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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.

Watch Conan O'Brien and Jon Stewart Dedicate a Moment to the 'Charlie Hebdo' Victims

At the top of last night's Conan, O'Brien dedicated a brief moment to the victims of yesterday's terrorist attack at the Charlie Hebdo offices, concluding with this: "All of us are terribly sad for the families of those victims, for the people of France, and for anyone in the world tonight who now has to think twice before making a joke. It's not the way it's supposed to be." Watch Jon Stewart's dedication to the Charlie Hebdo victims on The Daily Show below:

Watch Trevor Noah Make His 'Daily Show' Debut

Back in October, Comedy Central announced that South African standup Trevor Noah would be joining The Daily Show as a contributor in December, and he made his debut last night to teach Jon a few things about his home country. It turns out that Africa isn't as bad as a lot of Americans think it is — in fact, some might say it's even better than the US.

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.'"

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?"

Jessica Williams Gives Fox News Contributors the Jay-Z Treatment on 'Daily Show'

Correspondent Jessica Williams appeared on The Daily Show last night to set the record straight after Sean Hannity referred to Jay-Z as a "former crack dealer" on Fox News, prompting her to turn the tables on the "news" network that's constantly telling the black community to "stay out of trouble" and "pull up their pants" by labeling them the same way they label Jay-Z — through the worst thing they've ever done. Turns out crack dealing isn't so awful when compared with the rap sheets of some of Fox News' finest.

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."

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?

Jordan Klepper Meets Sweden's New Prime Minister Stefan Löfven

In the hopes of fixing some of our government's problems back home, The Daily Show's Jordan Klepper recently took a trip to Sweden to meet its new prime minister Stefan Löfven for a crash course in the country's eight-party system. Don't worry, there's plenty of Ikea and Swedish Fish jokes too.

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.