For its 25th Anniversary, Def Comedy Jam 25 features a host of black comedy giants – like the quartet pictured above – many of whom got their big break on a DCJ special, for a comedy blowout/party.
Def Comedy Jam 25celebrates the impact and legacy of the long-running comedy series with surprise guests, tributes and performances. It debuts on Netflix on Tuesday, September 26th. (Warning: the following trailer makes frequent use of Samuel L. Jackson’s favorite epithet.)
The Hand in Hand benefit for hurricane relief set for Tuesday, September 12th has announced a host of just added participants including Stephen Colbert, Billy Crystal, Ellen Degeneres Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks and more.
An untitled pitch from Jordan Peele – and starring Tracy Morgan – has been ordered straight to series by TBS.
In a nutshell, the concept is this: after being released on good behavior from a 15-year prison stint, Tracy is shocked to see just how much the world has changed in his absence.
TBS has ordered ten episodes of the single camera comedy series which, they say, ‘looks to capture the rawness of Tracy’s stand up persona while also commenting on race relations, the Gen X/Millennial gap and the American penal system.’
Chris Rock has been in a host of movies – some good, some not so much – but first time, he’s made a film that feels true to the person we’ve come to know from his stand up. Top Five is loud and rude and angry – but it’s also thoughtful, thought-provoking and tender.
Cop Out had all the makings of a box office action/comedy hit when it was released into theaters back in February. It starred action movie veteran Bruce Willis and the very comedic Tracy Morgan and had Kevin Smith in the production mix as director and editor. In Cop Out, Officers Jimmy Monroe (Bruce Willis) and Paul Hodges (Tracy Morgan) are a pair of bickering-but-got-your-back Brooklyn buddy cops on the hunt for a stolen 1952 mint-condition baseball card (Jimmy needs it to fund his daughter’s wedding), a hunt plunging them into a gunslinging war with a deadly drug ring.
Cop Out was suppose to be funny and it was laugh out loud funny at several points in the movie. The problem was and still is, that despite a strong cast that also included Sean William Scott and Kevin Pollack, this ‘bromance played for laughs”’ style of cop comedy was short on plot line and relied too heavily on the being carried by the laughs.
G-Force tells the story of a team of special agent rodents who were sent on a mission for the U.S. Government. The team was trained by Ben (Zach Galifianakis) who has been training them for three years to take on the missions the FBI cannot handle.
The team was threatened by the government to be shutdow, but they performed one mission to prove their might. Their latest mission was to infiltrate the home of Dr. Saber (Bill Nighy) and retrieve information of Operation: Clusterform. Clusterform was in reality a code sent to computer chips in Sabersense Appliances (The largest applicance company in the world) to turn them into killing machines that will exterminate the human race.