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Calendar, Night&Day Blowing Up J.J.

Blowing Up J.J.

Jimmie Walker began his career in stand-up comedy more than 40 years ago. His first gigs were in front of the infamously judgmental audiences at Harlem’s Apollo Theater and as the official comedian of the Black Panthers for about two…
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Film, Blues Brothers

Blues Brothers

If the dream of every comic is to have his humor live on long after he's left the stage, then the late Bernie Mac has exited this world on a high note. Soul Men, a comedy completed shortly before Mac's…
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Calendar, Night&Day Star Search

Star Search

When the Apollo Theater opened 90 years ago in Harlem, its stage was intended for burlesque acts -- and its doors were closed to black people. This seems ludicrous to our generation, which grew up knowing the club as the…
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