Where last week brought the earth-shattering late night news that David Letterman would descend the 'Late Show' throne to retire in 2015, and yesterday brought the surprisingly quick announcement that 'The Colbert Report''s Stephen Colbert would fill the seat, we knew the reactions would be quick. Watch Colbert and 'The Daily Show''s Jon Stewart react to the news from yesterday's new episodes!
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Dismayed though we were to learn that 'The Daily Show' vet John Oliver had outgrown his position as correspondent (and brief host) to Jon Stewart, his HBO future looks brighter than ever. The premium cable network has officially set an April premiere for the newly-titled 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,' but when can fans see for themselves?
Where Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show' spun off the charisma of Stephen Colbert to spawn 'The Colbert Report,' it seems fellow 'Daily Show' breakout John Oliver has flown the coop altogether. The UK funnyman will instead leave behind 'The Daily Show' to topline his own weekly HBO comedy series, but will it follow the same model?
After the mental exhaustion of pondering the reality of a 'Better Call Saul' spinoff from 'Breaking Bad,' we're thrilled to have a bit of unrelated good news. 'Community' season 5 will return to its roots in bringing back 'The Daily Show' vet John Oliver as displaced professor Ian Duncan, even if Troy isn't around to have his question finally answered!
Jon Stewart may be one of the hardest working men on television, but it looks like he's about to take a break from hosting 'The Daily Show' for a few months. But he's not going on a vacation: he's going to direct a movie. 'Rosewater' will not only be Stewart's first time behind the camera, it will be something completely out of his regular wheelhouse.
The events of September 11, 2001 will forever be engraved in American history as one of the most tragic events, and the most impactful moment of our lifetime. But while the country collectively grieved over the human casualties, none were more affected than the residents of New York City. It was there that the devastation occurred and it was there that the survivors, the families of the victims and the city itself had to rebuild their lives.
At the time, most couldn't find the proper words to address the situation, but despite this challenge, it was left to all the late-night shows and media outlets that we often turn to for guidance to help us make sense of 9/11 and help us move on.