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Rob Schneider mocks the ‘liberal intelligentsia’ in ‘Woke Up in America’ comedy special
“Rob Schneider: Woke Up in America,” released on Fox Nation Sunday and takes viewers from their living rooms to a seat at Schneider’s sold-out comedy tour.From how the word “woman” is now controversial to why the government released UFO footage — from making a movie with Donald Trump to his own vasectomy saga — Schneider is giving his comedic take on how America got to this “mad” place.Writing jokes in the current political climate has to be approached “in a more gentle way,” the comedian noted, Monday, while agreeing there’s a market opportunity for somebody with courage, rather than fear.“I do think the really good comedians, the ones that I really respect, would go against the grain, and go against wherever the power is and wherever the power is being abused,” Schneider said. “I’m sure that if George Carlin was alive, they would say he’s a right-winger… for whatever authority is being abusive, you have to go after the power centers.”In the Fox Nation comedy special, Schneider also maneuvers his audience through the culture wars and his personal ones alike, including his take on COVID mask mandates and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)-focused companies.“I knew this country was in trouble when I went to a bank and the guard at the bank was like: Excuse me, sir, you’re in a bank.
Producers Guild Awards Go for Big Hits: ‘Avatar,’ ‘Top Gun,’ ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Elvis,’ ‘Everything Everywhere’
Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures* Avatar: The Way of Water* The Banshees of Inisherin* Black Panther: Wakanda Forever* Elvis* Everything Everywhere All At Once* The Fabelmans* Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery* Tár* Top Gun: Maverick* The WhaleAward for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures* Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio* Marcel the Shell with Shoes On* Minions: The Rise of Gru* Puss in Boots: The Last Wish* Turning RedNorman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Drama* Andor * Better Call Saul * Ozark * Severance * The White Lotus Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Comedy* Abbott Elementary * Barry * The Bear * Hacks * Only Murders in the Building David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Limited or Anthology Series Television* DAHMER – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story* The Dropout * Inventing Anna * Obi-Wan Kenobi * Pam & Tommy Award for Outstanding Producer of Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures* Fire Island* Hocus Pocus 2* Pinocchio* Prey* Weird: The Al Yankovic StoryAward for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television* 30 for 30* 60 Minutes * George Carlin’s American Dream * Lucy and Desi* Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment, Variety, Sketch, Standup & Talk Television* The Daily Show with Trevor Noah * Jimmy Kimmel Live! * Last Week Tonight with John Oliver * The Late Show with Stephen Colbert * Saturday Night Live Award for Outstanding Producer of Game & Competition Television* The Amazing Race * Lizzo’s Watch Out For The Big Grrrls * RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars * Top Chef * The Voice
Judd Apatow on George Carlin: ‘He was the Madonna of comedy’
Apatow refers is co-producer Michael Bonfiglio, the acclaimed documentarian (“30 for 30: Bo Jackson”) with whom he collaborated on the 2018 HBO documentary “The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling.”Their study of the trailblazing Carlin, who died in 2008 at the age of 71, unfolds in much the same vein as “The Zen Diaries” and includes interviews with Carlin’s daughter, Kelly Carlin, and a gaggle of fellow comics including Paul Reiser, W. Kamau Bell, Steven Wright, Judy Gold, Robert Klein and Patton Oswalt.Viewers familiar with only the bare-bones arc of Carlin’s life will take a deep dive into his professional and personal trajectory — from the clean-cut, suit-wearing ’60s-era stand-up comedian who grudgingly embraced “establishment” television mores (including a 1966 guest-starring role on the ABC sitcom “That Girl”) — to embracing his inner voice and morphing into the bearded, pony-tailed comic voice known for his cutting-edge record albums and standup act (The “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television”) that launched him into household-name stardom — and plunged him into an abyss of drug abuse.Apatow and Bonfiglio also shine a light on Carlin’s personal life, including his childhood growing up on West 121st Street, and his nearly-forty-year marriage to wife Brenda, who died in 1997 from liver cancer.“What’s interesting is that he changed [performing] styles five times.