Post Tagged with: "the Daily Show"

/ 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 […]

/ September 7, 2015 3:04 pm

The problem with Stephen Colbert

The country’s favorite late-night shows remain unshakeably dominated by men By Dasha Burns, CNN.com | Hillary Clinton is gearing up to become the first major female presidential nominee. And on the other end of the nation-rocking spectrum, a surge of female comedic talent continues to sweep the entertainment industry with successful TV shows such as “Broad City” and “Inside Amy Schumer” […]

/ 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 […]

/ January 25, 2015 4:30 pm

Comedy Review: John Oliver at Tower Theater

By David Hiltbrand, Philadelpha Inquirer | For an Englishman who lives in New York, John Oliver is remarkably conversant with the foibles of Philadelphia. And he got right to it during the second of his two shows at the Tower Theater on Friday night. “Thank you for being here,” he greeted the audience, “and not out on the streets punching […]

/ November 17, 2014 10:48 am

John Oliver’s Complicated Fun Connects for HBO

By David Carr, New York Times | Every once in a while, it’s nice to be wrong about something. When HBO announced last fall that John Oliver, a British comedian I very much admire, would be hosting a weekly show focused on current events, I remember thinking, “That will never work.” Given that the news cycle is measured in fractions […]

/ August 20, 2014 9:10 am

Is Jon Stewart the Most Trusted Man in America?

By Michiko Kakutani, New York Times | IT’S been more than eight years since “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” made its first foray into presidential politics with the presciently named Indecision 2000, and the difference in the show’s approach to its coverage then and now provides a tongue-in-cheek measure of the show’s striking evolution. In 1999, the “Daily Show” […]

/ June 2, 2014 8:34 pm

Comedy Central Reveals Minority Report with Larry Wilmore Details

By Jessica Norton, Paste Magazine | Comedy Central has filled the coveted late night slot following The Daily Show in the wake of Stephen Colbert’s departure. The Daily Show’s Larry Wilmore is taking over the news desk in The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore, and Fast Company was recently given some insight into how the show will be structured. According […]

/ May 21, 2014 7:40 am

Jon Stewart rips Obama administration over reported VA wait time cover-ups

By Mike Krumboltz, Yahoo New | Politicians and government leaders insist they’re upset about the various allegations being lobbed at the Department of Veterans Affairs, but they pale in comparison to the wrath spewed by “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart. In his show Monday, Stewart addressed claims that VA administrators manipulated wait times at hospitals to make it seem like […]

/ November 15, 2013 9:24 am

‘Daily Show’s’ John Oliver to Host HBO Show

By Cynthia Littleton, Variety | HBO has won the sweepstakes to land John Oliver for a show. The “Daily Show” correspondent’s move to topline his own series was only a matter of time after his well- received stint substituting for Jon Stewart this summer. HBO said Thursday that Oliver will host a weekly topic comedy series to air on Sunday nights […]

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