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Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly's battle extended to two rounds

Jon Stewart’s summit with Bill O’Reilly in order to keep the Common controversy going will now be a two-night event. The two gents, who seem to have a genuine if delicate fondness for each other despite their divergent worldviews, recorded their discussion on Friday night, with half of it to air tonight (at 8 p.m. ET) and half tomorrow. (The entire unedited 30-minute conversation will be available online after Tuesday’s show.) Fox News has posted a sneak peek: READ FULL STORY

Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly to debate 'the Common situation' on Monday

Jon Stewart has officially accepted Bill O’Reilly’s challenge to come on The O’Reilly Factor and debate the White House’s decision to invite the rapper Common to a poetry event hosted by Michelle Obama. The verbal showdown will air Monday at 8 p.m. ET on Fox News. O’Reilly threw down the gauntlet on his show last night, after Stewart rapped his take on Fox News pundits’ protest on The Daily Show Wednesday.

The pair has squared off before, but who will win this battle? Vote in the poll below. Also, feel free to suggest titles for the duet you’d like to see the frenemies perform. And don’t forget to add the words “(Sweeps Remix)” at the end of it.  READ FULL STORY

Jon Stewart raps Fox News with uncommon beat

There was nothing common about Jon Stewart’s critique of Fox News most recent political furor last night. Yes, he played clips of Fox’s biggest stars lambasting the White House for inviting the rapper Common to a prestigious poetry event, since they claimed some of his lyrics were misogynistic and celebrated cop-killing. Sure, Stewart then followed that up with archival Fox footage that seemed to undermine their noble ideals when the shoe was on the other foot. Par for the course, you say? Yawn? “This isn’t even fun any more,” Stewart himself lamented, referring to the footage his staff finds of Fox’s personalities contradicting themselves. “We’ve actually started burying these tapes around the office just to make this sporting.”

So that’s when Stewart took it to a new level. He demanded a beat and brought the libs to their feet. With a rap so wack that even his enemies would not dare attack… Yeah, yeah, check out Stew-Beef, dropping some mad words. READ FULL STORY

Jon Stewart on Osama bin Laden's death: 'We're back, baby!'

People tuning in to The Daily Show Monday night to hear Jon Stewart’s sober and objective analysis of the killing of Osama bin Laden may have been a little surprised as the New York native unapologetically basked in the news. “I am way too close to this whole episode to be rational about this in any way, shape, or form,” bubbled Stewart. “Last night was a good night — for me. And not just for New York or D.C. or America, but for human people … Al Qaeda’s opportunity is gone … Can they still do damage? I’m sure. But we’re back, baby.”

Stewart giddiness was unmistakable — he later called the episode “pure Id,” and proved it with an “enhanced” map of an aroused America with Florida at attention, so to speak. His good spirits extended to his treatment of the media, which he faulted only for its frustrating and needless suspense before President Obama gave his address Sunday night. “For God’s sake, Seacrest doesn’t draw out an elimination reveal this long!” he complained. READ FULL STORY

Jon Stewart on yesterday's Obama birther 'non-shell.' Plus, the best explanation of Donald Trump's hair I've ever seen

There are so many nuggets of wisdom in Jon Stewart’s breakdown of what he calls the “non-shell” that was dropped yesterday when President Obama called a press conference to reiterate — more than two years after he took office — that he was, in fact, born in America. Among them? The introduction of  the word “non-shell” to my dictionary (and quite possibly a new PopWatch category).

He also created a visual aid for people — like yours truly — who never quite understood what was going on atop Donald Trump’s head. (I knew it was bad news, but never dwelled too much on the matter.) Now, if only Stewart had a diagram for us to explain what was going on inside Trump’s head. READ FULL STORY

Larry King reportedly considering a 'Daily Show' gig. Is comedy the hot career move for newscasters?

Larry King is dead serious about his comedy. First, the former CNN anchor debuted some grampa stand-up on The Tonight Show. Now, according to the Hollywood Reporter, he’s in talks to potentially join The Daily Show. (King would be an occasional contributor, like Lewis Black or Larry Wilmore.) Comedy Central wouldn’t confirm the talks, but it doesn’t seem that far outside the realm of possibility. For one thing, Stewart has always seemed pretty fond of King. For another thing, King wouldn’t be the first newscasting personality to make the jump into sly self-parody — former Fox newsbot Suzanne Sena has reinvented herself as a self-aware newsbot on Onion News Network, and former MSNBC rage-machine Keith Olbermann has been rumored as a “rant contributor” for Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming cable-news drama. NBC’s Brian Williams, meanwhile, has a nice sub-career going as a hilarious cameo superstar on 30 Rock. Throw in Anderson Cooper’s willingness to parody himself on SNL — to say nothing of his role as the narrator in Broadway’s How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying — and you have to wonder: Does every newscaster secretly yearn for a career in comedy? READ FULL STORY

Jon Stewart is somewhere probably STILL raving about 'The Book of Mormon'

Watching Jon Stewart rave about The Book of Mormon, the new Broadway musical from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, last night for a solid seven minutes, I realized that in an instance like this, his opinion actually carries as much weight with me as any theater critic’s will — if not more. That said, I was always going to go see The Book of Mormon, but now, if it doesn’t live up to my expectations, I will be disappointed in him as well. Watch the fawning interview below.  READ FULL STORY

John Oliver spearheads SXSW Comedy lineup

john-oliverImage Credit: Martin Cook/Comedy CentralThe Daily Show‘s John Oliver will highlight the comedy lineup at this year’s South by Southwest Film and Interactive festivals, beginning March 12 in Austin, Texas. Comedy Central will present a special edition of “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show,” while Michael Ian Black, Thomas Lennon, Anthony Jeselnik, Peter Holmes, Kumail Nanjiani, Al Madrigal, and Dave Foley are also set to perform during the festival. In addition, Scott Aukerman’s “Comedy Death-Ray Radio” will be one of four comedy podcasts that will be recorded live during the week-long event.

“Standup comedy at SXSW touches on all the best things about our event,” says SXSW Managing Director Roland Swenson, in a statement. “Great comics are masters of live performance, the best story-tellers and pioneers in new media. We’re incredibly proud that so many great comics choose to join us here.”

A complete run-down of all the comics performing at SXSW is after the jump, and a complete schedule is here. READ FULL STORY

Justin Bieber trades places with Jon Stewart, raps for Sean Kingston

Justin Bieber channeled Jon Stewart on The Daily Show last night, assuming the anchor desk in a Vice Versa homage (and an attempt to promote Bieber’s upcoming movie). Is it weird that Bieber’s Stewart is better than Stewart’s Bieber? READ FULL STORY

James Franco: Oscar nominee, poetry student, 'Daily Show' guest

James Franco was on The Daily Show last night to promote double-breasted sweaters, gush about romantic poetry, and talk about yesterday’s Oscar nomination — which he found out about on his way to class at Yale. Study hard, James, and watch out for those minifridges: READ FULL STORY

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