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Paula Deen issues video apology for being racist, but not before John Oliver and W. Kamau Bell have their say (Updated)

Paula Deen issues video apology for being racist, but not before John Oliver and W. Kamau Bell have their say (Updated)

By | June 21, 2013 at 3:43 pm | No comments

UPDATE-- 5:10 pm ET: Paula Deen has been fired from the Food Network. Her contract is up in June and it will not be renewed, the network confirmed. ---------------- Last night on Totally Biased, W. Kamau Bell took on Paula Deen after a deposition surfaced in which it was...

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John Oliver on Sarah Palin: We can just ignore her (Video)

John Oliver on Sarah Palin: We can just ignore her (Video)

By | June 18, 2013 at 8:23 pm | No comments

John Oliver opened his second week as host of The Daily Show with a rant on Sarah Palin’s return to Fox News. After viewing a short video reel of all of the crazy things the former governor had to say in one hour, Oliver had a moment of revelation. “We can just ignore...

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John Oliver is great as The Daily Show host, obviously (Video)

John Oliver is great as The Daily Show host, obviously (Video)

By | June 11, 2013 at 1:14 pm | No comments

If last night was the first time you ever watched The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – we’re making believe, ok?! – you would’ve simply assumed that Jon Stewart was a 35 year-old British dude. But what did you expect? Oliver has been nothing but brilliant through his...

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John Oliver’s 10 best moments on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Videos)

John Oliver’s 10 best moments on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Videos)

By | June 7, 2013 at 12:05 pm | One comment

Last night, Jon Stewart handed over hosting duties of The Daily Show to longtime correspondent John Oliver. As you're likely well aware, Stewart is headed to the Middle East to direct his first film, leaving Oliver in charge of things until Sept. 3. So in honor of what we...

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David Letterman gives John Oliver tips on how to host The Daily Show (Video)

David Letterman gives John Oliver tips on how to host The Daily Show (Video)

By | June 5, 2013 at 11:25 am | No comments

The days are quickly approaching for the British upheaval and coup of The Daily Show with John Oliver-- shit, I mean Jon Stewart. Stewart is taking a break from the show to direct Rosewater, a dramatic adaptation of the memoir And Then They Came For Me: A Family’s Story of...

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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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