The Credibility of Late Night Comedy
It seems like nobody can agree on whether to take comedy very lightly or very seriously. People get firmly locked in their respective ideological camps, proclaiming either that comedy is powerful because it’s meaningless or that it’s powerful because it contains more meaning than anythin... [Read More]
Watch Some Clips of Last Night’s ‘Daily Show’ Reunion on ‘The Late Show’
During last night’s Late Show, Stephen Colbert staged a reunion of fellow Daily Show alums Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Rob Corddry, Ed Helms, and Jon Stewart, where we got a behind-the-scenes look at Colbert’s final day at The Daily Show back in 2005. Check out the reunion clip above, plu... [Read More]
‘Daily Show’ Alums Stewart, Oliver, Bee, Helms, and Corddry to Appear on ‘The Late Show’ Next Week
Stephen Colbert will be joined by a bunch of his fellow Daily Show alums on The Late Show next week. CBS just announced that next Tuesday, May 9th, The Late Show will air a “special episode” featuring Colbert alongside Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Ed Helms, Rob Corddry, and Late Show co-ex... [Read More]
Stephen Colbert vs. “Alternative Facts”: A Lifelong Rivalry
The first week of Donald Trump’s presidency has begun, and one of the weekend’s biggest headlines revolved around the phrase “alternative facts” — a term used by Trump adviser and spokesperson Kellyanne Conway to defend White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s fa... [Read More]
Jon Stewart and staff reveal uncensored history in “The Daily Show” book
The complete, uncensored history of the award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, is told by its correspondents, writers, and host in The Daily Show (The Book): An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests. For almost seventeen years, The Daily Show with Jon Stew... [Read More]
Jon Stewart Looks Back on the First ‘Daily Show’ Episode After 9/11
Today Entertainment Weekly published an excerpt from the new Daily Show oral history The Daily Show (The Book): An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests, where Jon Stewart and various Daily Show staffers reflect on the show’s first post-9/11 episode back in ... [Read More]
Jon Stewart Looks Back on the First ‘Daily Show’ Episode After 9/11
Today Entertainment Weekly published an excerpt from the new Daily Show oral history The Daily Show (The Book): An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests, where Jon Stewart and various Daily Show staffers reflect on the show’s first post-9/11 episode back in ... [Read More]
Episode #121: Rory Albanese
Rory Albanese joined The Daily Show with Jon Stewart shortly after graduating from college in 1999, and rose from the ranks to become executive producer by the time he left in 2013, and was the showrunner for The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, also on Comedy Central, where you also started to see ... [Read More]
Episode #113: Lewis Black
With the 2016 election careening toward Judgment Day, Lewis Black is back on Broadway this fall, giving voice to the grand majority of Americans and citizens worldwide perplexed at our politics and our political discussion. Black is performing “Black to the Future” Monday nights on Broad... [Read More]
Episode #28: Hasan Minhaj
I first caught up Hasan Minhaj in 2012 on the set of the MTV show he was hosting called Failosophy. Hasan only has succeeded since then, and on a global scale, too. Literally. He hosted a documentary special ‘Stand Up Planet’ for PBS produced by The Bill and Melinda Gates Found... [Read More]