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The Curious Decline of Paul Mooney

He's a famously provocative — and infamously difficult — comedy trailblazer. But lately, something even more upsetting than usual has been going on at his stand-up gigs.

By David Peisner

Mike Epps Talks About Playing Richard Pryor on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

News broke back in August that Mike Epps officially landed the role of Richard Pryor in the upcoming Lee Daniels-directed biopic, and during last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, Epps looked back on landing the role and getting to spend a year with [...]

By Megh Wright

Mike Epps Officially Lands the Lead Role in the Richard Pryor Biopic

After being stuck in development for ages, the Richard Pryor biopic has finally found its Pryor. Despite Nick Cannon hinting that he got the part last month, according to an update by director Lee Daniels, Mike Epps -- who was first chosen for [...]

By Megh Wright

What’s So Special About ‘The Richard Pryor Special’?

There's a famous story about The Richard Pryor Show -- as Richard Pryor's star was rising in Hollywood in the 1970s, NBC commissioned the man to make a 10-episode sketch program to be broadcast in prime time. Family-friendly viewing not being [...]

By Abby Denton

Nick Cannon Hints He’s Playing Richard Pryor in the Upcoming Biopic

Nick Cannon was a guest on TMZ Live yesterday, and he implied that he's been cast as Richard Pryor in the upcoming biopic about the late, great comedian. Cannon this week posted a side-by-side picture of himself (with his hair and facial hair [...]

By Bradford Evans

Is ‘Saturday Night Live’ Becoming ‘Saturday Night Pretaped’?

Last year, in his third time hosting SNL, Zach Galifianakis gave us a wonderful sketch called "Darrell's House." The sketch came in two parts. The first part was an odd piece that aired live early in the episode, with Galifianakis playing a [...]

By Erik Voss