Month: November 2016

Walmart driver pleads guilty to avoid jail time in crash that killed Jimmy Mack, injured Tracy Morgan and Ardie Fuqua

Kevin Roper, the 37-year-old Walmart truck driver who plowed into the limousine carrying Tracy Morgan and his entourage — killing comedian James “Jimmy Mack” MacNair on June 7, 2014, and seriously injuring Morgan, comedian Ardie Fuqua and Morgan’s assistant — pleaded guilty Tuesday to vehicular homicide and four counts of aggravated assault. Roper took a plea deal to avoid jail or prison time. He’ll undergo a pre-trial intervention program for three years, then complete 300 hours of community service, after which the charges would be dismissed under the terms of his agreement. Roper answered the questions from his attorney...

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Camille Harris music video for “Baby on the Subway”

Camille Harris wrote a couple of musical lines that stood out so much on the IFC/CollegeHumor special, Comedy Music Hall of Fame, that Harris has not only written the rest of a song to surround those lines, but now also made a music video for it. This is “Baby on the Subway.” Roll it! Full disclosure: Harris also co-wrote and sang the theme music for my podcast, Last Things First! So I already know how great she...

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Alice Wetterlund on Conan

Alice Wetterlund has fun with her role on the new TBS sitcom, People of Earth, and made plenty of fun faces in her stand-up performance on Monday’s episode of Conan. Wetterlund joked about mothering cats and hating men, not that that’s what feminism is all about, is she right, ladies? She also joked about the problems of dating younger men. Roll the...

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Episode #126: Jessica Kirson

Jessica Kirson has a captivating stage presence that bowls you over with laughter, whether you’re a schmuck in the front row or one of the so-called celebrities on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice. Kirson has a featured role onscreen and behind the scenes in the new Robert De Niro movie about an aging insult comic called, The Comedian. She has also appeared on The Tonight Show, Last Comic Standing, The View, and Comedy Central, and this fall guest starred on the new CBS sitcom, Kevin Can Wait. I can’t wait to hear more about Kirson’s past, so let’s get to it!...

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Review: Michael Che Matters, on Netflix

I wrote about Michael Che’s new Netflix hour, Michael Che Matters, for my friends at Decider. Here’s an excerpt: Michael Che has run afoul of the social media mobs before, as less reputable outlets have taken his Twitter, Facebook and Instagram posts and thrown them back in his face. But Che hasn’t backed down. Even if he has deactivated or changed the privacy settings on some of his accounts, Che continues to speak his mind and defend it at every turn, whether online, on TV as a Weekend Update anchor on Saturday Night Live, or in his first stand-up...

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