Jon Stewart Said Goodbye to the Longest Tenured 'Daily Show' Writer Ever Last Night
by Adam Frucci Daily Show writer JR Havlan has been a writer on the show since the very beginning. Not just the beginning of the Jon Stewart era, but a writer since the very first episode of the show, when it was hosted by Craig Kilborn. And after over 18 years on the job, yesterday was his last day... [Read More]
Key Piece of Technology Makes Clip-Finding Easy for 'Daily Show,' 'Colbert,' 'The Soup,' and More
by Bradford Evans The Wrap has a piece out today on SnapStream, the television recording service that makes searching through thousands of clips for The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Last Week Tonight, and The Soup possible. Using closed captioning, SnapStream allows users to record hours of telev... [Read More]
Watch the official trailer for season 4 of “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee”
The official trailer for season 4 of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is here. While we learned about who the guests were going to be a few weeks back, this official trailer gives us a look at the cars and the season. It also appears that Seinfeld hands the wheel to the guests this season, […... [Read More]
Watch Michael Che’s debut on “The Daily Show” get interrupted by Aasif Mandvi
Last night, newest correspondent Michael Che made his Daily Show debut. Reporting all the way from Syria (and not from a green screen inside the studio), Che attempts to deliver a serious report about the upcoming Syrian elections and conflict but gets interrupted by Aasif Mandvi. Mandvi gets a litt... [Read More]
Michael Che’s debut as “New Correspondent” on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Michael Che made his debut Wednesday night as a new correspondent on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and they gave him a title befitting his status: "New Correspondent." Of course, if Che's reports like this one from "Syria" keep nailing it, then the other correspondents -- take Aa... [Read More]
Michael Che will make his “Daily Show” debut tonight
NY comedian Michael Che is one of comedy’s fastest rising stars. Having only done stand-up for about 5 years, Che has already performed on late night TV, was a staff writer for SNL, and taped a Comedy Central Half Hour special airing this Friday. Che recently left his position at SNL in April ... [Read More]
Egyptian elections, military might prompt Bassem Youssef’s cancellation; but one final salute from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
The Arab Spring helped give rise to political satire that allowed a former heart surgeon to speak to millions throughout Egypt over the past three years. Last week, Egyptians elected former Army General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi as their new president with more than 96 percent of the vote. And like that,... [Read More]
'Colbert Report' Fans Know More About Campaign Financing Than Regular News Viewers
by Megh Wright When The Colbert Report ends its run on Comedy Central this December, the late night news world will not only be losing one of its most hilarious characters, but it'll also be losing television's most effective educator of politics and campaign finance. According to Deadline, a new st... [Read More]
Watch David Letterman, Tina Fey, Jon Stewart, and More Pay Tribute to Don Rickles
by Bradford Evans Last night, Spike TV aired a tribute special to ultimate bro's bro Don Rickles. It was a veritable who's who of big name comedians and also, Johnny Depp for some reason. Above, check out David Letterman's speech about moving to LA in his late 20s and meeting Rickles. The special a... [Read More]
Don Rickles will not get pooped on by Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (Exclusive video)
Iconic comedian Don Rickles will be celebrated tomorrow as Spike TV premieres One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles at 9 pm ET. Laughspin was in attendance when it was shot at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. So we know what’s in store for viewers– and... [Read More]