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Amy Schumer, Louis C.K. and Denis Leary Are Jon Stewart’s Final ‘Daily Show’ Guests

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick 4 days ago
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Now that President Obama has come and gone, Jon Stewart’s final round of Daily Show outings will bring out a few more big guns to help send him off. Among the sure to be extensive list, we already have top comedians (and near successors) Amy Schumer, Louis C.K. and even Denis Leary booking slots on Jon Stewart’s final run.

J.J. Abrams Broke His Back Making ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ (Literally)

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by Matt Singer 4 days ago
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Harrison Ford might be a superhero. This, according to Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams, who was on set for Ford’s unfortunate accident last year, when a hydraulic door broke his leg. (As Abrams’ describes it in the clip above, his ankle was at a, gulp, 90-degree angle to the rest of his body. Ew.) Thankfully, Ford was okay. Then he later got into a plane crash and was mostly okay after that too. Because, again, Harrison Ford is a superhero.

‘The Daily Show With Trevor Noah’ Will Keep Jon Stewart’s Creative Team

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick 6 days ago
Comedy Central
For as much denial as we’re under regarding Jon Stewart’s final Daily Show week, one has to wonder how Trevor Noah will fill the seat with his September premiere. Thankfully, not everything about The Daily Show will change with Stewart, as the old guard of executive producers will remain through Noah’s tenure.

Jon Stewart Talks Retirement, Grunts Through Entire ‘Daily Show’ Segment

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick 7 days ago
Comedy Central
As we inch closer and closer to Jon Stewart’s abdication of The Daily Show, Stewart has become increasingly esoteric and playful with the format. That approach only grew with two new segments this week, the first allowing Jon to take audience questions of his tenure, and the second purely grunting reactions to Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee’s recent Holocaust comments.

President Obama Will Help Send Jon Stewart Off ‘The Daily Show’

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 17, 2015 @ 12:40 PM
Comedy Central
Jon Stewart’s final Daily Show inches closer and closer, and the revered host isn’t going to go quietly. President Barack Obama himself will make a seventh appearance guesting on the program, his “final interview” before Jon Stewart signs off the Comedy Central airwaves.

Amy Schumer Turned Down Hosting ‘The Daily Show’ Because It Was Too ‘Safe’

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 28, 2015 @ 12:12 AM
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As Jon Stewart winds down his tenure on The Daily Show, more and more names have emerged from Comedy Central shortlists ahead of Trevor Noah. Red-hot comedienne and perfect human Amy Schumer seems also to have been offered the gig, though the Trainwreck star declined a “safe” option for her blossoming career.

Chris Rock Almost Took Over ‘The Daily Show,’ and Amy Poehler Gave ‘The Quickest No in History’

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 18, 2015 @ 7:34 PM
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We don’t yet have a clear sense of what The Daily Show with Trevor Noah will look like, and while we’ve heard a few big names suggested prior, our future Daily Show almost looked very different. Not only did the inimitable Amy Poehler (briefly) consider an offer to host, but so too did Chris Rock apparently mull over taking the chair for a time.

Lewis Black, the Longest Running ‘Daily Show’ Contributor, Will Stay on After Jon Stewart Retires

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by Mike Sampson June 9, 2015 @ 12:40 PM
Comedy Central
In 2015, Black still contributes to The Daily Show on a regular basis with his “Back in Black” segments, making him, at 19 years, the longest running Daily Show staff member. But, will all that change come August 6 when Stewart retires from the show, ushering in the new Trevor Noah era? We spoke to Black as he was promoting Inside Out and he assured us, he’s not ready to leave yet.

‘The Daily Show With Trevor Noah’ Sets September Premiere in First Teaser

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 28, 2015 @ 11:43 AM
Comedy Central
Despite only just saying goodbye to David Letterman, audiences will suffer another late-night loss when Jon Stewart bids his Daily Show farewells in August. Comedy Central won’t wait long for the new guy however, setting South African comedian Trevor Noah’s Daily Show debut for late September with a new teaser.