Billy Kimball’s worked for Saturday Night Live and Craig Kilborn and written some great Simpsons episodes (as well as the 2010 documentary Waiting for Superman). His new, faux-news program, Newsmakers, picks up where SNL’s “Weekend Update” left off.
Kimball produced and hosts the pilot, which features riffs on Robert Gates’ sex change, reviews of a Harrison Ford movie poster and a hard-hitting report on race in America. “It’s the single most important topic this country needs to discuss,” Kimball’s panelists say. “We’ve got to be talking about it. Talking about it is almost more important than doing anything. To just keep talking, and talking, and talking, and talking, until the problem goes away.”
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