Comedy Central

Steve Bannon, Self-Proclaimed ‘Street Fighter,’ Gets Daily Show Shellacking

Steve Bannon took a shellacking on “The Daily Show.” Host Trever Noah deconstructed the hard-right pol’s “60 Minutes” interview and discovered the self-proclaimed “Street Fighter,” is a push-over. To make matters worse, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivered a blistering takedown of his own on PBS. Bannon’s been cruisin’ for a bruisin’ ever since he was shit-canned at the White House. ...

Suits Don’t Get It: Who Wants Monica Lewinsky or Trevor Noah on TV?

Monica Lewinsky, the White House intern who went down on Bill and played the pawn in a GOP impeachment attempt, has reportedly been offered a seat on “The View” by Barbara Walters, who should know better. What are TV suits thinking? It’s hard to see what Lewinsky can bring to the table other than her notoriety. It’s the second bone-headed idea in a week by television suits, who think they know what the public wants. Last week, Comedy Central announced that South African comedian Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show....

Trevor Noah Has Some Explaining to Do About Sexist, Anti-Semitic Jokes

Trevor Noah, the South African comedian who has been tapped to replace Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show,” is under fire on social media over a series of quips he tweeted that have been branded sexist and anti-Semitic by critics. Apparently, Noah, 31, needs a quick lesson in U.S. style political correctness. His jokes about Jews seem particularly offensive. In one quip, he makes an oblique reference to the Holocaust....

Justin Bieber, in Bid to Erase Image, Says He’s a ‘Genuine Person’ (watch!)

Justin Bieber says he’s really a “genuine person” and all that other stuff he did to earn the title of world’s biggest douche bag was just because he let fame go to his head and was trying to “fit in.” Bieber continued his “Apology Tour,” perhaps the most important of his career, on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” today (Mar. 18). As part of the effort, Bieber pushed to be roasted on Comedy Central and finally got his day in front of comedians last week....

Selena Gomez Scorched at Justin Bieber Comedy Central Roast

Selena Gomez got a first-hand lesson in guilt by association at Justin Bieber’s Comedy Central roast last night (Mar 14). She was the butt of vicious jokes about their crazy on-again, off-again romance. Gomez, 22, wisely chose not to attend, because the jokes cut pretty deep. Comedian Jeff Ross was particularly biting about their relationship....

Jon Stewart Likens Brian Williams Lying to Masturbation (watch!)

Jon Stewart compared NBC anchor’s lies about his Iraq War experiences to masturbation on “The Daily Show” last night (Feb. 9). Just to keep things in perspective he contrasted the uproar with the media’s dreadful reporting leading up to the Iraq War. The segment was also dripping with hypocrisy as Stewart air the shock…shock! over at Fox News over Williams’ embellishments. Fox is a regular punching bag on “The Daily Show” for its right-wing bias and often distorted view of politics and world events....

Colbert Report Ends, Not With Bang, But a Celebrity Sing-Along (watch!)

Stephen Colbert wrapped up his Comedy Central show, the “Colbert Report” with a sentimental sing-a-long by most of the celebrity guests who have appeared on the show over the years, starting off with colleague Jon Stewart and ending with former President Bill Clinton. The crowd included actors like James Franco and Bryan Cranston; media personalities like Katie Couric, Tom Brokaw, Ariana Huffington and Keith Olbermann, and performing artist like Cyndi Lauper, Barry Manilow and Willie Nelson....

Jennifer Lawrence Reveals Her Fear of Failure on ‘Colbert Report’ (watch!)

Jennifer Lawrence was quick witted and funny on the “Colbert Report” last night (Nov. 13), but seemed a little on edge at times as she revealed her inner fear of failure after so much success in the movie business, which includes winning an Oscar. Host Stephen Colbert made much ado about Lawrence’s film resume, although he was so clueless, he had to read off her accomplishments from a sheet of paper. ...

Jon Stewart Decries Mass Shootings as Nation’s New Normal (watch!)

Jon Stewart can’t help but notice how it’s become all too common in America for deranged individuals to easily obtain guns and ammunition to carry out mass murders. On Monday’s broadcast (June 2) of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” he put his finger on the problem. The killings have been accepted by the American people as the new normal in society. ...

Jon Stewart’s Hilarious Homage to Colleague Stephen Colbert (watch!)

Jon Stewart, the star of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” pays homage to his colleague Stephen Colbert as only he can–hilariously. Colbert will be taking over David Letterman’s seat next year. Colbert joined Comedy Central as part of the cast of a 30-minute sketch comedy series “Exit 57″ in 1995. But the show only lasted a year. When it was canceled, he moved over to “The Daily Show” as one of Stewart’s “correspondents.” ...

Stephen Colbert Scores Huffington Post for Trash Journalism (watch!)

Stephen Colbert, the Comedy Central curmudgeon, finally goes where few in the media dare to tread. He calls all the “trash journalism” circulating on the Internet be even so-called high-minded sites like The Huffington Post. He blasted the self-proclaimed Internet newspaper for its trashy content and its penchant for “aggregating” news from other sources and presenting it as its own....

Jon Stewart Returns, Learns Carlos Danger Running for Mayor

Jon Stewart was back in the anchor chair at Comedy Central, after a summer-long stint in the Middle East for a film project. He required a little cultural re-assimilation before catching up on the news. Yes, Carlos Danger really is running for New York City Mayor. John Oliver, who subbed for Stewart while he was off directing the Iranian political feature, “Rosewater,” had his hands full bringing Jon up to speed. First, though, he had to ween Stewart, who had gone native, of his Middle Eastern mannerisms....

Jon Stewart Takes on Obama Over Economy, Libya, Joe Biden (watch!)

Jon Stewart sat down with President Obama last night (Oct. 18) and came away with one of the most insightful interviews yet about the election campaign. He questioned Obama over Libya, Joe Biden and the controversial debates. Stewart may be just a comedian, but “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central continues to provide cogent insights into national and world issues. Stewart got right to the point and zeroed in on the President’s debate performance. “What happened?” he said. Here’s what happens to me. Some days I’ll go on stage and have an open-face turkey sandwich and a shot of Nyquil. And, halfway through I’ll look up and say ‘Are we on.’”...

Robert Pattinson Faces Off With Jon Stewart on Daily Show

Robert Pattinson may find out that humor is the best medicine for heartbreak. He's set to appear on Jon's Stewart's "Daily Show" on the Comedy Channel. Stewart will almost certainly touch on Rob's cheating scandal. The "Twilight" actor has been out of the public eye and has made no comment since Kristen Stewart's affair with "Snow White and the Huntsman" Director Rupert Sanders was revealed in a tabloid shocker last month,...
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Jon Stewart on Newt Gingrich's Florida Kick in the Balls (watch!)

Jon Stewart has been on a roll following Newt Gingrich’s Republican presidential campaign and the candidate’s humiliating loss in the Florida primary provided more insanity to riff on. Does Newt realize he lost? Republican Mitt Romney won the key GOP state, while Gingrich polled just 14% of the vote. Stewart had some sharp words for Romney’s hypocrisy regarding President Obama, but Gingrich had to be more fun....
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Olivia Munn Gets Down With Hot, Geek Love (photos!)

Olivia Munn loves to laugh and she thinks comedians are sooo smart. Is it any wonder why she’s considered the thinking man’s sweetheart, aside from her super hot, geek dream-love photos in the upcoming issue of FHM?Munn, an actress, model and special correspondent for Jon Stewart’s Comedy Central show, really appreciates wit and humor. She tells the magazine she would love to date a comedian....

Jon Stewart Finally Takes on Arizona Shooting, Fox News (video)

Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart finally started dissecting coverage of the Arizona shooting following five-days of relative silence on media coverage that he found excessive, as usual, on Fox News. Stewart noted that conservative commentators roundly praised the president for all of two or three minutes before lapsing into politics, point scoring and pettiness....
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