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2013-06-05 16:22:06

Limited-run, pop-up three-day channel will be devoted to almost four decades of the stand-up comedic genius' work NEW YORK, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that it will launch "Richard Pryor Radio," a three-day channel devoted to the barrier-breaking comedian and entertainer beginning Friday, June 7 at 1:00 pm ET on The Foxxhole, Jamie Foxx's 24/7 exclusive comedy and entertainment SiriusXM channel. (Logo:...

2013-01-28 12:25:07

CULVER CITY, Calif., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of Black History Month, Sony Movie Channel (SMC) is turning over its Take Two Tuesday night programming franchise to movies featuring some of film's top African-American stars. Each film in the double feature block is connected to each other in a way that cinema enthusiasts will appreciate. Richard Pryor fans, especially, will be able to enjoy some of his stand-up concert comedies, uncut and uncensored. As an added...

2012-02-27 13:31:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Bounce TV (http://www.bouncetv.com), the nation's first and only over-the-air broadcast television network for African American audiences, can now be seen on WWOR-TV Channel 9.3. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110803/CL46373LOGO ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111209/CL20125 ) FOX Television Stations, in partnership with Bounce TV, premieres FTS' first digital over the air network on FOX-owned MyNetworkTV sub channel....

2012-02-07 09:15:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bounce TV (http://www.bouncetv.com), the nation's first and only over-the-air broadcast television network for African-American audiences, has acquired the television rights to more African American-skewing motion pictures in two individual, multi-year licensing agreements with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution and Paramount Home Media Distribution. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110803/CL46373LOGO ) Among the...

2012-01-05 07:51:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bounce TV (http://www.bouncetv.com), the country's first and fast-growing over-the-air broadcast television network for African-Americans, will launch its first major on-air promotional campaign later this month, it was announced today. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110803/CL46373LOGO ) "TV Our Way" - designed to reinforce the network's programmatic focus on African American programming for an African American...

2011-09-30 14:17:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bounce TV (http://bouncetv.com), the country's first-ever over-the-air broadcast television network for African-Americans which just launched this week, will present its first week-long themed-festival when it presents Richard Pryor Week, Monday, Oct. 3 - Friday, Oct. 7 (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110803/CL46373LOGO ) As a special kick-off to the celebration, on Monday, Oct. 3 at 6:00 p.m. (ET) Bounce TV will premiere the 1975...

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2009-04-01 19:11:54

Comedian Bill Cosby has been named the next recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the Kennedy Center announced Wednesday. The 71-year-old performer is perhaps best-known for The Cosby Show, his classic 1980s sit-com about a close-knit, upper-middle-class black family living in Brooklyn, N.Y. The stand-up comedian, writer and social activist's other TV credits include The Electric Company, I Spy and Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. "After bathing us, dressing us in fresh...

2009-03-01 12:32:58

U.S. actor Eddie Murphy will play Richard Pryor in a new movie about the late cutting-edge stand-up comic, industry sources say. Moviehole.net reported Thursday that after starring in a series of box-office comedy flops, Murphy will play the award-winning comedian in a movie based on the book Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?. The film, which hasn't been given a title, will reunite Murphy with director Bill Condon, with whom he worked on the set of Dreamgirls. No studio has been lined up...

2008-07-30 06:00:38

By Martyn McLaughlin I HEARD my first Roast at a young age, courtesy of a crude bootleg cassette passed under the school dinner table. Entitled Stars At Their Worst, I knew nothing of the personalities involved - US comedians Buddy Hackett and Milton Berle - and the jokes seemed weaker than a Labour majority. Nonetheless, I played it until the tape wore thin. The appeal was not the material, but the notion that I was eavesdropping on a secret rite, surreptitiously recorded for the...

2008-07-17 03:00:26

By William Loeffler, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 17--Richard Lewis didn't choose the comedy career path. A career pathology is more like it. He began his comedy career in 1971, when comics such as George Carlin and Richard Pryor were dragging comedy out of supper clubs and television variety shows into the dawning arena rock culture. Onstage, his panicky observations melded the existential dread of Franz Kafka with the self-deprecating hypochondria of Mel Brooks and Woody...