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Jon Stewart: Debate Could've Used More Drugs
Jon Stewart: 'This
Cannot Be Real Life'

Jon Stewart: 'This Cannot Be Real Life'

'Daily Show' host calls out Biden's stumbles, Trump's lies at debate

(Newser) - If there were performance-enhancing drugs in use at Thursday's presidential debate, there weren't enough, according to Jon Stewart. President Biden's stumbles and former President Trump's blatant lies showed "both of these men should be using performance-enhancing drugs"—"as much of it as they...

Jon Stewart Skewers Trump Conviction Coverage in 5 Points
Jon Stewart Skewers Trump
Conviction Coverage in 5 Points

Jon Stewart Skewers Trump Conviction Coverage in 5 Points

Host blasts the left, the right, and the media

(Newser) - It was a one-two punch from Jon Stewart on Monday as the Daily Show host offered his typically skewering take on media coverage of former President Trump's fraud conviction. He also hit out at the left, the right, and, occasionally, both at the same time. The major points and...

Jon Stewart Has Beef With Coverage of Trump Trial

'What the f--- are we doing?'

(Newser) - The media may think it's learned from its outsized coverage of Donald Trump, but nope, not according to Jon Stewart, who spent Monday's Daily Show blasting coverage of the former president's hush money trial in New York. "It's a trial. It's boring, mostly,"...

A Formerly 'Super-Sheltered' Comedian Arrives on Late Night

Taylor Tomlinson talks overcoming introversion to break barriers as female host

(Newser) - One week ago, Taylor Tomlinson didn't even have a set for her new CBS late-night show . "Nothing's done yet," the 30-year-old stand-up comedian, about to become the sole female host of a late-night show, told CBS News . "Everyone's, like, asking me. I'm like,...

Guess Who Just Showed Up on the Late Show
Guess Who Just Showed
Up on the Late Show

Guess Who Just Showed Up on the Late Show

David Letterman visits Stephen Colbert at Ed Sullivan Theater, his first time since leaving in 2015

(Newser) - For the first time in more than eight years, David Letterman took to the stage at New York City's Ed Sullivan Theater, but this time, he was on the other side of the desk. The former Late Show host popped in for a visit on Monday with current Late ...

Late-Night Shows Schedule Post-Strike Returns
Late-Night Shows Set Returns

Late-Night Shows Set Returns

Weeknight programs plan fresh episodes for Monday

(Newser) - Late-night TV shows were among the first major programs to leave the air when the Writers Guild launched its strike on May 2, and they're going to be among the first to return, starting this weekend. Bill Maher tweeted that Real Time With Bill Maher will be back on...

Bill Maher's Show Is Returning Without Writers
Bill Maher
Won't Return
Amid Strike
After All

Bill Maher Won't Return Amid Strike After All

HBO host cites possible progress in talks, will wait to see what happens

(Newser) - Bill Maher is following the lead of Drew Barrymore —he has scrapped plans to resume his HBO talk show amid the Hollywood writers' strike, per the Hollywood Reporter . Maher cited apparent progress in negotiations. "My decision to return to work was made when it seemed nothing was happening...

Rolling Stone: Fallon Staffers Live in Fear of 'Bad Jimmy Days'

Article alleges a 'toxic' environment at 'Tonight Show'

(Newser) - Rolling Stone magazine is out with a lengthy report that alleges a "toxic" environment on the set of the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. It starts with the host himself, according to the report, which quotes 14 former staffers and two current ones to that effect. On what...

Fired by Fox, Carlson Gets Skewered on Late Night

After big-name media firings, late-night hosts go to town on Tucker Carlson, Don Lemon

(Newser) - As Fox employees absorbed the news Monday of Tucker Carlson's ouster , late-night TV used the development as fodder for its own purposes. Show hosts dug into Carlson's seeming support for Russian President Vladimir Putin , takes on Jan. 6 , disgust over a recent M&Ms makeover , anti-LGBTQ views , and...

In One Week, Late Night Could Take a Hard Hit

Looming Hollywood writers strike will affect talk shows, 'SNL' first if deal isn't reached by May 1

(Newser) - May 1 is the deadline for Hollywood writers, represented by the Writers Guild of America, to reach a contract agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, and if no such deal is struck, the late-night TV arena will be the first to say goodbye to new episodes,...

Late Night on Trump Indictment: 'Arrested Developer'

'For the first time in 7 years, Melania is smiling at Mar-a-Lago'

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert seems to have ignored Rep. Eric Swalwell's call for Americans to not " celebrate nor destroy " over former President Trump's indictment by a New York grand jury. The news was clearly "worth celebrating" for the Late Show host, who opened his show on Thursday...

Santos Reacts to Late-Night Impersonations of Him

NY congressman especially didn't seem to like Jon Lovitz's impersonation on Fallon's show

(Newser) - Late night has definitely been going to town on George Santos , the rookie New York congressman who's played fast and loose with several facts both before, during, and after his campaign for the US House of Representatives. Comedian Bowen Yang channeled Santos on Saturday Night Live over the weekend,...

A Parting Trevor Noah Thanks His Hate-Watchers

'We still got the ratings,' host joked as he bid farewell to 'Daily Show ' after 7 years

(Newser) - "All right, people, let's do this—this is it!" That's how Trevor Noah opened what would be his final episode hosting The Daily Show, and it was an emotional one Thursday, with trademark Noah humor. The 38-year-old South African comedian's last night on the program,...

Trevor Noah Is Leaving. Late Night Is 'as White' as Ever

Diverse guests added to 'sly radicalism' of 'The Daily Show' under his tenure: Adrian Horton

(Newser) - After more than seven years as host, Trevor Noah's final episode of The Daily Show airs Thursday. The South African comedian previously described his exit as "a joyous thing," noting the pandemic gave him a chance to consider what he'd "like to do differently,"...

Kimmel: I Had to Go After Trump, Regardless of Cost

Late-night host said he lost half his audience over his jokes about Donald Trump

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel says telling jokes about Donald Trump cost him half his audience, but he'd do it all again. According to ABC's research, "10 years ago, among Republicans I was the most popular talk show," the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host said on Thursday's episode of...

Late-Night Hosts Couldn't Resist Poking at Ye

Late-night hosts pick fun at 'desperate' Kanye West, Elon Musk's sink

(Newser) - Late-night hosts had a field day with Kanye West and Elon Musk Thursday night, with Stephen Colbert announcing West wasn’t just restricted from social media platforms but was now banned from The Late Show . "I had to do it now because I was afraid that he would just...

Samantha Bee's Show Gets the Axe
Samantha Bee's
Show Is No More

Samantha Bee's Show Is No More

'Full Frontal With Samantha Bee' gets the axe

(Newser) - Samantha Bee's late night show is no more. TBS announced Monday that Full Frontal will not return in the fall, reports Variety , which says the series, which ran for seven seasons, had become "a signature program" for the network. "As we continue to shape our new programming...

Biden Gives First In-Person Late Night Interview as President
Jimmy Kimmel
Had Some Advice
for Biden: Yell

Jimmy Kimmel Had Some Advice for Biden: Yell

President gives his first in-person appearance on a late night show

(Newser) - There weren't a lot of laughs, but President Biden got some unsolicited advice from Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday when the president sat down for his first in-person interview with a late-night host since taking office, the AP reports. The host of ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! expressed frustration about...

Kimmel on Gun Rules: 'This Is Now Our Fault'

Late-night hosts tackle the mass shooting in Texas

(Newser) - Late-night hosts dug into the Texas mass shooting during their Wednesday monologues, often with emotional pleas:
  • Seth Meyers: He said he knew when he started his show he'd have days in which he'd have to talk about school shootings before segueing into lighter fare. He added that he

Jimmy Kimmel to Miss Shows With COVID
COVID Revisits Late-Night TV

COVID Revisits Late-Night TV

Jimmy Kimmel says he's tested positive and picks a guest host

(Newser) - No sooner does one late-night TV host return from a bout with COVID-19 than another has to take his leave. Jimmy Kimmel announced Monday that he's got the coronavirus, Deadline reports. "Our daughter brought us covid (even though we specifically asked her not to)," he tweeted , adding...

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