The Daily Show weighed in on Tuesday’s election results last night, and celebrated mayoral winner Bill de Blasio’s “incredibly awesome family”–at one point donning an afro wig to try to be more like Mr. de Blasio’s famous son, Dante.
“Adopt me?” asked host Jon Stewart after playing a clip of the family on victory night doing their signature dance move, “The Smackdown.”
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The mayor’s race returned to late-night TV last night, with both The Daily Show and Colbert Report offering their takes on next Tuesday’s primary.
Back at the helm after an extended absence, Daily Show, host Jon Stewart directly went after front-runner Bill de Blasio’s tall stature.
“How large is Bil de Blasio? Did that guy fall right off a bean stalk?” he asked, turning to assail Anthony Weiner for his controversies on the campaign trail.
TripAdvisor has somehow ranked New York City fourth in the nation for best pizza.
The website, notorious for misinformed ratings based on user reviews, announced the results yesterday as part of “The Best US Destinations For a Pizza Pie.”
The Big Apple was placed behind San Diego, Las Vegas and Boston, to the chagrin of pretty much anyone who’s ever eaten pizza.
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I’ve long had a theory about why The Colbert Report is funnier than The Daily Show, and it has nothing to do with the conservative persona that the former’s host lampoons. It’s in the different approaches to comedy by those coming from a stand-up background–like Mr. Stewart–versus comedians coming from a sketch background. Mr. Colbert, a Second City alum, has always been a team player when it came to his Comedy Central spin-off, sitting in on writers’ room meetings and actively taking part in the collaborative process of creating his show. Meanwhile, Mr. Stewart ran his program with a “joyless rage,” with no writer left confused about who was in charge of the jokes.
Breaking news on the biggest thing in television this summer–and no, it’s not the True Blood premiere where Sookie totally gets down with a blood-soaked Billith.
As you should already know, Daily Show correspondent John Oliver will be taking the reins from Jon Stewart this summer so that the super handsome (it’s not just us!) Read More
Daily Show Democracy
In the kind of grand-scale symbolism achievable only in this great city of ours, ordinary folks throughout Manhattan might have surmised from the Empire State Building being gussied up in blue, with red and white on the tippy-top (cop car, siren), that the swells who support the New York City Police Foundation were putting on Read More
His TV show’s set, his smile and even his hair look just like Jon Stewart’s. But Egyptian television host Bassem Youssef’s rights couldn’t be more different.
On The Daily Show on Monday night, Mr. Stewart came to the defense of his Middle Eastern alter-ego, host of the Egyptian satirical TV news show Al Bernameg (“The Read More
Last Wednesday night, at around 8 p.m., the Transom spotted celebrity chef Mario Batali ambling through the Museum of Modern Art in his bright orange Crocs. But he wasn’t here to see the Munch exhibition. He was en route to the New York premiere of A Place at the Table, a somber new Read More
The Eight-Day Week
In beguiling Gen. David Petraeus, biographer Paula Broadwell joins a select group of ambitious female scribes who have run away—literally—with their subjects.
Ms. Broadwell seduced the exercise-mad general in Afghanistan when she proved she could match his six-minute miles. She sealed the deal with a finished piece of hagiography called—no snickering now—All In, which she then went on to flog in evening dresses that revealed biceps to rival Michelle Obama’s.
Ms. Broadwell is in hiding now, but she’s in good company.
Female scribes may be at a disadvantage when it comes to good assignments and pay, but they enjoy certain benefits vis-à-vis male egomaniacs.
It’s hard to believe Jon Stewart has time to spare before the presidential election, but for the fourth year running, he’s hosting his Night of Too Many Stars benefit, an apolitical gathering devoted to raising money for autism research. Funny people (Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Seth Rogen, Jerry Seinfeld) and,