Sticks & Stones is Dave Chappelle's fifth standup comedy special for Netflix in three years. All four previous specials won the Grammy for Best Comedy Album, and one of them won the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special. The critical response to this latest special, though, has been a bit more muted.
The Last Black Man in San Francisco (out this week on DVD/Blu-ray/iTunes/Amazon/etc.) tells the semi-autobiographical story of Jimmie Fails, a man just trying to get his grandfather's house back. It's Joe Talbot's directorial debut, and it's been called the best film of the first half of 2019.
Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take:
- Mattel adds Rosa Parks and Sally Ride Barbie dolls for Inspiring Women series
- Mattel Is Releasing A Day Of The Dead Barbie Doll And You Better Believe Latinas Are Divided About It As Heck
- Leslie Jones Leaving 'Saturday Night Live' After 5 Seasons, Kate McKinnon To Return For Season 45
- Netflix forgoes wide theatrical release of Scorsese's 'The Irishman'
- What Andrew Luck Means
- Lara Spencer apologizes for 'stupid' and 'insensitive' comment about Prince George taking ballet: 'I screwed up'
- 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' D23 Teaser: Does Rey Go to the Dark Side?
- Eddie Murphy helped save SNL. Now he's coming back to host.
- Alright, alright: Matthew McConaughey joins University of Texas as professor
- KFC Debuts Plant-Based Chicken Nuggets. Cars Are Double-Looped Around The Building.
- Cheever Tyler, promoter of Shubert and New Haven, dies at 81
- Musical Instruments To Be Exempt From Restrictions On Heavily Trafficked Rosewood
- Pete Davidson Lost His Temper At UCF Students During A Set And Now The College Is Mad
- Popeyes Chicken Sandwich, Now A Sell-Out, Is A $65 Million Marketing Win
- 15 Minutes to 'Mayhem': How a Tweet Led to a Shortage at Popeyes
- Exclusive: Richard Linklater, Ben Platt, Beanie Feldstein Team for Sondheim Musical
- Joel Schumacher estimates he's had up to 20,000 sexual partners
- Guys, Blockbuster Wasn't That Great
- Marvel Revises Comic in Which Captain America Called U.S. 'Deeply Flawed'
- Frankie Graziano - Reporter for Connecticut Public Radio
- Rich Hollant - Principal at CO:LAB, founder of Free Center, and commissioner on cultural affairs for the city of Hartford
- Jacques Lamarre - A playwright, and director of client services at Buzz Engine
- Cara McDonough - Freelance writer
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.