Day: April 26, 2018

Hank Azaria is ready to stop providing the stereotypical voice of Apu on “The Simpsons”

Despite the defensive stance the writers on The Simpsons took just weeks ago about their Apu problem, the white man who’s voiced Apu from the start has said he’s finally ready to stop doing so, based on hearing the complaints from the Indian-American community. Hank Azaria, appearing this week on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to promote the IFC series he stars in (Brockmire), also was willing to take time to talk about Apu. Azaria told Colbert: “It has come to my attention more and more, especially the last couple of years, as you say, that people in...

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Boast Rattle with Kyle Ayers is now a monthly SiriusXM radio program

Roast Battle grew from a weekly mock-off in The Belly Room of The Comedy Store to a multi-season series on Comedy Central. Boast Rattle, its friendlier parallel universe counterpart, now has grown from a monthly show in the basement of Union Hall in Brooklyn to a new monthly radio program on SiriusXM! The first episode debuted last night. Hosted by comedian Kyle Ayers, and set in comedy clubs all over the country, each episode of Boast Rattle pits comedians against each other in a roast-style battle, but instead of insults, it will be a showdown of compliments, delivering alternating blows of the...

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IFC will offer live interactive BINGO! on Thursday nights

You ever want to play Bingo and watch TV at the same time? Yeah, me neither. But IFC is betting a bunch of you bingo-lovers would just love to play bingo on TV, and so tonight, they’re doing just that, at 8 p.m. during the broadcast of Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Each Thursday night at 8, IFC will air an interactive Bingo game during the commercial breaks of that night’s prime-time movie. Viewers can play along live, with the Bingo balls called by actual IFC employees and special guests. Learn the rules on how to play IFC...

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