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HOW ARE BLACK FOOTBALL PLAYERS TREATED?

After the NFL commissioner apologizes about the league’s reaction towards player protests, Seth Interviews Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Terry Crews about his American Football days. Seth’s questions and Terry’s answers are, as expected, very illuminating. Terry Crews shares his reaction to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell admitting the league was wrong about protests against racism, shares examples of discrimination…

TREVOR NOAH ON HOW FAR WE’VE COME IN ONLY TWO WEEKS

Some of the things that seemed impossible a few weeks ago are now being seriously considered. Things like changing laws about policing, like shifting resources from policing to neighborhood investment, like enlisting suburban white support for the treatment of black people are not suddenly quite mainstream. Trevor Noah is cautiously optimistic in this segment on The Daily Show.  …

AMBER RUFFIN HAS THINGS TO SAY

Amber Ruffin continues to be one of the strongest black voices in late night TV in America (in addition to being the only black woman on a major show’s writing staff). Here she is telling her story about an encounter with the police, while skipping no less, on her first day back from Boom Chicago.  …

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…