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Jon Stewart’s singular talent for calling out politicians and public figures is one of the biggest losses “The Daily Show” will suffer when he signs off this Thursday. From his legendary ongoing feud with Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, to his skewering of CNN over its incessant coverage of Malaysian Airlines flight 370, Stewart never gave any journalist a pass when he thought there was hypocrisy or bias afoot. Stewart’s final “Daily Show” episode is set to run about 20 minutes longer than normal, giving him ample opportunity for one last epic burn, but until then, here are nine of his. »
- Linda Ge
Newspaper readers complained endorsement reading ‘so f**king good it makes me angry’ was offensive and unsuitable for children
A newspaper ad promoting the Book of Mormon that featured an expetive-laden endorsement from Jon Stewart has been cleared by the UK advertising watchdog.
The ad for the West End musical, conceived by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, ran in the London Evening Standard. It included an endorsement from Stewart, former host of The Daily Show, reading “So f**king good it makes me angry”.
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- Mark Sweney
Jon Stewart’s final week on “The Daily Show” started off on a somber note. Amy Schumer opened up to Stewart on Monday about last month’s tragic movie theater shooting at a screening of her film “Trainwreck.”
“That must have rocked you to your core,” Stewart said about the July 23 tragedy in Lafayette, La., that left three dead, including the shooter, and nine others injured.
“What a bummer, I was legit heartbroken,” Schumer told Stewart before lighting the mood. “To get that call, I’d had a lot of missed calls so I assumed there was a sex tape out of me or something. I was preparing for that, then to hear that news, it broke my heart.”
Earlier Monday, Amy Schumer teamed up with her cousin Sen. Charles Schumer (D-n.Y.) to announce a public initiative tackling gun violence. Their proposed legislation would offer monetary incentives to states »
- Maane Khatchatourian
Lewis Black has seen more than a few changes at The Daily Show since his Back in Black segments began airing during the show's inaugural season in 1996. Host Craig Kilborn gave way to Jon Stewart; the program gradually changed from a smug TV-news parody to an institution that viciously mocked hypocritical politicians and the media establishment that covers them; and legendary corespondents like Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell and John Oliver all moved onto their own projects. The only things to truly survive all 19 years are the Moment of Zen, the theme song — and Black himself. »
Following a joint press conference on gun violence prevention with her cousin, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-ny), comedian Amy Schumer appeared as one of Jon Stewart's final guests on The Daily Show Monday night. And it did not take long for them to dive into deadly shooting that occurred at a Lafayette, Louisiana screening of her new film Trainwreck last month. »
- Matt Wilstein
Still feeding off last week's news about Stewart's not-so-secret meetings with Barack Obama, Howard Kurtz and others at Fox continued to harp on the Daily Show host for serving as an unofficial mouthpiece for the administration. But their evidence, outside of Stewart and Obama's generally similar political ideologies, wasn't exactly full proof — still, »
Updated with video: Amy Schumer visited Jon Stewart on his final week hosting The Daily Show to plug her new movie Trainwreck — and also mention, uncomfortably, a morning news conference at which she’d plugged new legislation that would attempt to keep mentally unstable people from purchasing guns. "This horrible thing. This crazy shooting that happened, that must have rocked you to your core," Stewart said of the two women shot to death while watching Schumer’s movie on… »
Invite Us next time! Amy Schumer dished new details about her epic Hamptons getaway last week with Jennifer Lawrence during her sit-down on The Daily Show on Monday, Aug. 3. "Once a year, I go away with all my girlfriends from high school," Schumer, 34, told host Jon Stewart. Last year, the crew hit up Martha's Vineyard, but they were disinvited by the charming New England island for reasons unknown. "[We got thrown] off the whole island," Schumer noted, adding that it was "none of your business" [...] »
Comedy Central has decided to give Jon Stewart a super-sized send-off with an extended series finale and a special. The last episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart will air on August 6th, at 11pm.
Here's the press release:
Jon Enters His Last Week Of Hosting “The Daily Show,” With The Final Show To Air As A Super-sized Episode On Thursday, August 6 At 11:00 P.M. Et/Pt
Comedy Central to Air an All-Day “Daily Show” Marathon on Thursday, August 6
New York, August 3, 2015 – Since January 11, 1999, Jon Stewart has been host of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning “The Daily Show.” He will be leaving the show after 16 years and over 2,600 episodes. “The »
Amy Schumer opened up to Jon Stewart about last month's Trainwreck shooting. Schumer was a guest on Monday's Daily Show, where she described how she felt when she heard about the incident during a Louisiana screening of her film that left two women dead and nine people injured. "Man, what a bummer," Schumer said. "I was legit heartbroken to get that news." She also joked about when she learned of the shooting: "I got a call, and I had a lot of missed calls, so I assumed there was a sex tape of me out or something."
- Ryan Gajewski
Dear Jon Stewart, just so you know, January Jones doesn't approve of your recent career move. As fans of The Daily Show prepare to say goodbye to the longtime Comedy Central host, the actress candidly explains that she thinks Stewart isn't making the right decision by leaving his post. "I was a watcher and I've been on the show, and I think he's making a huge mistake," she tells E! News during the Oceana SeaChange Summer Party over the weekend. "We need him," she added. (Well, we can't argue with you there.) Meanwhile, Jon Hamm also offers his thoughts on Stewart's exit, highlighting and praising the impact the funnyman has brought to the table when it comes »
Jon Stewart's finest moment began with a question and closed with a promise, but it's the space in between that contains the key to his influence. His opening monologue on September 20, 2001 (video below), the first taping of "The Daily Show" after the attacks of 9/11, was nearly nine minutes of ragged, unstinting emotion. He pounded his desk. He squirmed in his seat. He cracked the occasional joke. He choked back tears, grasped at pen and paper, turned from hope to rage to fear and back again. Even in extremis, his desire all along—at times frustrating, at times damning, nearly always painfully funny—has been to tell the truth. To many of my generation, Stewart is the most trusted man on television, because in tragedy as in comedy, he's not afraid to break. Read More: "Late Night's Unfinished Revolution" This Thursday, when he concludes his 16-year tenure as the host of "The Daily Show, »
- Matt Brennan
As America’s favorite late-night comedian steps down, we’re asking readers to help us pick the best moment from his show. Add yours in the comments
This Thursday, Jon Stewart will sign off from the Daily Show one last time, and we’re anything but zen about it.
His tenure began way back on 11 January 1999, in a different century and, in many ways, a different America. In that time he has gifted the public with thousands of hours of incisive satire that brought the country’s most powerful down to earth.
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- Kayla Epstein
On Thursday’s episode of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart revealed the names of the guests stars who will be joining him on the last episode after 16 years as host: Amy Schumer, Louis C.K. and Denis Leary. Jon Stewart Confirms Names Of Guests Stars For The Daily Show Finale During a segment called “Jon Stewart’s Askhole” on last […]
- Keiry Sanchez
Director J.J. Abrams told Jon Stewart that the void left by his exit from “The Daily Show” would be “seismic and massive.” In his own retirement interview, legendary latenight producer Peter Lassally – a veteran of “The Tonight Show” and “Late Late Show” – said before Trevor Noah was tapped that in terms of replacing Stewart, “Whatever they’re going to do, I don’t see it working.”
Stewart has sought to downplay the significance of his departure. Yet in considering the place he has come to occupy at the nexus of pop culture, politics and satire – not to mention media literacy – it’s fair to ask: Is Jon Stewart, as cast in his “Daily Show” role, irreplaceable?
Lassally certainly thinks so, and elaborated (in an unused portion of that earlier piece) about how Stewart’s mix of intelligence, quickness and comedic timing couldn’t be readily replicated. And while the format »
- Brian Lowry
The OddLot founder and CEO will receive an industry tribute to start the four-day conference section of the
51st Chicago International Film Festival (Ciff) in autumn.
Industry Days, presented by financial services provider Tiaa-cref, is a new addition to Ciff and will provide workshops, panel discussions, masterclasses, receptions, networking opportunities and a pitch session.
Industry days will run from October 22-25 concurrent with the festival, which runs from October 15-29.
David Letterman is irreplaceable, but Stephen Colbert is filling his shoes, and desk, as host of "The Late Show" starting September 8. CBS just started airing new "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" promos, with three brief spots appearing over the weekend.
Here are the new promos, including one with the real Mitt Romney and his pancake promise disappointment:
That was not the card we were thinking of, but totally agree that that's a sweet Trapper Keeper.
It'll be interesting to see how the late night world looks after this latest shift. There have already been a lot of changes this year. Craig Ferguson left "The Late Late Show" and James Corden stepped in, with his very Jimmy Fallon-like games and viral videos. David Letterman retired and now Stephen Colbert is ready to debut. And Jon Stewart is getting ready to leave on August 6, with Trevor Noah poised to take his »
- Gina Carbone
“We’re very happy to be developing this movie with Tom,” Moore told Variety. “There’s no question that Ethan Hunt deserves another film.”
The veteran executive was basking in the glow of a $121 million global opening for “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” — $56 million in the U.S. and another $65 million from 40% of international markets. “The international brand is as strong as ever,” he added.
It was the first public comment by Paramount execs — who tend to take a measured approach in discussing future films. Even as “Rogue Nation” opened on Friday, the studio was insisting that its tracking showed a $40 million U.S. opening, even though the final figure turned out to be 40% higher.
Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Rentrak, said he’s »
- Dave McNary
J.J. Abrams joined Jon Stewart on The Daily Show Thursday night, and while Abrams was there to promote the new Tom Cruise movie, Stewart took the chance to ask him about Star Wars. J.J. Abrams Speaks On How He Broke His Back Filming ‘Star Wars’ “Let’s talk about Star Wars…tell me right now…everything,” Stewart told […]
- Shantel Whitaker
While everyone on the planet heard about Harrison Ford breaking his leg on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, no one reported on the other injury that happened as a result of the widely reported accident. According to director J.J. Abrams, he literally broke his back trying to help out his leading man. Don't worry, it wasn't as serious as it sounds. And the director was able to continue working through the pain.
J.J. Abrams serves as a producer on this weekend's blockbuster release Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation. He stopped by The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to not only promote the sequel, but also say good-bye to the host who is leaving very soon. While J.J. Abrams still won't go into specific detail about Star Wars: The Force Awakens or its plot, he did share an interesting behind-the-scenes account of the day Harrison Ford got »
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