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At Rob Lowe's Roast, It's Ann Coulter Who's Scorched

Quite the hatefest

(Newser) - There is no shortage of fodder for a roast of Rob Lowe, but at the actor's Comedy Central taping on Saturday night, the blood in the water belonged to Ann Coulter and the sharks on the dais knew it, reports USA Today . Coulter knew it, telling the audience, "... More »

Jon Stewart's Strong Words on Larry Wilmore's Last Show

'You took something and got better every [expletive] day'

(Newser) - Comedy Central may have been disappointed with how Larry Wilmore's late-night show performed, but one high-profile person certainly wasn't: Jon Stewart, who showed up to the final Nightly Show on Thursday to bid his former Daily Show correspondent adieu, USA Today reports. Calling Wilmore's show a "... More »

Canned Larry Wilmore: 'Racism Is Solved'

'We did it! We did it!'

(Newser) - "So how was your day?" Larry Wilmore asked viewers at the opening of Monday's Nightly Show, hours after Comedy Central announced the show had been canceled . Wilmore thanked staff and viewers before joking, "our show going off the air means one thing—racism is solved! We did... More »

No Joke: Comedy Central Cans Larry Wilmore

Network president says ratings just aren't there

(Newser) - Larry Wilmore is no more in Comedy Central's 11:30pm slot after Thursday night, Wilmore informed his staff Monday, per Deadline . The Nightly Show, which debuted in January 2015, didn't grab young adults and hadn't had much impact on social media, Comedy Central President Kent Alterman tells... More »

Stephen Colbert Only Allowed to Be Stephen Colbert, Not Stephen Colbert

But that's OK, because he can still be Stephen Colbert

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert—as in the conservative character played by Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report—recently debuted on the Late Show, which is, of course, hosted by the real Stephen Colbert. And very quickly thereafter, lawyers from a certain unnamed network (presumably Comedy Central) got in touch with lawyers for... More »

Amy Schumer Spoofs Hamilton With 'Betsy Ross'

Lin-Manuel Miranda guest stars in new skit

(Newser) - Amy Schumer's sister, who also happens to be a producer on Inside Amy Schumer, is a huge fan of Hamilton ... so, of course, Schumer has a new skit out in which she writes her own "hip-hopera," Betsy Ross. Hamiilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda guest stars in the spot,... More »

Trevor Noah Gets Daily Show Debut Date

Mark your calendars: Sept. 28

(Newser) - Comedy Central says Sept. 28 will be opening night for Trevor Noah as the new host of The Daily Show. The 31-year-old South African comedian will be stepping into the job held by Jon Stewart since 1999. The previously announced departure date for Stewart is Aug. 6. The parody newscast... More »

Amy Schumer Show Is Only Getting Better, Smarter

Critics favor the word 'subversive' for season 3

(Newser) - The third season of Inside Amy Schumer has begun on Comedy Central, and most critics think the comedian has raised her game even more. Some examples:
  • Amanda Hess, Slate : The show's already-viral video, "Milk Milk Lemonade," is a great intro into the season. It parodies the booty
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Bieber's Roast: Everything You Do, Don't Want to Know

Here's what they'll be talking about around the watercooler this morning

(Newser) - Justin Bieber's Comedy Central roast aired last night, and rather than repeat everything everyone else is saying, we've cut through the hundreds of reviews and roundups to direct you to the best ones. Your guide to what was said, and what people are saying:
  • Want to be offended?
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Daily Show Has Its New Host

Trevor Noah to replace Jon Stewart

(Newser) - Those who called for " not another straight white male " to succeed Jon Stewart at the helm of The Daily Show are getting their wish: Trevor Noah, a biracial South African comedian, will be the next host. Noah's first appearance on the show was in December, and the... More »

Who Will Replace Jon Stewart?

Many names being mentioned are women

(Newser) - The entertainment buzz today, obviously, is who will replace Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show. And, though Stewart is beloved, there's a chorus of "not another straight white male!" sentiment. Some of the top names being tossed around by Variety , Time , and the Daily Dot... More »

Comedy Central's Next Roast Victim: The Biebs

What the world—and Justin himself—has been waiting for for years

(Newser) - Calvin Klein model , Malala BFF , Orlando Bloom nemesis , and now … Comedy Central roastee? The comedy network has just made Justin Bieber's dream of allegedly the past few years come true by announcing that the 20-year-old singer will be the headliner at its next roast, scheduled to tape... More »

Comedy Central Names Colbert's Successor

Larry Wilmore, familiar to Jon Stewart fans, will host 'Minority Report'

(Newser) - The man with the job of replacing Stephen Colbert at Comedy Central is probably going to be familiar to fans. Larry Wilmore, who shows up regularly on Jon Stewart's show as its "senior black correspondent," will host a new show called Minority Report, says Variety . Wilmore and... More »

Colbert Spends Entire Report Firing Back at Tweet Uproar

He won't cancel his show, but he did delete the @ColbertReport Twitter account

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert certainly took the #CancelColbert controversy seriously: He devoted last night's entire Colbert Report to discussing it. "To recap: A web editor I've never met posts a tweet in my name on an account I don't control, outrages a hashtag activist, and the news media... More »

'Dumb Starbucks' Shut Down, Mastermind Revealed

Comedy Central star was brains behind parody

(Newser) - Looks like " Dumb Starbucks " has served its last Dumb Frappuccino. LA County health inspectors shut down the "parody coffee shop" yesterday, soon after comedian Nathan Fielder revealed himself as the brains of the operation, reports the Los Angeles Times . The Canadian funnyman hosts the Comedy Central show... More »

Futurama Canceled Again

Comedy Central pulls plug after 7 seasons

(Newser) - Bad news, everyone! Comedy Central has decided to make Futurama a thing of the past once more, EW reports. The second half of season 7—a 13-episode set beginning June 19—will be the last new adventures for Fry and friends, with the final episode set to air Sept. 4.... More »

Phew! Stewart, SpongeBob Return to DirecTV

Viacom settles dispute with provider

(Newser) - DirectTV subscribers who want their MTV, SpongeBob SquarePants, or comedian Jon Stewart are getting their wish. Viacom and the satellite TV service provider said today that they have settled a dispute that had cut off access to 17 Viacom channels for DirectTV subscribers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.... More »

'Goodnight Moon Colony' Spoofs Gingrich Campaign

Comedy Central offers parody of 'Goodnight Moon'

(Newser) - Now that Newt Gingrich has finally , finally , finally dropped out of the presidential race, Comedy Central bids him adieu with an inspired take on a classic children’s book. It’s a "storybook farewell to Newt Gingrich's campaign, which we'll always remember for its nuanced policy positions... More »

Colbert Report Back Tomorrow

Comedy Central host keeps mum on rumors about mom

(Newser) - The Colbert Report will resume taping tomorrow after the show suddenly shut down this week and aired repeats Wednesday and Thursday, the New York Times reports. Stephen Colbert hasn't addressed rumors that he stopped taping to take care of his 91-year-old mom , Lorna. But he did tweet on Friday... More »

Emergency Blamed as Colbert Report Shuts Down

Show cites 'unforseen circumstances'

(Newser) - If you were surprised that there was no new Colbert Report last night, you're not alone; so was the show's guest and audience. Just hours before the scheduled taping, Comedy Central suddenly shut down the show, saying it would instead air reruns for the rest of the week.... More »

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