| Nov 3, 2010
| 1:18 PM
The audience at Harlem's Apollo Theater is notoriously, uproariously honest. Performers never wonder if they're liked.
Tracy Morgan, in a black velvet jacket, black silk shirt and jeans, strides across the well-worn floor to a standing ovation.
| Sep 22, 2010
| 3:16 PM
Everyone likes a good streak, from Ray Stevens to Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder. (Google them). In sports, they're virtually sacred. Who could imagine, for example, anyone touching Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak?
Yet streaks can be funny...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 11:56 PM
When producers asked me to compile a list of the best holiday films, I didn’t think that would be very fun. Everybody has seen Miracle on 34th Street and It’s a Wonderful Life a million times.
I remember when I worked morning radio, we did a...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 7:41 PM
Comedian Kevin Hart on Saturday made an incendiary entrance at the first of his four shows at Hampton Coliseum.
He slowly rose from beneath the stage amid billowing red smoke, then glided toward the audience aboard a conveyor belt. Next, tall jets of...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 1:22 PM
Nyambi Nyambi, who plays wisecracking, educated waiter Samuel on CBS' "Mike & Molly," has had two defining moments for an actor onstage.
He was an understudy in "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," his favorite play, by his favorite playwright, August Wilson,...
| Mar 9, 2012
Funny man John Witherspoon "had jokes" when he met PIX11's Lisa Mateo aboard the "Dunkin Donuts Studio on the Run."
The comedian and actor appears in the film "A Thousand Words" which stars Eddie Murphy and opens on Friday, March 9th. In addition,...
| May 28, 2012
| 8:03 AM
To purchase a copy of the book:
Black and Blue: The Redd Foxx Story
Black and Blue: The Redd Foxx Story tells the remarkable story of Foxx, a veteran comedian and "overnight sensation" at the age of forty-nine whose early life was...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 2:30 PM
Comic actor and author Gene Wilder, of the Harpo-esque hair and large liquid eyes, is a resident of Stamford and a patron of the Avon; he'll be on hand for Q&A and to present one of the biggest box office successes of his career, a film that paired him...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 6:00 AM
Thursday October 20
IT GETS BETTER
Fairfield University has a slew of events dedicated to celebrating LGBTQ History Month (which is October. Duh) that are intended to bring together students, faculty, staff and alumni to reflect on the history,...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 4:20 PM
As AMC's Western "Hell on Wheels" rides back onto TV Sunday, star Anson Mount's character, Cullen Bohannon, is a shadow of the man so driven to avenge the murders of his wife and son.
Reeling after he killed the wrong man at the end of Season 1, the...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 6:57 PM
Today's the day! You're either headed to the mailbox/electronically submitted your 1040EZ or itemized tax return, filed an extension or you're going underground! Not going to file this year huh? Well, you'll join famous tax cheats in history.
| Apr 19, 2012
| 12:31 AM
When I worked in radio years ago, I had friends with bands always bugging me to play their music on the air. They didn’t realize the big system in place that has record labels dictating what songs radio stations can play, and all that other...