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Female comics and an Instagram star pay tribute to Dick Gregory

“God bless, this is Dick Gregory.” Those were the first words that legendary comedian Dick Gregory — who 58 years ago changed comedy history as a black stand-up comic performing for a white audience at Chicago’s Playboy Club — ever spoke to comedy producer Zoe Marsh-Leigh, who vividly remembers...

NBC Nightly News Remembers Those We Lost in 2017

Roger Ailes, Sir Roger Moore, Mary Tyler Moore, Tom Petty, Dick Enberg, Dick Gregory, and so many more.

How Dick Gregory Took Himself Off The Main Stage And Why

Of the many achievements in Dick Gregory’s life, none was more impressive than how he handled the point where everything

A White Humorist Reflects On The Impact And Importance Of Dick Gregory

I awoke to the news on Sunday morning that Dick Gregory, an American comedy maverick and one of my comedy heroes, had died

Joe Morton, 'Turn Me Loose' and the sly comic activism of Dick Gregory

4 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Dick Gregory, the comedian and civil rights activist who died this year, played the role of the Shakespearean fool to white America, quipping subversive sentiments about race relations in a manner that made his audience chuckle even as they were being stung by the truth. A stand-up comic who drew...

JOHN WILCOCK: In Chicago to Interview Dick Gregory

5 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

A book of John Wilcock comics is now available Ethan Persoff will be speaking about the John Wilcock comic at The New School's Parsons School of Design, on November 7. Free and open to the public. Read Scott Marshall's adaptation of Nietzsche, An Illustrated Zarathustra.

Throwback Of Dick Gregory Paying Homage To Hugh Hefner At Roast [Video]

5 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Bossip

Who knew such a militant man like Dick Gregory would be so close with Hugh Hefner?

Dick Gregory's Son Says Emmys Didn't Contact Family, Snub 'Highly Disrespectful'

5 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity :

Dick Gregory's family didn't hear a peep from anyone involved with the Emmys regarding honoring the iconic comedian, and they absolutely consider it a slap in the face. One of Dick's sons, Christian Gregory, tells TMZ the omission Sunday night from…

Emmys Forgets to Honor Dick Gregory, Charlie Murphy, Frank Vincent, Harry Dean Stanton During In Memoriam

5 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity :

The showrunners for the 2017 Emmys forgot to honor some noteworthy performers during their in memoriam segment... including Dick Gregory,? Charlie Murphy, Harry Dean Stanton and Frank Vincent who all died this year. During the…

Friends, family gather to celebrate the life of Dick Gregory

Friends and family of Dick Gregory have gathered at a Maryland church in the suburbs of the nation's capital to celebrate the life of the comedian and activist. The service … Click to Continue »

Jay-Z dedicates song ‘The Story of O.J.’ to Colin Kaepernick at NYC music festival

5 months agoSports : The Early Lead

At a concert at Citi Field in New York on Friday night, Jay-Z took dedicated his song “The Story of O.J.” to Colin Kaepernick and Dick Gregory, a comedian and civil rights activist who passed away in August. “I want to dedicate this song to Colin Kaepernick tonight. I want to dedicate this song to Dick […]

Jay Z Dedicates “The Story Of O.J.” To Colin Kaepernick And Dick Gregory During Meadows Performance

5 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Bossip

Jay Z Dedicates Songs To Those Who’ve Been Held Back Jay Z continued his headlining festival run this weekend with his performance on Friday at The Meadows Festival in Queens, New York. Wowing fans with a similar set to his

JAY-Z Dedicates “The Story of O.J.” to Colin Kaepernick: Watch

“I want to dedicate this song to Dick Gregory. I want to dedicate this song to any body who was held back and you overcame whatever it was”

Memorial Service And Parade Planned For Dick Gregory

There's a celebratory service in Maryland and parade in D.C. on Sunday. [ more › ]

#BackChannel: Late-Night TV in the Era of Trump & Remembering Dick Gregory

'Ever since President Donald Trump announced he was running for president in 2015, late-night television shows have taken on a new tone. Programs like The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Late Night with Seth Meyers have adopted more political rhetoric, while The Daily Show continues to offer political satire with a diverse staff. Show More Summary

Essential Arts & Culture: Pacific Standard Time begins liftoff, listening like Dvo?ák, playing Dick Gregory

Exhibitions for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA are beginning to open up all over Los Angeles and it’s an embarrassment of riches. Plus, The Times pays a visit to the Salzburg Festival, a prominent TV actor takes on the life of Dick Gregory for the play “Turn Me Loose” and it’s time for our Fall Arts...

'Scandal' actor Joe Morton on Charlottesville, bigotry and reviving the activism of Dick Gregory

Morton, star of the Gregory bio-drama "Turn Me Loose" this fall at the Wallis, talks about the shock that followed the recent death of the trailblazing comedian and activist.

The Comedian as Activist: Remembering Dick Gregory

For Dick Gregory, American racism was a senseless fact of life: “I never learned hate at home, or shame. I had to go to school for that.” Dick Gregory changed my life. No, I never met him, and I saw him on stage just one time. No, I was not a fan in the usual way of following a public figure’s career over decades. Show More Summary

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