Satirist news caster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger then life ego and overly patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way.
An ignorant, wannabe-Jamaican British b-boy; an anti-Semitic, misogynistic but friendly Kazakhstani television reporter; and a homosexual Austrian fashonista--all played by Sacha Baron ... See full summary »
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Providing comedy/news in the tradition of TV Nation and SNL's Weekend Update, Comedy Central's Daily Show reports on the foibles and of the real world with a satirical edge. In addition to news stories, the Daily Show also has celebrities (and semi-celebrities) on for interviews with the host, Jon Stewart. Lampooning everything from televangelists to Charlton Heston ("I did not play a homo in Ben-Hur"), and shamelessly assigning faux-news epithets ("Newt Gingrich: Giant Toddler") Kilborn, Winstead, and the crew actually manage to report some real news from time to time. Written by
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At the end of each show, a short clip from the broadcast, usually offbeat and slightly bizarre out of context, is replayed as a "Moment of Zen". The first "Moment of Zen" was file footage of a yak giving birth. In the past few years, "Moment of Zen" clips have been more focused on soundbites from politicians and media figures. See more »
The globes in the opening credits span in the wrong direction until 2012. See more »
[watching a video of a spacecraft crashing]
The Genesis space probe returned to earth last weekend after a three-year mission of space exploration. If there was one thing that NASA learned from the experience, it's that spacecraft don't bounce.
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Jon Stewart's timing and delivery is incredibly good. The writing is fantastic. Of course, with material provided fresh daily by the US Congress and Administration, writing humor probably isn't all that challenging. It must be frustrating that they don't have enough time to cover more "news" in each half-hour segment.
I'd give anything to buy a "Best of the Daily Show" on DVD (especially the one with "the Congress condemning sex with a turtle" episode).
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