Dave Chappelle managed to address the controversy surrounding last year’s standup specials, and ignite a new one all at once. The comedian’s latest Netflix standup offers a measured response to jokes about Caitlyn Jenner and the transgender community, though a subsequent special sees Chappelle questioning both the #MeToo movement and fellow comedian Louis C.K.’s accusers.
The entertainment world is understandably reevaluating partnerships with Louis C.K. in the wake of Thursday’s bombshell report. HBO has opted to remove the comedian from its upcoming autism benefit and streaming library, while FX is rethinking its own relationship with C.K.
This afternoon, the New York premiere of Louis C.K.’s upcoming film I Love You, Daddy was canceled amid reports that the New York Times was on the verge of publishing a major story about the comedian. That story is, as many suspected, a damning exposé on C.K.’s history of alleged sexual misconduct. Five women went on the record with the Times to share stories of uncomfortable encounters with C.K., the oldest of which dates back to the late ’90s.
It’s the final day of TCA press tour, and with it, FX updates are fast and furious. Network brass have either grim or wonderful news on future Louie, while Fargo Season 4 might be a few years away, and FX Sons of Anarchy spinoff Mayans MC could have a greenlight in the next few months.
There’s nothing new or marvel about cute cuddly talking animals; they’ve been the center of animated feature films since the earliest days of animation. But in ‘The Secret Life of Pets,’ the age old shtick still works.