Will Arturo Castro be Comedy Central’s next sketch comedy star?

Comedy Central released a trailer for its next (hopefully) hit sketch series, Alternatino with Arturo Castro. Alternatino will showcase star and creator Arturo Castro’s perspective on relationships, life’s awkward moments, and what it means to be a Latin millennial. The sketch series premieres this summer. Viewers may recognize Castro from his role as Jaime on the recently departed hit Broad City. “Comedy Central has been my home for the past

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Los Espookys adds to HBO’s Spanish language library

Los Espookys has a premiere date on HBO. The new Spanish language comedy series will premiere June 14 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. Los Espookys comes from the minds of Fred Armisen, Ana Fabrega, and Julio Torres alongside Lorne Michaels. The six-episode first season will follow a group of friends who start a business based on their shared love of horror movies. The series takes place in an imagined version of

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Comedy Central sketch show proposes a White Tax on racism

Chicago-based sketch group 3Peat wants racists to pay in their new sketch, White Tax. The sketch, released as a Comedy Central Digital Original, has the group playing Steve Jobs-like characters at new product launch. They describe the next big thing as “a timely and elegant penalty for people who do racist stuff.” The group behind the sketch began when several improvers from The Second City and the iO Theater were

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Lashonda Lester shines one last time in posthumous album Shondee Superstar

In 2017, Lashonda Lester was riding a wave of stand-up superstardom. She was viewed as the Queen of Austin Comedy and the Funniest Person in Austin for 2016. Lester was opening shows for Marc Maron and was set to star in her own Comedy Central special. However, tragedy struck on April 6 of that same year when Lester, 41, died due to complications of a chronic kidney disease. Fans and

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Late Night with Seth Meyers will go long Thursday to cover Mueller report

Late Night With Seth Meyers is going even later Thursday to make time to discuss the Mueller report in depth. Seth Meyers and his writing team hope to leave no joke unturned in its jampacked episode. The show will run 90 minutes to analyze the report in one of his classic A Closer Look segments. A Closer Look has become one of the signature segments on the show. In it,

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BET adds second Lena Waithe show to its line-up

Lena Waithe is bringing her Twenties to BET. April has been a busy month for the Emmy-winning writer. Earlier this month, BET announced Boomerang, which Waithe is an executive producer on, will return for a second season and this week it was announced that Waithe will join the cast of Westworld’s third season. Now, the cable network wants an additional show from the Ready Player One star. Twenties follows a

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Bernie Sanders ain’t happy on Tax Day in satirical video

James Adomian is trying to get you through Tax Day as Bernie Sanders. The comedian and voice actor dusted off his Sanders impression to release a new YouTube video. In the video, Adomian plays the 2020 presidential hopeful as he tries to cram 10 years of tax returns into one day. The video shows Sanders sadly realizing how rich he is and therefore doesn’t pay enough taxes. The presidential candidate

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SNL recap: Emma Stone is wasted on subpar sketches

Emma Stone came back to SNL for her fourth time as host. Stone’s first time hosting was in 2010 and in the nine years since she has become a hosting fave. While Stone has a lot of experience on the SNL stage, the episode might have belonged to BTS. The show referenced the super popular K-Pop boy band a lot. The screams from the audience every time BTS was mentioned

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British comic Ian Cognito died on stage; audience thought it was a bit

Veteran British comedian Ian Cognito truly had a show that was impossible to follow Thursday evening when he tragically died on stage. The comic, 60, reportedly sat down and put his arms and heads back, leading the audience to believe the routine was part of his act. “He came out feeling really sick. We just sat there for five minutes watching him, laughing at him,” John Ostojak told the BBC.

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Late night round-up: Nate Bargatze, Kenny Deforest prevent stand-up blackout

Stand-up comedy was almost blacked out of late night these last two weeks. The Tonight Show was the only network talk show to feature a stand-up in the whole week—the hilarious Nate Bargatze last Friday. This week, Kenny Deforest is the only stand-up this week, doing a killer set on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Ronny Chieng and Aparna Nancherlawill both be on late night Friday night, but

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