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The Shabash Films project is directed by Sanjeev Sirpal as the first in a slate of three films planned for the next two years. The cast also includes Spencer Grammer, Beth Littleford, Alphonso McAuley, Kyle Kinane, Jessica Lowe, Ayden Mayeri and Caitlin McHugh.
Greenberg stars as a jilted groom and Wheelan as the best man who helps him through his heartache by convincing him that they should actually go on the honeymoon originally planned. The weekend involves hot-tubbing on a super yacht with beautiful women, inadvertently dropping acid and accidentally starting a war between the Mafia and the Triads.
Grammer portrays a new love interest and Pantoliano plays a Mafia don.
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- Dave McNary
Jon Stewart signed off from his Daily Show hosting duties Thursday night after 16 years in the anchor's seat, but numerous former correspondents were not in attendance at the final taping. Previous Comedy Central correspondents John Oliver, Stephen Colbert and Kristen Schaal were among veterans that returned, but seven former Daily Show correspondents were conspicuously absent from the Stewart celebration. Read on to find out just who these comedic faces are. Beth Littleford Littleford appeared on The Daily Show from 1996 to 2000. The former correspondent is currently working as an actress and appeared most recently in projects including Crazy,
- Natalie Stone
It's safe to say that, 17 years ago, The Daily Show was a fledgling show. "Daily satiric news anchor" was not a job. And Jon Stewart was just a stand-up comic and occasional actor, not yet the comedy nerd/political junkie's lord and savior.
Which isn't to say that Stewart and the team behind Comedy Central's late-night staple invented their own genre of topical tomfoolery. Shows like That Was the Week That Was experimented with the satirical news format as early as the Sixties. Everything from Bob & Ray to HBO's »
In 1999, Jon Stewart took over for Craig Kilborn as the host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, beginning a long run that is set to end this year when Stewart steps down. All of the clips from that Jan. 11, 1999 episode are still on Comedy Central's Daily Show website and have been embedded below. Taking over for Kilborn, Stewart made a few jokes about his predecessor, who had left for CBS' Late Late Show, while retaining many elements of the past iteration of the show. The first episode also features bits with Stephen Colbert and Beth Littleford and
- Hilary Lewis
4 items from 2015
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