Greta Thunberg, Dr. Jane Goodall and Bill Gates appeared as guests across late night on Wednesday to discuss the issues of climate change. As Gates shared, “We have a lot to do here on Earth.”
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Comedy Central’s “Daily Show” has said goodbye to longtime correspondent Jessica Williams, who is working on a new project with the cable network. Williams joined the program in January 2012 under former host Jon Stewart. At 22, she was the show’s youngest correspondent ever and also the first black woman in […]
NEW YORK (AP) — One day after an emergency appendectomy, Trevor Noah was expected back at his “Daily Show” anchor desk, taping a new episode set to air Thursday night. Comedy Central said Thursday that the “Daily Show” host was back at work, with actress Regina King as his scheduled guest. Noah underwent the surgery […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Comedy Central says “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah underwent an emergency appendectomy Wednesday morning. The procedure went well and Noah was expected back on the show Thursday, the network said. A repeat episode was to be aired Wednesday. Noah took over as host of “The Daily Show” in September, succeeding […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Anticipating its relaunch with Trevor Noah as host later this month, Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” has added three new comics to its rotating cast of correspondents. Ronny Chieng, who has spent the bulk of his comic career in Australia; Desi Lydic, who appeared in MTV’s “Awkward”; and Roy Wood Jr., […]
Comedy Central’s The Daily Show will expand its original content for digital platforms as new host Trevor Noah comes on board. Comedy Central has hired Baratunde Thurston to that end to oversee the expanded digital content.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Stewart said goodbye to “The Daily Show” on Thursday, America’s foremost satirist of politicians and the media ushered out by Bruce Springsteen and a reunion of the many colleagues that he worked with during 16 years as host. “Guess what? Stewart said. “I’ve got big news. This is it.” Armed […]
The Wall Street Journal Senior Editor Chris Farley reports on Jon Stewart’s legacy, influence on latenight TV and the Daily Show’s impact on how people perceive real news.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The set of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” will be donated to the Newseum after Stewart’s final episode. Newseum spokesman Jonathan Thompson said in a news release that the museum will acquire the set, including the desk, globe and props, after Stewart hosts his final episode Thursday night. The set will […]
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Incoming “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah said politics and the media will remain targets of the program but the perspective will be distinctively his. “The show still has its voice. It’s just I’m at the helm taking things in a slightly different direction, but still trying to get to the […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Comedy Central says Sept. 28 will be opening night for Trevor Noah as the new host of “The Daily Show.” The 31-year-old South African comedian will be stepping into the job held by Jon Stewart since 1999. The previously announced departure date for Stewart is Aug. 6. The parody newscast will […]
Jon Stewart now has a firm departure date from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. The comic announced on Monday’s program that he will leave the show after its Aug. 6 broadcast.
Stewart’s decision to retire as host of the satirical news show after 16 years has left liberal America in mourning. So why is he leaving just before an election — and what will happen when he steps out from behind the desk?
Just-named new host of The Daily show, Trevor Noah, was a trending topic on Twitter today as he drew fire for jokes described as tasteless, hateful — and unfunny.
NEW YORK (AP) — The deal was done only last week, says Trevor Noah, the 31-year-old South African comedian who will take over “The Daily Show” from longtime host Jon Stewart. Shortly after Comedy Central made the news official Monday, Noah, on a standup comedy tour, discussed his new gig by phone from Dubai. THE […]
The Daily Show boot camp has graduated a number of impressive talents who might prove to be worthy of the host chair, counting John Oliver first among a group including Aasif Mandvi, Samantha Bee and Jason Jones, an industry watcher says.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC says a correspondent on Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” is joining “Saturday Night Live.” Comedian Michael Che will handle “Weekend Update” duties with Colin Jost during the upcoming 40th season of “SNL,” the network said Thursday. Che, who wrote for “SNL” last season, had joined Stewart’s Comedy Central show earlier […]