This week in comedy: Lamorne Morris, best known by most audiences for his work on New Girl, is starting in a new series on Hulu. That series, Woke, finds Morris as a black cartoonist living in San Francisco whose life is altered after an encounter he has with police. The series is semi-autobiographical, based on the experiences of creator Kieth Knight. Woke debuts on Hulu on Tuesday.
Also this week, after a few pre-existing series have already tackled the topic, we are getting our first pandemic, quarantined-based film. On Saturday, HBO is premiering Coastal Elites, which features a star-studded cast that includes Dan Levy, Sarah Paulson, Issa Rae, Kaitlyn Dever, and Bette Midler. The film was originally written to be a play set to premiere earlier this year, then rewritten to incorporate the quarantine plot. And be sure to be on the lookout for our upcoming interview with director Jay Roach.
Plus, relive history with a new documentary that dives into a forgotten moment in history from The Tonight Show. Back in 1968, new ground was being broken the moment that guest host Harry Belafonte, of all people, stepped out in front of The Tonight Show audience. As the first African American to host the show, he brought with him a stellar panel that included Martin Luther King Jr., Aretha Franklin, Sidney Poitier, and Robert Kennedy. The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte Hosts The Tonight Show hits Peacock on Thursday.
Nick Kroll on Conan (R)
Kenan Thompson on Late Night w/Seth Meyers (R)
Kevin Hart on The Tonight Show
Josh Gad guest hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jorma Taccone on Late Night w/Seth Meyers
Judd Apatow on Conan
Woke premieres on Hulu
John Cleese on Late Night w/Seth Meyers
Beth Stelling on Conan
The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte Hosts The Tonight Show debuts on Peacock
Kevin Nealon on Conan
Jason Sudeikis on The Late Late Show w/James Corden
Coastal Elites premieres on HBO