Day: June 29, 2017

Your friendly neighborhood liaison: Hood Adjacent’s James Davis

Hood Adjacent with James Davis premiered Wednesday night on Comedy Central, and it’s already proven itself a worthy successor to the network’s groundbreaking Chappelle’s Show and award-winning Key and Peele. Hood Adjacent sits somewhere between those two series both comedically and anthropologically. Just like its host. “It’s my ode to how I grew up in Los Angeles, and grew up in general, as far as someone who grew up in South Central, but not the stereotypical South Central that you see in the movies,” Davis told me earlier this month at Clusterfest in San Francisco. “I have a joke...

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On Second Thought with Jackie Kashian

Episode #4 of my new Laughly exclusive miniseries, On Second Thought, is out now with my guest Jackie Kashian. On Second Thought asks: If tragedy plus time equals comedy, then comedy plus time equals what now? We don’t have to go very far back to find Kashian already second- and third-guessing her decision to open her latest stand-up comedy album, “I Am Not The Hero of This Story,” with political jokes addressing the presidential election that had just happened a few weeks before Kashian decided to record this set at Acme Comedy Co. in Minneapolis. That’s not the only weird thing...

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