Hard as it was to say goodbye to Jon Stewart’s time on The Daily Show, the appointment of Trevor Noah grew complicated after uncovering multiple past tweets perceived in poor taste. Now, Stewart steps up to defend his successor, asking viewers to give the South African comedian a chance to earn their trust.
Reaction to Comedy Central choosing South African comedian Trevor Noah as The Daily Show successor to Jon Stewart ran the gamut, though today saw a wave of backlash over less-than-sensitive jokes tweeted from Noah’s account over the years. Now, Comedy Central has stepped in to comment, calling the criticism “unfair.”
The Daily Show and Comedy Central have announced that, after a long search with many rumored candidates, Trevor Noah will succeed the retiring Jon Stewart as the host of the late night program. Noah, a 31-year-old stand-up comedian, has served as a correspondent for the show but, so far, has only made three appearances.
Most comedians consider a roast the kind of place where you can joke about anything. Everything is fair game, as they often say. But, a number of controversial jokes about the death of actor Paul Walker at Comedy Central's Roast of Justin Bieber will be cut before the show's broadcast on March 30.
Just when we thought the state of Comedy Central’s late-night lineup had settled, following Larry Wilmore’s ‘Nightly Show’ takeover from ‘The Colbert Report,’ ol’ Jon Stewart done spun us about once more. Word has come in that ‘The Daily Show’ host announced his retirement during tonight’s taping, ostensibly after Stewart’s current contract.
‘SNL’ took perfect potshots at Justin Bieber over the weekend with Kate McKinnon’s latest spot-on impression, and while the world at large isn’t lacking for reasons to roast the Biebs, Comedy Central will make it a global pastime. Bieber has officially been chosen as the subject of Comedy Central’s next roast, and half of Hollywood is already lining up.
We've known for some time now that 'The Colbert Report' would say goodbye as Stephen moves on to bigger and better things at CBS' 'Late Show,' but we at last have a departure point. Comedy Central has officially scheduled the last 'Colbert Report' for mid December, but when can we run screaming at the gates to say goodbye?
One of Key and Peele's most outrageous and, by now, well-known sketches is 'Substitute Teacher,' in which Keegan-Michael Key plays a substitute teacher from the inner city who doesn't take crap from anybody, especially from students with dumb names like A-Aron and De-Nice. The video has already racked up more than 58 million views on YouTube, but now it might come to the big screen in feature-film form.
This past summer alone has hosted dozens of headlines ripe for the 'South Park' treatment, and with the long-running animated Comedy Central series due to premiere its 18th season this coming Wednesday night, Matt and Trey have picked a fine topic from the starting gate: The NFL. Watch 'South Park' tackle the Washington Redskins debacle in the first clip from the new season premiere, "Go Fund Yourself!"
Stephen Colbert takes issues with a lot of things on 'The Colbert Report' -- old people making new friends, the Second Amendment, and graphics that aren't blatantly American enough. The funnyman is also permanently on edge when it comes to the possibility that Hillary Clinton will run for president and her constant name-dropping, especially as it litters her new book, 'Hard Choices.' It's just egregious! How can she possibly have so many friends? And when does she find the time to hang out with all of them?