Day: August 2, 2017

Dave Chappelle on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

When Dave Chappelle hosted Saturday Night Live just after the presidential election, the iconic comedian urged the audience during his monologue to give Trump a chance. Fast-forward to Wednesday’s episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and after six months in office, Trump’s chances have run out. Or have they? “It’s not like I wanted to give him a chance that night,” Chappelle told Colbert. “You know, listen, man. In the last six months, I think we’re all getting an education about the presidency. I don’t know that I’ve ever heard in just popular discourse, people discussing ethics...

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Review: Maz Jobrani, “Immigrant” on Netflix

You can see Maz Jobrani on the new CBS sitcom, Superior Donuts, and hear about his life in Episode #91 of my podcast, Last Things First. Now he has just released his fourth solo stand-up special, and first for Netflix, called Immigrant. Jobrani recorded it in D.C. to help put a spotlight on the immigrant experience in America under Trump. And as for that new guy in the White House, Jobrani says…as I wrote in my review for Decider: Jobrani describes Donald Trump as a Saturday Night Live sketch that refuses to end. The new president certainly isn’t a boon for...

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Preacher Lawson performs on Judge Cuts night of America’s Got Talent 2017

Preacher Lawson has been a hit so far on the 2017 season of America’s Got Talent, and he also killed last week in Montreal as one of this year’s New Faces at Just For Laughs. Back on pre-taped NBC television, however, he was still in the running on the Judge Cuts night, which aired last night. Lawson joked about the time he got catfished. This bit he told during New Faces, too, by the way! So far, he’s the only stand-up comedian still in contention for the AGT crown. Roll the...

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Carol Burnett will star with kids in a new Netflix series in 2018

Comedy legend Carol Burnett, winner of multiple Emmys and Golden Globes, a Grammy, a Tony nomination, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, hasn’t retired from comedy just yet. At 84, she starred in a sitcom pilot for ABC that almost got picked up, being held for potential redevelopment. Netflix didn’t need to wait. The streaming giant has ordered 12 half-hour episodes of A Little Help with Carol Burnett, in which Burnett will interact with a panel of kids aged 4-8 to help solve our biggest problems today. They’ll address issues brought to...

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