Tag: comedy

Sarah Silverman Will Return To HBO With A New Comedy Special And A Late Night Series Pilot

Nearly a year after Hulu suddenly canceled her critically acclaimed talk show I Love You, America, comedian Sarah Silverman is returning to HBO with a new stand-up special and a late night series pilot. The premium cable network, which premiered the comic’s 2013 special We Are Miracles, which received two Emmy nominations and one win […]

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David Harbour Meets The Real ‘SNL’ Boss In The Promo For His Upcoming Episode

On the heels of Aidy Bryant’s scene-stealing character break and Pete Davidson’s second absence, the third episode of Saturday Night Live‘s 45th season is nearly upon us. To celebrate this fact, the show debuted a new promo with guest host David Harbour of Stranger Things fame. Bryant and new cast member Bowen Yang also starred […]

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The First Trailer For Jenny Slate’s Netflix Special Emphasizes Just How Different It’s Going To Be

Last month, Netflix unveiled its plans for a sizeable slate of new stand-up comedy specials for the month of October. The list included the latest hours from comedy veterans like Nikki Glaser and Deon Cole, both of whom had previously taped half hours for Netflix’s The Standups, but the October lineup also included the first-ever […]

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‘Weekend Update’ Had Some Fun At Absent Cast Member Pete Davidson’s Expense On ‘SNL’

The Saturday Night Live season premiere last weekend had a Pete Davidson-shaped hole in it, thanks in large part to the comedian’s role in James Gunn’s upcoming The Suicide Squad film. A week later, however, said hole was still present as the young cast member was nowhere to be found on the Phoebe Waller-Bridge-hosted episode. […]

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Matthew Broderick’s Cameo As Mike Pompeo Brought ‘Ferris Bueller’ Jokes To The ‘SNL’ Cold Open

The return of SNL last week brought back Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump to deal with the start of an impeachment inquiry. This week, however, Baldwin’s Trump took the episode off as the cold open instead focused on what’s happening in Vice President Mike Pence’s residence in Washington. Still, the star of the sketch was not […]

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The Best Sketch From The ‘SNL’ Season Premiere Was About Apple Picking

As is often the case with Saturday Night Live, the true gems of the sketch comedy show come late in the program where they let the weird stuff live. Season 45’s premiere episode hit the important stuff upfront: Donald Trump’s impeachment inquiry was mentioned in a number of different segments, but they were more about […]

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Maya Rudolph Returned To ‘SNL’ To Play Kamala Harris And People Are Loving It

Aside from the typically political cold open sketch, Saturday Night Live went hard on political material with its 45th season premiere this weekend. One of the most blatant examples of this was the “DNC Town Hall” sketch, in which many of the Democratic Party’s presidential hopefuls turned up to “handle the impeachment the only way […]

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Aidy Bryant Stole The ‘SNL’ Premiere By Breaking Down During An Ill-Timed Costume Change

From her hilarious take on Sarah Huckabee Sanders to pretty much anything she does with co-star Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live‘s Aidy Bryant is a treasure. And not just on SNL, as her celebrated comedy series Shrill also managed to delight critics and audiences alike on Hulu. Though, to be honest, Bryant shines her brightest […]

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The Boondocks Will Be Streaming Its Snark on HBO Max, All Original Episodes and 2 New Seasons Coming Fall 2020

The Boondocks Screenshot: Sony Pictures Television (YouTube) Excuse me. Everyone, I have a brief announcement to make. Jesus was black, Ronald Reagan was the devil, and the government is lying about 9/11. Thank you for your time and goodnight. —Huey Freeman Oh, and one more thing—The Boondocks is officially coming back, thanks to HBO! Created […]

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Sarah Silverman, Who Did Blackface, Doesn’t Think You Should ‘Cancel’ People

In July 2001, Sarah Silverman appeared on NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien and used the racial slur “c—k” multiple times in a joke during the interview. Her remarks came under fire by the Japanese-American civil-rights activist Guy Aoki, who criticized her for casually using the epithet. The two publicly feuded on episodes of Politically […]

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‘SNL’ Announces That Shane Gillis ‘Will Not Be Joining’ The Cast Amid Criticism Of His Bigoted Remarks

Not long after the three new featured players for Saturday Night Live‘s upcoming 45th season were announced last week, reporters and other comedians began digging into the recent, problematic comments of Shane Gillis. A stand-up comedian who got his start in Philadelphia before moving to New York City, Gillis’ past (i.e. from 2018) racist, sexist, […]

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‘Leaving Neverland’ Director Says Dave Chappelle’s MJ Jokes Are ‘Revolting’

On Saturday, HBO’s harrowing Michael Jackson documentary, Leaving Neverland, was awarded a Creative Arts Emmy for Best Documentary or Non-Fiction Special. After the win, the film’s director Dan Reed took a moment backstage to finally respond to Dave Chappelle’s recent jokes about Jackson’s accusers—and called them “completely revolting,” The Wrap reports. Chappelle’s latest Netflix special, […]

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Here’s Even More Audio of Shane Gillis From ‘Saturday Night Live’ Gleefully Saying Slurs

Newly anointed Saturday Night Live cast member Shane Gillis called Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang a “Jew c—k” in a podcast episode recorded in May of this year. The episode of Real Ass Podcast, hosted by comedians Luis J. Gomez and Zac Amico, was previously accessible in a YouTube video that has since been made […]

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Netflix’s ‘Between Two Ferns’ Movie Trailer Is Here and It Looks Bananas

Matthew McConaughey almost drowns to death in a tragic accident involving a leaky roof, shrubbery, some questionable interviewing methods, and Zach Galifianakis. When the Oscar-winning actor and star of such acclaimed films as Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and Surfer, Dude nearly meets his untimely end, someone has to pay. And the only logical way to […]

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Weaves, Wigs & Edges: South Side Writer and Star Chandra Russell Tells Us Why Baby Hairs Are a Waste of Time

The scene is all too familiar to any woman who likes to supplement her strands with a little “extra”: negotiating with your local purveyors of hair over the best quality for hopefully the best price. It’s also the opening of episode 6 of South Side, Comedy Central’s take on the goings-on in one of Chicago’s […]

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They Made It to the Top: A Black Lady Sketch Show Renewed for Second Season at HBO

(L-R): Gabrielle Dennis, Quinta Brunson, Ashley Nicole Black and Robin Thede in A Black Lady Sketch ShowPhoto: Courtesy of HBO Remember the “Bad Bitch Support Group” sketch from A Black Lady Sketch Show (ABLSS)? Well, the show’s writers are also “bad bitches” because ABLSS has been renewed for a second season at HBO! The show, […]

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‘SNL’ Favorite Leslie Jones Won’t Be Returning Next Season, But Other Core Cast Members Are Confirmed

NBC As exciting as Eddie Murphy and Phoebe Waller-Bridge‘s forthcoming hosting duties for Saturday Night Live are, the long-running variety program’s new season is entirely filled with good news. That’s because cast member Leslie Jones, who has been a part of the program for the past five years, isn’t returning when the 45th season debuts […]

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Dave Chappelle’s Surprise Netflix Special Has A Secret Ending

Netflix A week and a half ago, Netflix and comedian Dave Chappelle surprised everyone by announcing that the latter’s fifth — yes, fifth — stand-up special would be debuting at the end of the month. Well, today is that day and, unsurprisingly, Sticks & Stones is generating all kinds of controversy online. From his past […]

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