Jon Stewart's Extended Interview with Iranian Satirists Kambiz Hosseini & Saman Arbabi
Did you even know they had satire in Iran? I didn't! Although, to be perfectly honest, until pretty recently I thought Iran was just Iraq with a typo. I had no idea it was actually the other way around. Anyway, Iran does indeed have satire, and ... [Read More]
Sarah Palin Invited to Come on Jon Stewart
From Indecision… On last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart attempted to coin some new words to describe the rhetorical offenses of Sarah Palin, from "Anchorage Steamer" to "Palin-drome" to "Caribou Ball-Swivel."... [Read More]
John Oliver on the Cover of Time Out New York
Obviously, all of the major US landmarks are pretty sexy. The Washington Monument looks like a giant dong, the Lincoln Memorial's pants have a working zipper and the St. Louis Arch looks exactly like a boob if you squint and hold a picture of a ... [Read More]
Kirsten Gillibrand Credits Daily Show for Helping Pass 9/11 First Responders Bill
You knew it, and I knew it, but it was nice to hear a sitting US Senator say aloud last night that The Daily Show's efforts made a real difference in the passage of the 9/11 first responders health care bill. [Read More]
'Daily Show' Executive Producer Josh Lieb Steps Down | The Hollywood Reporter
The executive producer of The Daily Show, Josh Lieb, is stepping down after four years. He'll move to Los Angeles to pen a workplace comedy for Warner Bros and NBC. Steve Bodow, Jennifer Flanz and Jim Margolis have been promoted to co-executive producers, Jon Stewart announced Tuesday. Tim Carvell has been named head writer and Pam DePace a supervising producer. [Read More]
Jon Stewart and The Daily Show May Have Saved the 9/11 First Responders Bill
Did you happen to notice how a week ago, when Republicans blocked a Senate bill that would have paid for health care coverage for 9/11 First Responders, there was this deafening sonic boom of complete silence that emanated ... [Read More]
Sunrise, Sunset: Jon Stewart Revisits His Start at 'The Daily Show' | NY Times
‘Tis the season for retrospection, so let’s turn back the clock to 1999, when a greener, more naïve nation was still giddy from the release of Windows 98 and the creation of the euro, and eagerly looking forward to can’t-miss, millennium-defining events like “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” and Woodstock ‘99, while somewhere a young Jon Stewart was making his preparations to take over as host of “The Daily Show.” [Read More]
Behind the Scenes of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report with Writer Eric Drysdale
Eric Drysdale talked to SplitSider about breaking into the comedy writing game, his experience at The Daily Show, what it was like to develop The Colbert Report, and bringing comedy to the exciting field of ViewMasters. [Read More]
The Daily Show's Samantha Bee shares her thoughts on keeping a sense of humor while raising three kids | Working Mother
Sam Bee discusses life with Piper, 4, Fletcher, 2, and Ripley, 4 months; her job as Most Senior Correspondent on The Daily Show; why her marriage works; and her new book, I Know I Am, but What Are You? [Read More]