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Roy Wood's world: serious satire and strip-club tales

If you see Roy Wood's stand-up special ("Father Figure") or his best "Daily Show" bits, you'll realize this is a sharp comedy mind, able to make dead-serious issues seem funny. Now Wood is also hosting the loose-spirited "This Is Not Happening." Here's the story I sent to papers:

By Mike Hughes

The funny-serious
world of Roy Wood Jr. is filled with opposites.

Pssst, Nikki is ready to talk sexy (or funny) on cable

Amy Schumer brought something fresh to cable, when she found ways to mix intelligence, with and sex. Now her friend Nikki Glaser hopes to do more of the same. Glaser's show debuts Tuesday (Feb. 9) and reruns often; here's the story I sent to papers:


TV's sexual
revolution – its latest one, anyway – is being led by two pals.

Amy Schumer delivers some high-IQ sex talk

This is a fun week for cable. Monday (April 29) has a dandy return of "Warehouse 13" (see previous blog); Tuesday has the sharply funny "Inside Amy Schumer." Here's the story I sent to papers:



The two Schumers have had a lots of
cable-TV time lately.

"Futurama" is back; life is good

"Futurama" is always with us, in one way or another, but now it has a fresh batch of new episodes. The season starts at 10 p.m. Wednesday, so I wanted to put two stories here.

The first is a new one I sent to paprs. It's about the season-opener, Bender's sex life and series creator David X. Cohen; the second simply repeats the story I sent a year ago, focusing on series star Billy West. First, the new one:


This comedy duo is REALLY good

Every now and then, a really good comedy show arrives. One of the best -- "Key & Peele" -- debuts Tuesday (Jan. 31) and reruns often. Here's the story I sent to papers:


When listing Barack Obama's
accomplishments, this may not be near the top.

“Obama was the best thing for black
nerds everywhere,” Jordan Peele said.

Just worrying

Comedy Central has just announced it will tape a comedy roast of Charlie Sheen. That's OK, I guess; I'm just worried that they won't find anything to make fun of him about.