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For better or worse, a lot of Hollywood movies and TV shows have required their personnel to bark like dogs. YouTuber Wiseguy Pictures rounded up some of the best of these moments from Dogtooth, Little Rascals, and Twin Peaks, among others. Why? More like, why not? Here's a nifty supercut of people ranging from Sandra Bullock to Dave Chappelle acting like canines. If you find this unsettling, just take it as a mental preview for the lunacy that you'll probably see Thursday at Mad Max. »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
In what was probably the finest work of her young career, Amy Schumer devoted the latest episode of her Comedy Central series to just one sketch that asked a provocative question: Is she attractive enough to have her own TV show?
The 33-year-old brought to life the absurdity of even deliberating such a matter in the form of a “12 Angry Men” spoof, complete with accomplished thespians including Paul Giamatti, Jeff Goldblum and Vincent Kartheiser delivering impassioned monologues about whether they had enough “reasonable chub” to deem her “bangable.”
But let’s pretend the assembled jurists had turned their attention to a different assessment of Schumer: Rather than rate her looks, should she be ranked among the best comedians working today?
It’s probably wise to resist the sexist impulse to compare Schumer strictly to other female comics; seeding her in a ranking of her peers of either gender feels wrong, »
- Andrew Wallenstein
Mayweather vs. Pacquiao wasn't a rip-off ... it wasn't a let down ... it was a Pretty Good Fight ... so says Dave Chappelle. Dave -- who occasionally trains at Manny's Wild Card Boxing Club gym -- was out in L.A. Tuesday and told us something that virtually No One has said about the fight ... "I enjoyed it." So, why did the fight get so much hate from critics?! Dave says he thinks it's because a lot »
- TMZ Staff
Dave Chappelle failed to impress fans during a show at Detroit’s Fillmore Theater on Thursday, with many saying the comedian appeared drunk and was slurring his words. Dave Chappelle Booed In Detroit Chappelle performed two shows on Thursday, April 23, and while the first show appears to have gone off without a hitch, his second […]
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- Olivia Truffaut
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- TMZ Staff
Dave Chappelle had a rough night Thursday while performing at Detroit's Fillmore Theater. Instead of being welcomed with open arms and laughs, the comedian was booed during his two-hour stand-up set, which was part of his comeback tour. A video has surfaced of the funnyman being heckled by members of the audience, with some screaming profanities and other comments at Chappelle. One visitor shouts, "Let's hear some of the act!" Ticketholders also took to social media to complain about the show, demanding refunds for their tickets on the Fillmore's Facebook page. "Horrible don't go. Second show last night was ridiculous. Walked out. Did not get what I paid for..... refunds please!" one »
Dave Chappelle faced one tough crowd during his Detroit comeback stand-up performance this weekend. Delivering a well-received early set at The Fillmore, Chappelle took to the stage later in the evening Thursday, April 23 for a 9:30 p.m. show that left fans demanding refunds. In town for six shows on his comeback stand-up tour, Chappelle chain-smoked, slurred his speech, and rambled, according to attendees. "Horrible, don't go," Heather Becker wrote on The Fillmore's Facebook page. "Second show last night was ridiculous. Walked out. Did not get what I [...] »
Dave Chappelle proved even comedic geniuses have off nights ... because hundreds of angry fans are demanding refunds after a Detroit performance many are calling a drunken catastrophe. According to multiple people in the crowd during Thursday night's 9:30 show at the Fillmore ... a seemingly wasted Chappelle took the stage an hour late (mostly due to the crowd still being seated), and told very few jokes. Instead, he sat quietly smoking, rambling, and slurring his speech. »
- TMZ Staff
Mark Wahlberg might've been a week early and minus a Floyd Mayweather ... but he still had the best seat in the house to watch Manny Pacquiao today ... dropping in on Pac Man's gym session. Wahlberg brought his entourage (see what we did there) to Wild Card Boxing in Hollywood and got an up close and personal look at the Filipino slugger just days before the May 2nd mega fight. Things had been really tight at »
- TMZ Staff
When YouTube was created I’m sure the plan wasn’t for people to watch bite sized amounts of comedy picking up the best skits from television shows from all over the world, but this is one way that I tend to watch the funniest comedians, and it was the first time I’ve really seen any of Dave Chappelle’s work. With the release of Chappelle’s Show: The Series Collection this week, this is my chance to see his comedy as it was meant to be seen on television.
One thing that is obvious from the first season of the show is that Chappelle’s Show: The Series Collection coming from Comedy Central was a move from a more liberal HBO to a stricter form of television. Though slightly more tamer of a channel this isn’t to say that Chappelle would not push the limits of what he could get away with. »
- Phil Wheat
Christian Englander, a New Mexico resident, was arrested after throwing a banana peel at comedian Dave Chappelle during a set on Monday. Heckler Throws Banana Peel At Dave Chappelle Englander, 30, caused a bit of a stir at Chappelle’s Sante Fe stand up show on Monday night when he threw a banana peel at the […]
- Olivia Truffaut
Another day, another huge star at Manny Pacquiao's L.A. training camp -- this time, Mickey Rourke swung by for a workout ... and TMZ Sports has the footage. Rourke -- sportin' a camouflage vest and some tight white bike shorts -- hit up Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood ... while Manny was inside gettin' his sweat on. PacMan has been working out with a Bunch of big stars lately -- including Tim Tebow, Dave Chappelle »
- TMZ Staff
Dave Chappelle was the victim of a drunken racist attack during a New Mexico show -- a guy in the crowd threw a banana peel at him ... then got thrown in jail for it. Santa Fe cops busted Christian Englander after he hit Chappelle in the leg with the banana Monday night. Not shockingly ... police say he appeared to be wasted, and confessed to doing it. Englander told cops he was angry because Chappelle had »
- TMZ Staff
The Game of Thrones cast gathered in San Francisco on Monday for the season five premiere, huddling together to pose for adorable pictures at the afterparty. While it's always fun to see the Game of Thrones cast out of costume, it's especially exciting when the cast members link up in unexpected pairings, and Monday's event brought a must-see snap of Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke. Along with the cast, author George R. R. Martin was at the screening, and there was a cameo from comedian Dave Chappelle. Actress Amanda Peet also stepped out for the event to support her husband, David Benioff, one of the show's cocreators. Before the screening, David hit the stage with cocreator D.B. Weiss to introduce the episode, taking the opportunity to joke about where everyone would be if the show hadn't been successful. Check out all the best pictures from the San Francisco premiere, then »
Dave Chappelle's son is learning to box with some of the Best trainers in the world -- the Pacquiao camp -- and the comedian tells us there's a possibility his kid could go pro. Chappelle is good friends with Manny's trainer Freddie Roach -- and often gets in a workout at Freddie's Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood. Earlier this week, we spotted Dave and his son Sulayman (big dude) leaving the place »
- TMZ Staff
It's official: Justin Bieber has been roasted. After weeks of buildup, stars gathered in La to tease pop music's naughty singer on Saturday. And judging from the pictures, it's everything you could have dreamed of. Naturally, Snoop Dogg sat with Martha Stewart, Will Ferrell transformed into Ron Burgundy, and Kevin Hart and Shaquille O'Neal nearly fell out of their seats. As for famous faces in the audience, Dave Chappelle flipped off the camera, as Chrissy Teigen and John Legend laughed their butts off. The roasters did not hold back on delivering zingers about stars in the audience. Things may have been awkward for sisters Kendall Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian, as a few Bruce Jenner jokes were thrown into the mix. At one point, Kevin Hart tried to get laughs by addressing the old rumors about Justin dating Kendall. "I was like, what the f*ck?! I thought if you were with a Jenner, »
Comedy Central taped its Roast of Justin Bieber last night at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif. featuring roastmaster Kevin Hart, and a lineup of roasters that included Ludacris, Shaquille O'Neal, Pete Davidson, Natasha Leggero, Jeff Ross, Chris D'Elia, Will Ferrell, Snoop Dogg, and, for some reason, Martha Stewart.
With all of 21-year-old Justin's antics and mishaps, the roasters had more fodder for this roast than maybe ever. And we knew they wouldn't go easy on him, but damn!
Here are all the biggest moments you can look forward to on the telecast, as well as some moments you probably definitely can't.
1. Kevin Hart pulled no punches.
"Tonight, we are gonna do what [Justin's] parents and the legal system should have done a long time ago, said Kevin. "Give this boy an ass-whuppin' he deserves."
The mega-successful comedian was the roastmaster of the night, and despite »
Host Kevin Hart said it best in the first few minutes of Comedy Central's Justin Bieber Roast: "Tonight we are gonna do what parents and the legal system should have done a long time - give the boy an ass-whuppin' he deserves." And with that, the shellacking of the 21-year-old pop star began, starting with a video montage that included all of Bieber's embarrassing legal woes and continuing with a tidal wave of cracks about the singer's pre-pubescent fanbase, his goofy songs and all those appearances on Ellen. And that was just when Ludacris, comedian Natasha Legerro and Shaquille O'Neal »
- Lynette Rice, @lynetterice
In an infamous 2007 Vanity Fair article, Christopher Hitchens claimed that women, for the most part, aren’t funny. He argued that men need to make women laugh in order to impress them and women, being inherently attractive to men, don’t have the same impulse. Accordingly, he wrote, they haven’t developed their comedy skills to the same extent, with the exception of women he deemed to be less attractive than the unfunny ones. As evidence of his point, he cited the heavily male-skewed comedy world: there are more male comics, he said, so clearly men are the funnier gender.
While there are many flaws with his argument, his evidence very well may be the biggest one. Aside from the barriers preventing women from achieving in show business which have nothing to do with their abilities, the preponderance of men in comedy has led to many male comic tropes becoming passé. »
- Max Joseph
Some people are angry that Channel 4 is developing Hungry, a comedy set in one of Ireland’s darkest times. But don’t judge a script before it’s written
The idea dies hard that comedy automatically trivialises – or disrespects – whatever it touches. There’s a hoohah right now about a sitcom script Channel 4 is developing, called Hungry, about the 19th-century Irish famine. Chortle records a recent dust-up on the subject at the London Irish comedy festival, at which one protestor railed: “Why not make comedy about Negro slavery? Why not make comedies about the Holocaust?” Why not, indeed? Dave Chappelle did so in the former case, Roberto Benigni in the latter – and in neither instance was the gravity of the original subjugation or slaughter diminished one jot.
What’s with the assumption that comedy is inherently disrespectful? Would the same protestors complain if Hollywood announced a historical drama about the famine? »
- Brian Logan
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