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“I’d be the greatest jobs president God ever created,” Donald Trump boasted during his presidential announcement speech. Most political pundits think he’ll never get the chance: kind of hard to win the presidency if you’ve alienated the fastest rising demographic in the country–Latinos. But now that NBC has fired The Donald–or he fired them, according to Trump–the former “Celebrity Apprentice” star will be on the market if and when his presidential run flames out. And there will be suitors. Also Read: Donald Trump Roasted by Late-Night Comedians: Conan, Jimmy Kimmel, Jon Stewart, Bill Maher »
- Jordan Chariton
Madison Avenue is rushing to stay up late.
Advertiser interest in latenight television is more intense than it has been in years, media buyers say – so much so that sponsors are willing to pay bigger price increases to advertise on latenight TV shows than they are in primetime.
“I just think latenight is the hot daypart,” said Billie Gold, vice president and director of buying and programming research at Carat, a large media-buying firm. “There are days when latenight’s 18-to-49 numbers are higher than shows in primetime.”
To be sure, advertiser interest in the category has already been heightened in recent years, owing to the debut of Jimmy Kimmel in the 11:35 p.m. slot at ABC in 2013 and Jimmy Fallon’s well-received reworking of NBC’s venerable “Tonight Show” in 2014. Now, CBS is ratcheting up the fray by introducing two new entrants. James Corden has already launched his »
- Brian Steinberg
Let's just come out and say it: Amy Schumer is one of the hottest acts in comedy today. So it's no surprise that she was courted for—and seriously considered taking over—The Daily Show from Jon Stewart. Schumer has been open about the potential gig, telling The Daily Beast she turned down the gig because she perceived it to be too safe. On Howard Stern's Sirius Xm show, Schumer elaborated on why she said no to taking over the Comedy Central staple. "I think if I heard I was hosting The Daily Show, I'd be like, 'Oh, give me a f—king break!'" she joked with Stern. But just the fact that Comedy Central approached her was an honor to Schumer. "Yeah, them »
After a week of pride and progress, Jon Stewart returned to The Daily Show Monday and dismantled a weekend's worth of conservative punditry and — to quote Justice Antonin Scalia — "pure applesauce" over the Supreme Court's recent decisions on healthcare and marriage equality.
Stewart's primary focus was the reaction to the marriage equality decision, which drew every bit of fear-mongering from the survivors of what Stewart dubbed the "Good News-magedon." While classic arguments like the slippery slope towards polygamy and "Won't somebody please think of the anti-gay florists?" were on rotation, »
Jon Stewart addressed the Gop’s freak out to “good news-mageddon” Monday, and went after Republican presidential candidates for their “hyperbolic apocalyptic rantings” to the legalization of same-sex marriage. “Truly a moment of joy, or to put that another way…” Stewart said before playing a clip from Senator Ted Cruz equating the Supreme Court’s rulings on same-sex marriage and Obamacare to the “darkest 24 hours in our nation’s history.” The “Daily Show” host then took on the Republican candidate’s for attacking the mere existence of the Supreme Court all because they don’t agree with a few rulings. »
- Jordan Chariton
If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" and "Conan" are the only late night talk shows to air new episodes this week -- besides Jon Stewart's countdown to the end of his run on "The Daily Show." Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers and James Corden are all on repeats. But never fear, 'cause the Khaleesi is here to entertain us!
British actress Emilia Clarke -- aka Sarah Connor in the new "Terminator Genisys" and Queen Dany Targaryen on "Game of Thrones" -- was on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Monday night, and discussed shooting the new "Terminator" movie in New Orleans. Apparently the house she was staying at -- rented from her GoT co-star Michiel Huisman »
- Gina Carbone
Jon Stewart had a field day with Republican reactions to the Supreme Court's ruling legalizing gay marriage across the country. He played a clip of pundits asking if gay marriage was a slippery slope. What would stop three adults from marrying each other? "I knew even when I was five I was different. While the other boys played with trucks and army men, I was figuring out bed-sharing schedules," Stewart joked. Others asked if florists who refused to cater to gay weddings would be put out of business or shut down for discrimination. Stewart responded with a
- Aaron Couch
Late-night fans, did you miss any of our exclusive chats with this year's crop of variety talk show hosts? With the recent exits of David Letterman, Craig Ferguson, Jay Leno, Stephen Colbert's "Colbert Report" and the impending departure of Jon Stewart, late night has transformed more in the last few years than it had in the preceding 20. Below, watch our exclusive Google Hangout chats with some of this year's variety contenders, including veteran Conan O'Brien ("Conan") and relative newcomers James Corden ("Late Late Show"), Seth Meyers ("Late Night") and Larry Wilmore ("The Nightly Show"). -Break- Watch almost 200 video chats with 2015 Emmy contenders Conan O'Brien on his groundbreaking trip to Cuba: "The 'American idiot abroad' is an invention Mark Twain was doing in the 19th century. The American being out-of-place and out-of-sorts and b..."' »
Donald Trump is going to have a lot more time to spend on his presidential campaign in the weeks and months to come, because NBC has severed its relationship with the outspoken entrepreneur.
“At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values,” the network said in a statement released Monday. “Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump.”
That means the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants, part of »
With just six weeks to go as host of The Daily Show, speculation is starting to fly about just how Jon Stewart will bid farewell to fans after 16 years at the helm. Last week, Stewart told Judd Apatow that he would probably just invite his comedian friends to serve as his final string of guests. But according to a new report from the New York Post, some of his mortal enemies might appear as well. »
- Matt Wilstein
Jon Stewart, like Beyoncé, is irreplaceable. But he's hosting his last episode of "The Daily Show" on August 6, and Comedy Central wanted someone to replace him. Turns out, it could've been several other people besides the guy they went with -- Trevor Noah. New York Times Magazine revealed that Comedy Central had approached Amy Poehler and Chris Rock, as well as their own "Inside Amy Schumer" host. Amy Schumer confirmed the news to The Daily Beast and explained why she turned down such a great opportunity.
I was so honored to be asked and considered. With Comedy Central, I project so much 'You're my parents!' on the network and the people that run it, so them saying, 'We believe in you and trust that you can do this,' I thought, 'Oh my god, thank you!' And then I thought, 'Well, I could give everyone I love a »
- Gina Carbone
Earlier this year, we learned that Jon Stewart would be leaving Comedy Central’s long-running news satire program The Daily Show. Comedy Central ran the gamut of talented comedians to replace Stewart on the show, including names like Chris Rock and Amy Poehler, before they picked correspondent Trevor Noah to take the gig. However, one name […]
- Ethan Anderton
The inimitable Amy Schumer doesn’t want you to be a princess, and she also didn’t want to be host of The Daily Show. Talking to The Daily Beast, Schumer explained that was asked to step into Jon Stewart’s shoes and host the long-running show, but she turned down the gig because it was too safe:i was so honored to be asked and considered. With Comedy Central, I project so much ‘You’re my parents!’ on the network and the people that run it, so them saying, ‘We believe in you and trust that you can do this,’ I thought, ‘Oh my god, thank you!’ And then I thought, ‘Well, I could give everyone I love a job and we could all be together for five years. But picturing being in a building and knowing what I was going to do for five years — I love not knowing. »
- Greg Cwik
Like Amy Poehler and Chris Rock, who also turned down the gig, Schumer was approached to fill the void that would eventually be filled by Trevor Noah. The comedienne already writes and stars in Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy Schumer.”
In an interview with the Daily Beast, Schumer revealed that the offer had been made, but explained that she didn’t want to make a long-term career commitment.
“I was so honored to be asked and considered,” Schumer said. “With Comedy Central, I project so much ‘You’re my parents!’ on the network and the people that run it, so them saying, ‘We believe in you and trust that you can do this,’ I thought, ‘Oh my god, thank you!’”
She added, »
- Marianne Zumberge
When Jon Stewart announced he was leaving The Daily Show, Amy Schumer was one of the names floated as a potential replacement for the Comedy Central show. Schumer already had a strong relationship with Comedy Central, which also airs her Inside Amy Schumer series. Read More Amy Schumer to Open for Madonna on Rebel Heart Tour in New York City Now, Schumer tells The Daily Beast that she was offered the Daily Show hosting job but turned it down. “I was so honored to be asked and considered," Schumer said of the offer. "With Comedy Central, I project so
- THR Staff
While there was widespread speculation that Amy Schumer was being considered to replace Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show,” the TV and soon-to-be film star has now revealed why she declined the offer from Comedy Central. “I was so honored to be asked and considered. With Comedy Central, I project so much ‘You’re my parents!’ on the network and the people that run it, so them saying, ‘We believe in you and trust that you can do this,’ I thought, ‘Oh my god, thank you,'” Schumer told The Daily Beast. However, Schumer balked at the prospect of committing to the show. »
- Joe Otterson
Jon Stewart is finishing up his 16 years as host of The Daily Show. To celebrate and honor Stewart’s legacy, Comedy Central is live streaming all episodes of The Daily Show in a monthlong broadcast starting on June 26, 2015.
The “Your Month of Zen” live stream will begin with Stewart’s first-ever episode of The Daily Show from January 11, 1999. Comedy Central will keep releasing the series’ episodes in order (almost 2,000 of them), up until Stewart’s last appearance on the political satire talk show on August 6, 2015 at 7:17 Pm Est. Comedy Central Radio will also join the live stream with an audio “Jon Voyage” weekend event from August 1-3 on channel 95 of SiriusXM.
Stewart isn’t the only show host whose political satire reign has recently come to an end. Stephen Colbert finished up The Colbert Report’s almost ten-year run in December 2014, raffling away some of his show’s set »
- Bree Brouwer
With Jon Stewart's final The Daily Show set for August 6th, Comedy Central has announced a "Your Month of Zen" celebration dedicated to their departing host: Starting today at noon Est, Comedy Central will stream 42 days of Daily Shows, kicking off with Stewart's 1999 premiere episode in the anchor chair. Check out the stream now over at the Comedy Central site.
"Tell your friends you'll see them in August," Comedy Central joked. According to the Wall Street Journal, over 2,500 Stewart-hosted episodes from his 16-year Comedy Central tenure will stream marathon-style »
As Comedy Central bids a heartfelt #jonvoyage to the incomparable Jon Stewart, a celebration of his 16-year plus tutelage at the helm of The Daily Show is in order. It all begins when Comedy Central takes epic binge watching to the next level with "Your Month of Zen" featuring a continuous stream of more than 2,000 episodes of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart starting June 26 at noon Et with Jon's first show as host on January 11, 1999 and culminates on the night of his last show on Thursday, August 6 at 7:17 p.m. Et. "Your Month of Zen" will be available at TheDailyShow.com/MonthOfZen and the Comedy Central App.
For audiophiles, Comedy Central Radio (channel 95) on SiriusXM will join the stream starting on Saturday, August 1 at 7:00 a.m. Et through Monday, August 3 at 7:00 a.m. The 48-hour weekend event dubbed "Jon Voyage," will also be available through the »
This week's episode is a little shorter than they have been recently, only because Laremy is on the East Coast all week. That, however, doesn't stop us from really digging in this week with A Lot of TV talk, two reviews (Ted 2 and Creep), trailer talk, a couple of voicemails and a note on the future of the podcast... the free version is coming back, though, with a catch. Get all the details and have all the fun on the podcast below! Hope you enjoy! If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. »
- Brad Brevet
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