July 18, 2023

EP. S2E52 — Emmy Surprises & Snubs w/ Niles Abston

Hollywood may be on strike, but the Emmys are rolling on! Ashley and comedian Niles Abston ask why the drama categories are fixated on rich people problems, wonder what happened to Ted Lasso’s final season, and root for John Oliver to finally take an award from SNL. Plus: Niles talks about his experience writing on FX’s Dave, and the huge guest star he expected to get some Emmy love.

 

NOTE: This episode was recorded Wednesday July 12th, 2023, before the SAG-AFTRA strike began.

 

Watchlist:
Southside
Snowfall
The Other Two
Beef
Dave
The Afterparty
Platonic
The Secrets Of Miss America
Daisy Jones & The Six
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia

 

Homework:
Dark Side Of The Ring
Ten Year Old Tom
The Righteous Gemstones

 

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Transcript

Ashley Ray [00:00:27] Welcome to TV, I Say with Ashley Ray, your go-to podcast for discovering what to watch on TV and getting behind the scenes insight from the people who make the shows you love. Last Wednesday, Emmy nominations officially came out, and we’re here to help you understand what’s going down. We’re going to break down everything. Like, you know, the TV Academy–they got some things right. They got maybe a few things wrong. So, I had to bring in my friend who is one of the funniest stand-up comedians I know. He’s also a writer on the FX comedy series Dave. He’s also appeared recently in Netflix’s I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson. Niles Abston, welcome to TV Club.   Niles Abston [00:01:04] What’s up. You named all those credits, and I was like, “And I’m still broke.”   Ashley Ray [00:01:08] Right? That’s how it goes when you are a TV writer, and you choose this industry. Yes, we are

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