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WHAT A CRAZY WEEK!

Jimmy Kimmel puts the latest US political news into a funny monologue. We abandon our allies the Kurds who are slaughtered. Trump’s chief of staff admits a ‘quid pro quo’  n Ukraine. And Trump agrees to host the G& summit at his golf course in violation of the Constitution. Where to begin? .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom:…

PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO GET RID OF TRUMP

Bill Maher comes up with a very funny idea about how to get rid of Donald Trump in this important clip. Boom Chicago is on board!  

A CLOSER LOOK – IMPEACHMENT UPDATE

Impeachment Update! Vice President Mike Pence is also apparently part of the Ukrainian scandal. Let Seth Meyers bring you up to speed with yesterday’s A Closer Look. Fun fact: If they remove Trump and Pence from office, third in line is the (democratic) Speaker of the House. Say hello to President Nancy Pelosi! The odds of the Republican Senate doing that are just like alcohol free beer: 0,0.   .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%; } 

COLIN QUINN: RED STATE BLUE STATE

Colin Quinn is a blue-collar comedian who has made a career of seeming like an everyman. His background is Irish Catholic. His accent is New York. His clothes are unflashy. And, although he doesn’t drink anymore, he looks like he’s been in a bar fight or two. The comedy-philosopher’s new comedy special gives a focus…

WHITNEY CUMMINGS: “CAN I TOUCH IT”

Whitney Cummings kicks the concept of diminishing returns straight in its graph with her FOURTH Netflix stand-up special “Can I Touch It?”. She immediately clarifies all of the “new” rules and regulations for confused men in the dawn of consideration for women without letting ladies off the hook either. Once she’s held our hands through a how-to-be-an-adult in 2019, using her experience as a journalist and roundtable guest on CBS’s Chelsea Lately, Cummings is ready to tackle the future (and just in time as Boom Chicago relaunches our Mainstage show The Future is Here And It’s Slightly Annoying!). From the creator of 2 Broke Girls, “Can I Touch It?” makes you want to grow up (to be just like Cummings). Check it out to see how your sex robot will also become your guacamole machine and make sure you stick…

DAVE CHAPPELLE: STICKS AND STONES

Dave Chappelle still has the power to shock and make you laugh. He is probably the least cautious famous comedian out there. While other comedians might feel hemmed in, or want to not wake the woke Twitter mob, Dave Chappelle says fuck it. He has made a career of surprising people and not fitting nicely into any easy box. All while being truly funny. In the early 2000s, Chappelle was one of the most exciting comedians in America. He was a comedian’s comedian and his 2003 TV series, Chappelle’s Show, was the Key and Peele of its time. I’m Rick James, Bitch became a hipster catchphrase before we had hipsters, and probably brought calling men ‘bitch’ into the mainstream. After signing a $50 million dollar multi-year deal, he was on top of the world. But Dave Chappelle wasn’t happy. He…

WANDA SYKES

If you want to see a master of stand-up comedy, then you need to check out Wanda Sykes new Netflix Special ’Not Normal’. You know Sykes from her role as Barbara Baran in ‘The New Adventures of Old Christine’, and for her comedic roles in such films as Monster-in-Law and My Super Ex-Girlfriend or TV…

A CLOSER LOOK FROM SETH MEYERS

Seth Meyers shows more leadership on US shootings than politicians Another week, another three mass shootings… Seth Meyers provides consoling, analysis and levity after yet another tragedy. Remember when presidents did that? If Seth were black and female, he could win the Democratic nomination. Until that happens, my support stays with Oprah! Politicians React to Shootings in El Paso and Dayton: 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%; } Put the boot on Air Force One! Seth Meyers talks about the NRA, guns and the $500.000 Donald Trump still owes the City of El Paso Texas. This chock full episode starts with how Trump likes to ‘punch back’ — even when people don’t…

COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE

In 2012, the always fantastic Jerry Seinfeld started a ridiculous show, on a different medium, the web, on Crackle no less. People were confused. Why was the great and rich Jerry Seinfeld doing a low rent show on a low rent website? And who would watch internet comedy that was longer than five minutes? Until then, no one had. .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%; } Jerry was right and we were wrong. The show, now on Netflix naturally, is now iconic and introduced a brand new format, that also worked on our phones: The spontaneous, unplanned, highly edited, very intimate and personal interview show. Jerry explains some of the magic. ‘The car gives it kinetic…

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER

Bill Maher is back! Coming back from his July vacation, Bill Maher’s first joke was this: ‘Donald Trump left Washington DC this week, which shows that he can make crime go down in a black city.’ Welcome back! Here is his excellent monologue: .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 30%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%;…