In the wake of all this Jezebel hullabaloo comes some hard data about the state of The Daily Show: THR reports that Daniel Tosh, host of Tosh.0, has surpassed both Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to become the most watched host on Comedy Central.
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Good news, fans of snarky news commentary! Last night Comedy Central announced that they signed an extension with Jon Stewart to host The Daily Show through June 2013. And here’s hoping one of the provisions allows for Mr. Stewart to get a new desk, since he seems none too happy with the current one. Read More
Doug Herzog, the head of MTV Networks Entertainment, credits Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless with that network’s duckling-to-swan transformation from repository for syndicated sitcoms and stand-up acts to a hallowed home for envelope-pushing original content. In the trade magazine Broadcasting & Cable, Mr. Herzog even calls her “one of the key architects of Read More
For the past few years, media buffs have been waiting for the elusive answer to a simple question: When is what’s on TV going to really start acting more like what’s on the Web? It’s a two-part question, really, and the answer isn’t nearly as clear as you might think.
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“It seems like the voices of our leaders and special interests and the media, they’re surrounding us.” Glenn Beck, one of America’s most popular television populists, was speaking to his audience on the afternoon of Friday, March 13, during an hourlong special. At this point, he was choking back tears. This was the money shot: Read More
Standing on the stage at Webster Hall in front of a standing-room only crowd on March 24, Avner Ronen, the founder of Boxee, announced some big news: Hulu is back. Mr. Ronen, dressed in his Boxee shirt, beer in hand, released a new “alpha” version of Boxee, the open-source software that is Read More
Walter Isaacson took his case for saving newspapers to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last night, rehashing much of the micropayment proposal he makes in this week’s Time Magazine.
He also retold his endearing yarn about going fishing with his friend Thomas who "had a theory that ice should be free," Read More
Last night, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart‘s Jason Jones—he of the in-development cooking show sitcom—did a segment on how regular folks like you, me, or that guy Chris Matthews humiliated on air for not knowing what Neville Chamberlain did last May, can attain the lofty title of "pundit."
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Just weeks after The Daily Show with Jon Stewart enlisted Hall & Oates to send off Alan Colmes—lyrics included, "Anytime you need a token liberal/ Nothing but a body to fill the chair/ The barest shadow of a person/ Alan Colmes is always there"—Stephen Colbert has enlisted the former Hannity sidekick as co-host Read More