Few would disagree that we're in living in a golden age of political comedy — or at least that politics are more important to comedy today than ever before. When historians write about humor in the early twenty-first century, the names of Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and Bill Maher will definitely be key players. And just as noteworthy will be the fact that a large majority of this humor has come at the expense of conservatives, and often to the benefit of liberals.
No matter if you’re on the left or right, pretty much everyone agrees that liberals dominate political satire and humorous commentary (at least in popularity), but [...]
An episode of Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef's political satire show El Bernameg (The Program) was pulled last week because the show apparently violated the policies of the privately owned network, CBC. A few minutes before Friday night's episode was set to air, a broadcaster on the network said the episode wouldn't be airing because Youssef and his producer "insist on continuing to not commit to the editorial policy" of the network.
The show had been on a four-month hiatus over the summer, missing much of the chaos that ensued when the country's Islamist president Mohammed Morsi was toppled in July. Morsi had a been a frequent target of Youssef's attacks, but now [...]
The Daily Show's long absent and much missed Women's Correspondent Kristen Schaal stopped by the show last night to talk about Halloween costumes. And things get pretty sexy.
Here's a bit from last night's Daily Show in which Jon Stewart's segment about the new pope is interrupted by someone else looking to replace an old man at his job: John Oliver. Hopefully, John Oliver just spends the whole rest of his time on The Daily Show standing right behind Jon Stewart and talking in that creepy voice about replacing him.
After his June 6th show, Jon Stewart left The Daily Show for a three month hiatus to direct his first movie, the geopolitical prison drama Rosewater, but he's finally back tonight. This is the longest break Stewart has taken from the series since he started hosting it in 1999. Temp host John Oliver did an amazing job and will be missed now that he's just a correspondent now, but it'll be nice to see Stewart back behind the desk. Expect John Oliver to pop up in tonight's episode for a bit where he pretends to be upset with Jon Stewart for taking the show away from him.