Comedy Central has ordered up a six-episode-long fourth season of John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show. The full lineup of comedians who will be doing the new season of the stand-up showcase was posted online this week and it includes Reno 911!'s Tom Lennon, future TBS late night host Pete Holmes, and SNL co-head writer Colin Jost. Here's the full list of the 24 comedians who will be spread out over six episodes:
James Adomian, W. Kamau Bell, Mark Forward, Travon Free, Ron Funches, Gary Gulman, Phil Hanley, Seth Herzog, Pete Holmes, Colin Jost, Jessi Klein, Jamie Lee, Tom Lennon, Joe Mande, Morgan Murphy, Sara Schaefer, Rory Scovel, Dan Soder, [...]
In case you missed it, John Oliver did an excellent three-part report on gun control in Australia on The Daily Show that aired over the last couple weeks. Part 3, which aired Thursday, is embedded above and 1 and 2 below. It's a pretty strong argument for stricter gun control in the US, despite containing a man in a kangaroo suit.
Al Madrigal is a correspondent on The Daily Show, a longtime stand-up comedian, and the co-creator of the comedy podcast network All Things Comedy with Bill Burr. As the Daily Show’s “Latino correspondent,” Madrigal has covered issues like Arizona’s anti-immigrant legislation and Puerto Rican statehood, and he explores the subject matter of raising a family in a Mexican neighborhood in his new stand-up special Why Is The Rabbit Crying? – which will air this Friday on Comedy Central. We had a chance to catch up with Madrigal about his special, as well as what it’s like to work on The Daily Show during a time of such sobering headlines. [...]
Former President Jimmy Carter went on The Daily Show last night for a long chat with Jon Stewart about terrifying health problems in underdeveloped countries and current events. Carter is the second US President to appear on Comedy Central this week, following Bill Clinton's interview with Stephen Colbert Monday night. Here's hoping Comedy Central keeps this presidential streak going by booking George W. Bush as a guest voice on Daniel Tosh's Brickleberry.
Paul Rudd went on The Daily Show yesterday to promote his new movie Admission with Tina Fey, and his facial hair was all grown out for Anchorman 2, which is filming right now. Instead of asking Rudd about either movie, Jon Stewart took the opportunity to practice his Sandra Day O'Connor interview for tomorrow and Paul Rudd rose to the occasion and gave an interview as Sandra Day O'Connor that's certainly better than the one Sandra Day O'Connor is gonna give tonight.