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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 Monday 5/14/18 at 11:28PM EDT
Trevor Noah isn't sure he'd ever host the White House Correspondents' Dinner
The Daily Show host says the backlash to Michelle Wolf opened his eyes on the relationship between the White House and the press. "I honestly don't know," he says of hosting the WHCD. "I don't know. Because I think of what the intention is. What am I trying to do? What is the dinner trying to do? What is it for? And, after this dinner, I ask that question even more now."
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 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 Tuesday 2/13/18 at 7:30PM EST
Comedy Central's second Clusterfest will feature Amy Schumer, Jon Stewart and Trevor Noah
Clusterfest 2018, set for June, will also include Tiffany Haddish, The Lonely Island and many more people from the world of comedy.
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 Wednesday 2/07/18 at 9:09PM EST
Oprah makes it clear she's not running for president
During a special live taping of Oprah Winfrey's SuperSoul Sunday podcast today with Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Hamilton star said he wasn’t going to go into politics. “I’m not either," Oprah responded ALSO: Oprah sits down for separate interviews with Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah for SuperSoul Conversations.
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.”
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.