All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Daily Show’

Samantha Bee: Late Night Show to Debut Next Month

Samantha Bee will debut her new late-night satirical talk show, set to air on TBS, on February 8. Full Frontal With Samantha Bee will be the only late night show hosted by a woman. Does she have what it takes to compete in late-night ratings war? Samantha Bee prepares to break up late-night TV’s boys club https://t.co/oR7QgkJwH9 pic.twitter.com/ARzMIxb2Sp — The …

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Jon Stewart Discusses Humor and Disbelief in ‘Rosewater’

Jon Stewart took a three-month hiatus from filming The Daily Show to film Rosewater in Jordan. Rosewater is a biopic about Maziar Bahari, an Iranian-Canadian reporter imprisoned and tortured while covering the Iran presidential election and the protesting that followed the results, which kept President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in control. The film marks Stewart’s directorial debut. Stewart also adapted the screenplay …

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Jon Stewart Says America’s Enemies Are Not the X-Men

Comedian and Daily Show host Jon Stewart has a knack for simplifying things. His show is known for taking the hype and drama spun by the 24-hour “news” networks and reducing it to snips and bites that reveal what’s really going on. Jon Stewart is the kid who exposed the emperor as being naked, but that kid grew up to …

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Jon Stewart NFL Rant A Thing Of Epic Beauty

It can be hard to inject humor the right way into topics that are gravely serious. Somehow Jon Stewart manages to do this, and do it better than most. On Wednesday, Stewart put the embattled NFL organization on blast during a segment of his popular Comedy Central program The Daily Show. “The National Football League used to have a good …

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Hillary Clinton Drops Blatant Hints About Running

Ordinarily, when Hillary Clinton is being asked about her plans to run for president in 2016, she is very coy about the whole thing. She pivots effortlessly from talk of whether she will run or not to the kinds of problems that she would address if she, in fact, were President. And she does so without you seeing the sleight …

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Jon Stewart Returns to “The Daily Show”

What’s scarier than seeing Miley Cyrus act sexually inappropriate with a foam finger at the MTV VMAs? Seeing a 50-year-old man in a tank top impersonate that act. As disturbing as it had to be for Jon Stewart’s coworkers to see that up close and personal, Stewart made his return to Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” in hilarious fashion. After …

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Sheryl Sandberg Talks Women and Leadership on The Daily Show

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg dropped by The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Wednesday night to promote her new book Lean In. The conversation mostly focused on her message in Lean In of equality in the workplace and changing how we think about successful women. “The blunt truth: men still run the world…and I’m not sure that’s going that well,” said …

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Colbert Report & The Daily Show Do the Harlem Shake

I know, I know. We’re all sick of the Harlem Shake. Like any semi-enjoyable thing, the Internet has run it into the ground. There’s no need to mourn it. What was created by the internet must eventually be destroyed by the internet. I think that’s some sort of cosmic law. But before we say goodbye, for good, I must inform …

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Steve Jobs Remembered By Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart

Adding to the giant list of tech industry people, celebrities, politicians, athletes and everyday Apple users who have publicly expressed their condolences and memories of the late Steve Jobs – the Comedy Central nightly news block has now weighed in. On last night’s Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert gave his respects to Jobs with a bit that traced his excitement over …

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Daily Show Defends Rick Perry, Calls Out Selective Editing Practices

In this age of soundbites, it is becoming easier and easier to take things out of context. And with the popularity of YouTube, it’s becoming even easier to selectively edit video clips to suit your specific message. Though the practice is far from an issue of partisan politics (both sides use selective editing), this time, a Republican candidate for President …

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Jon Stewart Takes On Supreme Court Violent Video Game Ruling

The internet has been buzzing about the recent Supreme Court decision that said it was unconstitutional to restrict the sale of graphically violent video games to minors. In a 7-2 vote, the SCOTUS struck down a California State law that would fine retailers $1,000 for distributing the mature games to children. Justice Antonin Scalia, in his majority opinion, argued that …

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