SNL Does Mario Kart With Pedro Pascal
Also: Baron Vaughn, Hannibal Buress, and Elon Gold
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And now, the har-de-hars you came for:
You may have heard of HBO’s “The Last of Us”, based on the popular video game, starring Pedro Pascal. SNL did a fun send-up when he hosted last weekend, using a different video game, that turned out well:
Comedy Central is now releasing full episodes of The New Negroes by Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle, jam-packed with great standup sets by a ton of comics:
Hannibal Buress’ full special from 2012 is now available to watch for free on YouTube. Fun fact: He used to emcee my improv shows in Chicago back in the early 2000’s! Enjoy:
Elon Gold had a fun set on Corden recently where he talks about being a dad to teenagers, trying to take his kid to the doctor during the pandemic, and why everyone the past few years seems to be either asymptomatic or anti-Semitic:
And that’s all she wrote!
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