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Could America have another TV star-turned-President?
Stephen Colbert revealed his possibly serious plans for the White House during a recent appearance on Russian late night show Evening Urgent.
“Ok. I am here to announce that I am considering a run for president in 2020, and I thought it would be better to cut out the middle man and just tell the Russians myself," The Late Show host reportedly said.
“If anyone would like to work on my campaign, in an unofficial capacity, please just let me know.” he added.
“It’s a pleasure to drink with the future U.S. President. To you, Stephen. I wish you luck. We will do everything we can so you become president,” Evening Urgent host Ivan Urgent joked.
Jon Stewart left “The Daily Show” in 2015 and won his last Emmy for Best Variety Talk Series that very year. Before that he had won 10 Emmys in a row for Best Variety Series (2003-2012) when talk shows and sketch shows were considered together (2015 was the first year that the Emmys split them). […] »
- Daniel Montgomery
Talking about love, racism, Islamophobia and everything in between, he bounces from cynical to idealistic. It’s a winning formula
The twin elements of my personality – Pollyanna optimism and bone-deep cynicism – are constantly at odds. Most days, I ask myself: are human beings generous and wonderful, or are they actually the worst thing on this godforsaken planet? It’s no wonder I’m an insomniac: there’s a war of attrition in my heart. But I’ve found a new person with whom I can identify: American comedian and actor Hasan Minhaj.
At 31, Minhaj is a relatively fresh face – he looks it, too, with emotive brown eyes and a disarming smile – but he’s making an impression. You may have seen him in his regular gig with The Daily Show (he was former host Jon Stewart’s last hire, in 2014), where he covers everything from gun laws to Syrian refugees. »
- Bim Adewunmi
You might know Jessica Williams from her time as a correspondent on The Daily Show when Jon Stewart was still hosting the show. However, her indie romantic comedy that debuted at Sundance earlier this year has started turning some heads. Hopefully, she’ll become a movie star. The Incredible Jessica James finds Jones playing an aspiring […]
- Ethan Anderton
Action Comics #981
Superman haters often complain that it is impossible to construct a compelling story because he is just so powerful. How can you have stakes when your hero can do just about anything? Well with this arc Dan Jurgens’s answer to that is to create a team of three separate Superman villains in Cyborb Superman, The Eradicator, and General Zod, all of which nearly took him out on their own previously. Honestly, that is a pretty good answer.
In a way, this Revenge arc is a mini event that ties in elements from the Superman series as well as Suicide Squad. Now all these pieces that were once separate, like Amanda Waller taking control of Zod for her own personal goals, are all coming together in this storyline. As Superman faces off against these three individuals the world watches as the Man of Steel is perhaps for the first time over his head due to the foes he is facing. Adding to the pile of awfulness is the trip he took to the Black Vault that has left him in a state of disarray. What is revealed by the end of this issue does come off as a silly direction to go, but since Rebirth Jurgens has made Superman stories that should not work actually work. Plus it appears Superman will be getting some much-needed help next issue from some of his super allies as well.
Jackson Herbert’s art works as it fits into the typical DC house style we have seen with this series and other main DC books. One issue is his depiction of Zod lacks any consistency. Depending on the panel his age tends to fluctuate. Minus that small gripe he gets the job done.
Action Comics has been hit or miss with its different arcs and so far Revenge is turning out to be a major hit. One full of big adventure with the type of world-ending stakes you want in an Action Comics story.
Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #22
Now that Yellow and Green Lanterns have established an uneasy alliance issue twenty-two is the first major test of their truce. The Planet Vault is being robbed and it is up to the Lanterns to stop it and save the day. Robert Venditti made the right choice by not making their first test some sort of universal disaster as the Lanterns deal with this threat rather easily. By doing this Venditti can allow this trust to build until it eventually implodes.
Hal Jordan shows his hand as it is clear he is not fully trusting of the Yellow Lanterns. He clearly is looking for any reason to break the truce and is still not fully willing to buy into this new status quo. Venditti also gave a great little moment with Jon Stewart as he shows some out of character excitement. Seeing Stewart quietly cheering to himself, “I did it” provided a welcome laugh out loud moment.
Ethan Van Sciver returns to art and how I wish he was on this book full-time. His facial designs have so much detail and paneling allows to book to flow very smoothly. This was one of the quickest reads I have had with this series, although I did make sure to go back and just soak in some of his art more.
It was a welcome to see these Lanterns facing off against more than themselves. The differing color Lanterns idea has become stale at this point so anytime the focus is on a different villain it is a breath a fresh air.
***½ 3.5/5 »
- Dan Clark
One of the most emotional and heartfelt moments seen this season wasn’t on a fictional program; it aired close to midnight when Jimmy Kimmel revealed his newborn son’s health struggle. On May 1, the typically jovial host was often near tears, yet somehow also managed to make audiences laugh with asides like, “Even that son of a bitch Matt Damon sent flowers.” It was raw, real and one of the most memorable moments in the show’s 14-year-run.
It was also very political, as it ended with an impassioned plea to ensure health care for all. Some late-night shows make a point to avoid politics, but this season that’s proven an impossible task. If there is any silver lining to the debacle taking place in the U.S. government, it’s that what’s bad for the country has been good for comedy. “Saturday Night Live” has flourished thanks largely to its hilarious sketches featuring »
- Jenelle Riley
"I feel like I picked up where Jon Stewart left off," says The Daily Show host Trevor Noah as we sit down at his New York office to record an episode of The Hollywood Reporter's 'Awards Chatter' podcast. The 33-year-old South African, who currently is the youngest person and only person of color hosting a late-night show, continues, "I inherited a legacy from him, and I'm proud to say that I've just been continuing a lot of the work that he's done. That was my job, to grow the show, to slowly evolve it into something new and different, but »
- Scott Feinberg
White people trust Jordan Klepper, the lanky, blonde and affably midwestern Daily Show correspondent best known for going into the field to ostensibly prove that police don't have racial biases or to quiz supporters at Trump rallies about the relative feminism of "Trump That Bitch." Klepper worked just one year under Jon Stewart, but when Trevor Noah arrived in 2015, Klepper understood his voice in the show. Like many correspondents before him, including Steves Carell and Colbert, Klepper excels at playing a self-assured blowhard, cluelessly flaunting his white privilege, or cleverly, »
“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” returned on May 31 for more of the late night comedy show’s second season. Samantha Bee is the Canadian-American writer, satirist, comedienne, media critic and television personality who was the longest running commentator on Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show”. Samantha Bee began “Full Frontal” in 2016 for TBS. She is a source to be reckoned with in late night comedy talk shows. Samantha Bee brings her wit and political satire to late night audiences and Season 2 of the hit show has plenty of politics to satire. Here are the top 5 highlights
Highlights From Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’s Return This Week »
- Nat Berman
[[tmz:video id="0_icyclp8e"]] Jon Stewart says Mr. Met has been maligned -- telling TMZ Sports he understands why his favorite team's mascot would be driven to flip the bird during a game. Of course, Mr. Met got the ax after video surfaced showing the baseball-headed mascot shooting the 1-finger salute to a fan at Citi Field. Stewart was leaving Michael's NY restaurant Thursday and explained why Mr. Met has been a ticking time bomb ... working in a hostile »
- TMZ Staff
“I’ve given up predicting, nor do I ever wish to predict, the world of Donald Trump. He’s like a tornado,” says Noah, 33. “We don’t know where he’s going to be, but we know what he’s going to do. The effects of Donald Trump will be felt.”
- Jess Cagle
Hosting the Oscars is on Kevin Hart’s bucket list, the standup and film star says.
“It would be something I would definitely do just to say I did it in my career,” Hart told Variety. “It would be great to say I had that moment.”
Hart revealed his Oscar ambitions during a cover story for Variety on his upcoming movie “Captain Underpants” and his new memoir, “I Can’t Make This Up.”
Kevin Hart Details Art of the Casting Call in Exclusive Book Excerpt
Serving as emcee for the Academy Awards would put Hart in the company of some comedy greats. Steve Martin, Billy Crystal, Chris Rock, Whoopi Goldberg, and Jon Stewart are among those who have previously served as the show’s host. Hart, whose film credits include “Ride Along” and “Central Intelligence,” has the endorsement of some high-profile Hollywood players.
“Book him right now,” says Ron Meyer, »
- Brent Lang
In this edition of TV Bits: That Hanna TV series is definitely happening Our first look at Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace in American Crime Story Jon Stewart’s HBO series goes up in smoke Comedy Central’s The President Show earns more episodes And more! Earlier this year, we wrote about how The Night Manager’s David Farr was hoping to create […]
- Ben Pearson
“The Daily Show” hasn’t changed much since Donald Trump took office. It’s the same political commentary we’ve been seeing since the late ’90s. It’s a bit more scathing — appropriate considering the material they have to work with — but besides a new host in Trevor Noah taking over from Jon Stewart and a batch of fresh correspondents, “The Daily Show” is still the same fake journalism we’ve come to rely on. It’s everybody else that’s changed around them. Since Trump took office in January, late-night television has attempted to step up to “The Daily Show’s” level — but over. »
- Carli Velocci
Miller, who has played foul-mouthed pothead Erlich Bachman for the past four seasons, won’t return for the comedy’s just-announced fifth season, our sister site Variety is reporting.
RelatedVeep, Silicon Valley Renewed at HBO
“The producers of Silicon Valley and T.J. Miller have mutually agreed that T.J. will not return for Season 5,” HBO said in a statement. “In Erlich Bachman, T.J. has brought to life an unforgettable character, and while his presence on the show will be missed, »
It looks like Selina Meyer has a bit more time to secure her legacy, while PiperChat will keep on talking.
RelatedCable/Streaming Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s On the Bubble?
HBO on Thursday announced that it has renewed Veep for Season 7. Additionally, the premium cabler has also renewed its Sunday-night companion, Silicon Valley, for Season 5. Both announcements were made via the series’ respective Twitter accounts:
Exciting news! #Veep will be back for a 7th season on @HBO. pic.twitter.com/VpNWn09WKn
— Veep (@VeepHBO) May 25, 2017
Season ✋. It's official. #SiliconValleyHBO pic.twitter.com/aJSPzhuENj
— Silicon Valley »
Onetime Daily Show correspondent Ed Helms is returning to his former basic cable stomping grounds, as the star and executive producer of The Fake News With Ted Nelms, a new special for Comedy Central.
RelatedJon Stewart, HBO Not Moving Forward With Series of Animated Shorts
Per our sister site Deadline, Fake News will feature “absurd, made-up news that closely resembles real news, delivered by an absurd, made-up guy who closely resembles Ed Helms.” Emmy-winning Daily Show vet Stu Miller will also serve as an Ep.
It looks like Jon Stewart might not be returning to the small screen so soon after all. Deadline reports plans have been cancelled for the former Daily Show host's upcoming HBO TV series.The animated show was going "to be an Onion-like sendup of a cable news network. The animation was to be done in a way that “allows to comment on events in real time."Read More… »
HBO has canceled production on Jon Stewart‘s animated digital series. HBO & Jon Stewart Cancel Animated Series Stewart joined HBO in 2015 after 16 successful years as the host of The Daily Show. His animated project has been canceled due to “technical issues.” Stewart hoped to produce “timely” short-form videos that focused on current news and events. “HBO and […]
The post HBO Cancels Jon Stewart’s Animated Digital Series appeared first on uInterview. »
- Hillary Luehring-Jones
Jon Stewart’s long-in-the-works Daily Show follow-up has come to an end — and it had barely even begun.
According to The New York Times, Stewart and HBO have agreed not to move forward with a previously announced, short-form animated project, citing that the production was “significantly more complicated than both sides expected.”
VideosColbert Calls for President Trump to Resign in Scathing Late Show Monologue
The shorts, of which little is known, were expected to release daily on HBO Go and HBO Now in the lead-up to the 2016 election, and were first announced as part of a four-year deal Stewart signed »
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