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Late Night Jokes Flow Over This Presidential Photo

They 'look like a ventriloquist act,' quips Seth Meyers

(Newser) - To mark President Biden's 100th day in office, he and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden paid a visit to a couple who know a lot about what they're going through: Former President Carter and his wife, Rosalynn. Last Thursday's meeting at the Carters' home in Plains, Ga....

Late Night Takes Shots at J&J
Late Night Takes Shots at J&J

Late Night Takes Shots at J&J

News on rare development of blood clots after vaccination catches attention of Colbert et al

(Newser) - On Tuesday, the FDA and CDC recommended a "pause" of the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine amid reports of rare blood clotting. Six women between the ages of 18 and 48 developed clots within a few weeks after receiving the J&J dose, out of nearly 7 million doses...

Late Night on the Georgia Shootings: 'We Saw It Coming'
Late Night
Got Somber
on Wednesday
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Late Night Got Somber on Wednesday

Hosts speak about the Georgia shootings, racism

(Newser) - There wasn’t much to laugh about Wednesday as late night hosts took on the Atlanta-area shootings that left eight people dead, including six Asian women. The Daily Show 's Trevor Noah noted his frustration at the shooter's claim that he wasn't motivated by racism . "Your...

Late Night Blasts Ted Cruz Photo Op
Late Night Blasts
Ted Cruz Photo Op

Late Night Blasts Ted Cruz Photo Op

'Most people just drove away when he tried showing them his vacation photos'

(Newser) - Late-night hosts who were on vacation during Ted Cruz's Cancun trip last week couldn't have been happier with the Texas senator's weekend photo op. Cruz had shared photos showing him meeting with first responders and putting water in people's vehicles with the hashtag #TexasStrong, which only...

Late Night Has Beef With Conservatives Pouncing on Texas Windmills

Hosts ridicule idea that renewable energy is to blame for blackouts

(Newser) - Many late night hosts are taking time off for Presidents' Day, but not Jimmy Kimmel and Trevor Noah, both of whom took issue Wednesday with the wrongful blame being placed on renewable energy as Texas' power grid is overwhelmed.
  • "I know people were praying for Texas to go blue,
...

For Late Night, It's 'the End of an Error'
Late Night Goes to Town
on 'End of an Error' 
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Late Night Goes to Town on 'End of an Error'

The takeaway: 'Take him away'

(Newser) - Late night hosts made no attempt to hide their glee on Tuesday night, with hours left in Donald Trump's presidency. Jimmy Kimmel called it "the end of an error" and questioned whether the presidency was worth it for Trump. "Six years ago, we were all perfectly fine...

Stephen Colbert: My Heart Is Broken

Late-night hosts rip Trump's speech, lawsuits

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert couldn't find much to laugh about Thursday following President's Trump speech . Two minutes into his monologue, the Late Show host was fighting back tears. After summarizing Trump's "nonsensical" rant about the election being stolen from him, Colbert aired an old clip in which Trump...

Late-Night Hosts Rip Trump Over COVID

Seth Meyers jokes that hospital suite cost more than president's tax bill

(Newser) - Late-night hosts skewered President Trump on Monday over a staged photo op meant to show him working inside Walter Reed Military Medical Hospital; his decision to ride past supporters in an SUV, potentially exposing Secret Service members to the coronavirus; and his assurance that Americans are "gonna beat" the...

Katie Hill Threatens Lawsuit Over Nude Photos

Cease-and-desist letter sent to Daily Mail

(Newser) - British tabloids have started taking an interest in Rep. Katie Hill's complicated private life—and the Democrat is threatening to sue one of them over nude photos. Her lawyers sent a cease-and-desist letter to the Daily Mail Thursday after it published intimate photos online that were allegedly of Hill...

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...

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...

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...

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,
...

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...

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 ...

Daily Show Envisions Sean Spicer as Kindergarten Teacher
Daily Show Gives
Sean Spicer a 
New Career
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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...

Meet Tomi Lahren, Rising Star of the Right
Meet Tomi Lahren,
Rising Star of the Right
the rundown

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...

The Moment the Daily Show Found Its Voice


The Moment
the Daily Show
Found Its Voice
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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...

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...

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...

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