Assignment #1: What’s Making Me Happy This Week

Hello everybody, what’s been making me happy this week(as well as my entire childhood) is none other than the amazing and absolutely hilarious, Keke Palmer.

Keke Palmer is an actress, musician, dancer. My introduction to Keke was through her first leading role, “Akeelah and The Bee”. I also grew up watching her play as True Jackson in “True Jackson VP”, among many other iconic roles in movies and tv shows. This show was very important to me because during its time it wasn’t common for a black girl to be leading her own show also while unapologetically being herself.

This week I’ve been indulging in her YouTube channel and binging a whole bunch of her content dating from years back. What’s been having me laugh until my stomach hurts from her channel is her self produced comedy series “That’s The Gag”

“That’s The Gag” is a parody coded, Mockumentary style web-series that is very loosely based on Keke Palmer’s experiences as an actress. In this show Keke is now seen as a washed-up actress who can no longer book gigs the way she used to. She desperately tries to revive her career through many useless attempts that will leave you rolling on the floor.


As unserious as it was, I was fully entertained till the very end.

Another thing that has been making me happy this week is Ice Spice and PinkPantheress’s unexpected but extremely well received collaboration, “Boy’s A Liar pt 2” released not too long ago. This song has been on repeat since I found it. I love music that sounds experimental and does well with mixing genres, so I’m pleased with this collaboration.

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