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LIVE! Martin Lawrence to Return to Network TV, You Go Boy!

19 Jan

In the summer of 2009 I saw Martin Lawrence in a stand up show at Palms in Las Vegas. There was no question that he could still bring the funny, and it was evident that funny just in his DNA. It was one of the most he-lar-i-ous stand up comedy shows I have ever seen in my life, and he made it seem effortless, like he had just walked out on stage to talk to the crowd for 2 hours. All that to say,  I’m a Fan.

Now 15 years after the Martin Show went off of the air in 1997 and left my life incomplete, I am overly elated to hear that Martin Lawrence signed a development deal with CBS in the fall of 2011 and will be returning to our living rooms soon with a new sitcom, run tell dat!

As it stands right now, ole Marti-Mar is in the midst of two sitcom ideas. The first was developed by “Bernie Mac” creator Larry Wilmore where Martin would play a single man who becomes a foster parent to several children along with his sister. The second idea by Tom Hertz, the man behind “Rules Of Engagement” came up with a different plot where Martin would be a family man trying to keep his kids grounded while facing off with his wealthy in-laws. It is buzzed that the network will make a decision in the next few weeks on which direction the network will go!

I will admit, I a wee bit nervous on whether CBS knows what to do with such a comedic gem that Martin Lawrence is. My hopes are that he doesn’t get filtered out too much. Sometimes comedians and network tv sometimes don’t work, because the network tries to make them into something they are not, and as a result their comedic flavor suffers.

In any case I am excited all the same to see what the product will be, and even more excited to see Martin “You Go Boy” Lawrence back on TV!

WhatChu Think? Which show idea do you think would be best suited for Martin?

Enjoy this classic Martin clip !



LIVE! Food & The City Awards Celebrates Crack Head Characters in Film and Television!

18 Jan

I’m not really into award shows.  I’m annoyed by corny thank you speeches, people who aren’t funny but the teleprompter tries to make them say things funny, shiny dresses, and parties that I’m not at.

However, I do tune in to keep a pulse on the times, and while watching part of the 2012 Golden Globe Awards this past Sunday I said to myself,  Self, and myself said “what the hell do you want now”, I replied … “there is something missing from this award show…..some award categories are missing and they should add this one”….

The Gator Achievement Award

 (In honor of the character Gator from the movie Jungle Fever)

Best Performance by an Actor or Actress in a Crack Head Role


And the nominees are…….. (cue music)

Christian Bale: played the loveable crack head with a never give up spirit, Dicky – The Fighter.

Hale Berry- Played the clear complexioned, all teeth having crack head love interest of Gator in the 1991 controversial cult classic Jungle Fever.

Anthony Johnson- Played the entrepreneurial crack head Ezel in the comedic classic Friday.

Ryan Gosling- played a Teacher addicted to crack in the 2006 movie Half Nelson. Even as a crack head he still maintains that boyish charm….how does he do that!

And the winner is………It was close but the winner is Anthony Johnson for his role as Ezel…What-Chu Think? 

Up next….

Best Crack Head Role Played By an Actor in a TV Series or Comedy.


And the nominees are……….

Dave Chappelle- played Tyrone Biggums, the crack with a message on  Chapelle’s Show


Tracy Morgan- played Hustleman, the innovator of “chitlin’ loaf ”  Martin


Andre Royo- played the crack head who cares….Bubbles from the irreplaceable series The Wire


Shawn Michael Howard- The voice behind the charismatic claymated crack head Smokey- The PJ’s

And the winner is……………I just can’t choose, they were all so good, I’m a leave this one up to y’all……..


-Ronique Nicole

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