Nov 12, 2008
The election finally came and David Alan Grier (DAG) nearly did the same. He and the rest of the audience celebrated the election results at the top of the show and pleaded with Barack Obama to not screw it up. If he were to fail, it would ruin everything.
The correspondent pieces were better in this episode than in the previous ones. Sure, there was a little more immature/toilet humor used in some of them, but it's all still quite ... Read More
Oct 31, 2008
As the election nears, it only makes sense for David Alan Grier (DAG) and company to discuss Barack Obama and John McCain more, but the rest of the show isn't nearly as entertaining.
It isn't that the correspondents themselves are bad at what they do, it's that the writers on this show aren't all that great. Most of the weekly segments aren't very funny at all. Once in a while, I'll crack a smile. One of the reasons The Daily ... Read More
Oct 25, 2008
After a good start to the series, Chocolate News' followup episode was a little weaker than I expected, but it remained better than some of the other sketch comedy on television (I'm looking at you, SNL).
The show opened with a hysterical little rant about white people and Barack Obama. DAG urged white people who don't want to vote for Obama because of his race to vote for the white half of Obama.
This was quickly followed up by a bit about how ... Read More
Oct 19, 2008
It isn't often that a show really catches me off-guard, but Chocolate News is one of those shows. I had heard about David Alan Grier working on this new show only fairly recently. The premise of it is fairly simple: a sketch comedy show catered to African-Americans.
Being white, I wasn't sure how I was going to react to the show, but knowing David Alan Grier, I knew if anything, it would be funny. I just didn't know it would ... Read More