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‘The Daily Show’ TV Review: Will the Real Trevor Noah Please Stand Up?

The clip was quick, the jokes staccato, sketches were short and Noah was slick—maybe too slick.

Posted on Sep 29, 2015 READ MORE

10 Best Satirical Campaigns for President of the United States

They’re not much more ridiculous than the real thing, but in general they’re a lot more entertaining.

Posted on Sep 24, 2015 READ MORE

Jon Stewart Gets a Send-Off Emmy for ‘The Daily Show’

At Sunday night’s Emmy Awards, Jon Stewart got one last chance to bask in the glow of industry goodwill directed at “The Daily Show.” At the ceremony he picked up a trophy for Outstanding Variety Talk Series to cap off his 16-year stint as “Daily Show” host.

Posted on Sep 20, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Larry Wilmore, Guests Explain Bernie Sanders’ Appeal: It’s Like a ‘Grateful Dead Concert’

With Bernie Sanders beating Hillary Clinton in the latest New Hampshire poll, “The Nightly Show’s” Larry Wilmore was joined Thursday by a panel of guests who tried to explain the secret to Sanders’ success.

Posted on Aug 14, 2015 READ MORE

Reflecting on Some of Jon Stewart’s Best Moments: The Fox and CNN Interviews

As Jon Stewart heads into the final stretch of hosting “The Daily Show,” Truthdig has chosen some of our favorite segments from both his popular Comedy Central news satire and other news shows on which he appeared (usually to the chagrin of those shows).

Posted on Aug 4, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Larry Wilmore: Jim Gilmore Has a Bigger Chance of Winning ‘The Hunger Games’ Than Presidency

On Monday’s “Nightly Show,” host Larry Wilmore took a gander at the latest and least-known GOP candidates in anticipation of Thursday’s Republican debate.

Posted on Aug 4, 2015 READ MORE

Key and Peele Are on Their Game in Season 5 Premiere

By Clara Romeo

On Wednesday, comedy tag team Key and Peele entered the fifth season of their eponymous Comedy Central show with a bang.

Posted on Jul 9, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Jon Stewart on Donald Trump: ‘America’s Id Is Running for President!’

Stewart calls Trump’s announcement that he is entering the race for the White House “over half an hour of the most beautifully ridiculous jibber-jabber ever to pour forth from the mouth of a batshit billionaire.”

Posted on Jun 17, 2015 READ MORE

Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus Toast ‘Last F**ckable Day’ on ‘Inside Amy Schumer’

Sketch skewers the ageist double standard women face in Hollywood.

Posted on Apr 23, 2015 READ MORE

‘Daily Show’ Duo Samantha Bee and Jason Jones Make a Play for Their Own Hit Show

Those hoping that either or both members of “Daily Show” husband-and-wife team Jason Jones and Samantha Bee would play key roles in filling outgoing power anchor Jon Stewart’s seat can strike those two promising names off the list of potential replacements—they’re going to be otherwise occupied.

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 READ MORE

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Stewart, Williams and Thick Skins

Many years ago, a politician complained to me about journalists who loved to dish it out but bristled at any criticism directed their way.

Posted on Feb 11, 2015 READ MORE

Is It Too Soon to Hope a Woman Takes Jon Stewart’s Spot on ‘The Daily Show’?

We’re probably all still getting our heads around the fact that yet another late-night great is calling it quits, but let’s take a moment to recognize it’s about damn time “The Daily Show” was hosted by a woman.

Posted on Feb 11, 2015 READ MORE

Larry Wilmore Makes His Comedy Central Bow to Promising Reviews

Stephen Colbert has a tough act to follow in replacing David Letterman on the “Late Show” later this year—but then again, following Stephen Colbert is no easy feat either. The latter job fell to Comedy Central’s newest host, Larry Wilmore, on Monday night.

Posted on Jan 20, 2015 READ MORE

‘The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore’ Promises to Give a ‘Voice to the Underrepresented’

Stephen Colbert left a big hole in late night political comedy, but Larry Wilmore, the former “senior black correspondent” of “The Daily Show,” promises to fill that space with something “different.”

Posted on Jan 15, 2015 READ MORE

The Best of ‘Colbert Report’ and ‘The Daily Show’ on Independence Day

Missing your (somewhat) daily dose of late-night satire while Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are on summer break? Fear not; we’ve rounded up some great clips from each show about the 4th of July.

Posted on Jul 4, 2014 READ MORE

Stephen Colbert Says Goodbye: ‘I’ve Won Television’

“Almost nine years ago, I promised to change the world, and together, I did it,” says Stephen Colbert, still in character as his self-obsessed conservabot doppelganger, while dropping in to rub it in on his onetime mentor Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show” on Wednesday night.

Posted on Apr 24, 2014 READ MORE

Beyond Colbert: Why We Need Progressive People of Color on TV

The fact is that although there may be marginally increasing diversity among the casts of fictional television series, there are not nearly enough black and brown voices presenting or analyzing the news on television or in newsrooms, in broadcast or print, in traditional media or new media.

Posted on Apr 17, 2014 READ MORE

Stephen Colbert to Take the ‘Late Show’ Reins from David Letterman

When David Letterman pushes away from his desk on CBS’ “Late Night with David Letterman” in 2015, Stephen Colbert will be ready to pull up a chair.

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 READ MORE

Jeffrey Ross Roasts Westboro Baptist Church

Actor Russell Brand stirred some controversy when he invited members of Westboro Baptist Church onto his television program “Brand X.” But comedian Jeffrey Ross did him one better when he went to the actual church in Topeka, Kan., to roast members of the hate group to their faces for his Comedy Central show “The Burn.”

Posted on Jan 13, 2013 READ MORE


O’Reilly and Stewart ‘Rumble,’ Vie for Laughs in Mock Debate (Video)

The much-hyped political debate between cable personality heavyweights Bill O’Reilly and Jon Stewart turned out to be a very spirited—not to mention popular—affair. The Fox News and Comedy Central hosts squared off over the weekend in a 90-minute “Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium” at George Washington University that was streamed live online.

Posted on Oct 8, 2012 READ MORE

Jon Stewart vs. Bill O’Reilly: The Debate

The most eagerly anticipated face-off of the election season will not be between President Obama and Mitt Romney, but rather will pit longtime nemeses Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly. On Monday, it was announced that the pair would be meeting up for a 90-minute debate next month at The George Washington University in D.C.

Posted on Sep 18, 2012 READ MORE

‘Daily Show’: Stewart Mocks Democrats for GOP-Like Convention

Jon Stewart is having difficulty telling the Democratic and Republican nominating conventions apart, thanks to some party role reversals this year.

Posted on Sep 6, 2012 READ MORE

‘The Daily Show’: Stewart Blasts Fox’s Judith Miller for Hypocrisy

If it’s a case of hypocrisy involving a Fox News personality, Jon Stewart is on the case.

Posted on Aug 7, 2012 READ MORE

‘The Daily Show’: Stewart Rips NBC Over Olympic Editing

Jon Stewart takes aim at NBC for its decision to edit out a tribute to victims of the 2005 London subway bombings during the Olympics opening ceremonies and instead show Ryan Seacrest interviewing swimmer Michael Phelps.

Posted on Jul 31, 2012 READ MORE


Good News for Fans of ‘Daily Show,’ ‘Colbert Report’

Much to the chagrin of Fox News, other media outlets and politicians everywhere, Comedy Central has extended the contracts of its two popular late night hosts, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.

Posted on Jul 26, 2012 READ MORE

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Online Streaming of ‘Daily Show,’ ‘Colbert Report’ Discontinued

Say it ain’t so! Comedy Central’s popular faux-news programs “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” have stopped streaming full episodes online because of an ongoing battle between Viacom and DirecTV.

Posted on Jul 12, 2012 READ MORE

‘Daily Show’: On Palin’s ‘Today’ Show Infiltration

How are we to process the media-made spectacle that was Sarah Palin’s cameo on Tuesday’s “Today” show? Do we care? Not really, but it does make good material for Jon Stewart and his “Daily Show” cohorts, particularly the hilarious John Oliver, who has the entertaining (if alarming) task of interviewing Palin’s fans outside 30 Rock.

Posted on Apr 4, 2012 READ MORE

Whither ‘Colbert Report’?

On Wednesday, Comedy Central announced that “The Colbert Report,” one of its most successful and perennially popular offerings, would be airing repeats that night and Thursday. Taping of the show on those two days was canceled. No big whoop, except the network didn’t offer much of an explanation for the show’s sudden hiatus. Updated

Posted on Feb 16, 2012 READ MORE

‘Colbert Report’: Stephen Colbert for President

Given this presidential election season’s lineup of clowns, it would only make sense that another might join their ranks from the venerable political training ground that is Comedy Central. Yes, folks, Stephen Colbert is once again running for our nation’s highest office. God bless Citizens United!

Posted on Jan 13, 2012 READ MORE

‘Colbert Report’: Sanders v. Citizens United

The thrilling showdown that was the Iowa caucus race wasn’t the only hot political action that went down on Tuesday. It’d be a shame if those eight precious Romney-friendly votes overshadowed this important appearance of Sen. Bernie Sanders on that evening’s edition of “The Colbert Report.”

Posted on Jan 4, 2012 READ MORE

‘Colbert Report’: Trump Dumps Debate

The Donald has managed to stir up a sideshow for himself again, having briefly flirted (and hinted anew) about running for the nation’s highest office, but yet again he’s backed out by calling off the debate that all but a couple of GOP candidates had withdrawn from themselves.

Posted on Dec 14, 2011 READ MORE

‘Daily Show’: Losing Barney Frank

Not so fast, Fox News Nation. Although Congressman Barney Frank’s announcement that he would not seek re-election in 2012 has sparked glee in the GOP, Jon Stewart notes in this “Daily Show” clip that Frank has been the all-in-one target for all things reviled by conservatives: “He’s your everything bagel.”

Posted on Nov 30, 2011 READ MORE

Colbert to Alabama: I Told You So

What happens when migrant workers in Alabama decide that the state’s labor laws make it too risky to keep doing the grueling work nobody else is willing to do? Answer: They leave.  (more)

Posted on Oct 27, 2011 READ MORE

‘Colbert Report’: Stephen Gets His Super PAC

If Sarah Palin can have her own PAC, so can Stephen Colbert. After all, they’re both fake news generators, right? On Thursday, Colbert celebrated the official launch of his Super PAC—which, TPM Muckraker points out, goes by another funny name ... (more)

Posted on Jul 1, 2011 READ MORE

‘The Daily Show’: Chest in Show

Well, this is awkward. Jon Stewart had the unenviable task of responding with humor to the bizarre spectacle that was his friend Rep. Anthony Weiner’s big reveal—both in sexting form and in the congressman’s eventual admission of guilt—on Monday’s “Daily Show.”

Posted on Jun 7, 2011 READ MORE

‘Colbert Report’: Sarah Palin’s For-Profit Tour of the USA

Sarah Palin’s bus tour of key American historical sites is mystifying much of the mainstream media, but Stephen Colbert caught on to its significance immediately, asking: “Won’t you help Sarah Palin learn basic facts about U.S. history for just pennies a day?”

Posted on Jun 1, 2011 READ MORE

Truthdig Wins 2011 Webby for Best Political Blog

Once again, Truthdig has won the Webby Award, the juried version, in the “Blog—Political” category for the second year in a row. The competition consisted of four widely read sites on top of their game: “Close Read” on The New Yorker, Comedy Central’s Indecision ... (more)

Posted on May 3, 2011 READ MORE

Big Webby News for Truthdig

We’re ever so happy and humbled to announce that Truthdig has once again been picked as one of the five finalists for the Webby Award in the “Blog - Political” category! This year, the competition is formidable, with some serious heavy hitters ...

Posted on Apr 13, 2011 READ MORE

‘Colbert Report’: Jon Kyl Has a Vestigial Tail

Note: That headline was not intended to be a factual statement. Rather, it mimics a curious strategy used by Sen. Jon Kyl when he vastly overstated the percentage of Planned Parenthood’s budget that goes to providing abortions.

Posted on Apr 12, 2011 READ MORE

‘Colbert Report’: Wisconsin’s Supreme Showdown

Angry Wisconsin liberals are using the state’s Supreme Court election as a referendum on Gov. Scott Walker and taking aim at expletive-flinging Justice David Prosser. Will this justice be served?

Posted on Apr 7, 2011 READ MORE

‘Daily Show’: Conspiracy of Teachers

In this startling soliloquy, Jon Stewart takes stock of the current clime in and beyond, say, Wisconsin and comes to the conclusion that teachers—that’s right, teachers—are ruining America. Watch and learn.

Posted on Mar 1, 2011 READ MORE

‘Daily Show’: Story Time With Donald Rumsfeld

What’s former defense secretary and amateur poet Donald Rumsfeld to do now that the Bush II years are over and done but to hit the road on a book tour and keep insisting his choices made the world safer?

Posted on Feb 24, 2011 READ MORE

‘Colbert Report’: Bunga-Bunga, Egyptian Style

Always in deft command of the many nuances of international relations, Stephen Colbert suggests, in this clip from Tuesday’s “Colbert Report,” that Italy’s beleaguered Berlusconi ought to take his bunga-bunga show on the road ... to Egypt.

Posted on Feb 16, 2011 READ MORE

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White House Looks to Jon Stewart in 9/11 Health Bill Bid

Not doing much to convince certain detractors that “The Daily Show” is in cahoots with the Obama administration, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs voiced his hope, during a press briefing Tuesday, that Jon Stewart would be able to ...

Posted on Dec 21, 2010 READ MORE

‘Daily Show’: The Informant!

The WikiLeaks diplomatic drama has caused the collective twisting of multiple pairs of knickers in the highly interconnected international diplomacy and espionage circles, and of course, whatever vexes those in power is prime comedy material for the minds that bring you “The Daily Show.”

Posted on Dec 1, 2010 READ MORE

‘It Gets Worse’ With John and Cindy McCain

Politicians don’t seem to realize, or maybe the word is care, that we have this stuff called advanced technology that records their statements for posterity and endless playback. Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show” crack team of researchers ... (continued)

Posted on Nov 18, 2010 READ MORE

Maddow and Stewart Talk Satire, Sanity

Jon Stewart sat down for a lengthy talk with MSNBC power host Rachel Maddow on her eponymous show Thursday night to talk about politics, punditry and, once again, his recent “Rally to Restore Sanity.” Lest anyone have the wrong idea ... (continued)

Posted on Nov 12, 2010 READ MORE

‘Daily Show’: Stewart Takes a Whoopin’ Over Rally

It seems as though some of Jon Stewart’s news and/or comedy colleagues from the wild world of cable TV didn’t buy into “The Daily Show” host’s recent sanity rally in Washington. Here, Stewart takes some hits from Bill Maher, Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann ... (continued)

Posted on Nov 9, 2010 READ MORE

Obama’s ‘Daily Show’ Stint a Success, Says Team Obama

Other sources may disagree, but the word around the White House on Thursday was that President Obama’s special appearance on “The Daily Show” the night before had been “a success,” according to White House spokesman Robert Gibbs.

Posted on Oct 28, 2010 READ MORE

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