Four years ago with Jon Stewart signing off the nightly airwaves and Stephen Colbert leaving the relative freedom of Comedy Central for the more tightly regulated network world, I worried about the future of political satire on TV. But as of last weekend, I am officially worried no more.
A modest provocateur, stand-up comedian Hari Kondabolu has performed on a variety of late-night talk shows, had his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents stand-up special, hosts a podcast with his brother Ashok ("Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Project") formerly of the laughing-but-very-serious rap group Das Racist, and was a staff writer for the short-lived FX stand-up comedy television series, "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell," a show that, given the current conversations surrounding race in
In a culture where we whip ourselves into instant media rages and then move on forgetting only days later what it was that so upset us, maybe Trevor Noah's tweets won't be such a big deal by the weekend.
If you drive downtown on the Jones Falls Expressway, you might have noticed a new billboard just south of Orleans Street featuring a blurry image of George Washington and the word ¿DRUNK¿ in big bold letters.
Nearly 17,000 Broadstripe cable TV subscribers could temporarily lose channels such MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, VH1 and BET if the Anne Arundel County cable provider and Viacom fail to reach an agreement by Tuesday.
"It's crazy," Josh Charles said in a telephone interview late Monday night. "I didn't know it would be this intense -- the kindness and emotion of the emails, the tweets and the texts. It's like you get to watch your life after you're dead. It's bittersweet, but it's really, really special."
Comedy Central's "Drunk History," which features inebriated storytellers recounting historical events, filmed at Mother's Federal Hill Grille on Jan. 9, 2014. The show's creator/host, Derek Waters, is a Lutherville native.
Derek Waters says having Dave Grohl accept an invitation to play a guest role on his new TV show was a dream come true. He also describes the idea of working alongside modern rock royalty as "petrifying."
Amy Schumer can tell a story. Knowing how to craft a short narrative and make it pay off with a laugh has, after all, helped make her one of the hottest comedians on TV and the concert circuit these days.
After seeing Obama on Comedy Central last week talking about the deaths of four Americans as not being "optimal," I have come to believe Obama has taken this TV game to an extreme that demeans the process, the office and possibly even the sacrifice of Americans who are serious and selfless enough to risk their lives for this nation.
The biggest winner Sunday at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards had to be Showtime's "Homeland," which took the top three drama awards in an upset over such favorites as "Mad Men" and "Downton Abbey." But, Baltimore-based productions and stars had a very big night, too.
While the cape-wearing, Batman-undies clad spectator who disrupted the Orioles' Opening Day victory has received plenty of notoriety – 100,000 views and counting for a video posted to YouTube, a write-up on Deadspin, and a topic of discussion on morning radio – he wasn't charged for the game-halting stunt.