Moses The Comic performed his hilarious brand of comedy at the legendary Birchmere Theatre in Alexandria, Virginia this past Saturday night. Opening up for the wonderful R&B duo Kindred The Family Soul, MTC warmed the crowd up for a remarkable night. As always, the crowd was left in stitches as Moses interacted with many of the patrons to ensure a great time.
This is a pretty funny animated documentary on how Chris Rock was discovered in a comedy club in NYC by Eddie Murphy. The original story was covered by Dylan Gadino for Laughspin.com:
Hardcore comedy nerds already know the story of how Eddie Murphy basically discovered Chris Rock, while the young comedian was working at the Comic Strip on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. But this stellar animation from TWIRI Sports brings new life to the tale– and exposes those to may not have heard the story to a truly inspiring reality.
Check out the video below:
A wonderful year in comedy has come to an end and it has me excited about the new year and what the hilariously funny comedians from the “215” will have in store for me this year. I’m looking forward to the growth of some of the young comedians as well as the continued maturity of some of our seasoned vets. Below is a list (In no particular order) of the comedians that I will be watching for in 2013. I suggest that you take notice.
Jamal is ripping up stages on the West Coast. After making the leap to follow his dreams in Cali., Jamal is making a pretty good name for himself. Fresh off a supporting role in the movie “Streets” starring Meek Mill, Jamal’s career is starting to take off. Keep an eye out for him. Here’s a clip from Jamal’s appearance on Martin Lawrence’s First Amendment Stand Up.
Dave Temple’s subtle brand of comedy is starting to push its way to the forefront. Extremely funny and charismatic on stage and equally funny off stage, Dave has been performing all over the tri-state this year. Dave has one of the funniest sets that I was privileged to see this year. Check out a clip from Dave below.
A breathe of fresh air in the comedy world, there is only one way to describe this wonderful comedienne, silly! Just down right silly, but in the most positive way I can portray it. Shanell has wonderful energy on stage and that energy is relayed to her audiences. This year found Ms. Travis on almost every stage in Philadelphia and it only stands to get better from here on out. Enjoy some of Shanell’s work.
I’m a little biased on this one because he might be my personal favorite on the list. Extremely funny. That may be all that needs to be said. Watch out for this comedian, if you see him coming to your city, get the ticket while it’s still cheap. Check out Derek’s performance from Bill Bellamy’s “Who’s Got Jokes?”. I think you will notice the genius in his comedy.
The reigning “King of Comedy” for the city of Philadelphia. It wouldn’t be right if we weren’t keeping up with his marvelous career. TuRae continues to make moves on a grand scale, from The Atlantic City Comedy Festival to touring across the country with funny lady Sommore, TuRae continues to push forward and bring the audiences the funny every time he hits the stage. Check him out below.
Richie Redding is one very energetic comedian. He hits the stage full of energy and never lets up. Blessed with a gift to entertain all audiences, Richie has been performing all across the country in 2012. The entire country is starting to find out about this special comedian. Check him out.
Clint Coley has the best work ethic of any comedian I have seen this year. This guy has monthly shows in about three different states. That’s hustling! D.L. Hughley’s protege is fresh off his own one man comedy show “Stand and Deliver”, Clint is destined for great things in 2013.
The youngest comedian in the group, Anthony Moore has been at it for little more than a year. You would never be able to tell. An extremely witty young man, this stands out on stage. I’m guessing in a couple of years, Anthony Moore will be performing for much larger audiences. Check out Anthony Moore performing at the Legends of Comedy Comedy Show in Philadelphia.
Matt Black may be a comedic genius. He is a wonderful story teller as well as impressionist. On top of all that talent, he has good old fashioned jokes as well. Matt has the ability to do an entire show just off of his talent. Check out a clip of Matt below.
Topp may be the hardest working comedian in Philadelphia. This dude seems to be booked every night. If you seen him, then you already know. Topp Fliight will have you running around the room in laughter. If you haven’t seen him, he’s definitely on a stage near you, most likely right now! Check out this clip.
One of my personal favorites, Chris Cotton has been performing all throughout PA, NJ and NY. His brand of comedy will have you wanting to see him more often. Not only is Chris a rising stand-up comedian. Chris is a very talented writer and actor as well. He has produced several skits as well as acted in many and just like his shows, the skits are hilarious. Check out a clip of Chris below.
13 More To Watch
- Moses The Comic
- Kendrick Jones
- Hank Foley
- Conrad Roth
- Reggie Conquest
- Omar Scruggs
- Oc Diesel
- Scooter Wilkerson
- Lawrence Killebrew
- Andre Johnson
- Mike Worm
Official word has dropped that the show will make its return on MTV2.
Deadline Reports: Nick Cannon is coming back to MTV with more Wild’N Out for the first time in five years. MTV2 announced today that the improv comedy competition show will return to the air in 2013. The America’s Got Talent host created, produced and hosted Wild’N Out on MTV from 2005-2007. Kevin Hart, Katt Williams and SNL’s Taran Killiam were on the teams that went head-to-head in sketches on the original run of the show. Candida Boyette Clemons and Paul Ricci will serve as MTV2’s executive producers for the new Nick Cannon Present’s Wild ‘N Out.
Check out some footage from Wild ‘N Out.
Up and coming New York City comedian Trev Houston is making big strides in his career off the stage. Trev, already known throught the east coast as a strong comedian, is now making a name for himself on the television screen. Appearing in two widely viewed series on CBS, “Blue Bloods” starring Tom Selleck and “The Good Wife” starring Julianna Margulies.
Trev has small parts in each show but the episode of Blue Bloods that Trev stars in, he is a key part of the episodes plot. Hopefully successful roles such as this will lead to many more roles in the near future. The ComedyCircle.com surely hopes it does. If you want to keep up with Trev’s movement’s, follow him on twitter @TrevComedy or go to www.trevhoustoncomedy.com.
Check out bothe episodes here:
As I was scrolling through the internet (if that’s possible), looking at comedy articles on many sites, I came across a intersting article about Superstorm Sandy. Obviously this is the main topic in the news right now and for good reason. I figured I would read it, intrigued to find out how comedy figured into this tragedy. The story was centered around the Comedy Cellar, a comedy club in Manhattan’s West Village. Like many homes and businesses in Lower Manahattan, the Comedy Cellar was without power for 3 days due to Sandy. This only stopped the funnies for one day.
The owners brought in a backup generator at great cost, and started business back up. And so the jokes flowed, while everyone around them was in the dark, the comedy had begun. The comedians, one after, made jokes with Sandy as the main theme of the night. None of the comedians shyed away from the topic and the suprisingly large crowd, didn’t seem to mind the choice of humor. If the crowd likes it, then it’s a winner. If you hav a couple of minutes check out the article.
The latest venture in bringing you the funny is now officially been launched…TheComedyCircle.com is where it’s at and definitely where it’s going to be. Anything that you want to know or find in the field of comedy will be accessible right here. Stand Up Sets, Skits, Sketches, Show Information, Movie Reviews, Artist Resources, and so much more.
The Comedy Circle website will be maintained by some of the nations funniest comedians. This way the audience gets an authentic feel to what goes on in the life of a comedian as well as the perspective of the comedian which I guarantee will have you seeing comedy in a new light. The list of contributers is extensive now and will only get larger. The comedians all come from different and diverse backgrounds, almost “comedy gumbo” if you will!
The bottom line is…you will laugh your ass off everytime you log on to The Comedy Circle. That is guarantee!!
And to start the laughter of right…here is comedian TuRae (one of the funniest comedians you don’t but should know), performing at The Dell Music Center in Philadelphia with DeRay Davis and Ariel Spears.