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Posted Wednesday 11/28/18 at 8:50PM EST
Stephen Colbert: My emotional interview with Joe Biden helped me find my Late Show voice
Source: The Washington Post
The then-vice president's teary interview shortly after The Late Show premiered in September 2015, talking about the loss of his son, Beau, helped Colbert break away from his Colbert Report character. “Only I, my real self, could have received what Mr. Biden was willing to share with me and with the audience,” Colbert told Jon Stewart during last night's Late Show.
Posted Wednesday 11/28/18 at 7:20AM EST
Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert swap places
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The former Daily Show host sat behind The Late Show desk on Tuesday's show to interview his former Daily Show protégé about tackling the Trump era news cycle. "You come in here every night taking in the toxins and spewing back out rainbow colored sprinkles, and you do it beautifully," Stewart said. Colbert was later also interviewed by Neil Degrasse Tyson, Kerry Washington, Jake Tapper, and rapper Charlamagne Tha God.
Posted Wednesday 10/31/18 at 1:31PM EDT
Jon Stewart and Dave Chappelle talk about Trump and Louis CK -- Stewart regrets The Daily Show not taking Trump more seriously
In a lengthy interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Stewart was asked about sexism in comedy and CK's comeback. "I think the question itself is somewhat unanswerable — when you talk about the 'right way' in society to rehabilitate," Stewart said of CK's comeback. "It’s something we’ve struggled with in the criminal justice system forever … There is no recipe; there is no model that can be put together and say, 'If he did one, two, and three, everybody would be cool.' I don’t think it works that way. This is something that we find together as a society, but I don’t know that you can say there’s a formula here that makes sense." Chappelle, meanwhile, was asked about his 2016 SNL monologue following Trump's victory. "I think I said the right thing at the right time, you know what I mean?" Chappelle said. "I think that we had to kind of recalibrate and kind of put things in perspective. I’m a black American, so these feelings that people felt right after the election — we felt that many elections consecutively." During the interview, Amanpour played Stewart a clip of his Daily Show coverage of Trump's June 2015 presidential campaign announcement. “I thought America was going to go, ‘Is that an escalator in a mall? I’m not going to vote for that dude,'" said Stewart, who retired from the show hours before the first Republican presidential debate. "I didn’t think he meant it. And when he gave that speech, quite frankly, I really thought when he said ‘Mexico sends us their worst, the rapists and murders,’ I really thought he had disqualified himself.”
Posted Wednesday 10/03/18 at 9:05PM EDT
Daily Show reunion?: Jon Stewart is directing another movie, potentially starring Steve Carell
Variety reports that former Daily Show correspondent Carell is the top choice to star in Stewart's just-announced second film, the political satire Irresistible.
Posted Friday 9/07/18 at 12:18PM EDT
Jon Stewart to appear on Fox News for the first time in four years
Source: Ad Week
The former Daily Show host will take part in Shepard Smith's interview with 9/11 first responders this afternoon. Stewart's last Fox News appearance was with Bill O'Reilly in 2014.
Posted Monday 8/20/18 at 10:18PM EDT
Jon Stewart helps rescue two runaway goats
The former Daily Show host, who now runs an animal sanctuary, came to the goats' rescue after they were spotted on train tracks in Brooklyn.
Posted Thursday 7/26/18 at 1:45PM EDT
HBO picks up LeBron James' barbershop-set talk show The Shop, featuring guests Jon Stewart and Snoop Dogg
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The NBA basketball legend and co-host Maverick Carter are bringing their digital series The Shop to HBO. The first episode was taped last week, featuring interviews with Snoop Dogg, Draymond Green, Candace Parker, Odell Beckham Jr. and Jon Stewart. It premieres on Aug. 28.
Posted Friday 7/20/18 at 5:44AM EDT
Jon Stewart resurfaces on Jimmy Kimmel Live! -- in costume as The Incredible Hulk on Hollywood Blvd
The former Daily Show host made yet another appearance on his pal Kimmel's show. Stewart, who has shared the same agent with Kimmel for decades, previously made cameos on Kimmel's show in July and October of last year.
Posted Friday 6/29/18 at 1:21PM EDT
Jon Stewart takes over The Late Show to take on President Trump's immigrant family separation controversy
“Hello, Donald. It’s me, the guy you made sure everyone knew was Jewish on Twitter,” Stewart, a Late Show executive producer, said in briefly taking over Stephen Colbert's desk. “I know you’re upset about all the criticism you’ve been taking in the ‘fake news’ and the ‘fake late-night shows.’ It’s just that we’re still having a little trouble adjusting to your presidency as it goes into its 500th year.” The former Daily Show host said of Trump's immigrant family separation controversy, “Boy, you f*cked that up.” Stewart added: “Clearly, we’re not going to be able to negotiate or shame you into decency, but there is one place where I draw the line: I won’t allow you and your sycophants to turn your cruelty into virtue."
Posted Monday 6/04/18 at 7:42AM EDT
Jon Stewart defends Samantha Bee, warns that "we mistake cultural power for power"
Source: The Daily Beast
"They don't give a sh*t about the word 'c*nt,'" the former Daily Show host said of the White House's reaction to Bee, his longest-serving correspondent, calling Ivanka Trump a "feckless c*nt" on her Full Frontal show. Stewart made his comments Sunday night in a Q&A at Comedy Central's Clusterfest in San Francisco, where he seemed to imply that Bee shouldn't have apologized for using the C-word, according to The Daily Beast's Matt Wilstein. Stewart said there is nothing anyone can do to “make them give up this ‘We’re the real victims’ game,” because, “it’s a game, it’s a strategy, and it’s working.” Before that, according to Wilstein, Stewart spoke about feeling "oddly culpable" for perpetuating the notion that his nightly Daily Show monologues eviscerating the right had more power than they actually did. “We mistake cultural power for power," he said. According to Wilstein, Stewart said while he took “great cathartic satisfaction” in the segments he did on that show, he also recognized that “there is a corrosive thing that happens to you when your life is based on impotent rage.”
- Samantha Bee plans to address the "feckless c*nt" backlash on her show Wednesday
- Bee's Full Frontal executive producer Miles Kahn was proud that "feckless c*nt" was trending
- John Oliver alluded to Bee's controversy on Last Week Tonight, saying of Neil DeGrasse Tyson: "What is wrong with you, you feckless – oh, never mind, it’s not worth it. Bad idea"
Posted Friday 6/01/18 at 2:37PM EDT
Jon Stewart to report for ESPN's SportsCenter on Sunday
Source: ESPN Front Row
The former Daily Show host, who has become an advocate for military veterans since leaving television, will present an "SC Featured" segment Sunday night at 10 p.m. ET on a member of the military. According to ESPN, Stewart "will tell the story of U.S. Army Maj. Christina Truesdale, a competitor in next week’s Department of Defense Warrior Games being held at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. The Warrior Games is a multi-sport event for wounded, injured or ill service personnel and veterans. Truesdale, a flight surgeon, jumpmaster and veterinarian, has dealt with several injuries and health challenges that almost took her life. She was inspired to compete in the Warrior Games after seeing some of last year’s event on ESPN."
Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 3:48PM EDT
Jon Stewart and Dave Chappelle are going on tour together
Source: Rolling Stone
The former Comedy Central stars will perform together over the course of two weeks in June in Boston and Texas.
Posted Friday 4/13/18 at 1:17PM EDT
Joshua Jackson says he owes his career to The Jon Stewart Show
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Affair star and Dawson's Creek alum and Stephen Colbert have something in common: they both owe their careers to Jon Stewart. Jackson was in high school during the 1994-95 school year coinciding with The Jon Stewart Show's only season in syndication, when it replaced The Arsenio Hall Show. Stewart's show didn't air until 1:30 a.m. where Jackson lived. "So I would stay up every night to watch the 1:30 show, which kept me up to 2:30, which meant that clearly I wasn’t gonna make my first class, so I just didn't," Jackson tells Colbert. "When I did that enough, they were like, ‘Well since you don’t want to come in the morning, you might as well not come in the afternoon, either.’”
Posted Sunday 3/18/18 at 3:44AM EDT
Anthony Scaramucci says he's turned down multiple reality TV offiers, and Jon Stewart
“I have been offered more than one reality show,” the former Trump White House staffer tells The Wrap. “I’ve said no to all of them.” Scaramucci says he didn't want to repeat the mistake Sean Spicer made at the Emmys. "I think Jon Stewart wanted me to wear a chicken suit or something like that at some fundraising event and I was like, ‘ok, that’s not me,'" he says. “I’m not wearing a chicken suit, you know, I think that’s like what the left likes to do with people that support Trump is they want to dehumanize you.”
Posted Tuesday 2/13/18 at 7:30PM EST
Comedy Central's second Clusterfest will feature Amy Schumer, Jon Stewart and Trevor Noah
Source: The Comic's Comic
Clusterfest 2018, set for June, will also include Tiffany Haddish, The Lonely Island and many more people from the world of comedy.