Two days ago, it was CNN’s wildly unnecessary split screen. Yesterday, it was Nancy Grace being…Nancy Grace. The Daily Show took on the news network’s judicial correspondent Thursday night, and here is the footage. Continue Reading
Curious as to what a John Oliver-hosted episode of The Daily Show might look like? Well, we do not have to wait too long to find out as Comedy Central just revealed the first half-hour for his time at the helm has been set for Monday, June 10. This is the start of an eight-week hiatus for Jon Stewart who is breaking from the show for a brief period during the summer to direct his first feature film, Rosewater. The story is about the survival of a BBC journalist in an Iranian prison.
Just last week, Jon Stewart was busting CNN’s chops for a false arrest headline they made during the Boston Marathon Bombings coverage, yet he was not done with the Ted Turner-spawned news organization after things came to a close. The Daily Show host complained some more last night at their polar opposite response following their accidental reporting flub and their knack for taking things into field more so than their rivals for no particular reason. Naturally, none of that mattered to viewers as the network still topped cable news in their coverage of the events, this according to some demo ratings released yesterday for Friday. Continue Reading
Want to watch Jon Stewart talk some more smack about CNN? Well, you are in luck because that is exactly what he did last night as he railed on the cable news network’s hasty reporting in regards on the Boston Marathon Bombings. This is most interesting to the media because just a few days ago it was such a big deal to ‘get the story right’ and ‘learn from mistakes’ of doing such things with prior events. It looks like the Jeff Zucker-helmed channel did not get the memo though. Here is the footage from last night’s episode of TDS. Continue Reading
Jon Stewart was on his game last night, opening the show with a lengthy expose on Egyptian freedom of expression. It turns out, there really is none as every time Islam (or the president) is affronted in any capacity, that can land someone in jail like Egypt’s version of Jon Stewart, Bassem Youssef. The two videos that follow show that in its entirety with the second one down including some pretty scathing comments about NBC around 2 minutes 30 seconds in. For whatever reason, he picked out the soon-to-be-cancelled Smash to get the brunt of the joke although he could have chosen a better example given the series’ first season was somewhat successful. Perhaps Community hits too close to home given John Oliver’s recurring character on the program. Continue Reading
In a ‘whoa, what, no’ moment, we are now hearing that Jon Stewart will be taking a break from The Daily Show this summer to direct a film. This is far from a joke as Deadline is reporting today that the Big Daddy actor will be making his directorial debut with Rosewater, based on a book Then They Came For Me: A Family’s Story Of Love, Captivity And Survival. The story covers BBC journalist’s Maziar Bahari’s 118-day stay in an Iranian prison.
Fans of the show should not worry though at John Oliver will sub in for Stewart during the 12-week-long break, and he is pretty much the most beloved correspondent on the show so that could very well suffice. That said, we will definitely be keeping an eye on the ratings to see if anyone could ever possibly replace the Emmy-winning talk show host.
The Daily Show laid down their two cents on the third and final Presidential Debate of the political season last night. As usual it was pretty good, but it is definitely a big slam job at Mitt Romney so conservatives be warned. The main point the late night program’s writers make is that the Republican candidate is mirroring Barack Obama’s foreign policy because his own experience is non-existent. This culminates in a mention of Romney’s ironic point of leadership. Continue Reading
While every presidential election year features a slew of nationally televised debates, there is this sense of an anti-climactic atmosphere revolving around when Obama and Romney go head-to-head. The ratings will be big, but they likely will be down from last time out because of the increased sense that the two candidates have already said everything that they will say at that event.
On the plus side, there is something rather unique to this election coming to the internet in the form of a debate between The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart and Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly. Airing live for a fee, the 90-minute-long special presentation labelled The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium will air online the night of Saturday, October 6. Those of you who have witnessed the two appear on each other’s show in the past realize that Stewart can generally hold his own in such a head-to-head which is very refreshing considering other late night talk show hosts tend not to fare so well against O’Reilly. Continue Reading
CNN and Fox News Channel messed up bad this week. The two cable news outlets each botched the result of the Supreme Court ruling concerning President Obama’s healthcare mandate despite following the news closely for weeks. Continue Reading
Ricky Gervais was on The Daily Show last night to promote the return of his HBO series, The Ricky Gervais Show. The series is based on the comedian’s series of podcosts where he and his producer partners tackle a range of issues. Here is the interview where Ricky talks about Karl Pilkington and Nazis.
Jon Stewart took time out from the usual primary coverage and news media mockery last night to explain to ask why Facebook would buy Instagram for $1 billion. Of course, all he finds out is that it is a pretty useless app which is only his point of view because “he is old.” Here is a segment from Tuesday night’s episode of The Daily Show called Social Networth featuring show correspondent Jessica Williams.
Julianne Moore was on The Daily Show where she talked about her soon to air HBO film Game Change. Here is the interview.
Rush Limbaugh was in the news lately for his comments about a college student advocating government coverage for contraception, and naturally, it made The Daily Show last night. Rush isn’t the only one who got it from the comedian as he also took jabs at the Republican response to the situation. Here is Jon Stewart’s take on things where he reminds his audience that Rush is “a terrible person.”
Paul Rudd was on The Daily Show last night to promote Wanderlust. Here is the interview in which the actor outs The Daily Show’s dated green room candy bowl.
Ricky Gervais was on The Daily Show last night to promote Life’s Too Short. Here is the interview which features a broad assessment from the comedian on pandas and China’s meaningless attempts in getting them to breed. The comic actor also discussed his new HBO show.
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