March 5, 2013 |
On the surface, Dennis Rodman and Mitt Romney would seem to be polar opposites: One's an infamous bad boy with a taste for flashy clothing and body piercings; the other's a straitlaced Mormon whose guiltiest pleasure is chocolate milk . But on “The Daily Show” Monday night, Jon Stewart remarked on the similarities between the two men, who each made high-profile appearances on Sunday - Rodman on “This Week” on ABC, fresh off...
February 21, 2013 |
“The Daily Show” has had a lot of fun with regional peculiarities this week. On Wednesday, Jon Stewart had a good laugh at the expense of the Russian people and their blasé attitude about seemingly everything -- including giant flaming space rocks. Last night, he targeted a place closer to home: Mississippi. Stewart began by noting how some states have reputations that are hard to overcome. Fair or not, the Magnolia State has never quite been able to shake the legacy of slavery and segregation.
February 20, 2013 |
Imagine you're driving to work one day when a blazing meteor streaks across the horizon and explodes into a fireball. You'd be pretty shocked, and might even blurt out an expletive or two, right? That's what most of us, including Jon Stewart, would assume. But apparently that's not the case in Russia, where a 10,000-ton space rock lit up the sky last week , injuring hundreds and releasing as much energy as 30 Hiroshima-sized atomic bombs -- or, as the locals call it, "Friday.
February 15, 2013 |
On “The Daily Show” on Thursday, host Jon Stewart grilled United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice about the Obama administration's response to the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, last year. He began by asking about the explanation she provided for the attacks during appearances on Sunday political talk shows just days after the incident. “I shared the best information that our intelligence community had at the time, and they provided the talking points that I used.
January 16, 2013 |
While the nation (or at least the news media) continues to reel from the news of Lance Armstrong's confession to Oprah Winfrey, Jon Stewart thinks we're all idiots for believing the cyclist's claims in the first place - himself included. On Tuesday's installment of “The Daily Show,” Stewart raked the disgraced former Tour De France champion over the coals. He began by expressing his outrage over the dollar he spent on a rubber “Livestrong” bracelet that is now “somewhere in his house.” “Well, I think we all owe cancer an apology.
January 9, 2013 |
“The Daily Show” was on break during the massacre last month in Newtown, Conn., and for the loud aftermath that followed - from the newly impassioned cries for gun control coming from surprising corners of the political universe, to the NRA's poorly received news conference and plan to install armed guards in schools across the county. A few weeks' delay didn't stop Jon Stewart from devoting nearly all of Tuesday's episode of “The Daily Show” to the issue of gun control.
January 8, 2013 |
“The Daily Show” returned Monday after an unusually newsy holiday hiatus that included the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary and the manufactured drama of the fiscal cliff negotiations. In his first broadcast of 2013, Jon Stewart chose to direct his attention at another big story that took place over the break: the failure of the outgoing House of Representatives to approve (or even vote on) a relief package for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Regular “Daily Show” watchers may recall a couple of years ago when Stewart launched a crusade against conservative lawmakers who were reluctant to provide health benefits for 9/11 first responders . Thanks in part to the public shaming, the bill eventually passed.
December 14, 2012 |
“The Daily Show” broadcast its last new episode of 2012 on Thursday night, and Jon Stewart closed the year by looking forward - specifically, to the two historic gay marriage cases going before the Supreme Court in 2013 . Stewart began with a little historical context, reminding viewers of the fact that it was President Bill Clinton who signed the Defense of Marriage Act into law, and and that states as politically divergent as...
December 14, 2012 |
Jon Stewart found out the hard way what fans of "Bridget Jones's Diary" have known for years: Hugh Grant can play a pretty convincing bad guy. In the 13 years he's hosted “The Daily Show," Stewart has conducted plenty of tense interviews with powerful, high-profile people, but it turns out the worst guest he ever dealt with wasn't a warmongering politician or an egomaniacal filmmaker. Nope, it was the floppy-haired rom-com star and phone-hacking victim, who paid a visit to “The Daily Show” back in 2009 to promote the instantly forgettable witness-protection comedy, “Did You Hear About the Morgans?
December 7, 2012 |
He smiled, he quipped that he felt like the friendly bartender, but Jon Stewart performed more like a relentless good cop. During a half-hour interview with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the late-night host pressed his subject like he was a friendly witness, but one with a serious consistency problem. During Thursday night's appearance on “The Daily Show,” the host asked the governor to explain how he could loathe President Obama one moment, then love him the next and how he could embrace federal aid in some cases (Hurricane Sandy relief)