Yearly Departed S2 Roasts 2021, In Memoriam

Yearly Departed S2. Courtesy of Amazon Studios.

Yearly Departed brings on a different set of eulogists in 2021 as the special returns for a second year of roasting the year that was.

Yvonne Orji hosts this year’s special, which features eulogies by Jane Fonda, Chelsea Peretti, Meg Stalter, Dulcé Sloan, Aparna Nancherla, and X Mayo. Rachel Brosnahan, one of the executive producers, doesn’t give a eulogy this year but does make an awesome appearance late in the special. I absolutely love her cameo. Alessia Cara sings a heartfelt song as we pay tribute to the in memoriam for the past year–please scroll down for the list.

Chelsea Peretti roasts popular video conferencing software Zoom. No matter whether you’re healthy or sick, you could always count on Zoom for make your home an office and not the bastion of freedom that it deserves to be. Other topics being roasted this year includes Hot Vaxx Summer, Hermit Life, Being An Asshole, Ignoring the Climate Crisis.

Dulcé Sloan certainly speaks for a lot of us when the comedian roasts people who are assholes. It isn’t just the famous people being an asshole. No, you have people who can’t even do the right thing. Interestingly enough, this special drops one day after we learned that James Franco sat down for an interview.

Jane Fonda’s appearance goes exactly how you think it goes as the Oscar winner roasts Ignoring the Climate Crisis. There’s certainly several moments of humor but I think this one is the most serious of the roasts.

Yearly Departed S2 provides 40ish minutes of fun. I can’t wait to see what Rachel Brosnahan and company come up with next year! If Yearly Departed doesn’t happen again in 2022, I’ll be among those who are disappointed.

Yearly Departed S2
Yearly Departed S2.

In Memoriam 2021

  • Being OK
  • The Global Supply Chain
  • Hobbies
  • Attention Span
  • Samantha Jones
  • 90-Minute Movies
  • Obsessive Nesting
  • Avoiding Extended Family
  • Anti Vaxxers
  • LuLaRoe
  • Pandemic Pets
  • Renting a Car
  • Buying a House
  • $10 Uber Rides
  • Facebook
  • Plans
  • Offices
  • The Desire to Work
  • The Internalized Misogyny of “Cheugy”
  • Andrew Yang’s Credibility
  • Wife Guys
  • Travel Etiquette
  • Waiting Room Magazines
  • Elon and Grimes
  • Bill and Melinda
  • The Hope of Comprehensive Paid Parental Leave
  • Skinny Jeans
  • Kimye

DIRECTOR: Linda Mendoza
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Rachel Brosnahan, Paige Simpson, David Jammy, Katy Mullan, Samantha Ressler, Nathalie Love, and Bess Kalb
FEATURING: Yvonne Orji, Jane Fonda, Chelsea Peretti, Meg Stalter, Dulcé Sloan, Aparna Nancherla, X Mayo, Alessia Cara, Rachel Brosnahan

Yearly Departed S2 is now streaming on Prime Video.

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Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.