Daily in the know (Comedy News)

         1. Hart Pulled a Quarter-Billion 

 Kevin hart’s films have raked in more than a quarter-billion dollars. Hart to receive cinemacon’s comedy star of the year award. Look out for his continued success in his new film with wil ferrell.


         2. Hannibal Lands Gig 

 comedy central blessed hannibal with eight episodes of a new weekly half-hour series. congrats hannibal burress, look for him to be one of the roasters on the comedy central roast of justin bieber on march 30. 


         3. Cosby Wears Pajamas and is Not Finished 

 In the short clip, the beleaguered comedian speaks on the phone to someone about his stand-up show, saying: ‘You know I’ll be hilarious’. He also released a statement saying: ‘Hey, hey, hey, I’m far from finished’. More than 30 women have now accused Cosby of unwanted sexual advances but he has denied any wrongdoing. He continues to tour the U.S. but some of his shows have been canceled or have been met with protests from women’s groups. Look out for updates….

All Jokes In Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe loves stand-up comedy too, which can be displayed at this year’s Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo. The festival runs from September 23 to 27, because Stand-up comedy has been on the rise in the country in the last few years and has become one of the main attractions in arts festivals throughout the country. The comedy night to be held on the last day festival will feature some of the country’s leading stand-up performers in Doc Vikela, Babongile and Ntando Van Moyo. The three comics are accompanied by comedians in Zwe and H.O, who will also take to the stage on the night. This will be a true treat for all in attendance. Comedy in Zimbabwe, proves comedy is sure to experience a massive boom, if not already.


Gaffigan Talks Oddball

Jim Gaffigan comes to Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine this weekend as part of the Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival, and while he’s played outdoor venues before, as well as the occasional arena or stadium show, the 48-year-old comic he says he’s not at all sure what to expect from the comedy version of a traveling music festival. (Sourced from Peter Larsen)