Tag: COMEDY CENTRAL

With Shows Like ‘The Other Two,’ Comedy Central Looks Beyond Its Core

LOS ANGELES — A few years ago Comedy Central, best known for bro-centric series like “South Park” and “Tosh.0,” was enjoying the ratings, critical praise and cultural cachet that came from looking beyond its young white male template. “Key and Peele” turned goofs on black American identity into highly clickable sketch comedy; “Inside Amy Schumer” […]

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The Anguish of the “Old Millennial”

In the never-ending semantic struggle that is generational terminology (if one thing remains consistent from generation to generation, it is that a giant block of people never know what to call themselves), a new trend has started to emerge. Millennials, which according to pop historians William Strauss and Neil Howe denotes the huge swath of […]

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‘The Other Two’ Creators Chris Kelly And Sarah Schneider Tell Us How ‘Stink’ Came To Be

Jon Pack/Comedy Central In the sixth episode of Comedy Central’s freshman series The Other Two — “Chase Shoots a Music Video” — 13-year-old viral singing sensation ChaseDreams makes a music video. The single is “Stink,” a song about dancing until you stink, featuring lyrics like “Ain’t a party ‘til you reek” and “My pits smell […]

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Ken Marino On The Sweetness Of ‘The Other Two’ And Confusing Hotel Rooms

Comedy Central The Other Two might seem like a cynical look at viral fame through the lens of late-millennial angst, but the Comedy Central series (which debuts tonight at 10:30 pm EST) is actually that and a sweet take on family. Specifically, a messed up family touched by fame and tragedy. And also hangers-on. Ken […]

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Abbi Jacobson And Ilana Glazer Tell Us About Making The Final Season Of ‘Broad City’

comedy central Back in April of 2018, it was announced that Broad City’s fifth season would also be its final season. A little less than a year later, the time has come to say goodbye to Abbi Abrams (as played by series co-creator Abbie Jacobson), Ilana Wexler (as played by series co-creator Ilana Glazer), and […]

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Critic’s Notebook: How Three Quirky Sitcoms Capture the New York Hustle

In the first episode of the final season of “Broad City,” BFFs Abbi (Abbi Jacobson) and Ilana (Ilana Glazer) celebrate Abbi’s 30th birthday by walking the length of Manhattan, Inwood to the Battery. They shoot video of dirty water — “city juice” — on the subway tracks. They visit the stately Morris-Jumel Mansion. They get […]

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R. Kelly’s ‘Goons’ Reportedly Stepped in the Name Of Boxing Gloves to Attack Dave Chappelle Over Skit 

(L-R): Recording Artist R. Kelly attends Sony Pictures’ ‘THINK LIKE MAN TOO’ Atlanta Red Carpet Screening With Kevin Hart, LaLa Anthony, Terrence J, Romany Malco and Tim Story, on June 11, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. ; Dave Chappelle attends the ‘A Star Is Born’ premiere during 2018 Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2018 […]

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Pretend ‘Nathan for You’ Isn’t Gone Forever with These Deleted Scenes

Nathan For You, the brilliant satire of marketing, media, hype, and everything that holds our capitalist society together, is no more. Over the course of four seasons, creator and host Nathan Fielder used his “pretty good grades” in Canadian business school to convince small business owners to let him rebrand their businesses in legendary so-dumb-they’re-smart […]

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An Amazon Delivery Driver’s Weight-Loss Story Is Something Literally Straight Out Of ‘Nathan For You’

Comedy Central On Monday, Amazon‘s official PR account @AmazonNews shared a link to a story from September about Jackie Crow, a delivery driver who apparently lost 100 pounds in 18 months thanks to the job’s rigorous schedule. “Amazon Flex allowed this woman to lose 100 lbs in 18 months by creating a workout while delivery […]

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The Guys From ‘Goatface’ Tell Us All About The Joy Of Requesting Fake Urine From Comedy Central’s Props Team

Rob Kim/Comedy Central/Uproxx In late October Netflix premiered Patriot Act, the highly anticipated new series from stand-up comedian and former The Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj. So far, the late night-esque program has released five of its “unprecedented” 32-episode order, and it seems to be going well for all parties concerned. Yet as Comedy Central […]

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‘Broad City’ Takes A Break From Practicing Russian To Vote In The Midterm Elections

[embedded content] Share This Video Today is the day to go and vote in the 2018 midterm elections here in the United States. Just in case you didn’t already know that, however, Broad City‘s Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson are here with a special reminder — a short “Hack Into Broad City” video on YouTube […]

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Comedy Now: Adam Sandler’s Netflix Special Is Here, And It’s Actually Kinda Good

Netflix Welcome to Comedy Now, a weekly column cataloging what comedy fans should know about what’s available in the streaming world. Whether it’s a brand new special, an old classic, or the oddball show that defies categorization, we’ll list as many as we can for your enjoyment right here. Who knows? We may even throw […]

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Comedy Central Is Running An Eight-Day ‘South Park’ Marathon Before The New Season Starts

Comedy Central South Park is back and begging for a cancellation in Season 22, but Comedy Central is going to make sure the world gets to see some classic episodes before it gets taken off the air. Comedy Central dropped a trailer for the latest season of the long-running animated comedy on the cable network […]

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‘South Park’ Demands To Be Canceled In The Season 22 Teaser

[embedded content] Share This Video South Park has been on for over 20 years, and now it’s being canceled. Well, not really, but that’s the message behind the season 22 teaser. The footage-less 15-second clip reads, “America has reached a crossroads. What will we do next?” before the hashtag #CancelSouthPark. It’s presumably a tongue-in-cheek response […]

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Comedy Now: Drew Michael’s Self-Titled HBO Special Is One To Watch

John P. Johnson for HBO Welcome to Comedy Now, a weekly column cataloging what comedy fans should know about what’s available in the streaming world. Whether it’s a brand new special, an old classic, or the oddball show that defies categorization, we’ll list as many as we can for your enjoyment right here. Who knows? […]

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