Poppin Battles: Bugs Bunny Vs. Daffy Duck – Raymond Spellen

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I made an animation video of the Looney Tunes characters Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck having a dance battle against each other. I made the video myself and I drew and colored 2,219 pictures to make this animation a reality. It took about 6 months to create this video as my contribution to the dance community and I hope you enjoy. – Raymond Spellen

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And pssst… You can see Raymond himself dancing here:

Paul Mooney Jr. (Victor Dean) Interview by Justin Morgan

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1.) The character Paul Mooney Jr. is done as an homage to comedy legend Paul Mooney. Mooney is known for writing and performing in both stand-up and sketch comedy. Was he your main inspiration to create and develop Black Bull Entertainment? Could you explain a bit of his influence?

 Paul Mooney & the PMJ (Paul Mooney Jr) brand wasn’t the initial inspiration to creating Black Bull Entertainment, though it became the catalyst for me in understanding the importance in doing so.  In 2005, I began to option my ideas within the Hollywood entertainment circuit to various studios, directors and production companies and quickly realized I had to protect and legitimize my work.  After developing, producing, writing and editing each PMJ show (and then seeing the response from my followers), it became clear that I needed to formalize the work I created.

But when it comes to my comedic writing –  yes, I’m certainly inspired by the quick witt, racial and political rants of the legend that is Mooney, and for me as an actor he was the inspiration to challenge me to increase my range.

 

2.) Mooney based much of his material around race issues around the world. Some audiences find this controversial. Is this something that you feel strongly about and want to express in your own material? Why or why not?

Oh yeah!  When creating “The Weekend Update with Paul” parody I wanted to address the up’s and down’s of Pop Cultural in the vain of a younger Mooney that grew up in the 80′s. But I’m no Mooney especially when it comes to his writing genius so I wanted the performance to fill in the gaps.

 

3.) Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor and Redd Foxx all had stand up material either written, ghost written or contributed to by Mooney. He continues to make waves as a Stand-up in his own right. As an influence, have you ever been inspired to perform stand-up? If so, how does it suit you compared to sketch work?

I have to say that I’ve never had the urge to do stand-up.  I’m a born/trained actor not comedian and you have to be born a comedian.  That’s why the real comedians run in a small circle watching actors playing stand up. I respect the art too well to play stand-up.

 

4.) How did other sketch/online comedy influence you? Were there specific teams, companies, shows or organizations that you followed to help you develop your own specific comedic tastes? How did they shape your comedy palate? [Read more...]

Sully. The Terrible Bartender. – KOKOMO

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Comedy Rants  columnist Justin Morgan had finished basic training at the Upright Citizens Brigade Training Center in New York, and was just accepted into the advanced sketch writing program. He was working television production on the IFC show “Bunk” with some funny people and they decided to get together under a common moniker and make a company … KOKOMO was born.

This sketch, Sully, wound up being kind of a sudden thing. They had booked the Creek and The Cave, an indie comedy venue in Long Island City, for a much more complex sketch but at the last minute several cast members couldn’t make it. So Justin sat down and wrote a character sketch that could fit their setting. It wasn’t written conventionally. But that’s part of the charm.

 

Good Parenting – Scratchy Dog Productions

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Good Parenting is a funny childrearing fantasy web series produced by Scratchy Dog Productions, a small production company based out of New York. They started out as a chance for a few friends to be creative and hopefully make a few people laugh…And then laugh some more. They now have over 18 videos and have been featured on Funny or Die and atom.com.

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Carolyn Meeks Video Diary: New Year’s Resolutions

Our friendly neighborhood ranter Carolyn Meeks counts down her goals for 2012.

 


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Jenn Dodd

Jenn Dodd is a New York based character actress and comedian who loves to poke fun at mankind’s collective social awkwardness. Her character work focuses primarily on the wonderfully bizarre nature of every day people.

Timmy and Toehead – Timmy’s Nightmare

 

After a confrontation with Toehead’s step-dad Glynn over vegetables, Timmy has a nightmare that will change his outlook on eating healthy. This is the 5th episode in the animated web series “Timmy and Toehead” featuring: Will Dodd, Jenn Dodd, Sharon Jamilkowski, Percy Lambert and Dallas Dodd from Willustrations and Hungry Productions LLC, originally airing on the podcast I’ve Got Munchies 10.31.2011.

 

BANK HEIST – Kevin Hart

 

kevin hartFunnyman Kevin Hart is starring in a theatrical version of his 2011 LAUGH AT MY PAIN comedy tour that swept the nation and earned more than $15,000,000 in ticket sales. The 90-city LAUGH AT MY PAIN tour is one of the most successful Comedy Concerts in history. Hart’s 2-day performance raised the bar and broke Eddie Murphy’s long standing record of being the first African-American Comedian to surpass over $1.1 million two-day live Comedy show ticket sales.

Hartbeat Productions and CODEBLACK Entertainment are proud to bring you the historical, record-breaking and side-splitting stand-up of Kevin Hart in LAUGH AT MY PAIN. This is an excerpt from the movie.