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Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 8:22PM EST
Roy Wood Jr. is set to play a parole officer on a Comedy Central series from Trevor Noah and Aaron McGruder
The Daily Show correspondent has signed on for Re-Established, playing a parole officer who is "willing to bend the rules to help the parolees on his watch, much to the chagrin of his partner and everyone else in his life." Noah will executive produce the potential comedy, along with Boondocks creator McGruder.
Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 2:12PM EST
Comedian Michelle Wolf lands a weekly Netflix late-night show
After working on Late Night with Seth Meyers and The Daily Show, Wolf is ready to star in her own talk show, which Netflix is billing as a break from the seriousness of late-night TV. "You can expect the types of jokes my former bosses would tell me we couldn’t do on TV,” she joked in a statement. The announcement comes two months after Wolf's critically acclaimed HBO stand-up special, Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady.
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 2:36AM EST
Late-night hosts had fun reacting to Philadelphia’s chaotic Super Bowl victory celebration
“The people of Philadelphia weren’t just happy taking down the New England Patriots, but also their longtime nemesis: the city of Philadelphia,” said Stephen Colbert.
TOPICS: Late Night, CBS, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Super Bowl LII, James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, Super Bowl
Posted Thursday 2/01/18 at 6:10PM EST
Trevor Noah is working on a follow-up memoir to Born a Crime
The imprint Spiegel & Grau has purchased The Daily Show host’s follow-up to 2016 memoir Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. The untitled book, which is expected to cover Noah's rise to global fame, is scheduled to be published on Nov. 13.
Posted Wednesday 1/31/18 at 4:33PM EST
Late-night shows that went live after President Trump’s State of the Union didn’t distinguish themselves
The live reaction after Trump’s speech on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and The Opposition with Jordan Klepper mostly featured jokes that could’ve been written or were likely written hours before the speech, as Hank Stuever points out. The talk show hosts instead left it up to their guest for real-time analysis of the speech. Stuever adds: “Comedy remains the ideal refuge in all this — whether practiced professionally or just part of the general snark of resistance. Your joke about Melania Trump’s white pantsuit is as good as mine (so too our mutual yuks about official Democratic rebuttlizer Joe Kennedy III’s lip-balm addiction), but the hope remains that the pros will be more funny than any of us, which is not always the case.” Yet Trump’s “long and boring” speech, says Stuever, “failed to provide the right sort of raw meat for the drooling hounds of late-night.” ALSO: Jimmy Kimmel’s taped episode ended up being the most fascinating late-night show of the night.
TOPICS: Late Night, ABC, CBS, Comedy Central, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Opposition, Jimmy Kimmel, Jordan Klepper, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, Trump Presidency
Posted Tuesday 1/30/18 at 4:45PM EST
Piers Morgan responds after Trevor Noah characterizes him as an “unf*ckable Colin Firth”: “You're not as funny as Jon Stewart”
The British presenter tweeted at The Daily Show host: “Hi @Trevornoah - I agree I'm 'not as f***able as Colin Firth'. But you're not as funny as Jon Stewart. So we're kinda even.”
Posted Friday 1/26/18 at 11:08PM EST
Roy Wood Jr. turned on The Daily Show in response to his airplane seatmate watching Fox News
The Daily Show correspondent also put on the Thurgood Marshall movie Marshall “for balance.”
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 6:58PM EST
Samantha Bee fights back with a Fake News Awards attack ad
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah have been trying to top each other all week with attack ads in vying for President Trump’s Fake News Awards.
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 5:54AM EST
Censor or don't censor? Networks grapple with Trump's reported use of profanity at WH meeting
Following in the lead of The Washington Post, which broke the “sh*thole” story and put it in their lead headlines uncensored, various media outlets published Trump’s reported remark without censorship. MSNBC used the profanity, while Fox News censored it. CNN varied between allowing "sh*thole" and censoring it. Lester Holt used it, warning at the top of NBC Nightly News that “this may not be appropriate for some of our younger viewers,” while his ABC World News Tonight counterpart David Muir described President Trump “using a profanity we won’t repeat.” UPDATE: Trump denies saying "sh*thole."
- Stephen Colbert’s “sh*tholes” were bleeped by CBS
- Jimmy Kimmel showed a montage of Wolf Blitzer saying “s-hole” instead of "sh*thole"
- The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah said “sh*thole" uncensored," but Comedy Central’s website opted to use asterisks
- Don Lemon tells his CNN viewers: "The president of the United States is racist”
- Anderson Cooper fought back tears as he defended Haiti against Trump’s “sh*thole” remark
- BBC Radio 4 allowed use of “sh*thole” — “a word I never thought I would utter on the BBC,” tweeted BBC’s Nick Bryant
TOPICS: CNN, FOX News Channel, MSNBC, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, Wolf Blitzer, Cable News, Censorship, Late Night, Trump Presidency
Posted Thursday 1/11/18 at 9:34AM EST
The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah will be joined on his show by another comic from South Africa
South African comedian Loyiso Madinga will offer occasional topical segments from South Africa that will be shown intermittently throughout Africa, as well as Noah’s Comedy Central program. "As wild as Donald Trump is for America, many countries around the world have Trumps of their own and since The Daily Show is in many countries, we thought 'why not give each country a chance to show off their stable geniuses'?" said Noah.
Posted Tuesday 1/09/18 at 8:32AM EST
Why we need Oprah to be "our Oprah" — and not our president
“The mingling of political and cultural celebrity — a radical shift in American life after the election of a pop-culture star to the presidency — can’t be reversed,” says Daniel D’Addario. He adds: “it’s a troubling trend, not least because liberals sympathetic to a (Oprah) Winfrey candidacy seem to have learned nothing from what they dislike about President Trump. Replacing a political amateur with a political amateur with good intentions doesn’t solve certain core problems the executive branch is suffering at the moment. Winfrey has given her fans every indication through the years that she is a skilled executive, a genius of empathy and a deep reader of literature (a sharp contrast to our current post-literacy president), but it’s not exactly pedantic to suggest, as various positions lie unfilled and as America’s status on the world stage sinks, that some level of experience is needed to run the federal government.”
- Gayle King says Oprah is not actively considering a presidential run: “I do think she’s intrigued by the idea. I do think that"
- Everybody missed the point of Oprah’s speech — it wasn’t about setting up a presidential run
- Oprah electrifies America as an artist, but it would be shortsighted to bring that vigor to politics
- Trump administration welcomes potential clash with Oprah in 2020
- “Please let’s not do this again”: Why Oprah 2020 is “a bad liberal revenge fantasy”
- Shouldn’t we be concerned with Oprah’s relationship with “charlatans” like Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz and Jenny McCarthy?
- Read a guide to Oprah’s political leanings
- Sean Spicer, Trump’s former press secretary, suggests Oprah is too inexperienced to run for president
- Stephen Colbert explains how an Oprah presidency would work
- Shares of Weight Watchers soar after Oprah’s speech
- Trevor Noah breaks down why Oprah is the perfect opponent for Trump
Posted Tuesday 1/09/18 at 8:32AM EST
The Daily Show puts out a Fake News Awards attack ad: “Can Stephen Colbert and Samantha Bee Really Be Mistrusted?”
The race for President Trump’s “Most Dishonest and Corrupt Media Awards,” which will be unveiled on Wednesday, is heating up.
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 2:08PM EST
Samantha Bee and Trevor Noah are also campaigning for President Trump’s "Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards”
Full Frontal and The Daily Show have unveiled their own For Your Consideration ads, with Bee hoping to win the award for “Shrillest Reporting.” Last night, Stephen Colbert announced he was campaigning for a Trump award. ALSO: Jimmy Kimmel labels Trump’s award show as the “Stupid People’s Choice Awards.”
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 2:08PM EST
The Daily Show and The Opposition will cover President Trump’s State of the Union address with live episodes
The Comedy Central late-night shows will offer commentary and analysis on Trump’s speech in back-to-back episodes on Jan. 30.
Posted Thursday 12/14/17 at 10:03PM EST
The Daily Show’s Hasan Minhaj signs on to play Mindy Kaling’s brother on NBC’s Champions
Minhaj has booked a guest appearance as the “extremely wealthy” brother of Kaling’s character.