The Daily Show’s fill-in host John Oliver held no prisoners tonight as he took ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner to task over his latest sexting allegations, skewering the mayoral wannabe for continuing to communicate with random women long after his resignation.
“Now, America is collectively experiencing déjà ewww,” declared Mr. Oliver, who dedicated nearly two full segments of the show to his take-down, aided by mock movie posters and racy props.
The Daily Show finally weighed in on New York City’s pair of politicians plodding their post-sex scandal electoral comebacks–and they didn’t exactly hold back.
During last night’s episode, fill-in host John Oliver mercilessly skewered former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, dubbed “Prostitute Johnson,” and former Congressman Anthony Weiner, nicknamed “Dick Pic McGee.”
Daily Show Democracy
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.
Occupy Wall Street
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
We here at the New York Observer don’t like to pat ourselves on the back too often (it’s definitely uncouth, and we’re nothing if not couth), but we couldn’t help feeling a surge of pride when Jon Stewart used the video we uncovered of Daily Kos’ Jesse LaGreca telling off a Fox News producer during his Wednesday night broadcast.
Of course, we’re only noticing this video now because unlike the “media-mocking-the-media-mocking-the-protesters” angle that Comedy Central took, we were actually down at the Megamarch on Wednesday and forgot to TiVo Mr. Stewart. Again, not patting ourselves on the back or anything.
The Daily Show
Last night on The Daily Show, Mr. Stewart suggested that Mr. Paul gain some weight (it worked for New Jersey governor Chris Christie) or change his opinions. The media’s bored with his consistency.
2010 was kind to Jon Stewart. The serious-or-not controversy that preceded the Rally to Restore Sanity led to endless press. Once it happened, Stewart found himself before a live audeince of hundreds of thousands of people, as well as millions watching on TV. Then, the aftermath led to more press, including some who claimed Read More
Rachel Maddow devoted Thursday night’s entire episode of her MSNBC show to an interview with Jon Stewart. The “Daily Show” host addressed criticism of his recent D.C. rally and outlined his issues with MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News.
The Oct. 30 “Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear” on the National Mall was attended Read More
Two months after Glenn Beck corralled thousands of people to the National Mall for his Restoring Honor rally, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are set to unleash their response to the gathered masses tomorrow. Pegged as the Rally to Restore Sanity, the event pushes Stewart out of the realm of satire, even if he insists it’s Read More
Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are both planning rallies for Oct. 30, with the “Daily Show” host leading the Rally to Restore Sanity and the “Colbert Report” host offering the March to Keep Fear Alive. They may be all the way in Washington, D.C, but Arianna Huffington has been nice enough to charter a Read More