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  • Comedy Central renews ‘Broad City’

    February 25, 2014 | 11:02 am

    “Broad City,” a series created by and starring Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, has been renewed by Comedy Central for a second season. Executive producer Amy Poehler announced the news on Seth Meyers’ “Late Night” premiere Monday night.

    The show chronicles the lives of two young,...

  • Best (Jewish) jokes from the James Franco roast

    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 for enlightening the rest of us who weren’t lucky enough to attend the event Sunday night.

    While we really did want to wait to actually...

  • Seth Rogen to lead James Franco roast

    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).

  • Comedy Central to roast James Franco [VIDEO]

    by Jana Banin, JTA

    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.

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  • Jon Stewart Skypes into ‘Daily Show’ from Middle East

    by Jana Banin, JTA

    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...

  • Jon Stewart to take summer break

    March 12, 2013 | 3:19 pm

    Jon Stewart is stepping down from his throne at Comedy Central this summer to direct a film based on a screenplay he wrote.

    Stewart is temporarily abandoning “The Daily Show,” The New York Times reports, to direct a film titled “Rosewater,” which is based on the 2011 book  “And...

  • Bill O’Reilly recommends double date for Obama, Bibi in debate with Jon Stewart

    October 9, 2012 | 9:33 am

    Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, faced off against conservative pundit Bill O’Reilly, in a political debate.

    The debate, “Rumble In The Air-Conditioned Auditorium,” was held Oct. 6 at George Washington University in Washington, DC.

    Topics discussed at the...

  • Comedy Central’s Roast of Roseanne Barr [SLIDESHOW]

    By Jared Baker

    August 14, 2012 | 3:54 pm

    TV star, comedian, and presidential candidate Roseanne Barr was recently roasted by Comedy Central. Reuters was on the scene and took some amazing pictures.

    Roseanne’s roasters (mostly Jewish) included Jane Lynch (host), Katey Sagal, Carrie Fisher, Ellen Barkin, Seth Green, Wayne Brady, Anthony Jeselnik, Jeffrey Ross, Amy Schumer, Gilbert Gottfried and Roseanne’s ex-husband, Tom Arnold.

  • [PODCAST] An Emmy Nomination for the Kosher Porky Pig: ‘Looney Tunes’ ’ Bob Bergen [UPDATE]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 19, 2011 | 4:20 pm

    Listen to the podcast below.

    The kosher Porky Pig was up for an Emmy Award on Sept. 18.  Bob Bergen, a nice Jewish boy from Woodland Hills, was nominated in the voice-over category for his performance as America’s favorite traife hero on “The Looney Tunes Show” on Cartoon...

  • Jon Benjamin has a “Jew Them Up!” sketch

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    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 ...”?

  • Jon Stewart on the bin Laden photo debate

    May 5, 2011 | 2:59 pm

    Video courtesy of Comedy Central.

  • Jews at Jon Stewart’s ‘sanity’ rally find plenty of like-minded

    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.

    “There...

  • Sanity rally, L.A.-Style [VIDEO]

    By Susan Freudenheim

    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...

  • Sanity rally: Now that we are all friends, what do we do?

    October 30, 2010 | 2:06 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - One thing to be said for Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s Restore Sanity and/or Fear Rally today in Washington: they didn’t pull the transparent trick that Glenn Beck did last month with his Restore Honor Rally.  Beck, the right-wing talker, used his...

  • Waiting for Sanityman: Can Jon Stewart save America?

    By Marty Kaplan

    October 13, 2010 | 10:41 am

    The fate of our country won’t be decided by a politician.  It will be determined by a comedian.

    Not long before Jon Stewart announced his Rally to Restore Sanity, he told a New York magazine writer why he and his crew on “The Daily Show” would never do something like that. “We’re...

  • Stewart takes shots at Sanchez

    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...

  • Comedy Central removes anti-Semitic video game

    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...

  • Comedy Central changes video game title

    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...

  • The Roast of Joan Rivers [VIDEO]

    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
    www.comedycentral.com
    Live Twitter Roast Roast Master Kathy Griffin Zombie Paparazzi Game
  • Is Jim Cramer Jewish?

    By Rob Eshman

    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...

  • VIDEO: The Daily Show—Jewish voters in Florida assess debate

    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.

     

  • Bob Saget: Clean-cut and filthy (G-rated version)

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 14, 2008 | 2:10 am

    Bob Saget was pondering his status as comedy's reigning filth monger at a Santa Monica cafe recently.

    "You play a guy who's clean-cut and never curses for eight years, like I did on 'Full House,' and people think that's who you are," said Saget, who will be roasted on Comedy Central...

  • VIDEO: Mind of Mencia—cultural explorer Carlos goes to Fairfax to visit the Jews

    July 7, 2008 | 10:51 pm

    <a href="http://www.comedycentral.com/" target="_blank">Mind of Mencia: Cultural Explorer - Jews</a>

    Official Comedy Central Video: The Mind of Mencia—cultural explorer Carlos goes to visit the Jews

  • Once Upon a Heeb

    By Lori Gottlieb

    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...

  • Even Maidelehs Don Pasties

    By Keren Engelberg

    February 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish girl stereotypes get tossed -- including one you might have heard about them being prudes -- when "Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad" makes its West Coast debut this Thursday night at Tangier.

    As creator and emcee Susannah Perlman describes it, the variety show features comedy,...

  • Baddest Heeb Nails Down Distributor

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    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...

  • The Heroes of Jewish Comedy

    By Tom Teicholz

    July 3, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    On Monday, July 7, Comedy Central will premiere the first of a six-part series called, "Heroes of Jewish Comedy." Unfortunately, the series suffers for being a clip job not up to its subject. Less documentary and more comedy would help.

    Produced in Britain, the show already seems...