Day: June 4, 2018

Episode #209: Nemr

Nemr grew up in San Diego and then moved back with his family to Lebanon, where he almost singlehandedly introduced the Middle East to the idea of live stand-up comedy. He definitely introduced many American comedians to Middle Eastern audiences over the past decade and more, and he has since toured both there and here in the States as a headliner. You may have seen him on CNN and Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, and Nemr put out his first American stand-up special, No Bombing in Beirut, in 2017 for Showtime. He sat down with me at...

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Jimmy Fallon delivers graduation address to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

Jimmy Fallon didn’t surprise students in Parkland, Fla., on Sunday, so much as he made good on a promise he’d made to some of them following a meeting with them during the March For Our Lives protest for gun reform. Fallon showed up on Sunday to deliver a special commencement address to the Class of 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Seventeen people – 14 students and three staff members – were fatally shot and 17 others were wounded during a shooting at the school by one of its students this Valentine’s Day. In the wake of that massacre,...

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