Matthew Dessem
Matthew Dessem

Matthew Dessem is Brow Beat’s nights and weekends editor and the author of a biography of screenwriter and director Clyde Bruckman.

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Nov. 13 2018 12:34 AMWow, Seth Meyers Got a Lot of Mileage Out of This Audio Clip of a CNN Anchor Saying “David Pecker”
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Nov. 11 2018 6:48 PMComposer Ennio Morricone Denies Reports That He Called Quentin Tarantino a “Cretin” Whose Movies Are “Trash”
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Nov. 11 2018 4:47 AMJeff Sessions and Robert Mueller Say Their Goodbyes on SNL, With a Little Help from Kate McKinnon and Robert De Niro
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Nov. 10 2018 7:47 PMDulce Et Decorum Est
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Nov. 8 2018 12:06 AMTrevor Noah Runs Through Donald Trump’s Busy, Busy Day in Slack-Jawed Amazement
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Nov. 7 2018 3:12 AMPelosi Responds to Republicans’ Racist Fearmongering With a Paean to “the Bipartisan Marketplace of Ideas”
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Nov. 6 2018 12:41 AMSeth Meyers: The Republican Party Is “Hoping Racist Fearmongering Will Distract You While They Rob You”
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Nov. 4 2018 10:07 PMSNL’s Pete Davidson Made Fun of a Republican Congressional Candidate Who Lost an Eye Serving in Afghanistan and the NRCC Is Not Having It
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Nov. 4 2018 5:41 AMDogs in Wigs! Dogs in Wigs! Here’s a Sketch With Dogs in Wigs!
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Nov. 4 2018 1:54 AMThis SNL Midterm Ad Perfectly Captures the National Mood: Raw, Unchecked Panic
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Oct. 31 2018 12:58 AMEncyclopedia Wohl and the Case of the Exclusive Documents
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Oct. 30 2018 12:41 AMWatch Seth Meyers Run Down the Latest Long List of Horrible Things That Happened
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Oct. 28 2018 1:49 AMHave a Spooktacular Halloween With Bobby “Boris” Pickett’s Increasingly Desperate Follow-Ups to “Monster Mash”
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Oct. 24 2018 12:56 AMStephen Colbert Tackles Donald Trump’s Embrace of “Nationalism” Over “Globalism”
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Oct. 23 2018 1:47 AMWrestler Roman Reigns Announces He Has Leukemia; Relinquishes the WWE Universal Championship
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Nov. 11 2018 8:15 PMAerosmith Guitarist Joe Perry Has Been Hospitalized After Performing at a Billy Joel Concert
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Nov. 11 2018 5:58 AMCecily Strong’s Performance as the Intern Who Tried to Take Jim Acosta’s Microphone Was the Funniest Thing on SNL This Week
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Nov. 11 2018 3:33 AMCongressman-Elect Dan Crenshaw Visits Saturday Night Live to Accept Pete Davidson’s Apology
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Nov. 8 2018 2:09 AMStephen Colbert Books the Coveted Exit Interview With Jeff Sessions
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Nov. 7 2018 7:57 AMMeet the Republican Party’s Newest Rising Star: a Nevada Brothel Owner Who’s Been Dead for Three Weeks
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Nov. 6 2018 1:54 AMPeople’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2018 Is Idris Elba
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Nov. 4 2018 11:59 PMRihanna Joins the Long List of Artists Who Don’t Want Donald Trump Playing Her Music at His Rallies
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Nov. 4 2018 6:32 PMAriana Grande Releases “Thank U, Next,” a Post–Pete Davidson Look Back at Her Exes
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Nov. 4 2018 5:01 AMSNL Takes on Fox News’ Racist Fearmongering With a Cold Open That Is Too Kind by Far
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Oct. 31 2018 4:18 AMThis Year’s Homestar Runner Halloween Cartoon Features Dirk the Daring, Sea-Monkeys, and an Unkillable Dog Named Mr. Poofers
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Oct. 30 2018 1:49 AMTrevor Noah Asks If Trump’s Rhetoric Helped Cause the Mail Bombings
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Oct. 28 2018 5:23 PMTim Heidecker Is Raising Money for HIAS With a Song About a Trump Rally Called “The Ballad of the Incel Man”
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Oct. 27 2018 10:51 PMMaybe You’d Feel Better If You Watched Tilda Swinton’s Dogs Running Around in This Music Video She Co-Directed?
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Oct. 23 2018 11:11 PMXXXTentacion Confesses to Domestic Violence and Also to Stabbing Nine People on Newly-Released Secret Recording
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Oct. 22 2018 11:34 PMSeth Meyers Takes Us on a Whirlwind Tour of the Death of Democracy

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