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Daily Show Runs Ads on Fox News to Reach Trump

He's cordially invited to their Washington, DC, pop-up experience

(Newser) - President Trump turns 73 on Friday, and the Daily Show With Trevor Noah is not letting the milestone go unnoticed. Deadline reports the show's pop-up exhibit, the "Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library," will be open Friday through Sunday at Washington, DC's Showroom on 14th Street... More »

Critics: Trevor Noah Clip on India, Pakistan Was 'Racist'

'Daily Show' host said full-out war between 2 countries would be 'the most entertaining'

(Newser) - As tensions continue between India and Pakistan, with both sides claiming deaths from shelling , the perspective of one outsider hasn't been appreciated by either. Comedian Trevor Noah is now apologizing for what some are calling a "racist" and "insensitive" segment last week on The Daily Show that... More »

Late Night Chortles Over 'Motionless' Mike Pence

The vice president was at the Trump-Pelosi-Schumer meeting and ... oddly quiet

(Newser) - Things got heated Tuesday during an Oval Office meeting on border security between President Trump and Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. But while their interaction was intense enough to earn a spot in the late-night rounds, VP Mike Pence didn't escape notice—despite doing his best job... More »

Beer, Blackouts, Brains: Late Night Takes on Ford vs. Kavanaugh

Hosts take on the 'big showdown'

(Newser) - President Trump praised his Supreme Court nominee Thursday evening, after both Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford had a chance to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Late-night hosts had slightly different takes after the dust had settled on the day:
  • Trevor Noah addressed the "big showdown,
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Trevor Noah on Why Jon Stewart Left: 'Too Angry to Laugh'

'I'm angry all the time. I don't find any of this funny,' 'Daily Show' host says ex-host told him

(Newser) - Jon Stewart has long said he'd tired of the grind on The Daily Show and that his "dissatisfaction" led to his 2015 departure. But in a recent behind-the-scenes chat with Stewart's replacement, Trevor Noah, and other show staffers, Noah reveals Stewart was facing a stronger emotion than... More »

Colbert to Trump on Russia Leak: 'Please Resign'

Late-night hosts Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah also weigh in

(Newser) - A high-profile Washington Post story Monday alleged President Trump leaked classified info to the Russian officials who visited the Oval Office last week, sending DC, the internet, and late-night TV into a new tizzy. Highlights from Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah, and Stephen Colbert, via the Week , the New York Daily ... More »

Daily Show Gives Sean Spicer a New Career

He's a natural at being a kindergarten teacher

(Newser) - Sean Spicer has already become the whipping boy for Saturday Night Live , but now another late-night show is taking a crack at him. Wednesday's Daily Show analyzed clips of the famously combative press secretary interacting with reporters and wondered : "Does @SeanSpicer treat the press like a bunch of... More »

Meet Tomi Lahren, Rising Star of the Right

She's been getting quite a bit of attention since 'Daily Show' appearance

(Newser) - Ann Coulter is so yesterday. Meet Tomi Lahren, whom the New York Times recently called "the right's rising media star." Lahren is a 24-year-old conservative who has an impressive social media following and hosts a show on the Glenn Beck-founded network The Blaze. One of her most-viewed... More »

The Moment the Daily Show Found Its Voice

It came during a Steve Carell interview with John McCain

(Newser) - Jon Stewart took over as host of the Daily Show in January 1999, but when did the program truly start becoming the Daily Show that legions of fans would come to love? Try December of that year, when Steve Carell boarded John McCain's campaign bus "and changed the... 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 »

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 »

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