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Arturo Castro’s ‘Alternatino’ Finds New Home With QuiBi Leaving Comedy Central

Arturo Castro’s “Alternatino” is moving from Comedy Central to the new streaming app QuiBi. The Latino sketch comedy show is in its second season and will now be aired on QuiBi using their 10-minute platform.

“Alternatino” has a new home on QuiBi.

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QuiBi, short for Quick Bits, is a new streaming app. The platform offers people small, digestible videos that are 10 minutes long offering people something to watch while in line or waiting for an appointment. Now, Latinos can get their own unique comedy fix while out and about.

The show is something that will give Latinos a chance to see themselves and their families represented.

We have all been on the receiving end of some very awkward conversations with our parents. It is something that all of us have had to deal with and no matter how many conversations you have, they don’t get any easier. This video of a dad telling his son about sex is just too accurate for 2020. There is so much that parents just don’t know and it is clear that they can use a lesson from time to time.

It really is nice to see a Latino man running a sketch comedy show giving us all of the jajajas we can handle.

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All hail the true OG.

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This OG sketch is probably one of the best from the “Alternatino” list. What exactly makes someone an OG? If using a rotary phone, battling polio, and riding a horse for transportation aren’t OG, what is? Like, that is some of the most OG stuff around. Imagine being able to survive all of that and still be around to tell the tale. That’s some OG stuff right there.

Comedy Central is still involved in a partnership with QuiBi.

“I’m so thrilled that I get to keep my partnership with Comedy Central while adding this exciting new platform to the team,” Castro wrote in an Instagram post. “I’m so glad we have the opportunity to keep talking about the things that matter to us and to make y’all laugh along the way.”

QuiBi fell short of their original viewership projections claiming that COVID-19 is the problem.

The app, which cost $1.8 billion to launch, is experiencing a rough start. Projections from QuiBi were that they would have 7 million active users and $250 million in revenue. Instead, The New York Times reports that QuiBi has been downloaded by 2.9 million users and 1.3 million have become active users. QuiBi would say the download number is closer to 3.5 million.

QuiBi fell out of the top 50 downloaded apps on iPhone one week after it was launched. It is currently #125 on the iTunes chart.

“I attribute everything that has gone wrong to coronavirus,” Jeffrey Katzenberg, the CEO of QuiBi, told The New York Times. “Everything. But we own it.”

Katzenberg added: “Is it the avalanche of people that we wanted and were going for out of launch? The answer is no. It’s not up to what we wanted. It’s not close to what we wanted.”

Given another shot, Katzenberg would have handled the launch of QuiBi differently.

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While Katzenberg regrets the lackluster start to the app, he tells The New York Times that there is enough money being generated that he doesn’t regret it. The $1.8 billion raised to start the short form media app was raised between Chinese company Alibaba and Hollywood.

READ: ‘Alternatino With Arturo Castro’ Gun Violence Skit Is Exactly What You Need To See Right Now

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Ellen DeGeneres Finally Addressed Those Toxic Workplace Allegations In Her Show’s Season Premiere

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Ellen DeGeneres Finally Addressed Those Toxic Workplace Allegations In Her Show’s Season Premiere

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On Monday, host, and actress Ellen DeGeneres returned to her show for her first episode since her daytime talk show came under investigation for harboring a “toxic” workplace environment. Intent on restoring her sunny reputation, the comedian addressed the allegations head-on with an opening monologue that described her summer as “great” and by issuing an apology that fans have long been waiting for.

Returning to the studio for the show’s season premiere, DeGeneres apologized to those who had been negatively affected while working as part of her staff.

“As you may have heard, this summer there were allegations of a toxic work environment at our show and then there was an investigation,” DeGeneres admitted. “I learned that things happened here that never should have happened. I take that very seriously and I want to say I am so sorry to the people that were affected. I know that I am in a position of privilege and power and with that comes responsibility and I take responsibility for what happens at my show.” The Finding Doy Star went onto explain that she claims “responsibility for what happens at my show.”

Over the summer, soon after the pandemic broke, various former and current staff members of DeGeneres’ show alleged that they had endured harassment, intimidation and racism.

In a report published by BuzzFeed, former employees claimed that the 32-time Daytime Emmy Award winner’s “be kind” persona was “all for show.” After she and various other senior staffers were accused of fostering a toxic work environment, her show’s parent company WarnerMedia issued an apology. Three of the show’s top producers also made an exit.

In response to the allegations, WarnerMedia addressed concerns at the time saying “Warner Bros. and Ellen DeGeneres take the recent allegations around the show’s workplace culture very seriously.” Soon after, in July, DeGeneres issued an email apology to her team and revealed that an internal investigation had been launched.

On Monday, the host explained that after making “the necessary changes,” she and WarnerMedia “had a lot of conversations over the last few weeks about the show, the workplace and what we want for the future. We have made the necessary changes and today we are starting a new chapter.”

She went onto joke about her reputation as the “be kind” lady, and claimed that it is “a tricky position to be in.”

“Being known as the ‘be kind’ lady is a tricky position to be in,” she admitted. “So let me give you some advice out there if anybody’s thinking of changing their title or giving yourself a nickname, do not go with the ‘be kind’ lady. Don’t do it. The truth is I am that person that you see on TV.”

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This Man Posts A Video Highlighting Mexican ‘Avatar The Last Airbender’ Characters And It’s So Accurate

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This Man Posts A Video Highlighting Mexican ‘Avatar The Last Airbender’ Characters And It’s So Accurate

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Who here loves “Avatar The Last Airbender”? It is one show that has been around for so long that the fanbase can only grow. The show is a fantasy ride that will take you to some of the most imaginative places. However, one fan realized something no one else did: some of the characters are Mexicans. Here’s what he found.

Roku

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Roku, a.k.a. “El Espiritu,” is one of the Mexicanos rocking it in the Fire Nation. Roku’s memory served as a guiding force for Aang along his long and storied journey. It is like that one compa you have who is always able to help you out of a jam. You never know how he will do it but he always does.

Sokka

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You might know Sokka as the defacto leader of the Water Nation for a time. When he was younger, Sokka wanted to join his father in the war. He tried his best and left with all of the men to join the fight. However, he was too young to fight and was sent back but was the oldest male and became the leader of the tribe. Much like that primo we all have who is the oldest of the primos and teaches us everything. Where would we be without that primo?

Zuko

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Zuko was born into the royal family of the Fire Nation. The prince abdicated his throne and lived in exile. For years, Zuko tried his best to catch the long-lost Avatar to get back into his kingdom. We all know that one friend that is trying to make up for something. At the end of the day, he is a good dude but he just has some things that he has to work out.

“Avatar the Last Airbender” fans are asking for more.

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There are so many more people that can be made into Mexican airbenders. The first three are already a success for the TikTok user with more than 234,000 views. Fans want more and it just seems like the perfect time to create more.

And it wasn’t just the setup.

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The TikTok user came through with his joke. Not only was the haircut so on point, he included a bunch of easter eggs. One of them was the América jersey that left some viewers screaming. Watch the video here and enjoy.

READ: Netflix Is Bringing Us An Anime Series Based In Fictional Mexico And We Are Here For It

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