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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 in a hard-hitting A Closer Look. .embed-container { position: relative ; padding-bottom: 30%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 25%; width: 50%; height: 50%; }  Then Amber Ruffin tells her personal police story. ‘Maybe it’s time to get uncomfortable.’ .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 30%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 25%; width: 50%; height: 50%; }  Finally, He…

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…

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…

CRITICISM OF TRUMP IS ALWAYS A HOAX

President Trump says criticism of his handling of the Coronavirus is the latest Democratic ‘hoax.’ Seth Meyers isn’t having any of it in this top episode of A Closer Look.      

DONALD TRUMP IS A GREAT STAND-UP!

Comedian Donald Trump was on fire this week at the Conservative convention CPAC, skewering his Democrat rivals just before Super Tuesday. He was biting and mean and serving it up cold. He delivers lines like a pro, working the crowds, earning his howls of delight. The standout moments were a physical dis on ‘Mini Mike’…

ALEX BORSTEIN

As I’m typing this, I’m fainting a thousand times over and over again. On March 24th, Alex Borstein is gracing the stage at Boom Chicago as she tours “Alex Borstein & The Amstergang” around Europe. Our technical director mentioned in November that this was a possibility and I immediately started to sweat. Alex is a…

RUSSELL HOWARD

British Superstar Stand Up Russel Howard plays AFAS Live on 21 March. The hardworking UK comedian is known for his panel show appearances on Mock the Week (Think Dit was het Nieuws) and many shows that bear his name like The Russel Howard Comedy Hour.   On the stand up side he holds a number of impressive records like when…

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