Jon Stewart

Everything You Need to Know About New ‘Daily Show’ Host Trevor Noah

Last month, Jon Stewart announced that he would be retiring from The Daily Show by the end of the year. What followed were a few weeks of rampant speculation, hopeful predictions, and Internet disagreements about who would replace him. Monday morning, Comedy Central revealed the new host: Trevor Noah. Thirty-one-year-old Noah, who originally hails from South Africa, joined The Daily Show as a recurring contributor in December, appearing on-screen in only three segments before the news was announced — so this is a huge promotion. But through these segments and his stand-up performances, Noah has demonstrated that he’s a solid choice for the job.… Read More

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Inside the Weird World of Twitter’s Celebrity-Impersonating “Parody” Accounts

At 4:50 on the afternoon of March 1, @BillMurray tweeted a joke to his 497,000 Twitter followers: “I always say ‘morning’ instead of ‘good morning.’ If it were a good morning I’d still be in bed instead of talking to people.” His fans responded enthusiastically. “I knew we’d have something in common,” replied one follower; “Thanks for the laughs this am,” replied another. A third took the opportunity for a personal connection: “I watched Meatballs today for the first time in roughly 30 years. It was a good morning with some good memories.” In all, the joke was re-tweeted 1,243 times, and 1,587 Twitter users favorited it.

There’s only one problem: the person tweeting as @BiIIMurray isn’t really Bill Murray. As those with even a passing knowledge of the comedian and actor’s personality could guess, Bill Murray isn’t on Twitter. But “Bill Murray” is. … Read More

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Polls Show Americans Want Tina Fey to Host ‘The Daily Show’

The polls are closed and the votes are in: America’s choice to replace Jon Stewart once he departs from … Read More

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Jon Stewart Injects Some Much-Needed Humor Into WWE’s ‘Raw’

You don’t even have to be a wrestling fan to be aware that something’s been brewing between WWE star Seth Rollins and The Daily Show host Jon Stewart. A few weeks ago, Rollins publicly remarked that he would be a better host of TDS than Stewart. In response, Stewart cut a (pretty spot-on) promo. Then, Rollins showed up in the Daily Show studio to interrupt the Moment of Zen, and last night, Stewart appeared on WWE’s Raw (which took place in Newark) to defend himself. This certainly isn’t the first time that Raw has had a special guest show up (recent months have featured everyone from Kathie Lee and Hoda to Grumpy Cat to Larry the Cable Guy) but none of those appearances were memorable. Stewart, however, was a funny, affable, and all-in guest in a well-written segment, proving that WWE’s problem with guest hosts has less to do with their product and than with the enthusiasm of the celebrity in question. … Read More

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This May Be One of Jon Stewart’s Best and Most All-Inclusive Tirades Against Fox News

Jon Stewart has made a comedy kingdom out of being vocally and sardonically baffled by the consistent hypocrisies and… Read More

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This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: Spies Play Dentist

There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This round, Jon Stewart begins his long goodbye and the Jennings demonstrate how marriage is, quite literally, like pulling teeth. … Read More

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Jon Stewart Picked the Perfect Moment to Leave ‘The Daily Show’

Comedy, as even the greenest open-mic comic can tell you, is all about timing. And timing isn’t just about how long to pause before a punchline or how long to let a heckler ramble before clobbering them; it’s about knowing when to get the hell offstage, and how to close with your strongest material. For just over 16 years now, Jon Stewart has carved out an inestimable niche as a satirist, media commentator, and talk show host — but he’s still a stand-up comedian at heart, and you’ve gotta give his surprising-but-not-surprising Daily Show retirement announcement this much: it’s perfectly timed. After a decade and a half of exquisitely executed double takes and deadpans, Stewart knew when it was time to say, “Thank you, goodnight!” and head to the… Read More

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