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Jon Rips Mitt Romney’s Tax Rate

Jon Stewart ripped into Mitt Romney’s tax return last night, and Elizabeth Warren showed up later to hammer home the point. “How can you justify making more in one day than the median American family makes in a year, while paying an effective tax rate of the guy who has to scan your shoes at the airport?” Stewart asked incredulously. Sure, as Romney pointed out, we might not want a candidate “who pays more taxes than he owes,” Stewart agreed. “No, but we might want one who thinks that’s wrong.” Added Warren later in the show, “Washington now works for those who can hire an army of lobbyists.” She pointed, to a booing audience, to a recent study showing the US’ top 30 corporations spend more on lobbying than their tax bill. “That is the investment, and that is what they see as the future.” Read more…

Jerry Seinfeld Performs A “Comic Intervention” On Jon Stewart

Everyone in the media has been scratching their heads on how to write about Rep. Michele Bachmann‘s bigotry towards gays and her husband Marcus Bachmann’s work “treating” gays in so-called “ex-gay therapy.” He apparently said gay people are “barbarians” that need to be “educated” and “disciplined.” Do we report this as straight news? Blow a gasket over how cruel and dehumanizing they are? Even Jon Stewart struggled with how to report on Marcus Bachmann on last night’s episode of “The Daily Show.” That’s when Jerry Seinfeld came to the rescue and prescribed a spoonful of “ex-comic therapy.”
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Quickies: Snooki Cursed With Spinster Spell & Jon Stewart Responds To Weinergate

  • An old woman in Italy reportedly put an “old-fashioned spinster spell” on Snooki. I cannot wait to watch how this plays out in season four of “Jersey Shore”! [Celebitchy]
  • Here’s one woman’s tales from fact-checking at Cosmopolitan. [Slate]
  • Fox News used a picture of Tina Fey to illustrate a story about Sarah Palin. You’d think Fox News, for heaven’s sake, would be able to tell the difference. [BuzzFeed]

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Jon Stewart Pimps Jake Gyllenhaal, Makes Bad Mom Joke


Last night, Jake Gyllenhaal stopped by “The Daily Show,” and while last week, Jake tried to pimp his mom, this time Jon Stewart tried to pimp him to a member of the audience—and Jake said he’d think about marrying her. But then things came back to Jake’s mom in an awkward way. Jon asks, “I don’t know if you’re single, if you’re dating, if you’re looking for love … Have you ever met a girl and just fallen in love at first sight—like just boom!—and then you knew you were gonna go out with her?”

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James Franco Gets Trapped Under A Mini-Fridge!


Calamity struck at “The Daily Show” yesterday, when actor James Franco went looking for a Snickers bar … and a mini-fridge fell on his arm, trapping him in the green room. Watch as James, much like his “127 Hours” character, attempts to cut his own arm off with a spork — until Jon Stewart steps in, of course. [Pop Eater] Keep reading »

Jon Stewart’s Powerful Take On The Arizona Shootings


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On last night’s “Daily Show,” Jon Stewart spoke eloquently about the devastating shooting that occurred in Arizona over the weekend, and the current dangerous political climate. Said Stewart, “We shouldn’t conflate our political opponents with enemies, if for no other reason than to draw a better distinction between the manifestos of paranoid madmen and what passes for political and pundit speak. it would be really nice if the ramblings of crazy people didn’t in any way resemble how we actually talk to each other on TV.” Please watch. [Comedy Central] Keep reading »

The Rally To Restore Sanity, Auto-Tuned


This weekend, I hightailed it to Washington, D.C., for “The Daily Show“‘s and “The Colbert Report”‘s Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear. It was basically a big old party with amazing sign watching. (My personal faves read: “I Had a Tea Party with Your Mama” and “Palin/Snooki 2012.” The crowd was—how do I put it?—packed like sardines, so there was no chance of seeing a Jumbotron unless you were at least six feet tall. The best the rest of us could do was listen. And for the listeners, the highlight of the afternoon was for sure Jon Stewart‘s monologue. So we’re glad that Auto-Tune The News didn’t waste any time in remixing that shizzle.

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Barack Obama And Jon Stewart Trade Quips, Deep Thoughts


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Last night, for the first time since he was elected president, Barack Obama appeared on “The Daily Show.” After making some small talk about the set, the two got down to brass tacks. Jon Stewart asked point blank, “Are we the people we were waiting for?” Obama responded carefully, “I’m feeling great about where the American people are considering what we’ve gone through. We’ve gone through the two toughest years anytime since the Depression.” See part one of the interview here and part two after the jump. Are you heading to the Rally to Restore Sanity this weekend? Keep reading »

Oprah Pulls An Oprah On “The Daily Show”


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Last week, Oprah paid a virtual visit to Jon Stewart‘s “Daily Show” to throw her support behind the “Rally to Restore Sanity.” But seeing as she’s Oprah, and no mere mortal, she didn’t just verbally announce her endorsement. Instead, she pulled an epic Oprah move and surprised the entire “Daily Show” audience with a free trip down to D.C. for the big event. Oprah’s appearance starts around the six-minute mark. [The Daily Show] Keep reading »

Jon Stewart Reveals His Inner Jew Fro

Real talk: No one can go on “Oprah” without getting at least a little sensitive and introspective — even “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart, who spent a hilarious hour with the talk-show queen earlier this week. Stewart was there shilling his new book, Earth, when Oprah whipped out a college-age photo of a nerdrific Stewart, sporting a Jew fro. Stewart said, “That’s what I still feel. I don’t think of myself as a happening dude. I think of myself as ‘nice jew fro.’” The sensitive stuff starts around the 9-minute mark. [YouTube] Keep reading »

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