• Crazy Rich Asians star Awkwafina joins Jumanji sequel

    Awkwafina is confirmed to star in the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sequel. The crossover comedic actress and rapper will join returning cast members Dewayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Nick Jonas, and Karen Gillan in an unannounced, but apparently significant, role. The casting adds to Awkwafina’s fast-growing list of credits—just for 2019 alone. She is working with an all-female writing room to create a 10-episode, half-hour series for Comedy Central, simply

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    Chris Rock will direct Saving Kenan pilot at NBC but we’re all talking about Kenan Thompson’s SNL future

    Chris Rock will direct the new Kenan Thompson pilot for NBC, called Saving Kenan. The announcement is just one more item making Thompson’s fans wonder if he will leave Saturday Night Live after this season. Thompson holds the record of longest-tenured SNL cast member with 16 seasons to his name. He continues to express his gratitude being on SNL as reports about other cast members’ futures percolate. Rock and Thompson crossed

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    Bo Burnham film Eighth Grade keeps winning awards; adds WGA win

    Bo Burnham shocked Hollywood with another surprising win for Eighth Grade. Burnham won the Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award for Best Original Screenplay, with just a week until the Oscars. The winner of this award is often a contender for Best Picture at the Oscars, so Burnham’s win was especially meaningful. Eighth Grade wins despite 0 Oscar nominations The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences did not nominate

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    Don Cheadle wore a pro-trans shirt on SNL; Queer Twitter rejoices

    People are praising Saturday Night Live host Don Cheadle for standing up in defense of trans youth. Cheadle hosted SNL in what was a bounceback episode for the Saturday night sketch series. When he introduced musical guest Gary Clark Jr., the Black Monday star sported a shirt saying, “Protect trans kids” in all caps. The silent but powerful message was a reminder that trans children, as well as much of

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    Saturday Night Live recap: Don Cheadle leads SNL bounceback episode

    It’s surprising this was Don Cheadle’s first time hosting Saturday Night Live since the Avengers star has been a household name for years. Cheadle brought his acting chops to every role he played Saturday night no matter how silly, which really elevated this week’s SNL. While some sketches fell a little flat, there were a lot of hits. Most of those hits came from risky or flat out weird sketches

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    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: These stars just landed big pay raises

    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel stars Rachel Brosnahan and Tony Shalhoub will take home a major pay increase for the Amazon show’s upcoming third season, according to a report from Deadline. Brosnahan and Shalhoub signed new deals, with fellow co-star Alex Borstein in final salary negotiations. The raises are not without merit. After two successful seasons—garnering eight Emmys and a Golden Globe to name a few of its accolades—it makes sense for the

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    Late night round-up: Adam Sandler, Nathan Macintosh, Jenny Zigrino, Byron Bowers

    Love was in the air this Valentine’s Day week on the late night talk shows. The lovey-dovey feelings even penetrated some of the stand-up sets this week. Jenny Zigrino shared some dating gaffes while Adam Sandler helped Jimmy Fallon celebrate five years on The Tonight Show with a little serenade. Nathan Macintosh and Byron Bowers, both late night vets, came in with great sets and tight jokes. All are certainly

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    RuPaul’s Drag Race: Every comedian who ever sashayed down the runway

    RuPaul’s Drag Race is an entertainment juggernaut. After ten seasons of the show, a lot of talent has sashayed their way down the mainstage. From Drag Race’s humble beginnings on Logo to the bright lights of VH1, hundreds of celebrity guests and judges joined RuPaul for a shot on the runway. While some celebrity appearances like Henry Rollins or Nancy Pelosi might have left viewers scratching their heads, comedians and

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    Did you see Mo’Nique and Steve Harvey get into it on Steve?

    Mo’Nique has some real issues with Hollywood and those issues put her at odds with Steve Harvey on his daytime talk show, Steve, on Wednesday. The comedian and actress went on Harvey’s show to discuss how she had been “blackballed” by Hollywood for the last 10 years since her Oscar-winning performance in the 2009 movie, Precious. Steve Harvey calls out Mo’Nique’s Hollywood reputation The interview begins with Harvey calling out that

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    Schitt’s Creek proves Pop TV is the next great comedy network you should be watching

    Schitt’s Creek is the little comedy show that could. The Eugene Levy-led sitcom you’ve probably seen ads for on the subway wavers between a cult classic and a sleeper hit. However, after it was nominated last year for the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Comedy Series, the Canadian comedy seems to have finally found some love from the mainstream. If you ever streamed Schitt’s Creek in the U.S., you

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    All That revival confirmed at Nickelodeon; Kenan Thompson will “be around”

    Ready yet? Get set. All That is coming back to Nickelodeon! The hit kids sketch show will return with former cast member Kenan Thompson as executive producer. All That ran from 1994 to 2005 on Nickelodeon launching the careers of many comedy actors. In addition to the SNL star, Amanda Bynes, Nick Cannon, Kel Mitchell, and Gabriel Iglesias all got their big breaks on the tween version of Saturday Night

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    Last Call with Carson Daly ending after 17 years; NBC ponders replacement

    NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly is ending after 2,000 episodes. Carson Daly tweeted on Tuesday, “Yes, Last Call is wrapping up! I’m forever grateful & proud to all who have worked w us over the years.” The show, which has aired at 1:30 a.m. for 17 years, will end this season, but NBC has not yet announced a final date. Last Call is a half-hour late night show featuring

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    Samantha Bee revives Not the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

    Samantha Bee is getting ready to roast President Donald Trump. No, she has not officially joined the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) and she is not hosting their annual gala dinner in April. Instead, she’s bringing back her Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on the same night because the WHCA “doesn’t have the balls to face a comedian.” In a video posted on Monday, Bee says, “Someone’s gotta roast

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    Crank Yankers revived at Comedy Central; The Other Two renewed

    Comedy Central announced Monday night that it will revive Crank Yankers with 20 all-new episodes. Crank Yankers ran from 2002-2007 on Comedy Central starring profane puppets making prank calls. The cable network also announced a full slate of projects for 2019. In the revival, the titular Crank Yankers will target people not just on phones, but on social media, e-sport platforms, and “any venue where trouble can be made,” according

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    David Spade gets Comedy Central late night show in haunted time slot

    Comedy Central will let David Spade host a late night show in their seemingly haunted 11:30 p.m. time slot. Spade will follow The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Monday through Thursday in the half-hour series. Since Stephen Colbert left Comedy Central to host The Late Show on CBS, no show has quite solidified itself at 11:30 on the comedy network. The David Spade late night show will feature the Saturday

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