Day: September 10, 2008

This Week in Blackness and Chocolate News

Comedy Central’s Chocolate News, hosted by David Alan Grier and covering current events from the black perspective, will debut on Oct. 15. Meanwhile, Brooklyn stand-up Elon James White has launched his own video news/podcast/commentary segment called This Week in Blackness. His first two episodes went online overnight. Here, in episode two, White talks about what’s going in Houston, where he might suspect more than a few black men are saying some variation of "Don’t tase me, bro." (Language...

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Bill Engvall gets third season on TBS

TBS announced today it has ordered a third season of The Bill Engvall Show, with 10 new episodes expected to air in summer 2009. The show averaged 2.3 million viewers this year. They cannot all be wrong, can they? In fact, network programmer Michael Wright said "there’s something about this cast and this show that gives you a good feeling inside, which is probably why it’s won the hearts of so many viewers." Notice he didn’t say it was funny. (THR) UPDATED: I just got the official press release from TBS, and in fact in fact, Wright did say "we look forward to a new season of even funnier episodes." Take that, me. Engvall, for his part, said he’s "thrilled" to get the show renewed. The debut in 2007 attracted 4.1 million viewers. And there also will be two special additional episodes on the air this...

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James Adomian on video as Orson Welles, disgruntled politician

Remember how I was writing such nice things after the Del Close Marathon about how James Adomian came in from the city of angels and brought heavenly drops of humor in the form of a demented Gary Busey and a deranged Frank Caliendo, among other characters? Well, Adomian also has some other videos, which, since you’re looking at this during lunch, are not safe for work. First up, Adomian channels Orson Welles during his late wine commercial days: See more funny videos at Funny or Die And here he is as a political candidate who lets his concession speech get a little too real: See more funny videos at Funny or Die This is a funny short that defies explanation by me, at least right now: See more funny videos at Funny or...

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