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.
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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
Penny-pinching New Yorkers now have one less excuse for missing Jon Stewart’s upcoming Rally to Restore Sanity. Last night on The Daily Show, Arianna Huffington announced that she would be providing transportation to Washington, D.C. for the Oct. 30 event. “We have as many buses as people to fill them,” she said.
The Read More
Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich appeared on The Daily Show last night to speak about his corruption trial, which ended last week with not guilty rulings an all but one out of 24 charges.
More than anything else, Jon Stewart challenged Mr. Blagojevich’s decision not to take the stand. “You’re a young sweet boy trying Read More
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.
This may come as a surprise Read More
Media M&A, Catchers in the Rye
“The good news today is we did not close today, we went up for sale,” Jon Meacham told Jon Stewart on The Daily Show last night.
There was a dark edge to Mr. Meacham’s humor, but he seemed realistic about the challenges facing his magazine.
“We’ve made it as hard as possible,” Mr. Meacham Read More
If President Obama seemed to blow Jay Leno out of the water at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, it’s because he received a little presidential aid.
The Daily Beast’s Lloyd Grove notes that Obama received help with his jokes from Daily Show writers.
“The only person whose ratings fell more than mine Read More