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Hasan Minhaj Heads to Oregon to Meet Sugar Bob the Stoned Deer

Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj recently traveled to Oregon to investigate a once-in-a-lifetime story of how legalized medical marijuana is destroying society through a deer named Sugar Bob, who seems to enjoy getting high and eating stolen candy. It's a shame that marijuana is tearing our country apart one deer at a time like this, but hopefully Minhaj's report will shed some light on this growing problem.

Will Ferrell Advises Jon Stewart to Leave 'The Daily Show' as Soon as Possible

To promote his new film Get Hard, Will Ferrell visited last night's Daily Show (wearing an amazing Zach Galifianakis shirt) and was brutally honest with Jon Stewart about his decision to leave the show: "I just want to address the fact that you had the guts to look at yourself in the mirror and say 'Jon, it's not working' … Now you haven't announced when you're leaving, but don't take your time. I'd leave by if not the end of this week, by next week."

Jessica Williams Got Trapped in Ferguson

Last night on The Daily Show, Jessica Williams looked at the Ferguson Police Department's habits of handing out citations for pretty much anything. She didn't fare as well there as Jason Jones for some weird reason.

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 [...]

Kristen Schaal Explains the Future of Gender Wage Equality on 'Daily Show'

Senior Women's Issues Correspondent Kristen Schaal made an appearance during last night's Daily Show to talk equal pay for women, and it turns out that America might figure out how to create human hearts from 3D printers before women are paid the same amount as men: "At this point, we'd be better off printing a 3D penis, slapping it on the bank counter and saying 'Hey society, fuck you. Pay me.'"

'Tickling Giants': The Story of the Meteoric Rise of Egypt's Jon Stewart and His Crusade for Freedom of Expression

Occasional Daily Show guest and one-time member of the Time 100 Influential Persons of the Year Bassem Youssef is more than just a late night host, cutting-edge satirist, and champion of free speech. He’s also a surgeon. Up until 2011, he did that job full-time. Inspired by the Arab Spring in his home country of Egypt and what he observed first hand treating protest victims in Tahrir Square, Dr. Youssef took not to the streets, but to the internet with a simple mission: to find laughter amidst the chaos.

Hundreds of millions — that’s right, hundreds of millions — of YouTube views, the love of many, the wrath of [...]

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 [...]

Inside the Secret Technology that Makes 'The Daily Show' and 'Last Week Tonight' Work

When you’re watching The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, or Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, you often see these comedians contextualize their commentary with short, specific news clips, like John Oliver’s use of a 5-second clip from a Bloomberg TV news show — just long enough to catch a newscaster saying “March Madness now brings in over a billion dollars in TV ad revenue” — in his recent NCAA segment.

Have you ever wondered where these clips come from? Does one Last Week Tonight employee watch hours of TV in the hopes that someone will drop a reference to the annual March [...]

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer Talk 'Broad City' on 'The Daily Show'

Here's a clip from Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer's visit to last night's Daily Show, where they talked with Stewart about how Broad City went from a web series to a Comedy Central show, how their parents have responded to their fame, and the special person who called just for Abbi during Sunday's Night of Too Many Stars.

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."