The Simpsons ineptly defends Apu as once upon a time “applauded and inoffensive”
On Sunday night’s episode of The Simpsons, the writers had little Lisa give advice to her mom about something or other, using it instead as an opportunity to defend themselves against charges of racism for having a white actor voice an Indian character with a heavily stereotyped accent. &ldquo... [Read More]
This week on TV: “New Girl” returns for its final run while Wyatt Cenac finds problem areas
Buckle up because it’s the beginning of the end for FOX’s New Girl. The sitcom that introduced us to the… MORE This week on TV: “New Girl” returns for its final run while Wyatt Cenac finds problem areas appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Boils Down the Justice System in a Moving Bottle Episode
Genie in a Bottle is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed to save money) from a comedy series is examined. “Man, this guy is a good murderer!” “There’s got to be some way to break him.” B... [Read More]
Sinbad to Play Lil Rel Howery’s Dad in Fox Comedy Pilot ‘Rel’
Back in January, Fox added a half-hour comedy pilot starring Lil Rel Howery called Rel, and now the project has added another star to the cast. According to Deadline, Sinbad will star alongside Howery in the Jerrod Carmichael-produced multi-cam comedy, which centers on Howery as “a prideful, s... [Read More]
Sinbad to Play Lil Rel Howery’s Dad in Fox Comedy Pilot ‘Rel’
Back in January, Fox added a half-hour comedy pilot starring Lil Rel Howery called Rel, and now the project has added another star to the cast. According to Deadline, Sinbad will star alongside Howery in the Jerrod Carmichael-produced multi-cam comedy, which centers on Howery as “a prideful, s... [Read More]
Mason Pryor, son of Richard, booed off Showtime at the Apollo
You can tell by the look on Steve Harvey’s face that things are not going well for Mason Pryor, the young son of the late comedy legend Richard Pryor, on this episode of Showtime at the Apollo. After a big buildup and an opening “hello!” from Mason, the audience loses interest in h... [Read More]
‘In Living Color’ Gets Its Own History Book with ‘Homey Don’t Play That’
When In Living Color premiered on Fox in 1990, the sketch series represented the beginning of a wave of Black network programming unlike any seen on television in decades (arguably ever). In 1994, In Living Color ended along with four other Black series on Fox alone (the syndicated talk show The Ars... [Read More]
Nathan Lee Graham on Eartha Kitt, Bottle Episodes, and the Lost Glamour of Air Travel
Comedy fans may best know Nathan Lee Graham as Todd, the panicky assistant of Jacobim Mugatu in Zoolander and Zoolander 2. But that is merely scratching the latte-drenched surface of Graham’s body of work. He has added his certain level of glamour to guesting roles on Absolutely Fabulous, Scru... [Read More]
Kobi Libii Checks in on Fox News, “Television’s Home for Black History Month,” on ‘The Opposition’
Black History Month has begun, so during last night’s The Opposition, Jordan Klepper welcomed Citizen Journalist Kobi Libii to check in on how Fox News, AKA “television’s home for Black History Month,” is handling things: “All across Fox News, they’re taking advan... [Read More]
Fox Orders ‘Bless This Mess’ Pilot from Liz Meriwether and Lake Bell
Liz Meriwether is keeping super busy these days. According to The Wrap, Fox has ordered a pilot produced by the New Girl creator and Lake Bell called Bless this Mess. The single-cam show, which has been in development at Fox since last year, centers on “a newlywed couple that gives up their dr... [Read More]