British superstar comic Eddie Izzard said today that intends to run for mayor of London in 2020. At the annual party conference for the Labour Party in the UK, Izzard said that he hopes to be the party's candidate in eight years. "Eddie is a man of enormous substance, generosity and conviction," said MP Tessa Jowell, who is expected to run for the job in 2016. "His decision to do this is a vote of confidence in Labour." The position of Mayor of London was only established in 2000, and is currently held by former journalist Boris Johnson, who is himself a colorful figure in British pop culture.
Here's the latest installment of Stephen Colbert's long-running segment "Better Know a District," in which he talks to New Jersey congressman/Jeopardy! champ Rush Holt, who manages to be just as baffled and tongue-tied during his interview as your average congressperson.
Summer Daily Show fill-in host John Oliver proposed a new method of dealing with Sarah Palin on the show last night: ignoring her. Of course, in order to get the entire country to ignore somebody, you have to talk about that person – the opposite of ignoring them – but it's a nice thought nonetheless.
Longtime Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi attended the White House Correspondents' Dinner this weekend and turned down the once-in-a-lifetie opportunity to get his picture taken with Sarah Palin. Mandvi tells Vulture:
Somebody asked me if I would like to get my picture taken with Sarah Palin. She was standing a few feet away. She couldn't hear me, but [this guy] was like, "Do you want to get your picture taken with Sarah?" And I was like, "You know, I don't. I really don't."
Sheesh, what's this guy got against Sarah Palin?
Stephen Colbert interviewed President Bill Clinton this weekend at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative, and their 15-minute-ish conversation aired on The Colbert Report last night. While Colbert has talked to Barack Obama briefly via satellite, Clinton is the first U.S. president to sit down with him for a long interview. Given how well this went, he probably won't be the last. I imagine Colbert's phone is ringing off the hook with calls from both George Bushes right now.
Hit the jump to watch the rest of the Clinton/Colbert chat: