. His first HBO special, "Killing Them Softly," aired 15 years ago. Hey, one great special every 15 years is better than one crappy special every year. Of course, comedyhype.com could be wrong and Chappelle was just shooting his stand-up act for the hell of it. The low-key comedian was most recently in the news when he got heckled off the stage and hit with a banana peel in Connecticut.
August 12, 2014 |
CONGRATS to NBC10's Monique Braxton , who wed Dr. Reginald Royster , the owner of Haverford Animal Hospital. Not only was the bride clad in white, but Royster also rocked a full white tuxedo. A bold move that paid off. Braxton met Royster on a blind date a couple of years ago; they tied the knot this weekend. Local comedy writer gets 'Approval' It was simple for Archbishop Carroll grad Neal Brennan : "In comedy, if you're not the guy on camera, you're beholden to the guy on camera.
June 13, 2014 |
Update: Tracy Morgan crash The Wal-Mart truck driver alleged to have caused Saturday's crash on the New Jersey Turnpike on Wednesday has pleaded not guilty to several felony counts, including vehicular homicide. Kevin Roper appeared with his lawyer, David Glassman , before Superior Court Judge Bradley Ferencz in New Brunswick. The driver is accused of causing the crash that killed one and left four others injured, including actor-comic Tracy Morgan . Roper is out on $50,000 bail.
December 24, 2013 |
To paraphrase soul's great orator, James Brown, it's time to get off Dave Chappelle's back and let him do the popcorn. He must be allowed to be the sly, rude, observational stand-up we knew him to be before Chappelle's Show , the mega-successful Comedy Central sketch series he ended in 2005 with an abruptness that gave him an unwarranted rep for erratic behavior. The guy didn't want to have a career ruled by catchphrases familiar to Show fanatics. What's weird about that? From the sight of a chain-smoking Chappelle at the Tower Theater on Saturday, the comic was as crudely on point with raunchy material (e.g.
September 10, 2013 |
Who's laughing now, Hartford? Camden is. A fair portion of comedian Dave Chappelle's triumphant show at the Susquehanna Bank Center on Friday night was devoted to his infamous appearance last week in Hartford, where in the face of sustained, rowdy yelling from the audience, he walked off stage. But as he pointed out Friday in a bit about losing an argument with his wife, he's got "a creative outlet" as a performer. In other words, a guy who goes to work every night with a microphone will always get the last word.
September 1, 2013 |
Our hearts have been shaken, quaken, shattered this week by two epochal Hollywood breakups: First Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones announced they are separating. Now news comes that Clint Eastwood and his second wife, Dina, have separated after 17 years. Anonymous Source tells Us Weekly the two have lived apart for more than a year. They have one daughter together, Morgan , 16; Eastwood has seven other kids. Chappelle walks off mid-joke Social media was in a tizzy Friday after news broke that Dave Chappelle walked off the stage at a Hartford, Conn., performance of the Funny or Die Presents the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival.
August 21, 2008 |
In May 2005, comic Dave Chappelle shocked fans by walking off the set of his popular TV series, Chappelle's Show, for no apparent reason. Chappelle, whose show turned racial stereotypes on their heads, later explained that he was performing a skit in blackface when he noticed a white crew member laughing in a way that made him uncomfortable. Chappelle thought the white guy had missed the satire and was laughing for the wrong reason. Some pundits dismissed the performer as paranoid.