The Daily Show to Broadcast from Charlotte, NC for Democratic National Convention
The Democratic National Convention is a lot like the Summer Olympics in that it happens every four years and would be a lot more enjoyable if it included bowling. Well, still no bowling, but like Denver in 2008, Boston in 2004 and Los Angeles in 2000... [Read More]
Alf LaMont: Turn Left? The Lack of Right-Wing Comedians (opinion)
..a frank discussion not on whether or not humor leans left, or whether progressives were just more clever or interesting, but rather a real conversation on why precisely, political humor and comedy does skew left in our day and age, without falling into a trap of motivated reasoning that would skew my panel too much. Here were my top revelations as to why comedy and humorists skew more liberal.. [Read More]
Bill Maher: "Please Stop Apologizing" | NY Times
THIS week, Robert De Niro made a joke about first ladies, and Newt Gingrich said it was “inexcusable and the president should apologize for him.” Of course, if something is “inexcusable,” an apology doesn’t make any difference, but then again, neither does Newt Gingrich. [Read More]
Will Lewis Black and friends become radio stars?
Lewis Black and friends will tape a radio pilot tomorrow in New York City. News Quiz USA, hosted by Black and featuring comedians Kathleen Madigan, Todd Barry, Ted Alexandro and radio host Andy Borowitz will be a politically charged panel show, where... [Read More]
The Laughspin video interview with Jimmy Shubert from Laughfest
While at Laughfest in Grand Rapids last week, I caught up with comedian Jimmy Shubert just before he was about to get on a plane to Los Angeles. You may know Jimmy from his appearances on King of Queens; he also just did a spot on the CBS hit series ... [Read More]
Bill Maher comes to unbuckle the Bible Belt and pull Nashville's pants down (interview)
To me, that is the arrogance of religion, to be able to sit there on your throne and tell people how it is supposed to be. Well maybe it's supposed to be that way for you, Rick. But shouldn't we all get to make our minds up on that issue? [Read More]
Following Colbert's Lead and Fighting the Super PACs
So it's as bad as we thought. When the Colbert Report first began highlighting the looming threat of Super PACs last year, the rest of the country was still obsessed with the president's birth certificate and the wording of Sarah Palin's latest tweets. We are paying attention now. We see in hindsigh... [Read More]
Louis CK pulls out of Radio and Television Correspondents gig, avoids political brouhaha
While it was surprising to hear the Radio and Television Correspondents Association had selected Louis CK to host their annual dinner this upcoming June in Washington, D.C., it's no surprise at all that the comedian -- who maintains he's not very pol... [Read More]
Stephen Colbert’s SuperPAC ad tribute to Herman Cain will blow your goddamn mind (Video)
One of the strangest things about SuperPACs for presidential candidates is that even if you’ve dropped out of the race, you can still spend the money you’ve collected and roll out television ads. And that’s exactly what Hermain Cain... [Read More]
Greta Van Susteren should do some research before demonizing Louis C.K.
Last night, Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren took to her official blog GretaWire to proudly proclaim that she will not be attending the Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner on June 8 in Washington D.C. In fact, she’s flat-out refu... [Read More]