Jon Stewart

George Clooney Is Just an “OK” Kisser, According to J.Lo

George Clooney is skilled at many things: acting, penning angry take-downs of British tabloids, throwing lavish wedding parties on… Read More

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Larry Wilmore’s First ‘Nightly Show': Not Perfect, But Very Promising

With the instant feedback of Twitter and recaps passing firm judgment from the very first moments of a new television show, pressure is immense on the new crop of late-night talkers — Larry Wilmore’s Nightly Show, James Corden’s Late Late Show, and Stephen Colbert’s Late Show — to hit the ground running; you can hardly imagine these hosts getting the weeks (or even months) that it took for Conan O’Brien or David Letterman to find their footing, their voice, and their shows. So it’s worth nothing that the very first joke on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore was this quote-worthy barb, on the troublingly homogenous Oscar nominations: “They’re so white, a grand jury has decided not to indict them.” In its inaugural outing, Wilmore’s show still displayed some roughness (or, more accurately, a bit too much smoothness). But at its best, The Nightly Show brings a welcome edge and missing voice to the late-night landscape. Or, as Wilmore put it, “It’s Comedy Central’s worst nightmare: a brother finally gets a show on late-night TV! But of course, he’s gotta work on Martin Luther King Day. Let’s do this!” … Read More

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The Spiritual Ennui of Stephen Colbert’s High-Wire Performance

Goodbye, “Stephen Colbert!” Hello Stephen Colbert, person and brand new host of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. On the occasion of the passing of “Stephen Colbert” — pronounced the French way, name always in scare quotes — a significant amount of ink has been spilled on his genius; however, we also noticed that when it came to the Flavorwire staff, a significant amount of us had, well, fatigue regarding the “Stephen Colbert” narrative as the rogue truthiness hero in the media. Can you keep well-honed satire sharp and dangerous for nearly a decade? Should you? While there’s no denying that “Stephen Colbert” was a performance for the ages, are we going to miss The Colbert Report? Here are some reasons why we’re ready for Stephen Colbert, the man. … Read More

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This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: Marnie Pan Live

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, some live musicals and Star Wars talk to take your mind off this terrible, terrible week. … Read More

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Jon Stewart on Eric Garner: “We Are Definitely Not Living in A Post-Racial Society”

Yesterday was yet another difficult day for America. The white officer who killed Eric Garner was given a break… Read More

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Flavorwire’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: 50 Gifts for 50 Cultural Icons

It’s that time of year again: the season of the holiday gift guide. And in keeping with tradition, if you’re looking for a present for that special cultural icon of yours (or just someone who reminds you of a certain famous face), Flavorwire has you covered. Here are our gift recommendations for some of the year’s biggest names in culture, whether they be naughty, nice, or lurking somewhere in… Read More

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Watch Jon Stewart Get Chummy with Stephen Colbert on ‘The Colbert Report’

This may be hard to believe, but Jon Stewart has never appeared as a proper guest on The Colbert Report. It’s… Read More

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Stephen Colbert Smells Like Persimmons and ‘The Hobbit': 20 Things We Learned From Jon Stewart’s Reddit AMA

Jon Stewart’s directorial debut Rosewater opened nationwide today, and with a major release to plug comes the best kind of publicity opportunity: a Reddit AMA! The Daily Show‘s host dished to the Internet on why he likes hanging out with Bill O’Reilly, his favorite foods, and what Stephen Colbert smells like (spoiler: not as good as Don Rickles). Click through for the hour-long chat’s highlights. … Read More

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