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Massive oral history of Election Day 2016 reveals what it was like in SNL writer's room

In case anyone had been able to forget for even a single blissful second, it’s almost been exactly one year since Donald Trump became our president. Since then, he’s tried and failed to enact a travel ban; tried and failed to keep transgender people out of the military; picked fights with Kim Jong Un, the Bushes, and …

Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, and Ellen DeGeneres show up to ruin your favorite Netflix dramas

Back in September, billboards declaring that “Netflix is a joke” began peppering the avenues of L.A. and New York. Some thought it might be an attack on the streaming giant, as the company has no doubt fundamentally changed the way we consume media and not everybody is happy about it. Turns out, however, that it was…

New Def Comedy Jam special lines up Dave Chappelle, Martin Lawrence, Tiffany Haddish, and more

It’s been 25 years since Russell Simmons brought his Def Comedy Jam series to HBO, helping launch the careers of Dave Chappelle, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, Chris Tucker, Adele Givens, Tiffany Haddish, and so many other influential comedians. And all those vets are teaming up to explore and celebrate the show’s…

Jon Stewart goes off on neo-Nazis and Trump, a.k.a. “Fuckface Von Clownstick”

Dave Chappelle’s Radio City Music Hall residency got a visit from Jon Stewart last night, who, as one of the “special guests” promised in the lineup, addressed both the new, hoodless Klan members running around Charlottesville as well as the Trump tweet that helped birth “Fuckface Von Clownstick.” Stewart veered from…

Dave Chappelle adds Chance The Rapper, Lauryn Hill to his Radio City Music Hall residency

Dave Chappelle will follow up this year’s comedy specials with a residency at Radio City Music Hall this summer, where he’ll be joined by Donald Glover—in what may well one of his final performances as Childish Gambino—as well as Chris Rock and Ali Wong. Now Consequence Of Sound reports that Chance The Rapper, who …

The real story behind Charlie Murphy’s basketball game with Prince

Today marks the one-year anniversary of Prince’s passing and, unfortunately, it’s been colored by legal battles and restricted music rather than recollection. Last week, we also lost one of his friends, Chappelle’s Show alum Charlie Murphy. Murphy was always a memorable part of the series, and some might say it was…

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