LIFE IS BETTER WHEN YOU LAUGH

SETH DOESN’T PULL ANY PUNCHES

What a Late Night with Seth Meyers! After a week off, he tackles the protests in America in three interesting and thoughtful segments. Seth takes a closer look at the countless instances of violent police escalation in response to the protests over the murder of George Floyd. First of all, Seth is funny and serious…

TAYLOR TOMLINSON

Oh to be young and in love. Or as we say in 2020, ‘Oh to be young and desperately confused about every small aspect of life including the random re-surfacing of childhood traumas.’ While the sound of being ‘in your 20s’ has long-since suggested a bright-eyed air of curiosity, new beginnings, and potential, the 25…

REAL IS VIRTUAL AND VIRTUAL IS REAL

Good news and bad news from Mark Rutte. The good news is kids will go back to school. That’s lucky, because at our house we were going to send kids back to school even if it was still closed. ‘Sit at the gate until 3:00. We’ll pick you up then.’ But bad news for adults….

TRIXIE MATTEL/BRIAN FIRKUS

Trixie Mattel, winner of RuPaul Drag Race Allstars season three, comedy queen and singer-song writer, stars in her own new Netflix Documentary, Moving Parts, and it is a must-see. Trixie lets the world see the ups and downs of maintaining a career as an iconic drag queen from channeling her abusive past into an armor…

MIDDLEDITCH AND SCHWARTZ

A completely improvised two person show. Are you missing your improv fix while social distancing? All of us at Boom Chicago can safely say that we are… But worry not, for Netflix is coming to the rescue. On April 21st the streaming service is releasing three improvised specials from Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz, entitled…

LESLIE JONES

During quarantine most people are looking for two things, entertainment and exercise. Look no further as Leslie Jones provides an abundant amount of both. The former SNL cast member recently premiered her first Netflix stand-up special, Time Machine, that is hilarious and super high energy (3 full minutes are dedicated to an all out solo dance…

WEEK 2 IN QUARANTINE: BACK TO WORK FROM HOME?

Well, things are still weird. Who would have thought we would say to our kids: ‘It’s so nice outside. Why don’t you play video games?’  If you’re like me, you’re trying to balance kids that need help with Microsoft Teams schooling, keeping up with the latest information about the pandemic, and attending Zoom meetings at…

THE CHECK IN

Seth Meyers is famous for ‘A Closer Look’, his daily deep dive. But sometimes he goes more in depth into an important but less urgent issue like John Oliver and Arjen Lubach.   This funny and insightful episode of ‘The Check In’ explores Opportunity Zones. That program was supposed to help low income neighborhoods with…

WORKING DURING CORONAVIRUS: STAY SMART, STAY ON MESSAGE, AND WE’LL GET THROUGH THIS

‘Hello and welcome to this day of interactive learning, exchanging best practices, and COUGHING INTO OUR ELBOWS!’ That’s how I began the workshop I ran for a front line service staff on March 10. Today, just a few days later, Dutch Prime Minister Rutte has stopped any events or gatherings of more than 100 people. Don’t…