Jon Stewart’s 17-year tenure on The Daily Show might be coming to a close, but Comedy Central isn’t going to let this momentous occasion pass us by without a worthwhile celebration. Starting on Friday, June 26th at 12 p.m. ET, Comedy Central will kick off a 42-day long continuous stream of all 2,500+ episodes of The Daily Show on its website. More →
Jon Stewart has been a fixture of American television ever since he took over as host of The Daily Show back in 1999. YouTube user Billy Chasen has created a fantastic timelapse video of Stewart’s entire 17-career at The Daily Show that spanned four different presidential campaigns, two wars, two recessions and the transformation of Apple from a near-dead computer company into a global powerhouse. More →
After months of deliberation, we finally know the truth — the Patriots more probably than not deflated those footballs, and Tom Brady almost definitely knew about it. It’s a shame that full-grown, well-paid adults felt the need to cheat their way through the AFC Championship Game, but that’s the world that we live in.
Thankfully, Brady and his cohorts aren’t getting out of this one without some not-so-kind words from the peanut gallery that is the media. More →
It’s not easy to imagine Comedy Central’s The Daily Show without Jon Stewart at the helm. This is undoubtedly why responses have been so muted to the network’s announcement that a relatively unknown contributor Trevor Noah will replace Stewart as the show’s host. Of course, we can recall similar responses when Comedy Central announced that The Daily Show host Craig Kilborn would be replaced by a young comedian named Jon Stewart about 16 years ago.
Since Stewart first announced that he would be retiring as The Daily Show’s host, one question has persisted: why? Now, Stewart finally explained exactly why he’s moving on in a recent interview. More →
Outgoing The Daily Show anchor Jon Stewart on Monday evening revealed he fully supports incoming host Trevor Noah in spite of the recent controversy around some of Noah’s older tweets. Stewart, who hosted the popular Comedy Central show for 17 years, said he is very excited about Noah’s arrival and urged fans to give him a chance to prove himself instead of judging him by looking at old misfired jokes from Twitter. More →
In typical Daily Show fashion, Jon Stewart and friends celebrated the arrival of the Verizon iPhone with a hilarious segment Tuesday night. In a seven-minute spot that goes from funny to funnier, Stewart begins by recounting iPhone users’ hardships on AT&T. “For the past three or four years, those of us in the iPhone community have sacrificed one thing for the ability to carry around every photograph we’ve ever taken, or song we’ve ever listened to, or home video, or compass,” Stewart said at the start of the segment. “We have sacrificed the ability to make phone calls.” Things were so bad for Stewart, it seems, that he had to send text messages by typing them out on his iPhone 4 and then having an assistant physically bring the phone to the message’s recipient. Daily Show correspondent John Oliver then joins in, reporting live via video chat from yesterday’s Verizon event using his AT&T iPhone. Needless to say, the quality is horrible and the video call drops several times. Oliver’s subsequent report has him hitting the streets to interview AT&T iPhone users — one of whom compares being tied to AT&T to slavery — and he then sits in on the actual announcement at Lincoln Center. Hit the jump for the full video. More →
Hulu suffered a setback today when Viacom announced that it is pulling the plug on both The Colbert Report and The Daily Show effective March 10th, 2010. Fans of the two shows need not panic as each show, though gone from Hulu, will still be available online via Comedy Central at TheDailyShow.com and ColbertNation.com. Money is rumored to be the reason for the split with Viacom reportedly pushing for a more lucrative advertising agreement or even an upfront lump cash sum that Hulu was unwilling to provide. Despite its amicable press release, Hulu must be feeling a bit of a sting as both The Daily Show and the Colbert Report consistently ranked within the top ten all time watched shows. With two of its headliners gone, should Hulu be concerned about other programs following suit or is it merely waiting for Viacom to come groveling back after failing to make it on its own ?