SNL’s newest cast member! Sasheer Zamata! Details here: http://www.deadline.com/2014/01/saturday-night-live-adds-sasheer-zamata-black-cast-member/
Posts tagged comedy
Will you be watching Amy’s new show? Hope so!
The Mindy Project's first episode is streaming for free on Hulu! Check out Mindy Kaling's new show now before it airs on FOX. I really enjoyed the pilot and will definitely be watching when it starts this fall…
Stephen Colbert on Super PACs. Part of his post-Peabody Awards interview.
Dora the Explorer faux movie trailer (with Ariel Winter): “Modern Family” star breaks skulls and language barriers
Finally! David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, the team behind Will & Grace, have a new TV show that has been in the works for a while. It’s called “Partners” and is based on their relationship — a gay man and a straight man who are close friends and business partners.
Back in 2008, I attended a taping of the pilot when Josh Cooke, Alan Tudyk, Sarah Lafleur and Ty Burrell had the lead roles. (A year prior, Jay Mohr, Brian Austin Green, Jessica Capshaw, and Vanessa Lengies were attached.) It now features Sophia Bush, Brandon Routh, David Krumholtz and Michael Urie. I don’t care who’s in it, I’m just glad it is officially going on the air this fall. Thanks, CBS!
“Kate will be the first ever out lesbian on Saturday Night Live in its 37 years on air. The show has had its fair share of lesbian skits, kisses and jokes, but the addition of a real live lesbian comic is really something to celebrate. Some blogs are bemoaning SNL’s choice to add another white woman to the cast instead of a desperately needed woman of color, but this is a landmark of its own.”
“She was once frazzled but smart, harried but competent, capable of wrangling a bunch of crazy people and then slumping at the end of the day, exhausted but minimally victorious. Now, she’s just dumb, incapable of making her own decisions, and her relationship with Jack is entirely out of balance.”
“Even though women thrived in comedy last year — from “Bridesmaids” at the multiplexes to fall’s biggest TV hit, “2 Broke Girls” — Brill booked only one female comic out of 22 standups in 2011.”
“Does being a part of one traditionally disenfranchised group give you carte blanche to make fun of other traditionally disenfranchised groups?”