Leave it to Jon Stewart to put the Florida Family Association in its place for calling a boycott of TLC’s new reality show All-American Muslim because it dares to show a couple nervous about having a baby, rather than radicals.”The problem is the televising of Muslims without the terrorist element. You’re angry about that. Like when Touched by an Angel was forced to introduce the abortion-clinic bomber character,” Stewart said. Imagining the FFA’s other complaints about how TLC is failing to support stereotypes, Stewart added, “I’m also troubled why no one on your show Little People, Big World whistles why they work or makes candy for Willy Wonka.” Watch the takedown below. READ FULL STORY
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As we predicted, no one is more sorry to see Herman Cain suspend his presidential campaign than Jon Stewart, who, as the host of The Daily Show, didn’t see Cain as a candidate, but as a steak. “Who does that?” Stewart said, gleefully, after showing a clip of Herman rolling up in his bus after he was already introduced for his speech. “See that is the beauty of Herman Cain. You don’t know if they planned this, or if he was late. ‘Oh s—, they just said my name. Gas it!’” The clip below also includes a montage of the Daily Show writers’ reactions to losing their muse, and Stewart’s take on Cain bowing out by using the “greatest nine words ever spoken by an American politician”: “I believe these words came from the Pokémon movie.” He also suggests other quotes from the Pokémon movie that would have been more inspirational and fitting. Not to be missed. READ FULL STORY
If GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman initially found himself fielding questions like “Didn’t Jon Hamm’s Don Draper just propose to Megan in the season four finale as a means to simply keep hiding from the past and himself?” instead of something along the lines of, “What are your plans for budget reform?” he (and, okay, we, as we’re incredibly amused by this) have another Jon to thank.
In what can only be hailed as one of the funniest Twitter stunts ever, Jon Stewart and his Daily Show team punked Huntsman’s “Twitter Town Hall meeting” on Tuesday afternoon. After the Utah governor reminded his followers, “I’m taking your questions on Twitter at 4:45 ET TODAY. Use hashtag #Q4Jon. Excited to do it!” The Daily Show sent out a tweet a few hours later that read, “@MadMen_AMC fans: tweet Jon Hamm your questions by 4:15 Eastern! Hashtag #Q4Jon.” (See below.) And thus, a prank involving three good-humored, handsome Jons began.
No matter what your personal and political beliefs may be, you have to hand it to Barney Frank: He made for some damn good television. Yesterday, the 16-term Massachusetts Democratic representative announced he won’t run for re-election in 2012. As CNN.com reported, Frank, who said he had planned to retire in 2014 and is leaving his post, in part, because the “district is very substantially changed,” also stated during a press conference, “I will miss this job.”
Of course, many will miss the 71-year-old right back. Namely, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and Saturday Night Live, who had fun with the persona of the always-outspoken liberal. Check out some of the best Barney Frank moments from those shows, including his interview with Stephen Colbert in 2005 and a controversial SNL bailout skit, below: READ FULL STORY
There are certain instances when a news story can get the best of the typically poised Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. Sometimes it’s when a story can hit a little too close to home (much like it did with the news of bin Laden’s death) and other times it’s when a story is so unimaginably horrific. But there are indeed times when Stewart can’t — perhaps, understandably so — keep his emotions in check. Such was the case last night when Stewart replayed Bob Costas’ interview with former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky, who faces multiple counts of sexual abuses charges.
While he gave credit to Costas for not letting Sandusky — who did the interview over the phone (to which The Daily Show host quipped, “You might not want to literally phone in your defense on national television”) — off the hook by asking the tough, but necessary questions about his admission that he showered with young boys, Stewart didn’t let any of it slide either. From calling Sandusky’s bluff on the “horseplay” defense (“Are you f—ing kidding us?”) to questioning his choice in lawyer Joe Amendola (the defense attorney impregnated a teenage client in 1996, prompting Stewart to ask, “What kind of creepy guy club do you both belong to?”). But it was Stewart’s final declaration that really said it all: “Done!” Watch the video after the jump. READ FULL STORY
Today in Jon Stewart news: Host chats with Condi Rice about the Iraq War, dubbed a 'racist' by Donald Trump
Today in Who-Can-Play-Nice-With-Jon-Stewart-And-Who-Can’t News, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sat down with The Daily Show host for an in-depth, frank, open discussion on the heated topic that is the Iraq War, while former Owner of Human Hair Donald Trump blasted Stewart for a recent segment about Presidential candidate Herman Cain and declared him a “racist.”
Rice stopped by The Daily Show on Tuesday night to promote her book No Higher Honor, where, in addition to telling a great ice-breaking story about recently deceased Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi (he had a notorious infatuation with her), had a nearly 20-minute conversation with Stewart about the Iraq War. In what could only be described as the rarest jewel in cable news programming (The Daily Show can win all the comedy Emmys it so richly deserves, but it’s also, most definitely, a news show): A level-headed talk between two opposing sides on a topic they’ll never fully reach an agreement on, but can, at the very least, state their case in a civilized manner. Watch all three parts of the fascinating, and yes, at some times, tense, interview below: READ FULL STORY
Saturday Night Live, take note: This is how you approach the death of Muammar Gaddafi for a comedy program. During Thursday night’s installment of The Daily Show, which aired just a few hours after the news that the Libyan dictator had been killed by rebel forces, host Jon Stewart gave it his all for the opening segment. Stewart offered up, among other things, perspective on why Gaddafi was murdered (“You know why they shot him? ‘Cause they’re rebels”), analysis on the reaction from the media (including those controversial photos) and U.S. politicians, tips to dictators (his “Dic-Tip”, if you will) who go into hiding (for instance, unless you’re the Road Runner, don’t hide in a hole) and, perhaps most importantly, his awesome Fruit Ninja score to Hillary Clinton. Watch the full clip below. READ FULL STORY
If you suffer from Daily Show Emmy fatigue, watch Jon Stewart’s nine-minute takedown of Occupy Wall Street critics on last night’s show, and you’ll remember that just because the show’s annual win is predictable doesn’t mean that it’s not deserved. READ FULL STORY
During the taping for tonight’s Piers Morgan, the muckraking Brit sprang questions about a never-revealed war of war of words between guest Seth MacFarlane and The Daily Show anchor Jon Stewart. According to Morgan’s crack investigators, Stewart called the Family Guy creator up in 2008 after MacFarlane lampooned Stewart for continuing to air The Daily Show during the 2007 Writers Guild strike. MacFarlane described Stewart as “angry” and himself both “shocked” and “frustrated” during the hour-long the telephonic ambush. He explained, “I think [Jon’s] response was ‘Who the hell made you the moral arbiter of Hollywood?’”
When Morgan noted, “There’s a certain irony in Jon Stewart ringing up and haranguing you for mocking him, isn’t there?” MacFarlane responded, “If I say yes, he’ll crucify me on his show for a year.” MacFarlane, who admitted he was outmatched by Stewart’s phenomenal debate skills, was surprised Morgan even knew about the altercation, saying, “My publicist has forbidden me to talk about this ever since it happened.” See MacFarlane’s full account of the events — plus Morgan’s insatiable baiting — after the jump. READ FULL STORY
Last night, The Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones gave a live — well, lively, really — report from “Afghanistan” covering the news of the historic repeal of the military’s controversial policy Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Drinking a tangerini and dressed in garb that host Jon Stewart could only refer to as “quite a getup,” Jones joked, “The end of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell has turned our once proud armed forces into a camouflage-thong pansexual bacchanal.”
Actually, according to the report, not much, if anything, has changed — shower rape is still very much illegal, FYI — and Jones was the only one not wearing regulation ankle-length short shorts. As the correspondent explained, the announcement was being heralded in the armed forces as “No Duh, Tuesday.” As for the commanding officer who broke the news? It was Captain Obvious, of course.
Watch the full clip below and Cher… er, share your thoughts in the comments section! READ FULL STORY
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