Dave Chappelle’s The Closer premiered on Netflix in October 2021 to much controversy because of his jokes about “marginalized people” (i.e. transgender). Well Dave Chappelle has landed two Emmy nods for his standup special.
Via CNN Business: In October Chappelle’s special thrust Netflix (NFLX) into one of the biggest crises in the company’s history. But the streaming giant stood by “The Closer,” despite it being criticized as transphobic by some LGBTQ+ advocates, artists and even Netflix’s own employees, who staged a walkout amid the controversy. Ted Sarandos, the company’s co-CEO and chief content officer, soon acknowledged that he “screwed up” and could have done a better job in terms of communicating with Netflix employees. Although Sarandos apologized, he told The Wall Street Journal that he wouldn’t second guess the decision to release Chappelle’s special. “We have articulated to our employees that there are going to be things you don’t like,” Sarandos told the Journal in October. “There are going to be things that you might feel are harmful. But we are trying to entertain a world with varying tastes and varying sensibilities and various beliefs, and I think this special was consistent with that.”
The Closer” is nominated for variety special and directing for a variety special.
The 74th Emmy Awards will air on NBC September 12.
For #PRIDE 2022 Netflix has put together a Historic Celebration & Performance of the best in LGBT Comedy. Legends, headliners, and emerging talent that performed at The Greek Theatre for an unforgettable gay stand-up event.
Hosted by Billy Eichner, Eichner made a passing reference to the Hollywood Bowl incident involving Dave Chapelle, who was attacked last month onstage.
“Let’s be honest, no one knows what’s going to happen tonight,” he said in the new special. “Comedy is a very violent place these days, alright? There are comedians getting attacked at the Oscars, there are comedians getting attacked at the Hollywood Bowl. But we are the LGBTQ community. We are sophisticated, we are chic, and we are above all that nonsense, right? So let’s please hold ourselves to a higher standard. Please, nobody jump onstage and try to body slam Lily Tomlin.”
Headliners include: Eddie Izzard, Margaret Cho, Sandra Bernhard, Tig Notaro, Wanda Sykes, and Rosie O’Donnell. Featuring: Solomon Georgio, Sam Jay, River Butcher, Patti Harrison, Matteo Lane, Marsha Warfield, Mae Martin, Judy Gold, Joel Kim Booster, James Adomian, Guy Branum, Gina Yashere, Bob the Drag Queen, Trixie Mattel, Scott Thompson, Todd Glass.
Has the quarantine and video meetings been working your last gay nerve? Well the team at Socia(lites) Comedy have created the brilliantly hysterical “Zoom Block Tango”, a riff on “Chicago”’s “Cell Block Tango”. It’s fucking brilliant.
Former Monty Python member and filmmaker Terry Gilliam went off about the current demands for diversity on screen in an interview at the the 2018 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
Gilliam was asked about remarks made by the controller of BBC comedy Shane Allen who in May said about Monty Python, that audiences now demand diversity, and that the legendary comedy troupe could not happen today: “If you’re going to assemble a team now, it’s not going to be six Oxbridge white blokes. It’s going to be a diverse range of people who reflect the modern world.”
“I’m no longer a white man, I’m a black lesbian. But seriously, it’s really crazy. In the BBC, it is true that every little group of people on this planet must be represented in everything they broadcast. It made me cry: the idea that … no longer six white Oxbridge men can make a comedy show. Now we need one of this, one of that; everybody represented… this is bullsh*t…I no longer want to be a white male. I don’t want to be blamed for everything wrong in the world: I tell the world now I’m a black lesbian… My name is Loretta and I’m a BLT, a black lesbian in transition. [His] statement made me so angry, all of us so angry. Comedy is not assembled, it’s not like putting together a boy band where you put together one of this, one of that everyone is represented.
Monty Python co-founder and longtime actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer John Cleese takes on political correctness.
The essence of comedy is being critical, says Cleese, and that means causing offense sometimes. But we shouldn’t protect everyone from experiencing negative emotions by enforcing political correctness, he says.
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At Rob Lowe’s Celebrity Roast Ann Coulter Gets Burned At the Stake: The 20 Best Slams – Video
The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe aired Monday night, with many of the previously reported digs — at both roastee Rob Lowe and roaster Ann Coulter — making it to air.
Even though the night belonged to Rob Lowe, Coulter found herself to be recipient of the night’s most scathing jabs. The conservative pundit bitch commentator was frequently panned to throughout the roast, showing viewers of the Comedy Central special just how unamused she was by her fellow roasters.
Roasters included Jimmy Carr, Coulter, Pete Davidson, Nikki Glaser, Jewel, Ralph Macchio, Peyton Manning, Rob Riggle and Jeff Ross, with David Spade served as Roast Master.
Below, a roundup of some of the 20 most outrageous burns and the ruthless public flogging deserving of only a fear-mongering racist who has spread hate upon the world for almost two decades…
“Ann Coulter, if you’re here who’s scaring the crows away from our crops?” — Pete Davidson
“Last year we had Martha Stewart who sells sheets, and now we have Ann Coulter who cuts eye holes in them.” — Davidson
“Holy shit, is that Ann Coulter? Ann Coulter is here, which can mean only one thing: someone must’ve said her name three times. Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice.” — Riggle
“Fun fact: Ann Coulter has a big angry bush. No joke, that’s just a fun fact.” — Riggle
“As a feminist, I can’t support everything that’s being said up here tonight. But as somebody who hates Ann Coulter, I’m delighted.” — Jewel
“Jeff Ross is going to party like it’s 1999. Ann Coulter is going to vote like It’s 1899.” — Jewel
“Ann you do look great though, you’re almost as thin as Donald Trump’s chance at winning the election.” — Jewel
“She ordered something to go. The entire kitchen staff. She was like leave … the country.” — Jewel on being behind Coulter in line at Chipotle
“Gay men love Ann Coutler. It’s because two minutes into hearing her speak, they remember why they hate pussy.” — Jewel
“One of the most repugnant, hateful hatchet bitches alive, but it’s not too late to change, Ann – you could kill yourself.” — Jimmy Carr
“Ann Coulter’s pussy — seriously this gets classy — Ann Coulter’s pussy is now so old and dry that it just got a job drawing cartoons for The New Yorker.” — Carr
“I’m not the only athlete up here tonight. As you all know earlier this year, Ann Coulter won the Kentucky Derby. Congrats on that Ann. Great job.” — Manning
“Ann Coulter has written 11 books. Twelve if you count Mein Kampf.” — Glaser
“The only person you will ever make happy is the Mexican who digs your grave.” — Glaser on Coulter
“Don’t be mad. At least I acknowledge the Holocaust, Ann doesn’t even think it happened.” — Glaserg
“She seems stiff and conservative, but she gets wild in the sheets. Just ask the clan.” — Spade on Ann Coulter
“I haven’t seen you laugh this hard since Trayvon Martin got shot.” — Spade on Coulter
“I want to welcome you all to the Ann Coulter roast with Rob Lowe.” — Ann Coulter
“Ann what happened? You wrote 11 books but you couldn’t write a single f—ing joke?” — Ross
“Ann, after your set tonight. We’ve all witnessed the first bombing that you can’t blame on a Muslim.” — Lowe
In the end when it finally came time for Coulter to roast back, she opted instead to promote her book and make jokes about David Spade being the only “spade” to vote for Trump, Peyton Manning’s support of Jeb Bush, and Pete Davidson being bi-racial, all of which fell completely flat. Like her face.
“I want to inform you that my cousin Taylor Negron just passed away,” he said in a YouTube video posted Saturday. “His mother, his brother, Alex, and my brother, Rene, and his wife … were all there with him. May he rest in peace.”
Taylor was also a fixture in the Los Angeles comedy scene, appearing at Un-Cabaret (where he is considered one of the monologue’s shows original members), The Moth and Comedy Central Stage’s Sit-n-Spin among many other shows. He also performed in fellow comedians’ projects such as Melinda Hill’s web series Romantic Encounters. Negron won best award for the series from LA webfest.
In the video below Taylor Negron reads his homage to legendary comedian Lucille Ball @ Gay Pride Week Queer Apple Fundraiser Extravaganza for the It Gets Better Project.