THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH

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Trevor Noah finally made his debut as the The Daily Show host and pretty much made a good impression. I laughed all through the entire show!

Trevor Noah took over the show after Jon Stewart and personally I feel 20 minutes was way to little for the first episode.

On to my favorite thing about comedy, jokes. I have a number of best ones but I will quote a few, literally!!

  • “Jon Stewart was more than just a late night host. He was often our voice, our refuge, and in many ways, our political dad, and now it’s weird, because dad has left. And now, it feels like the family has a new step dad, and he’s black, which is not ideal.”
  • “It turns out that Comedy Central did ask women to host, and the women they asked turned the job down, because they all had better things to do and clearly knew something I didn’t. Also, why didn’t they get an American to host? Again, Comedy Central tried, and those people also declined. So once more, a job Americans rejected is now being done by an immigrant.”
  • “Seeing as this is my first show, we wanted to start it off with something a little light, so here we go…Syria!”

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Senior Congressional Respondent Jordan Kleeper also made an impression. While responding to the resignation of Congress Speaker John Boehner’s resignation, he was on his way to a breakdown.

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“The desk is different, there’s a new font, I mean nobody asked me! I just bought a condo. Why’d I buy a condo?!”

Roy Wood, Senior Mars Correspondent also killed it when responding to the discovery of water in Mars.

” I can tell you that I don’t give a s–t”. He further added, ” A brother can’t catch a cab you think he can catch a spaceship?!” Hands down!!!

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And  Kevin Hart stopped by, setting the record for most appearances.

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All in all, the show was a huge success and I am now a fan of the Daily Show!

EMPIRE SEASON 2

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Well well well! Ladies and Gentlemen Empire is back and I mean BACK! The first episode of season 2 ‘The Devils are Here’ aired Wednesday and I must give thumbs up to Lee Daniels for an incredible first episode.

Season 1 introduced us to the Lyon family and the ups and downs they went through to get to where they are now; with the season ending with Lucius going to jail making Jamal the new CEO of Empire.

Season 2 begins three months after the events of season 1 where Cookie and the rest of the family have organized a free Lucious concert.

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Cookie, being Cookie enters the stage in a gorilla suit and gets the crowd going with advocating justice for Lucious.

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A number of people made cameos in the first episode including Swizz Beats who performed with Jamal and Hakeem at the ‘FreeLuciousConcert’.

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Well speaking of Jamal, since he took over from his dad he has been cranky, arrogant and pretty much bossy. The job has taken a toll on him to the point interfering with his studio time. He has shown loyalty to his father to the point of chasing his mom and brothers out of their family home which prompts Cookie to slap him twice *ouch!* Hopefully that will change soon.

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Cookie on the other hand is working with her sons, Andre and Hakeem plus Anika to stage a hostile takeover and take the company from Lucius. They seem to have an interested investor Mimi (Marisa Tomei) who  turns on them and sticks by Lucious.

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The long awaited appearance by Chris Rock is over. He plays Frank Gathers, a drug dealer who Lucious and Cookie worked for back in the day. He sends his signature rose to Cookie and her sister for the hit she ordered way back in Season 1. Cookie gathers her children and her sister’s family at Lucious’ house and goes to visit her ex husband to help her fix the problem.

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Lucious once again proves that he is always on top by turning Frank’s against him in order to protect Cookie.

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Well that was episode one, I am looking forward to the next 17!

 

GOTHAM SEASON 2

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I must say that I am glad that most of my favourite  TV shows are back  and I have to start with the recap of the newest show so far, Gotham.

A little recap is in order. As we all know Penguin killed Fish Mooney *sobs* and took over the Gotham crime kingdom or so to speak, making Don Falcone retire.

Speaking of Penguin, he is pretty much enjoying himself as the new boss.

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On to season 2, the episode titled “Damned if you do” sees James Gordon  demoted to uniform duty and we see him directing traffic when a certain Zardan, the soul killer disrupts the peace forcing him to make an arrest. This forces police commissioner Leob to take away Jim’s gun and badge leaving him totally on edge.

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Jim goes to Penguin to help him get his job back, provided he helps Penguin recover a debt from a strip club owner who owed Falcone money. Jim recovers the money but ends up killing the strip club owner.

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Jim’s partner Harvey Bullock resigned from the GCPD and he seems happy with his new life. Its good to see that he still got his partner’s back.

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Penguin keeps his promise and forces commissioner Leob to resign his post and GCPD’s captain Essen is given the position.

Speaking of Bruce Wayne, he found the passage behind his library and found a steel door which needed a password to get in. He eventually enlists a reluctant Alfred to blow up the door and he finds a cave where his dad left him a letter and asks him to chose the right path, when he has found his true calling.

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And what will Gotham be without new villains. Gotham welcomes two villains, siblings Theo and Tabitha Galavan who break out Barbara Keen and a few Arkham Asylum inmates to help him spread havoc and mayhem in Gotham City.

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So basically the episode was a plus, looking forward to many story arcs that have developed in the first episode.

 

THE 67TH PRIME TIME EMMY AWARDS 2015

The Emmy Awards happened last night and some of our beloved TV actors made history. Viola Davis won the Emmy Award for best actress in a drama series making her the first black woman to win the coveted award,

Jon Ham finally got his due, he won the Emmy for best actor in a drama series for his role in Made Men after 16 nominations! To collect his award, Jon ditched the stairs and crawled up the stage to accept his award. Congratulations my good man, well deserved.

The series with the most wins this year was Olive Ketteridge with 6 Emmys, Game of Thrones and Veep followed with 4  wins, The Daily Show hosted by John Stewart got 3 Emmys and Transparent won 2 awards.

Well here is the list of notable winners:

 

Outstanding Drama Series

Game of Thrones, HBO

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Outstanding Comedy Series

Veep, HBO

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Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Kyle Chandler, Bloodline

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom

Jon Hamm Emmy

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth

Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

William H. Macy, Shameless

Louis C.K., Louie

Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Taraji P. Henson, Empire

Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

Robin Wright, House of Cards

Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder

Claire Danes, Homeland

Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

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Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

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Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Jim Carter, Downton Abbey

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul

Alan Cumming, The Good Wife

Michael Kelly, House of Cards

Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline

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Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele

Adam Driver, Girls

Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Tony Hale, Veep

Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey

Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones

Lena Headey, Game of Thrones

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black

Christine Baranski, The Good Wife

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Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Niecy Nash, Getting On

Gaby Hoffmann, Transparent

Allison Janney, Mom

Julie Bowen, Modern Family

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Jane Krakowski, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Anna Chlumsky, Veep

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Outstanding Limited Series

American Crime, ABC

American Horror Story: Freak Show, FX

The Honorable Woman, Sundance

Olive Kitteridge, HBO

Wolf Hall, PBS

Outstanding Television Movie

“Agatha Christie’s Poirot” Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case, Acorn

Bessie, HBO

Grace of Monaco, Lifetime

Hello Ladies: The Movie, HBO

Killing Jesus, National Geographic

Nightingale, HBO

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie

David Oyelowo, Nightingale

Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge

Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall

Timothy Hutton, American Crime

Adrien Brody, Houdini

Ricky Gervais, Derek: The Final Chapter

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie

Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Freak Show

Queen Latifah, Bessie

Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman

Felicity Huffman, American Crime

Emma Thompson, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (Live From Lincoln Center)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie

Richard Cabral, American Crime

Denise O’Hare, American Horror Story: Freak Show

Finn Wittrock, American Horror Story: Freak Show

Michael Kenneth Williams, Bessie

Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge

Damian Lewis, Wolf Hall

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie

Regina King, American Crime

Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Freak Show

Angela Bassett, American Horror Story: Freak Show

Mo’Nique, Bessie

Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Freak Show

Zoe Kazan, Olive Kitteridge

Outstanding Reality Competition Series

The Amazing Race, CBS

Dancing With the Stars, ABC

Project Runway, Lifetime

So You Think You Can Dance, Fox

Top Chef, Bravo

The Voice, NBC

Outstanding Structured Reality Program

Antiques Roadshow, PBS

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Food Network

MythBusters, Discovery

Property Brothers, HGTV

Shark Tank, ABC

Undercover Boss, CBS

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Paul Giamatti, Inside Amy Schumer

Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

Louis C.K., Saturday Night Live

Mel Brooks, The Comedians

Bradley Whitford, Transparent

Jon Hamm, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Gaby Hoffmann, Girls

Pamela Adlon, Louie

Elizabeth Banks, Modern Family

Joan Cusack, Shameless

Christine Baranski, The Big Bang Theory

Tina Fey, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

F. Murray Abraham, Homeland

Reg E. Cathey, House of Cards

Beau Bridges, Masters of Sex

Pablo Schreiber, Orange Is the New Black

Alan Alda, The Blacklist

Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones

Rachel Brosnahan, House of Cards

Cicely Tyson, How to Get Away With Murder

Allison Janney, Masters of Sex

Khandi Alexander, Scandal

Margot Martindale, The Americans

 

With that marks the end of the 2015 TV year making way for the 2016 TV schedule which stars today with series like The Big Bang Theory airing the first episode of Season 9 tonight!

OLX SOMA AWARDS 2015 NOMINEES

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Not long ago I was privileged to attend the nomination unveiling party of the OLX SOMA AWARDS.

Known as the SOMA AWARDS, the awards aim to award excellence in the use of social media. The Awards aim at motivating young people to properly use social media as a means of positive influence.

Currently in its third year, the award recognizes individuals and organizations who use the social media to improve other peoples’ lives.

Here is the list of Nominees

Social Corporate Category

  Financial Services Award

1A. Chase Bank Kenya 1B. Equity Bank Kenya 1C. KCB Bank Group 1D. Barclays Bank Kenya 1E. Britam

  Retail Service/Product Award

2A. Nakumatt 2B. Tuskys 2C. KFC 2D. Zuku Official 2E. DStv

  Consumer Product Award

3A. Nivea 3B. Indomie 3C. Durex Kenya 3D. Tusker Lager 3E. Smirnoff

  Event Entertainment Award

4A. Koroga Festival 4B. Hakuna Matata Festival 4C. Churchill Show 4D. Groove Awards 4E. StoryMoja Festival

  Hospitality Service Award

5A. Sarova Hotels Kenya 5B. Fly Jambojet 5C. EatOut Kenya 5D. Jovago 5E. Carnivore Kenya

  Tech-Telcom Award

6A. Airtel Kenya 6B. Orange 6C. Safaricom 6D. Tecno 6E. Samsung Mobile Kenya

Government Category

  Social Legislator Award

7A. Ababu Namwamba 7B. Johnson Sakaja 7C. Kipchumba Murkomen 7D. Mike Sonko 7E. Naisula Lesuuda

  Social Governor Award

8A. Dr. Evans Kidero 8B. Ali Hassan Joho 8C. Mwangi Wa Iria 8D. William Kabogo Gitau 8E. Dr. Alfred Mutua

  Social State Corporation Award

9A. Kenya Wildlife Service 9B. Kenya Power 9C. Kenya Revenue Authority 9D. Kenya Airports Authority 9E. Huduma Kenya

Media Category

  Social TV Show Award

10A. Jeff Koinange Live – KTN 10B. AfterBurn – Kiss TV 10C. AM Live – NTV 10D. Sunday Live – Citizen TV 10E. The Trend – NTV

  Social Radio Show Award

11A. Alex Na Jalas – Radio Maisha 11B. Milele Drive – Milele FM 11C. The Jam – Capital FM 11D. Mid-Morning with Adelle – Kiss FM 11E. Mbusi na Lion Teke Teke – Radio Jambo

  News Channel Award

12A. K24 12B. KTN Kenya 12C. Capital FM Kenya 12D. Citizen TV Kenya 12E. NTV Kenya

  Influential Media Personality Award

13A. Julie Gichuru 13B. Jeff Koinange 13C. Churchill 13D. Larry Madowo 13E. Caroline Mutoko

Educational Institution Category

  Social Learning Institution Award

14A. Kenyatta University 14B. Dedan Kimathi University of Technology 14C. Zetech University 14D. University of Nairobi 14E. Catholic University of Eastern Africa

  Influential Student Leader Award

15A. Babu Owino – SONU 15B. Anthony Sifuma – Zetech University 15C. Victoria Mbugua – USIU 15D. Robinson Kenyatta Kimtai – CUSA 15E. George Thuku – KUSA

Social Network Category

  Facebook Personality Award

16A. Emmanuel Serem 16B. Israel Robert Burale 16C. Lucia Musau 16D. Muhammad Nyamwanda 16E. Philip Etemesi

  Facebook Group Award

17A. 21 Days of Change – Jane Mukami 17B. Kilimani Mums Marketplace 17C. Soko Kuu 17D. Art Directors and Copywriters Club of Kenya 17E. Kenyan Poet’s Lounge

  Twitter Personality Award

18A. BrianMbunde 18B. ChiefKariuki 18C. Moseax 18D. Mwirigi 18E. PaulaKahumbu

  Google+ Profile/Page Award

19A. Citizen TV Kenya 19B. Juliani Musik 19C. KTN News Kenya 19D. Techweez 19E. 254PRomo

  YouTube Channel Award

20A. Caroline Mutoko 20B. Sauti Sol 20C. Ghafla Kenya 20D. Hapa Kule News 20E. Capital FM Kenya

  New Blogger Award

21A. gathiimwangi.com 21B. femmehub.com 21C. girlsansdoubts.com 21D. mukaallan.com 21E. theveon.com

  Instagram Personality Award

22A. TruthSlinger – Mutua Matheka 22B. TheAvieWay – Avril Kenya 22C. SautiSol 22D. ThisIsEss – Sharon Mundia 22E. sowairina – Grace Msalame

Best Use of Social Medial Category

  Sports Award

23A. Kenya Rugby 24/7 23B. Carol Radull 23C. David Rudisha 23D. Sport Pesa 23E. Gor Mahia FC

  Biz Yangu Award

24A. Mimi Online Shop 24B. Bonfire Adventures and Events 24C. futaa.com 24D. Michael Soi 24E. DJ Joe Mfalme

  Activism Award

25A. Boniface Mwangi 25B. Fatuma’s Voice 25C. Eddah’s Hope Cancer Foundation 25D. Philip Ogola 25E. Dr. Paula Kahumbu

So get to voting!!! Visit soma.or.ke to cast your vote. Nominations will close on the 8th of October.

The winners of the OLX Social Media Awards will be announced on the 10th October at the Kasarani Indoor Arena.

Congratulations to all the Nominees!!!