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Posted Thursday 12/13/18 at 8:23PM EST
Outgoing U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake would like one of The Daily Show blankets mocking his tweets
The Daily Show printed Flake's "meaningless tweets" on blankets. The Arizona Republican noticed, and tweeted in response: "Hey @TheDailyShow, how can I get one of these blankets?" The Daily Show Twitter account responded: "We take this request very seriously and will do everything in our power to talk about sending you one."
Posted Tuesday 12/11/18 at 10:14PM EST
Authors have found a home on Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers' late-night shows
Source: The New York Times
Novelists and other book authors used to have The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Charlie Rose, The Tavis Smiley Show and The Colbert Report as book-friendly late-night destinations. But Stewart retired and Colbert moved to CBS, where he mostly welcomes celebrity authors. Meanwhile, Charlie Rose and Tavis Smiley were taken down by sexual harassment scandals. That leaves Trevor Noah's Daily Show and Late Night with Seth Meyers as the primary options for authors to promote their new books. “I’ve tried to build upon the legacy I’ve inherited from Jon by trying to find more diverse voices, and trying to find more writers who may not be the best-selling writers who we were already interviewing,” Noah says of hosting authors on The Daily Show. Meyers adds: "As much as I love having Stephen King or Jonathan Franzen or George Saunders, we also saw it as an opportunity to have diverse writers and writers who are publishing their first or second novel, because this will probably mean more for them than people who are already established."
Posted Wednesday 12/05/18 at 1:45PM EST
Trevor Noah loses his voice, so his Daily Show correspondents help him get through the show
“As you’ll know, when you watch the Daily Show tonight I don’t have a voice right now,” he wrote Tuesday. “I thought that my vocal cords were healed but according to the doctor, flying 36 hours and hosting a giant concert in South Africa didn’t help me.” Noah got an assist from his correspondents, including Roy Wood Jr. ALSO: Why Noah's grandmother can't watch The Daily Show.
Posted Friday 11/30/18 at 1:25PM EST
Al Gore was "impressed" with South Park's apology for mocking him over climate change
Source: ET Canada
The former vice president was asked about South Park's recent mea culpa on the animated show's network Comedy Central during an appearance on The Daily Show. “Honestly, I was so impressed," Gore said, in reaction to an audience member's question. "I don’t know these guys, Matt and Trey, and I kind of thought they were nihilists — but funny nihilists. I thought it was a hell of a statement by South Park and I appreciated it a lot.”
Posted Wednesday 11/14/18 at 1:20PM EST
The Daily Show is losing a longtime executive producer
Steve Bodow, who has served as an executive producer on The Daily Show for the last five years -- from the last two years of Jon Stewart's tenure to the first three years of Trevor Noah -- is exiting the Comedy Central series after working on it in various behind-the-scenes jobs for more than 16 years. Bodow is one of four executive producers, along with Noah, helping oversee the creative aspects of the show. There are no plans to replace him after he leaves in early 2019.
Posted Thursday 11/08/18 at 2:22AM EST
Late-night TV's live election coverage was remarkably similar
Source: The Ringer
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah all went live on election night to react to the midterms, while Jimmy Fallon and James Corden opted to sit the night out since their shows are less politically oriented. "Across different networks, time slots, and sensibilities, the late-night hosts who covered the 2018 midterm election still seemed like they were working from an identical playbook," says Alison Herman. "To start, there were the self-aware jokes about how wrong things could go. Then, there were the gags: about stress drinking, about cable news conventions, about Ted Cruz. As the results solidified enough to offset fears of false confidence, there was cautious optimism. And finally, as the news slowed to a trickle, the broadcasts pivoted into just another episode of a regular talk show." ALSO: Late-night beat TV News as its own game on election night.
Posted Tuesday 10/16/18 at 9:10PM EDT
Trevor Noah is going on a 28-date North American arena tour next year
Source: Paste Magazine
Noah's first-ever arena tour will work around his Daily Show schedule, running from January through June with one performance in November.
Posted Saturday 10/13/18 at 3:11AM EDT
Late-night hosts need to stop mocking Kanye West's mental health
Source: The Daily Beast
Jimmy Kimmel called West "an irrational madman" on Thursday night, while Trevor Noah described him as "a ranting lunatic." "West’s political about-face is confusing and frustrating for many—myself included—and in the age of Trump, it’s tough to know how far you can go," says Marlow Stern. "But no matter what you think of his politics, shaming West over his mental illness or bringing his late mother (or young children) into the equation is crossing the line. Y’all can—and should—do better."
Posted Friday 10/12/18 at 1:39PM EDT
Comedian Jaboukie Young-White makes his Daily Show debut as "Senior Youth Correspondent"
Source: The A.V. Club
At 24, the former American Vandal writer is a full decade younger than Trevor Noah. Young-White referred to Noah, born in 1984, as a "vintage millennial," while he, born in 1994, is "young-young." Young-White then explained why young people tend not to vote.
Posted Thursday 10/11/18 at 7:53PM EDT
The Daily Show adds comedian Jaboukie Young-White as a correspondent
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Young-White, who has performed on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show twice, including last week, recently worked as a staff writer on American Vandal and a story editor on Big Mouth. He'll make his Daily Show debut tonight.
Posted Friday 10/05/18 at 3:56AM EDT
In an emotional monologue, Trevor Noah denounces male victimhood in the #MeToo era
Source: The Daily Beast
In an online-only “Between the Scenes" segment, The Daily Show host denounced President Trump and other men who've made males out to be the victims of the #MeToo movement. He compared it to the fall of Apartheid in his native South Africa. "The country was changing and you had tons of white people who were like, ‘I’m afraid now, what’s going to happen to me? The black people are going to eat us!’” He asked, “How did you go from being the person in power to being the victim overnight?”
Posted Friday 9/28/18 at 6:27AM EDT
Don't call the Brett Kavanaugh hearings political theater
Source: The New York Times
Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh and his accuser Christine Blasey Ford's testimonies before a U.S. Senate subcommittee culminated "in a raw, draining day, even by the standards of a raw, draining era," says James Poniewozik of TV's all-day coverage. "There is a tendency, not just among TV critics, to describe live events like this as 'political theater,'" he adds. "On NBC, Megyn Kelly, a former lawyer, said the morning’s testimony had produced 'No Perry Mason moment.' It’s understandable. TV has become our model for telling legal stories and for politicians to structure narratives. But this isn’t Law & Order; this isn’t theater. It’s a real thing happening to real people, dredging up real trauma for a host of survivors. The day’s coverage was filled with reminders of this, too."
- TV coverage offered riveting drama to a captive nation -- as if it were a bingeable prestige miniseries
- TV viewers watched eight hours of fighting, and everybody lost
- Cable news likes heat and combat, but this was way over the top for someone who wants to be a Supreme Court justice
- Kavanaugh probably benefited politically in a cable news era that emphasizes whoever delivered the last big TV "moment"
- Fox News fires contributor Kevin Jackson after he called Kavanaugh's accusers "lying skanks"
- How CNN, Fox News and MSNBC covered the Kavanaugh and Ford testimonies using chyrons
- Stephen Colbert calls hearings “one of the longest days I can remember…and I’ve been to a Renaissance Fair"
- Trevor Noah: “Emotionally, it was taxing. If anything, it was like a sad Super Bowl"
- Jimmy Kimmel on Ford's testimony: “People were crying in front of their televisions so hard you’d have thought Milo Ventimiglia got killed by a Crock-Pot"
# TOPICS: Brett Kavanaugh, Fox News Channel, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Christine Blasey Ford, Kevin Jackson, Cable News, Late Night, Trump Presidency, U.S. Senate, U.S. Supreme Court
Posted Tuesday 9/25/18 at 1:05PM EDT
The Daily Show will cover the midterms live with "Democalypse 2018: Let’s Try This Again, America"
Trevor Noah will helm live coverage of the midterms from on Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 11 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Posted Thursday 8/16/18 at 10:40PM EDT
The Daily Show says goodbye to Hasan Minhaj
Minhaj and Trevor Noah were announced as Daily Show hires on the same day in 2014. They turned out to be the last hires of the Jon Stewart era. Minhaj, who is leaving for his new Netflix show, Patriot Act, proposed a combined Obamacare and MoviePass as a single super supscription for his final report.
Posted Wednesday 8/15/18 at 2:13PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel recalls the time Omarosa stormed off his show in 2004
Source: The Daily Beast
In April 2004, Omarosa was at the height of her Apprentice fame when she was set to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! But when she saw a lie detector test being set up -- for a comedy bit unrelated to her -- she fled the building and Kimmel was left without a guest that night. “She stormed out of there and the show was live, so we had no guest,” Kimmel recounted on Tuesday. “She was very angry.”