If ever there were a time for President Obama to show his anger, Key & Peele’s Luther would be it. Watch the pair make their final appearance on The Daily Show, as Luther tries (and fails spectacularly) to keep his anger toward the new President-Elect in check.
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We’ll miss a great many things about both Obama and Comedy Central’s Key & Peele, but at least they’ll go down in a blaze of glory together. So it is, that Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele will bring Obama and anger-translator Luther back for one last appearance on tonight’s Daily Show.
If nothing else, the events of 2016 have gone to show us just how wrong presumptions can be, whether potentially hilarious presidential bids, or century-long baseball curses. Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver learned both the hard way, recalling past Daily Show clips in which he’d made catastrophically bad taunts in hindsight.
The cancellation of Larry Wilmore’s Nightly Show remains a sudden shock days after the fact, even as Wilmore gears up for his final show on Thursday. He certainly won’t be alone, as fellow Comedy Central departure (and executive producer) Jon Stewart will put in an appearance to help send off his show’s former “Senior Black Correspondent.”
Even after Trevor Noah landed the Daily Show chair to follow Jon Stewart, Jessica Williams fans have still held out hope the young correspondent could one day host the series. That day looks even further off, unfortunately, as Williams confirms her Daily Show exit as early as this week, ahead of a new Comedy Central series.
We still don’t have the clearest picture of what ex-Daily Show host Jon Stewart’s HBO future looks like, though that hasn’t stopped Stewart from making headlines with his rescue work. Now, at long last, Stewart returned to late-night to reunite with Samantha Bee for her own Full Frontal TBS series and a little horsin’-around.
It’s difficult to say if Trevor Noah has found his particular Daily Show groove after ascending the throne from Jon Stewart in September, but where Noah hasn’t generally shied away from challenging guests, at least one punch has been pulled. Following controversial announcements of a Chris Brown interview, The Daily Show appears to have quietly canceled the appearance.
After the first episode of a new show, especially the first episode of an old show with a new face, everyone is ready to deem it either fantastic or awful. Did Trevor Noah ruin Jon Stewart’s legacy? Is The Daily Show a completely different beast? Should we stop watching now that some random unknown guy is hosting? The answer to all of those is no, or at least, we have no idea yet. But after watching the young South African comedian’s debut in Stewart’s chair on Monday night, it’s refreshing to say he did a pretty good job, and only time will tell how well he can carry the show.
Now that Stephen Colbert’s Late Show continues humming along through its third week, eyes turn to Trevor Noah and the September 28 premiere of our new Daily Show on Comedy Central. First up after Jon Stewart’s departure, Noah has set comedian Kevin Hart, GOP hopeful Chris Christie, and musician Ryan Adams among his first guests of the new tenure.
Given all the focus on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show debut, Trevor Noah’s upcoming ascension of The Daily Show, and the mountain of attention-grabbing guests competing for ratings, Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore hasn’t garnered as much spotlight. Fortunately, Wilmore has plenty of time to win it back, now that the network has ordered additional Nightly-ness through 2016.