Last fall, Robert Smigel debuted a new one-off special that – on brand for the man behind the cigar with Triumph the Insult Comic Dog – featured Donald Trump, Joe Biden, and other political figures as puppets. The special apparently did well enough that Smigel is coming back with a weekly series, titled Let’s Be Real. In the trailer, we see Biden, Trump, Nancy Pelosi, and others with black bars over their eyes to conceal their puppet identity. The show debuts Thursday night on Fox.
Also this week, Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s The Mitchells vs The Machines has been in the works for a while, and was originally supposed to come out in theaters last year. However, now the animated comedy has jumped on over to Netflix, and is coming out this Friday. Along for the ride is Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Abbi Jacobson, Eric Andre, Fred Armisen, Conan O’Brien, Beck Bennet, Sasheer Zamata, and more. The cast definitely has us intrigued, as does the plot itself, which is about a family on a road trip fighting off robots from taking over the planet. Sounds about right!
And finally, Tony Hale has a new movie coming out. Eat Wheaties! is about a socially awkward guy who, after discovering social media, begins leaving weird messages for his high school friend, who happens to be Elizabeth Banks. Judging from the trailer, it’s a truly meta and quirky film, and is a modern day take on obsession with celebrity. Eat Wheaties! opens in theaters Friday.
Maya Rudolph on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Michael Che on The Tonight Show
Ed Helms and Michelle Buteau on Late Night w/Seth Meyers
Brian Regan on The Tonight Show
Let’s Be Real premieres on Fox
Impractical Jokers on The Tonight Show
The Mitchells vs. The Machines debuts on Netflix
Eat Wheaties! hits theaters
Abbi Jacobson on The Tonight Show