(CBS Local)– It took comedian Erik Rivera a year to put together his comedy special for HBO. Inspired by comics like Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, and John Leguizamo, Rivera is on a mission to prove he is the real deal in his new special called “Super White.” “John Leguizamo’s Mambo Mouth was one that really hit home because it was the first time I saw somebody with my skin color and my culture on television,” said Rivera in an interview with CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith. “Everybody’s journey is different. Dave Chappelle hit when he was 18, George Lopez hit when he was 40. You just have to keep building and focus on what your goal is.” Rivera says it took him about 10 years to find his voice. He experienced a lot of highs and lows throughout his journey and that certainly informed his style of comedy. “I’m the only one that can talk about my life and my perspective,” said Rivera. “I’m talking about my wife … [Read more...] about ‘I’m Funny Across The Board’: Erik Rviera On HBO Comedy Special, Chris Rock, John Leguizamo
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(CNN)YouTube mom Machelle Hobson, who was accused of 30 counts of kidnapping and child abuse, died Tuesday morning in Scottsdale, Arizona, Maricopa police spokesman Ricardo Alvarado said. Alvarado was unable to say how she died. Hobson ran the "Fantastic Adventures" YouTube channel, which racked up more than 250 million views and featured her seven adopted children. Machelle Hobson With titles like "The FLOOR IS LAVA!" and "Escape The Babysitter!" each of the episodes featured the children in lightsaber battles, turning into superheroes or attempting to steal cookies. But a March welfare check found the home was a den of abuse. Read More Hobson would withhold food and water from the children for days, pepper-spray them, force them to take ice baths and lock them in a barren closet, according to a statement of probable cause. In the same month, Hobson pleaded not guilty to the charges against her CNN has reached out to the Pinal County Attorney's Office for more … [Read more...] about ‘Fantastic Adventures’ YouTube mom accused of abusing her children has died
When Pete Buttigieg’s Democratic presidential campaign passed through San Francisco in February, he was greeted by a throng that consisted of pretty much me. Plus a radio outfit, a handful of donors and some techies curious about what he would say at the headquarters of the on-demand delivery company, Postmates. The two most pressing questions then for the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Ind., were: “Who is this guy?” And, “How do you pronounce Buttigieg?” (It’s BOOT-edge-edge.) But Thursday night, Buttigieg packed a 300-seat room at the Marines’ Memorial Club for an onstage interview. Somehow over the past month, Democrats have figured out who Buttigieg is. He’s “the hottest candidate in the Democratic presidential field,” CNN’s Chris Cillizza said the other day. “Don’t look now, but a (nother) skinny kid with a funny name is turning heads in the presidential race. In 2008, it was Barack Obama. In 2020, … [Read more...] about Pete Buttigieg, suddenly a hot Democratic ticket, draws a crowd in SF
Chris Hirst brings the Robot Dance Party to Dolores Park Chris Hirst brings the Robot Dance Party to Dolores Park Photo: Robot Dance Party Photo: Robot Dance Party Image 1 of / 14 Caption Close Image 1 of 14 Chris Hirst brings the Robot Dance Party to Dolores Park Chris Hirst brings the Robot Dance Party to Dolores Park Photo: Robot Dance Party That dancing robot in San Francisco's Dolores Park earns $70 an hour 1 / 14 Back to Gallery If you’re looking to get over your inhibitions, Chris Hirst suggests wearing a robot suit. “I’m not comfortable performing in front of people, but I discovered that the rules changed when I put on the suit. No one can see me, even though I’m … [Read more...] about That dancing robot in San Francisco’s Dolores Park earns $70 an hour
(CNN)On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton was asked whether she might -- still -- run for president in 2020. Here's part of how she responded: "I, as I say, never, never, never say never, and I will certainly tell you I am under enormous pressure from many, many, many people to think about it, but as of this moment sitting here in this studio, that is absolutely not in my plans." Which isn't a "no!" Or even close! THE POINT -- NOW ON YOUTUBE! In each episode of his weekly YouTube show, Chris Cillizza will delve a little deeper into the surreal world of politics. Click to subscribe! Yes, yes, yes. We have all been down this road many times before with Clinton and the 2020 race. She has never, really, appeared to be seriously considering the race but she also always seems to stick her foot in the door to keep it slightly ajar as others try to close it on her. Clinton is a pro at this stuff. So she knows that saying she is under "enormous pressure from many, many, many people to … [Read more...] about What, exactly, is Hillary Clinton doing?