Day: November 7, 2019

Netflix pulls planned John Crist special from Thanksgiving after so-called Christian comedian confesses to sexual sins

John Crist, a homeschooled son of a pastor who marketed himself as a Christian comedian (yes, his last name is Crist), has cancelled the rest of his 2019 stand-up tour and seen his planned Netflix special for Thanksgiving put on the shelf, after he confessed to sexual sinning. Crist, with 526,000 YouTube subscribers, puts out comedy videos like this one, offering pickup lines from Chick-fil-A. In reality, multiple women alleged that the comedian was trading tickets to his shows for sexual favors, and worse. A report on Wednesday in Charisma News documented allegations that “Crist has exploited his Christian...

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The Jim Jefferies Show ends at Comedy Central as comedian looks to book his own NBC sitcom

After three seasons, The Jim Jefferies Show will come to a close on Comedy Central later this month. “The Jim Jefferies Show will air its final episode on Nov. 19, concluding a brilliant three-year run on Comedy Central,” said a spokesperson for Comedy Central. “We thank Jim and the team for bringing us a unique and international approach to culture and politics. We look forward to developing more projects with Jim in the future.” But don’t fret for Jefferies just yet. As the show found Jefferies more willing to leave his desk for field pieces over the three seasons, the...

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Desus & Mero brand their own Bodega Boys beer

DESUS & MERO have their own beer now, thanks to The Bronx Brewery, which will issue a limited-release batch of “Bodega Boys Beer” this fall. Named after the podcast that Desus Nice and The Kid Mero launched and eventually grew into a late-night talk show on Showtime, the Bodega Boys beer is a lager with 5.5% ABV. The limited-edition lager will be available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans at The Bronx Brewery’s Taproom & Backyard located at 856 E. 136th Street in the Bronx. To celebrate the launch, The Bronx Brewery and the late-night show will host an exclusive event...

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The Onion launching daily podcast in 2020 via Sony Music

Wait. The Onion doesn’t already have a regular podcast? How is that possible? Oh, right, they’re owned by the same company that just killed Deadspin. Anyhow. In brighter news, The Onion is teaming up with Sony Music Entertainment to launch a daily satirical podcast, “The Topical,” which will launch in January 2020. The Onion will oversee all creative aspects of the podcast, including writing, production and recording. Jordan LaFlure, Executive Editor at The Onion said: “The Onion is thrilled to have found a stalwart ally in Sony Music Entertainment to help it dominate yet another medium in the world of...

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