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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 »

Twitter Erupts Over Daily Show Abortion Joke

'Go knock someone up in Texas!'

(Newser) - The Supreme Court struck down laws limiting abortion in Texas on Monday, and the Daily Show urged Twitter users to celebrate: "Go knock someone up in Texas!" reads a tweet from the show's official Twitter account. Not surprisingly, the joke didn't go over well. Users commented... More »

Daily Show Sans Stewart Just Isn't Cutting It

Slate critique: Trevor Noah is a little too 'milquetoast'

(Newser) - The Daily Show and new host Trevor Noah are the subject of an in-depth critique at Slate , one that Noah surely won't be happy about. After four months in the job, he's not bad, he's just nowhere near the insightful host Stewart was, writes Willa Paskin. As... More »

NY Town Shamed Into Replacing Offensive Seal

And the 'Daily Show' might be to thank

(Newser) - It turns out the small New York town whose official seal depicts either a "friendly wrestling match" between town founder Hugh White and a Native American or town founder Hugh White brutally choking out a Native American—depending on your point of view—will replace the seal after all,... More »

Jon Stewart Returns With Poignant 9/11 Shove

He slams Congress over 9/11 bill

(Newser) - Comedian Jon Stewart has returned to the Daily Show, where he made a push to renew a law that provides health benefits for first responders who became ill after the 9/11 attacks. On the Daily Show With Trevor Noah Monday night, Stewart, as a field correspondent for a segment, urged,... More »

Trevor Noah Picks Up Where Jon Stewart Left Off

New 'Daily Show' host makes smooth debut

(Newser) - The Daily Show is back—and critics say that judging by Trevor Noah's debut, it appears to be in safe hands. The 31-year-old South African thanked Jon Stewart in his opening monologue, promising to make him "not look like the crazy old dude who left his inheritance to... More »

Trevor Noah's First Daily Show Guests Revealed

Kevin Hart, Chris Christie are among them

(Newser) - Some of Trevor Noah's first guests as host of the Daily Show will combine much of what the show focused on under the reign of Jon Stewart: comedy and politics. Comedian-actor Kevin Hart will appear on the show's premiere on Monday, followed by GOP presidential contender and New... More »

Finale Shows Stewart Was More Than an Entertainer

His show had purpose that set it apart: Neil Genzlinger

(Newser) - Jon Stewart is just the latest funny man to bid farewell to a show this year. Finales featuring David Letterman and Stephen Colbert "each had an unexpected flourish that was much talked about afterward," writes Neil Genzlinger at the New York Times . "Stewart's final night seemed... More »

Jon Stewart Has Final Moment of Zen

He says heartfelt farewell after 16 years at the Daily Show

(Newser) - So long, and thanks for all the Daily Shows. Jon Stewart bowed out last night after 16 years at the Comedy Central show and was joined by just about every former correspondent, including Steven Colbert, whose tribute brought the host to tears. "We owe you—and not just what... More »

Watch Arby's $460K Farewell to Frenemy Jon Stewart

Things are apparently still cool after all those jabs

(Newser) - Over the past 16 years, Jon Stewart has slammed Arby's almost as much as the New York Mets . But despite jabs that the fast-food chain is "a dare for your colon" and "shock and awe for your bowels," per Time , Arby's apparently doesn't hold... More »

Jon Stewart Reviews 16 Years of 'Barbs and Jeers'

'The world is demonstrably worse than when I started!'

(Newser) - It was Jon Stewart's penultimate Daily Show last night and he had some news to break to people who write online headlines: Over the last 16 years, he hasn't actually skewered , eviscerated, crucified , crushed, or annihilated anybody. Instead, he lamented, targets like ISIS, racism, and Wall Street are... More »

Jon Stewart Gives the 'Exit Interview of All Exit Interviews'

It's all about ... food

(Newser) - Ahead of his last episode of The Daily Show tomorrow, Jon Stewart will down two espressos and "a good amount of Lactaid." After all, it's part of his daily routine, along with "a handful of peanut butter M&Ms, or if I'm particularly stressed, a... More »

Stewart Will Keep Pushing Congress After Show Ends

Expect a visit to DC this fall for 9/11 responders' fund

(Newser) - It's not clear what Jon Stewart will be up to once his Daily Show ends next week, but Politico reports that he'll still be a political agitator in at least one area: money for 9/11 first responders and survivors. Stewart has not only championed the issue on his... More »

Jon Stewart Reveals His Final Guests

But details about his very last 'Daily Show' are still a secret

(Newser) - Jon Stewart's last three guests in his final week of the Daily Show will be fellow comedians: Amy Schumer, Denis Leary, and Louis CK. Stewart revealed the trio last night, though he's still keeping details about his very last show on Thursday a secret, reports Vulture . The finale... More »

Ex Daily Show Writer: The Time Jon Stewart Told Me to F-Off

Black comic Wyatt Cenac says Stewart lost it over criticism of Herman Cain bit

(Newser) - It's a rare bit of bad press for Jon Stewart as he gets closer to his final Daily Show on Aug. 6. Former show writer Wyatt Cenac is drawing headlines for his recollection of how Stewart exploded in anger at him in 2011, reports the New York Times . Stewart... More »

Obama Says Goodbye to Stewart's Daily Show

'I can't believe you're leaving before me,' he says on 7th appearance

(Newser) - Jon Stewart only has a couple of weeks left as host of the Daily Show, but in an appearance last night, it was President Obama who was doing most of the looking back, with Stewart taking his last opportunity to press Obama on his record in office and on issues... More »

Stewart: Media Already Objectifying Caitlyn Jenner

'Welcome to being a woman in America'

(Newser) - If you were concerned that the media wouldn't embrace Caitlyn Jenner as a woman, well, fear not: Media figures were quick to not only embrace her, but to comment on how "sexy" and "hot" she is. "It's really heartening to see that everyone is willing... 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 »

Brian Williams May Have Spun Tall Tale to Jon Stewart

New York Times reports inquiry is expanding at NBC

(Newser) - NBC's investigation into Brian Williams has turned up another possible fabrication, this one involving the unrest at Egypt's Tahrir Square, reports the New York Times . The newspaper doesn't have the specifics, but it puts forward one possibility: In February 2011, Williams appeared on the Daily Show and... More »

Jon Stewart Bares Biggest Daily Show Regret

He thinks he went too easy on Donald Rumsfeld

(Newser) - A "turd miner" no more: Jon Stewart opens up about his reasons for leaving the Daily Show, his biggest regret over the show's 16 years, and his plans for the future in a newly published Guardian interview conducted partly last October and partly a few days after he... More »

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