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YouTuber Drew Gooden blasts Lilly Singh’s “terrible” late night show

Published: 29/Nov/2019 23:14 Updated: 8/Dec/2019 20:53

by Virginia Glaze


Top YouTuber Lilly Singh, aka “Supawoman,” has made the jump from social media star to late night television host – but not everyone is impressed with her new show, one of whom is popular YouTuber Drew Gooden.

Singh debuted her show “A Little Late with Lilly Singh” in September, marking one of the biggest jumps to mainstream media that the YouTube community has seen thus far.

However, critics across the net are at odds with her role as a late night TV host, with some finding her jokes unfunny, and in Drew Gooden’s case, a veritable “trainwreck.”

Gooden, a popular YouTube video-essayist with over 1.7 million subscribers, dissected Lilly’s new show in a video on November 29, where he criticized Singh for telling the same jokes about race and gender over and over again.

“My standpoint is simply from a comedic angle – using the same joke over and over again shows a lack of creativity,” Gooden explained. “This is the same reason why a lot of people tend to not like Amy Schumer, because there’s very little variety in her material and it gets stale quickly.”

Drew Gooden, YouTubeYouTuber Drew Gooden raised some criticisms regarding Lilly Singh’s late night show.

While Gooden congratulated Singh on being the first woman of color to host her very own late night show, he isn’t alone in his sentiments: he evidenced a slew of YouTube comments with the same issue, and even went on to point out that editors seemed to cut in “fake laughter” after her jokes for added effect.

“In addition to these problems with the audience, the show is overly scripted that it leaves no room for authenticity,” he continued. “The core of this show should be the celebrity interviews. It should be impossible to mess these up. And yet, they do.”

Gooden isn’t the only major YouTuber taking issue with Singh’s show and “over used” jokes about race and gender, either – YouTube king Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg likewise Tweeted about the matter on the same day.

“I’m so thankful whenever I’m reminded that NBC decided to put a bisexual woman of color as their host of a late late night show,” he wrote, adding a sarcastic smiley face.

While this wouldn’t be the first time Singh’s show has come under fire, the criticism follows a slew of other top YouTubers making their way out of the space, from KSI’s song breaking into the UK Top 10 and Logan Paul hoping for a career in professional fighting.


Dave Chappelle finally tells Joe Rogan when he’ll do a full podcast

Published: 26/Nov/2020 20:34

by Theo Salaun


The Joe Rogan Experience podcast enjoyed a relatively brief appearance by Dave Chappelle on an episode with Donnell Rawlings. And, to the joy of Rogan and Chappelle’s fans, the two set a tentative date for a full show together.

Rogan’s audience is gigantic and, as such, the names on his guest list frequently are as well. But, despite murmings of interest, Chappelle has long eluded one of the podcaster’s extensive interviews. That may soon change, as the iconic comedian confirmed that this new JRE setup in Austin suits his fancies and merits a full appearance.

A little over two hours into Rogan’s episode, No. 1,567, with Rawlings, headsets plopped off, seats got shifted, and both host and guest stood up to make way for a surprise appearance by Chappelle. Rawlings was glad to reunite with his friend from the Chappelle Show and Rogan seemed excited to finally get the comedian on the mic.

All it took was a new bunker studio in Austin, a lit joint, and a cup of coffee before the three were back to talking topics and, without much prying, Chappelle offered to come back on the show for a full episode. The tentative date for that episode? Soon after the presidential inauguration.

For mobile users, the segment begins at 2:30:20.

While spending about an hour chatting would sound like a full podcast to most people, that’s far from what Rogan’s fans have come to expect from his show. So, while Chappelle’s stint on the episode was substantial, he was acutely aware that a more thorough appearance was deserved.

After dapping up Rogan and Rawlings, Chappelle took his seat, got situated with some grass and caffeine, and eventually began discussing how much he enjoys Austin, Texas, along with the new studio.

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From the ring to the studio, Rogan’s repertoire of interesting interviewees is boundless.

“I like this setup a lot, man. It feels homey. You actually just tricked me into doing a podcast. I’m going to come and do it for real, for real. As a matter of fact, I should come after the inauguration.” 

Rogan, who has mentioned wanting Chappelle on the show numerous times, including in December 2019, was fully on board with the scheduling opportunity: “Let’s do it. That sounds great.”