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New season of John Oliver’s New York Standup Show will feature W. Kamau Bell, Paul F. Tompkins, Reggie Watts, more!

New season of John Oliver’s New York Standup Show will feature W. Kamau Bell, Paul F. Tompkins, Reggie Watts, more!

By | May 24, 2013 at 5:36 pm | 3 comments

Dear, readers in the New York tri-state area: Cancel your evening plans from June 3rd to June 5th (Instant Netflix will still be there when you get home) because John Oliver will be taping the fourth season of Comedy Central's John Oliver's New York Standup Show at Webster Hall...

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Laughspin Podcast, episode 52: Pete Holmes, Amy Schumer, John Oliver

Laughspin Podcast, episode 52: Pete Holmes, Amy Schumer, John Oliver

By | May 2, 2013 at 5:40 pm | No comments

On this week's Laughspin Podcast, Mike and I deliver news about a big change at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Chris Hardwick's new gig at Comedy Central, Futurama, Sarah Silverman and more. And we listen to a track from comedian Pete Holmes' new album Nice Try, The Devil, out...

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John Oliver will take over The Daily Show this summer, starting June 10

John Oliver will take over The Daily Show this summer, starting June 10

By | May 1, 2013 at 12:57 pm | 2 comments

As was previously announced John Oliver will take over hosting duties at The Daily Show this summer while Jon Stewart directs his first film. Today, Comedy Central announced Oliver’s start date will be Monday, June 10 and he’ll stay behind the anchor desk until Stewart...

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Hey, United States government: please watch John Oliver’s gun control series on The Daily Show

Hey, United States government: please watch John Oliver’s gun control series on The Daily Show

By | April 26, 2013 at 11:59 am | No comments

If you haven’t been watching The Daily Show’s series on gun control, please do yourself a favor and catch up with the trio of videos below. Last night the final segment aired, wrapping up what has proven to be the most compelling news coverage on the topic since the United...

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Jon Stewart blasts CNN over Boston Marathon coverage: They figured out a way to sh*t in their own mouth (Video)

Jon Stewart blasts CNN over Boston Marathon coverage: They figured out a way to sh*t in their own mouth (Video)

By | April 18, 2013 at 11:24 am | No comments

Unless you were asleep all day yesterday – and if you were, we’re jealous – you undoubtedly know about CNN’s massive reporting fuck-up, wherein they assuredly claimed that a suspect in Monday's Boston Marathon bombing had been arrested. CNN anchors John King and Wolf...

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Jon Stewart will take 12 weeks off from The Daily Show to direct his first movie

Jon Stewart will take 12 weeks off from The Daily Show to direct his first movie

By | March 5, 2013 at 3:41 pm | No comments

Jon Stewart will take a 12-week sabbatical from The Daily Show this summer in order to direct a movie about a journalist who was captured and imprisoned by Iranian forces. Longtime Daily Show correspondent John Oliver will take Stewart's place during that time. The movie, a...

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Seth Meyers and John Oliver want different things from presidential election (Exclusive)

Seth Meyers and John Oliver want different things from presidential election (Exclusive)

By | October 30, 2012 at 2:58 pm | No comments

Regardless of how you feel about Barack Obama or Mitt Romney (or Gary Johnson), this election has provided many laughs and ample material for our favorite comedians (Super PACs, binders full of women, and Perry's "oops"). At Bob Saget's Scleroderma fundraiser recently, I caught...

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Bob Saget and friends raise $664,000 for Scleroderma research

Bob Saget and friends raise $664,000 for Scleroderma research

By | October 23, 2012 at 1:59 pm | No comments

Family, friends and supporters came together Monday night at Carolines on Broadway in New York City for comedian Bob Saget’s annual scleroderma fundraiser, which raised over $664,000 by night's end! The Scleroderma Research Foundation (srfcure.org) hosted ‘Cool Comedy –...

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Jon Stewart responds to Trump’s racism claims; Sam Bee calls Ann Coulter “sexy political tarantula”

Jon Stewart responds to Trump’s racism claims; Sam Bee calls Ann Coulter “sexy political tarantula”

By | November 3, 2011 at 11:41 am | 5 comments

Yesterday we posted about Donald Trump calling Jon Stewart a racist based on a bit he did about Herman Cain. You can check that out here. Last night on the Daily Show, Stewart responded. Stewart, in part, said: I’ve taken criticism before. I’ve been called racist,...

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