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Aziz Ansari, whose next show will be on Netflix.
Hi everyone! I wanted you guys to hear it from me first, that the cast and I received news that Eye Candy will not be returning for season 2. Even though a lot of you are going to feel sad/angry, please know that playing Lindy Sampson, is something that I loved and I will hold dear to my heart. I couldn’t have asked for better cast mates to work with either. They are the most down to earth, talented and kind souls that I am so happy to have met. Then there’s our show runner @Christiantwit1 who is so awesomely talented and made a show that I am so incredibly proud to be a part of. A very special thank »
- Deepayan Sengupta
NBC News’ ongoing investigation of Brian Williams has expanded to a heretofore unknown incident involving comments he made on “The Daily Show” about what the anchor witnessed during the Arab Spring, The New York Times reported Friday.
The internal investigation that was ordered in the wake of Williams’ six-month suspension was already known to be focusing on at least five other questionable incidents.
In February 2011 Williams made an appearance on the Comedy Central show in which he described to host Jon Stewart an incident in which he witnessed on the ground in Tahrir Square a confrontation between protesters and government troops.
But the testimony potentially conflicts with evidence from NBC footage that places Williams in a balcony “overlooking Tahrir Square,” not in the middle of the protest.
The New York Times’ report noted that the internal investigation has yet to reach a conclusion about that incident, or about any of »
- Andrew Wallenstein
Astrophysicist/geek icon Neil deGrasse Tyson dropped by The Daily Show on Thursday, humoring Jon Stewart with the most scientific of debates: Batman versus Superman. "Batman is just a guy with a nice belt," the host argues in the above clip. But Tyson's response is more philosophical, as he defends the Caped Crusader's allegiance to Gotham City and its people.
"Who does Superman report to?" Tyson asks (to which Stewart responds, "The guy in the ice castle"). "So it's no one we know. It's no one we have any insight into. »
Wednesday night, three powerful female forces in Hollywood — Meryl Streep, Ava DuVernay, and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy — appeared on a panel in New York City at Tina Brown's annual Women in the World summit. But rather than having a chat about their shared experiences of being a woman in the film industry over a glass of wine à la Amy Schumer, the three enlightened self-proclaimed "asshole" Jon Stewart on disrupting the patriarchy. (He's out of The Daily Show August 6, so now's probably their last chance.) Between clips from Streep's upcoming film Suffragette and Obaid-Chinoy's documentary about Pakistani working conditions, the four talked for nearly 40 minutes about art as activism, making men uncomfortable, and the radicalism of being a woman filmmaker. They enjoy making men who watch their films uncomfortable. Obaid-Chinoy, who won an Oscar for her 2012 documentary about acid attacks on women in Pakistan, "enjoys" making men uncomfortable »
- Dee Lockett
Pickering’s affable presence provides more than a solid anchor, but the Triple J/Ten alumnus needs time to sharpen his satire – which ABC has given him
Australian viewers versed in the cultural and political commentary of small screen stalwarts Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart and John Oliver almost certainly discovered them online: a viral direct-to-cam monologue here, an on-the-nose (and straight to Facebook) interview there.
And those au fait with the style of these comedians – a zinger-laden analysis of current affairs and vocal inflection that generally grows more shrill as they build to a punchline – might assume the format plays far and wide, as common to living rooms as superhero movies are to the cinema.
Related: Charlie Pickering on The Weekly: 'There is plenty to joke about in the news'
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- Luke Buckmaster
RelatedMay Sweeps/Finale Preview! Get 100+ Spoilers, Exclusive Photos From Your Fave Shows’ Season-Ending Episodes
What begins as a simple, yet spot-on, re-imagining of the cult classic drama — extra points to Amy Schumer for nailing that iconic Tami Taylor dance — quickly transitions into a surprisingly poignant, but still super ridiculous, PSA about rape and football.
To say any more would be giving away all the goods, »
Jon Stewart went to town on the Republican candidates Tuesday for their array of answers, or non-answers, on gay marriage. The Daily Show host spliced clips of reporters asking Governor Scott Walker, Governor John Kasich and Senator Ted Cruz if they would attend a same-sex wedding. “If you can’t handle these questions, how are you going to handle Putin asking you to go to a gay wedding?” Stewart asked. See video: Jon Stewart 'Didn't Realize That People in Indiana Could Not Practice Religion' Borrowing from the infamous Hillary Clinton 3 a.m. phone call campaign ad, Stewart suggested the 2016 election will come down to. »
- Jordan Chariton
Updated with video: Jon Stewart got a job offer tonight during The Daily Show. Yesterday he announced his final day hosting the Comedy Central series would be August 6. Tonight, his guest, Jeff Garlin, star of ABC’s The Goldbergs, made another announcement: “On behalf of ABC, and Sony Pictures Television, I am offering you a role on The Goldbergs as my new friend, Toby – that's what the writers came up with, Toby – Schwartz. And you own a lotion shop that's next to my… »
ABC’s new host on the ‘complicated calculus’ of satire, Aunty’s creative freedoms (and tough standards) and why he’s not remaking The Daily Show
The first thing Charlie Pickering wants you to know about The Weekly with Charlie Pickering is that it is not The Project-on-the-abc. Neither is it The Daily Show. And it certainly isn’t Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell, the comedy which he replaces in the 8.30pm time slot.
“No one could even try to be anything like Shaun Micallef. It would be ludicrous.”
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- Amanda Meade
It’s a day that no one wants to see come, but we now know when it will be. Jon Stewart’s final episode of The Daily Show will take place on Thursday, Aug. 6. Stewart shared the news with fans himself at the end of last night’s Daily Show. “I will be wearing a suit, I will more than likely be showered,” Stewart said after announcing the date for his final Daily Show episode. “I hope that you will join us for that program.” In addition, Stewart also revealed that fans will have an opportunity to win tickets to his last Daily Show broadcast, and that all the money raised will go to Night of Too Many Stars New York Collaborates for Autism. Check out the video at the bottom of this article for more details. Stewart announced that he would be leaving The Daily Show this year, after having hosted… »
- Chris King
Jon Stewart revealed at the end of Monday night's The Daily Show that his last episode as that program's host – or the beginning of his career as a "non-host," as Comedy Central calls it – will take place August 6th. "I mentioned to you that I would keep you up to date on any new information we had about the transition of the program," Stewart told viewers. "We do have some specific information. My last Daily Show program will be August the 6th."
"I will be wearing a suit; I will more than likely be showered. »
On last night's "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart announced that his last episode as host will be on August 6, and promised — at least until the audience seemed to object — that "I will be wearing a suit. I will more than likely be showered." In addition, to raise money for autism charities, Stewart is conducting a contest for seats to his final taping. Still no word on when Trevor Noah will take over, though right after Labor Day would seem to make sense, given the timing of Stewart's exit. Here's the full announcement from the end of last night's show: »
- Alan Sepinwall
Equipped with clown hair, Ben and Jerry’s and hip sunglasses, Jon Stewart took a 4/20 ride through CNN’s recent weed coverage Monday night. “Like I always say, CNN is cool as f-ck,” Stewart said as he set up a series of clips of the network’s recent marijuana coverage surge. On Sunday, CNN aired Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s documentary “Weed 3” followed by the original marijuana docuseries “High Profits.” Also Read: Jon Stewart Sets Date for His Final 'Daily Show' Episode (Video) “Daily Show” correspondent Jessica Williams joined Stewart in the cannibas comedy: “Loose the wig, wavy gravy,” she said. »
- Jordan Chariton
Save the (sad) date: Jon Stewart announced on Monday’s Daily Show that he will depart as host on Thursday, Aug. 6.
“I will be wearing a suit, I will more than likely be showered,” he joked to the bummed-out audience.
Stewart, who will be succeeded by comedian Trevor Noah (whose launch date remains Tbd, announced in February that he was stepping down after 16 years.
Our last glimpse of Jon Stewart helming the satirical news coverage at The Daily Show will be August 6 (if that feels too soon, it's because it is). Stewart unveiled the date of his final Daily Show broadcast during Monday night's show. He avoided boos and other sad noises by joking about what he's going to wear, plugging an insane special fan package for his last show, and selling hugs, maybe.Here's a transcript of Stewart's update, which kind of felt like someone bailing on a party too early, with no remorse, only awkward jokes. (Then again, we understand he has his reasons ... and all good things must come to an end, etc.) Hey, that's our show. One quick thing before we go. I mentioned I'd keep you up-to-date on any new information we had about the transition of the program — all those other things. We do have some »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
It's the moment none of us wanted to be waiting for. Jon Stewart just announced on this evening's show that his final episode of The Daily Show will air on August 6, meaning we now have less than four months left with the man we have come to think of as our comedy news dad. While we may be the only ones who actually think of him as that, it's still going to be a tough day for all of us. If we start now, maybe we'll be prepared by the time the episode finally airs. While there's still quite a bit of time for the specifics of that final, sure-to-be-epic episode to be worked out, Stewart had a couple of assurances. "I will be wearing a suit. I will more than likely be showered," he »
Jon Stewart's Daily Show departure just became a bit more real. He told audiences during Monday's installment of the Comedy Central series that his last episode will air Aug. 6, 2015. Read More Comedy Central's President on Why Trevor Noah Was Chosen as the Next 'Daily Show' Host (Q&A) "I will be wearing a suit; I will more than likely be showered," he told the crowd, who moaned at the idea of his departure. He responded with: "I'm sorry — I'll be wearing overalls, and I won't shower." The host also informed viewers that they can win tickets to watch the
- Ryan Gajewski
Jon Stewart announced that August 6 will be his departure date as host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.” “I mentioned to you earlier that I would keep you up to date on any new information about the transition of the program and all those other things,” Stewart said on Monday night’s episode. “My last ‘Daily Show’ program will be August the 6th. I will be wearing a suit, I will more than likely be showered,” he said, then joked: “I am sorry … I will be wearing overalls and I won’t shower. The popular anchor of the long-running satirical news show. »
- Debbie Emery
The disclosure paves the way for the show’s new host, Trevor Noah, and suggests that Stewart will not hang around as candidates start to make announcements this year about running in the 2016 election for U.S. President.Stewart had said previously that he would continue to do the program until some time between July and the end of 2015.
Stewart made the announcement at the very end of the evening’s broadcast, just before rolling the program’s signature “Moment of Zen” final segment. He offered few details about what he might do for his final broadcast, but did reiterate a contest that would give a viewer the chance to attend the program’s last taping. »
- Brian Steinberg
Read More: Review: 'Veep' Season 4 Episode 2, 'East Wing,' Starts a Guessing Game Last week, "Conan" writer Andres du Bouchet went on a moderate Twitter rant about the deplorable state of late night comedy. Though his tweets have since been removed, his boss, Conan O'Brien, has responded, and most people still don't know who du Bouchet is, let alone how to pronounce his name, the outcry started a debate among comedy fans. Were his complaints about the celebrity-driven, "Prom King Comedy" state of late night valid? In the seventh episode of Indiewire's Very Good TV Podcast, TV Editor Liz Shannon Miller and TV Critic Ben Travers tackled the issue to the best of their abilities (both have been slightly hampered by colds, and the recording atmosphere was less than welcoming this week). Talking points other than du Bouchet's comments included the fervor surrounding Jon Stewart's replacement on "The Daily Show, »
- Ben Travers
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