- Barack Obama won re-election, just like South Park predicted.
- The Daily Show, Colbert, Conan, Key & Peele, and The Chris Gethard Show all covered the election.
- Newly-re-elected Joe Biden is coming to Parks and Recreation. Unfortunately, he won't be squaring off with Ron Swanson.
- Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader are making another movie together.
- Michael Ian Black debuted his new 4AM Adult Swim infomercial parody You're Here.
- Maria Bamford is releasing a new stand-up special, recorded in her living room in front of only her parents.
- We rounded up 13 great stand-up comedy bits about Star [...]
The Daily Show and The Colbert Report covered the election live last night and were able to announce Barack Obama's victory by the time the first show was a few minutes in. Here's the star-studded intro to The Daily Show, featuring Soledad O'Brien, Patrick Stewart, and Anderson Cooper and his golden saxophone.
With the big networks pre-empting their late night shows for non-comedic election coverage, TBS's Conan was the only other late night show to tackle the election last night (although the episode was taped in the afternoon). Check out some election highlights from last night's live installments of The Daily Show and Colbert, and pre-taped Conan after the [...]
Just Jared has compiled a list of which celebrities are voting for which presidential candidate (the choices are Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, for those who haven't been keeping up). It's no surprise that much of Hollywood tends to gravitate towards Obama, and the comedy industry does too, in particular. We've whittled out all the boring, dreary non-comedy people from Just Jared's list to give you this list of who all the big comedians are putting down on their ballots. Voting for whoever your favorite celebrity chooses is how democracy works now, so make sure you examine this list closely before heading to the polls:
Barack Obama's comedy [...]
Here's a promo for Mitt Romney's star-studded political event, the Rom-Paign-U-Bration Last-Minute Election Celebra-Jam, which proves once and for all the Democrats aren't the only ones who can book cool celebrities on the campaign trail. I'm sure Obama would kill for George Costanza's mom's endorsement.
Once again, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report will be reporting live on election night on Tuesday, marking the sixth presidential election (since 1992) that Comedy Central is covering live. The shows will air live at 11 and 11:30 on the East Coast, 8 and 8:30 on the West Coast. The Daily Show's coverage is called "Election Night 2012: This Ends Now," while Colbert's is "Election 2012: A Nation Votes, Ohio Decides; The Re-Presidenting of America: Who Will Replace Obama? ‘012!" This should easily top the election coverage from the so-called "real news," whose journalists "with credentials" aren't half as good at coming up with these funny, really [...]