Embattled comedian Katt Williams sits down with BlackTreeTV to promote his appearance in Scary Movie 5. During the interview Mr. Williams addresses the issues of black comedians wearing dresses and why he respects the Illuminati.
The sad news was announced this morning by fellow comic Jim Norton on the Opie and Anthony Show.
"We don't know how he is. We don't know how he's going to be," said Norton. "I didn't want to do this by myself. I wish we had more news for you."
Norton added that he made the announcement onair becase "we wanted it to come from us."
A statement was also posted on Opie and Anthony's Facebook page, which allows fans to send the comic well wishes.
"Our close friend Patrice O'Neal suffered a stroke last week," the statement reads. "Please respect his family and their request for privacy. An email has been set up for fans to send him well wishes and his family will make sure he gets them. You can write to LoveForPatrice@gmail.com. When we have an updateon his condition, we will let you all know."
I was first introduced to Facebook by Comedian James Hannah a few years ago, he pitched it as a more adult playground for communication and connection. And at that time it was; I reconnected with friends and even relatives enjoying the banter and fun of status updates and pictures. Then the playground started to get populated with party promoters and event planners ...and even then it was still cool to deal with events and calendars to a nominal degree.
It continued shifting gears as my numbers grew and I started to get marriage proposals from "Princes" in Africa and I mean from every region of the continent. Then one day my Facebook world changed forever...the fucking shoe people arrived and my inbox became flooded with event invites in Arkansas from local hairstylists having networking mixers in their salons. I was changed forever my friends, my world came crashing down and doom was in the air...SORRY, being dramatic can be my job at times.
Every time my computer would come on I would have been tagged with Air Force Ones with 3 inch heels...OK, let's talk about this for a second: I am a grown ass woman, and not a fashion model, which means I have NO business sporting Canary Yellow 3/4 Air Force Ones with a spiky heel, we just don't go together. I have also been tagged with Christian Louboutin for the most outrageously low prices you could ever imagine. I am from the hood so I assume EVERYTHING to be a scam until proven otherwise. I want to send Facebook a letter expressing everything that I feel and hope that you can empathize...It goes like this.
What's up with the Bullshit? We used to be cool at a point till you let motherfuckers from my past tag me with pictures that I am ashamed of and would not like to wake up to after a long night of performing at the comedy club where 30 random assholes decided to show up at once. I resent the fact that there are more pictures of ugly ass, red bottom, ho-stroll looking shoes on my page than family members. Checking my inbox is an epic fail because "DJ Hot Shit and Them" have decided to throw a "White" party in North Carolina on Friday and guess what?? I'm invited, only I don't fucking live in North Carolina and don't plan to go there unless I fail in life. By the way, I don't like being forced to instant message with folks that I don't really know and sometimes don't like. Why are you fucking up a good thing? Let me know when you get your shit together, I will be kicking it with Twitter.
PS I would only wear these
if terrorists were holding a gun to my head and threatening to do a reality show about my real life
Class clown, random, goofy, silly etc. I'm looking for talented /funny people for my film that I'm doing for a comedy festival! I'm an actor and comedian and I'm looking to build the ultimate comedy team and take over! I'm look looking for passionate, determined, ambitious people that has IT. I have all the latest editing software , green screen, and recording software to make our film perfect! I'm also putting together a comedy tour for the summer! So if you are interested send a headshot& Resume to my email Latrallopresley@gmail.com and a brief summary of what makes you, you and what makes you funny!
Any ethnicity, size, shape age etc, just be funny please!!!
The Highly Anticipated Salute Will Honor Directors; KEENEN IVORY WAYANS, ROBERT TOWNSEND, TIM STORY, AND MELVIN VAN PEEBLES
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 28, 2011
In anticipation of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards weekend, comedic superstar Kevin Hart is announced as host for the 2011 “Eye on Black”: A Salute to Directors dinner. The event serves as the largest salute to African American Directors in Hollywood’s history while recognizing film pioneers whose works, over the past 30 years, have re-shaped the black experience on the silver screen. “Eye on Black”: A Salute to Directors will be presented by Anheuser Busch and contributing sponsor The KESS Agency on FRIDAY FEBRUARY 25th, 2011 at the California African American Museum (CAAM).
The special salute will honor ROBERT TOWNSEND, KEENEN IVORY WAYANS, and TIM STORY for their pioneering accomplishments in film and television. Presenters will salute the panel of distinguished Directors through film and music, and by high- lighting turn-key moments in their careers that solidified their contributions to black cinema. Concluding the evening, legendary director and black cinema pioneer MELVIN VAN PEEBLES will receive the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award; A namesake honor that will forever be named for him. The ceremony will also include the recognition of an emerging minority director in film, music, and theater. The 2011 “Emerging Face” award will be given to an upcoming minority director paving the way for a new generation of Directors.
This salute is expected to boast an A-list Hollywood celebrity guest-list as well as corporate and entertainment insiders. Promising to be a night full of celebration, the event will feature a sponsored cocktail and red carpet lifestyle lounge prior to the formal dinner for 200 VIP guests. A portion of all proceeds and private silent auction contributions will be donated to the Melvin Van Peebles Foundation.
About Keenen Ivory Wayans
An accomplished actor, comedian, director and writer is known as the host and creator of the FOX sketch comedy series In Living Color, which is credited with sparking the careers of fellow cast members, Jim Carrey, Jamie Foxx, brothers Damon Wayans, Shawn Wayans and Marlon Wayans, sister Kim Wayans, David Alan Grier, Tommy Davidson and featured star, Rosie Perez. Wayans is the director/Creator of Scary Movie, the highest grossing movie ever directed by an African-American and has also directed notable films such as, “Im Gonna Git you Sucka”, “A Low down Dirty Shame”, “White Chicks”, and “Little Man”.
About Robert Townsend
A true pioneer in African American film and television, Robert Townsend has appeared in, directed and or produced over 118 projects for film and or television. Leading the way into the new digital platform of webisodes, Townsend helped inspire a new generation of film makers and is consistently re-energizing an already accomplished resume with cutting edge creativity. Townsend is most notably known for his films “Eddie Murphy’s RAW”, “The Meteor Man”, “The Five Heartbeats”, “B*A*P*S”, “Carmen: A hip opera”, “Jackie’s Back!”, and many more. Townsend has worked with an
In case you haven't heard, 50 Cent and comedian Chelsea Handler are apparently an item and were recently spotted hanging out. Clearly they're not interested in being low-key, riding in the drop top Phantom.
"Why We Laugh" tracks the evolution of black comedy from the character of Stepin Fetchit and minstrels in blackface to the politically tinged humor of Dick Gregory, and from the television success of Good Times and The Jeffersons to the big-screen accomplishments of stars such as Eddie Murphy and Whoopi Goldberg. The film also turns a perceptive eye on the controversial career decision of Dave Chappelle and the implications of corporate efforts to capitalize on the massive success of Russell Simmons's Def Comedy Jam and Spike Lee's The Original Kings of Comedy.
"'Why We Laugh' is a major historical contribution to American culture," said Codeblack executive vice-president Quincy Newell. "This film is a tribute to the way one courageous person with a microphone can change history."
Newell produced the documentary which he co-wrote with John Long. The film is based on the book "Black Comedians on Black Comedy: How African-Americans Taught Us to Laugh," by Darryl J. Littleton. Codeblack's Clanagan, Richard Foos, and Littleton. Codeblack's Clanagan, Richard Foos, and Littleton are executive producers on the project.
Why We Laugh Available In Stores and Online 4/27 Codeblack Entertainment | Vivendi Entertainment
Director Robert Townsend has been at the forefront of black cinema for 30 years and received a Career Achievement Award from the American Black Film Festival in 2002.
Codeblack Entertainment produces the All Star Comedy Jam franchise. The DVD of "Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam â€“ Live from South Beach" became available on DVD February 2, 2010, and a third installment of the franchise with host and Academy Award-winner Mo'Nique was recently filmed at the 2010 NBA All-Star Game in Dallas.
Comedy Central is teaming with comedian Patrice Oneal for a pilot presentation and stand-up special.
The semi-scripted comedy/reality presentation, titled "Patrice Oneal's Guide to White People," will star Oneal as a professor of whiteness teaching a Whitey 101 class at an adult school that is designed for foreigners as well as Americans who want to learn "what white people are about and how to get along with them," Oneal said.
He said he got the initial idea after interjecting into a conversation between two white guys about guitar riffs. The men were stunned when Oneal's commented about how great he thought the riff in Eagles' "Hotel California" is.
"I thought it would be a great idea if we just did the show from that angle: I'm a guy who tries to learn about white folks," he said. To do that, in the reality portion of the show, Oneal will get on the street to learn about things white people love, like vintage clothing.
Ish Entertainment is producing the presentation, with the company's Michael Hirschorn executive producing along with Oneal, Gino Tomac and Oneal's manager, Jonathan Brandstein.
Oneal's stand-up special for Comedy Central will shoot this year.