Matt Groening defends still stereotyping Apu in 2018 in new New York Times interview
D’oh. Now we know why The Problem With Apu continues to be problematic, despite Hank Azaria acknowledging that the voice he has used on The Simpsons for an Indian immigrant running the Springfield convenience store might not be as funny in 2018 as it was in 1988. The Simpsons defended Apu in a... [Read More]
Episode #211: Romesh Ranganathan
Romesh Ranganathan was a math teacher before devoting his life to stand-up comedy in 2012. Since then, he has found great success in the UK, nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013, and with TV appearances on Live at the Apollo, many panel shows, and his own BBC series for two ye... [Read More]
Episode #211: Romesh Ranganathan
Romesh Ranganathan was a math teacher before devoting his life to stand-up comedy in 2012. Since then, he has found great success in the UK, nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013, and with TV appearances on Live at the Apollo, many panel shows, and his own BBC series for two ye... [Read More]
Episode #211: Romesh Ranganathan
Romesh Ranganathan was a math teacher before devoting his life to stand-up comedy in 2012. Since then, he has found great success in the UK, nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013, and with TV appearances on Live at the Apollo, many panel shows, and his own BBC series for two ye... [Read More]
Episode #206: Nell Scovell
Who is Nell Scovell? She’s the creator of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, first staff writer hired for SPY magazine, second woman ever to write for The Simpsons, and one of only a handful of women to ever write for David Letterman. Scovell’s other TV credits include Murphy Brown, Coach and T... [Read More]
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 thi... [Read More]
Hank Azaria Says Stepping Aside from Voicing Apu “Feels Like the Right Thing to Do”
Here’s a clip from last night’s Late Show, where Stephen Colbert chats with Hank Azaria about the controversy surrounding his voicing Apu on The Simpsons that was brought to the forefront thanks to Hari Kondabolu’s truTV documentary The Problem with Apu.&nb... [Read More]
‘The Simpsons’ Defends Itself Against Apu Stereotype Accusations
Comedian Hari Kondabolu has been voicing his disappointment in the harmful stereotypes he sees within The Simpsons’ character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon for over a half-decade, and on Sunday night the writers of the show finally gave a response to those accusations in the episode &l... [Read More]
‘The Simpsons’ Defends Itself Against Apu Stereotype Accusations
Comedian Hari Kondabolu has been voicing his disappointment in the harmful stereotypes he sees within The Simpsons’ character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon for over a half-decade, and on Sunday night the writers of the show finally gave a response to those accusations in the episode &l... [Read More]
‘The Simpsons’ Defends Itself Against Apu Stereotype Accusations
Comedian Hari Kondabolu has been voicing his disappointment in the harmful stereotypes he sees within The Simpsons’ character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon for over a half-decade, and on Sunday night the writers of the show finally gave a response to those accusations in the episode &l... [Read More]