Kevin Avery is a comedian, producer, and writer of HBO’s Last Week Tonight. He has also had the distinction of being the head writer on the critically acclaimed and criminally short FX original series, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. His other television writing credits include VH1′s Best Week Ever.
December 28, 2016
This week, writer/comedian/podcaster Kevin Avery joins Howard and Kulap to send off 2016 in a chartacular fashion! They count down iTunes’ Top 5 Holiday Songs while Kevin gives the scoop on his musical history and his appearance on “Last Week Tonight.” Then, the Virgin Airlines safety video gets roasted like a chestnut during the Christmas Movie Chart, and the gang spreads holiday cheer with a gift-giving bonanza on Two Charted.
Note: This episode was recorded prior to Christmas.
December 27, 2016
This week, writer and comedian Kevin Avery joins Randy and Jason in the County. They chat about Kevin’s podcast “Denzel Washington Is The Greatest Actor Of All Time Period” before swapping personal Denzel experiences. Then, Daniel Van Kirk brings stories about a woman who lodged a vibrator in her rear end and a strip club attendee who ran himself over. Finally, the Sklars listen to a voicemail from Robert Durst in which he makes every attempt to clear his name.
April 13, 2015
The entertainment industry has a great way of being subtly racist while proclaiming their open-mindedness. Case in point: the Sony email hack revealed the studio didn’t pursue a sequel to the Denzel Washington film ‘The Equalizer’ because “the international motion picture audience is racist.” No, not America, we solved that whole racism thing, it’s the rest of the world that’s racist.
Look at the triumph of new network shows like ‘Empire’ and ‘Black-ish.’ The media decries their success as random or flukey when actually there’s a much simpler and less demeaning explanation for their accomplishments: people want to watch shows about the African-American experience and it’s a market that’s vastly under-served.
This week on the podcast, Cracked editor-in-chief Jack O’Brien sits down for 3 conversations about the racist stuff in pop-culture that white people just don’t see. First, he is joined by Kevin Avery of ‘Last Week Tonight’ and ‘Denzel Washington is the Greatest Actor of All Time Period,’ then he hops on the phone with Kid Fury and Crissle West from ‘The Read,’ and wraps up with a conversation with ‘Yo Is This Racist?’ host Andrew Ti.