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Talk Show

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Talk-Show, Comedy

Starring :

Jon Stewart, Aasif Mandvi, John Oliver, Rob Riggle, Jason Jones, Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, Rob Corddry

Amy Poehler, Chris Rock Could've Landed 'The Daily Show' Hosting Gig

June 19, 2015 04:06:02

Comedy Central was apparently eying a female comedian when it was looking for 's replacement for "The Daily Show". According to New York Times, was among several higher-profile individuals considered for the gig.

The network reportedly made a call to the former "" star, though they were not hoping too much she would say yes. A source with knowledge of the exchange says, "They were pretty much expecting her to say no, and it was the quickest no in history."

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Video: Jon Stewart Delivers Jokeless Monologue in the Wake of Charleston Shooting

June 19, 2015 01:06:45

was not in the mood for making jokes when hosting "The Daily Show" on Thursday night, June 18 in the wake of the deadly shooting in Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday. "I didn't do my job today. I apologize," he told his audience before explaining how the tragedy left him humorless.

"I've got nothing for you in terms of jokes and sounds, because of what happened in South Carolina. Maybe if I wasn't nearing the end of the run or this wasn't such a common occurrence, maybe I could have pulled out of the spiral. But I didn't. And so I honestly have nothing other than just sadness once again that we have to peer into the abyss of the depraved violence we do to each other and the nexus of a gaping racial wound that will not heal but we pretend doesn't exist."

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Jon Stewart Takes on Caitlyn Jenner, Says Her Looks Are 'the Only Thing We Care About'

June 03, 2015 04:06:49

, formerly known as , has become the talk of the town following her debut on Vanity Fair's cover and didn't shy away from that. However, critical as he has always been, he chose to focus on the attention the media has given to the former Olympian.

On Tuesday's (June 2) "", he showed a montage of people in media talking about Caitlyn's looks. Some even compared her figure to 's and 's, which Jon deemed "comparative f**kability."

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Jon Stewart Sets Date for His Final 'Daily Show'

April 21, 2015 11:04:03

has set the end date for his days as "The Daily Show" host. The comedian announced at the end of the show's Monday, April 20 episode that he would depart the Comedy Central series on Thursday, August 6.

"My last 'Daily Show' program will be August the 6th. I will be wearing a suit, I will more than likely be showered," he said, before jokingly adding, "I am sorry... I will be wearing overalls and I won't shower."

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Jon Stewart Says 'Increasingly Redundant Process' Prompts His 'Daily Show' Exit

April 20, 2015 09:04:27

has finally opened up about the reasons why he's leaving "The Daily Show", months after announcing his departure in February. In a new interview with The Guardian, he admits that increasing dissatisfaction prompted him to make the decision.

"It's not like I thought the show wasn't working any more, or that I didn't know how to do it. It was more, 'Yup, it's working. But I'm not getting the same satisfaction,' " he explains. "These things are cyclical. You have moments of dissatisfaction, and then you come out of it and it's OK. But the cycles become longer and maybe more entrenched, and that's when you realize, 'OK, I'm on the back side of it now.' "

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Official: Trevor Noah Tapped to Replace Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show'

March 31, 2015 08:03:43

The search is over. After weeks of speculation, Comedy Central has finally announced the new host of "The Daily Show". , the latest name mentioned as a strong contender to replace , indeed lands the coveted gig.

"Trevor Noah is an enormous talent. He has an insightful and unique point of view, and most importantly, is wickedly funny," Comedy Central President Michele Ganeless said in a statement on Monday, March 30. "For the next host of 'The Daily Show', we set out to find a fresh voice who can speak to our audience with a keen take on the events of the day, and we found that in Trevor. He has a huge international following and is poised to explode here in America, and we are thrilled to have him join Comedy Central."

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Trevor Noah Named as Candidate to Replace Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show'

March 28, 2015 11:03:20

may get an early promotion on "". Being added to the show as a correspondent last December, the South African comedian is now rumored as a possible replacement for the departing host, .

Asked for comment on the news, Comedy Central tells Deadline, "We are not commenting or providing guidance on any speculation about any individuals." The network has remained mum on possible successor to Stewart, who announced in early February his plan to the exit the show.

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Samantha Bee Leaves 'The Daily Show' for TBS Comedy Show

March 06, 2015 08:03:06

"" is losing another of its longtime cast members. Following the footsteps of her husband Jason Jones, Samantha Bee who has been a correspondent on the show since 2003 is also leaving the Comedy Central series for TBS.

Bee will produce and host her own comedy show on TBS. The new show, which is in the early stages of development, is described as "a platform for Bee to apply her smart and satirical point of view to current and relevant issues."

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Jason Jones Exits 'The Daily Show'

February 25, 2015 08:02:56

Jason Jones who has been serving as a correspondent on "" for nearly ten years has announced his departure. On Tuesday, February 24, Jones took to Twitter to share the news, writing, "For 9 & 1/2 years, I have worked at one of the greatest TV shows of all time. But... It is time for me to go. That said, I am ecstatic to announce that I'm about to make another great show over @tbsveryfunny."

Following his exit, Jones is going to work on a new TBS comedy. He and his wife Samantha Bee, who is also a "Daily Show" correspondent, are serving as executive producers and wrote the pilot for the not-yet-titled sitcom which is planned to consist of ten episodes. Comedy Central, however, has confirmed that Bee is staying on "Daily Show".

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Jessica Williams NOT Replacing Jon Stewart as 'The Daily Show' Host

February 16, 2015 04:02:04

Jessica Williams has set things straight following wild rumors that she will replace on "The Daily Show". The 25-year-old actress and comedian, who has been a correspondent on the Comedy Central show, took to her Twitter on Sunday, February 15 to shoot down the speculation.

"Fact 1: I'm not hosting. Thank you but I am extremely under-qualified for the job!" so she wrote. She added in another post, "At this age (25) if something happens politically that I don't agree with, I need to go to my room & like not come out for, like, 7 days," and later added, "That being said I am super not right for it, but there are quite a few people who are! Can't wait to stick around & see what happens."

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Jon Stewart Overwhelmed by Reaction to His 'Daily Show' Exit Announcement

February 12, 2015 04:02:46

apparently didn't expect as much as attention he's got since announcing his departure from "The Daily Show". On Wednesday night, February 11, a day after Comedy Central broke the news, the comedian said when hosting the show, "Last night I was perusing the Internet. I guess my question to you is, did I die? 'Cause it all seems very 'I died.' " He continued, "Very weird. It's an overwhelming day here, as you can imagine, and people have been asking, I'm not 'exactly sure what I'm going to do next."

Stewart also responded to Arby's offer to apply for a job with the sandwich chain. It turns out that he's not a fan of the food, asking back, "To work there would I have to handle, serve, touch eat or even look at what you so generously describe as food?" before adding, "That's right, Arby's, this motherf***ing thing ain't over. I do not accept your peace offering. We shall always be enemies! For while you are a worthy adversary, you shall be vanquished."

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Jon Stewart Addresses 'The Daily Show' Exit: I'm Slightly Restless

February 11, 2015 02:02:00

emotionally addressed his planned departure from "The Daily Show" on Tuesday night, February 10 after Comedy Central broke the news earlier that day. At the end of his show's latest episode, the comedian announced his exit to his audience.

"Doug Herzog and Michele Ganeless of Comedy Central gave me an incredible opportunity 17 years ago to pilot this wonderful franchise," he began. "And 17 years is the longest ever in my life I have held a job...by 16 years and 5 months, the upshot there being I am a terrible employee. But, in my heart, I know it is time for someone else to have that opportunity," he continued, which was responded with dismayed groans from the audience.

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Comedy Central Confirms Jon Stewart Is Leaving 'The Daily Show'

February 11, 2015 08:02:34

It's official, is leaving "The Daily Show". Comedy Central has confirmed his departure from the show he's hosted for 17 years.

"Jon will remain at the helm for 'The Daily Show' until later this year," Comedy Central said in a statement. "He is a comic genius, generous with his time and talent, and will always be a part of the Comedy Central family."

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Jon Stewart Slams Media Coverage of Brian Williams Scandal

February 10, 2015 03:02:29

took on controversy on the Monday, February 9 episode of his "The Daily Show". Calling it "infotainment confusion syndrome," the comedian said the NBC News anchor might have allowed his "celebrity cortex" in his brain to override his journalistic instincts as he cited Williams' conflicting roles as a celebrity and a journalist.

But Stewart took a more serious jab at media's coverage of the scandal and criticized their hypocrisy for pretending "that they must guard the crown jewel of their credibility." He played clips of some reports on the issue and commented, "Finally, somebody is being held to account for misleading America about the Iraq War."

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Jon Stewart Admits Putting Dante Parker in His List of Police Shootings Was a Mistake

December 06, 2014 10:12:02

apologizes to San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos for misstating facts about Dante Parker during a TV discussion on police shootings of black men. "You're right re(ference) Dante Parker," he tweeted. "Sloppy to put him in our list of shootings. TV apology coming Monday...Larger point still stands."

During a recent episode on "", the host compared the death of the Victorville resident to that of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. This earned criticism from Ramos who said, "He was so wrong about those facts. They did not shoot him. they tasered him after he committed a burglary and he was attempting to assault a deputy sheriff. A sheriff who was losing that struggle and fighting for her life."

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Video: John Oliver Takes Over 'Daily Show' From Jon Stewart for 'Rosewater' Interview

November 14, 2014 03:11:52

returned to "" ten months after leaving the show for HBO. The British comedian came to the rescue when felt awkward to talk about his own movie "" on the Comedy Central show.

"I'll take another spin in the non-premium host chair," Oliver said before sitting behind Stewart's desk. When Stewart asked if Oliver could do it, the latter responded, "I think we've already seen that I can do that," referring to the time he filled in for Stewart when the "Daily Show" host took a break to film "Rosewater".

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'The Daily Show' Takes It Light After Enraging One Direction Fans With Terrorist Joke

September 27, 2014 08:09:37

"" has unintentionally waged war with Army. The Comedy Central show made a terrorist joke about a member of the boyband without mentioning a name and it has made the group's loyal devotees furious.

During the Tuesday's (September 23) episode of the comedy show, correspondent Jessica Williams reported to in a segment about terrorist, "Just as you were talking, a new terrorist group has formed, with one member each from ISIS, Al Nusra, Al Qaeda, Hamas, One Direction and the Zetas drug cartel."

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Video: John Oliver Brought to Tears During Emotional Sendoff on 'Daily Show with Jon Stewart'

December 21, 2013 09:12:36

bid farewell to during the latter's last appearance on "The Daily Show" Thursday night, December 19. The British comedian is leaving the Comedy Central show to host his own show on HBO and he was caught off guard when his senior presented him with a "greatest hits" tribute.

Oliver was led into believing that he was going to do a comedy bit on British phone tapping scandal, but it turned out to be Stewart's trick to get Oliver at the desk. After Stewart interrupted Oliver, the "Daily Show" longtime correspondent asked, "Are we not doing the bit?"

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Video: Jon Stewart Needs Stephen Colbert's Help to Prepare for 'Daily Show' Return

September 04, 2013 03:09:14

made an epic return to "The Daily Show" on Tuesday, September 3 after an extended summer break to direct his movie in Middle East. His temporary replacement was excited to welcome him back, but soon got worried after learning that Stewart was not the person they knew, sporting a full beard and speaking an indecipherable Middle Eastern accent.

Oliver and correspondent Jessica Williams tried to bring back the old Stewart with Big Macs defibrillator, but the shock that it caused turned him into a redneck. They later tried to administer other antidotes, but Stewart continued to turn into different personas, from Moses to a Nazi, and from a blue-painted Smurf to a foam-finger waving .

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Jon Stewart's Farewell on 'The Daily Show' Interrupted by John Oliver

June 08, 2013 09:06:04

signs off from "The Daily Show" this summer to film his directorial debut. The political satirist attempted a heartfelt goodbye when hosting his last episode Thursday, June 6, but his temporary replacement crashed the moment.

Showing up from under the desk, Oliver was busy measuring the desk and seemingly ordering something pink on the phone. "Oh wow, you're still here. Looks like we have us an awkward situation on our hands," the British comedian quipped.

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