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 [...]
HBO announced today that longtime Daily Show correspondent John Oliver will be hosting a new comedy show on the pay-cable network starting next year. Like The Daily Show, the untitled program will have a topical focus as Oliver looks at the week's current events. The untitled new show will air weekly on Sunday nights, and Oliver will be leaving The Daily Show for the new show.
"I’m incredibly excited to be joining HBO, especially as I presume this means I get free HBO now," said Oliver in a statement. "I want to thank Comedy Central, and everyone at The Daily Show for the best seven and a half years of my life. [...]
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 [...]
Everyone's favorite canoe-building actor Nick Offerman dropped by The Daily Show last night to discuss his new book, Paddle Your Own Canoe, and so he and Jon could bond over woodworking, commercial auditions, and old-fashioned values.
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.