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Modern Family Will End After Season 11

Let’s start saying the long goodbye now.

Modern Family, which has been one of the most successful primetime comedy series over the past decade, will be closing shop after season 11 is done in 2020.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news on Tuesday, February 5. Modern Family was renewed by ABC for its 11th and final season. It was announced at the Television Critics Association Press tour.

All the original cast will be coming back, including Ed O’Neill who plays patriarch Jay Pritchett. It was reported earlier this year that he wanted to retire and have his character killed off the show.

Modern Family may its way into spinoff land after the final season airs. It’s something that ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke said she “would love” to happen if that becomes part of the agenda.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who plays Mitchell Pritchett, the longtime partner of Cameron Tucker (Eric Stonestreet) on the show, shared an emotional tweet about the news, saying “Will be hard to say goodbye. Love my family.”

Modern Family began in 2009 and was an instant hit with viewers, routinely scoring over 10 million viewers per week and being one of the few primetime comedies left could still pull in those numbers outside of The Big Bang Theory.

It has won over 100 awards since being on the air, including the coveted Primetime Emmy for Best Comedy Series. It also won the GLAAD Media Award for the same category twice.

Comedian and Radio Host Talks Reinvention, Guest Wish List, and Opening For Roseanne

Adam Sank is the absolute definition of reinvention. After years as a standup comic, he is wrapping up his career with a show at The Stonewall Inn on January 10th in New York City, which is being recorded for an album, “Adam Sank’s Last Comedy Album,” which will be released by 800 Pound Gorilla Records sometime in 2019.

In a complete career pivot, Sank now hosts his own podcast The Adam Sank Show and has been able to sit down with guests like comedian Bianca DelRio and actor/activist Wilson Cruz. 

I caught up with Adam to talk about his storied comedy career, what it's like hosting his own podcast and what singer-songwriter is at the top of his guest with list. 


INSTINCT: So you’re hanging up the comedy life for good with your final show; tell me about what brought you to that decision?

ADAM SANK: There are a bunch of factors that went into it, but the short version of the story is, I’m old as fuck. (I’ll turn forty eight on Feb. 23.) I’ve had a blast doing stand-up, but it just feels like it’s time to hang it up and try new things. I don’t want to be that sad, unknown seventy five-year old comedian doing midnight check spots at the club in exchange for barking in tourists. I’d like to get out while I still feel funny, and while there are still people who want to come see my shows.

What are some of your best memories of doing stand up comedy? What lessons are you taking from life on the stage to the next phase of your career

Probably the highlight was opening for Roseanne at Comix (NYC) in 2007. Which is kind of sad, now that she’s such a racist, batshit crazy Trump supporter. At the time, I was opening for one of my heroes, and it felt like such an honor. I got to hang out with her in the green room and chat about our lives. Plus, I made the crowd laugh really hard. That’s not easy when you’re not the guy they bought tickets to see. 

In terms of life lessons, I guess the main one is just to roll with the punches. Doing comedy for fifteen years, I’ve had every possible thing go wrong you can imagine: You show up, and there’s no microphone. There’s nobody in the audience. The MC gets your name wrong when he introduces you. The club goes out of business the night before you’re scheduled to headline. After a while, I just developed a kind of Zen attitude about everything: I can only control what I can control. The stuff I can’t control, there’s no point in freaking out over. Just breathe and keep moving forward.

You were a frequent guest on The Derek And Romaine Show when they were on Sirius OutQ, and then onto their own exclusive channel,  and you’ve spun off into your own podcast, making you the unofficial “Maude” of the Derek And Romaine family. What sparked stepping out on your own? 

Maude? I’ve always seen myself as more of a Weezy Jefferson. In terms of the podcast, they offered it to me, and of course I took it! I adore both of them, and they’ve built such a large and loyal fan base over the years. I’m thrilled that they were so generous as to hand me a little piece of that and let me fly on my own. 

What has it been like having your own voice on The Adam Sank Show? Any favorite guests so far? And anyone on your wish list? 

Honestly, hosting a radio show has been my dream job since I was a little kid. When I was ten, my friends and I used to make parody radio broadcasts — you know, like soap operas and news shows — on my cassette tape recorder. They were always filthy and very politically incorrect. I’ve also been a massive Howard Stern fan since I was fourteen. Radio and podcasting — it’s just such an intimate medium. There’s that voice in your ear, and it feels like someone’s talking directly to you. I feel like I can reach far more people via the podcast than I ever did doing live stand-up shows. It’s been a blast for me.

Favorite guests would definitely be the people I've regarded as icons for years or decades: Alison Arngrim from Little House on the Prairie, Glenn Scarpelli from One Day at a Time, Scott Lowell and Peter Paige from Queer as Folk, Bianca del Rio, Suzanne Westenhoefer and Wilson Cruz. I mean, I love these people! They have impacted my life. So to get to joke around with them on the podcast like we’re old friends — it’s just surreal.

In terms of my wish list, I’d give anything to have Jay Brannan on the show. He’s one of my favorite singer-songwriters, and he’s also totally hot. But he’s very mysterious and shy; he almost never does interviews. So I’m not holding my breath. Other dream guests would be Billy Porter, Mario Cantone, Alec Mapa, and, of course, all the Broadway divas — Patti, Bernadette, Audra, Sutton etc. I also think it would be really special to have Larry Kramer on, although I’d probably be a nervous wreck interviewing him.

What have been some of your favorite aspects of podcasting and getting to find your own voice and showcase it? 

I guess the best part is that I can make it anything I want. Derek and Romaine have given me complete freedom in terms of programming the show, booking guests, creating content and so forth. Before I became a comedian, I worked for years as a TV news producer. So that’s how I approach the podcast — like I’m a journalist, and I’m bringing stories to people that I find funny or interesting or important. So one minute, we’ll be doing a story about a drop in HIV rates, and the next minute we’re talking about how guys’ dicks get bigger during the summer. The show is a perfect reflection of my sensibilities. I can go from serious to ridiculous on a dime.

Politically you are very vocal and very outspoken on your feelings; where do you think the LGBT community should go from here in today’s political climate? 

I think for decades, gay people — especially white gay men — saw our struggle as separate from the struggles of other marginalized communities. I know I was guilty of that myself. But what I’ve come to learn — and I now believe this to my core — is that all our struggles are linked. Homophobia, racism, sexism, transphobia, anti-Semitism, Islamaphobia… they’re all just different reflections of hatred and straight, white, male, Christian supremacy. We cannot survive unless we all stand together. So I have no time for gay people who are racist or transphobic or sexist or bigoted against any oppressed group, you know? I mean, there are gay Trump supporters! What the fuck is that? Trump and Pence are not our friends. They will crush us if given the chance. So queer people — especially white queer people — have to resist and fight all forms of hatred, not just the kind that directly impacts ourselves. And that means opposing a border wall. It means supporting trans people in the Military. It means supporting the Black Lives Matter and #MeToo movements. It means seeing the big picture and fighting for social justice-period.

What inspires you as a performer? And what do you think the next incarnation of Adam Sank might be?

I’m most inspired when I see people being honest and vulnerable in their art. There are a lot of funny comedians out there, but the ones who inspire me are people like Tig Notaro. She takes her pain and her trauma and turns it into something that is both poignant and incredibly funny. Jay Brannan does that with his music, as does Rufus Wainwright. My favorite all-time comedy special — it was released as a movie, actually — is Julia Sweeney’s God Said Ha! It’s about what happened when her brother got cancer and moved in with her, along with their parents. And then she herself got cancer! It makes me howl with laughter and sob every time I watch it. That’s what inspires me — when I’m moved to strong emotions by someone else speaking her truth.

My next incarnation? Listen, I’ve been telling everyone this: I’m not retiring from performing — just from stand-up. I’d love to do a play. I mean, I should probably write one, but what I’d really love is for someone else to write it and then cast me in it. TV,  movies, YouTube series… if anyone thinks I’d be right for a role, I am here for it. Of course, I’ll continue doing the Adam Sank Show podcast. I’m always looking for ways to push it creatively and to appeal to a wider audience.

It’s the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall this year; what gives you the most “pride”?

The fact that LGBTQ people are survivors, but we’re not victims. We haven’t just survived against brutal oppression — we’ve somehow thrived and distinguished ourselves in every arena, and we’ve done it with style and tremendous humor. Larry Kramer has a great quote: "I love being gay. I love gay people. I think we’re better than other people. I really do. I think we’re smarter and more talented and more aware. I do, I totally do.” I know it’s not PC, but I believe that too.


h/t: www.adamsank.com

Kevin Hart Gives An Apology That is Straight From the Hart About Past Homophobic Slurs

It’s been a long month for Comedian Kevin Hart. He has been under scrutiny after refusing to apologize after homophobic tweets resurfaced last month at the threshold of being offered to host the Oscars, but after push and pull in the media and several other comedians have come forward defending or opposing him, Hart has offered an apology.

Hart stepped down from hosting the event when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences asked him to publicly apologize if he wanted to continue hosting the awards show.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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ABC News reports that during his latest SiriusXM show “Straight from the Hart” the comedian spoke about the past and how he has evolved and grown and arrived at a place where he can acknowledge his mistakes and move forward.

Hart spoke about the past homophobic slurs:

We thought it was okay to talk like that, because that’s how we talked to one another ... This is wrong now. Because now we’re in a space where I’m around people of the LGBTQ community, and I’m now aware of how these words make them feel, and why they say ‘That s--- hurt because of what I’ve been through.

He continued to share a HARTfelt commiseration:

The fight is the will and want for equality. I’m riding with you guys. I understand you. But in the fight for equality, that means that there has to be an acceptance for change. If you don’t want to accept people for their change, then where are you trying to get to the equal part? Where does the equality part come in? I don’t think it’s wrong for people to have their own personal beliefs. I think that in the times that we’re living in, we have to be understanding and accepting of people and change. Bottom line.

The show comes just days after Kevin Hart appeared on the Ellen Degeneres show where we learned that Ellen called the Academy to ask that they bring Hart back on as host after the fiasco. Ellen’s choice to support Hart perplexed the LGBTQ community. While the topic is sensitive to Ellen as a gay woman, she also believes that Hart has grown and can find value in the backlash that he has received.

The Academy has yet to find a replacement to host the 91st Annual Academy Awards on February 24th, but is it possible that Hart could be asked back?

h/t: ABC News

 

'Schitt's Creek' Season 5 Trailer Shows More Dysfunction Family Hilarity To Come

Canadian comedy Schitt’s Creek announced its coming return with the release of a new trailer.

The Canadian Broadcasting Company released the trailer for the fifth season of the comedy about a family struggling to keep it together.

Schitt's Creek follows the Rose family, which is run by soap opera actress Moira (played by Catherine O’Hara) and former business mogul Johnny (Eugene Levy).

In an Arrested Development-esque situation, the family suddenly finds themselves broke and frantically trying to deal with their new life situation. The two parents and their children, Alexis (Annie Murphy) and openly bisexual David (played by out actor Daniel Levy), then relocate to a small town where their crazy new life begins.

The show has won several awards like the ACTRA Award and eleven Canadian Screen Awards.

The Season 5 trailer for the series reveals that the family is opening an acting academy as their latest effort to reclaim fame and fortune. Of course, things won’t go according to plan.

Schitt’s Creek will return to US Netflix on January 16.

Madonna and The Fat Jewish Hold 'Ee-rotic' Dance Auditions in New Skincare Promo. It's Really Bizarre.

Madonna is still tirelessly promoting her mega-expensive though well-reviewed skincare line MDNA Skin. In her latest online commercial, she’s joined once again by The Fat Jewish (Josh Ostrovksy)

In a six-minute segment cheekily called “Roll Call,” the Queen of Pop is advertising a $200 infrared “beauty roller” that honestly looks a bit phallic. Maybe that’s not accidental. She and Ostrovsky see several world-class dancers accomplish amazing feats with their bodies—but it always comes back to this wand that’s supposed to—well, what exactly is this thing supposed to do again? I’ve seen several commercials for this thing, and I still don’t know what it does.

I can totally respect Madonna’s many side hustles. 100%. But after the release of a lousy track yesterday (Madonna was a featured artist on Quavo’s confusing “Champagne Rose,” along with Cardi B, who confuses me), I’m starting to worry.

Earlier this year, she made ripples with an interview about her upcoming fourteenth studio album, criticizing current popular music for sounding homogenous-- singling out tracks with tons of guests on them. Like…? Isn’t that exactly what this “Champagne Rose” track is? A confused mess of too many cooks?

Historically, Madonna is the Mistress of Innovation. But since 2008’s Hard Candy, her records and other artistic output have copied what’s trendy, with mixed results. At worst, her recent material has sounded downright lifeless. Which is just insane-- Madonna has more personality and spirit in her pinky than most music stars do in their entire bodies.

Related: All 13 Madonna Albums Ranked

The best part of this new skincare promo video is the last few seconds. Madonna sings the “Erotica” chorus into one of her beauty products, a makeshift mic. Just watching her sing that takes me there. Erotica was so ahead of its time. A lot of people hated it when it came out; it’s now seen as an influential classic, one of the best pop albums of the 1990s. That album is Madonna the uncompromising artist at her most vital-- a far cry from the new track or promotional vids with the Fat Jewish.

I’m fine with Madonna doing bizarre adverts for beauty products I don’t even understand, and I’ll abide her having some fun guesting on forgettable hip-hop tracks, but I don’t want Madonna to lose her edge. I don’t want her to follow trends instead of experimenting.

I do not want her to sell out. One the best songs of her entire catalogue, a ballad called “Gone” that closes the great album Music, begins with the line,

“Selling out, is not my thing…”

I adore Madonna. Madonna is actually one of my personal heroes. Her contribution to pop culture cannot be overestimated, and she’s been an outspoken gay ally since long, long before it was cool— something we should never forget and never take for granted.

As a diehard, though, I really, really, really want her to deliver in 2019. I know she has a surprising, exhilarating album in her somewhere. I know she has the raw materials to keep being great for decades to come.

Watch Roll Call below. Do you think I’m being too sensitive? Should I just sit back and let Madonna have her fun on the internet? Or do you share some of my concerns? Please let us know in the comments.

 

Panic Ensues When One of the Four Go Missing On W&G

Season 2, episode 2 of Will & Grace feels like it should’ve been the premiere instead based on the subject matter that happened within it.

The show starts with Jack and Karen cackling delightfully after Will’s mother Marilyn marries Grace’s father Martin. Of course, Will & Grace are devastated by all of this, but then the rest of the episode focuses on something much different and pushes this subject matter to this side. It’s quite confusing that the reality of W&G becoming related isn’t the total focus, nor do we get to see the actual wedding happen. All we get is their misery mixed with Jack and Karen’s delight… and Smitty the Bartender (which is never a problem).

Will, Grace and Jack’s characters do have their own storyline happen after that scene fades to black, but it becomes part of a bigger issues when a “detective” call each of them. They all convene at W&G’s apartment to find out that Karen has gone missing. It was there where they each recall where they saw her last (she visited Will when he was dying his beard hair, showed up to work at Grace’s studio and chatted with Jack when he was in the shower with Estefan).

The other storylines are a tad menial compared to Karen going missing. Will’s has to do with him dying his beard but claiming it’s “good genes” when other people compliment him on it, Grace panics that she has no social media followers amid her running for President of the New York Society of Interior Designers and Jack freaking out about the whole “forever” thing with Estefan. Each have their funny moments, but it wasn’t about them this time around.

Karen is eventually found taking a tour at Universal Studios as her alter ego Anastasia Beaverhausen. She talks with a woman from the Midwest about why she went missing, which she thinks has to do with her husband Stan finding out about her affair with Malcolm.

Malcolm (Alec Baldwin) eventually shows up to reveal that it was he who told Stan about the affair. Karen comes back at the end of the episode to slap Malcolm and find out that she’s been served with divorce papers from the woman who claimed she was a “detective” (she’s wasn’t, she’s a process server). They all happily hug her and wish her support before the episode ended.

Notes from the Episode:

  • Can the writers please give Will a better storyline? A relationship, another friend… something? Having this episode be about him dying his beard really fell flat and he’s a much better actor than what they are giving.
  • No “West Side Curmudgeon” this week AKA David Schwimmer who appeared on the season opener. He’ll be back at some point, I just still wonder as to why his episode was the premiere and not this one as it seemed a tad backwards.
  • Jack and Estefan won’t last. Maybe I’m wrong, but Jack doesn’t have the ability to be a one-man kind of… man. He even said during this episode that he’s a “Jack of all Gays,” so I wonder if Esetefan’s time is numbered on the show.
  • I don’t think we’ve seen the last of Malcolm either.
  • Here’s hoping that there’s some flashbacks to Marilyn and Martin’s wedding, as it would’ve been great to see how Will and Grace acted during it.

Thoughts on last night’s show, Instinct Magazine readers?

Kid Fury And Lena Waithe To Produce A Dark HBO Comedy About A Gay Black Man

Looks like HBO is doubling down on stories about LGBTQ Black people. After HBO darling Issa Rae shared that she’s producing a show about a bisexual Black man, actress Lena Waithe and comedian Kid Fury have announced their own project.

According to Variety, stand-up comedian, podcast host, and former Youtuber Kid Fury, who’s openly gay and born Gregory A. Smith, is working on a yet-to-be-titled dark comedy for the HBO channel.

The series will follow Greg, an acerbic Black gay man in his early 20s. He will be struggling with typical problems at that age while living in New York City as well as dealing with undiagnosed clinical depression.

While Kid Fury has been rising as a comedian through stand-up and online projects, his closest credit towards the television industry was a one-off appearance on Netflix’s “Dear White People” (which has a host of LGBTQ characters).

That said, he’ll have the support of actress and producer Lena Waithe.

We look forward to seeing the finished project!

Sacha Baron Cohen's "Pervert Wand" Goes Haywire Around Roy Moore

Sacha Baron Cohen’s Who Is America? is kind of addictive. It’s hard to imagine the British comedian will ever be able to pull off another Borat given his level of international fame, but the new Showtime series is, in many ways, his most successful venture into confrontational prank comedy since that 2006 mega hit.

I’ve watched all of the first three episodes. Who Is America? is always cringe-inducing, frequently laugh-out-loud funny and fitfully genius.

Perhaps the series’ most uncomfortable yet gratifying run-in occurred on last night’s show, when Cohen, in character as fake Israeli anti-terrorism expert Col. Erran Morrad, confronted Republican Roy Moore, a former senate candidate from Alabama.

Moore lost the Alabama election in Dec. 2017 amid allegations he’d sexually assaulted several women, including minors, in the past.

After a brief chit-chat of half-assed niceties comparing Alabama to Israel, Cohen-as-Morrad told Moore Israel had developed exciting new technology, a wand that beeps whenever it’s around a pedophile— the “science” behind it being that pedophiles release an enzyme that’s three times as strong as it is in “non-perverts.”

Of course, the went haywire, beeping erratically, when waved over Moore.

At first the former senate candidate kept a tight smile, before getting defensive.

“I’ve been married for 33 years,” said Moore. “I’ve never had an accusation of such things.”

Cohen, a brilliant improviser, handled everything Moore threw at him, claiming the technology was “99.8%” accurate, but he wasn’t accusing Moore of being a pedophile. Cohen-as-Morrad waved the wand over himself and his “security guard”—silence. Then he waved it over Moore and it beeped wildly again.

Eventually, Moore finally walked off.

Moore recently attacked Cohen on Twitter, saying he was duped. He thought he was receiving an all-expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. to receive an award for his support of Israel.

To watch the scene in all of its squirmy entirety, head on over to YouTube.

Who Is America? airs on Showtime Sundays at 10pm.

Kathy Griffin's Laugh Your Head Off World Tour Is Not Just a Comedy Show

 

I’ll open this review by saying I was present for both of Kathy Griffin’s Los Angeles stops on her Laugh Your Head Off World Tour. Months ago, only one LA show was announced—July 19 at the Dolby Theater. Due to high demand, a second show was booked much later for the following night.

Griffin performed for 171 minutes on Thursday, pausing only a few times to sip water; I was so blown away that as soon as she finished her bows I got on my phone to round up a friend to join me for night two.

I’ve been a fan of Griffin’s ever since the nascence of Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List. Perhaps not coincidentally, the reality program—and her huge rise in pop culture as a Hollywood outsider on the inside—happened right around the time I was realizing I was gay, the mid-aughts. I read her memoir, Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin, months after I moved to Los Angeles and started attending classes at the The Groundlings. I credit it with a chunk of the limited stability I had in my first year out here. It’s a dynamite memoir; I’m tempted to call it a must-read for anyone who makes the leap to L.A. to chase a dream.

Long before such a thing was trendy in the mainstream, Griffin’s relationship with her gay fans has felt symbiotic, genuine and unforced. At Friday’s show she expressed her displeasure at being called the more P.C. “Fruit Fly” over “Fag Hag” by younger audiences— to thunderous applause (“I’ve been fighting for your rights since before you were born! I’m a hag!”). She also had more than a little fun, calling us “gaymen” pronounced like Neil Gaiman’s last name, and the “LGBTQI12345 community.”


The Laugh Your Head Off Tour is, in no uncertain terms, a comeback. Just over a year ago, Griffin made international headlines for posing with a picture holding a Donald Trump mask covered in ketchup. TMZ posted it to their homepage, and then the firestorm commenced.

As the Grammy winner and two-time Emmy-winner explains in detail in her new act, nearly everyone turned their backs on her (even longtime pal Anderson Cooper). She lost all of her endorsements (even Squatty Potty!), and all of her U.S. tour dates were canceled.

One point Griffin brought hammered down on both nights: you’re entitled to think whatever you want about that photo, but she did not break the law.

An aside: Children are in cages now, guys. Are any of us still upset about Kathy Griffin's prop comedy?

Nevertheless, the federal government investigated her for two month, for conspiracy to assassinate the President of the United States. She was on the No Fly List and Interpol’s list—like terrorist. She also received death threats— along with her family, including her sister who was dying of cancer at the time. There’s even more to it.

 

She isn't sorry for the photo. The loose structure of the show is this: Griffin details the day that photo came out, then the astonishing, protracted fallout, and it all leads up to her account of the interrogation that could have ended with her being taken away in cuffs. 

Griffin was at the very top of her game on Thursday: full of energy, yet organized; she never once let her thoughts get ahead of her. By the time she got to the interrogation, about 160 minutes into her show, you could hear a pin drop in the 3,000-seat theater. This comedy show has hand-wringing suspense; I was ultimately exhilarated.

Friday’s show, though wonderful, wasn’t as pristine. The first night was sold out (on night two the theater was about two-thirds booked), and the audience was more respectful and enthusiastic. There was significant variation in material night-to-night and both nights Griffin lamented she’d only covered “one tenth” of her act (the Dolby Theater has a strict 11 pm curfew).


The Laugh Your Head Off is so good that I really don’t want to spoil much of what’s in it. Until the inevitable TV special comes to light, it just doesn’t seem fair. I will say that this is Griffin at her most “unhinged,” as she says herself. We’ve always loved her for her not giving a f*ck, but the world is different—the wool is being continuously yanked from our eyes— and boy does she really not give a f*ck. She named names, and not just the famous ones. Griffin gives out full names of publicists and even her neighbors as she rips them to shreds.

Weaved throughout the intense main narrative are some softer bits. She makes plenty of time for the celebrity juice she’s best known for. A bit about her Bel Air neighbor Kanye West having a nervous breakdown in his backyard that ranks among the funniest anecdotes she’s ever told. Howlingly, grab-the-person-next-to-you hilarious stuff.

Also, there’s this gold nugget:

“So, Roseanne Barr… I did Nazi that coming.

I did Nazi it coming.

Nazi.

Roseanne Barr is a Nazi.

They’re not all jokes, folks!”

Perhaps the spiciest, most exotic tea that was spilled at Griffin’s L.A. show was when she went after Ellen DeGeneres, on Thursday. She started by stating that in person, DeGeneres is—gasp—nothing like the impossibly, unflappably upbeat non-human she plays on her daytime TV show. Griffin detailed a heated fight she had with DeGeneres over the phone after Joan Rivers passed away (Griffin wanted DeGeneres to do a tribute to Rivers, but the daytime host didn’t want to be associated with Rivers’ “mean” humor). Griffin also called DeGeneres an "untalented hack.”

Post-Weinstein, non-disclosure agreements mean a whole lot less. We’re going to start hearing all kinds of shocking things about everybody. Face it: Griffin’s style of humor suits the times we’re living in. She can, and should, go after everybody.


That’s all I’m going to spoil, though. I want you to fully experience this thing the way I did.

The Laugh Your Head Off Tour is the most exhaustingly funny and satisfying comedy show I have ever seen. And it is so much more than a comedy show. What she’s doing here is unlike anything she—or any comedian for that matter—has ever even attempted.

In 2005, Kathy Griffin was a Hollywood outsider on the inside, spraying us with tea about, say, Sharon Stone’s bizarre antics at an amfAR fundraiser, or drunk people at Brooke Shields’ wedding. In 2018, as the foundation of our democracy is being rocked and our rights are at risk, this comedian who specializes in dick and pussy jokes has terrifying, sobering and mordantly funny insider scoop about our corrupt, bullying government, all the way to the top.

The world is changing. Kathy Griffin is telling the truth.

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Fox Released The Trailer For "The Cool Kids:" A Show About Friends Making A Mess Of Their Golden Years

Have you ever wanted to see Will & Grace’s Beverly get his own tv show? Well, this is as close as your gonna get.

Fox has released the trailer for a new series about the cool kids at a retirement center.

The Cool Kids sees three friends mourning the death of one of their own. Hank (played by David Alan Grier) is the leader of the crew and wants to have a big party to honor their recently deceased friend.

Meanwhile, Charlie (played by Martin Mull) goes along with it fine, but is often mumbling about some hard-to-believe past adventure from earlier in his life. Then Sid (played by Will & Grace’s Leslie Jordan) is the naysayer of the group who still goes along with the chaos anyway.

But what happens when the three boys are suddenly approached by Margaret (played by Vicki Lawrence), a brash women who suddenly wants to join in on their adventures? Well, the group of cool kids gets a new member of the group to enjoy the rest of their lives together.

Fox’s Cool Kids is set to premiere on tv screens this coming Fall on Friday nights. Will you be watching?

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