Cheddar has been covering the biggest news of the week with some of the biggest names. In case you missed it, we've pulled together some of the highlights that will keep you informed as we get ready for the week ahead.
'Blockbuster' on Netflix
This week on Cheddar News, we were talking about everything Blockbuster-related. The Netflix show's creator, Vanessa Ramos, along with actors Randall Park and Melissa Fumero, joined our Trending show to dish about what viewers can expect. The comedy series tells the story of the fictional last Blockbuster video store on Earth. Ramos said she came up with the concept during quarantine and wrote it out of loneliness and the need to be around others. "It was a little bit of wish fulfillment/putting together a fantasy team of people I wanted to hang out with because I felt alone," she said. (Ed. note: We recommended Blockbuster in this week's What to Stream column.)
Talking Titans w/ Thwaites
Actor Brenton Thwaites joined Cheddar News' Hena Doba to talk about HBO Max's Titans. Thwaites plays Dick Grayson/Robin/Nightwing, aka Batman's former sidekick. He talked about what it's like to be involved in a project that lives in the Batman universe in a time when so many other shows are centered around the same thing. "We'd never seen it before, and it seemed to me it was a part of the character that hadn't been explored before and something that I connected with emotionally," he said.
Laughing With Lewis Black
Comedian Lewis Black stopped by Cheddquarters this week to talk about his Off The Rails tour. The 74-year-old kicked it off earlier this year and said it will run through May 2023. He told Cheddar News' Shannon LaNier that while touring, he will be putting together his next stand up comedy special. "March 13th of 2020 I did a special that we didn't think we'd be doing. It was the last show that I performed [before the pandemic] until I performed again. The shutdown occurred literally three days later," he said. As a longtime contributor to Comedy Central's The Daily Show, Black also talked about Trevor Noah's impending exit from the anchor chair.
More From 'The Daily Show'
The Daily Show correspondents Roy Wood, Jr and Dulce Sloan joined Cheddar News to talk about the state of election preparation in Georgia ahead of the 2022 midterms. "It's not so much not being able to believe what's happening, but it's how many people choose to believe what they're being fed. And there's a level of division not only in media, but also we're very divided on where we get our information from," Wood said. The pair also addressed what it has been like to watch Georgia slow flip from a red to a blue leaning state.