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John Oliver on impeachment: ‘The case for inaction is starting to get weak’

The Last Week Tonight host made a case for impeaching Trump in the name of equality and fairness under the law On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver discussed the growing calls for impeachment and what it might actually mean for Donald Trump and Democrats. Ever since this president was elected, some people have been dying to see him impeached, sometimes literally, Oliver opened, showing an Inside Edition clip where two old men passed away only after their families told them impeachment had begun. But the question of impeachment hasnt just…

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Why SNL Writer Sam Jay Hates Performing Comedy for Woke Kids

wrote when I returned from this years South by Southwest festival, I got to see a ton of stand-up comedy sets during my week in Austin, Texas. But nothing I saw came close to topping the experience of watching Sam Jay. Just six years into her career as a comedian, Jay has become one of the fastest rising stars in the comedy world. After joining Saturday Night Live as a writer in the fall of 2017, the Atlanta-born, Boston-raised comic put out her first album The Last Laugh podcast from…

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Stephen Colbert on Ben Carson: Not a rocket scientist, only a brain surgeon

Late-night hosts poked fun at the possibility of the presidents case being seen by Merrick Garland and Ben Carsons Oreo error Late-night hosts focused on Donald Trumps latest failure in court and the prospect of one of his cases being seen by the former supreme court nominee Merrick Garland. Stephen Colbert The Late Show with Stephen Colbert opened with a direct jab at the presidents losing battle with Congress, with the host telling his audience: If you pay attention, you know that Donald Trump and Congress are fighting. I would…

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Samantha Bee: It Felt Awful to Be Snubbed for Jon Stewarts Job

announced that he was stepping down as host of The Daily Show in early 2015, there was one name that floated to the top of the list for those whose job it is to wildly speculate about who might succeed him: Samantha Bee. At that point, Bee had spent 12 years at the show, making her its longest-serving correspondenta distinction she still holds four years later. John Oliver, who had filled in for Stewart two summers earlier while the host myself included) Bee was the obvious choice. When I suggest…

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Bill Murray and Adam Driver Fight Zombies in MAGA-Infested Small-Town America

Massively self-aware and not nearly as audacious as it could have been, The Dead Dont Die, Jim Jarmuschs comic zombie film, proved to be a surprisingly innocuous choice to open the 72nd Cannes Film Festival. Although no one would have expected Jarmusch, an emblematic senior statesman of American independent cinema, to have helmed a traditional horror movie, The Dead Dont Die is stymied by an intermittent desire to eviscerate the conventions of zombie movies and a countervailing urge to pay homage played languidly by Bill Murray, Cliff Robertsonthe rugged star,…

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Seth Meyers: Trump ‘creates myths about himself until the truth comes out’

Late-night hosts discussed Trumps brewing trade war with China and the effect it could have on the American public Late-night hosts focused on Trumps trade war with China and the ongoing problem that is Rudy Giuliani. Seth Meyers On Late Night with Seth Meyers, the host took a closer look at the recent events of the Trump administration. Meyers first touched on Trump trying to cozy up to the Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orbn, a far-right strongman who has chipped away at democratic liberties during his time in office, who…

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Seth Meyers: Trump ‘creates myths about himself until the truth comes out’

Late-night hosts discussed Trumps brewing trade war with China and the effect it could have on the American public Late-night hosts focused on Trumps trade war with China and the ongoing problem that is Rudy Giuliani. Seth Meyers On Late Night with Seth Meyers, the host took a closer look at the recent events of the Trump administration. Meyers first touched on Trump trying to cozy up to the Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orbn, a far-right strongman who has chipped away at democratic liberties during his time in office, who…

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Seth Meyers: Trump ‘creates myths about himself until the truth comes out’

Late-night hosts discussed Trumps brewing trade war with China and the effect it could have on the American public Late-night hosts focused on Trumps trade war with China and the ongoing problem that is Rudy Giuliani. Seth Meyers On Late Night with Seth Meyers, the host took a closer look at the recent events of the Trump administration. Meyers first touched on Trump trying to cozy up to the Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orbn, a far-right strongman who has chipped away at democratic liberties during his time in office, who…

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Trevor Noah pans ‘professional tickle monster’ Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign

Late-night hosts discussed the former vice-presidents presidential bid and Trumps angry response to it Late-night hosts discussed Joe Bidens presidential campaign and the coup attempt in Venezuela. Trevor Noah The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) Biden could take a page out of Trumps book: instead of letting a verbal miscue trip him up, just create a new reality and plow right through! May 1, 2019 Trevor Noah focused entirely on former vice-president and professional tickle monster Joe Biden and his entry into the presidential race, particularly his Pittsburgh rally, on The Daily…

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Now is the perfect time to catch up with FXX’s bright, bitter ‘You’re the Worst’

Gretchen (Aya Cash) is poised to be a beautiful, blushing bride in Season 5 of 'You're The Worst.'Image: byron cohen/fxx It may be entering its final season, but there’s never been a better time to catch up on You’re The Worst.  FXX’s caustic comedy about has always stood separate from its exhausted genre. If TV shows about friends muddling through early adulthood gathered at a party, You’re The Worst would be the clique in the corner, throwing back tequila shots and talking shit before starting some real drama. SEE ALSO:…

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Here’s who did and didn’t nail Trump comedy in 2018

Image: hbo / nbc / shutterstock From one wild White House Correspondents’ Dinner to a hidden camera show that changed the game, 2018’s comedy landscape was brimming with political takedowns. At the center of it all: Donald J. Trump.  Whether you delight in partisan mockery or find the whole situation terrifying and exhausting, you were almost certainly audience to one or more orange zingers this year. Wondering who mastered the craft and who failed to stick the landing? Don’t worry, we kept track so you didn’t have to.  SEE ALSO:…

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Insatiable: how offensive is Netflix’s controversial new comedy?

The story of a girl who loses weight and takes revenge on her bullies has already inspired an online petition for fat-shaming One of the recurring images on Netflixs new show, Insatiable, is that of the shows heroine, Patty, played by Debby Ryan, gorging on food. While my classmates were out losing their virginity, she says in the first episode, I was at home stuffing another hole. The shows palpable disgust for Pattys desire for food is visceral. Throughout the series, anytime Patty feels out-of-control, angry, desperate or sad, she…

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