It’s in dire times like these that America misses its favorite living satirist, Jon Stewart. Luckily for all of us, he left the farm and crawled out of retirement — through a tunnel directly to the Late Show — to address the media’s toxic relationship with Donald Trump.
Startled by the sudden entrance of former boss Jon Stewart, Late Show host Stephen Colbert, inquired gently about his unusual costume — had he dressed up in homage to President Trump? “This is how I’m going to dress now,” he declared. “The president sets men’s fashion, and I saw the inauguration, so: super-long red tie, dead animal on head! Boom!”
When interviewer Charlie Rose mentions “draining the swamp,” Jon Stewart cuts him off: “McConnell and Ryan, those guys are the swamp.”
The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals decision, published Friday, quotes former Buncombe County, N.C., precinct chairman Don Yelton as saying on the Daily Show three years ago: If the North Carolina voter ID law “hurts the whites, so be it. If it hurts a bunch of lazy blacks that want the government to give them everything, so be it.”
Stewart brought the righteous rage he’s known for and pointed it at perhaps his favorite target over the years: Sean Hannity and the endless hypocrisies of conservative media.
Last night on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart stepped back in to his old on-screen persona to give voice to the overwhelming reaction to Donald Trump’s political success: That guy?!
“He’s just doing judo against them. What works for 24-hour networks?” Stewart asked. “The voices that are amplified are the ones that are the most conflict-oriented, the most extreme. Those are the guys that get the most airtime.”
Hillary Clinton spoke out on Donald Trump’s danger to the country — and on the need for other Republicans to repudiate him.
Trevor Noah’s first target was perhaps the easiest — himself. He kicked off his new gig as host of The Daily Show on the defensive. And how could he not?
First responders who were injured or sickened by the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington said they will visit Congress with comedian Jon Stewart to push lawmakers to extend expiring medical programs as Friday marked 14 years since 9/11.
It was an all-star sendoff for Jon Stewart, featuring just about everyone who’s ever been on “The Daily Show.” And after all the camaraderie, the nostalgia, and the emotion, Jon also gave some important final advice.
One topic truly dominated the late night comedy shows on Wednesday: the anticipation of the Republican debate Thursday night, and the presence of Donald Trump.
Larry Wilmore lambasted the willful lack of nuance, context, or facts in the anti-Planned Parenthood campaign — and he coined a new phrase for what’s going on.
“Presidential candidates may be thinking ‘Thank goodness Jon Stewart is not going to be watching my every move,'” said Dannagal Young, associate professor of communications at the University of Delaware.
One of the greatest attributes of The Daily Show is its unwillingness to talk down to audiences. Jon Stewart became the voice of a generation because he didn’t parody the news — he pulverized it.
Larry and ‘The Nightly Show’ contributor Mike Yard also discovered the hard way that the jurisdiction of police officers encompasses ‘pretty much any place you see a black guy.’
Jon Stewart had some fun mocking the news coverage of his “secret” meetings with President Obama — though in fact, the two meetings were both on the White House visitor logs.
Larry Wilmore brought a special guest on ‘The Nightly Show’ to provide an expert commentary on what it’s like to be just about to leave a job: Jon Stewart from ‘The Daily Show.’ But for his part, Jon said Obama isn’t quite in ‘don’t care’ mode — he’s in ‘I’m gonna build me a library with my name on it’ mode.
Larry Wilmore examined the news story telling Bill Cosby’s strategy to fight the rape scandal in the court of public opinion — such as his lawyer arguing that Cosby’s court deposition should never have been revealed.
Larry Wilmore and Mike Yard took another look at Donald Trump’s potential appeal to minority voters — as a 1990s rapper getting into fights with everyone.
President Obama made a special, full-length appearance on ‘The Daily Show’ to promote the Iran nuclear deal — but first, he had an announcement to make to Jon Stewart.