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Posted Monday 5/21/18 at 1:08PM EDT
The Daily Show is releasing a book based on its Trump Twitter library
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Presents: The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library will be released on July 31, from The Daily Show writers. Noah will write the introduction and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham will pen the foreword.
Posted Tuesday 5/01/18 at 1:51PM EDT
Stephen Colbert revives his "Stephen Colbert" character to defend Michelle Wolf's White House Correspondents' Dinner performance
"How dare you besmirch the ok name of Sarah Huckabee Sanders," Colbert as his Comedy Central "Colbert" said on The Late Show. "I am so proud, right down the breast bone, that the press is defending her, despite the fact that her boss joked about throwing reporters in jail. That's the kind of comedy the press likes, more jokes like that, Michelle!"
- Dave Chappelle says Wolf "nailed it"
- Trevor Noah "criticizes" former Daily Show colleague Wolf: "Comedy isn’t just about jokes. It’s also about being polite and respecting authority. Unfortunately, it seems that some comedians—like Michelle Wolf—don’t understand that"
- Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and James Corden also mentioned Wolf in their monologues
# TOPICS: Michelle Wolf, CBS, Comedy Central, The Colbert Report, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Dave Chappelle, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, Late Night, Trump Presidency, White House Correspondents’ Dinner
Posted Monday 3/26/18 at 2:46PM EDT
Trevor Noah strikes a TV and film deal with Viacom
The Daily Show host and Comedy Central's parent company are teaming on an international production company that will give Viacom the first-look rights on Noah's TV and film projects.
Posted Friday 3/23/18 at 5:23AM EDT
Jordan Klepper brings The Opposition to a teen's living room to prep for March for Our Lives
While Trevor Noah had teen activists visit The Daily Show to discuss Saturday's gun control march, Klepper went "into the belly of the beast" Thursday -- "meaning a fuzzy beanbag chair in the rec room of a Rockville, Maryland teen’s house," says Dennis Perkins. In the special episode titled "The Opposition Chaperones Democracy: Kids Just Wanna Take Guns," Klepper found himself, as Perkins put it, "surrounded by stuffed animals, snickerdoodles, and a roomful of vocal kids in town for the march," asking "the tough, smirking strawman questions." Perkins adds: "Taking Fox News commentators’ sneering talking points about students being manipulated and not understanding America’s gun problem to an only slightly exaggerated extreme, Klepper saw himself being smacked down by some energetic and energized kids whose dedication to change fairly rattled the wood paneling and board games."
Posted Thursday 3/08/18 at 12:17PM EST
Five late-night hosts told essentially the same President Trump-Stormy Daniels joke last night
Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah and James Corden all told some variation of the same joke about Trump not signing the nondisclosure agreement with the porn star: "This is the thing he wouldn't put his name on?"
# TOPICS: ABC, CBS, Comedy Central, NBC, 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, Stormy Daniels, Late Night, Trump Presidency
Posted Thursday 3/01/18 at 1:32PM EST
Hasan Minhaj is leaving The Daily Show for his own weekly Netflix comedy show
Minhaj will become the first Indian-American to host a weekly comedy show as a result of Netflix's 32-episode order. Minhaj is in the midst of a breakout year, including hosting a Trump-less White House Correspondents' Diner in 2017 as well as his own Netflix comedy special, Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King. The Daily Show recently lost correspondent Michelle Wolf to another weekly Netflix comedy show.
Posted Thursday 2/22/18 at 3:48AM EST
Parks and Recreation creator and Amy Poehler tell the NRA to "f*ck off" for using a Leslie Knope GIF
The National Rifle Association tweeted a Leslie Knope "thank you" GIF to its spokesperson, Dana Loesch, after she participated in CNN's town hall on the Florida school shooting Wednesday night. That prompted Parks and Rec creator Michael Schur, who's been very active in denouncing the gun-rights organization on Twitter, to tweet at the NRA: "Hi, please take this down. I would prefer you not use a GIF from a show I worked on to promote your pro-slaughter agenda. Also, Amy isn't on twitter, but she texted me a message: 'Can you tweet the NRA for me and tell them I said f*ck off?'" Fellow Parks and Rec alum Nick Offerman also responded to the NRA's tweet: "@NRA @DLoesch our good-hearted show and especially our Leslie Knope represent the opposite of your pro-slaughter agenda - take it down and also please eat sh*t," Offerman tweeted. Adam Scott also weighed in: "Hey
@nra please stay the f*ck away from Leslie Knope."
# TOPICS: Parkland School Shooting, CNN, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Parks and Recreation, Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action, Adam Scott, Amy Poehler, Dana Loesch, Jimmy Kimmel, Michael Schur, Nick Offerman, Gun Violence, NRA
Posted Wednesday 2/21/18 at 7:00PM EST
Lupita Nyong’o to play Trevor Noah's mom in the movie based on his memoir
The Oscar-winning actress will play Patricia, The Daily Show host's South African mom, who survived being shot in the head by his stepfather. The film Born a Crime is based on Noah's bestselling autobiography, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood.
Posted Wednesday 2/21/18 at 2:03PM EST
Late-night hosts applauded Florida shooting survivors for their activism
Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, James Corden and Jordan Klepper returned to work last night for the first time since last week's shooting. "I hope these kids don't give up 'cause this is their lives and their future," said Colbert. "Someone else may be in power, but this country belongs to them. There is reason for hope. ALSO: Klepper hosted two shooting survivors on his show.
# TOPICS: Parkland School Shooting, CBS, Comedy Central, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, The Late Late Show with James Corden, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, Jordan Klepper, Late Night
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 with Jordan Klepper, 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.”