Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Prisoner Re-entry (HBO) – Published on Nov 8, 2015


Former offenders face enormous obstacles once they leave prison. John Oliver sits down with Bilal Chatman, an ex-prisoner, to discuss the challenges of reentering society.

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Jon Stewart Is Bringing His Comedy Chops to HBO | WIRED


Advertisement.Skip Article Header. Skip to: Start of Article.AUTHOR: K.M. MCFARLAND. K.M. MCFARLAND ENTERTAINMENT DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11.03.15.11.03.15 TIME OF PUBLICATION: 2:06 PM.2:06 PMJON STEWART IS BRINGING HIS COMEDY CHOPS TO HBO MARTIN CROOKMaybe Jon Stewart wasn’t kidding when he described life without applause (aka off of TV) as a “barren wasteland” at the Emmys back in September. HBO just announced that Stewart has signed a four-year production deal with the cable network that will begin with “short-form digital content” pushed to HBO Now and HBO Go, along with a first-look development option for film and television projects.Stewart, according to HBO’s announcement, will be working with a cloud graphics company called OTOY Inc. to “allow him to produce timely short-form digital content, which will be refreshed on HBO Now multiple times throughout the day”—essentially filling the part of HBO’s comedy landscape not taken by Jon Oliver’s in-depth segments on Last Week Tonight.The move is a very smart one for Stewart. For HBO, it’s a play for more up-to-the-minute reactions to current events, something the cable network wasn’t equipped to handle before HBO Go and HBO Now, and that Stewart couldn’t do with his afternoon tapings for The Daily Show on Comedy Central. It’s basically the fast-paced maneuverability of online sketch comedy and satire partnered with Stewart’s established voice. Expect cool things.

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David Spade: This is why Eddie Murphy hated me, wouldn’t come back to “Saturday Night Live”


EXCLUSIVE I made a dumb joke. Suddenly a mad Eddie was calling and wouldn’t return to “SNL.” I’d duck him for years

David Spade: This is why Eddie Murphy hated me, wouldn't come back to "Saturday Night Live"

My infamous run-in with Eddie Murphy has been discussed and repeated so many times over the years, by so many people, that I’m sort of done with it. But I feel like I should put it down in print one final time, to sort of put the bow on it and move on. That way, when the aliens come looking for some mildly amusing anecdotes to take back to their planet when they blow ours to smithereens, this one will be primed and ready to go.

When I finally came up with my Hollywood Minute sketch, as previously recounted in great (and probably excruciatingly boring) detail, it was a huge relief to me. I needed something to stick. Things were so dire for me then that whenever I saw Adam Sandler in his office tuning his guitar I’d just crumple up whatever I was writing, go out for pizza, and stick a gun in my mouth between bites. Because he always killed.

The first joke I used on Hollywood Minute went along with a photo of Michael Bolton. The line went “Hey, Michael Bolton, your hair is really long in the back, but guess what? We all know what’s happening on top. It’s called Rogaine, look into it.” Then came “I know you’ve sold eight million albums but guess what? I don’t know anyone that has one!” Laughs all around. I did “the min” (gross term for it that I never actually called it) again two weeks later, and then as often as I could despite everyone probably rolling their eyes whenever I brought it to the table.

 

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Study Finds Carving Names Into Public Property Prolongs Relationship By 30 Or More Years – The Onion – America’s Finest News Source


MINNEAPOLIS—According to a study published Thursday in the Journal Of Marriage And Family that assessed factors contributing to lasting and happy relationships, the practice of carving names into public property prolongs the time a couple is together by 30 years or more.

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