Bill Cosby

The 10 Funniest Classic Black Comedies

by Sponsored Post August 11, 2016 @ 6:55 PM
There are tons of hilarious Black movies. They’ve made three of the Barbershop movies, Kevin Hart can’t seem to stay out of theaters, and we could rattle off an endless array of Eddie Murphy quotes from films. But what are the best? What are the movies that you can’t go to any BBQ or hair salon without hearing quotes and references? There are almost too many to consider, but we whittled it down to ten. These are our picks for the funniest Black comedies of all time.

Eddie Murphy Revives Cosby Impression After SNL Refusal

by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 19, 2015 @ 12:49 PM
Just last week, a profile of Eddie Murphy shed light on his declining the role of Bill Cosby for SNL’s 40th anniversary event, citing his disinterest with denigrating the fallen idol any further. That pudding appears to have spilled however, as Murphy put on his best Cosby to accept the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize.

Eddie Murphy Explains Refusal to Play Bill Cosby for SNL 40th

by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 13, 2015 @ 2:40 PM
For as much hype as SNL garnered in returning so many past alum for its 40th anniversary special, Eddie Murphy’s long-awaited return seemed curiously brief. Norm MacDonald since explained that the revered comedian had declined to portray Bill Cosby in the all-star Celebrity Jeopardy sketch, and now Murphy himself explains the decision.

Netflix’s Bill Cosby Standup Special Not ‘Appropriate’ for Release, Says Boss

by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 28, 2015 @ 1:21 PM
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Prior to the many pieces, victims and testimony cementing Bill Cosby’s status as a reviled public figure, the comedian had almost reached the cusp of a comeback, planning a new NBC series and a Netflix standup special. Netflix was quick to shelve plans to release the special once Cosby’s deeds became a national focus, and now the streaming service doesn’t ever believe it “appropriate” to air.

Bill Cosby: What Happens When Your Childhood Hero is an Alleged Monster

by Mike Ryan November 21, 2014 @ 3:03 PM
When I was a little kid, Bill Cosby was someone who I (and many others) looked at as a person to aspire to be. He was the epitome of “good.” Looking back, I should have just stuck with Spider-Man and Han Solo—fictional characters have a way of not turning out to be alleged serial rapists—but this was the reality for many children of the ‘80s. I realize how stupid this sounds now. Human being are flawed (or much, much worse), but eight year olds don’t really think like that.

NBC Cancels Cosby Comeback Sitcom Over Rape Allegations, Netflix Special Shelved

by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 19, 2014 @ 1:54 PM
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The ongoing firestorm against Bill Cosby has only swelled in recent weeks, as more and more allegations of rape emerge against the once-revered comedian, so it wasn’t any surprise that Netflix would opt to discard the November 28 release of a new Cosby standup special. Now, NBC has expectedly followed suit by abandoning development plans for a new Cosby sitcom for 2015.

Watch Bill Cosby Tightrope Across the 'Tonight Show' With Jimmy Fallon on His Back

by Kate Erbland March 27, 2014 @ 8:58 AM
'Tonight Show' host Jimmy Fallon's love of sports, games and making his celebrity guests fully participate in both has been well documented, but last night, he took things up a notch. Well, actually, Bill Cosby took things up a notch.

Bill Cosby Plots a Return to TV with a New NBC Sitcom

by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 22, 2014 @ 1:18 PM
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Just when you thought comedy icon Bill Cosby had retired, in spite of his recent "Far from Finished" stand-up (or sit-down) special on Comedy Central, the cultural icon and pudding magnate is at it again. The 76 year-old Cosby will return to NBC decades after 'The Cosby Show' for a new original family sitcom, to both star in and produce.

Bill Cosby is "Far From Finished" with New Comedy Central Special

by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 16, 2013 @ 2:19 PM
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Comedy legend Bill Cosby may not maintain much presence in the public eye anymore, beyond the occasional Jimmy Fallon appearance, but it seems the 76-year-old comic is going back to work full time. The former 'Cosby Show' leader will return with a new Comedy Central stand-up special later this year, having not recorded new material for a special in 30 years.