Hank Azaria Says He’s ‘Happy and Willing to Step Aside’ as Voice of Apu on ‘The Simpsons’ (Video)

Three weeks after an episode of “The Simpsons” tried — and failed — to quell criticism of the character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Hank Azaria, who voices Apu on the animated series, says he is willing to step down from the role to make things right.

Appearing on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” to promote his IFC series “Brockmire,” Azaria said he’s “given this a lot of thought, and as I say my eyes have been opened. I think the most important thing is we have to listen to South Asian people, Indian people in this country when they talk about what they feel, how they think about this character, and what their American experience of it [is].

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Azaria added that “listening to voices means inclusion in the writer’s room. I really want to see Indians, South Asian writers in the room. Not in a token way, but genuinely informing whatever new direction this character may take. Including how it is voiced, or not voiced.”

“I’m perfectly happy and willing to step aside,” Azaria continued. “or help transition it into something new. I really hope that’s what ‘The Simpsons’ does, it not only makes sense, it just feels like the right thing to do to me.”

Watch the clip below:

.@HankAzaria addresses the controversy surrounding the character ‘Apu’ from @TheSimpsons. #LSSC #Apu #TheSimpsons pic.twitter.com/pkmYgcX4Il

— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) April 25, 2018

Criticism of the character intensified in 2017 with the release of “The Problem With Apu” a documentary by filmmaker Hari Kondabolu that studied the effects of negative stereotypes perpetuated by the character.

On Twitter, Kondabolu thanked Azaria for his remarks.

Thank you, @HankAzaria. I appreciate what you said & how you said it. https://t.co/Otmxygf3DP

— Hari Kondabolu (@harikondabolu) April 25, 2018

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This isn’t Azaria’ first time addressing the criticism. Earlier this year at TCA’s winter conference, Azaria talked about having seen the documentary and said at the time “The idea that anybody, young or old, past or present, was bullied or teased or worse based on the character of Apu … it’s distressing.”

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Three weeks after an episode of “The Simpsons” tried — and failed — to quell criticism of the character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Hank Azaria, who voices Apu on the animated series, says he is willing to step down from the role to make things right.

Appearing on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” to promote his IFC series “Brockmire,” Azaria said he’s “given this a lot of thought, and as I say my eyes have been opened. I think the most important thing is we have to listen to South Asian people, Indian people in this country when they talk about what they feel, how they think about this character, and what their American experience of it [is].

Azaria added that “listening to voices means inclusion in the writer’s room. I really want to see Indians, South Asian writers in the room. Not in a token way, but genuinely informing whatever new direction this character may take. Including how it is voiced, or not voiced.”

“I’m perfectly happy and willing to step aside,” Azaria continued. “or help transition it into something new. I really hope that’s what ‘The Simpsons’ does, it not only makes sense, it just feels like the right thing to do to me.”

Watch the clip below:

Criticism of the character intensified in 2017 with the release of “The Problem With Apu” a documentary by filmmaker Hari Kondabolu that studied the effects of negative stereotypes perpetuated by the character.

On Twitter, Kondabolu thanked Azaria for his remarks.

This isn’t Azaria’ first time addressing the criticism. Earlier this year at TCA’s winter conference, Azaria talked about having seen the documentary and said at the time “The idea that anybody, young or old, past or present, was bullied or teased or worse based on the character of Apu … it’s distressing.”

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‘Avengers: Infinity War’: Bruce Banner and Doctor Strange Explain Thanos to Tony Stark (Video)

Warning: Possibly major spoilers for “Avengers: Infinity War.”

It’s “Avengers: Infinity War” week on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” so we’ll cut right to the chase. To kick things off, Kimmel had Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland, Zoe Saldana, Paul Bettany and Pom Klmentieff on to talk the film up — and debut a new clip. But even though it’s just 60 minutes of people talking, it looks like a huge detail is revealed. You can watch it above, but like we said, possibly major spoilers.

In the clip from what seems to some ways into the film, Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Wong (Benedict Wong) explain the situation to Tony Stark (Downey Jr.). It’s bad, of course: Thanos is coming, soon it seems, and he’s pretty much able to destroy Earth without a fight.

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But despite the dire tidings, Tony still finds time for some snark, and meets his match with a very droll Doctor Strange. Wong and Strange explain they can’t just ditch the Eye of Agamotto — AKA the Time Stone — because they’ve sworn an oath to protect it. Tony replies that he swore to give up dairy, but then “Ben and Jerry’s named a flavor after me so…” That ice cream, counters Strange, is “a bit chalky.”

Here’s the big possible spoiler: The clip also reveals that Thanos has only two Infinity Stones when he threatens earth, the Power Stone (AKA “the orb” from “Guardians of the Galaxy”) and the Space Stone (AKA the Tesseract). Which, for those of you keeping score, means he still has four to go. That includes the Mind Stone (currently powering Vision), the Time Stone (around Doctor Strange’s neck), the Reality Stone (last seen in the possession of The Collector), and the still-unaccounted for Soul Stone.

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Also, it looks like Bruce Banner wasn’t locked into Hulk form like he feared at the end of “Thor: Ragnarok.” Good for him.

“Avengers: Infinity War” lands in theaters on Friday.

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Warning: Possibly major spoilers for “Avengers: Infinity War.”

It’s “Avengers: Infinity War” week on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” so we’ll cut right to the chase. To kick things off, Kimmel had Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland, Zoe Saldana, Paul Bettany and Pom Klmentieff on to talk the film up — and debut a new clip. But even though it’s just 60 minutes of people talking, it looks like a huge detail is revealed. You can watch it above, but like we said, possibly major spoilers.

In the clip from what seems to some ways into the film, Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Wong (Benedict Wong) explain the situation to Tony Stark (Downey Jr.). It’s bad, of course: Thanos is coming, soon it seems, and he’s pretty much able to destroy Earth without a fight.

But despite the dire tidings, Tony still finds time for some snark, and meets his match with a very droll Doctor Strange. Wong and Strange explain they can’t just ditch the Eye of Agamotto — AKA the Time Stone — because they’ve sworn an oath to protect it. Tony replies that he swore to give up dairy, but then “Ben and Jerry’s named a flavor after me so…” That ice cream, counters Strange, is “a bit chalky.”

Here’s the big possible spoiler: The clip also reveals that Thanos has only two Infinity Stones when he threatens earth, the Power Stone (AKA “the orb” from “Guardians of the Galaxy”) and the Space Stone (AKA the Tesseract). Which, for those of you keeping score, means he still has four to go. That includes the Mind Stone (currently powering Vision), the Time Stone (around Doctor Strange’s neck), the Reality Stone (last seen in the possession of The Collector), and the still-unaccounted for Soul Stone.

Also, it looks like Bruce Banner wasn’t locked into Hulk form like he feared at the end of “Thor: Ragnarok.” Good for him.

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‘Real Time’: Stormy Daniels’ Lawyer Teases Run for Office, Still Dodges Specifics Like a Ninja

Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti might one day run for political office. Well, maybe, maybe not, but Avenatti implied it’s something he’s thought about while speaking to Bill Maher on Friday night’s episode of “Real Time.”

“As you know, there’s a small matter I’m presently focused on,” said Avenatti when Maher asked him if he saw a future in politics. “But we will see how that goes. And, I’ll tell you what: if, at the end of that, you decide that makes sense for me, I’ll do it!”

Like we said — maybe, maybe not.

Avenatti hinted at his possible political ambitions while talking to Maher at the top of the show. But as usual, while the colorful attorney had plenty of snappy things to say, he also managed to not say anything too specific about what, if anything, might be coming from the unfolding drama between Trump and his client, Daniels.

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Asked by Maher how he feels about his “newfound fame,” said Avenatti: “Wait until we actually accomplish something in the coming months.” Juicy! Sort of!

Asked what’s coming, Avenatti said he believes he’ll get “an opportunity to depose” Trump and his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, “in the next 60 days.”

Maher was skeptical about this, noting that Trump is somewhat above the law, and likely could only be convicted of wrongdoing via impeachment, which would require supermajorites in both houses of congress. “You think he’ll give a f—?” Maher asked?

“He should,” Avenatti countered, adding that refusing to appear in court if ordered would set off “what’s called a constitutional crisis.”

“He should? Hello,” Maher replied with heavy sarcasm.

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Avenatti said however that he think’s Trump’s big weakness is Cohen, whose office and home were raided two weeks ago and who is currently under federal investigation for what the Washington Post reports are possible charges of bank fraud, wire fraud and violations of campaign finance law.

“What we’re seeing is the dominoes are already starting to fall. I truly believe this is the Achilles heel of the president. He has trusted a moron with his innermost secrets,” Avenatti said. “The problem is that he has surrounded himself, in his adult life, with people that are incompetent, and the chickens are going to come home to roost.”

Avenatti said he thinks Cohen is Trump’s big weakness because “there is reason to believe Michael Cohen was undertaking efforts to destroy documents.”

But that, aside from his remarks about a possible political career, was about as specific as Avenatti got during the chat. Instead, he quipped and snarked as Maher buttered him up.

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It was a brief, enjoyable-to-watch exchange, but viewers tuning in hoping for a huge moment similar to Michael Wolff’s insinuation two months ago that Trump had an affair with one of his appointees should look elsewhere.

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Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti might one day run for political office. Well, maybe, maybe not, but Avenatti implied it’s something he’s thought about while speaking to Bill Maher on Friday night’s episode of “Real Time.”

“As you know, there’s a small matter I’m presently focused on,” said Avenatti when Maher asked him if he saw a future in politics. “But we will see how that goes. And, I’ll tell you what: if, at the end of that, you decide that makes sense for me, I’ll do it!”

Like we said — maybe, maybe not.

Avenatti hinted at his possible political ambitions while talking to Maher at the top of the show. But as usual, while the colorful attorney had plenty of snappy things to say, he also managed to not say anything too specific about what, if anything, might be coming from the unfolding drama between Trump and his client, Daniels.

Asked by Maher how he feels about his “newfound fame,” said Avenatti: “Wait until we actually accomplish something in the coming months.” Juicy! Sort of!

Asked what’s coming, Avenatti said he believes he’ll get “an opportunity to depose” Trump and his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, “in the next 60 days.”

Maher was skeptical about this, noting that Trump is somewhat above the law, and likely could only be convicted of wrongdoing via impeachment, which would require supermajorites in both houses of congress. “You think he’ll give a f—?” Maher asked?

“He should,” Avenatti countered, adding that refusing to appear in court if ordered would set off “what’s called a constitutional crisis.”

“He should? Hello,” Maher replied with heavy sarcasm.

Avenatti said however that he think’s Trump’s big weakness is Cohen, whose office and home were raided two weeks ago and who is currently under federal investigation for what the Washington Post reports are possible charges of bank fraud, wire fraud and violations of campaign finance law.

“What we’re seeing is the dominoes are already starting to fall. I truly believe this is the Achilles heel of the president. He has trusted a moron with his innermost secrets,” Avenatti said. “The problem is that he has surrounded himself, in his adult life, with people that are incompetent, and the chickens are going to come home to roost.”

Avenatti said he thinks Cohen is Trump’s big weakness because “there is reason to believe Michael Cohen was undertaking efforts to destroy documents.”

But that, aside from his remarks about a possible political career, was about as specific as Avenatti got during the chat. Instead, he quipped and snarked as Maher buttered him up.

It was a brief, enjoyable-to-watch exchange, but viewers tuning in hoping for a huge moment similar to Michael Wolff’s insinuation two months ago that Trump had an affair with one of his appointees should look elsewhere.

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Comey’s Memos About Trump Have Finally Been Made Public — Read Them Here

According to detailed memos kept by former FBI director James Comey, Donald Trump once bragged that Vladimir Putin personally told him that Russia has “some of the most beautiful hookers in the world.” And, Comey wrote, Trump did this while denying he had ever made use of their services.

We know this because the memos, penned by Comey during the first few months of Donald Trump’s presidency, have finally been made public. On Thursday night, the Department of Justice turned them over to Congress, and unsurprisingly, they were quickly leaked to multiple news outlets and posted online.

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Covering seven conversations between Comey and Trump between January 7 and April 11, 2017, four of the notes are partially redacted, while three of them have been released in full. So what’s in them? They mostly reiterate a lot of what Comey has already said over the last year and, most recently, in his tell-all memoir “A Higher Loyalty,” though in much more immediate terms.

For instance, as Comey would later say in “A Higher Loyalty,” Trump is extremely concerned about the Steele Dossier’s salacious claim of a “golden showers” tape, which POTUS has consistently denied. In fact, Comey says Trump brought the matter up in four out of the seven conversations they had.

The first time is detailed in the memo dated January 7, 2017, in which Trump is said to have bragged about “being the kind of guy who didn’t need to ‘go there.’”

The second time came two weeks later, as detailed in the memo dated January 28, when Comey says Trump repeatedly tried to convince him to open an official investigation “to prove it was a lie.”

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The third time came a couple of weeks after that, as described in the memo dated February 8, 2017. This time, Comey wrote that Trump said “‘the hookers thing’ is nonsense but that Putin had told him ‘we have some of the most beautiful hookers in the world.’”

The fourth time came almost two months later, and is described in the memo dated March 30.

There’s a lot more than just the “golden showers thing” of course. Comey describes several of what he calls “conversation-as-jigsaw puzzle” encounters that touched on topics including the inuaguration crowd, Michael Flynn and former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe. Among many others.

Read it for yourself below (via the Associated Press).

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According to detailed memos kept by former FBI director James Comey, Donald Trump once bragged that Vladimir Putin personally told him that Russia has “some of the most beautiful hookers in the world.” And, Comey wrote, Trump did this while denying he had ever made use of their services.

We know this because the memos, penned by Comey during the first few months of Donald Trump’s presidency, have finally been made public. On Thursday night, the Department of Justice turned them over to Congress, and unsurprisingly, they were quickly leaked to multiple news outlets and posted online.

Covering seven conversations between Comey and Trump between January 7 and April 11, 2017, four of the notes are partially redacted, while three of them have been released in full. So what’s in them? They mostly reiterate a lot of what Comey has already said over the last year and, most recently, in his tell-all memoir “A Higher Loyalty,” though in much more immediate terms.

For instance, as Comey would later say in “A Higher Loyalty,” Trump is extremely concerned about the Steele Dossier’s salacious claim of a “golden showers” tape, which POTUS has consistently denied. In fact, Comey says Trump brought the matter up in four out of the seven conversations they had.

The first time is detailed in the memo dated January 7, 2017, in which Trump is said to have bragged about “being the kind of guy who didn’t need to ‘go there.'”

The second time came two weeks later, as detailed in the memo dated January 28, when Comey says Trump repeatedly tried to convince him to open an official investigation “to prove it was a lie.”

The third time came a couple of weeks after that, as described in the memo dated February 8, 2017. This time, Comey wrote that Trump said “‘the hookers thing’ is nonsense but that Putin had told him ‘we have some of the most beautiful hookers in the world.'”

The fourth time came almost two months later, and is described in the memo dated March 30.

There’s a lot more than just the “golden showers thing” of course. Comey describes several of what he calls “conversation-as-jigsaw puzzle” encounters that touched on topics including the inuaguration crowd, Michael Flynn and former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe. Among many others.

Read it for yourself below (via the Associated Press).

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Judith Regan Blasts ‘Derogatory Slur’ From Cosby Rep

Book Publisher Judith Regan had harsh words for Bill Cosby’s spokesman Andrew Wyatt after he insulted her in highly gendered terms on Thursday. Blasting what she called a “profoundly perverted, misogynistic and frankly, bizarre statement” that was also a “derogatory slur,” Regan added that “it’s no surprise given who he represents.”

On Wednesday, Regan took the stand at Cosby’s sexual assault retrial as a supporting witness for accuser Janice Dickinson. Regan published Dickinson’s 2002 memoir “No Lifeguard on Duty,” and backed Dickinson’s testimony last week that she had originally wanted to go public with her accusations against Cosby in the book.

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Then on Thursday, Regan told The Daily Beast that Cosby’s legal team had conducted a “sleazy” and “desperate attempt to smear me,” adding that she found the defense team’s tactics “repugnant.”

Wyatt told The Daily Beast in return that “Saint Peter has been given direct orders from JESUS and HIS Father, not to let Judith Regan near the pearly gates. However, they have informed Satan that he will have a guest by the name of Judith Regan coming in on a rocket and she’s wearing gasoline stilettos.”

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Later on Thursday, Regan responded in a statement condemning what she called Wyatt’s “profoundly perverted, misogynistic and frankly, bizarre statement.”

“In 2001 and 2002 I had many conversations with supermodel Janice Dickinson, who wanted to include in her memoir NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY that Bill Cosby drugged and raped her. For legal reasons, and contrary to her pleading with me to include it, we were unable to,” Regan said. “I testified truthfully to this fact yesterday and as a result, Cosby’s spokesman has now issued a profoundly perverted, misogynistic and frankly, bizarre statement alleging that I am going to hell ‘…on a rocket…wearing gasoline stilettos.’ Seriously? His shameful and derogatory slur is representative of this pack of wolves’ predatory views of women. It’s no surprise given who he represents.”

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Cosby is being re-tried on three counts of aggravated indecent assault, stemming from former Temple University employee Andrea Constand’s accusation that the comedian molested her in 2004 at his home outside of Philadelphia. Cosby has said he is innocent.

Cosby’s initial trial in the matter ended in a mistrial in July 2017 after the jury was unable to reach a verdict following five days of deliberations.

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Book Publisher Judith Regan had harsh words for Bill Cosby’s spokesman Andrew Wyatt after he insulted her in highly gendered terms on Thursday. Blasting what she called a “profoundly perverted, misogynistic and frankly, bizarre statement” that was also a “derogatory slur,” Regan added that “it’s no surprise given who he represents.”

On Wednesday, Regan took the stand at Cosby’s sexual assault retrial as a supporting witness for accuser Janice Dickinson. Regan published Dickinson’s 2002 memoir “No Lifeguard on Duty,” and backed Dickinson’s testimony last week that she had originally wanted to go public with her accusations against Cosby in the book.

Then on Thursday, Regan told The Daily Beast that Cosby’s legal team had conducted a “sleazy” and “desperate attempt to smear me,” adding that she found the defense team’s tactics “repugnant.”

Wyatt told The Daily Beast in return that “Saint Peter has been given direct orders from JESUS and HIS Father, not to let Judith Regan near the pearly gates. However, they have informed Satan that he will have a guest by the name of Judith Regan coming in on a rocket and she’s wearing gasoline stilettos.”

Later on Thursday, Regan responded in a statement condemning what she called Wyatt’s “profoundly perverted, misogynistic and frankly, bizarre statement.”

“In 2001 and 2002 I had many conversations with supermodel Janice Dickinson, who wanted to include in her memoir NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY that Bill Cosby drugged and raped her. For legal reasons, and contrary to her pleading with me to include it, we were unable to,” Regan said. “I testified truthfully to this fact yesterday and as a result, Cosby’s spokesman has now issued a profoundly perverted, misogynistic and frankly, bizarre statement alleging that I am going to hell ‘…on a rocket…wearing gasoline stilettos.’ Seriously? His shameful and derogatory slur is representative of this pack of wolves’ predatory views of women. It’s no surprise given who he represents.”

Cosby is being re-tried on three counts of aggravated indecent assault, stemming from former Temple University employee Andrea Constand’s accusation that the comedian molested her in 2004 at his home outside of Philadelphia. Cosby has said he is innocent.

Cosby’s initial trial in the matter ended in a mistrial in July 2017 after the jury was unable to reach a verdict following five days of deliberations.

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Trevor Noah Jokes That Black People Should ‘See How Far We Can Push Starbucks’ (Video)

On Wednesday’s episode of “The Daily Show,” Trevor Noah took a minute to celebrate “good news” for racist Starbucks employees, and suggested that black people have a little fun at the coffee shop chain’s expense over the wrongful arrest of two black customers last week.

“If you’re a racist barista at Starbucks, good news! You’ve got about a month left to wild out,” Noah said about the company’s announcement that it will give employees new racial-bias training after two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks last Thursday while waiting for a friend to join them.

Video of the arrest, in which other customers were heard insisting the two men had done nothing wrong, went viral over the weekend. Philadelphia police have since opened an investigation, the store’s manager was fired, and Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson publicly apologized.

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“I just want to say props to Starbucks. As a company, they didn’t just apologize, they’re actually doing something about it… and I bet from now on they’re gonna be a lot more careful when it comes to dealing with race,” Noah said.

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“In fact I was thinking,” Noah continued, “you know what black people should do? I think we should see just how far we can push Starbucks now, just to mess with them. Like, now we go back after they’ve done the racial bias training, and just use the bathroom but take all the toilet paper home with us.”

Noah continued with a few other examples of what could be done to mess with Starbucks. Watch the whole thing above.

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On Wednesday’s episode of “The Daily Show,” Trevor Noah took a minute to celebrate “good news” for racist Starbucks employees, and suggested that black people have a little fun at the coffee shop chain’s expense over the wrongful arrest of two black customers last week.

“If you’re a racist barista at Starbucks, good news! You’ve got about a month left to wild out,” Noah said about the company’s announcement that it will give employees new racial-bias training after two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks last Thursday while waiting for a friend to join them.

Video of the arrest, in which other customers were heard insisting the two men had done nothing wrong, went viral over the weekend. Philadelphia police have since opened an investigation, the store’s manager was fired, and Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson publicly apologized.

“I just want to say props to Starbucks. As a company, they didn’t just apologize, they’re actually doing something about it… and I bet from now on they’re gonna be a lot more careful when it comes to dealing with race,” Noah said.

“In fact I was thinking,” Noah continued, “you know what black people should do? I think we should see just how far we can push Starbucks now, just to mess with them. Like, now we go back after they’ve done the racial bias training, and just use the bathroom but take all the toilet paper home with us.”

Noah continued with a few other examples of what could be done to mess with Starbucks. Watch the whole thing above.

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Carl Kasell, Famed NPR News Announcer and Personality, Dies at 84

Carl Kasell, known for his decades-long career on NPR as a news announcer on programs like “Morning Edition,” and later in life as scorekeeper and judge on “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” died Tuesday of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 84.

Born and raised in Goldsboro, North Carolina, Kasell began his radio career while still in high school, as a late-night music DJ on a local station. Later, while attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kasell helped found student-run station WUNC, now an NPR member station.

Following college and a brief stint in the military, Kasell returned to Goldsboro, where he took a job as a DJ at a local all-news station. He left Goldsboro for the Washington, D.C. metro area in 1965 and became news director at WAVA in Arlington, Virginia. While serving in this role, Kasell notably hired Katie Couric as an intern, her first broadcasting job.

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Kasell joined NPR in 1975 on a part-time basis as the news announcer for the weekend edition of “All Things Considered.” He went full-time with NPR in 1979, taking on the additional role of news announcer for NPR’s “Morning Edition,” a role Kasell held until 2009.

During his almost 40-years with NPR, Kasell served as one of its signature voices, helping to establish the radio network’s serious, measured tone of voice. But he memorably subverted that persona with the launch of NPR’s game show “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” in 1998.

Kasell served as announcer, judge, and scorekeeper on the game show until his retirement in 2014. Notably, the show didn’t have the budget for actual prizes during its first few years, so it offered listeners the chance to have Kasell record an outgoing message on their answering machines. Kasell would go on to record more than 2,000 such messages.

After announcing his retirement, Kasell recorded his final episode of “Wait Wait” on May 15, 2014 and broadcast two days later. President Barack Obama, Stephen Colbert, Tom Hanks, and Couric called in express appreciation for Kasell.

“For more than 30 years, he brought unflappable authority to the news,” NPR said on Twitter after his death was announced.

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Carl Kasell, known for his decades-long career on NPR as a news announcer on programs like “Morning Edition,” and later in life as scorekeeper and judge on “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” died Tuesday of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 84.

Born and raised in Goldsboro, North Carolina, Kasell began his radio career while still in high school, as a late-night music DJ on a local station. Later, while attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kasell helped found student-run station WUNC, now an NPR member station.

Following college and a brief stint in the military, Kasell returned to Goldsboro, where he took a job as a DJ at a local all-news station. He left Goldsboro for the Washington, D.C. metro area in 1965 and became news director at WAVA in Arlington, Virginia. While serving in this role, Kasell notably hired Katie Couric as an intern, her first broadcasting job.

Kasell joined NPR in 1975 on a part-time basis as the news announcer for the weekend edition of “All Things Considered.” He went full-time with NPR in 1979, taking on the additional role of news announcer for NPR’s “Morning Edition,” a role Kasell held until 2009.

During his almost 40-years with NPR, Kasell served as one of its signature voices, helping to establish the radio network’s serious, measured tone of voice. But he memorably subverted that persona with the launch of NPR’s game show “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” in 1998.

Kasell served as announcer, judge, and scorekeeper on the game show until his retirement in 2014. Notably, the show didn’t have the budget for actual prizes during its first few years, so it offered listeners the chance to have Kasell record an outgoing message on their answering machines. Kasell would go on to record more than 2,000 such messages.

After announcing his retirement, Kasell recorded his final episode of “Wait Wait” on May 15, 2014 and broadcast two days later. President Barack Obama, Stephen Colbert, Tom Hanks, and Couric called in express appreciation for Kasell.

“For more than 30 years, he brought unflappable authority to the news,” NPR said on Twitter after his death was announced.

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Mitzi Shore, Comedy Store Founder and Owner, Dies at 87