August 6 marks Jon Stewart’s final episode of The Daily Show, an event that is sure to bring back plenty of familiar faces, such as John Oliver and Stephen Colbert.
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Last month, Jon Stewart announced that he would be departing from The Daily Show where he had been host since 1999. While many speculated as to who would be Stewart’s successor, today those rumors will be put to rest, as South African comedian Trevor Noah will be officially announced as the new man behind the desk of Comedy Central’s popular news satire show.
One of the most brilliant innovations in the satirical cable TV news empire is the hilarious but comprehensive long-form reporting of John Oliver on HBO’s Last Week Tonight. Each and every week, Oliver guides the average viewer through a complicated national issue ranging from for-profit universities to the tobacco industry, and this week he explained the ongoing fight for rights among the 4 million people living in U.S. territories. More
As the Internet continues to frantically speculate who will take over for Jon Stewart upon his departure from The Daily Show, another major contender for the role has voluntarily removed herself from the ring – longtime correspondent and producer Samantha Bee announced yesterday that she will be leaving the show to take her talents to TBS. More
Well, it looks as if Jon Stewart is making the most of his last months at The Daily Show with a series of bizarre appearances, including his crotch-kicking fantastic moment at WWE Monday Night Raw. More
As soon as Jon Stewart announced he was stepping down from The Daily Show after more than 16 seasons, speculation began as to who would replace the veteran satirical newsman. We’ve seen a lot of articles already suggesting replacements, from the married Daily Show correspondents Samantha Bee and Jason Jones to former SNL Weekend Update hosts Seth Meyers and Tina Fey. But we’ve got five names that, despite not being mentioned anywhere else, seem like logical choices. More
It’s been an emotional couple days for us all as we reconcile the retirement of Jon Stewart from The Daily Show after seventeen years on the air, and Stewart unearthed himself from the thousands of thinkpieces written on his cultural impact (guilty) in the past forty-eight hours on his broadcast last night to say his piece: “Did I die?” More
There are a few things that can always be counted upon when it comes to Jon Stewart’s political coverage – it will be weird, it will be funny, and it will be, nine times out of ten, reflective of the thoughts you couldn’t put into words yourself. More
As Jimmy Fallon premieres on the “Tonight Show” tonight, here’s what to watch for across the board in this week’s late-night television. More