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When the election night broadcast cut to Bill de Blasio's victory party late Tuesday, some watching from home had the chance to see what could very well be the next first family of New York City in action for the first time. Daily Show host Jon Stewart, for one, was smitten.
Nothing seems to make Jon Stewart happier than being face-to-face with a New York Met, whether he be past or present. Hope you tuned in Tuesday night to see him talk to future Hall of Famer--yeah, that's right, I said it--Mike Piazza. The greatest hitting catcher in baseball history was plugging h ... More >>
When bankrupt food manufacturer Hostess announced its plans to shut down and sell assets after a series of nationwide employee strikes, fans wondered what the future might hold for Hostess products like Ding Dongs, Wonder Bread, and Twinkies. On The Daily Show last night, Jon Stewart had a go at t ... More >>
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The Secret Policeman's Ball: Coldplay, Mumford & Sons, Russell Brand, Eddie Izzard, and many others Radio City Music Hall Sunday, March 4 Better than: Watching the Lohan Saturday Night Live on DVR. Going to a live show that's actually meant to be broadcast on television can be a deadly propositio ... More >>
This Sunday, the Secret Policeman's Balla night of music and comedy celebrating the 50th anniversary of Amnesty Internationalis taking place at Radio City Music Hall, and today Sound of the City is giving away a pair of tickets. Among the luminaries appearing at the event: Jon Stewart; ... More >>
A year and change ago SOTC emerituses (emereti?) Rob Harvilla and Zach Baron said it seemed at least a bit likely, and now it's really happening: The Afghan Whigs, the Cincinnati chroniclers of suffering for love while swaddling one's self in soul to help ease the pain a bit, will be getting ... More >>
The New York Comedy Festival has arrived. The festival turns eight this year, and will hopefully celebrate with humor children of that age can't understand. While always a showcase for chuckles, the first day of the festival has a higher purpose: supporting injured soldiers through the Bob Woodruff ... More >>
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Yesterday we questioned just what the New York State Senate was doing addressing issues like horse racing, tightrope walking and the Miss Chinese New York pageant during their extended summer session, while leaving important issues like rent control and, oh, marriage equality for the very, very end. ... More >>
"I suggest you look at the unedited version online, where my emotional states don't seem to change so arbitrarily," said Jon Stewart on The Daily Show last night, his first show since exclaiming, "You're insane!" at Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday. Stewart, of course, said more about the state ... More >>
Jon Stewart gently mocked his old friend and college roommate Anthony Weiner as the penis scandal escalated last week, and even yesterday, with Weiner taking full responsibility for his porny internet time, Stewart's response was without the kinds of cutting jokes expected of The Daily Show when a p ... More >>
"I was hoping he would have a very clear and strong, reasonable-seeming explanation -- that hasn't necessarily happened so far," Jon Stewart said, with extra-torturous language, on The Daily Show last night, about his close friend (and college roommate!) Anthony Weiner, the New York congressman who ... More >>
On last night's Daily Show, host Jon Stewart absolutely eviscerated the amendment proposed to the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Law, which says that before first responders receive medical benefits, they must first be screened by the F.B.I. to assure they're not terrorists.
The biggest problem in the House of Representatives at the moment is Chris Smith's "No Taxpayer for Abortion" Act, which seeks to limit women's choices in reproductive matters by doing things like banning federal funding for abortions in rape cases. Also an issue, though, was the bill's langu ... More >>
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On Saturday in Washington Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert held their Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Keep Fear Alive. The purpose of the event, which drew more than 200,000 people, was to help Cat Stevens win support for his fatwa against Salman Rushdie. What, you didn't know that? You must have mis ... More >>
Have you heard enough about this rally that happened in D.C. this weekend? Maybe. We've already told you what it was like and what the best signs looked like. But what about what it looked like from TV, far away from the uncontested idealism and cheer? Village Voice film editor Allison Benedi ... More >>
The Million Man MarchBecause it is difficult to form and articulate intelligent thoughts, in general, but specifically about an event that blurs the lines between sincerity, irony, comedy and politics, much of the conversation surrounding Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Rally to Restore San ... More >>
• Charlie Sheen's mystery "hooker" was actually a porn star, "Capri Anderson," who's "adamant she's not a working girl," according to TMZ, and was very upset to be identified as such. Her dad, of course, had no idea what she did for a living. [NYP]
On Friday evening, CNN briskly fired Rick's List host Rick Sanchez, after his off-color remarks about Jews went virally bonkers in less than 24 hours. "I'm telling you that everybody who runs CNN is a lot like Stewart, and a lot of people who run all the other networks are a lot like Stewart, ... More >>
There are not enough words to describe the extent to which Rick Sanchez has -- without fail, time and time again -- aired out the worst aspects of his arrogant, patently unlikeable persona -- one which seems to thrive on his own incompetence like it's an anabolic steroid -- on full display, d ... More >>
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Scientists have (finally!) succeeded in growing meat in a lab using pig stem cells. So far, apparently, it tastes like "soggy pork."
We were all stunned and saddened by the news Monday of Gourmet closing up shop, and disheartened by the way it was done. But Jon Stewart had us chuckling with his response to the downfall of America's oldest food magazine (as well as the closing of Modern Bride, Elegant Bride, and Cookie: Jon Ste ... More >>
Filmmaker Robert Kenner made an appearance on The Daily Show to talk about Food Inc., which is now playing in select theaters across the country. Jon Stewart, who joked that he hadn't eaten since seeing the movie, called the industrial farming practices depicted in the film "the Abu Grahib of anim ... More >>
In Sunday's New York Times, Frank Rich wrote that culture warriors -- that is, those "intrusive and divisive moral scolds who thrived in the bubbles of the Clinton and Bush years" -- are being "laid off" in the Obama era, because people are too concerned with the genuine crisis of the economy to ... More >>
Hmm: after suffering an epic smackdown on Jon Stewart's show last night, Jim Cramer didn't show up for a planned "The Morning Joe" interview this morning. "Guess he had a late night," said Joe Scarborough. Reaction to the Daily Show ep was swift and brutal. James Fallows of The Atlantic compares S ... More >>
There was something unusual about Jim Cramer's appearance last night on "The Daily Show." We've never seen a Jon Stewart guest so obviously expecting to get his ass kicked, and never seen Stewart kick anyone's ass so thoroughly. In fact, Cramer was so sweaty, nervous and contrite, and Stewart di ... More >>
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