Bill Burr hosted Saturday Night Live last weekend, and his monologue -- which included bits about wearing masks, cancel culture, white women in the "woke" movement, Pride Month, and more -- has drawn some criticism. It has The Nose thinking about "How President Trump Ruined Political Comedy."
And: The West Wing ran for seven seasons and 156 episodes and ended more than 14 years ago. A new reunion special debuted yesterday, and it's got The Nose wondering how the classic show -- with its Capraesque, idealized vision of American politics -- plays against our present reality.
Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take:
- Joe Morgan, driving force of Big Red Machine, dies at 77
- NY Philharmonic cancels entire concert season for the first time in its 178-year history
- 20 Notable UConn Alumni Who Changed the World
- Kate McKinnon breaks character, addresses viewers during 'SNL': 'Such a crazy time'
The fourth-wall busting moment summed up this year pretty well.
- Woman says Southwest wouldn't let her on plane due to 'inappropriate' outfit
Kayla Eubanks said Southwest Airlines employees told her that she needed to wear a shirt over her outfit in order to board one of their planes.
- Inside Gravity's daring mission to make jetpacks a reality
Inventors like Richard Browning have been trying to build jetpacks for a century. Now they're here, what do we do with them?
- Dying swan or lame duck? Why 'Fatima' the ballerina's next job was tripping up the government
A new advert suggesting a ballerina retrain for a job in 'cyber' has faced a backlash. What were they thinking?
- The rise and fall and rise of Kevin Smith's Mallrats
The writer-director recalls making his ribald comedy, whose cast includes Jeremy London, Jason Lee, Shannen Doherty, Claire Forlani, and Ben Affleck.
- Cardi B Breaks Her Silence After Accidentally Posting Private Pic: 'Lord,Why Did You Make Me So Stupid?'
- 'Jagged Little Pill' leads Tony Awards nominations with 15
- J.J. Abrams, Ava DuVernay, Mariska Hargitay Among 100 Top Hollywood Players Protesting NBC's Trump Town Hall
- The DC Universe is taking a giant leap into the future
DC Comics' next event, Future State, launches in January
- Tab, Coca-Cola's Diet-Soda Pioneer and a '70s Icon, Is Going Away
The beverage maker had held on to the fading brand to appease its loyal fan base, but the coronavirus pandemic prompted a culling of the company's products
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Colin McEnroe and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.