The Daily Show

Trevor Noah has been named as the new host of The Daily Show and will replace Jon Stewart when he steps down.


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When storm Sandy dug her claws into the East Coast of the US, the entertainment industry was hardly the biggest concern when both lives and livelihoods were at stake across several states.

But in the aftermath of the storm, the Hollywood Reporter has detailed the effect the violent weather had on the TV industry in New York.

When Sandy hit New York, there were 21 TV series currently in production in the city including Person of Interest, Gossip Girl, 30 Rock and new Kevin Bacon drama The Following. Continue reading »

Fishburne to depart CSI

Laurence Fishburne has announced his departure from CSI after over two years on the show. The actor, who played Dr Ray Langston, was originally cast as a replacement for William Petersen.

Michelle Obama to guest on iCarly

First lady Michele Obama has landed herself a guest role as herself on Nickelodeon series iCarly. Earlier this week it was announced that The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons would be making a guest appearance on the show.

No one leaving Mad Men

Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks has confirmed that no one will be leaving the cast of the drama ahead of its fifth season this year. Contracts disputes and a delay in filming had led many to believe the show would lose talent but Hendricks confirmed “the writers are back right now, no one is leaving the show”.

Stewart cuts himself on The Daily Show

Daily Show host Jon Stewart injured himself during a segment for his show yesterday, cutting his hand while mixing a frozen cocktail during a fake press conference. Stewart attempted to soldier on despite a decent stream of blood flowing from the side of his hand.

A two-pronged comedy attack is winging its way to TV screens all around New Zealand. The acclaimed Daily Show and The Colbert Report will be playing back to back on the home of the funnies – Comedy Central – starting April 6th.

Both shows will be fresh off the satellite feed on the same day as the US broadcast – with The Daily Show: Global Edition arriving on Comedy Central in NZ on a Monday evening then new daily episodes every Tuesday to Friday at 10:30pm, with The Colbert Report immediately following at 11pm.

The Daily Show really needs no introduction. But if you HAVE been living under a rock for the past few years, the half hour satirical news show has been critically acclaimed for its sometimes surreal, sometimes brutally honest take on the absurdity of the US media – frequently taking pot shots at Fox News and right-wing commentators. Having been awarded 13 Emmy’s and 2 Peabody Awards over the 10 years Jon Stewart has helmed the show, Stewart himself has become a household name, the thinking woman’s crush du jour and has gone on to mainstream success presenting both the Academy Awards and the Grammy Awards twice.

Stephen Colbert’s Daily Show spin off,  The Colbert Report, is a deliberate send up of the very right wing shows that The Daily Show takes aim at. Colbert (pronounced Coal-Bear) is eerily accurate with his portrayal of the likes of Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and a plethora of other “dangerous” political commentators and presenters. His deadpan delivery and constant bandwagonesque jumping (including ridiculing President Bush at a White House Correspondent’s Dinner; broadcasting from Baghdad with “Operation Iraqi Stephen” and sponsoring the US Olympic Speed skating team at the current Winter Olympics), on top of his ever escalating parodied sense of self worth, have shown that it’s not just a one-horse race in terms of satirical news shows.

Absolutely brilliant, political satire at its best, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report are shows “unburdened by objectivity, journalistic integrity or even accuracy; the only place you’ll find all the truthiness you deserve. “. Well that’s what it says on The Daily Show website.

COMEDY CENTRAL – Weeknights from Monday 5 April, 10.30pm

Tired of having your news spoon-fed to you? Join Jon Stewart and the Best F#@king News Team Ever as they bring you the news like you’ve never seen it before: unburdened by objectivity, journalistic integrity or even accuracy. The Daily Show is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning show that takes a reality-based look at news, trends, pop culture, current events, politics, sports and entertainment with an alternative and humorous point of view. In each show, anchorman Jon Stewart and a team of talented correspondents comment on the day’s stories employing actual news footage, taped field pieces, in-studio guests and on-the-spot coverage of important news events. The Daily Show has a cult following world wide – find out why each weeknight at 10.30pm on Comedy Central. And catch up on yesterday’s News weeknights at 7:30 PM.

A two-pronged comedy attack is winging its way to TV screens all around New Zealand. The acclaimed Daily Show and The Colbert Report will be playing back to back on the home of the funnies – Comedy Central – starting April 6th.

Both shows will be fresh off the satellite feed on the same day as the US broadcast – with The Daily Show: Global Edition arriving on Comedy Central in NZ on a Monday evening then new daily episodes every Tuesday to Friday at 10:30pm, with The Colbert Report immediately following at 11pm.

The Daily Show really needs no introduction. But if you HAVE been living under a rock for the past few years, the half hour satirical news show has been critically acclaimed for its sometimes surreal, sometimes brutally honest take on the absurdity of the US media – frequently taking pot shots at Fox News and right-wing commentators. Having been awarded 13 Emmy’s and 2 Peabody Awards over the 10 years Jon Stewart has helmed the show, Stewart himself has become a household name, the thinking woman’s crush du jour and has gone on to mainstream success presenting both the Academy Awards and the Grammy Awards twice.

Stephen Colbert’s Daily Show spin off,  The Colbert Report, is a deliberate send up of the very right wing shows that The Daily Show takes aim at. Colbert (pronounced Coal-Bear) is eerily accurate with his portrayal of the likes of Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and a plethora of other “dangerous” political commentators and presenters. His deadpan delivery and constant bandwagonesque jumping (including ridiculing President Bush at a White House Correspondent’s Dinner; broadcasting from Baghdad with “Operation Iraqi Stephen” and sponsoring the US Olympic Speed skating team at the current Winter Olympics), on top of his ever escalating parodied sense of self worth, have shown that it’s not just a one-horse race in terms of satirical news shows.

Absolutely brilliant, political satire at its best, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report are shows “unburdened by objectivity, journalistic integrity or even accuracy; the only place you’ll find all the truthiness you deserve. “. Well that’s what it says on The Daily Show website.

If, like Moclak, you had been wondering why The Daily Show hadn’t been screening on C4 despite it returning to the airwaves in the US then here’s your answer.  TV3 have confirmed that they no longer hold the broadcast license for the show.

We asked Comedy Central if they would be screening the series but they refused to confirm anything but did tell us to watch this space.  “There are a few things being signed off at the moment”, they told us and “an announcement would be made shortly” along with details of the first birthday celebrations.

If the show is joining the Comedy Central schedule, fans won’t be wanting to wait until April for new episodes.  C4 had done a pretty good job at screening the show within hours of the US so if The Daily Show is coming to Comedy Central, viewers will be demanding nothing less considering they’ll now be paying for it through their Sky subscription.

Jon Stewart has extend his contract as host of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” through to 2010.

“I love doing this show. I feel like I work with and for the best in the business. I look forward to using this extension to having great fun at President Colberts expense,” says Stewart.

“Jon Stewart is an extraordinary talent and COMEDY CENTRAL is extremely fortunate that he will continue to lead ‘The Daily Show’ team through 2010,” said Ganeless. “Since joining the show in 1999, Jon has transformed ‘The Daily Show’ into the most consistently funny, thought-provoking and potent political satire of our time and we are thrilled to extend our partnership with Jon and his company, Busboy Productions.”