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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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Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival lineup revealed; Kristen Schaal, John Oliver, Aisha Tyler among participants

Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival lineup revealed; Kristen Schaal, John Oliver, Aisha Tyler among participants

By | August 11, 2011 at 5:07 pm | No comments

What began as a joke amongst jokers, has now become an annual comedy tradition in the New York City metro area. It's the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival; and it's now in its fourth year. And we're happy to reveal this year's lineup. The "fest" will span two venues in Brooklyn --...

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Laughspin interview: Catching up with Kyle Kinane

Laughspin interview: Catching up with Kyle Kinane

By | August 3, 2011 at 2:28 pm | No comments

Last year, comedian Kyle Kinane released one of the best albums of the year Death of the Party. And since then, he's been quickly rising in the world of comedy, having made appearances on Conan, John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show and his own Comedy Central Presents. Now he's...

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Video: Eugene Mirman uses Kickstarter to fund Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival

Video: Eugene Mirman uses Kickstarter to fund Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival

By | July 14, 2011 at 11:39 am | No comments

Old and busted: corporate sponsorship. New hotness: Kickstarter-funded ventures. So that means Eugene Mirman’s on the cutting edge of hot. The comedian announced that the next installment -- the fourth, as some might call it -- of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival will be...

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Jon Stewart, Kristen Schaal, Mike Birbiglia, more team up to support school arts program

By | May 16, 2011 at 12:09 pm | No comments

These days, there’s no shortage of comedians using their powers for good, supporting causes from malaria treatment to combating homelessness. And now we can add a comedic take on arts education for underprivileged schools to this long list. Story Pirates is a collective of...

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