Posts Tagged ‘richard pryor’

Joke’s On You: To Curb Allegations of Joke Stealing, D.C. Comics Get Creative

It’s a chilly evening in October, and a band of stand-up comics, clowns, improvisers, and freelance writers has crowded into 14th Street NW eatery Restaurant Judy for a meeting of the D.C. Comedy Writers group. They’ve come here to write, riff, and workshop ideas for material. But mostly, they’re here to suck.
The group offers something [...]

Download: Yusef’s The EPIC

Hip-hop/jazz fusion isn't new; plenty of artists, from J-Dilla to Bop Alloy, have mixed the genres with impressive results. So D.C. producer Yusef may not be breaking ground with The EPIC, his recently released instrumental album. Still, it's a refreshing take on jazzy hip-hop breaks.
In some of The EPIC's best moments, Yusef fills space with live instrumentation and obscure movie [...]

The Arts Desk Interview: David Cross

In which the author discusses issues of great and small import with comedian David Cross.
Washington City Paper: Where are you? [The author often begins interviews with this ubiquitous question. He is aware the question is not interesting, but must make small talk with his subjects in order to put them and himself at ease. Unfortunately, [...]