Netflix is boasting a line-up of more than 130 comedians -- including John Mulaney, Chris Rock, Amy Schumer and Dave Chappelle -- as part of this spring's Netflix Is a Joke: The Festival event. The festival will take place from April 28th to May 8th, across more than 25 Los Angeles venues including Dodger Stadium, the Hollywood... Read More.
After a fundraiser to name a theater after Dave Chappelle at the Duke Ellington School for the Arts in Washington, D.C. was rescheduled, the controversial comedian is now asking his critics to donate money to the school. "If you object to my receiving this honor, I urge... Read More.
Some Hollywood stars -- and one former president -- are among this year's Grammy nominees in the Best Spoken Word Album categories. Reading Rainbow icon and Star Trek: The Next Generation veteran LeVar Burton was recognized for his reading of the audiobook version of Aftermath. Don Cheadle was nominated for his work on... Read More.
A fundraiser for the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C., featuring Dave Chappelle that was briefly canceled following the comedian's controversial Netflix special The Closer, has been rescheduled for next year. The event, which was shelved after students protested Chapelle's anti-transgender comments in the Netflix... Read More.
Not even a day after Netflix head Ted Sarandos told Variety he "screwed up" about how he handled the company's controversial Dave Chappelle special The Closer, comes a coordinated protest from trans employees and allies. The hit special had been called transphobic by some, and even hate speech... Read More.
(NOTE LANGUAGE) Channing Tatum has waded into the Dave Chappelle Netflix/trans comments controversy, saying that while he does "understand" and "hate" that the comedian hurt so many people with his problematic comments about the trans and LGBTQ+ communities, he can't turn his back on the man whose words comforted him... Read More.
Jon Stewart and Pete Davidson have teamed up to create NYC Still Rising After 20 Years: A Comedy Celebration, to mark the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, with several comedy greats coming together to celebrate New York City. Dave Chappelle, Bill Burr, Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes, Colin Quinn, Ronny Chieng, Tom Segura and Dave Attell will all take... Read More.
Tyler Perry is bringing back his iconic senior character: Ma, to the damn D-E-A. That's right, Madea is coming out of retirement for the new Netflix film A Madea Homecoming, arriving in 2022. Perry made the announcement Tuesday in an Instagram video he captioned, "She's back." "This is Madea saying I'm... Read More.
A new documentary from comedian Dave Chappelle will close out this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, premiering June 19 at Radio City Music Hall, the first time in more than a year that the iconic New York City venue is reopening its doors. Dave's yet-untitled film takes a... Read More.