Tag: jon stewart

Thoughts on Stephen Colbert and the future of late-night

Ever since it was announced that Stephen Colbert of “The Colbert Report,” would be replacing David Letterman as host of the “Late Show,” countless late-night viewers found themselves asking, “Who is the real Stephen Colbert?” Who was the man behind the fictional blowhard host of the satirical late-night show? Even now, eight months since the show’s […]

Can satire help restore media accountability?

In 2004, Jon Stewart — a news satirist from a comedy network — basically single-handedly derailed a CNN show by calling out its lack of journalistic integrity. “Stop hurting America,” he begged the hosts of “Crossfire,” a current events debate program that had been airing nightly since 1982. That’s right. A comedian took it upon himself to tell journalists […]

LATE NIGHT LINKS | APRIL 2 – APRIL 7

Each week, I will be compiling a list of late-night comedy-related articles and video recommendations. Read:  PopMatters took a look a the “Stewart/Colbert” effect and the role those two host have had in helping to restore truth and accountability to political and social discourse. “Full Frontal” host Samantha Bee talked to NPR about her new show, her thoughts on […]

Talking with “Daily Show” correspondents Jordan Klepper and Roy Wood Jr.

Last week, due to an exciting coincidence, I had the opportunity to interview Jordan Klepper and Roy Wood Jr. of “The Daily Show” about their upcoming performance at my university. As a big fan of political satire, and the author of a blog that focuses on the topic, I also used the opportunity to ask the two comedians about […]

LATE NIGHT LINKS | MARCH 27 – APRIL 2

Each week, I will be compiling a list of late-night comedy-related articles and video recommendations. Read: In this article in The Brown and White, Klaudia Jazwinska talked to “Daily Show” correspondents Roy Wood Jr. and Jordan Klepper about their upcoming performance at Lehigh University, as well as their views on the growing popularity of satire amidst […]

LATE NIGHT LINKS | FEB. 28 – MARCH 6

Each week, I will be compiling a list of late-night comedy-related articles and video recommendations. Read: The Washington Post published an article that critiqued how each late-night show is faring during this insane political season. In particular, it made an effort to analyze the performances of their hosts in light of Jon Stewart’s departure from “The Daily Show”. If only […]