The Year in Comedy Podcasts

Best Movie Podcast - Black Men Can’t Jump in Hollywood: “Jonathan Braylock, Jerah Milligan, and James III have been judging movies on the “Did it help the Cause?” scale for a few years now. After making (as part of the talented ensemble) Astronomy Club’s hilarious digital series for Comedy Central, and recently landing their own development deal with IFC, things are moving in a well-deserved direction for these three hypertalented comedians. And progress finally seems to be inching ahead for Hollywood altogether. Films with underrepresented leads came out this year across a wider variety of budgets and genres than ever before, making Black Men Can’t Jump’s analysis even more essential. Episodes reviewing 2018 releases like The First Purge, BlacKkKlansman, Sorry to Bother You, Creed 2, Uncle Drew (including a bonus interview with director Charles Stone III), Crazy Rich Asians, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Widows, and Black Panther, to name a few, offered meaningful insight rarely found in the straight-white-male–dominated world of film criticism. The only way Black Men Can’t Jump in Hollywood could improve in the new year is if they allowed some racist guest to “mix things up” one episode, only for Will Smith’s iconic Hancock to swoop in halfway through and power-bomb that person into the moon. James III will get his wish one day.”

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