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8 items from 2016


Chappelle’s Show Co-creator Neal Brennan Discusses the Black White-Supremacist Sketch

3 February 2016 2:01 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

When the first episode of Chappelle's Show aired in January 2003, audiences were blown away by an audacious Frontline parody about Clayton Bigsby, a blind black man who also happened to be a leader in the white-supremacy movement. Among the many offensive lines: "The message of my books is very simple: niggers, Jews, homo-sexuals, Mexican, A-rabs, and all different sorts of chinks stink, and I hate 'em!" Created by Dave Chappelle and white comedian, actor, and director Neal Brennan, the nine-minute bit was an immediate hit among fans and remains a historically daring sketch. Vulture caught up with Brennan to discuss how the segment was inspired by Dave's blind grandfather, Comedy Central's reaction, and why they didn't think it was any different from their other sketches.What were the origins of the sketch? It was based on Dave's grandfather, who was mixed-race and blind. The day Martin Luther King got shot, »

- Dan Reilly

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Neal Brennan’s ‘3 Mics’ Moves To New York With Get Lifted Backing

29 January 2016 12:15 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Get Lifted partners John Legend, Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius have come aboard to produce 3 Mics, a one-man show written and performed by Chappelle’s Show co-creator Neal Brennan that will be playing at the Lynn Redgrave Theater beginning next month. The veteran stand-up comic is making his New York theatrical debut in the off-Broadway show, which begins performances February 23 with the official run set for March 3-13. official open. Drew Barr, who directed War Horse… »

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Amy Schumer Denies Joke Stealing, Accuses Comedian Tammy Pescatelli of 'Trying to Get Something Going'

20 January 2016 5:00 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Amy Schumer is sticking up for herself. The Trainwreck star denied allegations of joke theft after a video was released comparing her material to other comedians' gags. Schumer, 34, vehemently refuted the claims on Twitter Wednesday, and also defended herself during an appearance on the Jim Norton Advice Show on Sirius Xm's Opie Radio. "On my life, I have never and would never steal a joke," the star tweeted. The video alleged that Schumer stole jokes from Kathleen Madigan, Wendy Liebman, Tammy Pescatelli, and the late Patrice O'Neal. On my life, I have never and would never steal a joke.— Amy Schumer »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Amy Schumer Denies Joke Stealing, Accuses Comedian Tammy Pescatelli of 'Trying to Get Something Going'

20 January 2016 5:00 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Amy Schumer is sticking up for herself. The Trainwreck star denied allegations of joke theft after a video was released comparing her material to other comedians' gags. Schumer, 34, vehemently refuted the claims on Twitter Wednesday, and also defended herself during an appearance on the Jim Norton Advice Show on Sirius Xm's Opie Radio. "On my life, I have never and would never steal a joke," the star tweeted. The video alleged that Schumer stole jokes from Kathleen Madigan, Wendy Liebman, Tammy Pescatelli, and the late Patrice O'Neal. On my life, I have never and would never steal a joke.— Amy Schumer »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Code Black Video: Angus' 'All-Star' Brother Returns — With Big News

19 January 2016 4:12 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Did someone order 200 CCs of simmering sibling rivalry, stat?

This Wednesday on Code Black, (CBS, 10/9c), Tommy Dewey (Casual, The Mindy Project) boards the freshman drama in a major role, as Angus’ older brother, Mike. And as seen in the exclusive sneak peek above, Angus is alternately excited — and then a bit puzzled — by his brother’s presence at Angels Memorial.

What brings the “all-star” ER doctor back to L.A.? And why might he stay? Press play for those answers and more.

RelatedRenewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

Elsewhere in the episode, »

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Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Scandal, Sleepy Hollow, Castle, The Flash, Once, Supernatural, Grey's, Reign and More

19 January 2016 11:18 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Will a Scandal secret keep? Will Once Upon a Time make a nod to Neal? Is three a crowd on Castle? What was behind that Criminal absence? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.

RelatedScandal’s Kerry Washington: Olivia’s ‘Different’ in Wake of Abortion, Breakup

Will Scandal‘s Olivia tell anyone about the abortion? –bevoette

Obviously, “It’s up to Olivia” who knows and doesn’t know, says Katie Lowes. But seeing as the season picks up (on Feb. 11) a full six months later, “Time has kind of done its thing to everybody, »

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Second Chance Stars Talk 'Wise' Name Change, 'Provocative' New Drama

13 January 2016 5:00 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Mary Shelley can rest easy in her grave now that Fox’s upcoming series Second Chance (premiering Wednesday at 9/8c) has dropped its original moniker, The Frankenstein Code.

VideosSecond Chance Trailer: New Fox Drama Sends Resurrected Cop on a Rampage

“Using a name like that just for brand recognition — when [the show] has almost nothing to do with Mary Shelley whatsoever — is disingenuous, and it’s a disservice to Mary Shelley,” star Rob Kazinsky says.

The new drama about a 75-year-old, former L.A. County Sheriff (played by guest star Philip Baker Hall) who is resurrected in the body of much younger, »

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Cooper Barrett's Guide: Does the Fox Comedy Have What It Takes to Survive?

3 January 2016 5:59 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Don’t let the title of Fox’s newest comedy fool you: Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life has little to no idea how to survive much of anything — at least not yet.

RelatedJane Kaczmarek, Alan Ruck Recruited to Play Cooper Barrett‘s Parents

The oddball sitcom, which premiered Sunday, follows a trio of twentysomethings in the uncertain decade following college, and the hijinks that ensue as they attempt to strike out on their own.

The Parker Lewis Can’t Lose/Hangover-inspired hybrid takes place in present day, where our eponymous life guide Cooper (Jack Cutmore-ScottKingsman: The Secret Service »

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