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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."

Inside the Secret Technology that Makes 'The Daily Show' and 'Last Week Tonight' Work

When you’re watching The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, or Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, you often see these comedians contextualize their commentary with short, specific news clips, like John Oliver’s use of a 5-second clip from a Bloomberg TV news show — just long enough to catch a newscaster saying “March Madness now brings in over a billion dollars in TV ad revenue” — in his recent NCAA segment.

Have you ever wondered where these clips come from? Does one Last Week Tonight employee watch hours of TV in the hopes that someone will drop a reference to the annual March [...]

Will Ferrell Advises Jon Stewart to Leave 'The Daily Show' as Soon as Possible

To promote his new film Get Hard, Will Ferrell visited last night's Daily Show (wearing an amazing Zach Galifianakis shirt) and was brutally honest with Jon Stewart about his decision to leave the show: "I just want to address the fact that you had the guts to look at yourself in the mirror and say 'Jon, it's not working' … Now you haven't announced when you're leaving, but don't take your time. I'd leave by if not the end of this week, by next week."

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.

Inside the Big-Time Ambitions of 'Big Time in Hollywood, FL'

At first blush, Comedy Central's newest scripted series, Big Time in Hollywood, FL, may seem like another entry into the category of Young Slackers Getting into Wacky Daily Misadventures. But the show's creators, Alex Anfanger and Dan Schimpf, have a much grander scheme in play. With the successful web series Next Time on Lonny under their collective belt, Anfanger and Schimpf set out to finally create a show six years in the making. Big Time is a serialized comedy about two wannabe filmmaker brothers who get caught up in multi-layered plot that forces them into adulthood for the first time in their lives. The show boasts a heavy dose of [...]

Aidy Bryant and Conner O'Malley Appeared on Last Night's 'Broad City' Finale

Broad City's season 2 finale aired last night, and among the special guests were SNL cast member Aidy Bryant and Late Night writer Conner O'Malley as the last couple Abbi and Ilana would want to run into at a restaurant. It's probably safe to say that Aidy and Conner aren't this kind of couple offscreen considering they're a little too busy to get upset over things like unanswered Facebook event invites.

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.

'The Nightly Show' Responds to Starbucks' Canceled "Race Together" Campaign

Last night's Nightly Show took a closer look at Starbucks' recent attempt to start a conversation about race through their "Race Together" campaign, which the company canceled after one week. Going off Starbucks' misguided idea that coffee and awkward conversations always go well together, Nightly Show correspondents Ricky Velez and Mike Yard were sent out to a bunch of New York coffee shops to start up some awkward conversations of their own.