Chris Rock made his return to Saturday Night Live this weekend to host for the first time since 1996, and in turn offered up some good laughs before ultimately settling in for a subpar episode.
Once again proving that Rock isn't afraid to tackle subjects most SNL hosts won't, the episode saw him take on the terrorist organization ISIS, but also gave him the space to perform his patented stand-up and maybe also dance to soul music.
Live from New York! It's Prince and Chris Rock!
NBC announced Tuesday that the Holy Purple One, and the comic famous for his impersonation of the music legend, will appear on Saturday Night Live on Nov. 1 as the musical guest and host, respectively.
Jimmy Fallon, Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers. What do all these names have in common? They're all currently, or are going to be, late-night talk show hosts.
And they're all white guys.
In a column for Buzzfeed, comedian W. Kamau Bell rails against "the whiteness of late night," and comments upon the opportunities for change that have been passed up, in recent months especially.
Tributes have been pouring in for Joan Rivers since the comedienne died on Sept. 4 at the age of 81. Among her fans, Rivers was known for her abrasive humor and brash commentary, but among those closest to her, Rivers was known for her kindness, loyalty and early brand of feminism.
The Hollywood Reporter recently compiled comments from two dozen current and former colleagues of Rivers into a career-spanning oral history. Here are the seven most telling excerpts from the piece:
This week, Pippa Middleton gave her first televised interview on theToday show, and Funny or Die threw a surprise birthday party for America in honor of the Fourth of July. Jimmy Kimmel exposed bandwagon fans who were rooting for the U.S. in the World Cup, and also rewrote the lyrics to Trey Songz' "Na Na" so that old people could understand them. Chris Rock hosted the BET Awards, where he showed a video of himself interviewing white people at a monster truck rally about the show. Also, Showtime debuted the trailer for Season 2 of Masters of Sex, and Hulu geared up for the premiere of its original series The Hotwives of Orlando.