Post Tagged with: "Jon Stewart"

/ January 15, 2017 11:51 am

Political Comedy is Killing the Absurdity of Late-Night

By Samantha Allen, Paste Magazine | At the start of his New Year’s Eve Late Night special, Seth Meyers launched into a long segment called “A Closer Look Back at 2016: The Year in Politics.” I could not have changed the channel faster. It’s not that I don’t share Meyers’ politics; if anything, I’m further left than his show typically skews. […]

/ June 27, 2016 9:46 am

Late-night comedy needs to get over Jon Stewart

By Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, theweek.com | I miss Jon Stewart — particularly every time I try to watch a late-night comic not named Jon Stewart. Jon Stewart was truly special. It’s not often that a talented person finds the instrument that is just perfect for him. You see this sometimes with kids. You have a child who has an obvious gift […]

/ October 29, 2015 9:13 pm

After comedy, Jon Stewart to start animal sanctuary

By AFP | After signing off as host of “The Daily Show,” comedian Jon Stewart has revealed a new vocation — starting a sanctuary for abused farm animals. Stewart, who ended his influential show on the Comedy Central network in August, was honored with his wife Tracey at a gala Saturday night of Farm Sanctuary, which provides shelter to animals […]

/ August 6, 2015 1:43 am

Jon Stewart’s ‘Daily Show’ set is heading to the Newseum

CNN Money | Jon Stewart will be history after Thursday’s “Daily Show,” but it’ll be his set that will be going in a museum. The Washington D.C. news-oriented museum, the Newseum, announced on Wednesday that following Stewart’s sign off on Thursday the set where the host spent most of his 16 years will become part of the museum’s collection. This includes […]

/ July 31, 2015 11:45 am

Jon Stewart Performs Rare Stand-Up Set at NYC’s Comedy Cellar

By Ashley Lee, Hollywood Reporter | Did Jon Stewart’s post-Daily Show plans explicitly include a return to stand-up? The exiting Comedy Central late-night host made a rare onstage appearance at the famed Comedy Cellar in New York City on Wednesday night, according to Mediaite. Stewart’s surprise performance at the West Village hangout can be attributed to former Daily Show executive […]

/ March 30, 2015 10:58 am

Trevor Noah to Succeed Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show’

By Dave Itzkoff, New York Times | In December, Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian, made his debut as an on-air contributor on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” offering his outsider’s perspective, as a biracial South African, on the United States. “I never thought I’d be more afraid of police in America than in South Africa,” he said with a smile. […]

/ March 10, 2015 10:36 am

Larry Come Nightly: Larry Wilmore hosts The Nightly Show

By Diane Vacca, ComedyBeat | When he named The Nightly Show, Larry Wilmore made clear his strong connection to The Daily Show, where he was Jon Stewart’s “Senior Black Correspondent.” Nightly follows Daily in several ways. Most obvious is the literal: night follows day and the two shows are broadcast back to back. Wilmore reprises the role he played on […]

/ February 13, 2015 8:13 am

Did Comedy Central let its 3 biggest stars slip away?

By CNN Money | Fifteen months ago John Oliver, Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart were all massive stars on Comedy Central. Now Oliver is at HBO, Colbert is on the way to CBS and Stewart is preparing to sign off from “The Daily Show.” What the heck happened? It would seem that Comedy Central let talent slip through its fingers, […]

/ February 12, 2015 12:45 am

The day Jon Stewart couldn’t laugh

By Diane Vacca, VBIblog.com | Like many people, I’ve been watching clips of Jon Stewart’s finest moments in the wake of his announcement that he will be retiring from the Daily Show. In one of the very best, he isn’t funny at all. It was his first show after 9/11. I remember wondering along with everybody else how he would manage — […]

/ February 11, 2015 7:43 am

Jon Stewart to leave The Daily Show

By BBC News | Jon Stewart, the host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, will step down later this year.  The comedian said it had “been an absolute privilege” to have been at the helm of the satirical show since 1999.  He will leave later this year. “This show doesn’t deserve an even slightly restless host and neither do you,” […]

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