Comic, Netflix staple Jo Koy talks race, rejection in memoir
(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)Like many famous comics, Jo Koy had early struggles at comedy clubs. "Mixed Plate: Chronicles of an All-American Combo,” out Tuesday, is an ideal companion to Koy's stand-up with its humorous — and at times painful — origin stories behind some of his most popular bits. The book shows how Koy's mixed-race background ultimately shaped his brand of comedy and his determination not to give up on his childhood dream. “I’ve always been open to just letting people be inside my life,” Koy said. Even with all these opportunities, Koy's mother sometimes asks him if he'll drop stand-up for a regular job “with benefits.”“I don’t think about retiring.
California predicts $54.3 billion budget deficit due to coronavirus
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California will face a budget deficit of $54.3 billion due to a huge drop in revenue combined with increased expenses linked to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a projection released on Thursday by financial advisers to Governor Gavin Newsom. This is bigger than all of us and we really need the federal government to do more, Newsom said. At that time, when Newsom proposed a budget that increased spending for anti-poverty efforts, education, mental health services and other programs, unemployment was at 3.9% and the state had a projected $5.6 billion surplus, with another $21 billion in reserves. New housing construction is also expected to drop, with a projected 21% reduction in new building permits. In addition, the state expects to spend more than projected in 2020 because of about $13 billion in expenses related to the coronavirus pandemic.feeds.reuters.com
Comedian Heather McDonald Setting Up at Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club This Weekend
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Jennifer Garner Has the Best Funny Not Sexy Halloween Costume: Watch!
Jennifer Garner has an important message this Halloween -- always go funny! "When it comes to Halloween costumes, go funny over sexy, why would you dress like a flirty nurse when you could be a mailbox?" Garner's Instagram clip then cuts to her heading out her front door dressed like a mailbox, set to the "Monster Mash." Her celebrity pal, Reese Witherspoon, agreed with the advice, commenting, "Funny over sexy. For more celebrity Halloween fun, watch the clip below:RELATED CONTENT: All the Best Celebrity Halloween Costumes of 2019 | ET Style Feed Embed Code RestartKim Kardashian Dresses Up as Reese Witherspoon's 'Legally Blonde' Character for HalloweenMeghan McCain and Joy Behar Wear Matching Halloween Costumes Days After Heated Argument on 'The View'Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest Win Halloween Again -- Here's How They Do It
Chelsea Handler 'Shocks and Appalls' the 'Red Table Talk' Ladies While
The 44-year-old comedian "shocks and appalls" Jada Pinkett Smith and her mom, Adrienne Banfield Norris, on the upcoming episode of Red Table Talk, as she opens up about her white privilege. "Going into the grocery store as a white person is totally different than going into a grocery store as a black person," Handler expresses. "You know how many times I've walked out of the grocery store because the line was too long and I didn't feel like waiting?" Watch Handler's Red Table Talk episode on Monday at 9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. RELATED CONTENT:Will Smith Calls Emergency Family 'Red Table Talk' After Hitting His Highest Weight EverWill Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith Get Candid About Alcohol Use in 'Red Table Talk' Sneak PeekJada Pinkett Smith Reacts to Oprah Winfrey Comparisons With Success of 'Red Table Talk' (Exclusive)
'Red Table Talk' Returns With Will Smith, Chelsea Handler, Alicia Keys and More
Jada Pinkett Smith and her Red Table Talk crew are returning with all-new episodes of the Facebook Watch series on Monday, and its already shaping up to be a star-studded season. In July, actress Kristin Davis got emotional while opening up about adoption at the Red Table. In July, Jada reacted to being compared to media mogul Oprah Winfrey following the success of Red Table Talk. See more on Red Table Talk below. RELATED CONTENT:Kristin Davis Tears Up Talking About Adopting Her Black Children on 'Red Table Talk''KUWTK': Khloe Flips Over Jordyn Woods on 'Red Table Talk' & Kylie Jenner Begs Kim Not to 'Bully' Former BFFJada Pinkett Smith Reacts to Oprah Winfrey Comparisons With Success of 'Red Table Talk' (Exclusive)
Comedian Chelsea Handler examines white privilege in new Netflix documentary
Comedian Chelsea Handler has come a long way from making fun of celebrities in her stand-up to what she's doing now. Network to produce her own content at Netflix, Handler has explored many uncomfortable issues, like racism, drugs and dating. Most people see white privilege as a societal privilege that benefits white people over non-white people. Heres a trailer for my new @Netflix documentary, Hello Privilege, Its Me Chelsea. Out September 13th. pic.twitter.com/b3ygWUIuhM Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) September 3, 2019Graham Media Group 2019
Preview: Chelsea Handler's Note to Self
Amid the premiere of her new Netflix show, “Chelsea Does,” the comedian and TV host writes a letter to her younger self in our Emmy-Nominated series, sharing lessons from her dating life. Watch Handler’s full Note to Self Wednesday on “CBS This Morning.”cbsnews.com