Wil Wheaton, Wesley from Star Trek: The Next Generation, was really upset about Netflix having Dave Chappelle anchor their comedy festival. But as Wil explains…maybe it’s not really about Dave here.
Dave showed up at a planning meeting to protest a proposed housing development.
The creator of Bojack Horseman wonders why Netflix didn’t ask Dave to tweak his last special.
Joe Rogan is upset at CNN
Ana Marie Tender (Ex Mrs. John Mulaney) is an interesting mysterious woman.
Uncorrected transcript below.
Hello again, I’m Johnny Macwith your daily comedy news. Did you see the Christmas tree in front of Fox news was set on fire. Very terrible. But Jimmy Kimmel said the fire is believed, has started after Fox news. His pants caught on fire co beer. Fox news tried to warn us. This was coming every time a store clerk says happy holidays, a Christmas tree bursts into flames Kimmel, even though lighting trees on fire is very much in line with Fox’s position on climate change.
The hosts of their morning show were very upset,
but Stephen go bear for the, when of course this would have never have happened. If the tree had a gun, Wil Wheaton took a shot at Dave Chappelle, this is not going to go where you think so if you start now for right now and you’re like, well, screw you, man. Shut up, Dave. Gimme a second here from bounding into comics, Wil Wheaton, you know, will he was Wesley crusher on star Trek.
The next generation that’s who this guy is Wil Wheaton took to Facebook where he shared a rolling stone article, announcing the Dave Chappelle would headline to Netflix. We’ll wrote absolutely disgusted. Every single comedian who was on this bill should withdraw unless, and until this despicable, bigot is uninvited.
Any comedian who was part of this should be ashamed of themselves. Netflix may not believe in holding this piece of asset to account, but you all have to live with yourselves and the choices you make to perform. And AF everyone at Netflix is part of this trans rights are human rights and words matter.
He then did an edit 12 hours later, edit 12 hours later in important. Follow-up thought it’s very easy for me to sit in my chair and issue edicts about what other people should do. That’s presumptuous and an overwhelms, a larger point that I made in a comment here, which is also on its own post. I withdraw that outburst and I regret saying it like, I don’t know if anyone cares, but I guess I do.
And I want to own it.
That comment, which you turned into a post, will we. For anyone who genuinely doesn’t understand why I feel as strongly as I do about people like Chappelle making transphobic comments that are passed off as jokes. I want to share a story that I hope will help you understand and contextualize my reaction to his behavior.
When I was 16, I played ice hockey almost every night at a local rink. I was a goalie. They always need a goalie. So I could show up, put on my gear and just wait for some team to call me under the ice. It was a lot of fun. One night I played a couple of hours of pickup with some really great dudes. They were friendly.
They were funny. They enjoyed the game. They treated me like I was part of their team. They welcomed me after we were finished, we were all in the locker room. Getting changed into a regular club. Before. He’d tell you what happened next. I wanted to talk specifically about comedy and how much I loved it.
When I was growing up, I listened to records and I watched comedy specials whenever I could. One of the definitive comedy specials for me and my friends was Eddie Murphy’s delirious from 1983. It had bits that still kill me, the ice cream song and bony falling down the stairs. Mom, during the shoe, really funny stuff.
There is also extensive homophobic material that has just effing, appalling and inexcusable long stretches of this comedy film are devoted to mock and gay people using the slur that starts with F over and over and over young. Well, who watched this with a suburban white, upper middle-class friends in his privileged bubble thought it was the funniest, edgiest, dirtiest thing he’d ever heard, and it killed him.
And all of it was dehumanizing. The gay man, all of it was cruel. All of it was. All of it was punching down and I didn’t know any better. I accepted the framing. I developed a view of gay men as predatory, somehow less than straight men. Absolutely worthy of mockery and contempt. Always good for a joke though.
Let me put this another way. A comedian who I thought was one of the funniest people on the planet, totally normalized making a mockery of gay people. And because I was a privileged white kid raised by privileged white parents, there was nobody around a challenge that perception.
For much of my teen years, . I was embarrassingly homophobic and it all started with that comedy special. Let’s come back to the locker room. So I’m talking to these guys were all just laughing, having a good time. We’re doing that sports thing. We talk about the great plays and feel like you’re part of something special then without realizing what I was doing, that awful word came out of my mouth,
I’m trying to figure out a way how to share what we’ll wrote here. I’m going to use the word maggots in place. Um, he wrote that off a word came out of my mouth. Blah-blah-blah maggot, the room fell silent. That’s when I realized every single guy in the room was gay, they were from a team called the blades and I just really EFT up.
One player asked. Do you have any gay friends? Yeah, then I left. They say that all the time, meaning the word I was so embarrassed and horrified, I realized I had basically said the N word in context and I didn’t know what to do. I wanted to disappear. I wanted to apologize. I wanted to beg forgiveness, but I was a stupid 16 year old with pride in ignorance and fear all over myself.
So I lied to try to get out of it.
The teammate said they must not love themselves very much. Nobody said another word to me. I felt terrible. I shoved my gear in my bag and left as quickly as I could. That happened over 30 years ago. I think about it all the time. I’m mortified, embarrassed. And so regretful that I said such a hurtful thing.
Wheaton and proceeded to apologize to the hockey players in the story saying, I doubt very much than any of those men would be reading this today. I’m so sorry. I deeply profoundly totally regret this. I’ve spent literally my entire life since this happened, making amends and doing my best to be the strongest ally I can be.
I want to do everything I can to prevent another kid from believing the same bigotry I believed because I was ignorant and privileged.
Yeah. That Eddie Murphy special again, if you’re my age, that was like the special and parts of it have not aged well.
Maybe my memory’s fuzzy with the years. I remember us really focusing on the Michael Jackson parts and the parts about singing. I feel like those were the parts that would quote and I’ll to this day, just to bust an Elvis, doing lemonade that cool, refreshing drink that bit,
but really good post by. , it’s being of Dave Chappelle from Yahoo BoJack horseman creator. Rafiel Bob Blacksburg said he is mystified that Netflix did not edit trans jokes from Chappelle’s recent.
He added that Netflix once cut jokes about David Fincher from an episode of his animated comedy,
He said, still mystified that apparently Dave Chappelle’s deal is that he says whatever he wants and Netflix just has to air it. Is that normal for comedians? Because Netflix once asked me to change the joke cause they were worried. It might upset David.
He later walked back his memory of Netflix, his reasoning for asking the scene be removed. He wrote, just looked up the cut Fincher joke. Cause I actually couldn’t remember it. It turns out it was a whole scene. Netflix was right to note. It’s a dumb scene. My point was it’s silly for a network to pretend their hands are tied when it comes to the content they put on there.
He went back and re-read Netflix, his note concluding. I think they probably just didn’t think it was that funny. In any case, the show didn’t suffer without it, but he had another point to make about Chappelle for comedian who famously walked away from his hit TV show because he was worried he was making things worse.
It’s remarkable. How many of his fans and collaborators believe comedians have no responsibility not to make things worse.
And from w H I O there was a meeting at the yellow Springs village council discussing plans to rezone over 50 acres of property located north of east Hyde road and west of spilling road. That area under the proposal would become a housing development. Why am I mentioning this? Well, one citizen attended the meeting and was very vocal about their opposition, that citizen yellow Springs resident, Dave Chappelle
Chappelle told the council that besides living behind the proposed development, he has many business interests in town. I just want to say I’m adamantly opposed to it. I’ve invested millions of dollars in town. If you push this thing through what I’m investing in is no longer applicable. Dave said the average age in yellow Springs is 49 without a school.
They won’t be able to attract young families. Dave says the changes are inevitable, but we do have a decision on what they will or could be. Dave said, if the proposal does go through, the developers can come in and buy all his property to yeah.
Joe Rogan is upset at CNN. This from Newsweek quoting Joe’s podcast, Joe Rogan talking about the firing of Chris. Ruben said, I think CNN is realizing that their ratings are dog ass and then having these highly polarizing editorial personalities, like Brian Stetler and Don lemon personally, maybe it’s just my bias.
I want the news. I want objective news. I want someone to tell me what the facts are.. I want someone to tell me, what are the facts of what’s going on and what’s happening. I don’t want your ideological slant. I don’t want this left wing propaganda network, which is what CNN has become.
The way I look at CNN now is so different than the way I looked at CNN. 15, 20 years ago. I used to look at them as how I get the news. This is unbiased professional news. They’re going to tell me what’s happening in Pakistan and what’s happening in Mogadishu these are the real journalists that are telling you the news.
Now I look at them, I go, you effing propagandists that right arm of Pfizer. What are you doing? I think there’s a market for real news, and it’s really hard to find that now.
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Well, as I wrote to Dan on the side, I didn’t make trivia this week. Some of the teammates one’s a little ill, got a cough, got to avoid him, not hanging out with that guy. And Glen had to be late, but Glen said to thank Dan for the potential beer. Next week, I will buy Glenn two beers at trivia. Again, you can support the firstname.lastname@example.org slash daily comedy news.
I thought I’d do something a little different today. As I was prepping the show, I found this on backstage.com.
They’ve compiled a list of some up and coming comedy related casting calls. I thought I’d take a look at those and see what’s going on out there. Backstage ads, you can join backstage to access jobs you can apply to right now, this is not a commercial.
This is me just doing show prep,
wandering mind comedy, a production company is creating a comedic channel of sketches and short films and needs. Talent performers will consist of like-minded individuals who have a passion for the creative process can be any gender must be aged 18 or. They’re needing an older male age, 60 or older, who will play a spooky role rehearsals, ongoing TBD and NYC.
The gig pay is nothing next up. Reservoir dogs. This SNL like sketch comedy about the 1992 film Reservoir dogs is casting seeking a male talent age 45 to 70. Hey, that could be me a second male talent age, 25 or older, and a female talent age, 25 or older shoots, TBD and NYC roles. Unpaid Hapa seasoned one Hapa is a Sensai or show featuring a group of gangsters in a mattress store.
I’m in the shows about a gangster who struggles with self identity and is trying to find his place in this community. Casting a female or non-binary role aged 18 to 28. Another role of any gender age, 20 to 30 and plenty more supporting roles films December to February in LA pay is deferred.
Next up online comedy sketch show. This is an online improvisational sketch series, starring two guys, and they need some talent. One, a male actor, age 20 to 25, who has improv experience production takes place in London. Unpaid, but all other combinations are covered.
All right. And finally, you guys suck as friends, a sketch show. This sketch series needs two males to play comedic characters, one male aged, 30 to 65. That could be me. Must play a mentally unhinged role. The other male aged 30 to 56. That could be me. It must play a person who lacks people’s skills, no comment out there in the audience.
I know what you’re thinking. You jerks shoes for one day in January and long island, I live close to their pace. Do you want her books travel and food included? Should I go out for you guys? Suck his friends
and Lori went to the Facebook group. . She knows that you go to Facebook and you type in a daily comedy news podcast, a group, and a whole thing comes up. She shared an article from bustle, the headline I’m in a Paris social relationship with Anna Marie tiller.
You know, Anna Marie Tendler. She used to be married to Joe.
The writer shared that she felt betrayed when John Malaney hooked up with Olivia Munn. And writes. I felt like I was interested in some juicy celebrity gossip. Yeah. I know gossip corner. I hear you because my life after nearly two years in lockdown was becoming very boring. Start a podcast in your basement.
It’s a lot of fun, but some people on the internet thought that was weird. There’s a term to condemn this weirdness Paris. There’s nothing more compelling than a mystery. And I admit that I am fully enthralled by the enigma. That is Anna Marie Tendler. The writer shares that he Paris social relationship is the one-sided relationship formed by an audience members who have all the person say, for example, a standup comedian.
Anna Marie Tendler now describes herself as an artist, but she had a former life as a makeup artist and a hairstylist, even releasing a book with makeup tutorial. She had another book on hairstyles you can make with Bobby pins. She makes and sells lamb, Shays and woven tapestries. She attended graduate school for costumes.
I have no idea how she makes a living, says the writer and his Instagram is a beautiful riddle of artistic photographs. Many featuring Anna Marie Tendler, herself looking slender and pale
as a Tim Burton character. Usually in some eerie setting, a graveyard, a wallpapered room, a field
she’s a mystery. There’s nothing more compelling than a missing piece.
Instagram reveals the interiors of people’s homes, their outfits, their friends, what they’re doing at any given time. Twitter shares all of our most mundane thoughts. Tick tock fills out the rest he had somehow, even though my relationship with Anna is exclusively through social media, I feel like she’s completely unknowable.
Every one of her photographs ignites about a dozen questions in me. How long did this take to set up or using a tripod? Is someone helping you? What do you think about social media? Where’d you get those deer antlers, but ultimately the only way. What do you actually like? Because if John Malini’s last year has taught us anything, it’s that the people in the public eye that we think we might know might be very different in their actual personal lives.
Good stuff, Laurie, thank you for sharing that on the Facebook group at daily comedy.
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If you don’t like that, you can skip it. It’s okay. I know we’re still friends. No. Sunday, Sunday is the episode I teased earlier in the week I set out to do, you know, weekend article episode about the 30 comedies on Netflix. You should watch right now or whatever the hell the article was. And oh my God, I lost my mind by the end of it.
So it’s a lot of fun. So that’s Sunday, Saturday. So always sunny Monday will be normal. See you there.
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