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As Comedy Central bids a heartfelt #jonvoyage to the incomparable Jon Stewart, a celebration of his 16-year plus tutelage at the helm of The Daily Show is in order. It all begins when Comedy Central takes epic binge watching to the next level with "Your Month of Zen" featuring a continuous stream of more than 2,000 episodes of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart starting June 26 at noon ET with Jon's first show as host on January 11, 1999 and culminates on the night of his last show on Thursday, August 6 at 7:17 p.m. ET. "Your Month of Zen" will be available at TheDailyShow.com/MonthOfZen and the Comedy Central App.
For audiophiles, Comedy Central Radio (channel 95) on SiriusXM will join the stream starting on Saturday, August 1 at 7:00 a.m. ET through Monday, August 3 at 7:00 a.m. The 48-hour weekend event dubbed "Jon Voyage," will also be available through the SiriusXM App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.Read More
Trevor Noah has been selected to become the next host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show, it was announced today by Michele Ganeless, president, Comedy Central. His show's premiere will be announced at a later date. Current host Jon Stewart announced in February that he is stepping down as The Daily Show host later this year after 16 years on the air.
Noah was the subject of David Paul Meyer's award-winning documentary film You Laugh But It's True which tells the story of his remarkable career in post-apartheid South Africa. Noah's one-man show "The Racist" at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe was a sold out run that became one of the most talked about shows at the Festival that year. Recently, Noah performed for the Royal Family at the Royal Variety Performance.Read More
Director Steve Pink and writer Josh Heald have been pretty apt at predicting the future thus far with their upcoming time travel comedy sequel Hot Tub Time Machine 2. First, they were able to throw together a Super Bowl trailer that perfectly parodied the New England Patriots Inflate-Gate scandal. Now, a new clip has arrived that predicts Jessica Williams will be the new host of The Daily Show as the Comedy Central mainstay becomes a leading source in global news.
As you may know by now, Jon Stewart announced earlier this week that he is leaving The Daily Show by the end of the year. Now, we get a sneak peek at what his absence might feel like. And it doesn't look half bad. Of course, this is ten years away, so it's any guess who might step in for Jon Stewart before Jessica Williams takes over the hot seat. As you may or may not know, Jessica Williams is currently a correspondent on The Daily Show, and it doesn't look like she's aged a day in over a decade.Read More
Jon Stewart had previously stepped down from the hosting seat in the summer of 2013. He used his extended hiatus to direct his first feature film Rosewater, which was released in the fall of last year. In his absence, John Oliver stepped in. Though, since that time, John Oliver has found his own success with the HBO comedy talk show series Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.
Jon Stewart leaving The Daily Show comes in the wake of Stephen Colbert leaving The Colbert Report late last year so that he could take over The Late Show from David Letterman later this year. It is not known yet what Jon Stewart plans on doing after he leaves The Daily Show. He joined the popular Comedy Central series in 1999, taking over for then host Craig Kilborn. It has not yet been announced if he will set out to direct a second feature film.Read More
Yes, it is an honor to just be nominated... as long as they get your gender right.
Since Yogi Bear didn't fare quite so well against Tron: Legacy this weekend, I wonder how much more it would've made with this crazy ending in place? Oh well. There's always the DVD... even though this "isn't associated" with the movie...Read More
Comedy Central has reached individual agreements with Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to extend the contracts of the hosts of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report, it was announced today by Michele Ganeless, president, Comedy Central.
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart , a nightly news parody launched in the summer of 1996, takes a reality-based look at news, pop culture, politics and the media. In each show, Stewart and a team of correspondents, featuring Samantha Bee, Wyatt Cenac, Jason Jones, Aasif Mandvi and John Oliver comment on the day's stories employing actual news footage, taped field pieces, in-studio guests and on-the-spot coverage of important news events.Read More
The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) tonight announced the winners of the 2010 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for screen, television, radio, news, promotional, and videogame writing at simultaneous ceremonies at the Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City and the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Susie Essman of Curb Your Enthusiasm hosted the East Coast show, which was executive produced by Craig Shemin, who was also the head writer. Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy) hosted the West Coast show, which was executive produced by Spike Jones, Jr.
The Writers Guild of America, East presented special honors to: Alan Zweibel - Ian McLellan Hunter Lifetime Achievement Award; Gary David Goldberg - Herb Sargent Award for Comedy Excellence; Edward Albee - Evelyn F. Burkey Award for contributions bringing honor and dignity to writers everywhere; David Steven Cohen - Jablow Award for devoted service to the Guild, and Philippa Leverman - John Merriman Award for Study of Broadcast Journalism at American University. In addition, the Writers Guild of America, East Foundation presented the Michael Collyer Memorial Fellowship in Screenwriting to Antal Zambo of Wayne State University.Read More