Five 'SNL' Cast Members Who Were Also 'Daily Show' Correspondents
by Megh Wright In its 40 years of scouting talent from The Groundlings, Second City, and standup clubs, SNL has never felt any competition in the major leagues of comedy star-making. When The Daily Show debuted on Comedy Central in 1996, however, Lorne Michaels and company finally met their match, w... [Read More]
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart hires Hasan Minhaj and Trevor Noah as correspondents
Michael Che bolted at the end of the summer for a desk job at Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update. Larry Wilmore will leave at year's end for his own half-hour, replacing The Colbert Report and following his once-and-future boss, Jon Stewart, in 2015. And so the beast that has produced not only Che... [Read More]
'The Daily Show' Hires Hasan Minhaj and Trevor Noah
by Megh Wright The Daily Show just added two new correspondents. THR reports that both Hasan Minhaj and Trevor Noah have joined the show — Minhaj will be officially taking over for Michael Che, and Noah will begin his stint as a contributor in December. Minhaj was featured as a New Face at thi... [Read More]
NBC attempted to poach Jon Stewart from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show to host Meet The Press
Two first names aren't a prerequisite to hosting NBC's Meet the Press. Nor do you have to be an NBC News reporter, anchor or personality to fit the bill as moderator for the Peacock Network's Sunday morning political roundtable, apparently. Frustrated with its standing amid its network competition -... [Read More]
Kristen Schaal Makes a GOP Outreach Ad for the Dudes on 'The Daily Show'
by Megh Wright Senior Women's Issues Correspondent Kristen Schaal paid a visit to the Daily Show desk last night, where she explored some of the Republican party's ridiculously sexist ads targeted to women and debuted her very own ad for men that's equally insulting. 0 Comments... [Read More]
NBC Really Wanted Jon Stewart to Host 'Meet the Press'
by Megh Wright Jon Stewart has been hosting The Daily Show for nearly 20 years, but according to New York magazine, the Comedy Central host was aggressively courted to be the next Meet the Press host by NBC. While Chuck Todd has been the Sunday news show anchor for the last month, three "senior tele... [Read More]
Watch: Jason Jones replaces Jon Stewart on The Daily Show… for a day
Jon Stewart was surprisingly absent from last night’s episode of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. With former guest host John Oliver on HBO with his own fake news show, it was time for another Daily Show correspondent to step up. Jason Jones filled in Stewart’s sea... [Read More]
Ben Affleck accused Jon Stewart of copying his movie idea
Last night’s Daily Show episode featured guest star Ben Affleck, whose latest film Gone Girl hits theaters this Friday. But Affleck’s conversation with host Jon Stewart instead involved different films, both from Affleck’s past and future. Watch as Affleck jokes... [Read More]
Jon Stewart to FOX News, “F*ck you and all your false patriotism”
Jon Stewart is always ripping on Congress and news media for how they operate a narrative for political issues. However, last night on The Daily Show, Stewart went on the attack a bit stronger than usual. In fact, he was pretty passionate about both the way both Congress and the national media are t... [Read More]
Watch Jon Stewart sing to Michael Che on his last day at The Daily Show
As you likely already know, comedian Michael Che is leaving his post as a Daily Show correspondent less than five months after joining Jon Stewart and company. He snagged the job in April, made his first appearance in June and now Michael Che is already gone. In classic Daily Show fashion, Che was h... [Read More]