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Stand-up comedy => Eddie Murphy doesn't retire! He returns for Beverly Hills Cop 4

Eddie Murphy doesn't retire! He returns for Beverly Hills Cop 4

Saturday, 01 January 2011

Eddie Murphy quashed retirement rumors and he stated that he is going to film Beverly Hills Cop IV, because the "third Beverly Hills Cop was horrible"."I didn't want to leave it like that. The first two were cool and the third one was sh---y" the actor continued laughing.

Stand-up comedy => Eddie Murphy comes back with "A thousand words"

Eddie Murphy comes back with "A thousand words"

Saturday, 19 February 2011

After Eddie Murphy's new movie Imagine that, released in June 2009, the actor and stand up comedian will return on the big screen with another movie."A thousand words" is Eddie Murphy's new movie to be released next year, a comedic drama that is expected to be the actor's huge comeback, after his great success with Beverly Hills Cop or stand up comedy shows like Delirious or Raw.

Stand-up comedy => Eddie Murphy new movie: Imagine That

Eddie Murphy new movie: Imagine That

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Eddie Murphy new movie Imagine That was released on 12 of June 2009, being the latest one of Eddie Murphy's movies. Imagine That is a family comedy movie, in which Eddie Murphy plays the part of an financial executive, kind of a wizzard of finance, who leads his clients to properity, a job that doesn't live him much time for his seven years old daughter, played by Yara Shahidi.

Stand-up comedy => Richard Pryor - The first recipient of the Mark Twain Prize

Richard Pryor - The first recipient of the Mark Twain Prize

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

The great comedian that change the face of the modern comedy, Richard Pryor, was honored the first Mark Twain Prize, inaugarated in 1998.The first annual Mark Twain Prize took place at the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, on the 18th of October, 1998. The prize is America's foremost award and was named after the humorist and novelist Mark Twain and is to be awarded to those who had great contribution to American humor.

Stand-up comedy => The Richard Pryor award, canceled after only one year

The Richard Pryor award, canceled after only one year

Sunday, 09 January 2011

The Richard Pryor Award was inaugarated in 2004 at The Fringe Festival, to be judged by the legendary comedian Richard Pryor and his wife, Jennifer Lee Pryor.

Stand-up comedy => Richard Pryor died of heart attack

Richard Pryor died of heart attack

Sunday, 13 March 2011

On December, 10, 2005 the stand up comedian Richard Pryor died in Encino, California at 65 years old. The cause of Richard Pryor death was heart attack as the doctors said. After last year when he was voted no. 1 stand up Comedian of All time on Comedy Central list, Richard Pryor didn't get to see his 66th birthday, the comedian dying only 9 days after his 65th birthday.

Stand-up comedy => Pablo Francisco: Special Guest at the annual Comedy Central Park!

Pablo Francisco: Special Guest at the annual Comedy Central Park!

Saturday, 08 January 2011

Pablo Francisco, known for his great stand up comedy shows Ouch! or Bits and Pieces is the special guest at the annual Comedy Central Park. The event will take place on the 19th of June 2009, at 8:00 PM, in the New York City's Central Park, starring Gabriel Iglesias with Pablo Francisco as Special Guest.

Stand-up comedy => Pablo Francisco goes on an European Tour 2009: Who You Foolin'

Pablo Francisco goes on an European Tour 2009: Who You Foolin'

Monday, 28 February 2011

After Pablo Francisco's European tour in 2007, which was a huge success, with 32 sold out shows in just a month and after Pablo Francisco Bits and Pieces, the comedian that conquered all nations is back to Europe in 2009.

Stand-up comedy => Pablo Franscico's MySpace page in top 3

Pablo Franscico's MySpace page in top 3

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Pablo Francisco, the star of Comedy Central, known for his Little Tortilla Boy routine is one of the best represented comedians in the online. The comedian has a fancy and most important, up to date website, where you can find all kind of information, from biography to his latest tour dates and even an online shop.

Stand-up comedy => Dave Chappelle fights Dane Cook over stand up comedy endurance record

Dave Chappelle fights Dane Cook over stand up comedy endurance record

Tuesday, 04 January 2011

Through the whole of 2007, two of the best comedians, Dave Chappelle and Dane Cook faught over the endurance record at The Laugh Factory. The battle started on the 10th of April, when the stand up comedian Dane Cook broke the near-three hour (2 hours, 41 minutes) record set in 1980 by the great comedian Richard Pryor.

Stand-up comedy => Dave Chappelle sued again by his former manager

Dave Chappelle sued again by his former manager

Saturday, 22 January 2011

The comedian Dave Chappelle was sued again in 2008, by Mustafa Abuelhija, the comedian's former manager, being accused of failing to pay the settlement from their first trial in 2005.

Stand-up comedy => Dave Chappelle's impromptu show drew thousands people to Portland, Oregon

Dave Chappelle's impromptu show drew thousands people to Portland, Oregon

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Dave Chappelle showed up Tuesday in Portland, Oregon and treated his fans with an impromptu show, Wednesday morning. After walking away from the TV deal for the Chappelle Show in 2005, the great comedian known also for his Block Party or his stand up comedy shows For What It's Worth and Killin' Them Softly, he kept a low profile until this month.

Stand-up comedy => Chris Rock gets a new shot with French movie

Chris Rock gets a new shot with French movie

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Chris Rock gets a new chance with a French movie, being set to translate La Premiere Etoile (The First Star).

Stand-up comedy => Chris Rock's new comedy book

Chris Rock's new comedy book

Monday, 28 February 2011

Chris Rock has signed a deal for his new comedy book, with Grand Central Publishing. Chris Rock has come back as an author after Rock This, published in 1997 is not yet titled, but is scheduled to be released in 2010.

Stand-up comedy => Chris Rock's Kill The Messenger, nominated for the 2009 Emmys

Chris Rock's Kill The Messenger, nominated for the 2009 Emmys

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Chris Rock's stand up special Kill The Messenger has three nomination for the 2009 Emmy Awards. On the 16th of July 2009 were announced the Emmy nominees, one of the favorites being the popular comedian Chris Rock.Known for his talent as stand up comedian and writer, Chris Rock was nominated with his latest stand up comedy special Kill The Messenger for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special and also for Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music or Comedy Special.

Stand-up comedy => Chris Rock is selling himself for charity!

Chris Rock is selling himself for charity!

Sunday, 09 January 2011

Chris Rock is "selling" himself for the Journey for Change: Empowering Youth Through Global Service, a program started by the comedian's wife, Malaak Compton-Rock. In order to sustain the cause of Journey for Change, Chris Rock launched this new charity auction, the bid being a day with the comedian on the set of his new movie Death of A Funeral, in which he stars alongside Martin Lawrence.

Stand-up comedy => Eddie Izzard with Tom Cruise in Valkyrie

Eddie Izzard with Tom Cruise in Valkyrie

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

You will find the british comedian Eddie Izzard playing a German general in Valkyrie movie. The movie starring Tom Cruise as the leader of an organisation that plot to assassinate Hitler is not exactly the movie you would expect to see Eddie Izzard in. But the bristish comedian proved one more time that he is a brilliant actor who can wear different shoes which fits him perfectly every time.

Stand-up comedy => Eddie Izzard fights against racism

Eddie Izzard fights against racism

Friday, 04 February 2011

Eddie Izzard joined over 20,000 people who attended the "Love Music! Hate Racism!" 2009 Festival at the Britannia Stadium on May, the 30th and the comedian urged the British people to boycott the BNP on the European Parliamentary Elections. Eddie Izzard stated that "The BNP talk about racial purity, a concept they learned from Hitler" and that the British National Party is a "racist party" and if British people believe in their country values, they will reject racism and a "politic of hate".

Stand-up comedy => Eddie Izzard followed by over 600,000 fans on Twitter

Eddie Izzard followed by over 600,000 fans on Twitter

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Eddie Izzard caught the NEW bug: the micro-blogging website called Twitter. He is now followed by over 600,000 fans and the british comedian known for his fabulous stand up comedy shows, like: Dress to Kill, Glorious, Sexie or Circle is now telling you his latest thoughts using Twitter.

Stand-up comedy => Eddie Izzard to perform for Nelson Mandela's charities

Eddie Izzard to perform for Nelson Mandela's charities

Monday, 21 March 2011

The British comedian Eddie Izzard was invited to perform in South Africa, to help raise funds for Nelson Mandela's charities. The event is organized by 46664 and Real Concerts and Eddie Izzard's stand up comedy shows will be performed on six consecutive nights, in three towns, between 2 - 7 February 2010.

Stand-up comedy => Eddie Izzard - BELIVE - 2009 - The story behind the scene

Eddie Izzard - BELIVE - 2009 - The story behind the scene

Saturday, 05 March 2011

"Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story" was premiered on December 11, 2009, in London and the film reflects the Bristish stand up comedian's life and career, "a lesson in how to achieve your dreams with nothing but sheer hard work" as Russel Brand stated.

Stand-up comedy => Jeff Dunham was banned in South Africa

Jeff Dunham was banned in South Africa

Monday, 24 January 2011

ASA, the South African Advertising Standards Authority banned a TV commercial for a ringtone with Jeff Dunham's puppet Achmed the Dead Terrorist. ASA's decision comes after a complaint filed by Moegamat Khan, a citizen who is concerned that this ad brings the impression that all Muslims are terrorists and is offensive to the Islamic religion. "To associate this divine inspiration to a terrorist is offensive to the people who believe in him [Muhammad]"Â the ASA said.

Stand-up comedy => Jeff Dunham: huge deal with Comedy Central

Jeff Dunham: huge deal with Comedy Central

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

After setting a new record with A Very Special Christmas Special on Comedy Central, last year in November, Jeff Dunham signed a multi-face deal with Comedy Central, which includes a six-episode series, a stand up comedy special and a new DVD release, along with merchindising.

Stand-up comedy => Jeff Dunham is all over Europe

Jeff Dunham is all over Europe

Monday, 21 February 2011

Jeff Dunham went on tour in Europe, the comedian and his plastic family are being expected in 12 countries all over Europe.

Stand-up comedy => The Jeff Dunham Show, killed after one season on Comedy Central!

The Jeff Dunham Show, killed after one season on Comedy Central!

Saturday, 05 March 2011

Comedy Central announced that won't be a second season of The Jeff Dunham Show. The comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham signed last year in March, a multi-face deal with Comedy Central, deal which included along with a stand up comedy special, and a DVD release, a new six-episode series, titled The Jeff Dunham Show.

Stand-up comedy => George Carlin begins Rehab

George Carlin begins Rehab

Friday, 28 January 2011

George Carlin decided to enter an alcohol and drug treatment program, to stop his dependence on alcohol and Vicodin painkillers. The comedian stated that the alcohol rehab and drug rehab were his choice, because he acknowledges his problems.

Stand-up comedy => The legendary comedian George Carlin died

The legendary comedian George Carlin died

Monday, 24 January 2011

The legendary comedian George Carlin, famous for George Carlin 7 words routine died on 22nd of June of heart failure. After being admitted to St John's Hospital, complaining of chest pain, George Carlin died later that day at 5:55 p.m. Because those were his wishes, no public or religious services of any kind were held and he was cremated.

Stand-up comedy => Mark Twain Prize for George Carlin stand up comedy career

Mark Twain Prize for George Carlin stand up comedy career

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

On 10th of November 2008, George Carlin became the Mark Twain Prize for American Humors first posthumous recipient. The comedian known for george carlin 7 words or "seven words you can never say on television" was honoured at 4 months after his death. George Carlin stand up comedy career was this way appreciated at its true value.

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