The Comedy Central talk show saw a big jump from the 1.85 million same-day figure.
Flexibility was key to the deal for the star host as Comedy Central hopes to reenergize its flagship show.
Comedy Central on Wednesday said Stewart will host the topical TV show, the perch he ruled for 16 years starting in 1999, every Monday starting Feb. 12. A rotating lineup of show regulars are on tap for the rest of the week.
After holding a year-long bake-off among various celebrities to find the next host of its signature The Daily Show, Comedy Central is going to try a new recipe. When the program returns from a hiatus, it is expected to rely heavily on a team of correspondents to lead each night, according to three people familiar with the matter, though it is not clear if the network has struck upon its final assemblage of talent.
The Daily Show is currently going through a lineup of guest hosts as it continues to search for a permanent one. Last night, the Comedy Central show debuted a new twist – two hosts behind the desk. Correspondents Michael Kosta, who has been hosting this week, the show’s first week back since the writers strike, and Ronny Chieng joined forces on Thursday night’s show.
Comedian Hasan Minhaj has been eyed as a leading candidate for the open host role at Comedy Central’s Daily Show, according to three people familiar with the matter, suggesting that a months-long bake-off for the job among a phalanx of top comics is reaching its final stages.
Charlamagne Tha God, Michelle Wolf and Desus Nice are among the next wave of guest hosts coming to Comedy Central’s The Daily Show in May.
Fill-ins for Trevor Noah have shown how exciting the lack of a permanent replacement could be. It’s an option with an illustrious history in television.
Jones’ stand-in as host on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday on the Comedy Central topical show yields to four more upcoming weekly gigs by comedians: Wanda Sykes, D.L. Hughley, Chelsea Handler and Sarah Silverman.
The comedian gave a tearful goodbye to his fans in his final address at the desk, thanking everyone who has ever watched the Comedy Central show and giving particular praise to Black women for their support.
Discovery Channel and Comedy Central are the basic cable networks cord-cutters are most interested in, according to a study by Beta Research. Also high on the list of cable channels cord-cutters like are Food Network, FX, ID, History, National Geographic and Disney Channel. Among heavy streaming network viewers, FX was on top, followed by Discovery, Comedy Central, Syfy, Food Network, History and National Geographic.
Host Trevor Noah will bring Comedy Central’s latenight comedy series The Daily Show back to the studio tonight, for the first time since March of 2020. Noah had been hosting the show (renamed The Daily Social Distancing Show) from his apartment ever since New York City first shut down in the early weeks of the pandemic. However, The Daily Show will be leaving the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood in Manhattan (where it has originated since Craig Kilborn hosted the program), and move to parent company ViacomCBS’s corporate headquarters in Times Square.
South Park has been renewed through Season 30 at Comedy Central and 14 original movies based on the show have been ordered at Paramount+, as part of a new deal signed between MTV Entertainment Studios and co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
Comedy Central’s The Daily Show launched 25 years ago this month, dedicated to skewering journalism and warning viewers about how they take in their news. “We became the watchdogs of the watchdog,” said co-creator Lizz Winstead. “Nobody had done it before so the world was our oyster.” Above (l-r): Craig Kilborn, former host of The Daily Show, appears at the premiere of “Old School” in Los Angeles on Feb. 13, 2003; Jon Stewart appears during a taping of in New York on Nov. 30, 2011, and Trevor Noah on Sept. 29, 2015.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beavis and Butt-Head are coming back to TV in a reimagined version of the animated series about a pair of Gen X slackers. “It seemed like […]
The network that made the careers of Dave Chappelle, Stephen Colbert and Amy Schumer has laid off top executives while looking to make shows that are cheaper to produce. The changes resulted, in part, from the merger of the network’s longtime parent, Viacom, and CBS. The deal was intended to save $750 million, much of it through job cuts, and reshape the company for a time when streaming is on the rise and cable is fading.
Comedy Central’s latenight franchise will go from a half-hour to 45 minutes each night starting Monday. The expansion is the first in the show’s 24-year history. The change comes as the show has found an increased audience and a number of high-profile bookings during the coronavirus pandemic.
Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah got inventive as it tries to navigate the television production shutdown brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Following the example of other latenight shows that have broadcast segments produced remotely, on Wednesday, The Daily Show‘s YouTube channel posted a video introducing the The Daily Social Distancing Show.
Lights Out With David Spade debuts on Comedy Central on July 29. The show, which will run four nights a week follow The Daily Show With Trevor Noah‘s slot, is looking to veer away from the current vogue of political humor and draw more on the SNL vet’s jaded personality.