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“Sarah Silverman Is A Thousand Times Funnier Than You” Kanye Comes For Jimmy Kimmel

September 27th, 2013 - By Veronica Wells
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So yesterday evening Kanye popped off. Not on the paparazzi but on Twitter, this time his target was late night host Jimmy Kimmel of all people. On his show last night Kimmel spoofed the hour long interview Kanye sat for with BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe. Jimmy employed children to illustrate what he felt was the absurdity of Kanye’s comments.

Before he introduced the clip though, he reviewed some of Kanye’s quoteables like calling himself the biggest rock star around and then asked “Does Kanye West know you’re not supposed to be your own hype man?” Well he does have a point there. I’ll always have a place in my heart for Kanye; but I’ll also admit that for a man with his talent, who can rest assured that people regard him as the genius he claims to be, I find it tragic that he feels the need to constantly remind us of his cultural relevance and influence. “Tell me that ain’t insecure.”

Either way, here’s Jimmy’s kid spoof below.

It’s no big deal right? I would even venture to say it’s not that funny…like at all. I’m sure it wouldn’t have been something we talked about today, had Kanye not taken to Twitter and responded.

Here’s what he had to say.


Confused…when did the spoof or Jimmy’s comments mention him and his altercations with the paparazzi? Oh well… Kanye had much more to say.



Wait, how did Ben Affleck’s name get dragged into this?

And my favorite tweet of the rant…


What I found particularly amusing was that we’ve seen and heard the “Kanye yell” so many times that I can literally hear him screaming these capitalized tweets. (This is how you use caps folks, when you are doing your Kanye yell, anything else is inappropriate and offensive.)

But he wasn’t finished. When words fail there are always memes to illustrate a good point.

Source: Twitter

Source: Twitter

And if that didn’t show how unlike a child Kanye really is, there was this picture that came later.

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And so ends the Kanye West rant.

Not too much to say here. I’m just always surprised at the things that Kanye allows to get under his skin…

You can see how Jimmy responded on the next page.

LOL-Worthy: Watch This Parody Of The ‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta’

December 24th, 2012 - By Brande Victorian
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We knew it was only a matter of time before people started going in on the current cast of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Honestly, the ladies are such characters they make it so easy for people to parody them, and the group behind this latest spoof them, the Comedy Divas, is super spot on with their imitations, although they didn’t have to do my girl Nene like that.

The girls still have a ways to go to get their parodies on the comedic level of all the “Love & Hip-Hop” spoofs that came out earlier this year, but this video, and their interpretations of Nene, Phaedra, Porsha, and Kenya are still super funny. Check it out and tell us what you think.

Is “The Wire” Really Being Turned into a Musical?

June 5th, 2012 - By Veronica Wells
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Of course it’s not –  that would be absurd. But you know what, the absurd makes for great comedy. Which is exactly why the people at Funny or Die and cast members from “The Wire” got together to make a spoof of what a musical version of this iconic show might actually look like. Buckle your seat belts because hilarity is about to ensue. Check out the video below.

Before we go any further, I need to ask did you all notice the white boy giving us his fiercest booty pop in split formation at around the 2:20 mark? That moment alone would have made the video worth watching but the prize was made even sweeter by the number of cast members who decided to take part in this. I mean really, did you ever think you’d see “Snoop” in a dress? We absolutely love this. The only thing that would make this video better is if Idris Elba was in it. But we’re certainly not complaining. This was the laugh we needed today.

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Too Soon? SNL Spoofs Trayvon Martin Coverage

April 16th, 2012 - By Brande Victorian
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I know. It made me cringe too. The idea of spoofing anything so serious never seems like a good idea and considering we’re talking about a case where we’re just barely starting to make steps in the direction of justice, most people are thinking this spoof is way too soon or shouldn’t have happened at all.

Of course that never stops comedians, and this weekend “Saturday Night Live” used the Trayvon Martin case as the basis of one of their skits. While the jokes were really on Piers Morgan, Kim Kardashian, and Kanye West, and definitely roused some laughs, the teenager’s tragic death as the backdrop just seemed a tad off.

Check out the skit and tell us what you think, fair play or too insensitive?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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Too Much or Too Funny?

February 16th, 2011 - By Veronica Wells
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An all black, female comedy ensemble (with the help of Wayne Brady) created a spoof of The Real Housewives of Atlanta called The Real Housewives of Civil Rights. The cast includes Coretta Scott King, Winnie Mandela, Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, Betty Shabazz, and Marilyn Monroe is the obligatory white woman. The women play off the events of the time period, character exaggerations and stereotypes, while simultaneously highlighting the foolishness associated with their TV predecessors on RHOA. Check the video below:

Do you think the spoof accurately and effectively mocks the RHOA or does it cheapen the seriousness of an important time in our country’s history? Check out Black Voices/The Root for their analysis of the video.