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As a country, we have a number of places to look to for reactions after something like the past week's heinous events in Charlottesville, Virginia. We can read stories; we can read commentary. We can watch the news. But in such a harsh political climate, comedy shows have become ever-so-involved in shaping the conversation had all week long at the office, on the basketball court, wherever. This week, not only did the usual suspects—Seth...
He’ll tell you this himself, but from 2010 to 2016, Taran Killam was living the dream. As a key cast member on Saturday Night Live, he performed an endless number of memorable skits and shorts, while working alongside his heroes and role models on a weekly basis. Even after his abrupt exit from the show last summer, it shouldn’t be a surprise to hear that Killam is just as bright and optimistic about the...
To say the least, there have been a lot of changes in the past few months—and the past week or so, in particular—that induce anxiety. There's never a bad time to stand up for a cause that you believe in, but at the same time, now seems like a better time than ever to do such a thing. On Monday 1/30, Saturday Night Live/Weekend Update star Michael Che is hosting his own secret show at The Knitting...
There’s a lot of attention paid--and rightfully so--to the innovation that made The Roots, the legendary hip-hop crew, into the nightly house band for Late Night, and eventually The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. In a world previously dominated by traditional, jazzy style house bands led by Paul Shaffer and Kevin Eubanks, Fallon’s show subverted that trope, going instead with instrumentation led by ubiquitous drummer and personality Questlove along with lead MC Black Thought. Flying...

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