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How 'Inside Amy Schumer' Fought — and Won — to Get "Pussy" on TV

Over the weekend, Amy Schumer and the writers/producers of Inside Amy Schumer sat down for a Paley Center panel all about the show, and it turns out we have them to thank for finally reaching true gender equality on Comedy Central. Prior to the second season of Schumer's show, the network bleeped the word "pussy" but often allowed the word "dick" to air uncensored — a policy that struck the writers and executive producer Dan Powell as unfair. From Vulture's recap:

"Dan decided that it wasn't fair that they bleep the word 'pussy,'" said Amy Schumer. "Because you are allowed to say the word 'dick' on Comedy Central," [...]

Jon Stewart and John Cleese Discuss Why Nothing Matters and There Is No Hope

Here's the extended version of John Cleese's fantastic interview from last night's Daily Show, which is full of great reminders about why nothing really matters in life as well as why Cleese would choose quality time with his Maine Coons over a date with a politician any day: "If somebody said 'Would you like to have dinner with David Cameron?' I would say no…I would like to play with my cats."

Jon Hamm Reveals His Love for Bodega Cats on '@midnight'

Comedy Central's @midnight kicked off its week of shows in New York City last night with guests Nikki Glaser, John Mulaney, and Judah Friedlander, and during "Rapid Refresh" the show got a special surprise appearance from Jon Hamm and his unending love for cats — particularly the bodega cats featured on Tumblr.

Check Out 'The Daily Show's New Texas-Themed Opening Titles

The Daily Show kicked off its week in Austin, Texas last night, and the show began with the above Western-inspired opening title sequence featuring the Daily Show news team and some special guests. Watch more from the episode below:

Let Stephen Colbert Run You Through a Typical 'Colbert Report' Workday

Slate just launched a new podcast called Working that explores the typical workdays of various celebrities, and the very first episode features Colbert Report host and Late Show successor Stephen Colbert. Colbert offers a detailed run-through of his average day (and night) on his Comedy Central show, and you'll learn a lot about his views on scripts that don't work out (he calls them "bad girlfriends") and how he greets all of his guests: "I always say the same thing: 'I do the show in character. He's an idiot, he's willfully ignorant of what you know and care about. Please honestly disabuse me of my ignorance and we'll have [...]

Watch the Trailer for Season 2 of Comedy Central's 'Broad City'

The long wait is almost over: Comedy Central released the first full trailer for Broad City's second season today, which has an official premiere date of Wednesday, January 14th. The trailer features Abbi, Ilana, and some Broad City regulars like Hannibal Buress and Paul W. Downs as well as special guest appearances by Orange Is the New Black's Kimiko Glenn, Susie Essman, and Seth Rogen.

Ben Stiller Accidentally Guest Stars on '@midnight'

Chris Hardwick's week of @midnight episodes in New York City is certainly shaping up to be star-studded, but last night's special guest Ben Stiller was more of an accident than a planned appearance. At least Stiller definitely knows what @midnight is and the name of its host, whose work on SNL he truly admires.

Stephen Colbert Announces His Last 'Colbert Report' Episode Will Be December 18th

During last night's Colbert Report, Stephen took a moment to shamelessly hawk the paperback edition of his 2012 book America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't, but not without good reason: Colbert announced that the official date for the final episode of the show is now Thursday, December 18th. "Stephen Colbert, the guy you've seen here every night for nine years, will be gone. All you'll have left of me is this book."

Five 'SNL' Cast Members Who Were Also 'Daily Show' Correspondents

In its 40 years of scouting talent from The Groundlings, Second City, and standup clubs, SNL has never felt any competition in the major leagues of comedy star-making. When The Daily Show debuted on Comedy Central in 1996, however, Lorne Michaels and company finally met their match, with stars like Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Rob Corddry, and Ed Helms all carving out their niches on the mock news show. Over the summer these two worlds officially collided when The Daily Show poached SNL writer Michael Che and elevated him to onscreen status as its newest correspondent, only to see Che swap back to SNL to [...]

'The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore' Adds Head Writer Robin Thede

Comedy Central's upcoming late night show The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore just hired its head writer. The network announced today that Robin Thede has joined the Minority Report staff as head writer following news that former Daily Show showrunner Rory Albanese will serve as executive producer. A graduate of Second City and iO, Thede recently served as head writer for The Queen Latifah Show and also wrote for Real Husbands of Hollywood and Chris Rock at the 2014 BET Awards, and she's appeared on Hot in Cleveland, Key and Peele, and The Goodwin Games. Thede's hiring is especially exciting considering that most of today's late [...]

Stephen Colbert Reveals Prescott Pharmaceuticals' Latest Cancer-Causing Creation

A town in Chile discovered their water supply was loaded with arsenic, which actually resulted in a 50% drop in breast cancer deaths. Stephen Colbert responded to this news last night in a new "Cheating Death" segment by unveiling his own liquid cure-all care of Prescott Pharmaceuticals called Chernobyl Springs. It's not proven to cure cancer, but it's still water full of dangerous chemicals, so good enough right?

Watch Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Live Election Night Coverage

Both The Daily Show and The Colbert Report aired live election episodes last night for what turned out to be a painful day for Democrats. Above, watch The Daily Show's expert pundit panel Aasif Mandvi, Jessica Williams, John Hodgman, and Jordan Klepper break down some of the election results, then click through to watch more highlights from both episodes.

'The Daily Show' and 'The Colbert Report' Will Air Live Episodes on Election Night

Election Day is right around the corner, and Comedy Central announced today that they'll be celebrating with live episodes of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. Both episodes will air during their usual time slots and have equally amazing names for their special election coverage — The Daily Show with Jon Stewart's "Democalypse 2014: America Remembers It Forgot to Vote" and The Colbert Report's "Midterms '014: Detour to Gridlock: An Exciting Thing That I Am Totally Interested In– Wait! Don't Change the Channel. Look at This Video of a Duckling Following a Cat Dressed Like a Shark Riding a Roomba! '014!" Chairman of the Republican National Committee [...]

Google's Response to Stephen Colbert's Lawsuit Threat Is Pretty Perfect

Last week, Stephen Colbert took some time during an episode of The Colbert Report to call out Google CEO Larry Page for getting his height wrong, and it looks like Google has finally responded to Colbert and his lawsuit threats by revising his height — but not to the true 5'11 he demanded. A search for Colbert's height now results in "5' 10.5" (1.79m -ish)" with height comparisons to Jon Stewart ("Shorter"), "circus freak" Conan O'Brien, and of course Larry Page, who is still winning the height game over Colbert by that pivotal half inch. The Colbert Report is airing reruns this week, so it looks like Page [...]