From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… “Oh no! Tinkerbell is dying!” If I was a honcho at Comedy Central, today I’d be kicking myself for not hiring Samantha Bee to replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. Her debut episode of Full Frontal aired...Show More Summary
CHRISTIAN TOTO: THANK JON STEWART FOR LATE NIGHT’S @#$% LEGACY. TBS’s new late night ‘star’ Samantha Bee “could make her late night mark by tackling subjects other shows don’t go near. Perhaps a segment on how colleges are now a cesspool of PC groupthink, the very antithesis of free thinking? Instead, she devoted more than […]
Over the past 15 years, no television show has been a more reliable factory for comedic talent than The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Comedy Central's flagship late night program has introduced us to Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Ed Helms, Rob Corddry, Rob Riggle, John Hodgman and plenty of others. Show More Summary
It may have been their first foray in to sports broadcasting, but I’m betting this pair would be more interested in talking ‘pigskins’ or super bowl snacks, if given the microphone.
Samantha Bee didn't want Jon Stewart's job. In the rush to replace Stewart, Comedy Central reportedly gave offers to many people. Amy Schumer, Amy Poehler, and even Louis CK were allegedly asked to take over "The Daily Show," but none was interested. Show More Summary
The satirist Bassem Youssef, now in exile after one too many visits from Egyptian security forces, “will host The Democracy Handbook for F Comedy, Fusion’s new digital platform,” as part of the network’s 2016 election coverage. “The series … follows Youssef as he comes to America to learn the lessons of democracy.”
Jon Stewart may have gotten out of the talk show game, but the truth is, he?s not really out of the talk show game. When Stephen Colbert hopped over to CBS, he asked Jon Stewart to stay involved. Here's the real deal. Click To Continue Reading
LOS ANGELES — Bassem Youssef, the “Jon Stewart of Egypt” who rose to fame after his satirical show in Egypt during the Arab Spring, is partnering with Fusion's digital entertainment unit F-Comedy to create a new series. Titled The Democracy...Show More Summary
Bassem Youssef, the Egyptian TV satirist often likened to Jon Stewart, will host a new digital series and TV special, entitled The Democracy Handbook.
Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr. worked together for two decades at Daily Variety. In this weekly column, two old friends get together and grind their axes on the movie business. FLEMING: I could start with Oscar diversity, and how that Janice Min THR interview with AMPAS’ Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Dawn Hudson about reforms reminded me of when George W. Show More Summary
TV channel Fusion is best known for catering to a target audience of Millennial viewers, and with its upcoming programming, it hopes to introduce those viewers to an Arab entertainer they might enjoy. Fusion-owned digital platform F-Comedy...Show More Summary
"Between issues like guns, white supremacist militias and Donald Trump, I am certain we won't be lacking in any material."
If you're lamenting Jon Stewart's departure from The Daily Show last August and wishing he was still a presence in late night, your wish has come true. In the end, Stewart's late-night hiatus didn't even last a month: the former host...Show More Summary
EXCLUSIVE– Bassem Youssef, the Egyptian comic, satirist, one-time cardiac surgeon and official friend of Jon Stewart, has signed with UTA and Anonymous Content. The move marks a big step up for Youssef, who rose to prominence in the days after the 2011 revolution in Egypt and first heady moments of the Arab spring. Show More Summary
The spotlight has been on Trevor Noah ever since it was announced that he’d be taking over for Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, so you’d think he’d be ready for some time off. But the young comedian is eager to endear himself to audiences,...Show More Summary
There are only a few days left until the Iowa caucuses—and the even-more-intense-than-we’ve-already-seen months of campaigning, stump-speeching, and voting that will follow. So this week Slate TV critic Willa Paskin went long on theShow More Summary
Kelly's debate moderating triumph included hypocrisy highlight reels straight out of "The Daily Show" playbook
In light of the love fest over the Fox News anchor, we thought it worth remembering Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show” takedowns of two of Kelly’s more unfortunate rants, including her declaration that Santa Claus “just is white” and her “fair and balanced” approach to the news.
Just like his Daily Show papa, Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah is wasting no time inking that book deal: Noah has announced he's publishing his first book of personal essays in November with Spiegel & Grau, a Penguin Random House imprint. The essays will detail Noah's life in South Africa "during... More »
It brought a smile to my face to see Jon Stewart profess his love and great admiration for Norman Lear. The first film I screened on opening night at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival (my 10th year back) was the documentary Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You, about the legendary TV writer/producer Norman Lear. Show More Summary