Posts tagged "jon stewart"

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]…

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 knowing just what to say to bring events sharply into perspective, and when he…

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 tov!

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 absurd assault punishments have included 30-day suspensions and book report assignments. Jon Stewart was just a…

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 past five…

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 a teary farewell.

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…

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 in front of each other — often

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

Jessica Wakeman / November 15, 2012

Robert Pattinson Handles First Post-Breakup Appearance On “The Daily Show” With Class

Last night, Jon Stewart went easy on Robert Pattinson, whose appearance on “The Daily Show” was his first since his ‘Twilight” co-star/girlfriend, Kristen Stewart, was busted publicly cheating on him with director Rupert Sanders. Jokingly (but sweetly) offering him a pint of Ben & Jerry’s, Stewart said that for young people, breaking up sometimes feel…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 14, 2012

Louis C.K. Didn’t Defend Daniel Tosh’s Rape Joke After All

Comedian Louis C.K. hit up “The Daily Show” last night and addressed his tweet from last week that seemed to be in support of Daniel Tosh’s rape joke. C.K. said he was in Vermont on vacation and not following the controversy raging on the Internet; he sats innocently watched an episode of “Tosh.0″ and…

Jessica Wakeman / July 17, 2012

Yay: Huffington Post Has A “Sideboob” Section Now

It’s no secret that Huffington Post has some pretty ridic sections on its voluminous site. The idea behind the massive conglomeration of categories is to cover and “win” as many kinds of content on the web. We get that. But yesterday, after Jon Stewart made fun of all the sideboob on HuffPo on “The Daily

Julie Gerstein / June 6, 2012

Jon Stewart Takes On Rush Limbaugh Over “Slut” Slur

Jon Stewart took on Rush Limbaugh’s “slut” slur on last night’s show and put it best, as always: “Personally, I don’t get too worked up by the things Rush Limbaugh says because he is, and has been for many years, a terrible person.” This is so amazing, I have nothing better to say than put your…

Jessica Wakeman / March 6, 2012

Jon Stewart On Congress’ Anti-Birth Control Sausagefest

Last night on “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart was freaking hilarious in his coverage of last week’s anti-birth control sausagefest in Congress, in which a panel of all dudes tried to argue against President Obama’s health care reform compromise. Did you know these men mentioned “spiritual rape,” whatever that is, and Josef Stalin? When you…

Jessica Wakeman / February 21, 2012

Jon Stewart’s Send-Up To The “Holy Sausage Fest” Freaking Out Over Birth Control

Sean Hannity from Fox News had a whole bunch of dudes — white dudes, black dudes, all dudes — stop by for a big ol’ sausage-fest discussion of the birth control debate. Comparisons between health care reform to getting taken over by the Nazis? Oh, yeah, somebody went there. 
Jon Stewart’s response is on point, as usual:…

Jessica Wakeman / February 14, 2012

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?&#8221…

Newser / January 26, 2012

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?

Jessica Wakeman / July 14, 2011

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…

Jessica Wakeman / June 7, 2011

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…

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

Jessica Wakeman / January 26, 2011