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Comedy Hype News: Lil Rel Says Time With Chris Rock Was His “Best Comedic Weekend”

Continuing our talk with Lil Rel on Comedy Hype News, the Chicago stand-up comedian opened up about his first time sharing the stage with Chris Rock. A few months ago while touring for his Total Black Out Tour in the states, Rock invited Rel to join him for a few…

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HartBeat Productions’s Leland Wigington Talks To Comedy Hype: Comedy’s New Landscape, And Dave Chappelle At HeartBeat Weekend

If you’ve studied Kevin Hart over the years you would know that he contributes a lot of his success to the people he keeps around him. His team consist of fellow comedians, a trainer, business partners, management, and more. In the mix of his highly motivated team, stands Leland “Pookey”…

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Brandon T. Jackson Reconnects With Comedy Hype And Talks About A Fresh Approach To Comedy

Brandon T. Jackson is a name we have been accustomed to seeing in theaters and on TV. The stand-up comedian out of Detroit has done it all but now appears to have found a clearer message with his talent. “It’s back to where I started. Faith and family…”, Jackson told…

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Comedy Hype Talks With Joe Mande For The First Time: Netflix Special & Plans For TV

Comedian, actor and writer, Joe Mande has contributed to some of your favorite comedies. Whether it was his input in the writer’s rooms of shows such as, “Park & Recreation”, “Master of None”, “The Good Place” and “The Kroll Show” or his on-screen contributions on shows such as ABC’s “Modern…

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Damon Wayans Jr. And Business Partner Kris Jones Talk To Comedy Hype: Live Booking App ‘Special Guest’, Pitching In Silicon Valley, And Working Towards First Comedy Special

Damon Wayans Jr. is someone we’ve covered here at Comedy Hype several times since our start. We were fortunate to catch up to him for our very first interview together and this introduction didn’t just deal with comedy. See Damon along with business partner Kristopher Jones have teamed up to…

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Travis Jay Tells Comedy Hype He Hopes His Online-Special ‘Seriously Joking’ Pushes The UK Comedy Scene

When you think about the UK comedy scene what is the first thing that comes to mind?… Well some of us may not know that the UK offers a hub for comedy and even the urban comedy genre. On July 16th (Sunday) comedian Travis Jay is about to further step…

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Deon Cole Talks With Comedy Hype: What He’s Learned From ‘Conan’ And Predicting Black-Ish’s Success

If you’re not familiar with the term, “Polymath”, you’re about to be. Deon Cole is the epitome of the term, Polymath; someone who has a wide range of knowledge in multiple subjects. Deon Cole is a standup comedy veteran and an actor whom you know from the shows such as,…

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Chris D’elia Tells Comedy Hype How Denzel Washington’s Movie Influenced The Name Of His Latest Netflix Special

Netflix has been cranking out comedy specials this year by offering some of the culture’s biggest names in comedy. Just this week, Chris D’Elia premiered his third hour special, Chris D’Elia: Man On Fire. The comedy special comes after Chris’s recent venture into Drama with upcoming film Life In A Year…

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Comedy Hype: Roy Wood Jr. Is Happy He Doesn’t Have To Explain Trump To His Son, Talks Striving To Be The Ultimate ‘Father Figure’

Armed with a journalism degree from Florida A&M University, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Roy Wood, Jr. handles his role as one of “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” news correspondents with skillful ease. At first glance, you quickly notice that he engages audiences with delivery, poise and…

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Tony Baker Tells Comedy Hype He Hopes To Create A Full-Length Voice Over Comedy, Talks Momentum

Photo: Instagram/TonyBakerComedy “I’m in control of my own destiny.” This is a powerful quote, especially for a comedian. A top priority as a comedian is to keep your momentum going at all costs, no matter how much you get. This is certainly the case with Los Angeles-based standup, Tony Baker….