Why Does Every "Conservative 'Daily Show'" Fail?
by Josiah Hesse Few would disagree that we're in living in a golden age of political comedy — or at least that politics are more important to comedy today than ever before. When historians write about humor in the early twenty-first century, the names of Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and Bill ... [Read More]
 
Bill Cosby is Back!
Bill Cosby is marking his comeback this week by making late night appearances to promote his new stand-up special, Bill Cosby: Far From Finished.  This will be Cosby’s first stand-up special in 30 years. So far this week, Cosby has visited Jimmy Fallon on Late Night and Jon Stewart o... [Read More]
 
Bill Cosby’s extended interview with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show
If you saw Bill Cosby on last night's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, then you heard them reminisce about the very recent past -- earlier this month, Cos performed on the Stand-Up For Heroes benefit Stewart hosted for Wounded Warriors during the New York Comedy Festival. Cosby being Cosby, he gave ... [Read More]
 
Bill Cosby Chastised Jon Stewart for Swearing In His Standup
by Elise Czajkowski Bill Cosby has been working hard to promote his new standup special on the late night circuit, and each appearance is more brilliant than the last. He dropped by The Daily Show last night, and while Jon wouldn't let him wander into the audience again, he managed to get in so... [Read More]
 
John Oliver was so good at substitute hosting The Daily Show, HBO is letting him host his own weekly show in 2014
John Oliver did such a stellar job substituting this summer as host of The Daily Show, everyone just naturally assumed Oliver had become the de facto successor to Jon Stewart whenever he'd decide to step down from his role atop Comedy Central's late-night talk show. Did they think nobody else notice... [Read More]
 
John Oliver to helm weekly news show on HBO
This past summer while The Daily Show host Jon Stewart was off filming Rosewater, he enlisted one of his best correspondents, John Oliver, to guest-host the show. We thought he knocked it out of the park, and apparently HBO did as well, as they’ve given him his own weekly Sunday night show. Mu... [Read More]
 
Looking at the Best Late Night Appearances By Other Late Night Hosts
by Elise Czajkowski Before he took over The Tonight Show, Jay Leno was famously one of the best guests on Late Night with David Letterman. Leno intuitively knew what Letterman needed from a guest – he was funny and prolific, making it easy on his host. For that reason, late night hosts make ex... [Read More]
 
Egyptian TV Station Pulls Episode of Bassem Youssef's Satirical Show 'El Bernameg', "The 'Daily Show' of Egypt"
by Elise Czajkowski An episode of Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef's political satire show El Bernameg (The Program) was pulled last week because the show apparently violated the policies of the privately owned network, CBC. A few minutes before Friday night's episode was set to air, a bro... [Read More]
 
CNN also targeting Stewart, Colbert with comedy show?
What would you do if I told you that your friend, who is serious 24/7, was going to try stand up comedy? Perhaps you’d cringe a little, but ultimately you’d be interested. Thoughts of “could they actually pull it off,” would be too much for you to turn away. Well guess what? ... [Read More]
 
Bid to win the “Sexy Vagina” Halloween costume from The Daily Show. It’s for Charity. Whomever she is.
Can you outbid $910 to win and wear the "Sexy Vagina" costume this Halloween? That's where things stood at 11:30 a.m. Eastern today, with a day and a few hours remaining in the eBay auction for the vagina, er, vulva, displayed by The Daily Show's correspondent Kristen Schaal during her report on the... [Read More]