OnlyOnAOL: Mic drop for John Legend, as he heads to off-Broadway

John Legend and Gillian Laub on Their HBO Documentaries 'Southern Rites'
John Legend and Gillian Laub on Their HBO Documentaries 'Southern Rites'

By DONNA FREYDKIN

John Legend and Neal Brennan are headed to off-Broadway.

The Grammy-winning singer (and dad-to-be, with model wife Chrissy Teigen) and the co-creator of the beloved "Chappelle's Show" are producing "3 Mics," officially opening March 3 and starring Brennan in a one-man show. Previews start Feb. 23. This marks Brennan's off-Broadway debut.

This means that Brennan, a standup comedian, will alternate between three microphones -- riffing on race, depression and relationships. Expect brutal honesty, and killer comedy. In other Legend news, he's co-starring in Damien Chazelle's "La La Land," the follow-up from the guy who gave us "Whiplash." And we're preparing for major baby cuteness when he and Teigen welcome their first baby, a daughter.

Plus, on Feb. 5, Legend is slated to receive the NAACP President's Award at the 47th NAACP Image Awards, airing live. Previous honorees include Kerry Washington, and Spike Lee. Well done, sir.