Francis and his big red ball 🔴 pic.twitter.com/3A7sbefg76
— Chase Thomason (@ChaseThomason) December 15, 2021
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Jay Johnston is not a household name, but among comedy nerds, he’s pretty well-known. He was a writer and performer on Mr. Show with Bob and David; he was in Anchorman; he was one of the gay cops on Arrested Development; and for the past ten years he’s been the voice of Jimmy Pesto on Bob’s Burgers.
But then, January 6th happened, and when the FBI started posting pictures of people involved in the insurrection, and people thought this guy bore a striking resemblance to Johnston.
The #FBI is still seeking information on people who took part in the violence at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. If you know this individual, visit https://t.co/iL7sD5efWD. Refer to photo 247 in your tip. pic.twitter.com/CetMHzU190
— FBI (@FBI) March 4, 2021
Umm …. https://t.co/JyN3so4BAK
— Antonio Serrata (@tonyserrata) March 5, 2021
— Biggie Schulz (@Biggie_Schulz) March 5, 2021
You know jimmy would never wear a mask
— ZeldaHaastheTriforce (@ZeldaHaas) December 18, 2021
Additionally, some colleagues tweeted that it looked like Johnston, only to take down those tweets lest the messages be used as official confirmation. They also confirmed that Johnston was a Former President Burn it All Down supporter and appeared on Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes’ show back in 2015, so, you know.
As far as I can tell Johnston has not been arrested for anything related to January 6, but as of this weekend, two people associated with Bob’s Burgers confirmed that Johnston has been removed from the show. “One source described it as a ‘ban.’ Another said the show was not trying to make a big deal out of it. Johnston’s last appearance on the show was on the May 2, 2021 episode ‘The Bridge Over Troubled Rudy.’ He has been noticeably absent over during Season 12.”
…find out where he even is nowadays came up empty, and say they haven’t heard from him since the riot or since the FBI tweeted those two photos, and that they have no idea where the guy is or what, exactly, happened to him since January
— Asawin Suebsaeng (@swin24) December 18, 2021
Ugh, what a dark, sad story.
Trevor Noah has sued a hospital over a mystery surgery for being “negligent and careless in failing to treat and care for.” It’s unclear what all this is about, but the doctor involved is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the knee, elbow and shoulder areas.
In a stand-up routine, Jeff Garlin joked about hating The Goldbergs days before he was fired. Sounds like the decision to let him go was the best for everyone involved.
YouTube and Disney have resolved their fight which briefly pulled ESPN, ABC and Disney programming off the platform this weekend.
If Tom Holland wants to be on Euphoria, you should put him on Euphoria. What’s the hold up here?
Paramount+’s most popular shows: Star Trek: Discovery, iCarly, SpongeBob SquarePants, Mayor of Kingstown, SEAL Team, Evil, and RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars. Full confession: the only reason I have Paramount+ is for Evil and RuPaul, so I get it.
After 21 years with the BBC, Andrew Marr signed off for the last time:
"I have been so lucky and so privileged to share so many Sunday mornings with you"
— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) December 19, 2021
Cynthia Nixon is the most difficult person to dress on Sex and the City and I have to admit, I did not see that coming.
This is delightful:
— Matthew Friend (@mfriend1998) December 17, 2021
Congratulations to John Mulaney and Olivia Munn. Now can we leave them alone?
- Head of the Class has been canceled after one season on HBO Max.
- Julie and the Phantoms has been canceled after one season on Netflix.
- The Monroes & Tony, a family comedy from the creators of The Neighborhood, is in development at CBS.
- Treason, a spy drama starring Charlie Cox, Olga Kurylenko, and Oona Chaplin has been ordered at Netflix.
- Body Farm, a coroner crime drama, is being developed at CBS.
- Heder, a Swedish legal drama, is being adapted for the US at NBC.
- Texas Monthly has signed a multi-year first-look deal with HBO and HBO Max.
- Tahj Mowry, Rondi Reed, Judy Kain, Amanda Perez, and Matt McCarthy are joining the cast of How We Roll on CBS.
Mark Your Calendar
- Letterkenny will return on Hulu on December 26.
- 2021 and Done with Snoop Dogg and Kevin Hart will stream on Peacock on January 28.
- Adults Adopting Adults will premiere on A&E on January 31.
- Killer Relationship with Faith Jenkins premieres on Oxygen on January 16.
- Gangs of London will debut on AMC+ in 2022.
- Christmas 4 Sale premieres on BET+ on December 23.
- Chosen will debut on Netflix on January 27.
- The Fear Index will premiere on Sky in February.
- Better Things will return on FX on February 28.
- King of the Con will debut on Discovery+ on January 14.
- Real Husbands of Hollywood will return on BET+ on February 10 as a limited series.
Bridget Hanley, Star of Here Come the Brides
Carlos Marín, Il Divo singer, discovered by Simon Cowell
Eve Babitz, Writer and L.A. “It Girl” in the 1960s and 70s
Tania Mendoza, Mexican actress and singer
Kangol Kid, Rapper
Drakeo the Ruler, Rapper
Being the Ricardos: Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem seem horribly miscast as Lucille Ball and Ricky Ricardo, but what do I know. I hear the writing is sharp? Premiere. Amazon
Dynasty: Two-hour season premiere. 7 p.m., The CW
Reopening Night: This documentary follows the struggles of the Public Theater as they prepare to perform Shakespeare’s Merry Wives, marking the return of live theater in New York following the COVID crisis. The timing of the release of this as Broadway is shutting back down again feels … not ideal. Premiere. 9 p.m., HBO
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