Will Smith Makes Stand-Up Comedy Debut Opening Up For Dave Chappelle [PHOTO]

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Will Smith has been making us dance and laugh for year. For the past couple months he’s also been entertaining us with everything he does on Instagram. This week he got a chance to perform at a surprise comedy show in Los Angeles at the Peppermint Club.

 

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Billboard reports that the evening was filled with unforgettable laughs and Smith actually made his stand-up comedy debut and got the opportunity to open for Dave Chappelle. Before he began performing Smith told the audience to do stand-up was on his bucket list. He also talked about adding bungie jumping from a helicopter over the Grand Canyon.

While on stage he joked about his love of social media even though he joined it late. The love he has for his family and even shouted out his wife, Jada Pinkett and daughter, Willow Smith who were in the audience.

After Will left the stage, Chappelle said, “There’s a new sheriff in town!”

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Concert Review: Dave Matthews Band Teaches Crash Course in Chops at Tour Finale

Team Lady Bird, all the way. That’s one appropriate thumbnail reaction to the Dave Matthews Band’s tour-ending show Monday at the Hollywood Bowl, which included a mid-set rendition of “Crash Into Me,” as revived last year in a certain Oscar-robbed teen comedy-drama. As “Lady Bird” viewers may recall, one of the film’s key moment of […]

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Dave East “I Don’t Understand,” DJ Kay Slay ft. A Gang of Rappers “Back To Bars” & More | Daily Visuals 9.10.18

Earlier this summer Dave East dropped some heat in his Karma 2 mixtape and though we’re on the cusp of Fall, East is done keeping the streets hot.

Coming through with some visuals for “I Don’t Understand,” the Harlem rapper gets his acting on for a minute and has his crew back down a rival gang while East walks away with their shorty. Guess she wasn’t a ride or die.

Keeping things in the city that never sleeps the Drama King DJ Kay Slay puts together a lyrical coalition for the clip to “Back To Bars” and recruits the talents of Joell Ortiz, Vado, Jon Connor, Mysonne, Fred The Godson & Nino Man.

Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from Blac Youngsta, The O’My’s featuring Chance The Rapper, and more.

DAVE EAST – “I DON’T UNDERSTAND”

DJ KAY SLAY FT. JOELL ORTIZ, JON CONNOR, LOCKSMITH, VADO, FRED THE GODSON, MYSONNE & NINO MAN – “BACK TO BARS”

BLAC YOUNGSTA – “901”

THE O’MY’S FT. CHANCE THE RAPPER – “IDEA”

PIMPTON FT. RICH THE KID – “BOPPERS”

ARI LENNOX – “WHIPPED CREAM”

MONEYBAGG YO – “LUV CYCLE”

FAST CASH BOYZ – “CASH WALK”

KIRK KNIGHT – “RUN IT BACK FREESTYLE”

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‘Final Score’ and Guardians Star Dave Bautista Reads Bad Kids’ Jokes

Former WWE star Dave Bautista is no stranger to bad jokes. As Drax in the Guardians of the Galaxy films, the Marvel Cinematic Universe actor excels in the deadpan delivery of gags that those around him struggle to find funny. In his new film, Final Score, in which he plays US army vet, Mike Knox, Bautista discovers another character with a knack for one-liners.

With this in mind, FANDOM challenged the wrestler-turned-actor to deliver a bunch of bad jokes written by children – and he obliged, in classic Bautista style. There’s no bad joke quite like a kid’s bad joke – and Bautista is alternately bemused, amused and aghast at the array of gags straight out of the mouths, or rather, minds, of babes. Watch the video above for a (very awkward) chuckle.

If you want to read more bad kids’ jokes like the ones featured in the video, head to badkidsjokes.tumblr.com. All the jokes are genuine submissions by children to a kids’ jokes websites, from which the moderator has mined a batch of the most awful gems for all-comers to get their (offbeat) laughing gear around.

Final Score hits screens in the UK on September 7 and the US on September 14. Here’s the official synopsis:

Believing his traitorous brother Dimitri (Pierce Brosnan) is somewhere in the stadium, Arkady (Ray Stevenson), the former leader of a revolution in the Russian state of Sukovia, locks down the Boleyn Ground during the European semi-final between West Ham United and Dynamo FCC. In the crowd with his niece, Danni (Lara Peake), is US veteran Mike Knox (Dave Bautista), who stumbles upon the plot and goes about taking out Arkady’s heavily armed team. Can he get to Arkady before Arkady gets to Dimitri? The fate of 35,000 people inside the stadium – and many more in Russia – depends on it…

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Building Towers: discover the abstract work of artist Dave Towers at our gallery

As his work is hung as part of our Abstract showcase, one of artrepublic Brighton’s newest additions, Dave Towers, answers a few of our burning questions.

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artrepublic (AR): Abstraction, by definition is dealing with ideas rather than events. What kind of ideas do you find yourself dealing with in your work?
Dave Towers (DT): I’m trying to walk the line between something controlled and disciplined yet also organic and free form. The lines in the ‘Cosmic Blob’ work are unique in every painting but the intention is always to form a circle in the end.

AR: Abstraction is also a state of preoccupation. What preoccupies you?
DT: I’m preoccupied with trying to learn new techniques. My career as a graphic designer has informed my painting and vice versa. The crossover of techniques is what excites me.

AR: Talk us through your usual making process, and the materials you feel an affinity with…

DT: I’m concerned with the interaction of colour, and how overlaying colour alters texture and form. I use wide nib acrylic ink pens. Traditionally these have been used by ‘calligraffiti’  writers. The instinctive way to use these pens seems to be in a calligraphy style, the nature of the nib gives the the thick and thin form of a calligraphy line. I tried to use the pen in a simpler, purer way with a single thick line width. The texture of the ink and imperfections of the nib as it dries gives each painting its own unique feel.

AR: If you could collaborate on a project with anyone, who would it be?
DT: I’d have liked to have spent some time studying at the Bauhaus.

AR: Consider the Cubists as an early-20th century art collective, pushing each other’s work forward. Who’s in your art gang/ who is your sounding board?

DT: Instagram has been my inspiration and sounding board. It allows me to gauge reaction and also encourages me. Particularly when I began to make these paintings in my spare time around 6 years ago. People reacting to my work gave me the confidence to continue.

 

Find out more about the artists in our Abstract showcase – and their work – on our blog, by dropping into the artrepublic gallery or calling to speak to one of our personal Art Advisors on 01273 724829.

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Giants GM Dave Gettleman, with cancer in remission, has same spirit and sense of humor: ‘My energy’s good’

Dave Gettleman has lost his hair but not his spirit or fervor for the Giants and for life.

“Let me tell you something,” Gettleman, 67, his cancer in remission and his sense of humor in tact, said Friday in his first public appearance since an early June diagnosis. “(Defensive line coach) Gary Emanuel…

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Dave East “Prosper,” Tyga ft. Offset “Taste” & More | Daily Visuals 5.16.18

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Dave East’s had a hard road on the riches to diamond rings but like Biggie said, real heads do real things and East is one of the realest in the game today.

In his clip to “Prosper” the Harlem rapper takes it back to his projects before rolling in a big boy toy to his mansion with his daughter in tow and a jacket with his baby girl’s likeness printed on it. Now that’s a proud papa.

Tyga meanwhile must be kicking himself over not being Kylie Jenner’s baby daddy and getting that bag but he’s seems content living the bachelor life while he throws a pool part in the Offset assisted clip to “Taste.”

Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from BJ The Chicago Kid and Ro James, Flipp Dinero, and more.

DAVE EAST – “PROSPER”

TYGA FT. OFFSET – “TASTE”

BJ THE CHICAGO KID & RO JAMES – “COME AND TALK REMIX”

KASTRO FT. BIG OOH! & JADAKISS – “REGULAR SH*T”

FLIPP DINERO – “LEAVE ME ALONE”

RJ FT. MIKE WAYNE – “MEEK FREE”

JUICE WRLD – “LUCID DREAMS”

SHANIQ BIZZARA – “D SUMTIN”

TAYLOR J – “BLESSED”

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Man Who Threw Banana Peel At Dave Chappelle Is Now Suing Him

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man who threw a banana peel at Dave Chappelle during a 2015 performance in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is suing the comedian and a man presumed to be his bodyguard.

Christian Englander’s lawsuit filed Friday contends the presumed bodyguard struck Englander twice as he was being restrained.

Englander, who is white, has said he had no racial motivation when he threw the banana peel at Chappelle, who is black, but was angered by something Chappelle said during the show.

Englander faced charges of battery and disturbing the peace, but they were dropped because Chappelle was unwilling to participate in the prosecution.

Englander’s claim he was assaulted wasn’t mentioned in the police report, but his lawyer said it would have been raised if Englander went on trial.

Chappelle’s publicist Carla Sims did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

 

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Rapsody “Chrome (Like Ooh),” Maino ft. Dave East & Jaque “Bag Talk” & More | Daily Visuals 2.20.18

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If you ain’t up on Rapsody’s Laila’s Wisdom then you should know that you’re only a player because you be playin’ yaself.

Today the Grammy nominated MC comes through with some cinematic visuals to “Chrome (Like Ooh)” which follows a group of knuckleheads that are ‘bout that life until they’re reminded that all police need is a single reason.

Back in New York Maino hits up Dave East and Jaque for his clip to “Bag Talk” where the three post up at a currency exchange spot where they trade in foreign paper for big face Benny’s. Love & Hip Hop paying Jaque with overseas paper?

Check out the rest of today’s drops and some joints you might’ve missed over the weekend including work from Trippie Redd featuring Travis Scott, Tinashe featuring Future, and more.

RAPSODY – “CHROME (LIKE OOH)”

MAINO FT. DAVE EAST & JAQUE – “BAG TALK”

TRIPPIE REDD FT. TRAVIS SCOTT – “DARK KNIGHT DUMMO”

TINASHE FT. FUTURE – “FADED LOVE”

YOUNG DOLPH – “PARANOID”

MALLY MALL, JEREMIH & E-40 – “PHYSICAL”

KHALID & NORMANI – “LOVE LIES”

SHOOBY – “S.O.M.E.”

YFN LUCCI FT. YFN TRAE POUND & YFN KAY – “PROPANE”

CALEBORATE – “BANKROBBER”

MOLLY BRAZZY FT. AD – “ION LIKE YOU”

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Dave Chappelle Has A New Netflix Special Called ‘The Bird Revelation’

Netflix has just doubled its Dave Chappelle offerings to ring in the New Year.

The streaming service announced Friday the addition of a second new standup special from the comic to air on Dec. 31.

As previously reported, “Equanimity” — which takes on Trump voters — was already set to launch Dec. 31. It was filmed in September at the Warner Theater in Washington, D.C.

“Equanimity” will now be joined by “Dave Chappelle: The Bird Revelation, ” filmed Nov. 20 at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles.

The new specials expand Chappelle’s relationship with Netflix, where his original blockbuster deal in November included three specials. “The Age of Spin: Dave Chappelle Live at the Hollywood Palladium” and “Deep in the Heart of Texas: Dave Chappelle Live at Austin City Limits” debuted on Netflix earlier this year.

Meanwhile, Comedy Central is also giving viewers Chappelle for New Years. The network is airing a daylong New Year’s Day “Chappelle’s Show” marathon, featuring all 28 episodes leading up his seminal 2000 HBO stand-up special “Killin’ Them Softly.”

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Dave Chappelle announced the release date for his third Netflix special on Friday. Dave Chappelle: Equanimity is due out on December 31st. 

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Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl to Guest Host ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

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Dave Bry, an author and editor who worked for Vibe, XXL and Spin, died Sunday after a battle with cancer. He was 47. “Dave Bry died this morning, Oct 15, 2017,” reads a message sent from his Twitter account. “He lived life with joy, humor, music, and friendship. Info on upcoming memorial service to come.”…
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Dave Chappelle And John Mayer Pay Tribute To Charlie Murphy

John Mayer and Dave Chappelle paid tribute to Charlie Murphy on Wednesday night, following news of the comedian’s death.

Mayer, who was performing in Columbus, Ohio, brought Chappelle onto the stage with him toward the end of the show. Murphy often starred in sketches on “Chappelle’s Show,” most notably in a segment called “Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories.” Mayer and Chappelle are good friends, and the singer once appeared in a sketch on the Comedy Central series.

The musician and comedian began by sharing jokes and stories about each other, before Chappelle brought up the news of Murphy’s death. 

Columbus, OH – Jamming with Dave and remembering Charlie Murphy. @daniel

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“My good friend Charlie Murphy passed away this morning, and everybody in comedy is heartbroken,” Chappelle said, before asking Mayer to play a song for Murphy. He urged the crowd to put their phones away so they could “make a memory that only we have.” (Of course, at least one person didn’t listen, which leaves us with the video above — and we’ll admit, we’re grateful to see the touching moment.) 

“Rest in peace, Charlie Murphy. We love you. We love your comedy. We love your stories, and we love your spirit,” Chappelle said, as Mayer began playing “You’re Gonna Live Forever in Me.” 

Chappelle and Mayer are the latest in a long list of stars, including Chris Rock and Zendaya, to honor Murphy, after he lost his battle to leukemia. 

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Dave Chappelle Wants Comedians To Stop Making The Same Donald Trump Jokes

Saturday Night Live” is experiencing a creative renaissance and its biggest ratings in two decades under Donald Trump’s presidency. But Dave Chappelle has a message for fellow comedians enjoying the fruits of the administration’s blunders: “Trump’s kind of bad for comedy.”

Speaking with CBC on Sunday, Chappelle offered his take on the current president’s relationship with his chosen profession, agreeing that comedy has “a role to play under Trump,” but warning that there’s a risk of regurgitating the same material. 

“Most comics in the states are starting to do the same jokes, just because Trump is so on everybody’s mind,” he said. “So it’ll be nice when we don’t have to talk about him that much.”

Despite his concerns over Trump’s omnipresence, Chappelle said he still believes the state of comedy today is “strong and healthy,” citing the return of some of his favorites like Chris Rock and Jon Stewart to the game.

“I think that most of these guys you see working are wildly courageous,” he explained. “It’s such a strange time, being bombarded with so much information, and I think comedy is an important valve for syphoning through all that.”

In November, Chappelle hosted the first “Saturday Night Live” episode after the election and delivered a stirring opening monologue in response to Trump’s surprise win. After joking that America actually elected “an internet troll as our president,” he recalled a recent visit to the White House for a BET event that made him feel hopeful about the country’s direction. 

 “I saw how happy everybody was, these people who had been historically disenfranchised, and it made me feel hopeful, and it made me feel proud to be an American,” Chappelle said. “So, in that spirit, I’m wishing Donald Trump luck. I’m going to give him a chance, and we, the historically disenfranchised, demand that he give us one too.”

For more from Chappelle, you can watch his two comedy specials that premiere on Netflix this month.  

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Dave Chappelle Reprises ‘Chappelle’s Show’ Characters For ‘Walking Dead’ Spoof On ‘SNL’

Chappelle’s Show” is back. Well, kind of.

Dave Chappelle reprised some of his hilarious comedy sketch show characters, including Tyrone Biggums and Chuck Taylor, to spoof “The Walking Dead” on “Saturday Night Live.”

Chappelle said people had asked whether he’d be bringing any of the characters back, ever since he was confirmed as the guest host of “SNL.”

At first I wasn’t going to,” he told the audience, but revealed he changed his mind after seeing the episode in which Glenn is killed.

“I know, it was devastating. I love that show and Glenn was like one of my favorite characters. so I was like crushed,” Chappelle added. “So, in that spirit and with that in mind, I hope you enjoy this.”

Check it out in the clip above.

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Can We Say So Long, but Not Goodbye, to Dave?

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While the show business community and the audience for David Letterman are in the process of saying thanks and goodbye, I’ve had a recurring thought: why must we say goodbye? Many of us are going to have a difficult withdrawal from our dose of Dave, especially the comedy community, and I’m just hoping his absence from our lives is a brief one.

I first met David Letterman back in 1977 when the late comedian George Miller introduced me to him. I was just a kid and a newcomer and I was starting to work as a comedian. One day Robin Williams invited me to open for him and David Letterman at the Bla Bla Cafe on Ventura Blvd. During my set the audience was so quiet I thought they were all deaf and needed sign language, until I finally got a good laugh on this joke: “I was at a dance club and I asked one of the girls to dance with me. She was, as they say in my country, extremely well fed. While slow dancing, she came in real close to me and whispered in my ear, ‘what do you use in your country for protection?’ I said, ‘a knife or a stick.'” I was so pleased to get any response that I said, “That’s my closer, good night” and bolted from the stage. Later that night during Robin’s set, he was feeling badly for me and brought me back onto the stage and started teaching me Shakespeare. That got a lot of laughs, the audience really enjoy it.

After the show, David gave me suggestions on how to fix some of my jokes. One joke he fixed, wound up getting laughs whenever I performed it afterwards. The way I told the joke was, “Everybody always gave me advice on how to pick up girls in America by spending a lot of money on them. So I met a girl and I said, ‘I would like to buy you a piano.'” David said I would get more laughs if I added a response from the girl. He said that she should reply “I would rather have an organ.” I did that joke Dave’s way, and always got lots of laughs. David was like that with everybody. He was very creative and giving, always offering other comedians help.

In 1979 when the comedians went on strike because we weren’t getting paid, David was already making money, but made it a point to help out. I remember one night we were on the picket line and David and Tom Dreesen showed up; I found out later that David guest hosted that night for Johnny Carson, but he showed up to help his fellow comics further their cause.

If it wasn’t for comics like David Letterman, Tom Dreesen, George Miller, Jay Leno – and many others – the comedians today would not be getting paid at the established clubs. I always remind the comedians that those individuals were the pioneers, who struck to get them their due. For those interested in that history, I recommend the excellent book written by Los Angeles Times editor Bill Knoedelseder, called I’m Dying up Here.

David never stopped helping comedians. Like his mentor Carson, Dave helped expose and promote stand-up comics on his show. In fact, he exposed more comedians on his TV show than any subsequent late night host. He never forgot his roots, and he never forgot those who performed with him on his rise. Tom Dreesen, Jeff Altman, Johnny Dark, Paul Mooney, George Wallace, Jimmie Walker, John Witherspoon, and so many others, were all on The Late Show many times, because Dave knew it was an important way to get them known.

David truly is a person filled with care and compassion. When David found out about George Miller’s diagnosis with leukemia, he arranged to secure a two bedroom apartment with a 24 hour nurse for him. David paid for everything. After a few years, Miller’s health deteriorated and near the end, Dave – even with his busy schedule – managed to fly in from New York to spend a few hours with his comic buddy. I joined Dave and Tom Dreesen and Gary Mule Deer at George’s apartment and watched Dave give him encouragement and positive reinforcement. A few months later, George died from a blood clot in his head and I had to pass on that tragic news to everybody including David. He was devastated.

David is a rare person, extremely funny, and extremely generous with a big heart. Not only does he help comedians, his charity work is unmatched and practically unknown. He has a foundation for underprivileged kids and nobody knows about it. I only found out about it from one of my Comedy Camp kids.

If I headed any network, I would never let a comedy treasure like him retire. David is still at the top of his game and has so much more to give. If he doesn’t want to work nightly anymore, perhaps one of the networks can get him to do a few specials each year. He is a national treasure and a “doctor of the soul” whose sense of fun has cured many of us from our doldrums. I’ve never seen all of the Laugh Factory comedians in agreement on any one thing, but they all seem to agree on David’s importance and contributions to comedy. It seems that these feelings are also shared by comics all around the country.

So my mantra is–so long Dave, enjoy the break, but we ain’t saying goodbye.

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Dave Coulier Got Married And His Wedding Was A ‘Full House’ Reunion

Congrats to Dave Coulier and Melissa Bring!

The couple tied the knot in a beautiful outdoor ceremony in Paradise Valley, Montana on July 2, and the guest list was full of familiar faces (because you know Joey Gladstone would never get married with out Danny Tanner and Jesse Katsopolis by his side).

Yes, Coulier’s wedding was practically a “Full House” reunion with former co-stars Bob Saget, Candance Cameron Bure, John Stamos, and Andrea Barber all in attendance. And while even the show’s creator Jeff Franklin was there to witness the 54-year-old actor’s big day, there were a few members of the Tanner family who were missing. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who shared the role of Michelle, were not present for the festivities, nor was Jodie Sweetin, who played Stephanie.

While the whole cast didn’t make it out to the wedding, it looks like those who did had a wonderful time:


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The Dave Barry 2006 Day-to-Day Calendar

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