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Larry Wilmore, Issa Rae, Marina Franklin, and More Discuss Black Women in the Workplace

To close out Black History Month, last night The Nightly Show explored some of the many issues black women face today. Wilmore was joined by The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl's Issa Rae — who currently has a pilot order with Wilmore at HBO — as well as Fordham professor Christina Greer, New York Live's Jacque Reid, and comedian Marina Franklin to tackle Patricia Arquette's Oscars speech and some of the obstacles black women face in workforce. Rae's thoughts: "If I were a white guy, I would rule this world right now." Watch the panel discuss black women and dating below:

Conan O'Brien Tells Jon Stewart About His Trip to Cuba

Conan O'Brien visited The Daily Show last night to talk about next week's Conan special in Cuba, and it turns out that O'Brien and his crew almost didn't make it into the country and got stuck in a tiny building watching Gilmore Girls in Spanish. Thanks to some luck and friendly Canadians, the whole trip worked out just fine. The Daily Show also dedicated its Moment of Zen to O'Brien in a throwback clip of him on The Jon Stewart Show in 1994:

Farley Gets Her Own Makeover Show on Tomorrow Night's 'Kroll Show'

Here's a sneak peek of tomorrow's brand new episode of Kroll Show, in which Farley (Chelsea Peretti) finally gets her moment in the spotlight when she lands her very own fashion makeover show Look Like Dis. Her first fashion-challenged guest is attorney Ruth Diamond Phillips (Jenny Slate), who seems extremely eager to get Look Like Dis'd by the best. Catch the full episode tomorrow night at 10:30pm.

Staying Busy with 'Broad City's Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson

It's been a little over a year since Broad City premiered on Comedy Central, and since then stars Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson have been working nonstop. A lot has happened in the past year including a live tour and production on their second 10-episode season, and with with a season 3 already in the works, at least we have one Comedy Central gem that has no intention of going away anytime soon. I recently spoke with Glazer and Jacobson about what they learned from making season 1, how their show came to such a deft balance of New York City reality and absurdity, and their thoughts on [...]

Abbi and Ilana Get Trapped in the Internet on Next Week's 'Broad City'

From the New York City subway to laughing gas hallucinations to secret jazz clubs frozen in time, the Broad City ladies have gone on plenty of insane adventures this season, but next week's episode takes them on the most dangerous journey yet — the kind that happens when you spend too much time googling Judge Judy facts on the internet.

Ilana's Masturbation Session Gets Sabotaged on Next Week's 'Broad City'

Broad City has been pumping out nothing but excellence this season, and Comedy Central uploaded a sneak peek of next week's episode today that confirms the trend is far from over. This time we get an exclusive glimpse into Ilana's masturbation rituals, only this time she finds an unexpected surprise in the porn she pulls up on her computer.

TBS Orders Jason Jones and Samantha Bee's Comedy Pilot to Series; Jones Leaving 'Daily Show'

Good news for The Daily Show's Jason Jones and Samantha Bee: According to THR, the husband/wife duo just landed a 10-episode series order at TBS for their untitled comedy pilot, which is slated to premiere on the network later this year. Bee will write the pilot and executive produce while Jones will star as "unfiltered dad Nate, who packs his wife, Robin (The Following's Natalie Zea), along with their rebellious daughter Delilah (Louie's Ashley Gerasimovich) and simpleton son Jared (Liam Carroll, The Neighbors), into the family car for what Nate is convinced will be the adventure of a lifetime. Every leg of their trip, however, is fraught [...]

Win a Walk-On Role in an Upcoming 'Drunk History' Episode

If you've always wanted to dress up in period garb while a bunch of celebrities lip sync Drunk History tales, your opportunity has arrived. Drunk History's Stumble Into History contest will choose one winner to land a walk-on role in the show, and all you have to do is dress up as a historical figure from the official list (Abraham Lincoln, Patty Hearst, Walt Disney, and Harry Houdini, to name a few) and submit a video. The contest ends Sunday night, so head over to the Stumble Into History Facebook page for more information.

Justin Bieber Gets Egged in His First 'Comedy Central Roast' Promo

The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber airs on Monday, March 30th, and Comedy Central just released the first promo featuring Bieber (shirtless, of course) showing off how well he can take an egging just as well as he can dish it out. As for whether Bieber can take the cruel emotional abuse that insult comics do best, only time will tell.

'Daily Show' Co-Creator Lizz Winstead Says Stewart Turned the Show into "an Architectural Landmark"

In response to Jon Stewart's Daily Show retirement announcement, original TDS co-creator Lizz Winstead wrote a piece today called "Finally, He Gets His Moment of Zen" that's a warm appreciation for Stewart's dedication to the show, his staff, and material throughout his run as host. Winstead left the show prior to Stewart's hiring, but she credits him with turning The Daily Show into what it is today:

You are very clever Mister Jon Stewart. There are many wonderful things those think piece writers will say about Jon. The thing I like most is the joy that comes through when he speaks of his staff. I didn’t work [...]

Trevor Moore and That Awkward Conversation with Your Parents About Your Comedy

Trevor Moore, founding member of The Whitest Kids U' Know, returns to television at midnight on March 6th with a brand new one-hour Comedy Central musical special, High in Church. The show was recorded live at the Gramercy Theater in New York and incorporates a full band, backup singers, dancing girls and some truly hilarious music videos featuring Presidential cat assassinations, drunk texts and Moore and his pals accidentally tripping balls at a midnight mass. I talked to Moore about the special, his conservative upbringing, and the latest news on The Whitest Kids U' Know.

Jon Stewart to Rudy Giuliani: "You Know You're Not the Mayor of 9/11, Right?"

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani has recently come under fire for some offensive comments he made about President Obama's patriotism for America and that he didn't "live through September 11th," and Jon Stewart took him to task on last night's Daily Show to give him a friendly little reminder: "You know you're not the mayor of 9/11, right? You don't own 9/11. You don't own anything but the unique willingness to crassly exploit it."

Sarah Silverman, Steve Carell, and More Join Comedy Central's 'Night of Too Many Stars'

Comedy Central just revealed more celebrity guests slated to appear on the live annual benefit Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs. According to The Wrap, Steve Carell, Sarah Silverman, Steve Buscemi, Gilbert Gottfried, and Maya Rudolph are set to join Jon Stewart for the live show, while Fred Armisen, Andy Cohen, Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson, and Susan Sarandon have joined the lineup of the celebrity phone bank. The special airs on Comedy Central Sunday, March 8th at 8:00pm; previously announced guests include Louis C.K., Amy Schumer, Larry David, Bill Burr, Jon Hamm, John Oliver, Paul Rudd, and Martin Short.

Jessica Williams Is Not Interested in Hosting 'The Daily Show'

Since Jon Stewart announced that he's leaving his post at The Daily Show sometime this year, breakout correspondent Jessica Williams has been at the top of many fans' lists for possible candidates to take over the show. Unfortunately, if you're rooting for Williams, there's one important person who disagrees with you: Jessica Williams: "Fact 1: I'm not hosting," she said via Twitter last night, explaining:

Thank you but I am extremely under-qualified for the job! At this age (25) if something happens politically that I don't agree with, I need to go to my room & like not come out for, like, 7 days. That being said [...]