The Daily Show

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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Jessica Williams Is Not Ours — and She Shouldn’t Have to Be

The past three years have seen an astonishing amount of turnover in late-night television. David Letterman, Craig Ferguson, and now Jon Stewart have opted out; Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, and John Oliver have switched jobs. These changes have been, rightfully, used as an occasion to talk about the overwhelming white maleness of the late night landscape, in no small part because, Larry Wilmore and Chelsea Handler excepted, the main beneficiaries of one wave of white dudes resigning has been yet another wave of white dudes. It’s no wonder, then, that The Daily Show‘s legion of (largely progressive) fans seized on what seemed like a genuine shot at representation. … 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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Comedy Central Confirms that Jon Stewart Is Officially Leaving ‘The Daily Show’

During the taping of tonight’s episode of The Daily Show, it was rumored that Jon Stewart announced that he’ll… Read More

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Jon Stewart Takes on the Anti-Vaccine Crowd

Of all of the strange horrors that have already besieged us in 2015, perhaps the strangest is the case of… Read More

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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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