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Samantha Bee Hilariously Warns Clinton Camp Not to Alienate the ‘Basket of Deplorables’

“Don’t alienate the deplorables,” Bee warned, reflecting on Clinton’s very true message about “half of Trump supporters” in a campaign speech last Friday. “You can’t win a four-way-race with just ‘plorables.'”

September 13, 2016

A White Man Just Can’t Catch A Break

“You think if a bunch of damn Muslims had took this place over, the cops and the media would be diddling around like this? The blacks, the Muslims, the Mexicans, they get all the attention they want even when they’re not doin’ nothin’, but guys who look like you and me, we get bupkes. A white man just can’t catch a break.”

January 6, 2016

Pop Culture Warned Us About Trump, Part 2: ‘MAD Magazine’!

Welcome to the second part of our ongoing series, examining all the ways that the artistic and entertainment communities have been trying to warn America that Donald Trump was up to no good. Our latest: The career of Donald Trump, as chronicled by one of America’s greatest institutions of public commentary — MAD Magazine.

December 9, 2015

Q&A With Sarah Silverman: ‘I’ve Seen People Romanticize Depression’

Sarah Silverman, a the 44-year-old comedian, not necessarily known as a major actress, brings depth and humanity to her first dramatic starring role in ‘I Smile Back.’

November 9, 2015

Pulled Punches And Easy Laughs When Trump Hosts ‘SNL’

Viewers expecting a biting satire or commentary on Donald Trump’s political candidacy — and his incendiary remarks — were disappointed, as the show punted rather than risk alienating their host.

November 8, 2015

Is Trevor Noah Set For ‘The Daily Show’? Let The ‘Cultural Chameleon’ Fill You In

There wasn’t much in Trevor Noah’s childhood in Johannesburg to suggest that he would one day host America’s preeminent satirical program, starting with apartheid-era South Africa having virtually no tradition of professional comedy — nor, for that matter, free speech.

September 27, 2015

Raw And Refined, Smart And Stupid, Colbert Makes A Glorious Entrance

The friction between being in on the joke and stuck in a bad one doesn’t exist with Colbert, which is perhaps why the debut episode of his new show was such a weird and wonderful hour, rough and rowdy and full of contradictions and promise.

September 9, 2015

Bill Cosby Ordered To Give Deposition In Los Angeles Sex Abuse Lawsuit

More than 45 women have accused comedian Bill Cosby, 77, of sexual misconduct dating back to the late 1960s.

August 6, 2015

Our Moments Of Zen: 8 Reasons We’ll Miss Jon Stewart

Why we’ll miss the “angry optimist” who played court jester to the media-political machine and ended up becoming one of its most highly regarded and credible luminaries.

August 5, 2015

David Letterman Kept It Fresh On Late Night For 33 Years

All things change, and everything ends, and after Wednesday we will no longer be living in a world in which David Letterman is on television five nights a week.

May 18, 2015
Entertainment, Top News, David Letterman, Television, Comedy, Late Night, New York City, History

A Brilliant TV Career Comes To An End

Before we say goodbye to “Dave,” let’s look at the highlight reel.

May 14, 2015

Kate McKinnon’s Three-Step Program For Strange Souls

“I found I could speak louder and was more comfortable if I was doing it in someone else’s crazy voice.”

May 14, 2015

America’s Infrastructure Crisis: It’s Not Sexy, But It’s Critical

In March, John Oliver addressed America’s neglect of its crumbling infrastructure — an issue which has come back in the spotlight in the aftermath of the tragic Philadelphia Amtrak crash Tuesday night.

May 13, 2015

It’s Hard To Say Goodbye To This TV Institution

Yeah, he’s a curmudgeon, and he’s far from perfect. But he’s the kind of curmudgeon you always knew meant well and were happy to find in your living room.

May 11, 2015

Strong Looks Sharp At White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Whatever Cecily Strong was going to say about President Barack Obama at the 2015 White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, there was no way it would sting as much as what he inadvertently said about her.

April 27, 2015

Trevor Noah Is About To Explode America’s Attitudes About Africa And Our Place In The World

Whereas Stewart’s bread and butter is calling out Fox News hypocrisy, Noah has an ability to use humor to remind Americans that they don’t care enough about the world around them.

March 31, 2015

Trevor Noah To Be Jon Stewart’s ‘The Daily Show’ Replacement

Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian who has been a contributor to Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, will be the program’s new host when current host Jon Stewart leaves later this year, the network announced Monday.

March 30, 2015

Reggie Watts Brings Unique Style To ‘The Late Late Show With James Corden’

Bandleaders are the vice presidents of the talk show world. They don’t have a lot to do, but when needed, they step up and support the talk show party in any way asked.

March 24, 2015

Jon Stewart Is Why I’m Not Crazy

We’ll miss Stewart’s ‘Daily Show’ when it’s gone.

February 23, 2015

Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘Live From New York’

Celebrate ‘Saturday Night Live’s’ 40th birthday with the best book on the beloved comedy.

February 14, 2015

Late Night Roundup: From The Super Bowl To Snoop Dogg

Conan O’Brien said his hometown of Boston let him down after the Super Bowl — when they *didn’t* riot in victory.

February 3, 2015

Donald Trump Wants To Build A Border Fence

“We have to build a fence. And it’s gotta be a beauty. Who can build better than Trump? I build! It’s what I do. I build. I build nice fences.” — Donald Trump, spoken at the Iowa Freedom Summit, January 24, 2015 We need to secure our border! And we need to do it in style. […]

January 26, 2015

Seth Rogen And Evan Goldberg Like That Kim Jong Un Doesn’t Get The Joke

North Korea has said the release of the satire The Interview will be considered an “act of war,” and the filmmakers are totally okay with that.

December 8, 2014

Baghdad Steps Up Propaganda Fightback With Jihadist TV Satire

In Baghdad, actors and artists are battling back against IS with a comedy TV show.

September 29, 2014