Charlie Barnett’s Impact on The World of Comedy Maybe The Most Tragic

Written by Joseph Santiago

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Charlie Barnett’s impact on the world of comedy may be one of the most tragically underreported stories in the comedy industry. He was a selfless comic who gave everything he could to his audiences. He developed a following of struggling performers and artists who tapped into his energy, creativity, and natural delivery. Although Charlie tragically passed away on March 16, 1996, his impact on some of comedy’s greats is still the subject of great discussions.

Early Life

Like many comedians who make their name performing the comedy circuits in New York City, Charlie was born and grew up far away from the big apple’s skyline. He traced his humble roots to a small West Virginia town, called Bluefield. With a population of just 10,000 people, Bluefield could only serve as a starting point for this future legend of both comedy and the silver screen. read more

John Mulaney and Jake Gyllenhaal Make Jokes about Coronavirus on SNL

John Mulaney hosted “Saturday Night Live” this week.

 

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March 1, 2020

Like a routine, John Mulaney’s annual appearance on “Saturday Night Live” is becoming one of the show’s most enjoyable traditions.

Over the weekend, he hosted the show for the third time in three seasons.

Mulaney, who was an “S.N.L.” writer is now a stand-up star with ubiquitous comic prowess. He has the ability to make cast members feel less stiff and drop their goofiest material. read more

Netflix Special Pete Davidson Alive From New York Promises Gay Jokes

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By Joseph Santiago

February 22, 2020

Pete Davidson would like to tell you about his many gay friends. At least, this is how the trailer for his first Netflix comedy special opens.

Although it’s early to tell if the one hour special will be entirely all gay jokes. This positioning seems to be a double down on Davidson’s brand of juvenile jokes. Often, they are about the male sex organ wrapped in a tattooed millennial facade.

Netflix recently released the first official trailer for his special“Pete Davidson: Alive From New York“. The special, an obvious reference to “SNL.” seems titled mainly to remind audiences that Davidson is very much alive. read more

Donald Trump Hosted Saturday Night Live Gives Highest Ratings

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Larry David performs an impression on SNL playing Bernie Sanders. Latino activists say they will pay Larry David $5,000 for  heckling Donald Trump

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There was hundreds of protesters standing outside NBC Studios, where they tape SNL. It was a highly controversial night for Saturday Night Live giving Donald Trump the ability to host the show.

This was the real estate guru second time hosting popular sketch comedy show, earlier in the month Hiliary Clinton appeard on the show and had huge ratings.

This was a bit different just outside the studio stood hundreds of latinos that protested the show for giving Donald Trump the ability to be on the show.

The latino activists offered to pay $5,000 to any audience members, who yelled out Trump is a ‘racist during the tapping of the show. The show featured just one heckler and that was comedian Larry David who paid Bernie Sanders.

Deport Racism tweeted on Sunday #LarryDavid wins $5K “bounty” from http://DeportRacism.com for calling Trump RACIST on #SNL. Joke or not, it’s true

While Donald Trump was doing the opening monologue, Lary David screamed out  “You’re a racist,” then said he had heard that he could make $5,000 for heckling the host.

The Latino group and there team of supporters had been protesting Trump’s hosting Saturday Night Live, because of the controversial remarks he had made about Mexican’s that immigrate to United States. This was in June when he made the big announcement he would be running for president.

TheWrap commented that roughly five hundred people came to protest outside Rockefeller Center where Saturday Night Live is filmed. to protest Donald Trump.

Despite all the people who protest Donald Trump hosting the show. Donald Trump gives SNL its biggest ratings in years

Prior record was held by former basketball player Charles Barkley and Musical Guest Kelly Clarkson. That was aired January 7, 2012.

Trump was extremely confident he would remain on the show to help boost SNL’s numbers. “I get the best ratings,” he reportedly said when asked about the SNL gig.

The physical number of viewers to watch Trump on SNL will be available later in the week. Earlier in the season it was viewed by 6.3 million. It is expected that 10 million people watched Trump.

Trump is currently in the lead in the primary polls at the GOP.

Written by Joseph Santiago
Entertainment Editor of Best Comedy Tickets

John Leguizamo I Won’t Watch ‘SNL’ Because of Donald Trump’s Is A Racist

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Written by Joseph Santiago
Entertainment Editor Best Comedy Tickets

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Courtesy of Yahoo News

“If he had said those things about any other ethnic group, he would not be on ‘SNL.'”

John Leguizamo is a Colombian–American actor, voice actor, producer, comedian, playwright and screenwriter. He recently spoke out about Donald Trump and his plans on hosting Saturday Night Live.  He stated if Donald Trump is hosting this show this weekend I will never watch the show again.

The Colombian born actor decided to move into the spotlight and talk about the controversial Donald Trump who is a Republican presidential candidate and sat down with Yahoo on Wednesday to talk about his new book, Ghetto Klown.

“If he had said those things about any other ethnic group, he would not be on SNL,” Leguizamo said. “I find it hurtful and insulting, and you’re celebrating someone who has said some horrible things. I just find it unacceptable. I will not watch.”

Trump remarks about the mexican people are derogatory. His speech was announced on June 16 and he mentioned that Mexican Immigrants: “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” — Leguizamo said, “I’m all for freedom of speech, this is different. … It is hate-mongering. I hope what I do in my work is not denigrating or belittling.

“His lack of sympathy and empathy is ridiculous,” the actor mentioned, he has met Trump several times in New York City. “He’s very friendly, very nice, but then he goes and says things like that. You’re catering to a small group of Tea Party voters, or you’re a moron. … He’s a different person on camera.”

He announced publicly that mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers.

Trump has recently talk down the criticism about his lack of “political correctness” on these statements. To that, Leguizamo responds, “What he says doesn’t even fall into the category of PC. It’s hate-mongering.”

John Leguizamo also talked about Trump’s criticism of Mexican immigrants has demonstrate into hate crimes against all Latino people.

Here’s more from the Yahoo News interview:

Twitter campaign #RacismIsntFunny SNL to drop Donald Trump

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Written by Joseph Santiago
Entertainment Editor of Best Comedy Tickets

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It’s has been inked and scheduled that Donald Trump is to host Saturday Night Live. As we come closer to the date, more and more people are taken to Twitter with the hashtag #RacismIsntFunny, they have created a petition to give Donald Trump the boot from hosting the popular SNL show.

The hashtag is connected with his racial remarks that Donald Trump made back in June, when he went public that he would be running to be the next president of the United States.

As the pressure builds from various parties around the internet, including a congressman, looking to have Donald Trump  banned from hosting SNL. The groups are asking for Saturday Night Live and NBC executives to ban Donald Trump,  and not give him the ability to use the popular show as a platform.

The proccess started with the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, which condemns both SNL and NBC for allowing Trump the ability to host the converted show. The National Hispanic Leadership group writes “will legitimize and validate his anti-Latino comments.” The letter goes on to say, ““We are appalled that you would enable Trump’s hateful speech for nothing less than a ratings ploy and ask that you rescind the SNL invitation.”

Donald Trump has hosted SNL in the past. The real estate guru was on SNL in 2004.  When he was the star of The Apprentice, which also aired NBC. He wasn’t as much in the public view as he is today. He has made his political opinions well-known.

Congressman Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) calls out NBC Universal and it’s affiliated company Comcast. pleading NBCU and Comcast to make pledge to fight for diversity. The congressman took the floor at Congress on Wednesday. His remarks “To put Donald Trump on the air in American living rooms on the signature comedy show of one of the most important national networks,” he said, “after saying that Mexicans are rapists, drug-dealers and criminals – that is a corporate blunder too big to be ignored.” read more

Tracy Morgan: ‘I’m now 100% Ebola-free!’

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Tracy Morgan has a new SNL promos. and says “I feel good,” “Doctor said I’m now 100% Ebola-free,” the comic explains.

Yep, Tracy Morgan’s Is back! He bringing the funny to Saturday Night Live this weekend.

After almost losing his life and enduring a traumatic brain injury in a 2014 car accident. While coming back from a comedy show in Delaware. He was in a limo with fellow comedians Ardie Fuqua and Harris Stanton injured, “Jimmy Mack” killed in fatal car accident on New Jersey Turnpike.

Morgan looks to be getting back into his comedic self. In this promo he believe it’s an actual live show.  He’s can be seen flirting with musical guest star Demi Lovato. The 23 year old former disney star turned pop star.

The comedian is hosting SNL this weekend with musical guest Lovato.

ICYMI, here are more promos for his hosting gig:

Khloe Kardashian Appears Slam Amy Schumer For ‘SNL’ Monologue

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Written by Joseph Santiago
Entertainment Editor, Best Comedy Tickets

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Amy Schumer talks about wanting better role models for young girls than the Kardashians and the time she thought she was dating Bradley Cooper.

Amy Schumer was hosting “Saturday Night Live” last saturday, and it appears Khloe Kardashian wasn’t too happy with the stand up comedian’s opening monologue. Schumer made the Kardashian’s the butt of quite a few mocking jokes:

“We have to be a role model for these little girls, because who do they have?” said Schumer. “All they have, literally, is the Kardashians.”

The comic  then made fun at Khloe’s weight, in general.

“And like, we used to have Khloe. Khloe was ours, right?” said Schumer, in reference to Khloe’s 35-pound weight loss. “But then Khloe, she’s lost half her body weight. Like Khloe, she lost a Kendall, and we have nothing.”

It definitely materialized and got back to Khloe, as she later tweeted out to Amy Schumer:

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Khloe has been honest about her weight loss, detailing it all publicly on Instagram and talking about it recently in the media.

“I’ve lost like, 35 pounds. I don’t really weigh myself … but I know how I want to feel in clothes and it does become addicting once you start losing weight and seeing results. I want to see more,” said Khloe on the Australian radio show, “Fitzy & Wippa.”

The Kardasian has revealed her hard work has paid off in a recent Complex magazine photo shoot earlier in the year. Khloe Instagram some unretouched photo from that shoot, which she dedicated to “the troll haters out there.”

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Donald Trump to Host SNL in November

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Written by Joseph Santiago

Live from New York, it’s Donald Trump!

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He last seen on SNL hosting back in 2004

The current GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump will host Saturday Night Live on Nov. 7, officials announced on Tuesday. The SNL show made the announcement on Twitter.

Donald Trump continues to lead in polls among his Republican counterparts. Mr. Trump will be the second USA presidential candidate to featured on the NBC comedy show this season, NBC News reported. Recently the Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton aired on the hit show as a bartender on SNL  season premiere last month.

Trump’s outsized personality has been fodder for many late night artist. In a recent episode of SNL, Trump was portrayed by Taran Killam.

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Amy Schumer is hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend with musical guest the Weeknd

The American stand up comedian, actress, and producer Amy Schumer is hosting Saturday Night Live this Saturday night. This will be Amy first time hosting SNL. This has been a huge year for Schumer winning Emmy Award for sketch show on Comedy Central. It’s been one big accomplishment after another accomplishment. She wrote and starred in her first movie, Trainwreck, hosting TV award shows, touring the world with her comedy shows, and she recently taped a new hour comedy special and is opening for Madonna in Madison Square Garden (MSG)

Saturday Night Live the American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. It’s in NBC’s headquarters in the Comcast Building, SNL has aired 788 episodes since its debut, and began its forty-first season on October 3, 2015, making it one of the longest-running network television programs in the America.

Below you can watch the promos for this Saturday’s SNL with her Trainwreck cohost Vanessa Bayer, and one with Kate McKinnon.

The musical guest will be The Weekend.

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