Kat Radley on Women in Comedy Festivals, and in the writer’s rooms
Kat Radley spent the better parts of 2016 and 2017 submitting writer’s packets to late-night comedy shows. “I think I lost count at one point, but if you name a show, I pretty much sent a packet for it,” Radley told me. Last August, the first packet she’d submitted turned int... [Read More]
‘The Daily Show’s Roy Wood Jr. Heads to a March for Our Lives Counter-Demonstration in Montana
While late night hosts Jordan Klepper and Samantha Bee were attending March for Our Lives in Washington DC over the weekend, Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr. was busy checking out a very different event. In this segment from last night’s Daily Show, Wood heads to Helena, Montana to attend... [Read More]
How Lewis Black’s Righteous Anger Has Gotten Us Through Two Decades of Craziness
It may be hard to believe, but Lewis Black has been blessing us with his gloriously angry rants for over 20 years now. Before Jon Stewart took over the reins of The Daily Show, Lewis Black was already giving us his trademark “Back in Black” segments, going back to the show’s i... [Read More]
How Lewis Black’s Righteous Anger Has Gotten Us Through Two Decades of Craziness
It may be hard to believe, but Lewis Black has been blessing us with his gloriously angry rants for over 20 years now. Before Jon Stewart took over the reins of The Daily Show, Lewis Black was already giving us his trademark “Back in Black” segments, going back to the show’s i... [Read More]
Netflix orders 32 episodes of a weekly talk show from Hasan Minhaj
The Daily Show second-generation poaching is in full effect now, as Netflix has just announced its second new weekly talk-show from a correspondent who up until now was currently sidekicking it for Trevor Noah on Comedy Central. Netflix has ordered 32 weekly episodes of a Hasan Minhaj talk show. It&... [Read More]
Episode #189: Jena Friedman
Jena Friedman is a stand-up comedian, writer and producer who’s now about to star in her first late-night special for Adult Swim. Friedman has written for The Late Show for David Letterman, produced for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and taken a one-woman show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festiva... [Read More]
Episode #189: Jena Friedman
Jena Friedman is a stand-up comedian, writer and producer who’s now about to star in her first late-night special for Adult Swim. Friedman has written for The Late Show for David Letterman, produced for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and taken a one-woman show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festiva... [Read More]
‘The Late Show,’ ‘Full Frontal,’ and ‘The Daily Show’ Go to War Over Trump’s Fake News Awards
Ever since Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he was planning to hand out the “Most Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards of the Year” (or as Stephen Colbert calls them, “The Fakies”), late night hosts have been fighting to prove why their show most deserves reco... [Read More]
‘The Late Show,’ ‘Full Frontal,’ and ‘The Daily Show’ Go to War Over Trump’s Fake News Awards
Ever since Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he was planning to hand out the “Most Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards of the Year” (or as Stephen Colbert calls them, “The Fakies”), late night hosts have been fighting to prove why their show most deserves reco... [Read More]
The Daily Show adds an African correspondent for overseas broadcasts
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah will start feeling more local for African viewers tonight, as the Comedy Central series now has a South African correspondent to report on topical segments just for the African broadcasts of TDS. Loyiso Madinga, a stand-up comedian from South Africa, will file his fir... [Read More]