Paul Rudd was Jon Stewart's first test guest when Stewart began hosting 'The Daily Show' (weeknights, 11PM ET on COM) back in January 1999. He showed Rudd a brief clip of the exchange they had nearly 12 years ago. Rudd hadn't shaved; Stewart sported longer, shaggier hair that almost looked teased. And his suit-coat sleeves were way too long. "You look older in that clip. How is that possible?" remarked Stewart. "You look a little bit like Ducky from 'Pretty in Pink.'" said Rudd. Stewart divulged that the suit belonged to Craig Kilborn, his 'Daily' predecessor. "It was incentive for me -- like, 'He'll get bigger if we put him in this.'" Source & Video
Ricky Gervais was supposed to talk about his upcoming HBO stand-up special, Out of England 2, during his appearance on The Daily Show. But between the British comic's chemistry with Jon Stewart and Gervais' blasé attitude toward promoting his own show, their conversation covered different, wider terrain. During their seven-minute conversation Tuesday, Gervais and Stewart discussed the possibility of a Stephen Hawking talk show. "I was just imagining also how Jay Leno would figure out how to f--- him over," Stewart jokes. Plus, find out why Stewart prefers Gervais sans jacket, why Gervais loves the word "vertebrae" and the brilliant negotiating techniques of Gervais' agent. To Read More Click Here.
Countdown to Festivus on Dec. 23: On the tenth day of Festivus, TV gave us to ... 10 memorable Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert moments. Democrats vs. Republicans, Republicans vs. President Obama, Democrats vs. President Obama, Tea Party vs. the world, yada yada yada. Forget them. Sign us up for the Stewart/Colbert ticket. People magazine declared Jon Stewart 2010's most influential person -- over President Barack Obama and Oprah. This was a contentious year in politics, after all, and both Stewart and his late-night Comedy Central "partner-in-crime," Stephen Colbert, excel when the political landscape is in turmoil. This election season certainly provided the pair with plenty of ammunition for their comedy arsenal, with the rise of the Tea Party, the preponderance of and the Republicans regaining control of the House of Representatives. But they don't limit their snark to the political arena, taking potshots at Apple, the news media and anything else that finds its way into the popular zeitgeist. To Read More Click Here.
Julian Assange is accused of violating U.S. national security. His WikiLeaks website has published classified information about U.S. human rights violations, and deaths caused by American troops. Some people think Mr. Assange should be executed; some people think he should get the Nobel Prize. But now, Assange has been arrested and accused of something else: having "sex by surprise." And on the 'The Daily Show' (weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central), Jon Stewart basically had this reaction to the news: ... Huh? Jon stared blankly at the camera and furrowed his forehead, blinking in confusion. To Read More Click Here.
"It's shocking," Jon Stewart says. It certainly is. On the new 'Daily Show' (weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central), Jon welcomes retired general Hugh Shelton as his guest. Shelton is the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and he has written a new memoir -- in which he makes startling allegations about U.S. military conduct. General Shelton alleges that a cabinet member in the Clinton administration was willing to kill a U.S. pilot to provoke war with Saddam Hussein and Iraq. The general states that in 1997, airmen were flying over Iraq each day, and were facing ground artillery fire from Iraqi forces. To Read More Click Here.
It’s a Thanksgiving miracle: Awesome collections of the best moments from The Daily Show . Sure, the "Go F— Yourself" gospel choir is probably the most spectacular musical moment, but I sing the midterm elections song to myself far too often than can be healthy. To Read More Click Here.
Why is Glenn Beck so obsessed with George Soros? He recently called him the "Puppet Master" and spent three full episodes detailing a conspiracy that Soros is creating a far-left shadow government. Jon Stewart mocked the assertion on 'The Daily Show' (weeknights, 11PM ET on COM). He turned the tables on the conservative commentator with "Glenn Beck: The Manchurian Lunatic," a reference to the book/film about a brainwashed political assassin. Surrounded by hanging puppets, Stewart said creepily, "Once I realized that Glenn Beck is George Soros' puppet, suddenly everything started to make sense ... But don't take my word for it, take Glenn Beck's words." Stewart rolled a montage of Beck quotes, including, "I am stirring up fear in the country ... I am not an expert. I'm stupid. I don't know anything [and] I'm a madman." Yeah, in that context (or lack thereof), these words do sound like the musings of a brainwashed political puppet like the Manchurian Candidate. Source & Video
We've all heard about the 'Don't Touch My Junk' guy, John Tyner, who's become a national hero of sorts. He fought back against excessive airport security -- and people praised him for resisting the government's intrusion into his privacy. But is airport security really so bad? On 'The Daily Show'(weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central), Lewis Black offers his own unique spin on the issue. His conclusion might surprise you. It turns out that Lewis is in favor of "groin patting." To Read More Click Here.
Jon Stewart proved he can take a beating from critics -- including the Left-leaning ones. The 'Daily Show' (weeknights, 11PM ET on COM) host had a tongue-in-cheek response for those who've taken issue with his Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear: another rally. For some background, the program played a collection of negative commentary on the rally, including Keith Olbermann's contention on MSNBC that Stewart drew a "false equivalence between what we do here and what Fox News and the like do there," and Bill Maher's suggestion that Stewart attend church to "reach across the aisle and hold hands and sing with someone on the Right." Stewart's answer? A new "Rally to Determine Precisely the Percentage of Blame to Be Doled Out to the Left and the Right for Our Problems..." (Yes, it continues.) Source & Video
Last night, the Republican Party swept back into power, reclaiming at least 60 seats in the House of Representatives. It was one of the most radical political transformations in seven decades. But Jon Stewart saw something weird about the Fox News coverage of the election. On 'The Daily Show' (weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central), Stewart watched as Fox covered the event. Oddly enough, many Fox News pundits -- including Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin -- used the same metaphor for the victory. The GOP triumph was described as a "tidal wave," an "earthquake" and a "tsunami." To Read More Click Here.