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Comedy Central's Next Roast Victim: The Biebs

What the world—and Justin himself—has been waiting for for years

(Newser) - Calvin Klein model , Malala BFF , Orlando Bloom nemesis , and now … Comedy Central roastee? The comedy network has just made Justin Bieber's dream of allegedly the past few years come true by announcing that the 20-year-old singer will be the headliner at its next roast, scheduled to tape...

Comedy Central Names Colbert's Successor

Larry Wilmore, familiar to Jon Stewart fans, will host 'Minority Report'

(Newser) - The man with the job of replacing Stephen Colbert at Comedy Central is probably going to be familiar to fans. Larry Wilmore, who shows up regularly on Jon Stewart's show as its "senior black correspondent," will host a new show called Minority Report, says Variety . Wilmore and...

Colbert Spends Entire Report Firing Back at Tweet Uproar

He won't cancel his show, but he did delete the @ColbertReport Twitter account

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert certainly took the #CancelColbert controversy seriously: He devoted last night's entire Colbert Report to discussing it. "To recap: A web editor I've never met posts a tweet in my name on an account I don't control, outrages a hashtag activist, and the news media...

'Dumb Starbucks' Shut Down, Mastermind Revealed

Comedy Central star was brains behind parody

(Newser) - Looks like " Dumb Starbucks " has served its last Dumb Frappuccino. LA County health inspectors shut down the "parody coffee shop" yesterday, soon after comedian Nathan Fielder revealed himself as the brains of the operation, reports the Los Angeles Times . The Canadian funnyman hosts the Comedy Central show...

Futurama Canceled Again
 Futurama Canceled Again 

Futurama Canceled Again

Comedy Central pulls plug after 7 seasons

(Newser) - Bad news, everyone! Comedy Central has decided to make Futurama a thing of the past once more, EW reports. The second half of season 7—a 13-episode set beginning June 19—will be the last new adventures for Fry and friends, with the final episode set to air Sept. 4....

Phew! Stewart, SpongeBob Return to DirecTV

Viacom settles dispute with provider

(Newser) - DirectTV subscribers who want their MTV, SpongeBob SquarePants, or comedian Jon Stewart are getting their wish. Viacom and the satellite TV service provider said today that they have settled a dispute that had cut off access to 17 Viacom channels for DirectTV subscribers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed....

'Goodnight Moon Colony' Spoofs Gingrich Campaign

Comedy Central offers parody of 'Goodnight Moon'

(Newser) - Now that Newt Gingrich has finally , finally , finally dropped out of the presidential race, Comedy Central bids him adieu with an inspired take on a classic children’s book. It’s a "storybook farewell to Newt Gingrich's campaign, which we'll always remember for its nuanced policy positions...

Colbert Report Back Tomorrow

Comedy Central host keeps mum on rumors about mom

(Newser) - The Colbert Report will resume taping tomorrow after the show suddenly shut down this week and aired repeats Wednesday and Thursday, the New York Times reports. Stephen Colbert hasn't addressed rumors that he stopped taping to take care of his 91-year-old mom , Lorna. But he did tweet on Friday...

Emergency Blamed as Colbert Report Shuts Down

Show cites 'unforseen circumstances'

(Newser) - If you were surprised that there was no new Colbert Report last night, you're not alone; so was the show's guest and audience. Just hours before the scheduled taping, Comedy Central suddenly shut down the show, saying it would instead air reruns for the rest of the week....

Stewart Rips Mitt&#39;s Tax Rate
 Stewart Rips 
 Mitt's Tax Rate 

Stewart Rips Mitt's Tax Rate

Poor people need better lobbyists: host

(Newser) - Jon Stewart ripped into Mitt Romney's tax return last night, and Elizabeth Warren showed up later to hammer home the point. "How can you justify making more in one day than the median American family makes in a year, while paying an effective tax rate of the guy...

Charlie Sheen Comedy Central Roast: William Shatner, Jon Lovitz, Mike Tyson, Slash Pay Raunchy Homage
 Charlie Sheen Gets Roasted 

Charlie Sheen Gets Roasted

Comedy Central fetes actor with raunchy roast

(Newser) - Charlie Sheen probably needs an intervention, but he got roasted instead last night on Comedy Central. Celebs roasters included William Shatner, Seth MacFarlane, Mike Tyson, Jon Lovitz, and Patrice O'Neal, and the Huffington Post has a rundown of the best zingers from the raunchfest:
  • Shatner: "Never ever forget

Charlie Sheen Roast to Air on Night of Kutcher's Debut

It all goes down Sept. 19

(Newser) - Well, this is sure to be some combination of awkward and hilarious: Charlie Sheen will subject himself to a Comedy Central Roast. “You could say I've been providing kindling for this Roast for a while. It's time to light it up. It's going to be epic,...

Larry King's Next Gig: The Daily Show?!

CNN legend in talks with Jon Stewart's crew

(Newser) - The Daily Show's in talks to add a new contributor to its stable—and you just might have heard of him. Larry King has talked with Comedy Central about joining Jon Stewart's snarky faux-news show, sources tells the New York Post . "A single conversation has happened," says one....

Stewart: Does Obama 'Get It'?
 Stewart: Does Obama 'Get It'? 

Stewart: Does Obama 'Get It'?

And what is 'it,' anyway?

(Newser) - Jon Stewart has noticed a recurring theme in the coverage of the president’s post-election press conference: The pundits are all eager to know if Barack Obama "gets it," he explained on last night’s Daily Show in a segment titled "The Mourning After." But they’...

Jon Stewart Voted 'World's Most Influential'

President Obama drops to 21st place

(Newser) - President Obama, chosen as the world's most influential man by the readers of online mag AskMen in 2008, didn't even crack the top 20 this time around. This year, the half-million readers who voted on the top 49 named Jon Stewart as the most influential man of 2010, describing the...

Stephen Colbert Losing Fans in Congress

Lawmakers sour on show and 'Better Know a District' bit

(Newser) - Congress seems to be getting tired of Stephen Colbert, and not just because of his in-character testimony on Capitol Hill, reports Politico . More and more lawmakers are turning down requests to be on his show—especially for the "Better Know a District" segment, which initially attracted lawmakers as an...

Comedian Greg Giraldo Dead at Age 44

Prescription drug OD suspected

(Newser) - Comic Greg Giraldo died today of an apparent prescription drug overdose. Best known for his work on several Comedy Central roasts and NBC's Last Comic Standing, the 44-year-old died in a New Jersey hospital days after being hospitalized. "The tragic news of Greg's passing hits us very, very hard....

Park Service: No Permit Yet for Stewart, Colbert

Comedy central duo plan DC rallies next month

(Newser) - Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have generated lots of buzz for their DC rallies on October 30 (see video here ), but the National Park Service doesn't want anyone to get too excited just yet: The permit has yet to be approved. The agency "is neither saying that it...

Best Zingers From Hoff's Roast
 Best Zingers From Hoff's Roast 

Best Zingers From Hoff's Roast

And the promos are just as funny

(Newser) - Warning: The promos for Comedy Central’s roast of David Hasselhoff might just be enough to make you like the troubled actor again. The Baywatch star and German music phenom was roasted Sunday night by Comedy Central regulars like Gilbert Gottfried, as well as newcomers like Jerry Springer and Hulk...

Stewart Explains GOP's Beef With Kagan: She's a Jew

Daily Show dissects the confirmation hearings

(Newser) - Jon Stewart thinks he's discovered the real reason Republicans don't like Elena Kagan. After poring over clips of her confirmation hearings—in which they made sidelong references to her "background" and "beliefs" and New York upbringing, Stewart cracked, "Let's cut to the chase: You're a Jew! You're...

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