Contributor Matt Ruby and guest Luisa Díez discuss the recent controversy around Saturday Night Live hiring standup comedian Shane Gillis then quickly firing him over racist and homphobic remarks.
Later in the episode, Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay discuss the new movie, ‘Hustlers’ directed by Lorene Scafaria and starring Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, and Lili Reinhart — out now from STX Entertainment.
And we’ll take exclusive early listen to a performance by musician Ryan Egan, from their upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.
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