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Michael Colyar played Mr. Whitaker, Gina Water's boss, on the extremely popular '92-'97 sitcom Martin, and he's jumping into our Season Finale to talk about it as well as the decline of such a culturally significant and once thriving genre of black television. Thanks for a fantastic season y'all !
What is the Best Black Sitcom of All-Time? We polled our fans. Find out what everyone thinks is the Best Black Sitcom ever!
What's your Fave? Why is it your Favorite? Does it tell the generation in which you grew up or can it indicate how culturally connected you are?
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Its about that time that The MADHOUSE....takes you down memory lane....AGAIN!! Tonight, the crew presents to you....DUSTY SUNDAY "RETRO SITCOM EDITION"!!! Remember the shows of yester year?? The ones that made you smile, made you laugh, and even have made you shed a tear. Its going to feel so good as they discuss old school sitcoms and MORE!!! Enjoy the show and Welcome inside of The MADHOUSE!!!!
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She’s a multiple Tony, Emmy, Obie, and Drama Desk Award winner, a Broadway icon, a film star and plays the hysterical character Joyce Flynn on the critically acclaimed long-running sitcom Mike & Molly. And she is the author of a brave and riveting memoir PART SWAN, PART GOOSE. She is actress Swoosie Kurtz and she’ll be joining Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday May 6 at 3 pm EDT.
With a name like Swoosie she was destined to lead an interesting life. From her first appearance on The Donna Reed Show to her Tony Award-winning roles in Lanford Wilson’s Fifth of July and John Guare’s The House of Blue Leaves to her much-heralded turns on television series Sisters, Pushing Daisies and Mike & Molly, Swoosie has been embraced by critics and fans alike for her quirky, heartfelt, and always attention-getting performances.
Born to become a stellar success, Swoosie is the only child of Frank and Margo Kurtz. Her father was an Olympic diving medalist and one of the most decorated aviators in American history. Her mother, nearing 100 years old is an accomplished, opinionated, and filled-to-bursting personality.
The fascinating and accomplished Swoosie Kurtz visits The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, May 6, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com. Let’s talk.
Mack Charles Williams is a writer, musician, and composer who resides in Rahway, N.J.
His film, Rich From Within (an adaptation of his originally-written musical play), premiered at the Action On Film Festival in Long Beach, CA in July, 2007, where it was one of the nominees for Best Screenplay. His second film, Your Roommate, won the Best Feature Film award at the PhilaFilm festival in 2013, the same year that his next film, For Old Times’ Sake, premiered at the inaugural Churches Making Movies film festival in Clark, N.J. He is the creator, screenwriter and composer for a new TV sitcom entitled Higher Ground, as well as screenwriter for several episodes of the web-based sitcom, Thug Kidz, produced and directed by Kenya Cagle & CaglevisionMultimedia Enterprises.
Mack is the editor of his mother's critically acclaimed memoir, "WWII Diary," as well as the author of the forthcoming children's book, "Jackie Robinson and the Negro Leagues." His blogs have been featured on various sites for years (currently The SEVEN at the7blog.wordpress.com), and became the basis of his first two books: "Voices From The Blue States" and "Sportin' Life: Essays On Sport and Life." Additionally, he has combined his varied interests by producing political radio commercials and PSAs for progressive candidates and causes.
Ernest Lee Thomas (born March 26, 1949) is an American actor. He was born in Gary, Indiana. He is best known for his role as Roger "Raj" Thomas on the 1970s ABC sitcom What's Happening!!, and its 1980s syndicated sequel, What's Happening Now!!, and for his recurring role as Mr. Omar on Everybody Hates Chris.Thomas began his professional acting career as a Broadway actor, appearing in the 1974 revival production of Love for Love and in the 1975 revival of The Member of the Wedding. Both shows starred actress Glenn Close. Shortly after he moved to LA to pursue a career as a TV/film actor. In the fall of 1975 he received a role on an episode of The Jeffersons. It was during the taping of the show that he learned of an audition for the upcoming comedy sitcom What's Happening!!, loosely based on the 1975 film Cooley High. He eventually went on to win the role of Roger "Raj" Thomas on the show, which aired from 1976 to 1979.
During the show's run, Thomas was involved in other acting film and TV projects including Baretta, Roots, The Brady Bunch Hour and the film A Piece of the Action starring Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby. Though the series rated well, What's Happening!! was cancelled after its third season in the early spring of 1979.
Don Minenger started out in modeling when he was 27 years old but after dealing with some disappointments and frustrating circumstances he decided to give it up. He gave up on the whole industry and decided to concentrate on raising his kids. It was not until June 2011 that an agency reached out to him and offered to help him get back into the industry, he was very hesitant to accept and told them he would call them back. He spent two weeks thinking about it, he decided to sign with them for six months and they told him that if they could not find any work for him within those six months that they could dissolve the contract. He waited and nothing came through and it made him depressed and he told himself that this is not for me. He received a call from a lady named Theresa that was producing an off-Broadway show in New York City. He landed the role and went on to work with her from 2011 to present in four of her productions. He also did another off-Broadway play with another very talented producer and writer named Nisi Newsom. Then he was discovered by an upcoming film director by the name of Nevaughn Brown. In between him doing plays back in 2012, he worked with Mr. Brown on a film called (Love Like This) and is currently working with him on some other projects. They are also in partnership with a magazine called (The Everyday Girl Magazine). He is currently writing a sitcom called (The Family) and also working on writing his first off-Broadway play called (Am I My Brothers’ Keeper). He is also looking to do some workshops for children that want to learn about the business the right way.
in Pop Culture
Hr1 21,000 pro-life activists attend a rally. Media only focuses on the 100 or so pro-choice protesters in attendance!
It's their body to decide what to do with, until they have an unwanted pregnancy. Then it's OUR problem to pay for them to murder the baby thru abortion.
Andrea Nelson, from the Clover Agency, joins Joe to discuss Pop Culture and Politics!.
Dad makes son destroy xbox after bringing home bad grades. Good Dad or overreaction?
Starbucks - Customer service FAIL!.
Hireing someone to breakup with your significant other for you.
Mom threatened with legal action for "criminal activity" after child misses school to attend funeral!
Hr2 Microaggression... do you know what it is? Are you doing this? You might be!
Muslims demand crosses be removed from Catholic University citing a human rights violation that prevents them from praying.
Processing 400,000 illegal aliens first is preventing US citizens from getting immigration services. Why do they get priority treatment over LEGAL citizens?!
If the government was interested in locating illegals, they'd link up the computer systems to school districts.
Hr3 Consumer debt is up. Consumer confidence is down. The economy is better?
Senior citizens and housewives comprise a large number of part-time jobs, especially women.
Military Religious Freedom Foundation demands US Air Force 2-star General be court-martialed for speaking God.
Panama City Beach, FL "church" loses tax exemption for hosting naked paint parties with copious amounts of alcohol. Hmmmm? The 1st Church of the Drunken Orgy?
President appointed bully Dan Savage as his Anti-Bullying Czar. Does he not vet ANYONE? And now... Disney-ABC has planned a sitcom glorifying anti-Christian bully Dan Savage. Will you still support Disney-ABC?
Oftentimes life journey can throw us some curb balls that we do not see coming. It could be your marriage, your health, your children or on the job. Even those in business can start their entrepreneurial journey and find themselves not understanding why everything is not as smooth as they hoped it to be.
I want to take you to a 1960’s sitcom by the name of “Get Smart.” The sitcom opens by Maxwell Smart walking through numerous doors until he reaches the telephone booth. For the sake of this blog, I want to focus on the doors. Let me paint the picture for you, in case you are not familiar with this sitcom. Maxwell was walking toward the doors and as he approached the door, is when the door opened. The door did not open ahead of time, nor did Maxwell have to stop for the door to open. Simultaneously, as Maxwell approached the next door, it opened and he kept walking.
These doors represent the beginning of new seasons in our lives. You don't want to miss this broadcast. It is guaranteed to bless your life.
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