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HuffPost Live Freestyles a Few Celebrity Guests

Today’s reminder of the vertiginous subject-matter range of the Internet in general and The Huffington Post in particular is a mash-up of recent HuffPost Live celebrity guest appearances. Seriously… When’s the last time your print newspaper converged into the same article Snoop Dogg, David Lee Roth and Questlove?

Thanks to an appearance by Wayne Brady, a portion of the video above doubles as a bonus sketch from the CW-revived Whose Line Is It Anyway?. A number of additional folks make appearances; watch the video to see who.

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Dave Chappelle Rambles His Way to Instant Hartford Infamy

AP writer Dave Collins has a solid recap of last night’s Funny or Die debacle at the Comcast Theatre in Hartford. The city was the latest stop for the website’s Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival tour, and we do mean stop.

Headliner Dave Chappelle chose to throw away a sizable portion of his allotted time, possibly in reaction to being heckled. Or it may just have been because he didn’t really feel like performing last night.

Among those in the audience was Massachusetts state representative Matthew Lesser:

“He basically stopped his routine and refused to go on and said he was contracted for 25 minutes and said he was just going to sit there,” Lesser said. “He was berating the audience and telling them they were a lousy audience. I think it was kind of sad and disappointing.”

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The Tale of an LA Talk Show Dreamer

St. Petersburg Times TV critic Eric Deggans is doing his best to nudge Maurice Jeoffroy (pictured) towards that national TV talk show success the latter so desperately craves. After writing about the Tampa resident’s desire to be the next Leno in February of 2010, he decided to check back in with Jeoffroy, a.k.a. “Motown Maurice,” while in LA this summer for the TCA Summer Press Tour. Late last year, Maurice relocated to LA to pursue his dream.

Motown Maurice currently keeps his clothes in a Koreatown storage facility, walks or takes the bus to auditions and hopes that a new web series, The New Jack Web Attack, might kick start his west coast career. He’s managed to get an agent and, thanks to an LA County employment program, his first housing that is not shared—a motel in South Central. Enthuses Maurice:

“The timing is perfect,” said the 31-year-old, sounding almost giddy. “Literally, when I’m at my most homeless point, this comes along. Before this, I spent my days at cafes, libraries, Denny’s. I couldn’t get anything done.”

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