• Tammy Townsend, Malcolm Barrett, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams Among 6 Cast In BET+ Series ‘Average Joe’
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    Tammy Townsend, Malcolm Barrett, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams, Michael Trucco, Ashley Olivia Fisher, and Pasha Lychnikoff are set as series regulars opposite previously announced Deon Cole in BET+’s upcoming dark comedy series Average Joe. The series, which received a cast contingent script-to-series order in February, hails from Robb Cullen and McG. Set in The Hill district of Pittsburgh and inspired by Cullen’s life, Average Joe follows blue-collar plumber, […]

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  • BET’s ‘ComicView’ Turns 30 Today! Check Out The Oral History Of The Show!
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    Black stand-up comedy exploded into the mainstream in the 1990s after experiences like Def Comedy Jam, Phat Tuesdays (Guy Torry’s all-Black comedy night), and New York’s Uptown Comedy Club gave comics a  high-profile platform to hone and showcase their talents. Another marquee show, BET’s ComicView, which premiered thirty years ago today, September 15, offered Black audiences a (bi-weekly) opportunity to […]

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  • Deon Cole To Star In New Comedy For BET+ Titled ‘Average Joe’
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    Deon Cole (Black-ish) has been cast in the lead role of BET+’s upcoming dark comedy Average Joe. The series, which received a cast contingent script-to-series order in February, hails from Robb Cullen and McG. Set in The Hill district of Pittsburgh and inspired by Cullen’s life, Average Joe follows blue-collar plumber, Joe Washington (Cole) who discovers his recently deceased father lived a […]

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  • Lena Waithe’s New Comedy Series Titled ‘Twenties’ Gets BET Series Order
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    The eight-episode series was passed over at TBS and expands the Viacom-owned network’s relationship beyond ‘Boomerang.’ Lena Waithe’s Twenties is moving forward — at a different network. The comedy, originally developed at WarnerMedia-owned TBS as a pilot, has been ordered to series at Viacom’s BET. Twenties extends Waithe’s relationship with BET, for whom she exec produces the recently renewed reboot of Boomerang. Twenties was created […]

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  • WATCH: Roast Battle Between Comedians Deon Cole And Tony Roberts

    As you already know, the comedy industry has taken a big hit during the coronavirus. So many comedians are trying to figure out ways to entertain themselves and their audience. With that being said, comedians Deon Cole (of black-ish fame) and Tony Roberts (of Uncle Buck fame) decided earlier today to entertain their fans by conducting […]

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