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This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: Empires and De-Boots

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 time, Empire takes 2015 by storm and Jon Stewart discusses the Paris attacks.  … 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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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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A Brief History of Jon Stewart’s Side Projects

This week marks the release of Rosewater, Jon Stewart’s flawed but interesting feature filmmaking debut. As a serious-minded political thriller, it’s a bit of a departure for Stewart, who is primarily known as a talk-show host and stand-up comic — but his CV is more diverse than you might think. We took a look back at a few of his lesser-known (or, in some cases, all but forgotten) side projects. … Read More

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Jon Stewart’s ‘Rosewater’ Isn’t as Smart as Its Director

Jon Stewart is, by all accounts, a smart guy. In interviews, he comes across as not just funny, but also thoughtful, articulate, and insightful. He co-wrote two astute and breathlessly funny books with his Daily Show staff, and before that, an even better collection of witty short pieces that rivals the best of Woody Allen and S.J. Perlman. And he hosts one of the savviest and most reliably brainy satires in television history, a show which, to a great extent, established the model of using both humor and context to create “explainer” commentary (a style extended by everyone from Rachel Maddow to Stewart’s former colleague John Oliver). And though such commentary often explicates and educates, we rarely get the sense that Stewart is talking down to us — which is why it’s such a disappointment that Rosewater, his debut film as a writer/director, is so often pitched and played like a carefully dumbed-down TV movie. … Read More

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Jon Stewart Welcomes New Sponsor Koch Industries

Television advertising is a tricky business. You want to make sure you’re placing ads carefully, painstakingly targeted to the… Read More

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Kristen Schaal Investigates Ludicrous, Insulting Dating-Themed Republican Ads on ‘The Daily Show’

It may come as a shock, but republican ads for the upcoming midterm elections are really pandering to the… Read More

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‘The Daily Show’ Announces New Cast Members Hasan Minhaj and Trevor Noah

The Daily Show has announced that they’re adding some new meat to the show. Starting in November, comedians Hasan Minhaj… Read More

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