Why ‘Astronomy Club,’ ‘Sherman’s Showcase’ Choose Cultural Comedy Over Politics

Published on Dec 04, 2019

Why ‘Astronomy Club,’ ‘Sherman’s Showcase’ Choose Cultural Comedy Over Politics

Let “Saturday Night Live” do all the President Trump sketches it wants. Over on HBO’s “A Black Lady Sketch Show,” there are skits that cleverly parody how slow soul food restaurants are and how it feels to be overlooked in society with a recurring bit called “Invisible Spy.” Meanwhile, “Sherman’s Showcase” on IFC pokes fun at music-driven biopics with “This Is How He Did It: The Montell Jordan Story” and gives a nod in every episode to an obscure 1970s Afro Sheen commercial featuring Frederick Douglass. And Comedy Central’s “Alternatino with Arturo Castro,” mocks everything from drunk wedding

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Author: Mekeisha Madden Toby