You might know Arturo Castro from Broad City and Narcos. Now he’s at the center of his own comedy sketch show on Comedy Central called Alternatino and it has Key & Peele vibes. Interlaced with sketches is a fictionalized Arturo dealing with his unlucky social life and acting career as a Latino man in New York City. The humor does not shy away from the complexities of identity in a shifting society. Its first episode “The Date,” which can be viewed on YouTube, opens with an enlightened boy who schools his heteronormative father on avoiding gender binary talk.
The central arcs of Alternatino peel away the everyday absurdities of how society responds to Latino identity or just how to navigate social life. For example, in episode two, titled “Pivot”, Arturo tries to “pivot” the conversations away from South American culture. He also confronts moral dilemmas like approaching a racist white stage veteran for acting advice, dating a pro-border wall conservative woman who owns Liberal Tears mugs, or playing a superhero woven from offensive Latino stereotypes.
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Last year, Bruce Willis was given the (dis)honor of being the target of the Comedy Central Roast. The actor’s career in film, television and, unfortunately, music, was the subject of targeted insults, as was the extensive history of tabloid headlines and supposed racism. This year it will be one of his co-stars having sharp jabs taken at them.
Alec Baldwin has been announced as the next subject of this year’s Comedy Central Roast, which will tape sometime later this year in the actor’s home of New York City. And there’s plenty of fuel to feed the funny fire that comedians will use to roast him to a crisp. Read More »
Have you heard of the latest entertainment sensation called escape rooms? A group of friends get together and get locked in a room full of puzzles, clues and locks that must be navigated in order to get out of the room. Each escape room usually has some kind of theme and narrative to add some layers of fun, and now Comedy Central’s best known series will be getting one of its own.
A new South Park escape room is opening today, May 15 at Escape the Room Chicago, and it will soon expand to more major cities around the United States. Find out about the new South Park escape room below. Read More »
Comedy Central’s Clusterfest is returning to San Francisco for another epic line-up of stand-up comedy, sketch comedy, podcasts, and much more. Some of the biggest names in comedy will be there for the June festival, and some of them will be participating in two recently announced live reads of the 90s classics Clueless and Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion with all new casts bringing the characters to life on stage. Find out who will be starring in the Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion and Clueless live read shows below. Read More »
The South by Southwest Film Festival kicks off this weekend, and we’ll have all sorts of coverage from the films premiering down in Austin, Texas. While you’ll be stuck waiting for most of them to make it to a theater near you (with the exception of Jordan Peele’s Us arriving later this month), at least one of the documentaries playing the festival will be available for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home very shortly after it premieres.
I Am Richard Pryor is a new documentary from Network Entertainment’s growing I Am documentary franchise. The film series has previously focused on the likes of stars such as Heath Ledger, Paul Walker, Chris Farley, and Bruce Lee, as well as historical figures like Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy. Now Richard Pryor, one of the most revered stand-up comedians of all-time, will get the documentary spotlight, and plenty of recognizable faces will pay tribute to the man himself. Read More »
Ever since caller ID came along and people started blocking unfamiliar phone numbers on their cell phones, prank calling became a relic of the past. But Comedy Central doesn’t think so, because they’re bringing their prank call series Crank Yankers back to cable with an order for a 20-episode revival.
For those who may not be familiar, Crank Yankers was a comedy series that featured comedians making prank calls to unsuspecting businesses and people. But the prank calls themselves were recreated with puppets and the real audio from the actual prank call. Read More »
Ever since The Colbert Report left Comedy Central in 2014, the cable network has struggled to hold onto a show that can effectively take the timeslot following The Daily Show. They tried to replicate the political satirical success of Stephen Colbert’s program with Larry Wilmore’s The Nightly Show and Jordan Klepper’s The Opposition, but the only sustainable series to fill the gap was Chris Hardwick’s @midnight, which came to an end in 2017. But now a new contender has entered the late night ring.
Former Saturday Night Live cast member and stand-up comedian David Spade will try his hand at a new late night program following The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. However, rather than trying to tap into the oversaturated political satire spectrum that is already dominating late night television, the new David Spade talk show will go in a different direction with “signature take on the pop culture news of the day.” Read More »
We’ve spent four seasons with the wildly inappropriate antics of Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer as two best friends just trying to get by in the bustling metropolis of New York City. But now Comedy Central’s hit series Broad City is coming to an end with season five, and the final trailer for the epic conclusion has arrived, promising even more mishaps, mayhem and vulgarity. Watch the Broad City final season trailer below. Read More »
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Comedy Central already has reruns of The Office airing all the time, and they’ve just picked up the syndication rights to the spiritual sister to the mockumentary series that takes place in the historic town of Pawnee, Indiana.
All seven seasons of Parks and Recreation are heading to Comedy Central starting in January of 2019. Just like The Office, the arrival of Parks and Recreation reruns on Comedy Central will be ushered in with an all-day marathon. Find out when you can start catch Parks and Recreation reruns on Comedy Central below. Read More »
Everyone’s favorite inebriated Comedy Central series is back, with an even more star-studded cast for its sixth season.
Derek Waters’ Drunk History season 6 has released its first trailer ahead of its January premiere, and it has everything: Elijah Wood in a wig, Evan Rachel Wood rattling off a string of curse words, and returning Drunk History guest stars Will Ferrell, Vanessa Hudens, and Jack McBrayer giving their best over-the-top lip sync performances.
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