Jon Stewart Joining 9/11 Memorial Board
The Associated Press is reporting today that Jon Stewart is being named to the 9/11 Memorial Foundation Board this afternoon. This of course comes in the wake of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and many others recognizing the instrumental role Jon and The... [Read More]
Drew Hastings to run for mayor of Hillsboro, Ohio
Saying that he will be a bold mayor who believes in "Hillsboro taking care of its own," Drew Hastings announced he plans to file as a Republican candidate for mayor of Hillsboro. Hastings, a nationally recognized comedian who owns Bell's Opera House, the former Fifth-Third Bank building and the former Hillsboro Safety Building in uptown Hillsboro, has begun circulating petitions for his mayoral bid. Hastings previously mentioned contemplating a run briefly in a pilot episode of "The Battles of H... [Read More]
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]
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]
Entering Politics Is Something Alec Baldwin Is "Very, Very Interested In"
Alec Baldwin has always been politically outspoken -- and now, he's talking about taking action and running for office. The '30 Rock' star and noted liberal sat down with Eliot Spitzer of CNN's 'Parker Spitzer' on Tuesday to discuss his future in politics, and said that after many approaches, he is very interested in running. [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]
Are Comedians Making Enough Fun of Democrats? | Splitsider
For a decade, Republicans have been the butt of far more jokes than Democrats have. It’s natural that comedians would make fun of the people in power. During most of the Bush-Cheney years, we could rely on nightly comic savaging of our president from a variety of outlets. (Remember That’s My Bush?) But even though Democrats have been in power for two years, comedians have continued to focus most of their attention on Republicans. [Read More]
The Daily Show Sanity Bus: The Complete Saga
If you're to believe some in the press, everyone traveling to tomorrow's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear is doing so on geothermal recumbent bikes made of hemp and recycled latte cups. And while that may be the case for many attendees, ... [Read More]
Jon Stewart Keeps the President Waiting (video) | Comedy Central Insider
Last night's Daily Show featured a lot of firsts. First sitting President on the show, first time the entire program was dedicated to the guest interview, but one more first didn't make it to air: the first of hopefully many installments of The Daily Show's new series Let's Keep the President Waiting. [Read More]