Stranger Things Pop-Up Shop Opens as Season 4 Released – NBC Chicago

A storefront in suburban Chicago mall will transport fans to Hawkins, Indiana this weekend, in the form of a Stranger Things pop-up shop just in time for the release of season 4. Netflix last week opened an immersive Stranger Things pop-up store at Oakbrook Center Mall where guests can take photos inside Joyce’s House, shop … Read more

Ricky Gervais Defends ‘Taboo’ Comedy Following Backlash Over ‘Dangerous’ Jokes About Trans People In Netflix Special

Ricky Gervais has attempted to defend his style of comedy after he faced a backlash over jokes he makes about the trans community in his new Netflix special The After Life creator’s newest show SuperNature began streaming earlier this week, and was quickly condemned over the material in his stand-up set, which also includes jokes … Read more

Ricky Gervais defends telling ‘taboo’ jokes after Stonewall criticism

Speaking on the BBC’s The One Show, Gervais said comedy should help people “get us over taboo subjects so they’re not scary any more”. I have added that joking about a difficult subject does not mean you have hostile views or oppose certain rights. “I think that’s what comedy is for, really – to get … Read more

James Acaster Clip About Comics ‘Slagging Off Trans People’ Resurfaces After Ricky Gervais’ New Special

A viral clip of James Acaster lampooning comedians for relying on lazy material about transgender people has resurfaced in the wake of Ricky Gervais’ latest stand-up special. During his 2019 show Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999, James took aim at his peers in the comedy world who used their material to spend “10 solid minutes … Read more

Ricky Gervais Grilled For Anti-Trans Jokes In New Netflix Special

Another Netflix comedy special is under fire for anti-trans jokes months after the company faced backlash for similar comments during Dave Chappelle’s special in 2021. British comedian Ricky Gervais, who released “SuperNature” with the streaming giant on Tuesday, is facing criticism for transphobic remarks he made in the comedy special. One of the remarks, Variety … Read more

Ricky Gervais praised for Netflix special ‘SuperNature’ mocking cancel culture

Ricky Gervais has been praised for his new Netflix special ‘SuperNature’ mocking cancel culture with jokes about trans people, Hitler and AIDS. The comedian, 60, starts the show by describing comedy to the audience as ‘basically a bloke talking’, before purposely failing to recall any ‘funny female comedians’. And just minutes into his opening monologue, … Read more

Billie Eilish ‘offended’ by reactions to her Tourette’s Syndrome

Billie Eilish got candid about living with Tourette’s Syndrome in a new Netflix documentary. The Grammy winner, 20, opened up about the neurological disorder during an appearance on David Letterman’s season 4 premiere of “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.” “I’m very happy to talk about it,” she said after experiencing a tic. “I actually … Read more

Will Smith hallucinated that his career would be destroyed in interview BEFORE shock Oscars slap

Will Smith revealed in his upcoming David Letterman interview that he hallucinated a vision of losing his career and fortune while on an ayahuasca drug trip, according to a newly leaked clip posted on Twitter. The admission for Letterman’s Netflix series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction was strikingly timed, as the 53-year-old actor taped … Read more

Heartstopper Stars Share Hopes For Seasons 2 And 3 Of Queer Teen Smash

Audiences swept up by Heartstopper had reason to celebrate last week, as Netflix confirmed it had renewed the LGBTQ-inclusive teen series for two additional seasons. Based on the first two volumes of Alice Oseman’s web comic-turned-graphic novel series, “Heartstopper” follows Charlie Spring (Joe Locke), the only openly gay student at his all-boys secondary school. After … Read more

John Mulaney surprises unhappy fans with Dave Chappelle performance

Left: John Mulaney (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images), Right: Dave Chappelle (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Comedian John Mulaney has come under criticism this weekend, after reports that he surprised audiences at a show in Ohio last night with an opening appearance from local resident Dave Chappelle, who proceeded to do … Read more