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Larry Wilmore Examines the Baltimore Police Department's History of Rough Riding

Here's a clip from last night's Nightly Show, in which Larry Wilmore takes a closer look at the Baltimore PD's documented past of "rough riding," or driving their cop cars recklessly with the intention of harming, and sometimes even killing, their detainees. It's just one of the many things that make the Baltimore riots more complex than they seem on the surface, or as Wilmore says: "Now look, guys, I know we need to move forward and focus on the future. I get that. But I don't think we can fully move forward on this issue until we look back."

Deranged Billionaire John Hodgman Leaves 'The Daily Show' for Mars

Here's a clip from last night's Daily Show featuring resident billionaire John Hodgman, who says his goodbyes before moving on to a high-profile gated community on Mars. If you try to make sense of Hodgman's journey, don't waste your time: "I wouldn't think about it too hard, Jon. It's very deep."

Jon Stewart's Final 'Daily Show' Episode Is Thursday, August 6th

Jon Stewart announced some very important news during last night's Daily Show: His final episode before new host Trevor Noah takes over is Thursday, August 6th. Check out the full announcement above, then head over to The Daily Show's Omaze page to find out how you can enter a chance to win two tickets to Stewart's farewell episode.

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? [...]

Colin Quinn Drops by 'The Nightly Show' as Pinocchio

Last night's Nightly Show took a closer look at Bruce Jenner's coming-out interview with Diane Sawyer, so during the show Wilmore invited Pinocchio to the desk to give some perspective as a man who once made a very public transition of his own. Pinocchio comes out as a strong supporter of Jenner: "Before we begin, Bruce, you're a hero. Good on you. The puppet-to-real boy community supports you."

Watch 'Inside Amy Schumer's Perfect 'Friday Night Lights' Parody

Season 3 of Inside Amy Schumer premiered on Comedy Central last night, and if the above Friday Night Lights parody is any indication, we can expect another fantastic season from Schumer and crew. In the sketch, guest star Josh Charles — who appeared last season in the Sorkin parody "The Foodroom" — joins Schumer for some spot-on small town football drama, and the rest is better seen than explained. Like "A Very Realistic Military Game," "Football Town Nights" is proof that, in the hands of talented writers and performers, serious issues like sexism and rape culture can turn into comedy gold.

Jon Stewart Explains Why He's Leaving 'The Daily Show'

A little over two months after Jon Stewart announced he's leaving The Daily Show this year, The Guardian has a new interview out with Stewart that reveals why he decided to leave his 16-year late night post and his thoughts on the show's future. Here's what Stewart said when asked why he ultimately chose to leave:

"It’s not like I thought the show wasn’t working any more, or that I didn’t know how to do it. It was more, 'Yup, it’s working. But I’m not getting the same satisfaction' … These things are cyclical. You have moments of dissatisfaction, and then you come out of it and [...]

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.

'Inside Amy Schumer' Presents the Official Amy Schumer Doll

If you consider yourself a big Amy Schumer fan, here's an exciting new product that'll prove you love her more than anyone: The Official Amy Schumer Doll™! Just like the real Amy, the Official Amy Schumer Doll sleeps in until 1:00pm, often passes out in strangers' beds, and has a pair of skinny jeans in the back of her closet ready to wear for that one lucky day in the distant future. Catch the rest on this week's new episode of Inside Amy Schumer tomorrow night at 10:30pm.

Amy Schumer Reveals 'Inside Amy Schumer's Season 4 Renewal on 'Late Show'

Here's a clip from Amy Schumer's visit to last night's Late Show, where she reveals that her Comedy Central series has landed a fourth season renewal from the network ahead of its season 3 premiere tonight at 10:30pm. Watch another clip from Schumer's last visit with Dave below, in which she follows through on his simple request: "Since we probably won't be on the show together again, do something now that you'll regret."

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.