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Comedian Bill Burr Rails Against Outrage Culture

The Last Laugh podcast. I watch Turner Classic Movies for a week. I dont need to be listening to all of that crap, because so much of it is negative. Like his friend and one-time mentor Dave Chappelle, who launched a think pieces when his most recent special dropped on Netflix a couple of weeks earlier, Burr has become known for pushing buttons with deliberately controversial jokes. Dave Chappelle said something nice to me in the early 2000s and I held onto that for like five years, he recalls. No…

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Jordan Klepper Throws Alex Jones Hate Speech Back at Him

Jordan Kleppers nightly show The Opposition but the comedian still gets a sparkle in his eye when he talks about Alex Jones. The former Daily Show correspondent has since moved on to host the weekly docuseries Klepper for the network, leaving behind the this weeks episode of The Last Laugh podcast. They love to go online and come at you. I cant remember what it was that set him off but he did a whole rant about it, he continues. The big joke he had was that nobody could remember…

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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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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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