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NeNe Leakes Apologizes for Saying a Comedy Show Heckler Should Be Raped: 'I Regret the Words That I Used'

NeNe Leakes Apologizes for Saying a Comedy Show Heckler Should Be Raped: 'I Regret the Words That I Used'
NeNe Leakes is apologizing for controversial comments she made at a comedy show over the weekend.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star hosted the “Girls Night Out for Laughs” comedy event at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, California, on Saturday. The event featured Loni Love, Tiffany Haddish, Adele Givens, Melanie Comarcho, Hope Flood and DJ Lucci.

While on stage, the reality star fired back at a heckler after reportedly being booed.

“I ain’t even gonna to tell you about the God d–n Uber driver. I hope he rape yo ass tonight when he take you home, bitch,” Leakes,
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Dave Chappelle, Sheryl Underwood and More Bring the Laughs on ‘Def Comedy Jam 25’ Anniversary Special

Dave Chappelle, Sheryl Underwood and More Bring the Laughs on ‘Def Comedy Jam 25’ Anniversary Special
“All comedy roads today, lead to Def Comedy Jam.”

Dave Chappelle, Steve Harvey, Martin Lawrence, D.L. Hughley and more of comedy’s heavy hitters reunited for a special night of laughs for Def Comedy Jam 25, a new special which began streaming on Netflix on Tuesday.

The comedy celebration was filmed at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on Sept. 9, and pays tribute to the comedians behind a show “responsible for more stolen cable than any other television,” as Chappelle joked.

Chappelle, Harvey, Sheryl Underwood and Cedric the Entertainer kick off the 80-minute special playing as a comedy collision of self-deprecation and social topics like racism and police brutality, a sprinkle of politics (President Donald Trump comes up more than once) and tons of laughs, with appearances from Tracy Morgan, Katt Williams, Craig Robinson, Bill Bellamy, Mike Epps, Tiffany Haddish and many more.

Exclusive: Sheryl Underwood Reflects on Humble Beginnings as a Comedian: 'We Didn't Have a
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Def Comedy Jam at 25: Dave Chappelle, Sheryl Underwood, D.L. Hughley Get Political

Def Comedy Jam at 25: Dave Chappelle, Sheryl Underwood, D.L. Hughley Get Political
Some of the most iconic moments from HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam” were about relationships, sex, and culture. But the comics who appeared on Russell Simmons and Bob Sumner’s stand-up show didn’t shy away from the current events of the time, either – everything from O.J. Simpson’s freeway chase to the beating of Rodney King and subsequent L.A. riots were fair game. So it’s no surprise that reuniting some of the best from the show’s original run for Netflix’s 25th anniversary special would come with ample commentary on the politics of today.

The “Def Comedy Jam 25” special, which was taped on Sept. 10 in Los Angeles, mixed live performances from Def Jam legends like Cedric the Entertainer, Adele Givens, Eddie Griffin, Tracy Morgan and Mike Epps with pre-taped messages from stars like Chris Rock and Kevin Hart as well as footage from classic sets.

Putting together so many quick-witted comedians under one
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TVLine Items: Dylan/Dermot Team-Up, Michael Jackson's Halloween and More

Is this even allowed by the laws of the universe? Dylan McDermott and Dermot Mulroney — whom you’ve no doubt confused once or twice — will share the screen for the first time when the latter guest-stars on the former’s midseason Fox airline comedy La to Vegas.

Per EW.com, McDermott’s Captain Dave will match wits with rival pilot Captain Steve (Mulroney), who has a magnetic, rock-star charm.

Mulroney recently appeared on FX’s American Horror Story: Cult and starred in CBS’ short-lived medical drama Pure Genius. His other TV credits include Shameless, Crisis, New Girl, Enlightened and Friends.
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‘Def Comedy Jam 25’ Trailer: Cedric the Entertainer Hates Millennials, Just Like You (Video)

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‘Def Comedy Jam 25’ Trailer: Cedric the Entertainer Hates Millennials, Just Like You (Video)
Def Comedy Jam” is back and celebrating 25 years of uncensored hilarity. Dave Chappelle, Martin Lawrence, Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, Adele Givens, Tracy Morgan, Sheryl Underwood, D.L. Hughley and others will return Tuesday to the franchise that helped launch many a career for African-American stand-up comedians. Stan Lathan, Russell Simmons, Sandy Wernick and Jesse Collins serve as executive producers on “Def Comedy Jam 25.” Also Read: Steve Harvey Jabbed by Jokes Over Mayweather-McGregor Appearance Watch the trailer above. “Def Comedy Jam 25” debuts September 26 on Netflix.
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See Dave Chappelle, Steve Harvey in 'Def Comedy Jam 25' Trailer

See Dave Chappelle, Steve Harvey in 'Def Comedy Jam 25' Trailer
Dave Chappelle, Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, Martin Lawrence, Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan and Adele Givens are among the famous comedians in Def Comedy Jam 25. The special, out on Netflix September 26th, celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Def Comedy Jam series, which nurtured the careers of numerous black comics.

"All you millennials may be asking, what the hell is Def Comedy Jam?" Cedric the Entertainer said. "That's why we hate you little motherfuckers. Y'all don't know shit."

Def Comedy Jam, produced by legendary music executive Russell Simmons, originally aired
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Netflix ‘Def Jam Comedy’ 25th Anniversary Special to Include Dave Chappelle, Tracy Morgan

Netflix ‘Def Jam Comedy’ 25th Anniversary Special to Include Dave Chappelle, Tracy Morgan
Netflix is set to run a new “Def Jam Comedy” special in honor of the 25th anniversary of the HBO stand up comedy series, the streaming giant announced Thursday.

The iconic show originally ran on HBO from 1992 to 1996. It was also revived in 2006. Produced by Russell Simmons, the show featured and helped the launch careers of comedians like Martin Lawrence, Cedric the Entertainer, and Sheryl Underwood to name a few.

The lineup for the anniversary special currently includes: Bill Bellamy, Cedric the Entertainer, Dave Chappelle, Mike Epps, Adele Givens, Eddie Griffin, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Kid Capri, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, Craig Robinson, Jb Smoove, Sommore, Joe Torry, Sheryl Underwood and Katt Williams.

Stan Lathan, Simmons, Sandy Wernick and Jesse Collins serve as executive producers. “Def Comedy Jam 25” will launch exclusively on Netflix this fall.

Watch the first teaser for “Def Comedy Jam 25” above.

The special is the latest in Netflix’s push
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Netflix to Bring Back ‘Def Comedy Jam’ for 25th Anniversary

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Netflix to Bring Back ‘Def Comedy Jam’ for 25th Anniversary
Netflix is bringing back “Def Comedy Jam” for its 25th anniversary, the streaming service announced Thursday. The teaser introduces a number of big names that’ll be appearing, including Bill Bellamy, Cedric the Entertainer, Dave Chappelle, Mike Epps, Adele Givens, Eddie Griffin, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Kid Capri, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, Craig Robinson, Jb Smoove, Sommore, Joe Torry, Sheryl Underwood and Katt Williams. Netflix added that due to the big celebration, there will also be surprise guests, tributes and performances. Also Read: Jon Stewart Returns to HBO for First Stand-Up Special in 21 Years Stan Lathan,
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‘Def Comedy Jam 25’: Series To Mark 25th Anniversary With Netflix Special

Netflix will mark the 25th anniversary of the influential Def Comedy Jam series with Def Comedy Jam 25 special, set to premiere this fall on the Internet TV network. Def Comedy Jam 25 will celebrate the impact and legacy of the long-running HBO comedy series that launched the careers of black comedians such as Martin Lawrence, Cedric The Entertainer, Dave Chappelle, Monique, Mike Epps, Adele Givens, Jb Smoove, D.L. Hughley, Tracy Morgan, Sheryl Underwood and more. The…
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Netflix to Celebrate ‘Def Comedy Jam’ 25th Anniversary With New Special — Watch the Trailer

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Netflix to Celebrate ‘Def Comedy Jam’ 25th Anniversary With New Special — Watch the Trailer
Even though HBO and Russell Simmons are back in business with a new comedy series, Simmons will celebrate the 25th anniversary of his old HBO show, “Def Comedy Jam,” at rival Netflix instead.

Netflix announced Thursday that it would premiere “Def Comedy Jam 25” this fall. Performers include Bill Bellamy, Cedric the Entertainer, Dave Chappelle, Mike Epps, Adele Givens, Eddie Griffin, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Kid Capri, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, Craig Robinson, Jb Smoove, Sommore and Joe Torry.

Russell SimmonsDef Comedy Jam” aired on HBO from 1992 to 1997 and briefly returned in 2006. The show helped turn some of the stand-ups mentioned above into stars. Simmons, Stan Lathan, Sandy Wernick and Jesse Collins are executive producers of “Def Comedy Jam 25.”

Netflix has been aggressive in the comedy space, aggressively acquiring an entire docket of stand-up specials.

Here’s a teaser trailer for the special:

The return of “Def Comedy Jam,
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The 50 Funniest Women of the Past 50 Years: #30-21

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The 50 Funniest Women of the Past 50 Years: #30-21
Make people laugh and they won't even realize you're making them think. Over the past 50 years, women have broken through the glass ceiling time after time, shattering stereotypes and thumbing their noses at the old chestnut that "Women aren't funny." Fact: Anybody who says women aren't funny doesn't want them to be funny. We're looking back on the 50 funniest women of the past 50 years, their contributions to comedy, and their enduring legacies that inspire men and women alike. These are the 50 women who have helped (and are helping) to introduce the next class of hilarious women, which will inevitably include Amy Schumer, Lena Dunham, Mindy Kaling, Tig Notaro, Chelsea Handler, Maria Bamford, Aubrey Plaza, and Kate McKinnon. Keep in mind this list only includes women who are primarily performers in movies, television, and standup comedy. That's why you don't see legends like Nora Ephron, Anne Beatts, and Elaine May here.
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'Phunny Business' On DVD 10/2 (Rise & Fall of Premiere Black Comedy Club All Jokes Aside)

Directed by John Davies, the feature-length documentary's synopsis reads: For a decade, Chicago’s All Jokes Aside was the premiere Black Comedy Club in the country giving early exposure to most of the important young comedians including: Bill Bellamy, Cedric the Entertainer, Dave Chappelle, Deon Cole, Earthquake, Mike Epps, Jamie Foxx, Adele Givens, Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Bernie Mac, Carlos Mencia, Mo’Nique, Craig Robinson, Chris Rock, Jb Smoove, Sheryl Underwood and George Wallace to name a few. Using a mix of stand up and interviews with the comedians who performed there, Phunny Business chronicles the rise and fall of All Jokes Aside, takes an in-depth look at...
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The best documentaries of 2011

Why not fold documentaries into my list of the "Best Films of 2011?" After all, a movie is a movie, right? Yes, and some years I've thrown them all into the same mixture. But all of these year-end Best lists serve one useful purpose: They tell you about good movies you may not have seen or heard about. The more films on my list that aren't on yours, the better job I've done.

That's particularly true were you to depend on the "short list" released by the Academy's Documentary Branch of 15 films they deem eligible for nomination. The branch has been through turmoil in the past and its procedures were "reformed" at one point. But this year it has made a particularly scandalous sin of

omission. It doesn't include "The Interrupters" (currently scoring 99% on the Tomatometer), which has received better reviews and been on more critic's Best lists than any other.
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Sandra Bernhard Headlines "Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up" On Starz

Comedian, actress, singer Sandra Bernhard has been doing stand-up for over thirty years and she's performing stand-up on television for the first time in years in a new episode of "Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up."

"I've been doing it for a while and I'm still loving it so that's a good sign," says Bernhard, who'll take the stage for the Martin Lawrence-executive produced "1st Amendment Stand-Up," one of the few shows currently on television highlighting stand-up comedy.

Bernhard will deliver some of her special brand of outrageous, uncensored comedy. This is the woman who back in 2008 said that Sarah Palin would be "gang-raped by my big black brothers" if she entered Manhattan.

But Bernhard jokes as to how she eventually was asked to come around the show, which usually features, well, her big black brothers and sisters, with top black comedians like Faizon Love, Deon Cole, Adele Givens,
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Sandra Bernhard Headlines "Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up" On Starz

Comedian, actress, singer Sandra Bernhard has been doing stand-up for over thirty years and she's performing stand-up on television for the first time in years in a new episode of "Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up."

"I've been doing it for a while and I'm still loving it so that's a good sign," says Bernhard, who'll take the stage for the Martin Lawrence-executive produced "1st Amendment Stand-Up," one of the few shows currently on television highlighting stand-up comedy.

Bernhard will deliver some of her special brand of outrageous, uncensored comedy. This is the woman who back in 2008 said that Sarah Palin would be "gang-raped by my big black brothers" if she entered Manhattan.

But Bernhard jokes as to how she eventually was asked to come around the show, which usually features, well, her big black brothers and sisters, with top black comedians like Faizon Love, Deon Cole, Adele Givens,
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The Queens Of Comedy Gather On The Mo'Nique Show!

If you remember a couple of weeks ago we reported that there was going to be a Queens Of Comedy Re-Union of sorts, as its seems the Queens, comedians Ms. Laura Hayes, Adele Givens, Sommore and Mo’Nique were having a gathering on The Mo’Nique Show. In case you have been under a rock for the last couple of months, The Mo'Nique Show is Bet's late night talk show which features comedian Mo’Nique as the Host interviewing her guests.

Well, as we stated previously, the time is now here. The show we told you about will be broadcast on Thursday October 29th at 11Pm Pst.

The Queens Of Comedy Tour, originally produced by Walter Latham, was ultimately captured live onstage in Memphis during their triumphant and filmed for a theatrical release.

Questions or comments? Please email us at thehumormill.info@gmail.com
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Mo'Nique Names Rodney Perry As New Co-Host For Her New Talk Show

As we have reported several times over the past couple of weeks, The Queen Of Comedy herself Mo’Nique is preparing for her Oct. 5th launch of her Bet talk show titled The Mo’Nique Show. We even told you of some of her guests when the show launches, and they include Arsenio Hall, Morris Chestnut, David E. Talbert, Hill Harper, Boris Kodjoe with wife Nicole Ari Parker, Ms. Laura Hayes, Adele Givens and Sommore just to name a few.

Now you know as a Talk Show Host you have to have an excellent co-pilot, a co-host with you that can carry you to the finish line, and we think Mo’Nique did just that as it has been announced that her official co-host of her new show is comedian Rodney Perry.

You may know Perry from Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes as the man on the streets, and
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Is There About To Be A Queens Of Comedy ReUnion?!

Its seems that the news out of Mo’Nique’s camp isn’t slowing down anytime soon. As we stated in our post yesterday, Mo'Nique is preparing for her Oct. 5th launch of her Bet talk show titled The Mo’Nique Show. So far, her line up for her first week is stellar.

As we reported, Mo’Nique intends to dedicate a show to Arsenio Hall, plus she landed a very rare interview with Morris Chestnut and David E. Talbert as they discuss Talbert's upcoming DVD release of his blockbuster play titled Love In The Nick Of Tyme.

Today she taped an episode dedicated to relationships with her guests that included actors Hill Harper discussing his new book titled The Conversation, and Boris Kodjoe with wife Nicole Ari Parker.

But the biggest bombshell we discovered today was that Mo’Nique is planning on dedicating a show to the Queens Of Comedy,
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