Comedian Lewis Black stopped by The Daily Show last night to take aim at the media’s insensitive handling of Whitney Houston’s death. He addressed the ham-handed puns, reckless speculation from “CNN’s resident hearse-chaser Nancy Grace,” and Fox News pundit Eric Bolling’s opportunistic use of the tragedy to launch off-color criticism against California Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters. Black’s point was a simple one: “Hey, a–holes, somebody died!” Watch the full rant below. READ FULL STORY
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Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart continue to put the 'super' in the Definitely Not Coordinating Super PAC
While Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart are definitely not coordinating with each other (hence the Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PAC) regarding Colbert’s presidential bid, the duo paired up during last night’s Daily Show to make sure that their continued efforts, which includes that ad accusing GOP front-runner Mitt Romney of being a serial killer, was all perfectly legal.
After a call to their lawyer, Trevor Potter, Colbert, and Stewart non-coordinated together to find out that not only are they in the clear, but if they do get fined for their actions, they can just use some of their Super PAC money. Watch them figure out some clever loopholes — all while non-coordinating, of course — here: READ FULL STORY
Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert really almost make it worth it, don’t they? Even though we still have to endure 10 more months of endless media coverage of the 2012 election, it’s comforting to know the hosts of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report will be there to keep us sane throughout, just like they have in years past.
The Comedy Central funny men definitely made it worth the while of those who stayed up until the wee hours of the morning (or as Colbert correctly noted, a time of day when no one, especially not Fox News anchors, has “basic mental functions”) on Wednesday to find out the results of the Iowa Caucus. Both Colbert and Stewart took aim at cable news’ over-coverage of the process, including CNN’s use of “flicking” technology to report on the caucus. (Where’s hologram will.i.am when you need him?) Colbert, as always, showed them how it’s really done: READ FULL STORY
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
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
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