Three years ago, Tracy Morgan—the guy responsible for such comedy gold as SNL's Brian Fellows and 30 Rock's Tracy Jordan—almost died in a severe car accident that resulted brain trauma. In the past several months he's returned to comedy.
Now Netflix has announced a new stand-up special from Morgan called Staying Alive. This will he his first special since his brain injury and having to learn to walk again. His previous special, Bona Fide, premiered on Comedy Central less than two months before the accident. Staying Alive was filmed at the Count Basie Theatre in New Jersey, and it hits Netflix on May 16. Discuss
The season finale of Dr. Ken is going to be so meta they should just title this episode, “Inception.” Except, instead of a dream within a dream, the episode titled “Ken’s Big Audition,” will be a show within a show.
Here’s what we know: The self-absorbed Dr. Ken, played by former Community star Ken Jeong, is going to be reconnected in the episode with Community creator Dan Harmon. Harmon will be appearing as “the creator of a new TV comedy set at a community college.” Sound familiar? It gets better.
According to Deadline, Harmon’s character even ends up inviting Dr. Ken to audition for a role on his new show after seeing him perform stand-up at an open mic. Our cup runneth over.
We can only hope the episode is a foreshadowing of another Community revival. Either way, we’re excited to see the madness play out when the episode airs on March 31st. Discuss
This is the kind of story your day needs. This week on her daytime talk show, Ellen DeGeneres gave the entire senior class of Summit Academy Charter School in Brooklyn, New York full college scholarships. The students can now go to any New York state university for free.
The video is touching. Warning, there are a lot of tears.
The hashtag #SomeoneTellFox began trending on Monday night after an episode of 24: Legacy aired footage of a real terrorist attack. The footage was from 2013 when gunmen in Nairobi opened fire in a shopping mall and took the lives of 67 people.
The show attempted to use the footage from a real-life tragedy in order to depict a fictional attack. There’s been little to no explanation as to how or why the footage ended up in the episode, but executive producers Evan Katz and Manny Coto released an apology promising to remove the clip from future reruns:
“In Episode 4 of 24: Legacy, we regretfully included news footage of an attack in Nairobi … It will be removed from all future broadcasts and versions of the show. We apologize for any pain caused to the victims and their families and are deeply sorry.” Discuss