Posts tagged "jon stewart"

Hillary Clinton Is Having Brainstorming Sessions With Elizabeth Warren

Hillary Clinton met with Elizabeth Warren to brainstorm policy in December. [New York Times] A new strain of HIV has been identified in Cuba. [MSN] Women scientists in Nigeria are killing it. [NPR] Sexual harassment at work has only become more complicated with the advent of social media. [Cosmopolitan] Science say…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 17, 2015

Female Comedians Who Should Replace Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart has announced he’s leaving "The Daily Show" at the end of the year, which means it’s time for the internet to start speculating about who his replacement should be. And it looks like the front-runner should definitely be a woman. From talented TV comedians who look like they could use a new gig…
By: College Candy / February 15, 2015

Jessica Williams Gets My Vote For Next Daily Show Host

The sequel to [one of my guilty pleasure comedies] "Hot Tub Time Machine" called it, Newsweek is demanding it, and frankly, it’s just common sense: Jessica Williams should host "The Daily Show" when Jon Stewart leaves. I mean, hell, watch how natural she looks in the "Hot Tub Time Machine 2" cli…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 12, 2015

Sob! Jon Stewart Is Leaving “The Daily Show”

Jon Stewart has broken all our hearts by announcing he will be leaving "The Daily Show" later this year, while Comedy Central hinted that the show would continue without him. But but but but but Jon NOOOOOOOO. [AV Club] NBC has suspended Brian Williams without pay for six months, following his admission that…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 11, 2015

Jon Stewart’s Take On Brian Williams’ “Misremembering” Is Perfect

When TV news networks cover Brian Williams' "misremembering" of an Iraq War incident and the subsequent scrutiny over his reporting credibility, it's hard not to roll my eyes. How do we know the other anchors doubting him aren't cut from the same cloth? Jon Stewart, however, frames it in a way that actually make…
By: Claire Hannum / February 10, 2015

Mike Huckabee Thinks Beyonce Will Turn Kids Into Strippers

Potential presidential candidate Mike Huckabee appeared on t"The Daily Show" last night to generally spew oddities and further put his foot in his mouth in regards to great American patriot Beyonce. He insisted that young girls want to be more…
By: Claire Hannum / January 20, 2015

Watch Jon Stewart’s Reaction To The Charlie Hebdo Massacre

One suspect, 18-year-old Mourad Hamyd, has been taken into custody for the attack on the headquarters of satirical comedy magazine Charlie Hebdo which left 12 people dead on Wednesday. Two other suspects, brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi, have yet to be found by French police.
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 8, 2015

Stephen Colbert Says Goodbye With A Musical Number & A Few Famous Friends

The finale of "The Colbert Report" aired last night, and it included a visit from a freakish number of celebrity guests to sing him a send-off song. That guy sure has a lot of friends! Stephen will take David Letterman's place on the "Late Show" next year, but it's still a bittersweet goodbye. There wa…
By: Claire Hannum / December 19, 2014

Jon Stewart Got All Lovey Dovey On “Colbert”

It’s been interesting watching Jon Stewart do the media rounds to promote his movie, "Rosewater," after building a long career out of lampooning the American news media. For example, prior to this week, the last time Stewart appeared on CNN was in 2004, when he got the "Crossfire" audience to applaud the idea that "Crossfire"…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 21, 2014

Jon Stewart Thinks Benedict Yumberbatch Could Break The World With His Hotness

Benedict Yumberbatch (aka Benedict Cumberbatch, but it'll be Yumberbatch from now on) was on "The Daily Show" last night to promote his film, "The Imitation Game." As it turns out, Jon Stewart, like the rest of us, wants to rip Yumberbatch’s clothes off and sell them on eBay. Stewart claimed that if Benedict got naked…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 19, 2014

“The Daily Show” Solves Catcalling With A Few Simple Suggestions

"The Daily Show"’s Jessica Williams has figured out how to stop catcallers from harassing you on the street and had a few suggestions for women, including changing our route to work, acting “like a psycho,” and these three rules: “Rule number one: Always wear oversized headphones. Rule number two: Master the fake phone call.
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 3, 2014

Watch “The Daily Show” Take Down Catcalling

This week, "The Daily Show" continued its crusade against political bullshittery by delving into the rampant sexism in Congress. After a bunch of creepy dudes weigh in how to properly "compliment" a lady, correspondent Jessica Williams (in a second video after the jump) shuts down catcalling like a boss. [The Mary Sue]…
By: Claire Hannum / September 5, 2014

Jon Stewart Gets Real About Fox News’ Racist Coverage Of Ferguson

"The Daily Show" was on a two-week break when unarmed teen Michael Brown was shot in Ferguson, Missouri, and when media coverage of the events began, Jon Stewart's absence from the airwaves was a noticeable one. Stewart has a knack for…
By: Claire Hannum / August 27, 2014

Hillary Clinton Hits Up “The Daily Show”

... and nope, she still hasn't formally announced whether she'll run for president yet. But she gets pretty damn close! [The Daily Show] Adele will release a new album, 25, next year and head out on tour. [Just Jared] "Scandal"'s Scott Foley and his wife are expecting their third child. Mazel…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 16, 2014

Watch “The Daily Show” Dole Out Some Real Talk About Campus Sexual Assault

When three students at James Madison University sexually assaulted a classmate on tape, their punishment was expulsion -- after they graduated. Yes, really. JMU, along with 55 other schools, are under investigation for their mistreatment of on-campus assault cases. Other recent…
By: Claire Hannum / June 27, 2014

While We Fight For Birth Control Coverage, Medicare Is Spending Millions On Penis Pumps

We know that conservative Republicans go batshit insane over the idea of the Affordable Healthcare Act covering preventative health care like birth control. But thanks to "The Daily Show," we now know that America has bigger problems, literally: Medicare is spending millions on penis pumps. The program has spent $172 million in the…
By: Claire Hannum / March 13, 2014

Watch John Oliver Bid Farewell To “The Daily Show”

Last night was John Oliver's last episode on "The Daily Show" as he gears up to host an HBO comedy series next year. He spent over seven years with the show, and even stepped in as host this summer. Jon Stewart refreshed audiences on some of Oliver's best moments and made for…
By: Claire Hannum / December 20, 2013

Jon Stewart Taking A Hiatus From “The Daily Show”

Jon Stewart is temporarily leaving "The Daily Show"! Gasp! Whatever could be going on? Well, fret not, my friends. Stewart is simply taking eight weeks off this June to produce his first feature film and leaving the show in John Olivier's capable British hands. [Comedy Central] Carly Rae Jepsen canceled a concert for…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 5, 2013

Jon Stewart Reminds Everyone That Women Are Not Mice, Can Fight In Military Combat

Jon Stewart's latest crusade: picking apart the right-leaning backlash stemming from Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's decision to allow women to serve in combat roles.  A former U.S. Marine penned a piece in the Wall Street Journal [second item] fretting that in combat soldiers often have to urinate and defecate i…
By: Sarah Gray / January 29, 2013

Kristen Schaal Explains The GOP’s Appeal To Married Women

Once upon a time, Kristen Schaal from "The Daily Show" was a selfish single woman just like me, only caring about where her next free "whore pills" came from. But just as conservative pundits say, once she became a married woman, Schaal suddenly cared about the future of this country. You know, like a married…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 15, 2012
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