After seeing both DVDs for "Shaq & Cedric the Entertainer Presents: All Star Comedy Jam
," watching Kevin Hart's "Seriously Funny
" for the umpteenth time right now, finishing Whoopi Goldberg's "Is it just me? Or is it crazy out there?
" and digging and buying "Black Comedians on Black Comedy: Why We Laugh
," I'm going to dedicate this "Five things I'm digging right now
" to my favorite comedians because a few of the jokers on "All Star Comedy Jam
" were not funny at all.1. Bill Cosby
: I rushed home every Thursday to see "The Cosby Show
." I have all eight seasons of the DVDs, and although I take breaks from watching the show because of all the syndication, there is no other show I like as much as this one. Not only is the show a powerful and necessary part of African-American entertainers but watching early Bill Cosby doing stand-up is hilarious. I follow him on Twitter, and I dig the fact that he's even on Twitter and has an iPhone app. He's always ahead of the game. And just so we're clear, I 100% agree with his views on Black America today. He told the truth, and some folks couldn't handle it. My advice is work to prove him wrong instead of being annoyed he spoke up.2. Chris Rock: I loved his CW television show (BTW his gorgeous brother Tony Rock was the only reason I watched "All of Us" and I dig that he actually responds to folks on Twitter), loved all of his comedy
stand-up routines, saw him live and cried laughing, and I respect what he does behind the scenes. I enjoyed his wife Malaak Compton-Rock
's book, too. What I love about Chris Rock is how he effortlessly blends politics, hip-hop, relationships and knows just how far to go with jokes about women. He reminds me of early hip-hop. He knows how to get a serious message out and be entertaining to. I definitely think he took notes from the music he's "tired of defending."