This week in comedy: They’re coming back! As it’s been a rough few months on us all, we imagine that what the South Park gang has been going through will do what they’ve always done and echo it all in the truly twisted way that only they can. From the trailer, it seems business as usual, minus the shields around the desks of course. That part is new. But for the fictional community that has always had their foot in our world, we can’t wait to see what they do with this. The special airs Wednesday night at 8 ET.
Also this week, Michelle Buteau is coming out with her first Netflix special. In the trailer for the special, we find her talking about having twins, being “an achievable Beyoncé for government workers”, and just how New Jersey she still is, according to her husband. Michelle Buteau: Welcome to Buteaupia comes out on Tuesday.
Plus, Robert Smigel is heading to Fox with a new election special titled Let’s Be Real. Given that the special predominantly features puppets (who are probably less likely to contract COVID) it was probably way easier to go ahead and film a special like this during the pandemic we imagine. No word on whether or not Triumph will be showing up, but… We’d be surprised if he didn’t, frankly. Regardless, more Smigel content is always great news.
Also, The Comedy Store is the subject of a documentary series on Showtime. Directed by Mike Binder (who started out as a comic at the Store in the 80s), the film follows the history of the hallowed halls of the club, all the way up until today. And it also features interviews with some of the biggest names in comedy including David Letterman, Jim Carrey, Bill Burr, Whoopi Goldberg, Bobby Lee, Bert Kreischer, Jimmie Walker, Nikki Glaser, Whitney Cummings, Chris Rock, and many more.
And finally, speaking of Chris Rock, he is kicking off season 46 of Saturday Night Live with musical guest Megan Thee Stallion. It’s the first time the show has been broadcast live since March in the studio, and with only a small audience present, we can’t wait to see how they pull this off. It’s definitely enough to keep us on our toes!
Collin Quinn on Late Night w/Seth Meyers
Michelle Buteau: Welcome to Buteaupia debuts on Netflix
Sarah Silverman on Late Night w/Seth Meyers
The Weakest Link (hosted by Jane Lynch) premieres on NBC
South Park: The Pandemic Special premiers on Comedy Central
Let’s Be Real premieres on Fox
Connecting series premiere on NBC
Michael Che and Colin Jost on The Tonight Show
Cecily Strong on Late Night w/Seth Meyers
Adam Sandler on The Tonight Show /em>
Saturday Night Live season 46 premiere on NBC
The Comedy Store debuts on Showtime