Richmond Times-Dispatch



Dave Chappelle and “Saturday Night Live” got binged.

In YouTube’s list of top- trending videos of 2020, the stand-up comedian and the long-running variety series claimed the two top spots. In a wild year marked by the presidenti­al election, social unrest and the COVID-19 outbreak, the top videos touched upon these subjects.

The No. 1 video of 2020 is Dave Chappelle’s “8:46,” a stand-up special filmed in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Slotting at No. 2 is the cold opening of the premiere episode of the 46th season of “Saturday Night Live.”

Featuring Jim Carrey as Joe Biden and Alec Baldwin reprising his role as Donald Trump, the sketch parodied the two politician­s’ first presidenti­al debate prior to Trump’s announceme­nt of his COVID-19 infection.

Forget the parkas and gloves — the 2021 Sundance Film Festival is coming down from the mountain and straight to your living room.

Organizers onWednesda­y said that this year, they will premiere over 70 films on a customonli­ne platform during the seven-day event. There will also be some socially distanced screenings around the country. The festival, normally held in Park City, Utah, has been preparing for various scenarios during the pandemic.

Festival director Tabitha Jackson said this model “gives us the opportunit­y to reach new audiences, safely, where they are.”

Christmas is still a few weeks away, but Mariah Carey is already orchestrat­ing her dinner menu.

“I do my father’s linguini with white clam sauce every Christmas Eve,” says the legendary singer. “Then we do that traditiona­l, more-of-a-Southern-style Christmas dinner.”

“I do so with the help of several sous chefs,” Carey said with a laugh, before noting that like many families around the world, she’ll scale back Christmas due to the coronaviru­s pandemic.

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