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Posted Monday 8/13/18 at 9:39PM EDT
Trevor Noah doesn't have a desk in his Daily Show office
“A desk feels like a waste of space when the thing you’re using to conduct all your business is in the palm of your hand,” says Noah, whose office features a candid photo of him, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert laughing, as well as a bottle of champagne sent from Oprah Winfrey accompanied by a handwritten note.
Posted Tuesday 8/07/18 at 9:49AM EDT
Trevor Noah's Daily Show is headed to Florida to cover the midterm elections
Noah will do a week of shows "undesked" from Miami during the week of Oct. 29.
Posted Wednesday 8/01/18 at 12:04AM EDT
The Daily Show releases a book on President Trump's most memorable tweets
The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library, which is out Tuesday, serves as a companion to the Comedy Central show's pop-up exhibition.
Posted Friday 7/27/18 at 6:05PM EDT
Trevor Noah: I'm not apologizing for my 2013 joke on Aboriginal women
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"We live in a world where people want to unearth things that have already been unearthed," The Daily Show host said in an Australian radio interview Thursday, four days after he responded to the resurfaced video of him mocking Aboriginal women by saying "I vowed never to make a joke like that again." But Noah is not apologizing. Noah added: "What I understand about outrage, though, what I mean is that people don't generally want to listen or understand from their side. They go, 'No, we're angry. And regardless how many times you speak about the thing, they still want to be angry and so all you can do is fall back and say, 'I've addressed this.'"
Posted Monday 7/23/18 at 4:11PM EDT
Trevor Noah responds to backlash over his sexist jokes about Aboriginal women from 2013
Source: The Daily Dot
When Noah was first hired to host The Daily Show in 2015, old tweets of him making misogynistic and anti-Semitic jokes resurfaced. Over the weekend, Noah responded to a growing backlash over recently resurfaced footage of him mocking Aboriginal women as unattractive. Noah responded to the backlash Sunday, tweeting: "After visiting Australia's Bunjilaka museum and learning about aboriginal history first hand I vowed never to make a joke like that again. And I haven't. I'll make sure the clip from 2013 is not promoted in any way."
Posted Saturday 7/21/18 at 1:37AM EDT
Trevor Noah's spat with the French ambassador showed how Americans and the French see identity differently
Source: The Atlantic
The Daily Show host was accused of siding with racist ideologies in France with his joke about Africa winning the World Cup. But the joke was also deemed offensive to France's ambassador because the French don't see themselves the way Americans do when it comes to identity. "In the United States, just about everyone’s hyphenated," explains Paris-based correspondent Rachel Donadio. "In France, or among parts of the French establishment, the notion of communautarisme, American-style identity politics in which groups derive identity and clout from their backgrounds, is seen as anathema, an affront to the French ideal that all citizens are equal in the eyes of the state, as I’ve written about here. It’s a hard-won notion of citizenship that comes from a history in which the ancien régime was overthrown to create a modern French state. It’s also an ideal—filled with ironies and inconsistencies that Noah could skewer in a way only an outsider to France could do."
Posted Wednesday 7/18/18 at 11:21PM EDT
Trevor Noah responds after French ambassador to U.S. criticized his congratulations to Africa for France's World Cup victory
In a video posted to Twitter, The Daily Show host brought up a letter by France's ambassador complaining about his congratulatory statement on Monday's show. Referring to the players of predominant African origin, Noah responded, "why can't they be both" African and French? He added: "Why is that duality only afforded to a select group of people?" Noah pointed out that when players of African origin win the World Cup, the French want to consider them only as being French. But other African immigrants in France are frequently referred to by their African ancestry.
Posted Thursday 7/12/18 at 12:16PM EDT
Netflix ends HBO's 17-year streak of Emmy nomination dominance, Game of Thrones tops all shows
Source: The New York Times
This is the first time in 18 years that HBO has failed to lead all nominations, with Netflix earning 112 Emmy nominations to HBO's 108. The streaming service has been gradually growing with 34 nominations in 2015, 54 in 2016 and 91 last year. Game of Thrones led all shows with 22 Emmy nominations. Saturday Night Live and Westworld tied for second with 21 nominations each, followed by The Handmaid's Tale (20), The Assassination of Gianni Versace (18) and Atlanta (16). Game of Thrones, which wasn't eligible last year, will battle it out with last year's winner, The Handmaid's Tale. Meanwhile, the best actress in a comedy series will be up for grabs for the first time since 2011 since Julia Louis-Dreyfus wasn't eligible as Veep was on hiatus. Black-ish's Tracee Ellis-Ross, Insecure's Issa Rae and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel's Rachel Brosnahan are among the contenders in the best comedy actress category.
- Read the complete list of Emmy nominations
- Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers were snubbed, while Stephen Colbert and James Corden were nominated (The Tonight Show wasn't nominated for best variety talk series a second year in a row)
- Roseanne, Modern Family and Will & Grace were snubbed for best comedy, Killing Eve was snubbed for best drama
- Roseanne did earn two Emmy nominations, including one for Laurie Metcalf
- "It worked": Megan Amram's An Emmy for Megan was nominated for an Emmy in short form comedy or drama series category
- Acting snubs: Kit Harington, John Goodman, Emilia Clarke, Kyle McLachlan, Alison Brie and Freddie Highmore
- The late Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown earned six Emmy nominations
- Amy Sedaris, Sarah Silverman and Tracey Ullman to take on SNL in outstanding variety sketch category
- Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage becomes the most-nominated drama series supporting actor in Emmy history
- The Daily Show with Trevor Noah earned its first nomination for best variety talk series
- Killing Eve's Sandra Oh becomes the first person of Asian descent to be nominated for best actress in a drama
- Samantha Bee's C-word controversy didn't stop Full Frontal from getting nominated for best variety talk series
- The best Emmy nomination reactions: Lin-Manuel Miranda is "Pretty, pretty, pretty grateful" to be nominated for Curb Your Enthusiasm
- Twin Peaks: The Return was snubbed in the major categories, but it did receive nine nominations
- Modern Family ends streak after eight-straight nominations for best comedy: “It was a hell of a run," says co-creator Steve Levitan
- Chrissy Teigen: If John Legend wins for Jesus Christ Superstar Live, "he will complete his EGOT and my spike tv award will probably be moved"
- Viola Davis was snubbed for Hot to Get Away with Murder, but she was nominated for playing the same character on Scandal
- This Is Us fans aren't happy with Mandy Moore's snub
- Kenan Thompson was finally nominated for his SNL acting ability, joining Leslie Jones, Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon and Alec Baldwin
- Breaking down Game of Thrones' 22 nominations: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau scores his first nod
- Real Time with Bill Maher was snubbed for the first time since 2004 -- was Maher hurt by N-word and featuring right-wing trolls?
- These actors earned nominations for multiple show: Jane Lynch, Donald Glover, Alex Borstein, Jeff Daniels and Sterling K. Brown
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Posted Thursday 6/28/18 at 6:48PM EDT
The Daily Show's Ronny Chieng will star in a scripted series for Comedy Central's app
Source: The Comic's Comic
Chieng will star in Ronny Chieng: International Student, based on his experience as a Chinese law student studying in Australia. The series already aired on Australian TV.
Posted Friday 6/15/18 at 12:35PM EDT
Comedy Central cancels Jordan Klepper's The Opposition, orders him a new weekly series called Klepper
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Opposition with Jordan Klepper is ending after one season, but Comedy Central also announced that Klepper will get a new weekly half-hour series. "We are excited to announce Klepper, a new, primetime weekly series created by and starring Jordan Klepper. The new series will premiere in early 2019 with production beginning in July," Comedy Central said in a statement on Friday. "Accordingly, production on The Opposition will cease after its June 28 episode. We thank the cast and crew of The Opposition for their incredible efforts in creating such a bold, provocative show and look forward to the launch of Jordan’s new primetime series next year." ALSO: The Opposition's ratings were mediocre, shedding more than half of The Daily Show's audience.
Posted Monday 6/11/18 at 9:19PM EDT
Late-night monologue writers are finding their jobs extremely stressful in the Trump era
Source: Vanity Fair
"Mondays are a bitch now," says Trevor Noah's Daily Show executive producer Steve Bodow, pointing to all the news in the Trump era that happens Friday through Sunday. He says there's "the Friday news dump, and the Sunday shows, and there’s invariably a weekend Twitter storm.” Jimmy Kimmel Live! co-head writer Danny Ricker adds: “I think we are buoying the therapy industry. There is a level of fatigue and exhaustion, I think, (that is similar to) when we talked about Jersey Shore every day. Jesus, enough with these idiots!” Fellow Kimmel co-head writer Molly McNearney notes “it’s incredibly hard, I think, to be funny when you’re really angry and sad at the same time." Conan writer Laurie Kilmartin, meanwhile, says it's tougher for monologue writers these days because of not only all the late-night competition, but all the jokes on Twitter. “I really envy the Johnny Carson writers,” she says. “Really, they had it so easy.” ALSO: Trevor Noah explains the making a Daily Show episode.
Posted Monday 6/04/18 at 9:38PM EDT
Will Stephen Colbert ask Bill Clinton about Monica Lewinsky and the #MeToo movement?
The former president, in promoting his The President is Missing novel he co-authored with James Patterson, has already made headlines when asked about his 1998 scandal by CBS Sunday Morning and NBC's Today. As Buzzfeed points out, there will likely be more #MeToo questions. Clinton is scheduled to appear on Colbert's Late Show on Tuesday, where the question about Lewinsky and the #MeToo movement might be broached. (Colbert hasn't been afraid to discuss sexual misconduct with past guests Ben Affleck and James Franco.) Clinton is also set to visit Live with Kelly and Ryan on Friday and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on a date yet to be announced.
# TOPICS: Bill Clinton, CBS, CBS Sunday Morning, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Live with Kelly and Ryan, Today Show, James Patterson, Monica Lewinsky, Stephen Colbert, Late Night
Posted Wednesday 5/30/18 at 1:00AM EDT
Roseanne Barr tweets "Don't feel sorry for me," retweets fans calling ABC hypocritical
Twelve hours after she apologized and tweeted "I am now leaving Twitter," and nine hours after ABC canceled her hit show, Roseanne Barr was back on Twitter expressing remorse for her show's cancelation: "Don't feel sorry for me, guys!!-I just want to apologize to the hundreds of people, and wonderful writers (all liberal) and talented actors who lost their jobs on my show due to my stupid tweet," she tweeted. Roseanne also urged her followers to "Please don't start all of that boycott abc stuff," adding:" "guys I did something unforgiveable so do not defend me. It was 2 in the morning and I was ambien tweeting-it was memorial day too-i went 2 far & do not want it defended-it was egregious Indefensible." Barr's statement followed her retweeting a slew of her Twitter followers who called ABC hypocritical for its cancelation. They pointed to Joy Behar likening Vice President Mike Pence's faith to mental illness on The View, or to Whoopi Goldberg wearing a T-shirt of Trump shooting himself -- which has proven to be fake. Earlier in the evening, Roseanne retweeted racist memes of Valerie Jarrett in defending her comparison of the former Obama advisor to Planet of the Apes. Roseanne also expressed ignorance of the racism in her original tweet by tweeting of Jarrett, "i thought she was saudi." But Roseanne did directly apologize to Jarrett via Twitter, tweeting: "@ValerieJarrett i don't know if u saw it, but I wanted2 apologize to u 4 hurting and upsetting u with an insensitive & tasteless tweet. I am truly sorry-my whole life has been about fighting racism. I made a terrible mistake wh caused hundreds of ppl 2 lose their jobs. so sorry!" UPDATE: Roseanne targeted her colleagues overnight, including Michael Fishman, Sara Gilbert and Wanda Sykes. "You throw me under the bus. nice!" Roseanne tweeted of Sykes, adding: “her tweet made ABC very nervous and they cancelled the show.” Meanwhile, Twitter mocked Roseanne for her Ambien defense.
- Watch Roseanne Barr and the head of ABC joke about her tweets at ABC upfronts two weeks ago
- How ABC decided to pull the plug on Roseanne: Tuesday's tweet was considered "unsurvivable" -- this was the third or fourth time her tweets presented a problem for ABC
- President Trump didn't mention Roseanne during a rally Tuesday night in Nashville
- Roseanne executive producer Tom Werner says he hopes Barr "seeks the help she so clearly needs"
- Roseanne Season 10 contracts included provisions for reckless personal conduct
- Valerie Jarrett received an apology call from Disney CEO Bob Iger before the cancelation: “He apologized. He said that he had zero tolerance for that sort of racist, bigoted comment, and he wanted me to know before he made it public that he was canceling the show," she said on MSNBC's "Everyday Racism in America" special.
- Why Roseanne Barr's bigotry finally became a liability: "Barr’s tweet didn’t suddenly show ABC — or her agency, ICM, which also dropped her as a client — that she was bigoted," says Anne Helen Peterson. "That much was abundantly clear to anyone who wasn’t willfully attempting to convince themselves otherwise. Rather, it showed that her bigotry, like all bigotry, is not a matter of a mischosen word. It’s not a slip-up or an isolated instance. It’s a worldview, and it’s a pathogen: It can be covered up and it can be ignored, but it can’t — without major substantive, contemplative, and personal work — be controlled. And to be uncontrollable in Hollywood is to render yourself a liability to the brand and, even worse, to the bottom line."
- Roseanne's son predicted her downfall -- and supported her view of Jarrett: "Mom will probably Be called racist and fired for this cuz libtards think Muslims are a race but omg is it funny and true hahahahahaha"
- Jimmy Kimmel -- who referred to ABC as "Roseanne-istan" at upfronts -- called the cancelation a "huge blow...we don't have much on this network"
- Trevor Noah blames President Trump "because he makes all of his supporters think they’re as impervious as he is"
- Jordan Klepper mocks Roseanne Barr defenders and their referencing the first amendment
- ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey didn't make the decision alone, but it is striking that she was the one who condemned Roseanne Barr
- ABC's rejected pilots starring Kat Dennings or Ginnifer Goodwin could end up filling the Roseanne void
- What about a Roseanne-less Roseanne? Why few would watch that kind of show
- Barr had long expressed openly racist ideas on Twitter, but there is only a renewed interested in them now because ABC amplified her voice with this reboot
- Alec Baldwin thinks Roseanne deserves another chance: He proposes she give half her salary to the NAACP and her character be forced to confront her real-life actions
- In the long term, keeping Roseanne on air made no sense, especially with its declining ratings and lack of back-end revenue
- John Goodman was photographed looking glum following news of cancelation
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
Source: Rolling Stone
"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
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