Jimmy Fallon is facing backlash after a 20-year-old video of him in blackface portraying Chris Rock on "Saturday Night Live" resurfaced online. The hashtag jimmyfallonisoverparty began trending early Tuesday with Twitter users calling out the "Tonight Show" host for the racist skit, which first aired in 2000 and also features "SNL" alum Darrell Hammond. In […]
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The husband of a leading protester campaigning to “reopen” North Carolina has said he and his fellow protesters are “willing to kill people” as they fight to overturn their state’s lockdown order.Adam Smith, whose wife Ashley was arrested at a recent protest in the state capital of Raleigh, said in his video that the only just response to the lockdown was to treat it as a fight against tyrannical government domination.
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In a now viral video, a white woman in Central Park called police on a black man, who says he simply asked for her dog to be leashed.
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If it’s American, on TV and made you laugh in the past 25 years, the chances are Greg Daniels had something to do with it. The US sitcom supremo cut his teeth writing for Saturday Night Live, Seinfeld and The Simpsons, before going on to co-create King of the Hill (with Mike Judge) and Parks and Recreation (with Mike Schur), as well as developing the all-conquering US version of The Office. Fittingly, the man who is making lockdown bearable – The US Office and Parks & Rec have become the comfort-watch choice for millions self-isolating on either side of the Atlantic – has two new sitcoms this month. One takes on Big Tech, the other takes on Donald Trump. If the first, Upload, sounds a little derivative – the Amazon series is another in a long line of afterlife comedies, though more on that later – Space Force, which launches on Netflix on Friday, couldn’t be fresher. It stars Steve Carell, who co-created the show, as General Mark R Naird, a three-star general and former ace pilot, who dreams of leading the US Air Force. Instead he gets the promotion nobody wanted and winds up heading the Space Force, Donald Trump’s much-mocked “Star Wars” division. Naird’s president wants military boots on the Moon by 2024. He must deliver. Does this represent Daniels’s first steps into overtly political comedy? “We’re set in a very political time,” he says, speaking down the line from locked-down New York. “But our intention is that everyone can watch the show, we don’t want to make it divisive. It’s similar to King of the Hill [about the staunchly Republican patriarch Hank Hill], which got good comedy from controversial subjects, but always presented the conservative characters from a position of trying to be accurate, not hostile. "Naird is motivated by patriotism, but he’s trapped between the politicians, who are pushing for one thing, and the scientists, who are the voice of reality. I think that some people may feel that it is not as much mockery as they were expecting. But it’s making a political point in a different way.” It is, refreshingly, a world away from Saturday Night Live’s on-the-nose playground satire.