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Samantha Bee Is Leaving 'The Daily Show' to Star in Her Own TBS Series

The Daily Show's beloved correspondent couple are now both set to star in their own TBS shows. Not long after Bee's husband Jason Jones announced he was leaving The Daily Show to star in a new TBS family sitcom, today TBS revealed that Bee will also be leaving the show to star in her own weekly satirical series that sounds very similar to her longtime Comedy Central gig. According to a press release, Bee's show is still in early stages of development but "is being planned as a platform for Bee to apply her smart and satirical point of view to current and relevant issues." Both Jones [...]

TBS Orders Jason Jones and Samantha Bee's Comedy Pilot to Series; Jones Leaving 'Daily Show'

Good news for The Daily Show's Jason Jones and Samantha Bee: According to THR, the husband/wife duo just landed a 10-episode series order at TBS for their untitled comedy pilot, which is slated to premiere on the network later this year. Bee will write the pilot and executive produce while Jones will star as "unfiltered dad Nate, who packs his wife, Robin (The Following's Natalie Zea), along with their rebellious daughter Delilah (Louie's Ashley Gerasimovich) and simpleton son Jared (Liam Carroll, The Neighbors), into the family car for what Nate is convinced will be the adventure of a lifetime. Every leg of their trip, however, is fraught [...]

The Satire We Need Right Now Is All The Satire That's On Right Now

Last fall, I was watching a new episode of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver with a few friends, the one featuring an exposé on civil forfeitures. Toward the end, one of my friends blurted out that he thought he got more out of Last Week Tonight than he ever got out of The Daily Show. Another friend agreed, but I wasn’t so sure. I mean, it’s a tough claim to make, especially if you’ve been watching The Daily Show for most of its run, like I have. How can you compare something that’s aired thousands of episodes, all of those revelatory segments that could feel like small revolutions were [...]

Jon Stewart Is Leaving 'The Daily Show'

According to folks in the audience of tonight's taping of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart announced today that he's leaving the anchor chair that he's occupied there since 1999. It's not clear when he'll be leaving (Comedy Central has confirmed that it'll be "later this year"), what he'll be doing next, or who will replace him behind the desk.

With Stephen Colbert having just ended his run with The Colbert Report, this represents a total changing of the guard for Comedy Central's long-dominant late night block. With Larry Wilmore settling in at 11:30 with The Nightly Show and John Oliver having just kicked off season [...]

Watch Jessica Williams Interview a Fetus Lawyer from Alabama

Here's a fantastic segment from last night's Daily Show featuring correspondent Jessica Williams, who travels down to Alabama to investigate a new law that uses state money for public defenders to represent unborn children. Williams even interviews a real Alabama fetus lawyer to ask the hard hitting questions, like "How do you know if a fetus is innocent?" and "What about a fetus that eats its own twin in utero?"

Jordan Klepper Investigates Florida's New Ban on Doctors Discussing Guns with Patients

Florida recently passed legislation that prohibits doctors from discussing gun safety with patients, so The Daily Show's Jordan Klepper headed down to the Sunshine State to investigate. To better understand the ban, Klepper interviews a paranoid second amendment attorney who supports the ban and fears a "Holocaust 2" should doctors know which of their patients own guns, then he consults with a "buzzkill" pediatrician who explains why the law is obviously a terrible idea.

Jon Stewart to Rudy Giuliani: "You Know You're Not the Mayor of 9/11, Right?"

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani has recently come under fire for some offensive comments he made about President Obama's patriotism for America and that he didn't "live through September 11th," and Jon Stewart took him to task on last night's Daily Show to give him a friendly little reminder: "You know you're not the mayor of 9/11, right? You don't own 9/11. You don't own anything but the unique willingness to crassly exploit it."

'Daily Show' Co-Creator Lizz Winstead Says Stewart Turned the Show into "an Architectural Landmark"

In response to Jon Stewart's Daily Show retirement announcement, original TDS co-creator Lizz Winstead wrote a piece today called "Finally, He Gets His Moment of Zen" that's a warm appreciation for Stewart's dedication to the show, his staff, and material throughout his run as host. Winstead left the show prior to Stewart's hiring, but she credits him with turning The Daily Show into what it is today:

You are very clever Mister Jon Stewart. There are many wonderful things those think piece writers will say about Jon. The thing I like most is the joy that comes through when he speaks of his staff. I didn’t work [...]

Jordan Klepper Warns American Magicians to Step Up Their Game

During last night's Daily Show, Jordan Klepper decided to take a closer look at the state of magic in America today, where our magicians are slowly losing out to competition from China. But after meeting with the president of the Society of American Magicians, some young illusionists-in-training, and David Copperfield, Klepper discovers that there might still be hope for America after all.

Hasan Minhaj, Jessica Williams, and Jason Jones Have a Condemnation-Off

Following an insensitive tweet Rupert Murdoch posted about Muslims, Jon Stewart gathered his Daily Show Senior Condemnologists Hasan Minhaj, Jessica Williams, and Jason Jones last night to condemn both the Charlie Hebdo attack and recent bombing at an NAACP office in Colorado. Who is the condemniest, and who is held to an unfair "condemnier standard" than the rest?

Conan O'Brien Tells Jon Stewart About His Trip to Cuba

Conan O'Brien visited The Daily Show last night to talk about next week's Conan special in Cuba, and it turns out that O'Brien and his crew almost didn't make it into the country and got stuck in a tiny building watching Gilmore Girls in Spanish. Thanks to some luck and friendly Canadians, the whole trip worked out just fine. The Daily Show also dedicated its Moment of Zen to O'Brien in a throwback clip of him on The Jon Stewart Show in 1994:

Jessica Williams Is Not Interested in Hosting 'The Daily Show'

Since Jon Stewart announced that he's leaving his post at The Daily Show sometime this year, breakout correspondent Jessica Williams has been at the top of many fans' lists for possible candidates to take over the show. Unfortunately, if you're rooting for Williams, there's one important person who disagrees with you: Jessica Williams: "Fact 1: I'm not hosting," she said via Twitter last night, explaining:

Thank you but I am extremely under-qualified for the job! At this age (25) if something happens politically that I don't agree with, I need to go to my room & like not come out for, like, 7 days. That being said [...]

Watch Jon Stewart Announce He's Leaving 'The Daily Show'

Well, here it is: Jon Stewart's official announcement that he's leaving his longtime post at The Daily Show this year. Stewart waited until the final few moments of last night's show to explain to the audience why he's leaving: "You know, I'm not going to be here and try and sum up what this place has meant to me over the years. I couldn't do that," he said. "And we have plenty of time, and I've got a myriad of people to thank, and we'll get to that over time. I'm not going anywhere tomorrow. But this show doesn't deserve an even slightly restless host, and neither do you."

Jessica Williams Investigates Love Across Political Party Lines

Jessica Williams filed a new Daily Show report last night about what she calls the "worst kind of mixed marriage," or when Americans cruelly betray their political party by marrying someone who does not share all of their political stances and beliefs. Thankfully most of the people Williams attempted to romantically match up weren't as open-minded as that old, happily married couple she interviews in the beginning who have been nothing but traitors to their parties for 34 years and counting.