Posts tagged "the daily show"

On Jessica Williams, “Imposter Syndrome,” Leaning In & Why It’s Okay To Say “That’s Not For Me”

Over the last seven-and-a-half years, I've told The Frisky's "origin story" more times than I can count, and almost always in the same way, whether I'm talking to our company's new CEO, sitting in on an ad sales presentation or chit-chatting at a cocktail party. Since I'm the site's founding editor-in-chief, that script usually include…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 18, 2015

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

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

Frisky Q&A: “Daily Show” Correspondent Jessica Williams Gets Scientific

Last week, "Daily Show" correspondent Jessica Williams paid a visit to the NYU science labs to conduct some #EmojiScience experiments. The GE #EmojiScience campaign set out to prove that there's science in everything by creating experiments that relate to emojis. Scientist…
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

Ronan Farrow Talks Going To College At 11 On “The Daily Show”

This is refreshing: a member of the Farrow family is in the news and it's not related to the Woody Allen child molestation accusation saga. Ronan Farrow, 26-year-old prodigy and son of Mia and maybe Frank Sinatra, is the host of a new MSNBC talk show, which debuts on Monday. The…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 21, 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

Malala Yousafzai On Having The Courage To Speak Out Against The Taliban

"I was not worried about myself that much. I was worried about my father. Because we thought that the Taliban are not that much cruel, that they would kill a child, because I was 14 at that time. But then later on… I started thinking about that. And I used to think that the Tali…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 9, 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
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