Community, which as I pointed out in a recent podcast is one of those comedy shows you have to watch if you haven’t already (it’s on Netflix), might have ended a while ago, but that doesn’t mean it’s faded from the minds of either its fans or its cast and crew.
This evening at 10pm UK time (2 pm PT), in another one of the charity table read-throughs that we’re getting from the US during lockdown, the cast and crew will unite (via Zoom, of course) for a table read of the fifth season episode Cooperative Polygraphy on the Community YouTube channel. Yep, Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Jim Rash, Ken Jeong and even Donald “Star Wars: Solo” Glover will be there, as will series creator Dan Harmon.
The biggest fans will recall, of course, that that episode featured Walton Googins as well. He can’t make it so they’ve got Pedro Pascal – the star of The Mandalorian (and Narcos and the forthcoming Wonder Woman 1984) – to take his helmet off and read his part onstead.
While you’re waiting for that, you can always make a donation or listen to The Darkest Timeline, which is a podcast run by Ken Jeong and Joel McHale for Community fans. This one features Danny Pudi
Peacock is US TV network NBC’s new streaming service (Peacock because of NBC’s logo, in case you’re wondering). One of its first is At-Home Variety Show – a virtual series hosted by Seth MacFarlane, that ‘aims to raise awareness and support for essential workers and struggling communities during the pandemic’.
First guest? Tony Shalhoub, reprising his mysophobic character from Monk, who’s not enjoying the lockdown one bit. Also appearing are fellow Monk stars Traylor Howard, Ted Levine and Jason Gray-Stanford.
And in the last of today’s viral videos, we have Mark Hamill – you know, Luke Skywalker – giving a great big heartfelt thanks to a whole bunch of Star Wars fans. I’m not sure how reassuring it is to know that our doctors and nurses dress up as stormtroopers at the weekend, but I guess everyone has to have an outlet.