Day: November 4, 2016

Review: Dana Carvey’s “Straight White Male, 60” on Netflix

Dana Carvey changed the game when it comes to comedy via celebrity impersonations. Did you know that? I’m not sure I truly did until I reflected on his new Netflix stand-up special, coming out today as it does on the weekend before the 2016 elections, and how differently we treat the art now than we did before Carvey emerged on Saturday Night Live three decades ago. Here’s an excerpt from my review, which appears on Decider: Carvey, now 61, hasn’t slowed down as much as he has found his second wind as a comedian and impersonator. After taking a...

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Liza Treyger on Late Night with Seth Meyers

Liza Treyger knows she could lose weight through exercise or eating more yogurt with fruit in it. But on the other hand: “Pancakes for the table? That’s a power move.” As Treyger joked in her performance on Thursday’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, women are so preoccupied with their looks because hot women can get away with anything. Whereas men just need to be good at something. Anything. That’s real gender inequality. “Women are waiting for you to be good at something.” Roll the...

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Comedy Central orders up Roast Battle II, and here are your prelim matchups

Roast Battle was such a smashing success for Comedy Central this July, they’re not waiting until next year to get started on a sequel. In fact, the preliminary regional matchups for Roast Battle II already are set, taking place over the coming weeks in Atlanta, New York City, Denver and Los Angeles. Led once again by Jeff Ross and referee Brian Moses, Roast Battle II’s “Main Event” pitting the top 16 finishers will take place over four nights in Los Angeles in January 2017, airing in three parts on Comedy Central over Jan. 26-28, with the finals airing live,...

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Dave Chappelle to host Saturday Night Live with musical guest A Tribe Called Quest

Wow. DOUBLE WOW!! Dave Chappelle will make his Saturday Night Live debut when he hosts the long-running live comedy showcase on Nov. 12, 2016. And he’ll do so with that night’s musical guest, A Tribe Called Quest, celebrating the release of that hip-hop group’s first album since 1998. Stay tuned for that! Dave Chappelle and @ATCQ are here next week! #SNL pic.twitter.com/1myd2E6zpt — Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) November 4,...

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