Tag Archives: South Park

South Park Gives Up On Trump: Satire Is Now Reality

ABC News reports: The Donald Trump administration is too difficult to satirize because it is funny enough on its own, say Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park. While the most recent series of their animated sitcom featured a character that clearly resembles Mr Trump, the pair made the decision to “back off” making fun of the ...

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Trump Gets Raped & Murdered On South Park [VIDEO]

The Daily Mail is appalled: Donald Trump was on the receiving end of a vicious take-down by South Park on Wednesday evening, which skirted the borders of decency and taste and arguably crossed them. In an almost unprecedented attack on a running presidential candidate, the adult cartoon lampooned the Republican and in a shocking finale, showed the billionaire businessman being ...

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Holiday Episode: South Park

Stereogum recaps: South Park closed out its 18th season with a slew of musical “guest stars” that have generated a lot of criticism and discussion this year. There’s a hologram of Kurt Cobain, performances from Taylor Swift and Iggy Azalea, and Stan’s dad resurfaces as Lorde, again. There are several duets throughout — Azalea performs “A Holly Jolly Christmas” alongside ...

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LISTEN: The Book Of Mormon

JMG reader Evan tips us that NPR is streaming the cast recording of The Book Of Mormon, which garnered 14 Tony nominations last week. Today only, folks.

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14 Tony Nominations For Book Of Mormon

The Book Of Mormon led this morning’s 2011 Tony Awards nominations with 14 nods across all major categories. The musical garnered a dozen Drama Desk nominations last week. Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart won nominations for Best Revival, and for cast members Joe Montello (Best Actor), John Benjamin Hickey (Best Featured Actor), and Ellen Barkin (Best Featured Actress.) Best Play ...

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12 Drama Desk Noms For Book Of Mormon

The Book Of Mormon led this morning’s Drama Desk nominations with a dozen nods, including for Outstanding Musical. The show also received nominations for music, lyrics, choreography, and for the show’s lead, Andrew Rannels. The revival of Anything Goes followed with ten nominations. Legendary playwright, actor, and drag performer Charles Busch received the Best Actor nomination for his performance in ...

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ABC News On The Book Of Mormon

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On Broadway’s The Book Of Mormon

The Book Of Mormon is in previews has opened and reviews are coming in. Andrew Sullivan: This is an almost classically traditional musical score, each song unique, but united and woven together in show-stopping finales. Their blend is of subversive material filtered through tradition and sincerity. There is no cynicism here. Yes there is General Butt-Fucking Naked. There is an ...

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Pakistan Blocks Facebook And YouTube On “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day”

Spawned by a Seattle cartoonist who later denounced the campaign, today is “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day.” In response, Pakistan has instituted a block on YouTube, Facebook and other social media sites. Prompted by a court order, the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority today told providers to suspend access. The order runs until 31 May. The Facebook group for “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day” ...

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Cartoonist Backpedals From “Everybody Draw Mohammad Day”

Seattle-based cartoonist Molly Norris says she has nothing to do with “Everybody Draw Mohammad Day” and wishes people would leave her alone. Slight problem: Norris kickstarted the phenomenon when she emailed her original cartoon to media figures like Dan Savage, who then published it. On Friday, Norris told a radio talk show host in Seattle that she came up with ...

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The Simpsons Supports South Park

Andrew Sullivan tips us to some cartoon-to-cartoon support offered from the Simpsons to South Park, after the latter’s creators received death threats for depicting Mohammed in a bear costume. The Simpsons ran the above message in the opening to last night’s episode.

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Everybody Draw Mohammed Day

Dan Savage is promoting May 20th as the “First Annual Everybody Draw Mohammed Day” in reaction to the death threats made against the creators of South Park. It was nice knowing you, Mr. Savage.

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Comedy Central Censors South Park

After an American Islamic extremist group issued a YouTube death threat to the creators of South Park, last night Comedy Central censored a portion of a rerun of the controversial episode. This week Muhammad was set to appear again, but was replaced by Santa Claus in a bear suit and the word “CENSORED” was plastered over parts of the episode. ...

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Islamic Group Issues Death Threat To Makers Of South Park

An American Islamic extremist group has posted an internet threat to South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker for allegedly mocking Muhammed. A U.S. Muslim group has issued a dire Internet “warning” to creators of the satirical animated TV show “South Park” over a depiction of the Prophet Muhammad in a bear outfit. “We have to warn Matt (Stone) ...

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Broadway Friday

-Daniel Radcliffe will star in the 2011 revival of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. Radcliffe received positive notice in 2008’s production of Equus, but has not yet performed in a Broadway musical. Matthew Broderick won the Tony in the same role in 1995. -The NFL makes its first foray into Broadway as a promoter of the upcoming ...

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South Park Won’t Apologize To GLAAD

Comedy Central has issued a statement in response to GLAAD’s condemnation of last week’s episode of South Park in which characters used the word “fag” dozens of times. “South Park” is famous for tackling controversial subject matter in thoughtful and hilarious ways. This particular episode of the show has been both criticized and applauded within the gay and lesbian community. ...

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GLAAD Pissed At South Park

After this week’s South Park episode in which the characters decided to change the meaning of the word “fag,” using the epithet an unbleeped hundred or so times, GLAAD has issued a condemnation of the show, saying that its creators’ well-intended humor went over the heads of America’s dummies. The creators of “South Park” are right on one important point: ...

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