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  • After 'Hate' Warning, Black Conservative Says Twitter ‘Coming After Trump Supporters’

    10/05/2019 7:20:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | October 5, 2019 8:25 AM EDT | Alexa Moutevelis Coombs
    Comedian Terrence K. Williams of “The Deplorables” comedy troupe, pleaded for help Friday amidst fears Twitter was targeting his account for his support of President Trump. A popular blue check conservative with over 600,000 followers, Williams received a legal warning from Twitter right before he was to go to the White House’s “Young Black Leadership Summit.” A little after 2pm on October 4, Williams tweeted, “TWITTERS LEGAL TEAM CONTACTED ME ON THE DAY I GO TO THE WHITE HOUSE! People want to take my account down because I said Schiff Should Resign, called out AOC & I support Pres @realDonaldTrump...
  • ‘Joker’ Director Todd Phillips on Why He Quit Making Comedies: Woke Culture’ [tr]

    10/02/2019 4:10:25 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 October 2019 | David Ng
    <p>Joker director Todd Phillips, celebrated for his comedy classic Hangover films, says “woke culture” killed comedy and made people overly afraid of offending others, especially on social media.</p> <p>Todd Phillips made the comments in an extensive Vanity Fair cover profile of actor Joaquin Phoenix that was published Tuesday.</p>
  • Roseanne Barr and Andrew Dice Clay Kick Off Scathing Comedy Tour (Language)

    09/20/2019 6:08:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 20, 2019 | Allison Crist
    The comics gave their takes on ABC, the Kardashians, the #MeToo movement, Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K. and more at the opening night of their "Mr. and Mrs. America" tour in New York. Roseanne Barr and Andrew Dice Clay came out swinging at the opening night of their “Mr. and Mrs. America” tour on Thursday night, taking aim at the Kardashians, the #MeToo movement, ABC — the list goes on.
  • Islamist Organizations Only Elevate The ‘Right’ Muslims

    09/20/2019 9:07:50 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 8 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 09/20/2019 | David Swindle
    Among the fascinating phenomena of America’s most prominent Muslim activist organizations is how they decide which Muslims to lift up and which to ignore. Compare two recent comedy specials. One, Dave Chappelle’s newest Netflix special “Sticks & Stones,” which is generating intense reactions given its choice of material — including abortion, #MeToo, Transgenderism, “the alphabet people” (referring to the expanding acronym LGBTQIA+), and the implications of the “cancel culture,” which seeks to silence all who do not adhere to the “woke” doctrines of political correctness. Thinking about this hilariously offensive special brought to mind another recent comedy special that challenged...
  • Alec Baldwin Still Hates Playing Trump On ‘SNL’ But Says Parody Helps Fans “Manage Their Pain”

    09/06/2019 9:16:11 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    Deadline ^ | 09/06/19 | Greg Evans
    SNIP Reiterating his loathing for the role that he expressed in June, Baldwin tells former SNL regular Kevin Nealon on the latter’s new YouTube series Hiking with Kevin (watch it below), that the first couple seasons recurring as Trump were fine – “fun, fun, fun,” actually – but the role grew tiresome. “I don’t want to do it anymore,” Baldwin says bluntly, explaining that he doesn’t think the satire is having any impact on the real thing. “I don’t think it’s doing anything. It’s not doing anything good or bad for him.” The actor says the president “likes any attention...
  • Dave Chappelle ‘Sticks & Stones’: Why I’m not allowed to say f*ggot but allowed to say N-word?

    09/04/2019 6:17:35 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 78 replies
    Stick and Stones Special
    So she sits me down. We have a nice conversation. She tells me, “Oh, the sketches are great.” I go, “Oh, fantastic. Well, then… well, then, why am I here?” She said, “Because, David, there’s no way… that you can ever say the word… “f*ggot” on our network. I didn’t know I did anything wrong. I didn’t try to defend myself. I said, “All right. F*** it, I’ll take it out. Have a good afternoon.” And as I was leaving, it occurred to me. “Hey. Hey, Renée, quick question. It’s just a question. Seriously, I wanna know. Like, wh-why is...
  • Jeffery Epstein Security Guard Speaks

    08/16/2019 10:43:44 PM PDT · by Jayster · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/16/2019 | Tim Dillon
    I have to admit, he sounds legitimate. Need to get him in front of Congress ASAP.
  • Joe diGenova: “Declassified documents will be released this week … by Wednesday” (July 31st)….

    07/29/2019 4:38:50 PM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 17 replies
    Speaking to WMAL radio, former U.S. Attorney Joe diGenova informs the audience that declassified documents will begin to be made public starting Wednesday July 31st. Additionally, Mr. diGenova states confidently that U.S. Attorney John Durham is not conducting a “review”, but is conducting a full criminal investigation with a grand jury empaneled and currently receiving testimony from witnesses.
  • Jerry Seinfeld: Comedy’s Superman

    07/25/2019 6:38:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 94 replies ^ | July 25, 2019 | Chris Stigall
    If you have a sense of humor you find Jerry Seinfeld funny. If not his classic sitcom, you have to enjoy his standup. (Confession? I enjoy his standup more). But Jerry Seinfeld has become more important than funny in the last few years. Seinfeld has become the bravest comedian of our time and anyone who loves comedy owes him a debt of gratitude. It’s getting harder to find comedians who take risks. By risks, I mean saying things they’re not “supposed” to say to a clapping seal audience. I’ve long written about the court jesters of late night who’ve been...
  • The ladies of ‘The Deplorables’ comedy team sing the praises of Trump, GOP (Video)

    07/08/2019 12:15:53 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 8 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 7/8/19 | Jon Dougherty
    There isn’t much today in the way of entertainment celebrating conservatism, America, and President Donald Trump, but three young, beautiful ladies are making a splash with patriotic — an humorous — songs about all three. They call themselves “The Deplorable Choir,” and they’ve just released a new video song that not only encapsulates the greatness of being an American, regardless of race, creed, sex, or any other defining characteristic.
  • Mad Magazine Is Dead

    07/06/2019 3:05:34 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 52 replies
    Reason magazine ^ | 7.4.2019 1:15 PM | BRIAN DOHERTY
    The comic magazine's ability to rib culture, politics, and business shaped the boomer mentality, and we should be grateful.The comics community is abuzz with the news that Mad magazine will, after two more issues, cease publication of original material and abandon newsstand distribution, becoming a reprint title available only in comic book shops (with the exception, Hollywood Reporter reports, of one special issue a year of new content). Mad began life as a comic book in 1952, the brainchild of then-obscure New York cartoonist Harvey Kurtzman, published by William Gaines' E.C. Comics. Through his work in Mad's formative years and...
  • Arte Johnson, ‘Laugh-In’ Star, Dies at 90

    07/05/2019 3:23:51 PM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 36 replies
    Variety ^ | July 3 2019 | Pat Saperstein
    Comedian and actor Arte Johnson, Emmy-winning star of 1960s and ’70s comedy sketch show “Laugh-In,” died July 3 in Los Angeles of heart failure. He was 90 and had been battling bladder and prostate cancer. On “Laugh-In,” he was most familiar as Wolfgang, the heavily accented German soldier who thought World War II was still going on. His catchphrase “Very interesting…” was one of many that caught on from the hit show. Johnson won one Emmy for the show and was nominated two more times.
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  • Comedian Jo Brand says ‘throw BATTERY ACID at politicians instead of milkshakes’ (UK)

    06/12/2019 10:11:09 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    SUN UK ^ | 12 Jun 2019 | Richard Wheatstone
    COMEDIAN Jo Brand has been slammed after saying politicians should have battery acid thrown at them instead of milkshakes. The telly star, 61, was appearing on BBC Radio 4 when she joked about recent milkshake attacks on politicians such as Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage. Farage, who had milkshake thrown on him while campaigning in Newcastle ahead of the EU elections last month, called for police to take action over 'incitement of violence'. Speaking on the Heresy show last night, Brand said: “Certain unpleasant characters are being thrown to the fore, and they’re very, very easy to hate. “And I’m...
  • Actor Michael Palin receives his knighthood from Prince William in 50th anniversary year of [tr]

    06/12/2019 7:55:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 92 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 12, 2019 | Rory Tingle
    Sir Michael Palin managed to suppress a joke when collecting the 'unbelievable' honour of a knighthood from the Duke of Cambridge for his post-Monty Python career. The writer and broadcaster was dubbed a knight by William for services to travel, culture and geography, making him the first star of the sketch show to receive the honour. The investiture ceremony was also attended by Vernon Unsworth, one of the divers who aided in the perilous rescue of a young football team trapped in a Thai cave.
  • How the Cosby Story Finally Went Viral — And Why It Took So Long

    06/09/2019 2:48:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    LongReads ^ | June 6, 2019 | Nicole Weisensee Egan
    In October 2014 Bill Cosby was in the middle of a career resurgence. His biography by former Newsweek editor Mark Whitaker had just come out to rave reviews and was climbing the bestseller list. He had a comedy special coming up on Netflix and was in development with NBC to star in a family sitcom. He was about to embark on another comedy tour based on a special that had aired on Comedy Central the year before. The special, Far from Finished, was Cosby’s first stand-up TV special in three decades, and it attracted two million viewers. It was as...
  • China adds Washington Post, Guardian to 'Great Firewall' blacklist

    06/09/2019 4:29:21 AM PDT · by cba123 · 20 replies
    Ctpost ^ | June 8, 2019 | Gerry Shih, The Washington Post
    BEIJING - Websites of The Washington Post and the Guardian appear to now be blocked in China as the country's government further tightens its so-called "Great Firewall" censorship apparatus as it navigates a politically sensitive period. (Please see link for full article)
  • Comic/Pianist Owen Benjamin Holds Forth Musically on Amy Schumer's Expanding Waistline

    05/08/2019 8:55:47 PM PDT · by gaijin · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 8th, 2019 | Author
    Pianist/Comic Owen Benjamin holds forth musically on Amy Schumer's expanding waistline. Banned by Hollywood, Twitter and Patreon, Owen Benjamin now lives on a farm in upstate New York, relying on fans to snail-mail in contributions. Having become a new father, his career problems began in Hollywood when he announced that the transgender organization is part of a eugenics program funded by Bill Gates to lower the world population. Benjamin also accused Hollywood actor Jesse Thorn of being a child molester for strongly encouraging his child to become transgender. The actor, musician and comic was later accused of using anti-LGBT slurs.
  • Steven Crowder - Channel Ban Update - Will they SUE..? (YouTube 3 Strike Ban)

    04/30/2019 6:47:57 PM PDT · by gaijin · 7 replies
    Louder With Crowder ^ | May 30th, 2019 | Author
    Steven Crowder's "Louder With Crowder YouTube Channel received three strikes. Louder With Crowder is in danger of being permanently banned, owing to liberal activism opposed to a recent musical parody. In the parody, a rock-and-rollified Trump character plays a highly altered version of a famous song in order to make a nuanced political point. With his channel in peril, Steven Crowder hired an attorney to negotiate with YouTube. Per the YouTube/Crowder agreement, Crowder's three strikes were knocked back to just one under the condition that Crowder recognize the remaining one as a "hard strike". Crowder is now also embroiled in...
  • Late Night TV Lies and Lies and Lies ...

    04/30/2019 1:00:42 PM PDT · by HollywoodInToto · 11 replies
    Hollywood In Toto ^ | 4/30/19 | Christian Toto
    Stephen Colbert lied to attack President Trump. Again. It's the new normal for late night "comedians."