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Larry Wilmore and the 'Nightly Show' Panel Explore Some Unconventional College Majors

Last night's Nightly Show took on the topic of of the value of a college degree and skyrocketing tuition costs, and during the panel, Wilmore (wearing a beautiful spandex suit) ran some unconventional degrees by guests Kurt Metzger, Fareed Zakaria, and Anya Kamenetz for a game of "B.A. or B.S." Watch another clip from the panel below:

Justin Willman and Doug Benson Blew Some Minds Doing Magic Tricks at a Pot Dispensary

Here's a clip from tonight's Justin Willman Comedy Central special, Sleight of Mind, in which the comedian/magician truly blows some very stoned minds at a pot dispensary. Check out our full interview with Willman here for more about the special and how he wrangled up these eager magic fans.

Watch Some Clips from Last Night's 'Roast of Justin Bieber'

Comedy Central's Roast of Justin Bieber aired last night, and well…who knew a Justin Bieber roast might actually be funny? From brutal jokes by SNL's Pete Davidson ("I lost my dad on 9/11 and I always regretted growing up without a dad. Until I met your dad, Justin. Now I'm glad mine's dead") to undying honesty from Hannibal Buress ("I hate your music more than Bill Cosby hates my comedy") to special appearances by Ron Burgundy and even Dave Chappelle, the night was full of plenty of surprises at Bieber's expense. Check out more clips from the roast below:

Trevor Noah Named the Next Host of 'The Daily Show'

The next host of The Daily Show has been chosen. According to The New York Times, South African standup and current Daily Show contributor Trevor Noah has officially been named the next Daily Show host and will take over for Jon Stewart when he leaves sometime this year. "I’m thrilled for the show and for Trevor," Stewart said in a statement. "He’s a tremendous comic and talent that we’ve loved working with." Noah made his Daily Show debut in November and has appeared on the show three times. "We talked to women. We talked to men. We found in Trevor the best person for the job," Comedy [...]

Hasan Minhaj Heads to Oregon to Meet Sugar Bob the Stoned Deer

Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj recently traveled to Oregon to investigate a once-in-a-lifetime story of how legalized medical marijuana is destroying society through a deer named Sugar Bob, who seems to enjoy getting high and eating stolen candy. It's a shame that marijuana is tearing our country apart one deer at a time like this, but hopefully Minhaj's report will shed some light on this growing problem.

Here's a Deleted Scene from 'Inside Amy Schumer' Season 1 Featuring Nikki Glaser

Inside Amy Schumer returns to Comedy Central later this month, but in the meantime, here's an exclusive deleted scene from the season 1 and 2 DVD set out today. From season 1, the clip features Nikki Glaser as an all-around wonderful person and Schumer as, well…a condescending jerk. The new season premieres on Tuesday, April 21st, and you can watch a teaser below:

Being at the Intersection of Comedy and Magic with Justin Willman

When I was first asked to interview Justin Willman about his comedy special, Sleight of Mouth I was like, “Okay, cool!” Then I found out he was a magician and I was, like, “Oh. A magician?” Maybe I’m in the minority here, but magic isn’t really my jam. I’m not too proud to admit, however, that I was wrong. Very wrong. I had a chance to preview Willman’s special, which premiers on Comedy Central tonight at 12:30am, and I am now truly excited to tell my friends about it. Justin isn’t just an outstanding magician, he does magic in a way that’s fresh and new, and dare I say… cool? [...]

Check Out Some Clips from Tonight's Comedy Central 'Roast of Justin Bieber'

Try to contain your excitement, because Comedy Central's Roast of Justin Bieber finally airs tonight at 10:00pm. In the meantime, check out some sneak peeks from the roast below featuring Hannibal Buress, Natasha Leggero, Shaquille O'Neal, roastmaster Kevin Hart, Martha Stewart, and more:

Talking with '@midnight's First #PointsMe Winner Chris Cubas

Back in January, Comedy Central's @midnight launched a new contest called #PointsMe, in which fans and aspriring @midnight contestants took to Twitter, Vine, Instagram, Facebook, and Tumblr to try out for an appearance on the show. "I think in the ideal scenario, we'd like to find someone who hasn't quite achieved mass exposure," @midnight co-creator, executive producer, and head writer Alex Blagg told us. "If we could break new talent who just organically come out of social media and we put them on and they do well, that would just be really exciting and fun for us as a way to play off what I consider to [...]

Plan Your 'Broad City' NYC Tour with This Handy Map

If you're sad that Broad City's second season is already over on Comedy Central, Thrillest has made it extremely easy for you to relive it all thanks to their handy interactive Broad City map. The map includes all the locations featured during season 2 — everything from Abbi's workplace Soulstice (Chalk Gyms in Williamsburg) to the manhole Ilana and her mom traveled to for top-notch counterfeit handbags. Check out the map below, then head over to Thrillest for a complete breakdown of all the hot spots.

Jordan Klepper Cashes in on the Bigoted Indiana Pizzeria Craze

While Memories Pizza in Indiana was the target of much outrage following its anti-gay comments in a local news report last week, it's also received nearly a million dollars in donations from bigoted supporters nationwide. Jumping on the financial opportunity, Jordan Klepper filed a new report on last night's Daily Show and introduced Jon to a few of his new businesses: "I'm just a liberty-loving American trying to serve some home-cooked food with a dash of charm and a pinch of absolutely no immigrants. Also, I don't know…no Muslims."

Natasha Leggero Plays a Flirtatious Widow in This 'Another Period' Sneak Peek

Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome's new Comedy Central show Another Period premieres this summer, and today the network released the first sneak peek featuring Leggero as a widow who flirts with a rich Newport man played by Tim Heidecker and Michael Ian Black as a butler who always knows when to bring the custard. Another Period debuts on Comedy Central Tuesday, June 23rd.

Comedy Central Reportedly Considered Amy Poehler, Louis C.K., and Amy Schumer to Take Over 'The Daily Show'

Comedy Central revealed this morning that Daily Show contributor Trevor Noah is set to replace Jon Stewart when he leaves the show this year, and according to Grantland's Bill Simmons, Noah was considered among some huge comedy stars: Amy Poehler, Louis C.K., and Amy Schumer. As Simmons notes, both C.K. and Poehler were probably not the most realistic candidates for the gig, but had Schumer been offered the opportunity prior to making her new film Trainwreck with Judd Apatow, who knows what could've happened? In any case, Noah is an excellent choice for the job, and Schumer agrees.

Watch Jon Stewart Say Goodbye to Jason Jones on 'The Daily Show'

After ten years as a correspondent, Jason Jones made his final appearance on The Daily Show last night, and Jon Stewart gave a proper tribute to all the silly and silly-serious segments he's done over the years. "Nothing makes my job easier than knowing there is someone there who I can always go to and always count on who's gonna deliver the funny, the smart, the everything," Stewart told him. "You were always that dude."