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A loyal reader recommended brawny actor, comedian and rapper Page Kennedy for today's Morning Wood.

I'm sure you ladies agree that Mr. Kennedy is one fine chocolate bar! No need to close the comments in this post!

Page, 43, is best known for portraying Radon Randell in the Spike sports comedy series, Blue Mountain State, and U-Turn in the Showtime series, Weeds.

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Born in Detroit, Page moved to Los Angeles where he lived an upper middle class lifestyle with his single mom at age 6.

Page moved back to Detroit to reunite with his dad, a doctor who passed away 10 years later.

He moved back to Los Angeles and signed up with a talent agent who got him numerous bit parts on primetime TV series.

His star turn came when he played a fugitive held captive in his mother's basement on Desperate Housewives. But in 2005 he was fired for an undisclosed reason.

Page is a single dad to 4 children and 1 grandchild. He's a YouTube comedian who coined the phrase "That's So Drake", in reference to flamboyant male entertainers like the Canadian rapper.

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Height: 6-2
Weight: 170 lbs
Shoe size: 12
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Ari Shaffir's comedy career is circling the drain amid fierce public backlash to his comments about NBA legend Kobe Bryant.

Shaffir's talent agent dropped him, and a NY comedy club cancelled an upcoming show after the comedian made light of Kobe's death.

When the news broke that the former Lakers star died in a helicopter crash on Sunday, Shaffir joked that Kobe died "23 years too late."

Shaffir said Kobe should have died 23 years earlier, a crude reference to the NBA star's scandalous rape case in Colorado in 2003.

After the initial backlash, that included death threats, Shaffir claimed his Twitter account was hacked. When that excuse didn't work, he said he was only joking.

"Every time a beloved celerity dies I post some horrible shit about them. I've been doing it for years now,” he wrote. "I like destroying gods. And right when a famous person dies they're at their most worshipped. So as a response to all the outpouring of sympathy on social media, I post something vile. It's just a joke. I don't really hate any of the people."

He explained that he wasn't aware Kobe's daughter, Gianna, 13, was also on the helicopter when it crashed into a hillside in dense fog. Shaffir said he was just "looking to post some inappropriate jokes” to boost his follow count.

Explaining that he hated the Lakers because they would always "torch" his beloved Charlotte Hornets, Shaffir said he realized his post was inappropriate and he apologized.

"I'm not actually celebrating his death. I'm not actually celebrating any of their deaths. That's just an act."

 

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Actor and beloved comedian John Witherspoon passed away suddenly at his Sherman Oaks, California home on Tuesday, Oct. 29. He was 77.

Witherspoon's family broke the sad news in a press statement to Deadline.com:

"It is with deepest sorrow that we can confirm our beloved husband and father, John Witherspoon, one of the hardest working men in show business, died today at his home in Sherman Oaks at the age of 77. He is survived by his wife Angela, and his sons JD, Alexander, and a large family. We are all in shock, please give us a minute for a moment in privacy and we will celebrate his life and his work together. John used to say 'I'm no big deal', but he was huge deal to us."

The family did not reveal Witherspoon's cause of death.

The star of the hit comedy movie franchise Friday launched his standup comedy routines in the 1970s. He began his acting career in The Jazz Singer in 1980. His movie roles included memorable parts in Hollywood Shuffle, Boomerang, Vampire in Brooklyn, The Ladies Man and Fakin' Da Funk.

Witherspoon's son, John David Witherspoon, shared an emotional tribute to his dad on Twitter:

"So… my Dad died today & honestly I'm not sure how to feel. I'm sad, but I'm also happy 4 all the great times we had together. We'd roast each other like homes more than Father & Son, and I really liked that. He was my best friend & idol. Love U Dad… I'll miss u."

The comedian's colleagues and fans also paid tribute to him on social media.

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Comedian Dave Chappelle defended Donald Trump while bashing Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Chappelle, who is preparing to host Saturday Night Live on Nov. 12, devoted most of his 60-minute set to bashing Hillary Clinton at The Cutting Room in New York.

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Comedian Larry Wilmore delivered a cringe worthy speech at President Barack Obama's final White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday. The Nightly News host dropped the N-bomb during his first and hopefully last time hosting an event at the White House.

It was difficult to tell which one was the comedian: Obama or Wilmore, who embarrassingly referred to the outgoing president as "my nigga."

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