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“The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart confronted U.S. Senator Rand Paul about seemingly contradictory stances the Republican party has on personal freedoms when the 2016 presidential candidate stopped by on Tuesday. Stewart noted that some of the same people who were opposed to a mosque being built in downtown New York City following 9/11 now support companies calling themselves “Christian businesses” that refuse service to homosexuals, citing religious freedom. “There’s … something that we need to separate out; for example, when they told me that they were going to build a mosque at 9/11 , I was horrified and thought that was »
- Deborah Day
Good news, everyone! Jerry Seinfeld’s webseries Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is, quite simply, one of the best things on the internet, and the first trailer for Season 6 has landed online to tease us with a slew of fascinating new guests. For those unfamiliar with the concept for the show, each episode finds Seinfeld picking up a comedian in a specifically chosen classic car, and the two then go out for coffee and basically talk about anything and everything for 20-30 minutes. Past episodes have given us glorious conversations with everyone from David Letterman to Howard Stern, and this new season isn’t skimping on the talent. The trailer for Season 6 boasts a lineup that includes Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Bill Maher, Jim Carrey, Steve Harvey, and the new host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah. With Maher and Noah set to appear this season, Seinfeld will have assembled nearly all »
- Adam Chitwood
Inside Out, the latest in a long line of terrific films by Pixar, is a journey into the core of young Riley’s head, a mind powered by the emotions of Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust and Fear.
Much of the film’s pleasure comes from the interaction of these various emotions, and the directors Pete Docterand Ronnie del Carmen have assembled another top-notch ensemble of voice talent. Lewis Black plays anger and any that has seen his stand-up performances or regular appearances on The Daily Show can attest to the fitness of this decision. Mindy Kaling, whose role on “The Office” was quite celebrated, leading to her own show “The Mindy Kaling Project,” brings her own brand of sarcasm and sweetness to the role of disgust.
The film had its international debut at the Cannes Film Festival, and Cineplex had the pleasure of doing this exclusive interview with Black and »
- Jason Gorber
One of the busiest women in TV might finally get her own show. Kristen Schaal -- who appears on the Fox comedy "Last Man on Earth," voices the Fox animated sitcom "Bob's Burgers" and occasionally pops up on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" -- has sold an animated comedy pilot to MTV. Called "Fancy Bastards," the series centers on a quintet of pariahs in a small town who realize they all share a father -- a prince. The voice cast includes Brittany Snow, Sharon Osbourne, Kelly Osbourne, Natasha Leggero, Nasim Pedrad, John Roberts, Jameeliah Garrett and Jessica Lowe. Schaal and Jason Micallef would serve as executive producers. Evidently quite popular in the TV comedy world, "Fancy Bastards" would be only the second show that Schaal has produced, other than the pilot of Amazon's "Supanatural," which wasn't picked up for a full season. Based on her loopy but...
- Inkoo Kang
Noah will appear on a new eight-part series of The John Bishop Show, which begins on Saturday, May 30.
"I am really excited to bring this eight-part series to BBC One," said Bishop. "I am hoping the people at home will do as I would do if I was watching it and argue with their teenage kids about what was the best bit."
With his off-kilter sensibility (Stupid Pet Tricks?) and his penchant for the oddball (what other host runs across the stage in silhouette before starting a show, or strikes up a telephone relationship with a woman who works in an office across the street?), David Letterman has left everyone who enjoys latenight television in stitches. Now, he’s about to leave them in splinters.
When Letterman signs off CBS’ “Late Show”for the last time early Thursday morning, he will deprive TV of its last direct link to Johnny Carson and an era when just one, then two, hosts could dominate the period. The arrivals of Jimmy Kimmel at ABC, then Jimmy Fallon at NBC, and, soon, Stephen Colbert at CBS have given rise to talk of a third generation of late-night talent (if Carson, not Jack Paar or Steve Allen, is to be seen as the root of this particular »
- Brian Steinberg
Olivia Munn (July 3, 1980) is an American actress, model, television personality, and author. After starting her career in television journalism, Munn’s career shifted into acting roles. Her television roles include presenting on Attack of the Show! and The Daily Show and acting on The Newsroom, while her film credits include I Don’t Know How […]
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- Ryan McDonnell
The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre is having their 17th Del Close Marathon, to honor the legendary improv teacher/guru, from June 26 to 28 in New York City. There's a veritable smorgasbord of funny people who will take over nine different stages around New York City, starting with Ucb founders Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh. The roster includes Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer of Broad City, Ellie Kemper, Adam Pally, Horatio Sanz, Sasheer Zamata, Aidy Bryant, Scott Adsit, Nick Kroll, writers from Key and Peele, The Daily Show, Comedy Bang! Bang!, and basically anyone else who writes jokes and has been associated with Ucb at some point. (Everybody!) Weekend passes are $35, with tickets for certain premium shows running $10 to $20. For the full schedule, head on over to delclosemarathon.com. »
- E. Alex Jung
In light of all the controversy surrounding ABC This Week moderator George Stephanopoulos' failure to disclose his donations to the Clinton Foundation, here's an interesting flashback: Just a few weeks ago, Stephanopoulos appeared on The Daily Show to discuss the Clinton family's charitable organization and 1) Did not mention his own donations; and 2) Conceded that some people give to the foundation with some expectation of quid pro quo. »
- Andrew Kirell
Samantha Bee, the longest-serving correspondent ever on "The Daily Show," took herself out of consideration for the role of Jon Stewart's replacement to front her own show on TBS. Alongside E!'s Grace Helbig, Bee is one of 2015's two female late-night hosts. Late night, of course, is dominated by (white) men, a point crudely and hilariously illustrated in a new spot for Bee's politically themed talk show. "You know, when I take a look at each piece individually, I like it. Then when I take a step back, I feel like something's missing," Bee observes, standing in front of a gallery of late-night hosts -- all white men, of course. A server comes by, offering her some meat treats. "I'm kinda done with sausages," Bee then announces, proudly identifying herself as "female as fuck." So it certainly seems that Bee isn't going to shy away from criticizing the »
- Laura Berger
The 21st Century Fox-owned outlet said it would launch a “comedic news hour” on Sunday nights hosted by Greg Gutfeld. “The Greg Gutfeld Show” will debut on May 31st at 10 p.m., and will feature “parodies on current events, conversation on key issues and signature monologues showcasing Gutfeld’s eclectic humor,” the network said Thursday. Gutfeld is also expected to interview newsmakers, culture critics and media personalities on major headlines of the week. Joanne Nosuchinsky, a Fox News contributor, will provide offbeat reports and commentary on the program.
- Brian Steinberg
Samantha Bee, who recently bid a heartfelt goodbye to "The Daily Show," is heading up the basic cable dial for her very own late night talk show on TBS, and the network has just unveiled the first promo for the series.
In the clip, Bee is surveying a wall of photos of all the current crop of late night talk show hosts, who also all happen to be male (and white, though that's about to change with incoming "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah). The comedienne is then offered a plate of sausages by a passing waiter, who not-so-coincidentally pairs each with a specific host, comparing "The Tonight Show"'s Jimmy Fallon to a mild link while calling HBO star (and Bee's former "Daily Show" castmate) John Oliver an "English banger."
But Bee decides she's "done with sausages," declaring, "I am female as f--k." It's a hilarious and succinct nod to »
- Katie Roberts
Jon Stewart took aim at Fox News again on Wednesday, hitting his favorite target for its hypocrisy when it comes to poverty. The “Daily Show” host played clips of Fox News hosts recently saying President Obama doesn’t talk about poverty enough. He then showed a clip of a recent talk the President had on poverty. But Fox didn’t credit the president, Stewart pointed out. Instead, they highlighted the fact that he said Fox News tries to make the poor look bad on its air. Also Read: Jon Stewart Mocks Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden's Attempts to Seem »
- Jordan Chariton
Samantha Bee is not overlooking the magnitude of the fact that she will soon be late-night's only female host. In a new promo, the former Daily Show correspondent muses about something missing from a wall of photos of male hosts (with plenty of digs at them). And if anyone misses the not-so-subtle message, she spells out plainly at the end: "I'm female as fuck." Fuck yeah! Check out the teaser here, and apologies for the autoplay (which TBS's video is not letting me code my way out of): After 12 years on The Daily Show, Bee left the series May 1st. Her husband Jason Jones departed the series earlier to work on a new scripted comedy for TBS, The Detour, where both he and Bee are executive producers (Jones will also star). Bee's new late-night series will be paired with Conan O'Brien's show, which has proved a hard slot »
- Allison Keene
The Daily Show’s Samantha Bee will be sending husband Jason Jones on very dirty “detours” for their new TBS show, The Detours, which was announced Wednesday morning during the Turner Broadcasting upfront. We caught up with Bee in the green room, staged at Nick & Stef’s, before the Madison Square Garden presentation, to discuss the show’s misadventures, corrupting child actors, and an “issues-oriented” show that’s she’s also working on with her husband for the network.So I want to talk about The Detour.I’d love to tell you about it. It’s a TV-ma comedy with a family at the center of it, really. What’s unusual about it is that it’s serialized. It’s a ten-episode arc, and from start to finish — I mean, if you want to binge it — it will all make sense. Can you tell me about the characters?Yeah. »
- Trupti Rami
Samantha Bee signed off as a correspondent on The Daily Show two weeks ago, and now here’s the first teaser for her upcoming TBS show. The 40-second spot shows her with champagne in hand, looking at a gallery wall of photos of late-night hosts — all male, natch — and wondering what’s missing. After an encounter with a server that we’re sure you’d rather see than read about, she reminds viewers that she’s “female as Bleep!” It doesn’t take a seasoned lip reader to decipher… »
John Legend stopped by The Daily Show to talk to Jon Stewart about his upcoming documentary, Southern Rites, on Monday, and the singer got candid about how racism continues to affect society. He's an executive producer for the HBO documentary, which covers segregated proms in Georgia. During the interview, John talked about the nature of racism, saying, "Some racism is easy to identify, the Donald Sterlings of the world, the people who use the N-word in a malicious way. . . . But a lot of racism is structural." He referenced the criminal justice system and "things that end up discounting the value of black lives." At one point, Jon mentioned how some people get frustrated by the race conversation, and John said, "We don't want to talk about racism all of the time. If it weren't here, if we didn't have to deal with it every day, we would love for it »
Turner Broadcasting, whose portfolio includes TBS, CNN, truTV, Adult Swim, and Cartoon Network, among multiple others, is moving forward with more original programming. The big news comes at TBS, which got The Daily Show funny couple Jason Jones and Samantha Bee on their own projects. As had been announced, they would be producing a show for TBS starring Jones, and we now know it's called The Detour. They're also set to do an "issues-oriented series" (we're thinking it'll be similar to something we saw on Tds) with Bee headlining. Steve and Nancy Carell have a show on TBS called Angie Tribeca starring Rashida Jones, and Conan O'Brien reunites with The Office producer Greg Daniels for a TBS comedy pilot about alien abductees called The Group (nope, not the Mary McCarthy kind). Cary Fukunaga, True Detective's great man-bun, is doing a TNT show called The Alienist, based on the novel »
- E. Alex Jung
Jon Stewart ripped into some of the newest Republican candidates Tuesday, saving special scorn for Jeb Bush, who hasn’t even formally announced yet. “The Daily Show” host played a clip of Bush telling Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly he would have still invaded Iraq knowing what we know now. “When an Iraq War question starts with ‘knowing what we know now,’ ‘Hell yes I’d still do it’ is not an unacceptable response,” Stewart said. “Sure, I’d get on the Titanic again — at the time it had a terrific buffet.” Also Read: Jon Stewart Takes 'Balloon' Dick Cheney on Journey Back Through. »
- Jordan Chariton
The NFL came down hard on New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for his role in Deflategate, suspending him without pay for four games and fining his team $1 million and a first round draft pick. After the Wells Report on Deflategate was unveiled, The Daily Show took aim at Brady. "The other night, we mentioned Tom Brady. I believe I called him 'cheating fuck,'" Jon Stewart said Tuesday night. "Well, now it's payback."
While there was no hard evidence Brady cheated, Stewart feels Brady got what he deserved, even »
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