Day: October 13, 2017

The Rundown with Robin Thede premieres on BET

Welcome to the late-night TV hosting club, Robin Thede! Thursday night’s premiere of The Rundown with Robin ThedeĀ on BET proved that Thede had a lot more to offer than we saw in her brief tenure as head writer and correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. As Tiffany Haddish likes to say, “She ready.” Now it’s all Thede, keeping it 100 without a desk or a panel or correspondents to sidetrack us from her take on the week’s headlines. Written by black comedy writers for a black entertainment television audience, sure, but really meant for all...

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Bill Murray does a West Side Story medley with Jan Vogler and friends on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Not since William Shatner’s spoken-word music album became nostalgically and ironically hip in the 1990s have I not known what to make of something like this, but here was Bill Murray, performing a medley of West Side Story tunes alongside his classical music friends on Thursday’s Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Part spoken word. Part singing. Part something or other. Everyone in the audience agreed, Sharks and Jets alike, with Murray’s decision to add a line at the end, though, which speaks to the times we live in today. Roll...

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Ismael Loutfi on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Ismael Loutfi made his TV debut Thursday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, but don’t worry, Loutfi jokingly knows he’s ethnic but in a non-threatening “welcome to college” brochure way (as pictured above!). Loutfi was on a road trip from Tennessee to Atlanta on Election Night last November, and recounted the story of what happened when his car broke down in the sticks. Fun times! Roll the...

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