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Jon Stewart Talks to a CIA Employee Who Sounds a Lot Like Jerry Seinfeld

A bunch of CIA staffers' Langley cafeteria-related complaints were recently released to the public through the Freedom of Information Act, so on last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart spoke with a CIA employee who agreed to discuss the complaints further as long as his identity was concealed — which didn't help much considering the informant's distinctive voice and catchphrases.

Jordan Klepper and Jessica Williams Gave Some Solid Advice to College Partiers on Last Night's 'Daily Show'

On last night's Daily Show, Jordan Klepper and Jessica Williams highlighted the differences in advice you give to partying college men and women in light of the recent spate of sexual assault cases on campuses all across the country. It's one of those Daily Show segments that manages to be both funny and deadly serious at the same time, which one imagines is tricky as hell to pull off.

Key Piece of Technology Makes Clip-Finding Easy for 'Daily Show,' 'Colbert,' 'The Soup,' and More

The Wrap has a piece out today on SnapStream, the television recording service that makes searching through thousands of clips for The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Last Week Tonight, and The Soup possible. Using closed captioning, SnapStream allows users to record hours of television and search for news stories through key words and phrases. From The Wrap:

Here's how it works: A TV show, network, or campaign buys SnapStream servers and connects them to a TV feed. Clients can record whatever they want, strip out the closed captions and program guide information, and organize their finds into a library.

The Daily Show and Colbert have only been [...]

Michael Che Is Making His 'Daily Show' Debut Tonight

Standup and former SNL writer Michael Che is set to make his debut as a Daily Show correspondent tonight. He'll be doing a segment on current election news. Che was hired by The Daily Show in April, joining Samantha Bee, Jason Jones, Aasif Mandvi, Jessica Williams, Al Madrigal, and Jordan Klepper as the latest addition to the show's news team. Che is the second new correspondent this year, following Klepper, who debuted in March.

In a recent interview with us, Che discussed joining The Daily Show:

My agency was like "They're looking for somebody. Would you be interested in taping?" so we sent in [...]

Jon Stewart Explores US Veteran History Down "Terrible Memory Lane"

While it might seem impossible to explain America's embarrassing history of mistreating veterans in a way that isn't completely depressing, look no further than Jon Stewart's "Terrible Memory Lane" coverage on last night's Daily Show, in which he travels back to the '80s, '60s, '30s, and all the way back to the 1780s to unravel the US's long tradition of loving its veterans only in theory and not in tangible benefits.

Former 'Daily Show' Showrunner Rory Albanese Joins 'The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore'

Comedy Central's new Colbert Report replacement, The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore, just added The Daily Show's former showrunner. Rory Albanese will be an executive producer on Minority Report, which is set to launch in January 2015 after Colbert Report concludes its nine-year run in December so that Stephen Colbert can take over for David Letterman. Minority Report was created by Jon Stewart and will be EP'd by Albanese, Stewart, and Wilmore. Albanese spent 14 years on The Daily Show, starting as a production assistant in 1999 and rising through the ranks to executive producer/showrunner, a position he left last fall.

The Minority Report is currently in the early [...]

Dick Cheney Told Michael Che About All of His Iraq Regrets

On last night's Daily Show, Michael Che recounted his recent revealing encounter with former VP Dick Cheney, in which he fully copped to his mistakes and showed a glimpse of the emotional depths he has on the subject. Thank god he got it all on tape!

Michael Che and Jordan Klepper Offer Up Some Handy Second Amendment Tips

New correspondent Michael Che made his second appearance in a row on last night's Daily Show, joining slightly less new correspondent Jordan Klepper to provide some helpful Second Amendment tips for all.

Michael Che on Respecting the Craft of Standup, 'SNL' Haters, and His Comedy Central Half Hour

Michael Che's first half hour special premieres on Comedy Central this Friday, but that's far from the only new gig for the New York-born standup who has also appeared on Bunk, John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show, Best Week Ever, and Splitsider's own A Night at Whiplash and served as writer on Saturday Night Live for the past year. In addition to the premiere of his Half Hour, this month marks Che's transition to his new job as correspondent for The Daily Show, and seeing as he's the mind behind headline-grabbing SNL sketches like "White Christmas" and "12 Years Not a Slave" it's safe to assume [...]

A Video Guide to New 'Daily Show' Correspondent Michael Che

In case you missed the big news, standup and SNL writer Michael Che has joined The Daily Show as its newest correspondent and is set to make his first appearance in June. In addition to his writing gig at SNL, Che has appeared on Bunk, John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show, Late Show with David Letterman, Best Week Ever, @midnight, and most recently Late Night with Seth Meyers, where he served as the show's very first featured standup during its premiere episode. He also has a half-hour Comedy Central special set to premiere on June 6th. Ahead of Che's Daily Show debut a little over a [...]

Jon Stewart Said Goodbye to the Longest Tenured 'Daily Show' Writer Ever Last Night

Daily Show writer JR Havlan has been a writer on the show since the very beginning. Not just the beginning of the Jon Stewart era, but a writer since the very first episode of the show, when it was hosted by Craig Kilborn. And after over 18 years on the job, yesterday was his last day. Because he's been a part of the show since its inception, Jon dedicated the Moment of Zen to him last night, showing a clip from the earliest days of the show that featured Havlan. It's not clear what he's doing next — he's also the host of The Writers Bloc podcast[...]

Watch Jason Jones's Eye-Opening Report on Google Glass Discrimination

Here's the newest Daily Show report from Jason Jones on the latest target of discrimination and hate crimes: a bunch of nerds who annoy people by wearing Google Glass all the time, or as they insist on calling themselves, "Glass Explorers."

Aasif Mandvi Invades Michael Che's 'Daily Show' Debut

Here's last night's debut segment of new Daily Show correspondent Michael Che, in which he attempts to deliver some serious reporting from Syria before Aasif Mandvi jumps in and gets just a little possessive about who gets to cover Muslim-related news stories.

'Colbert Report' Fans Know More About Campaign Financing Than Regular News Viewers

When The Colbert Report ends its run on Comedy Central this December, the late night news world will not only be losing one of its most hilarious characters, but it'll also be losing television's most effective educator of politics and campaign finance. According to Deadline, a new study has found that viewers of Colbert's super PAC coverage during the last presidential election season "were better informed about campaign financing and the role of money in politics than viewers of actual news channels and other, actual-news shows."

Dubbed Stephen Colbert's Civics Lesson, the study was conducted through phone interview data from 1,232 adults ages 18+ between December [...]