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Watch Hasan Minhaj's 'Daily Show' Debut

Last month The Daily Show hired new correspondents Hasan Minhaj and Trevor Noah, and Minhaj made his debut in a segment about gestation crates during last night's episode. With some help from Jordan Klepper, Minhaj learns pretty quickly that his philosophical quotes and college poetry aren't going to get him very far at his new gig.

John Oliver Took Over 'The Daily Show' Again Last Night

Last night's Daily Show guests were all involved with Jon Stewart's new movie Rosewater, so to keep the interviews from getting weird (and so Stewart could run out for his interview over on Late Show), the always dependable replacement John Oliver was summoned through a magical teapot to take over hosting duties one more time. Watch Letterman's interview with Stewart below:

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."

Aasif Mandvi Explains How 'The Daily Show' Made Him a "Terrorist of Comedy"

"The longer I spent time on The Daily Show, standing in front of a green screen pretending to report from war zones and hot spots around the world—most often from somewhere in the Middle East—the more I began to realize that The Daily Show was radicalizing me. I was being allowed to express the outrage that had lain dormant in me since the aftermath of September 11. I was becoming a terrorist of comedy … I was learning to fire missiles of satire across the basic cable airwaves and blow the minds of a million people."

- Aasif Mandvi looks back on getting hired on The Daily Show and his [...]

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 [...]

Jessica Williams Investigates Detroit's Free Water Moochers on 'The Daily Show'

Jessica Williams returned to The Daily Show last night with a new investigative report on Detroit's water shutoff program, which targets the poorest residents of the near-bankrupt city while the government turns a blind eye to its many unpaid golf course sprinklers and professional sports team fields. Like Williams's segment on street harassment than last month, this report is way more rage-inducing than it is hilarious.

Jordan Klepper Investigates Austin's New Police Sensitivity Training

During last night's Daily Show, correspondent Jordan Klepper took a closer look at what one police department in Austin, Texas is doing to restore the trust of its community and prevent more unnecessary shootings from occurring in the future. Unfortunately, Austin's new police sensitivity training program isn't concerned with shootings of the human variety, but just the cute and cuddly ones.

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.

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:

'The Daily Show' Hires Hasan Minhaj and Trevor Noah

The Daily Show just added two new correspondents. THR reports that both Hasan Minhaj and Trevor Noah have joined the show — Minhaj will be officially taking over for Michael Che, and Noah will begin his stint as a contributor in December.

Minhaj was featured as a New Face at this year's Just For Laughs festival and has appeared on @midnight, Last Call with Carson Daly, Arrested Development, and HBO's Getting On, while South African comedian Noah has appeared on The Tonight Show and Late Show and sold a sitcom pilot to Fox last November. For more on Noah, check out our [...]

Jon Stewart Says He Felt "Somewhat Herculean" Making Stephen Colbert Break Character on 'The Daily Show'

"My greatest joys on the show were trying to make Stephen break, or the other correspondents. Because you felt as though you had accomplished something somewhat Herculean. It's not easy to tickle those folks, but when it happens, you savor it."

- Jon Stewart looks back on making Stephen Colbert break character on The Daily Show in his Reddit AMA earlier today.

Jon Stewart on Whether He'll Be at 'Daily Show' for the Presidential Election: "I Do Not Know"

As part of his press tour for his new film Rosewater, Jon Stewart was forced to visit enemy territory over at CNN this weekend, where he had a perfectly awkward conversation with Christiane Amanpour about The Daily Show's many jokes at CNN's expense as well as his near-future plans at Comedy Central and the possibility of becoming a "regular" journalist: "I can pretty confidently state that I will not have my own 'Room of Situations.'"

Jon Stewart Talks 'Rosewater' and His Future at 'The Daily Show' with 'New York' Magazine

New York magazine has a lengthy and fantastic interview with Jon Stewart out this week that's a must read for Daily Show fans and longtime Stewart viewers who are curiously anticipating the release of his directorial debut Rosewater. The interview covers everything from the making of Rosewater to Stephen Colbert's 50th birthday party (Stewart calls the attending crowd a "love bomb") to Stewart's brush with NBC's Meet the Press to how much longer he plans to host The Daily Show.

On the risk of making his first movie:

But is it a risk at this point in my life? Yes, it’s very different from the forgiving [...]

Wyatt Cenac: Standup, Writer, Puppet Aficionado

Wyatt Cenac is best known as being a correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as well as writing for King of The Hill. He’s also been in films such as Sleepwalk With Me and Darren Grodsky’s independent film Growing Up (and Other Lies). Working more on his own projects these days, the New York comic wrote and directed his new one-hour standup special on Netflix, Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn. He’s currently traveling for his tour "Wyatt Cenac Live in Brooklyn in ___(insert city name here)___", and I caught up with him to talk to him about his plans for doing more of his own projects. Hint: they involve puppets.

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