Worrying that your vital information – including your birth date and Social Security number — was pirated from Equifax? Wondering how that could possibly have happened to you and 145 million other blameless Americans? John Oliver has answers, beginning with the observation that the mammoth credit information company “did everything wrong” – like ignoring the […]
Have you always considered Kellyanne Conway a bit…frightening? She hasn’t been quite so visibly lately, but the Saturday Night Live crew found her last weekend, lurking in the sewers as a clown called “Kellywise” (Kate McKinnon). Her political rap is the same as ever, but with her “alternative facts” taken to a new level of […]
Donald Trump’s explosive feud with his own Secretary of State — who reportedly called him a fucking moron — is a disaster for diplomacy, but a cornucopia for late-night comedians. Trump responded to Rex Tillerson’s alleged insult with a challenge. “I think it’s fake news,” said the president, “but if he did [call Trump a […]
Of all the unintentionally hilarious moments in Mike Huckabee’s groveling interview with Donald Trump (his daughter Sarah’s boss) Seth Meyers picks up what may be the funniest. Stumbling in his diction as always, the president claims he never heard anyone use the word “fake” before he did — an assertion Seth finds impossible to believe […]
Understanding why monuments to the Confederacy ought to be removed or changed is easier if you’re aware that the South seceded to preserve slavery. But as John Oliver reveals, most Americans are woefully ignorant of that basic fact and so much more about the Civil War — which allows them to dismiss the pain that […]
Of all the embarrassing moments during Trump’s trip to Puerto Rico, Seth Meyers thinks the most revealing was his conversation with a woman distributing water purification tablets at a church. Not only did the president sound rudely insensitive to the desperation of those who must drink purified water — but he seemed to suspect that […]
What happens when an impoverished, storm-wracked island is struck by a black hole of narcissistic ego? The people of Puerto Rico found out during Trump’s presidential visit on Tuesday — described aptly by Stephen Colbert as “a second disaster.” Compassion Donnie-style was on full display, from stupefying condescension (what Colbert calls “Trump-splaining”), inappropriate boasting (“we […]
Trevor Noah and The Daily Show staff watch Fox News Channel so we don’t have to — and even in the wake of a profound tragedy like the Vegas shooting, the antics of Murdoch’s on-air personalities provide a measure of comic relief. At Fox & Friends, the opaque motives of the shooter puzzled hosts. “We […]
Among the primary responsibilities of any American president is to reassure and comfort suffering citizens in time of disaster — a test that Donald Trump fails miserably, as when he tweeted a reminder to Puerto Rico that its government “owes money to Wall Street.” Duly outraged by Trump’s dim response to the humanitarian crisis on […]
Once more Stephen Colbert steps up to the challenge of educating President Trump about an issue he has clearly misunderstood. As Colbert explains, Trump is all wrong when he tells credulous supporters that football players are kneeling during the national anthem in protest against the flag. “Those players are protesting against racial injustice, they’re not […]
In a country that depends on small business for jobs and innovation, John Oliver is rightly disturbed by the wave of corporate mergers that has changed our economy, with everything from airlines and beer to the Web dominated by a few gigantic companies. The result is lousy service, higher prices, fewer jobs, and a worsening […]
Following two nights of intense monologues against the Graham-Cassidy bill, Jimmy Kimmel doubled down again on Thursday with a special guest appearance by Senator Al Franken (R-MN) — whose combination of wit and wonkish wisdom is so reliably effective against right-wing lies. “Usually I don’t like it when comedians get involved in politics,” Franken deadpans, […]
Jimmy Kimmel is usually a sunny, funny guy. But at the moment, he’s very, very angry. So angry, in fact, that the comedian and late-night host devoted his Tuesday night monologue to a rant about Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), co-sponsor with Lindsey Graham (R-SC) of the latest Republican attempt to gut the health care system. […]
Dismaying as it was to watch former presidential press secretary Sean Spicer treated like a cute celebrity on the Emmy Awards, the television academy at least recognized many of the brightest stars gracing the tube — including the mighty John Oliver, who won “Writing for a Variety Series” in competition with host Stephen Colbert, Seth […]
Overnight, there is a shiny new “bipartisan” Donald Trump. In a series of stunning turnabouts, the president has switched positions on some signature issues. His latest tweets indignantly suggest that it would be crazy to expel those wonderful young Dreamers — the same policy he demanded for the past two years. But he isn’t fooling […]
With thousands of federal workers engaged in ongoing rescue and recovery efforts in Florida, Texas, and across the region battered by recent hurricanes, Americans will soon be looking to Washington for vital assistance in rebuilding – as provided by government after hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. But much of that hope resides in the Department of […]
If you thought John Oliver was fed up with Donald Trump before, listen to him dismantle the president’s “maddeningly vague” and self-contradicting statements and actions on his predecessor’s order protecting young immigrants. “He’s all over the place. Dreamers have to go. Or maybe they can come back. Or maybe they don’t have to go at […]
If you’re still stunned by Trump’s deal with Congressional Democrats to increase the debt ceiling and fund relief for Harvey victims, imagine how the Republican leadership feels. Trevor Noah channels their highly comical distress in the most graphic terms (and incidentally reveals where several Dreamers are currently hiding out — take a close look at […]
Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson appeared on the standalone summer edition of Weekend Update to monologize about the controversy surrounding unsigned free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to kneel for the national anthem.
In deep-character as “the second president of the Confederate States of America,” President Show host Anthony Atamanuik addressed the violence in Charlottesville. Challenged by a “reporter” about his coziness with white supremacists, Atamanuik-as-Trump denounced “the worst hate group of them all: the press.”
The ‘Daily Show’ host on Tuesday dissected President Trump’s 180-degree turn away from his promise to withdraw the U.S. from its war in Afghanistan.
President Trump’s impromptu presser in the Trump Tower lobby in Manhattan on Tuesday — during which he went off-script and explicitly suggested that some of the TIKI torch-wielding white supremacists marching in the weekend’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, weren’t neo-Nazis — was “one for the ages,” says Stephen Colbert: “Specifically 1939 to 1945.”
On the heels of President Trump’s proposed Border Patrol hiring surge, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver on Sunday examined the agency’s shoddy screening processes and susceptibility to corruption. In particular, Oliver highlighted the shortcomings of the previous Border Patrol hiring surge, in which George W. Bush oversaw a 100 percent increase in the number […]
In his monologue as host of Saturday Night Live in November, Dave Chappelle controversially encouraged Americans to “give Trump a chance.” Now, almost nine months into Trump’s presidency, the former Chappelle Show host is amending his plea.