5/21/18 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Childish Gambino’s Short Film Chicken and Futility

Chicken and Futility, the three-minute short film by Childish Gambino is a stoner version of every extended conversation Tarantino’s ever put to film. There’s philosophical waxing about rolling joints as a metaphor for meeting girls, the socio-political responsibility of eating at Chick-fil-A, and moths hovering around light bulbs as a representation of life’s futility. Continue reading

4/16/18 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Thomas Jefferson Meets Sally Hemings – SNL

Thomas Jefferson (Robert De Niro) meets his new slave, Sally Hemings (Maya Rudolph), and quickly becomes infatuated with her. His fellow statesmen (Jimmy Fallon, Chris Parnell) comment that he’s known for only dating “black chicks. Continue reading

4/11/18 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Black Jeopardy

Shanice (Leslie Jones), Rashad (Chris Redd) and T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) compete on Black Jeopardy, hosted by Darnell Hayes (Kenan Thompson). Continue reading

4/5/18 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: The Cosby Show (Part 1 & 2)- Aries Spears

Bill Cosby is back and he can’t wait to share his Jello Pudding Pop to a new group of women.  Continue reading

3/25/18 O&A NYC THEATRE REVIEW: Chicago- Valerie Simpson Takes No Prisoners As Matron “Mama” Morton

By Walter Rutledge

Songwriter, recording artist, entrepreneur, and restauranteur Valerie Simpson can now add Broadway thespian to her impressive list of accomplishments. On March 12, 2018 Simpson made her Broadway debut as Matron “Mama” Morton in Broadway’s longest running musical Chicago. For her six-week run (through April 22) Simpson is flanked by a talented cast of Broadway veterans including: Amra- Faye Wright as the Vaudeville villainess Velma Kelly, Bianca Marroquin– the murderous ingénue Roxie Hart and Chaz Lamar Shepard as brash barrister Billy Flynn. Continue reading

3/21/18 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Shaggy and James Corden Performing It Wasn’t Me- Trump to Robert Mueller-

Shaggy and James Corden update the lyrics to It Wasn’t Me to reflect Robert Mueller’s investigation into Donald Trump. Continue reading

3/14/18 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Black Panther New Scene – SNL

When T’Challa (Chris Redd) travels to Djalia, he meets his great, great grandfather (Sterling K. Brown), great aunt (Leslie Jones) and Uncle M’Butu (Kenan Thompson). Continue reading

3/14/18 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY- DANCE: Tattad Tattad Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram Leela

Ram, the local village Romeo, is a colorful, charming yet dramatic vagabond. Leela, on the other hand, is an unbridled and passionate village Juliet. The only thing in common between these two strangers is their families’ hatred for each. Continue reading

2/28/17 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Chappelle’s Show – Making the Band Uncensored

Sean Puffy Combs sends the contestants on his reality show to all corners of the city. Continue reading

2/26/18 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: How Donald Trump Plays The Media

It’s so fitting that a Looney Tunes cartoon is the backdrop for this commentary on How Donald Trump Plays The Media. The question is who is looney? Trump or the media and public he manipulates? Continue reading