This year's 2014 NY Comedy Festival went down from November 5th through 9th in over 20 venues around the city. It once again had a stellar line-up of comics which made it difficult for us to pick and choose which shows to actually put on our "must see" list. That said, it had to be done and, ultimat ... More >>
Election Day is finally here, and you could cut the tension with -- well, just about anything, really. The dull edge of a key. A butter knife coated in marshmallow fluff. A newborn kitten's tiny, gummy teeth. That's because, as you're probably well aware, the main contests are all pretty much deci ... More >>
The moment we'd all been waiting for finally happened last night: Anthony Weiner's campaign was ripped from the headlines, and remixed into an episode of Law & Order: SVU. Which headlines, exactly? Glad you asked! We put together a list. While the episode took most of its inspiration from Weiner's ... More >>
Who doesn't love a good Weiner joke? They're simple, yet effective, and since Tuesday--the day New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner publicly confessed that "some" of the explicit photos and chat logs unearthed by TheDirty.com were legitimate--comedians (and people who just think they are c ... More >>
On last night's Daily Show, Lewis Black decimated Texas Governor Rick Perry's series of radio ads, which are aimed at luring companies away from all those shitty, freedom-hating states and down to Texas.
What, me brilliant?
No, it's not me asking that. I already know you do--and thank you, by the way! But interestingly, Creative Loafing posed that question in an editorial titled "Call For Snark: CL Is Looking For The Next Michael Musto Or Molly Ivins." Asks the piece:
The Daily Show with Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cMoment of Zen - Mitt Romney's Boyhood Dreamswww.thedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire BlogThe Daily Show on FacebookThroughout the summer, our 'Mitt Loves N.Y.' series followed the money trails of New York's wealthies ... More >>
Could this be the ice cream of your dreams? Or nightmares? [See More Bad Food Jokes: It Happened One Sunday Afternoon... | Jon Stewart Dishes on Chick-fil-A's Dan Cathy] Update: As we suspected, based partly on the unnatural color of the toothpaste chunks, this new Ben & Jerry's flavor is a comple ... More >>
Last weekend rightbloggers put on their finery for the Breitbart Awards in Providence, Rhode Island. Some got plaques, others listened to speeches and attended seminars. It certainly sounds like a good time to us, so we think it strange that rightbloggers didn't seem as interested in their own even ... More >>
David Rees gets the lead out
It goes without saying that New York baseball fans are classier than those of New England -- we see evidence of that every time the Yankees and Red Sox play, whether in New York or Boston. As the Super Bowl approaches, it should be just as obvious that New York football fans are classier than their ... More >>
The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive Want to hear the star of Harry and the Hendersons -- no, not Harry, the human one -- narrate a Mitt Romney attack ad? You're in luck. Watch the above video.
waferboard/flickrHappy French Fry Day, fatties!Earlier this week, we brought you a recipe from Food Fest 365, a cookbook that features recipes for each of the year's 365 food days. Monday was Blueberry Muffin Day, and yesterday was National French Fry Day. On The Daily Show last night, Jon St ... More >>
Esther ZuckermanThe New York Post reported Monday that "law and order" has returned to Union Square Park by way of tough love from the NYPD. Because the claim seemed a little hyperbolic, we went to the park around 7 p.m. Tuesday to check things out. Although the park's stretch known as "Metha ... More >>
Someone needs a lesson in slices.Yes, we all love to make fun of The Donald. But Jon Stewart's nearly-eight-minute-long tirade on last night's episode of The Daily Show takes the cake (um, pie?) when it comes to Trump dressing-downs. What sparked the epic rant was Donald Trump's mysteriously ... More >>
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
The Taliban has joined al Qaeda in admitting that Osama Bin Laden is in fact dead. Bin Laden "embraced martyrdom as per the Will of the Almighty Allah during an abrupt attack by the American invading soldiers," as per their statement. In other Bin Laden-related news, the U.S. has demanded to know ... More >>
For a brief moment in late 2008, it felt like the clouds were parting after eight dark years, and TV on the Radio's supremely great "Golden Age" might just be heralding the start of something truly amazing. The band went all in, leaving any arty pretension to the music video and earnestly pr ... More >>
Black sees red over taco filler.No taco chain scandal is complete without a frothing-at-the-mouth rant from Lewis Black. At first, he seemed unfazed (well, for him) at the lawsuit claiming the taco meat filling is mostly filler on his 'Back in Black' segment on The Daily Show last night. Afte ... More >>
While Sarah Palin bemoaned the state of public discourse as it flew from sorrow and mourning to finger-pointing, the nation itself grabbed a popcorn bucket and sat back while she attempted a curious, teleprompted defense. Some commentators are questioning what effect her bloody awful choice o ... More >>
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What a horrible year it's been. There's been something to annoy everyone, and everyone took full advantage: The health care bill, the Tea Party, the BP spill, the Ground Zero Mosque, the Glenn Beck and Jon Stewart rallies, the Republican Comeback, the enhanced TSA patdowns, WikiLeaks -- and every bi ... More >>
Justin Noel1534, the new cocktail bar located beneath the French bistro Jacques in Nolita, is opening ce soir with its menu of colonially inspired drinks and snacks. Head bartender Justin Noel started working with the bar a few months back as a consultant (he's with Contemporary Cocktails, wh ... More >>
ViaIf there's a possibility that you care, then you already know: today is Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear on the National Mall in Washington D.C. A bunch of liberals and reporters are currently making their way to our nation's capital by any means necess ... More >>
Just one of the 49 faces of influence.All we're saying is, Russell Brand (#49) has got to be pissed. Steven Slater of the blond aerodynamic locks (good for emergency evacuations down airplane slides) and infamous on-board freak-out has been declared 48th of the 49 most influential men from A ... More >>
Is it possible to get a laughing hernia?
A play or two from outer space, but some hit closer to home
If you read the internet at all this week, you might be inclined to think there's a cross-generational, interracial sex tape about. As it turns out, all of the buzz is just based on an episode of Saturday Night Live, airing tonight, with host Betty White and musical guest Jay-Z. The show will ... More >>
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cEnd Timeswww.thedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorNewt Gingrich Unedited Interview So the Daily Show's Jason Jones was somehow invited to infiltrate the Times for a segment that ran last night called "End Times," in which Jones w ... More >>
[HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Monday New York headlines...Ex-police officer fired for corruption is suspected of killing his Brooklyn girlfriend, wounding another yesterday.Brooklyn teenager, 17, chases troublemakers from a party, drops dead of a heart attack.Father picks up Pace ... More >>
A pro-Palestinian demonstration was held at City Hall yesterday, WCBS reports, and part of the entertainment was a chance to throw shoes at a picture of Michael Bloomberg. The larger point was to criticize Bloomberg for his implication that New York supported Israel in its conflict with Gaza. "He d ... More >>
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