Category Archives: Comedy

The first comedy festival in Harlem!

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Ready for the first Comedy Festival in Harlem?  The week long festival celebrating people of color in comedy kicks off this weekend uptown with a stand up showcase, and competition, as well as Improvisation and sketch comedy performers of color in NYC. There will also be a four documentary film series at Maysle’s Cinema in

New York Comedy Festival starts November 6th

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It’s back!  The New York Comedy Festival (NYCF) now in its tenth successful year.  The Festival – which is produced by Carolines on Broadway – is presented in association with Comedy Central.

The week-long laugh fest brings the biggest names in comedy to New York City’s most prestigious venues.  This year you can expect to see comedy greats, such as Bill Maher from the hit HBO series “Real Time With Bill Maher” at Beacon Theater on November 9th.  Also returning this year the always hilarious comedian and popular actress Wanda Sykes at the Beacon Theater on November 7th.   At Carnegie Hall the unpredictable firey redhead who definitely doesn’t hold anything back, Kathy Griffin will return on November 8th.  Other crowd pleasers to appear this year are Charlie Murphy, Larry David, John Mulaney, Bill Burr, Whitney Cummings, Jim Jeffries, Nick Swardson just to name a few.  Tickets are available now (see below)  Come get your laugh on!

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The 2013 NYCF will take place from November 6 – 10.  For tickets and more information, please visit the NYCF website

Harlem’s Bevy Smith on Bravo tonight


Harlem socialite and fashionista joins the Real Housewives of Atlanta’s resident hair experts Derek J and Miss Lawrence an all-new talk show series premiering tonight at 11:30pm. The three-episode series will cover all things fashion, ranging from haute couture to celebs to global style trends.

Eli Lehrer, VP of Development and Original Programming for Bravo says: “Bravo viewers have loved watching Derek J and Miss Lawrence tell it like it is for years on our air, so when we saw the opportunity to pair them with Bevy Smith, whose fashion point of view we’ve always admired, we jumped at the opportunity.”

We love Derek and Lawrence because they don’t hold back and we can’t wait to see them dish with Bevy Smith!

Black History Month: Be inspired by Kid President

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Black History Month is about celebrating what happens when people refuse to be defined by limits set by themselves or by others.  But as we all know everyone needs a pep talk now and then.  What could be better than this pep talk by Kid President (Robby Novak) of Soul Pancake currently featured on TED Talks.

Kid President’s  very existence speaks to what makes Black History Month important.