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Tag: Comedy Central
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Comedian Jon Stewart will leave as the host of Comedy Central's satirical newscast "The Daily Show" later this year, the Viacom Inc-owned network said on Tuesday.
"Through his unique voice and vision, 'The Daily Show' has become a...
February 25, 2014 | 11:02 am
August 27, 2013 | 10:10 am
Comedy Central’s roast of James Franco doesn’t air until September 2nd, but already a slew of critics and bloggers are hard at work
ruining it forenlightening the rest of us who weren’t lucky enough to attend the event Sunday night.
While we really did want to wait to actually...
August 5, 2013 | 10:22 am
The prospect of Comedy Central’s upcoming James Franco roast got funnier on Friday when the network announced that Seth Rogen has been named Roast Master.
The two Jewish actors go way back, having co-starred a little over a decade ago on the TV series “Freaks and Geeks,” and more recently in the films “Pineapple Express” and “This is the End.”
The special will air on Sept. 2, improving Labor Day for fans everywhere and helping Jewish fans everywhere ring in the New Year (which hits two days later).
July 11, 2013 | 10:07 am
Say what you want about James Franco, but at least you can’t accuse the guy of not being able to laugh at himself. Last night the Jewish uber-overachiever announced via an Instagram video that he will be the subject of an upcoming Comedy Central roast.
“Hey, yo. What’s up? I’m gonna get roasted on Comedy Central. Be sure to check it out. They wanted me to tell you that. All right. Ha ha,” he said.
The special will be filmed over the summer and air Sept. 2.
June 28, 2013 | 8:50 am
No matter how much “Daily Show” fans are enjoying Jon Oliver, it’s impossible not to miss the man he’s temporarily replacing: Everyone’s favorite Jewish fake news show host, Jon Stewart.
Last night we were treated to a virtual visit from Stewart, who was skyped in from the Middle...
March 12, 2013 | 3:19 pm
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September 19, 2011 | 4:20 pm
August 10, 2011 | 3:04 pm
I laughed at this sketch from Jon Benjamin and David Cross, titled “Jew Them Up!” You can imagine the premise. Thanks, VideoJew.
Now, how about an over-under on how long until Daniel Tosh can go to commercial break with a “We’ll be right back with Jon Benjamin has a Van ...”?
June 2, 2011 | 8:59 am
November 2, 2010 | 9:44 am
When “Saturday Night Live” alum “Father Guido Sarducci,” delivering the benediction at Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity, ran through a list of religions seeking the true faith, Judaism received the biggest applause.
That didn’t surprise Rivka Burstein-Stern.
October 30, 2010 | 3:02 pm
If 10 million gathered for the Rally to Restore Sanity on the mall in Washington, D.C., as Jon Stewart proclaimed (really, probably more like a few hundred thousand), then there were at least 1 million in Los Angeles’ MacArthur Park on Saturday (or maybe more like 2,000) all...
October 30, 2010 | 2:06 pm
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October 4, 2010 | 12:04 pm
“The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart jabbed back at fired CNN anchor Rick Sanchez.
Sanchez was fired Oct. 1, a day after he suggested that Jews run the news business and called Stewart, who is Jewish, a bigot.
During the taping Oct. 2 of a Comedy Central benefit to raise money to...
May 27, 2010 | 9:07 am
Comedy Central has removed a video game with anti-Semitic stereotypes from its Web site.
“I.S.R.A.E.L. Attack,” which earlier this week was renamed “Drawn Together: The Movie: The Game,” was removed from the Comedy Central site, according to Honest Reporting, which mounted a...
May 24, 2010 | 12:49 pm
Comedy Central has changed the title of a video game on its Web site, but has not removed the offensive game, which includes anti-Semitic stereotypes.
The on-line game “I.S.R.A.E.L. Attack” has been renamed “Drawn Together: The Movie: The Game,” according to Honest Reporting, though...
August 10, 2009 | 6:10 am
In case you missed it, here’s a clip from the Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers -a woman who’s had so much plastic surgery, she’s redeemable for 10 cents in Michigan…
Roast of Joan Rivers Sun, Aug 9 10pm / 9c Joan Rivers - Disgusted, Disappointed and Appalled Live Twitter Roast Roast Master Kathy Griffin Zombie Paparazzi Game
March 14, 2009 | 10:28 pm
Google the question, “Is Jim Cramer Jewish?” Go ahead—about 500,000 web surfers already have. For a long time, the first result to pop up was a forum entry at stormfront.something-or-other, the Internet’s safe harbour for Frustrated White Males. The entry offers only this...
September 30, 2008 | 3:39 pm
Comedy (?) from The Daily Show. Post-debate analysis reveals John McCain is going to die soon, and Michelle Obama has a big butt. Are these Florida swing voters hilariously out of touch, or simply telling it like it is? Wyatt Cenac reports.
August 14, 2008 | 2:10 am
July 7, 2008 | 10:51 pm
Mind of Mencia: Cultural Explorer - Jews
Official Comedy Central Video: The Mind of Mencia—cultural explorer Carlos goes to visit the Jews
June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm
I couldn't see much when I walked into the cavernous bar at Three of Clubs in Hollywood last week, but after my eyes adjusted,
I noticed the crowd in the adjoining room.
A couple hundred literary-artsy-hipster types were schmoozing before the L.A. premiere of the Heeb Storytelling...
February 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm
October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm
After months of distribution hell, the Jewsploitation spoof "The Hebrew Hammer" will burst onto the large and small screens this Chanukah season. The saga of Mordechai Jefferson Carver (aka the "baddest Heeb this side of Tel Aviv") debuts on Comedy Central Dec. 8 before moving to...