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Manti Te’o’s eHarmony Ad Explains Everything (VIDEO)

The most bizarre scandal of 2013 (so far) has everyone talking about Manti Te’o and his fake dead girlfriend. But only now do we know the true depth of the college football star’s imaginary relationship.

Funny Or Die explains everything in the new sketch above, featuring Te’o’s eHarmony commercial. Once you watch it, we think you’ll agree that he and Lennay are actually pretty cute together.

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Tracy Morgan Tells David Letterman HE Solved The Fiscal Cliff Crisis (VIDEO)

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You can thank Tracy Morgan for preventing us from going over the now ubiquitous “fiscal cliff,” according to him that is.Morgan cracked up David Letterman on Friday night when he took credit for solving the financial crisis, although we have to say we’re a little skeptical about his explanation.”I hope everybody’s happy, because I did that; that was me,” he joked. “I was at the U.N. all night crunching numbers.” Check out the video below.

Katt Williams Jamie Foxx Rant: Comedian Says Actor Is Gay, Blasts ‘Django Unchained’ Role (VIDEO)

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Troubled comedian Katt Williams targeted actor and fellow comedian Jamie Foxx during a recent stand-up gig, alleging that the actor is secretly gay and blasting him for taking a role in the racially-charged flick “Django Unchained.”While performing at a show in Los Angeles Williams told the crowd that Foxx is gay, according to RumorFix. “Who’s gay? Jamie Foxx,” said the comedian. “I can even tell you the name of the dude he f**ked. His name is Marcus Anthony; he’s the only dude signed to Jamie Foxx’s label.”Williams continued with a tirade against Foxx. “F**k Jamie Foxx and the ‘Django Unchained’ check he cashed,” he said. Adding, “They offered me the script and I said, ‘Any n***a that do this deserves to die. And the next thing I heard, Jamie Foxx was in makeup.

“Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” focuses on the story of a slave-turned-bounty-hunter (Foxx) who is freed from servitude and takes a job inflicting fierce revenge across the Deep South while searching for the wife who was separated from him and sold to a brutal plantation-owner. The N-word is used more than 110 times in the film.“We knew we had to go to a bad place and when I talked to black people about the film and they say they were bothered by the N-word, I said, ‘It’s supposed to, it’s supposed to bother you. Those horrific things that happened to us, is supposed to bother you,’” Foxx told NBC News.”Django” might not be the sole reason for Williams’ rant against Foxx.

The “9 Lives” comedian’s issues with Foxx date back more than four years, when Foxx instigated an alleged feud between Williams and comedian Steve Harvey.Williams’ behavior has become increasingly erratic over the past few months. From a bizarre on-stage meltdown and a false retirement announcement, to multiple arrests and alleged assault, Williams has been terrorizing the West Coast since November.

On Thursday night, Williams was detained by police in West Hollywood after some sort of “disturbance” in a Subway storefront, TMZ reported. The comedian claims the incident was racially motivated.

Check out Katt Williams talk about Jamie Foxx in the video below:

Andrew Dice Clay’s “Indestructible” Will Be The First Special in 17 Years

From The Huffington Post, written by: Ross Luippold

2011 MTV Video Music Awards - ArrivalsOn December 31st, Andrew Dice Clay will make his official return to stand-up comedy with a new one-hour special, “Indestructible”, produced for Showtime. One of the rauchiest comedians I ever had the pleasure to hear, Clay was definitely a crowd pleaser in the late 80’s and early 90’s. After his 1995 special “Assume The Position”, he released a couple stand-up albums, but pretty much faded to black.

From the Huffington Post article:

Love him or hate him, Clay’s influence on stand-up comedy is undeniable. One of the most popular stand-up comedians of the ’80s and ’90s, Dice displayed a brash, unapologetic style that vaulted him to enormous success, culminating in selling out Madison Square Garden two nights in a row — a feat unmatched by any comedian before or since.

After his 1995 HBO special “Assume the Position,” Clay released a few more albums of stand-up, but stayed out of the spotlight for much of the last decade.

In recent years, however, he has staged something of a comeback. After a season-long arc on “Entourage” and a guest appearance on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” it was announced that he would star in Woody Allen’s next movie alongside Louis C.K., Alec Baldwin and others.

“Indestructible” which was filmed earlier this year in Chicago, will air at 10p.m. EST on New Year’s Eve. Check out a clip from “The Diceman Cometh” (1989).

Featured Video – Dave Temple and A Baby

I am putting this hilariously funny video on the ComedyCircle.com because it is simply genius  My good friend Andrew Alexander first posted it on the It’s Always Funny In Philly website.

Comedian Dave Temple

Comedian Dave Temple

Comedian and co-host of our new “Always Funny in Philadelphia” Podcast Dave Temple has a video blog that he maintains with none other than a screaming toddler. After giving it a view, I had to share it on the site.

Enjoy!

Follow Dave Temple on twitter and visit his website at DaveTempleComedy.com for all his upcoming show and video blog updates.

Snoop Dogg On Katt Williams: ‘I Really Wanna See Him Get Some Help’ (VIDEO)

Snoop Dogg thinks comedian Katt Williams needs help. Here, he poses at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 7.

Rapper Snoop Dogg has some advice for troubled comedian Katt Williams: get some help.

Snoop was stopped by TMZ and asked whether he has any advice for Williams , whose behavior has become increasingly bizarre and aggressive in recent weeks. Putting it simply, Snoop said Williams needs to get help.

“Katt needs some help, man,” Snoop told TMZ. “He really better go get some help. Somebody needs to really sit him down and get him some help. I’m his friend. I can’t clown or laugh. I really wanna see him get some help before he goes too far.”

“Whoever really got love for Katt that’s around him,” he said, “you need to take him to go get him some help.”

Some may may think any advice from Snoop — who admitted to smoking a shocking 81 blunts per day during a reddit “Ask Me Anything” session — might be empty, but the rapper and the “9 Lives” comedian go way back.

Snoop and Williams have been friends for years, and even bonded over their penchant for weed. During a 2006 stand-up show, the comedian talked about smoking a blunt with Snoop on the set of “The Tracy Morgan Show.”

Snoop appeared in the introduction for Williams’ “Pimp Chronicles: Part 1,” released in 2006. The two have also recorded songs together, like “Mind Right” and “Good Relationships.”

Williams’ recent behavior certainly raises eyebrows.

After a series of nightclub fights, a police chase and multiple arrests, Williams was a no-show at his arraignment in Seattle court on Thursday, according to the Seattle Times. The comedian was later charged with three misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree assault related to two incidents that occurred in Seattle last weekend.

The man involved in one incident, who claims Williams hit him on the head with a microphone during a show at the Paramount Theatre on Friday, has filed a lawsuit against the 39-year-old and the Seattle Theatre Group (STG), which runs the theatre, reported the Seattle Times. “Before the Nov. 30, 2012, assault, Williams had publicly demonstrated signs of mental instability that should have put STG on notice that Williams posed a danger to the audience,” reads the lawsuit.

Jamie Foxx ‘SNL’ Monologue: ‘Django Unchained’ Star Ribs Obama, Says ‘Black Is The New White’ (VIDEO)

Jamie Foxx returned to host “Saturday Night Live” for the second time this weekend, kicking things off with a classic “SNL” monologue complete with topical jokes, a well-executed movie plug and a surprise musical performance.

Right off the bat, Foxx declared that “Black is the new white” and used Jay-Z, the Nets moving to Brooklyn, his portrayal of a slave in “Django Unchained” and Barack Obama’s reelection as proof, repeatedly asking, “How black is that?” with delight.

As for President Obama, Foxx predicted that Barack’s black side will take over during his second term (he can tell his white side ruled the first four years just by his dancing on “Ellen” alone):

“The next four years he’s even changing his name to President Barack Dikembe Mutombo Tupac Mandela Hussein Obama X,” Foxx joked.

Watch the full monologue below, which The NY Post called “refreshing” for bringing an underutilized perspective to the show. The Post also noted that Foxx was the first black host to appear on the show since Charles Barkley last January, and before that, Gabourey Sidibe in April of 2010.

Watch the full 5 minute monologue below:

Tyler Perry’s Madea Meets ‘Alex Cross’ On Jamie Foxx ‘SNL’ Episode (VIDEO)

Tyler Perry may be getting away from dressing in drag in his new thriller,  “Alex Cross,” but the “Saturday Night Live” writers aren’t ready to let go of Madea just yet.

On this weekend’s Jamie Foxx-hosted episode, we got a look at a sequel that won’t be coming to a theater near you: “Alex Cross 2: Madea Special Ops.” It’s exactly what you think it is, but it’s still pretty funny.

Watch the sketch below!

Chris Rock Tells Judd Apatow In Vanity Fair: ‘Do I Think Comedians Are Better Now? Hell F*ckin’ No’

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In an email interview with Judd Apatow for Vanity Fair‘s first-ever comedy issue, comedian Chris Rock revealed his disappointment with the state of comedy today. The truth is, he misses the old days.”Do I think comedians are better now? Hell fuckin’ no. Show me one guy or woman as funny as Rodney Dangerfield or as good as George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby, or Joan Rivers,” Rock wrote, adding that although he thinks there are “a lot of good comics out there,” he feels that most new comedians are situational comics who pander to one specific audience:

“What we have now is black comics that work only black crowds, gay comics that do only gay crowds, and southern comics that only work down South, and so on with Asian, Latino, Indian, midgets, etc. The previous generation’s comics were better because they had to make everybody laugh. Richard Pryor could do The Ed Sullivan Show and play the Apollo. Seinfeld can work any crowd. Ellen can work any crowd. Lopez can work any crowd. And a few more, but the rest of them are just situational comics.”

You can read the rest of the interview here, wherein Rock reveals his professional high and low points, how a wife and kids has changed his act and his take on the legalization of marijuana (spoiler alert: he’s for it). Vanity Fair’s January 2013 comedy issue hits newsstands in New York and Los Angeles Dec. 6 and nationwide on Dec. 11.

Katt Williams Not Retiring From Stand-Up Comedy, Just Felt Unappreciated

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After just three days, Katt Williams is coming out of retirement.He may have just announced that he is quitting stand-up comedy for good on Monday, but it appears that Williams is not retiring after all, according to TMZ.”Katt is definitely NOT retiring. He will be moving forward with the tour… Friday is Texas, Saturday New Orleans, and on to Alabama,” a representative for the comedian told TMZ. “The reason why he made remarks was due to him feeling totally disrespected by all the things that happen to him in the city of Seattle. He had a moment where he felt very unappreciated. He now just wants to move forward from those unfortunate events and give his fans outstanding shows from this point forward.”A message on Williams’ Facebook page reiterated the “unretirement” announcement, reading: “Don’t miss Katt this Friday in Houston and Saturday in NOLA! Yes, he WILL be there!”

On Monday, Williams first told Seattle’s KOMO News that he is retiring from stand-up after a bout of bizarre behavior and multiple run-ins with the law.”I’m just gonna go ahead and announce my retirement from stand-up, I’m kinda done,” Williams told KOMO. “I’ve discussed it with my kids, I wasn’t gonna do in the middle of a Seattle street, I was going to go to Los Angeles and do it in the offices of ICM or LiveNation.”Although he might be showing up to future comedic performances, Williams was a no-show at his arraignment on Thursday.Williams was arrested Sunday after a bar dispute in Seattle. He was scheduled in court Thursday, but his attorney told the judge that the comedian was under the impression he did not need to make an appearance and went back to California instead, the Seattle Times reported. Assistant City Attorney Jennifer Miller plans to charge Williams on Thursday with two counts of fourth-degree assault, according to the newspaper.The “Pimp Chronicles” comedian’s problems started six years ago, notes E! News, but have escalated recently.Last month, Williams had a meltdown onstage during a show in Oakland, Calif., on Nov. 16 after being arrested in connection with a fight.

In the following days, Williams proceeded to take police on a wild chase in Sacramento while riding a three-wheeler, slap a Target employee, threaten a man with a pool cue,flick a lit cigarette into a woman’s face and get arrested again.Williams was bailed out on Monday morning by rapper Suge Knight, who is acting as his tour manager.

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