Day: January 8, 2020

Congrats to Ramy and Awkwafina on their Golden Globe Awards, and a look at the final Ricky Gervais monologue

Huge ups to Ramy Youssef and Awkwafina, who took home their first Golden Globe Awards over the weekend. Youssef won Best Actor in a TV Comedy for playing a fictionalized version of his younger self in the Hulu series, Ramy. Awkwafina won Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) for her role in the wonderful film, The Farewell. For all of my and your complaints about the Globes and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for all of their ass-kissing of A-listers, they do also have a tendency to reward great new performers. As for Ricky Gervais, returning...

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Kate Willett on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Kate Willett made her network TV debut on Tuesday night’s Late Show, although she actually recorded this performance back in May (fun facts!). Speaking of fun facts, Willett jokes about how dating loser boys is perhaps less problematic for women these days than it would have been for her mother’s generation, and what we can learn from incels. Roll the...

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Jacqueline Novak’s “Get On Your Knees” receives another extension Off-Broadway

Great news for fans of Jacqueline Novak, especially if you haven’t yet gotten yourself to her Off-Broadway show, Get On Your Knees. Novak’s show has received one more extension, running through Feb. 16, 2020, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. It took a break in the fall to make way for a previously scheduled production, and likewise must close Feb. 16. Novak got to announce the news on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy...

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Dave Chappelle’s speech accepting the Mark Twain Prize

PBS aired the Mark Twain Prize honors for Dave Chappelle last night. In case you missed it, then you can watch it all on PBS online. Here’s the real deal, though. Chappelle himself, accepting the prize, and talking about the importance of comedy today. Even the bad comedy. Even the comedy you hate. Roll it. Here’s the transcript of what he said: Thank you, thank you! I like not knowing what’s gonna happen. I like making memories sometimes I do all this crazy shit around my colleagues just so that they can tell their friends I did it. Rather...

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Samanthe Bee visited Hong Kong to investigate protests against China

In case you missed it over the holiday season, or have gotten all your attention diverted to Iran, here’s a reminder that Hong Kong still remains unhappy with living under control of China. Samantha Bee went to Hong Kong to investigate for herself in a special episode of her TBS weekly series, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. “I think everyone there was as excited as I am that we’re covering the protests. There was a huge march the day we left of hundreds of thousands of people–I’m sure it was in celebration of us being there and not people...

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