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King of Shade: Bryan Safi Sounds Off on Today's Most Pressing Topics

King of Shade: Bryan Safi Sounds Off on Today's Most Pressing Topics

Bryan Safi, TV's New King of Shade
Bryan Safi & Erin Gibson | AP

From Wendy Williams to Wicker Furniture.

Since 2011, comedians Bryan Safi and Erin Gibson have been treating LGBT and women's issues with, in their words, "much less respect than they deserve" on their irreverent podcast Throwing Shade. Episodes often conclude with "Shade or No Shade," a segment in which guests pass judgment on everything from Van Cleef & Arpels to applesauce. To celebrate Shade's leap to a late-night slot on TV Land (the show premieres January 17), we asked Safi to sound off on some of today's most pressing topics.

Wendy Williams


"She speaks the gospel exactly according to her, whether it's fact-based or not. She really is living in a post-truth world." Shade: None.

Wicker Furniture


"I really like it. There's something '1980s status symbol' about it. But what a weird trend. It's just braided wood. It's basically a quilt -- just hard." Shade.



"There's nothing interesting about touching someone's breast and saying, 'Oh, but it's not sexual because they're actually a robot.' Why does the robot need boobs?"

Kanye West's Politics


"Him saying he'd vote for Trump is so boring. It's just weird contrarian dumb shit. It's like saying, 'Good morning,' and then having someone go, 'No! It's afternoon.' "

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