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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 »

After Tweet Mess, Comedy Central Backs Trevor Noah

Critics go after old jokes as racist, misogynistic

(Newser) - Yesterday, Comedy Central announced that Trevor Noah would be taking over the Daily Show , a fresh, biracial—albeit male—face to add to the late-night pantheon. But that was yesterday. Today, there's a tempest brewing over Noah's Twitter account, in which he says things like this, as spotted... More »

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 »

Daily Show Flaw: Laughing at Politics Isn't Enough

Clive Crook writes that jokes are fine, but so is a little engagement

(Newser) - Jon Stewart has been the subject of countless glowing, even saintly, tributes since he's announced his imminent retirement from the Daily Show, but Clive Crook offers a bit of a counterpoint at Bloomberg View . Stewart, according to conventional wisdom, has shaped the views of an entire generation, one that... 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 »

Here's Jon Stewart Announcing His Departure

Audience apparently had no idea

(Newser) - News of Jon Stewart's departure from The Daily Show arrived before the show aired last night. But those in the studio audience hadn't heard the news when last night's episode was taped earlier in the day, and it seems they were caught unawares. Stewart announced that he... More »

Jon Stewart Retiring From Daily Show

He leaves sometime in 2015, after 15 years

(Newser) - Jon Stewart is retiring from the Daily Show later this year. He reportedly revealed the big news during the taping of tonight's episode, reports the AV Club . In a statement to Politico , a Comedy Central exec confirms that Stewart will step down at a still-unspecified date after more than... More »

Anne Hathaway, Jon Stewart Get the Giggles

Her description of 'Song One' sets them both off

(Newser) - Anne Hathaway's new movie, Song One, deals with some pretty serious stuff—but something about the way Hathaway described it to Jon Stewart on the The Daily Show last night struck them both as funny, and once they descended into the giggles, there was no stopping. Hathaway was explaining... More »

Stewart Applauds Hebdo's 'Act of Courage'

Says no matter the outrage in discourse, satirists on 'Team Civilization'

(Newser) - Jon Stewart paid a touching homage on last night's Daily Show to the victims of yesterday's Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, saying, "I know very few people go into comedy as an act of courage, mainly because it shouldn't have to be … an act of... More »

Jon Stewart Rewrites Koch Bros' Daily Show Ad

His version isn't quite as flattering

(Newser) - Jon Stewart just realized the Koch brothers have been running ads for Koch Industries during the Daily Show —so Wednesday night he ran the ad in full ... then ran a slightly different version:
  • "We're Koch Industries: not just an energy company, we're in your food, in
... More »

'Bad Jon' Stewart Screams at Staffers: New Book

He's 'anything but warm and fuzzy,' staffers say

(Newser) - It may be hard for Jon Stewart fans to imagine, but the beloved Daily Show host is "anything but warm and fuzzy," according to staffers quoted in Lisa Rogak’s new biography of the comedian, Angry Optimist: The Life and Times of Jon Stewart. One tells the story... More »

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