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 time was right to get stupid again,” Mike Judge, the creator and voice of both characters, said in a statement. “Beavis and Butt-Head,” which […]
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.
Fans of “The Daily Show” got to see Trevor Noah host Tuesday night’s Comedy Central broadcast. But they didn’t get to hear him. The reason: Noah has lost his voice and is under doctor’s orders not to utter a word. The show began as usual, with the theme song playing and the audience cheering as […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordan Klepper is moving from “Daily Show” correspondent to host of his own show. Comedy Central said Tuesday that Klepper will bring his pompous “Daily Show” persona with him when his talk show debuts this fall. It will air Monday through Thursday at 11:30 p.m. Eastern, following Trevor Noah’s “Daily Show.” […]