“The Shane Gillis controversy … has become a flashpoint revealing a deep and widening rift in the comedy world. Like every other aspect of American life in the Trump era, stand-up is turning polarized, pitting comic against comic in an escalating civil war over what’s acceptable humor and what’s unfunny hate speech.” The Hollywood Reporter: Comedy’s Civil War: How an ‘SNL’ Firing Exposed a Growing Rift in Stand-Up. (It will be interesting to see if/how SNL deals with this issue this weekend…)

+ NYT: Eddie Murphy Is Bringing Eddie Murphy Back.