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Title: The Daily Show
Post by: K9 on June 19, 2009, 06:27:35 AM
Full episodes are now available again in the UK.

 :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: NowhereMan on June 20, 2009, 12:03:25 AM
Not anymore :heartbreak:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Der Helm on June 20, 2009, 04:41:21 AM
Not anymore :heartbreak:
Well, they are (and have been) available in Germany for quite a while now.

I :heart: this show so much  :drill:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Tale on June 20, 2009, 06:41:14 AM
Recently blocked for Australian viewers :(


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: NowhereMan on June 20, 2009, 09:10:20 AM
I'm not too heartbroken since you can still basically watch a full show by just watching all the clips in order (which it will handily do for you). Colbert is still totally blocked though which is really :heartbreak:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on June 21, 2009, 10:35:44 AM
What the hell? why would the shows be blocked? Am i missing something? It's not political reasons is it?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Tale on June 21, 2009, 10:47:21 AM
What the hell? why would the shows be blocked? Am i missing something? It's not political reasons is it?

Geoblocking happens because rights are sold to broadcast the show in the country concerned, and the local broadcaster therefore needs local eyeballs on the local channel/website/ads, not the US channel/website/ads.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Merusk on June 21, 2009, 12:24:01 PM
As always, it's all about the money.  The internet is a revenue-generating device, after all.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: K9 on June 23, 2009, 04:39:14 AM
Damn that came and went fast


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Jherad on June 23, 2009, 07:31:52 AM
Wouldn't be a problem if the UK offerings were half as accessible as the daily show website. Grrf.

Proxies win.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Obo on October 06, 2009, 09:11:59 AM
Looks like they've started blocking the clips now too.  :heartbreak:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: NowhereMan on October 06, 2009, 12:37:13 PM
Yeah, as above though, proxies win!


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Jherad on October 15, 2009, 01:35:48 PM
Found this, for firefox users if you don't want to use a proxy:

http://forum.thedailyshow.com/tds/board/message?board.id=support_2008_oct&message.id=2897#M2897

Quote
if you are using firefox, install the following addon:

http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/967 then:

1) In Firefox, Go to tools->modify headers
2) From the drop down box on the left select add
3) Then enter: "X-Forwarded-For" in the first input box without the quotation marks
4) Enter: "12.13.14.15" in the second input box without the quotation marks
5) Leave the last input box empty, and save the filter, and enable it
6) Click the 'Configuration' tab on the right then proceed to check the 'always on' button.

Close the Modify Headers box and it should work.

Works a charm for me. How long this header spoofing will last given that it has been cunningly hidden on the official daily show forums is anyone's guess though.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Der Helm on October 15, 2009, 01:49:23 PM
I know this is a comedy show, but it is also my only source of information for American politics outside of this forum. Is this a bad thing ?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Nebu on October 15, 2009, 01:53:19 PM
I know this is a comedy show, but it is also my only source of information for American politics outside of this forum. Is this a bad thing ?

No.  This or BBC America may be your best shot. 

You have to love a country that treats its news as entertainment.  (cue Don Henley)


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Der Helm on October 16, 2009, 07:12:47 AM
I know this is a comedy show, but it is also my only source of information for American politics outside of this forum. Is this a bad thing ?

No.  This or BBC America may be your best shot. 

You have to love a country that treats its news as entertainment.  (cue Don Henley)
Over here people are bitching because you have to pay 17,98 € per month for public founded television programms if you own a television.
Because "nobody watches those channels anyway". Nowadays I just tell them to watch a single episode of the daily show to see what happens if you don't have this "public option".  :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Tebonas on October 16, 2009, 07:14:43 AM
You tell them if they don't pay up they get awesome news comedy? I don't know if your approach will work, Helm!  :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Der Helm on October 16, 2009, 10:08:02 AM
You tell them if they don't pay up they get awesome news comedy? I don't know if your approach will work, Helm!  :awesome_for_real:
No, I tell them they get the news equivalent of FOX news if they don't pay up. If they ask me what would be so bad about that, I tell them to watch the Daily Show.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Tebonas on October 16, 2009, 10:58:14 AM
Ah, that could work.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Teleku on October 16, 2009, 06:36:24 PM
But just think about how cool an ultra right wing German nationalist news network would be  :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Der Helm on October 17, 2009, 05:22:55 AM
But just think about how cool an ultra right wing German nationalist news network would be  :awesome_for_real:
Yeah, just awesome.  :why_so_serious:

I guess we have it better, because our people are simply uninformed (and uninterested) and not missinformed.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Jeff Kelly on October 19, 2009, 02:05:33 AM
Over here people are bitching because you have to pay 17,98 € per month for public founded television programms if you own a television.
Because "nobody watches those channels anyway". Nowadays I just tell them to watch a single episode of the daily show to see what happens if you don't have this "public option".  :awesome_for_real:

To be fair our version of publicly funded television breeds it's own kind of stupidity. I'd gladly pay €20 per Month to get BBC level of quality (altough even that seems to be on a downwards slope these days) but for german public televison?

German public television has been envisioned to be a truly neutral source of information without partisan influence or the need to make commercial viable programming with all the subtle possibilities for influence that enables. After WW2 and the National Socialists, the allies and the new german government felt that what they needed was radio and televion which could not be influenced by politics. That's why the government can't even collect the fees for the TV licence and the networks do this themselves.

Cut to today where the board of directors for the two public television networks consists solely of members of the ruling parties, where nearly half of the budget is made with commercial advertising, where the programming of both public networks is a bastardized version of the private networks' programming, where Editors in Chief get bullied out of office because a local Governour is pissed off by the neutral reporting.

There are still quite a few pearls of programming especially on the smaller special interest channels but this gets drowned out by a neverending stream of musical variety shows (Volksmusik), daytime soaps, the movie equivalents of women's pulp fiction, celebrity 'news' programmes and cooking shows.

You could easily do a german version of the Daily Show. We just don't have the personalities for such a show.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on November 12, 2009, 03:06:58 AM
Arg, fuck this.

Any non-American care to point me to a proxy that works and will LET ME SEE THE FUNNY ??!


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: NowhereMan on November 12, 2009, 04:46:31 AM
Found this, for firefox users if you don't want to use a proxy:

http://forum.thedailyshow.com/tds/board/message?board.id=support_2008_oct&message.id=2897#M2897

Quote
if you are using firefox, install the following addon:

http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/967 then:

1) In Firefox, Go to tools->modify headers
2) From the drop down box on the left select add
3) Then enter: "X-Forwarded-For" in the first input box without the quotation marks
4) Enter: "12.13.14.15" in the second input box without the quotation marks
5) Leave the last input box empty, and save the filter, and enable it
6) Click the 'Configuration' tab on the right then proceed to check the 'always on' button.

Close the Modify Headers box and it should work.

Works a charm for me. How long this header spoofing will last given that it has been cunningly hidden on the official daily show forums is anyone's guess though.

This works for me.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: K9 on November 16, 2009, 09:12:50 AM
Arg, fuck this.

Any non-American care to point me to a proxy that works and will LET ME SEE THE FUNNY ??!


Channel4.com/4od

We get it a day late, and you can't find back-editions. But you can at least get it.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on January 26, 2010, 01:35:06 PM
I can't say this enough, but i think this year has been one of the best ever that john and CO. have had, the Republicans will simply ignore.

Keith Olbermann's Response (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZylQXm-vis)

Daily Show Jon Stewart Destroys Bill Kristol on Health Care - The Ultimate Smackdown! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa69puS7J0Q)

Jon Stewart Takes On Healthcare Disinformation Queen Betsy McCaughey (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEkOanOj8GM)


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Jeff Kelly on January 26, 2010, 04:50:57 PM
God Olbermann's response was petty and not in any way funny


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Samwise on January 26, 2010, 04:55:37 PM
Olbermann is not good at being funny.  He's good at being outraged.  Although lately he isn't even as good at that.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ingmar on January 26, 2010, 05:00:41 PM
Petty? He basically copped to it. That's petty?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Samwise on January 26, 2010, 05:11:24 PM
Yeah, I didn't read it as petty; it seemed more to me like Olbermann didn't want to have to come up with a segment that night, so he spent most of his time running a pertinent Stewart clip instead.    :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: HaemishM on January 26, 2010, 05:18:45 PM
Yeah, and he admitted Stewart was right. Not sure what was petty about that.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on January 26, 2010, 05:50:32 PM
Generally I agree with olbermann but he has the same problem people like hannity or rush have and that's the need to be outraged.  Being ok or just politely disagreeing with the opposition doesn't get ratings.  I don't even think it's a concious thing,well for olbermann/hannity I think they are true believers so to speak but over time you find yourself getting pushed to the fringe more and more until a republican or democrat can't sneeze without you getting upset.

So in short, I'll just go with stewart and say olbermann is better than this but he can still fall into the same trappings as so many on the right.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Jeff Kelly on January 27, 2010, 02:02:18 AM
I know he apologized but the tone of his voice and what he said clearly stated different things


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ingmar on January 27, 2010, 03:45:49 AM
I know he apologized but the tone of his voice and what he said clearly stated different things

He was just doing a bad Jon Stewart impression (like Stewart's slightly better impression of him.)


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on January 27, 2010, 07:46:16 AM
I know he apologized but the tone of his voice and what he said clearly stated different things

He was just doing a bad Jon Stewart impression (like Stewart's slightly better impression of him.)

SIR!

SIIRRR!

The past couple of weeks have all had golden episodes. Through all the funny, its like a fortress of common sense.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on January 29, 2010, 07:34:40 AM
I know he apologized but the tone of his voice and what he said clearly stated different things

He was just doing a bad Jon Stewart impression (like Stewart's slightly better impression of him.)

Yeah, that's how I read it.  He was attempting to be funny and take it on the chin, but when it came to owning it he said 'Sorry, Jon's Right.'

I personally find Olbermann to be a Class Act all the way.  I'd gladly have a beer with him.

Jon is also a huge mancrush of mine.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on January 29, 2010, 07:48:23 AM
The show last night was epic. Oberman was also bringing the commonsense.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Jeff Kelly on January 29, 2010, 08:25:23 AM
I confess that I don't really like Olbermann although I appreciate his efforts.

I just don't like his "angry man" pose although it seems to be genuine.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on January 29, 2010, 01:36:53 PM
I have no idea how any American could suffer through the last 10 years and not be angry.


But that's all I'm going to say about that.

The Daily Show is awesome.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: HaemishM on January 29, 2010, 01:41:54 PM
I have no idea how any American could suffer through the last 10 years and not be angry homicidal/suicidal/ready to emigrate.

FIFY


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: LK on January 29, 2010, 03:16:56 PM
That response by Olbermann was the best we could hope for, and I'm glad he gave it. Awesome. Showing the clip on his own show in its entirety and being the bulk of the segment drove home that Jon was right, and I have mad props for Keith now.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on February 04, 2010, 08:57:02 AM
Anyone see the stewart interview on oreilly? It's almost good but oreilly's random douchebag comments make me twitch.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on February 05, 2010, 11:58:39 AM
Anyone see the stewart interview on oreilly? It's almost good but oreilly's random douchebag comments make me twitch.

Yes, O'reilly simply did not want to hear anything john was trying to say, common sense be dammed.

http://ccinsider.comedycentral.com/2010/02/05/jon-stewart-on-the-oreilly-factor-complete-and-unedited/


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Riggswolfe on February 07, 2010, 02:25:07 PM
Anyone see the stewart interview on oreilly? It's almost good but oreilly's random douchebag comments make me twitch.

That interview was ok, especially when the body language specialist made a point of telling O'reilly that Stewart wasn't at all intimidated by him. You could kind of see the annoyance on his face before he covered it up. However, the followup with Glenn Beck needs to be highlighted by Stewart on his show. O'reilly was all buddy buddy when Stewart was there. When he and Glenn Beck were talking it was back to "Stewart's just another liberal pinhead. Blahblahblah."


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: NowhereMan on February 07, 2010, 03:26:29 PM
Watching the whole interview, Stewart would have absolutely humiliated him if there'd been an audience. O'Reilly spent most of the time springing things on him and getting a joke followed by a reasoned, nuanced response while O'Reilly just kept making remarks about pinheads and other crap and then moving on.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Draegan on February 07, 2010, 09:45:38 PM
I guess we're all burned out pot heads or whatever he called The Daily Show's audience.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Riggswolfe on February 08, 2010, 09:07:50 AM
I guess we're all burned out pot heads or whatever he called The Daily Show's audience.

Yeah I noticed that. What I love is how the right has this meme about condescending liberals then you see someone like O'Reilly and you want to go "uh...pot? It's the kettle calling."


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on February 08, 2010, 09:26:04 AM
I guess we're all burned out pot heads or whatever he called The Daily Show's audience.

Yeah I noticed that. What I love is how the right has this meme about condescending liberals then you see someone like O'Reilly and you want to go "uh...pot? It's the kettle calling."

HEH!

You said "Pot".

(http://api.ning.com/files/9-umerKY30cOKnJaM0D8uldN3yxmw-4UuJm5pM4ZcmRO-NmMtWbbbLMYQ8UqY823ANqKPwcbA-oUKXZHfq7uhAGnSBBW8dvd/bevisnbutthead.jpg)


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Sir T on February 08, 2010, 10:09:01 AM
I guess we're all burned out pot heads or whatever he called The Daily Show's audience.

O'Reillys audiance has an average age of 64.5 apperently.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Reg on February 08, 2010, 12:01:31 PM
I'll bet O'Reilly was trying to bait Stewart into making some sneering remark about O'Reilly's geriatric audience. He could have used that to fire up the seniors for weeks afterwards.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: LK on February 08, 2010, 01:29:01 PM
Why is it whenever I see these shows, the questions they ask make it sound like they want the interviewee to give the worst possible answer just so they can hear it come from their mouths? The old "Well, if you put it that way, sure." response that might imply the person of note is a baby fucker or likes to snort cocaine distilled from opium grown in the closet where he hides the dead bodies from his career as a gigolo for mafia hitmen.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Hoax on February 08, 2010, 07:03:42 PM
Anyone see the stewart interview on oreilly? It's almost good but oreilly's random douchebag comments make me twitch.

That interview was ok, especially when the body language specialist made a point of telling O'reilly that Stewart wasn't at all intimidated by him. You could kind of see the annoyance on his face before he covered it up. However, the followup with Glenn Beck needs to be highlighted by Stewart on his show. O'reilly was all buddy buddy when Stewart was there. When he and Glenn Beck were talking it was back to "Stewart's just another liberal pinhead. Blahblahblah."

link?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Riggswolfe on February 09, 2010, 08:57:43 AM
Anyone see the stewart interview on oreilly? It's almost good but oreilly's random douchebag comments make me twitch.

That interview was ok, especially when the body language specialist made a point of telling O'reilly that Stewart wasn't at all intimidated by him. You could kind of see the annoyance on his face before he covered it up. However, the followup with Glenn Beck needs to be highlighted by Stewart on his show. O'reilly was all buddy buddy when Stewart was there. When he and Glenn Beck were talking it was back to "Stewart's just another liberal pinhead. Blahblahblah."

link?

The Glenn Beck followup (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPorvnJJYwI&feature=video_response)

Part 1 of the interview (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWb-Ygu1VcA&feature=related)
Part 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmbvZeqScO0&feature=related)
Part 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA6rSGLF4Yk&feature=response_watch)

I don't remember which part of the interview the body language woman is in.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on February 09, 2010, 11:48:47 AM
Yeah.

I lasted 1:08 into the Glenn Beck segment.

What a fucking douchebag.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: LK on February 09, 2010, 11:54:20 AM
I didn't even make it that far. Once I heard what emphasis and inflection O'Reilly was putting on his opening speech, I vomited.

Introducing a pre-recorded segment... that happens a lot on his show, doesn't it? Unlike the Daily Show where you get this impression the entire show is running smoothly from start to finish with very little in the way of editing (It's there, but done masterfully).


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on February 09, 2010, 12:12:04 PM
Oh, I watched it. He doesn't hate the president, he just thinks he is a foreign born Muslim Nazi that hates white people and is out to destroy the American way of life through socialism and fascism (as they are the same you know) using such underhanded tactics as including republican initiatives in legislation. Oh, and hes hes black.

But nothing but love <3


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on February 09, 2010, 12:50:45 PM
He's an Everyman.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on February 09, 2010, 01:20:34 PM
He's an Everyman.



Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Riggswolfe on February 09, 2010, 04:02:12 PM
He's an Everyman.

That was the one time in the interview that Stewart seemed even remotely rattled and I think it was because he was mentally going "did this guy just say Glenn Beck was an everyman? Really?"


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: LK on February 09, 2010, 04:04:30 PM
Too many elitists decrying elitists and trying to not appear elitist to avoid the stigma against elitists.

I'm beginning to understand Jolee Bindo.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: K9 on February 11, 2010, 05:38:20 PM
Jon Stewart laid some blows into Newt Gingrich, I just wish I could see the full unedited interview over here.

The man is definitely running with some momentum right now and I'm loving it.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Slyfeind on February 11, 2010, 06:42:41 PM
Newt had one good point, in that it's okay to spend a ton of money if you have it. It stimulates the economy, and Obama probably shouldn't dig so much into Vegas as a "frivilous spending" thing.

That said, if the GOP is going to have summits in Hawaii, they probably should lay off Obama for doing the same fucking thing.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: K9 on February 11, 2010, 07:00:03 PM
He looked visibly uncomfortable when put on the spot about hypocrisy, he was the same when Jon mentioned the fact that the Bush administration had tried over 500 terrorists in the US without issue.

But this is what Jon Stewart does best, he doesn't pander to anyone.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: NowhereMan on February 12, 2010, 09:50:32 AM
Yeah, Stewart on O'Reilly was annoying to watch just because O'Reilly kept ending a series of questions with some hugely inflammatory statement said as if it was the simplest of facts that everyone should agree on and then just moving straight on. A classic 'get the last word in' type thing, and he kept doing it to the point that Stewart went, "Really? Am I meant to just let that go?" at which point O'Reilly ignored him and asked the next question on the list. Stewart sometimes says the same kind of thing with guests but has the decency to make it a joke and will let them respond.

Also just catching up on Colbert and his bit on Sarah Palin and the whole Emmanuel calling people fucking retards thing. Leap to her defence to call her a fucking retard was a great line and I won't bother saying anymore cause I don't know how much it'll derail this into politics rather great television moments.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on February 12, 2010, 10:50:08 AM
You know the best part of that beck response?

The title under his name.


Its as if that entire segment where O'riley was yelling that beck is not news, and that they make a clear distinction about what is news and what is an opinion show, never happened.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: angry.bob on February 12, 2010, 02:13:02 PM
John Oliver's segments from the Republican National Convention in Hawaii are great.

"He who pays the piper, calls the tune!"

"And what would you say to a Hawaiian who then says, "...What? That's some sort of folksy nonsense gibberish that means absolutely nothing but is meant to sound like common sense.""


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: lac on February 12, 2010, 05:18:24 PM
I might have lost my train of thought just there but here's the clip. (http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-february-11-2010/the-apparent-trap)


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: harmonicker on February 21, 2010, 05:37:31 AM
Anyone see the stewart interview on oreilly? It's almost good but oreilly's random douchebag comments make me twitch.

That interview was ok, especially when the body language specialist made a point of telling O'reilly that Stewart wasn't at all intimidated by him. You could kind of see the annoyance on his face before he covered it up. However, the followup with Glenn Beck needs to be highlighted by Stewart on his show. O'reilly was all buddy buddy when Stewart was there. When he and Glenn Beck were talking it was back to "Stewart's just another liberal pinhead. Blahblahblah."

link?

Full interview: http://video.foxnews.com/v/4003531/entire-jon-stewart-interview/?playlist_id=86923


Stewart did really well, but he did come off as the short man, much more timid, and it was kinda neat to watch him deliver punchline with me waiting for the laughtrack.  Though sometimes the film crew would just lol in place of it.

Now, I only like Stephen Colbert about a third as much as i like Jon Stewart, but his interview on Bill O'Relly's show was really entertaining to watch, mostly because you can visually see how annoyed O'Reilly is with him.

Stephen Colbert on The O'Reilly Factor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QquTUR9nbC4&NR=1)


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on March 04, 2010, 08:20:55 AM
The daily show was on fire last night. (http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-march-3-2010/anchor-management)


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: bhodi on March 05, 2010, 12:52:28 PM
I just saw his piece on chat roulette and I could not stop laughing. (http://www.videosift.com/video/Jon-Stewart-investigates-Chatroulette)


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Samwise on March 05, 2010, 01:05:14 PM
Yeah, that chat roulette thing was brilliant.  I think he set a new personal record for number of "cock"s uttered.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on March 05, 2010, 01:27:56 PM
Did you see the piece before it?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: naum on March 05, 2010, 01:28:59 PM
I just saw his piece on chat roulette and I could not stop laughing. (http://www.videosift.com/video/Jon-Stewart-investigates-Chatroulette)

:roflcopter:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Signe on March 05, 2010, 01:40:53 PM
No more Daily Show or Colbert Report on Hulu.   :uhrr:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Draegan on March 05, 2010, 02:35:28 PM
I _just_ watched last night's episode on Hulu.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: caladein on March 05, 2010, 02:46:35 PM
From the Hulu Blog, "... at 11:59 p.m. PST next Tuesday, March 9th, these shows will come down from Hulu." (http://blog.hulu.com/2010/03/02/a-fond-farewell/)


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Signe on March 05, 2010, 02:56:19 PM
Sorry, I should have been more clear.   


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: NowhereMan on March 10, 2010, 07:29:05 AM
Oh God, that guy that was being interviewed on the 9th was an asshole. Not just that I disagree with him but he spent the whole TV interview portion making a point, then interrupting Stewart when he started speaking demanding that Stewart let him speak. Stewart apologised and let him finish or rebut or whatever. I'd need to count it up but it felt pretty even in terms of how much speaking time either got. Then we get the typical, "We're going to cut it here and throw up the rest unedited" and he starts whining about how he's been steamrollered and how unbelievable it is that Stewart wouldn't let him speak at all 'on air'. Jesus, Stewart is, while not a softball interviewer by any means, one of the fairer ones in terms of letting people speak and really, really polite and this guy really seemed offended at the fact, basically, that he had the last word before they cut the live show. On one of the few interview shows where I'd imagine the on-line viewership is probably as big as the broadcast one.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Draegan on March 10, 2010, 10:04:06 AM
Watching the interview now with Marc Thiessen.  What a dickbag. I just started part 2.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: HaemishM on March 10, 2010, 01:21:37 PM
Yeah, Marc Thiessen - he's supposed to be a big-time speech writer, someone who we assume is supposed to be an expert or something on terrorism (seeing as how his book is supposed to prove that the Bush administration kept us safe and Obama is going to get us all murderdeathkilled) and he got owned by FUCKING COMEDIAN. Then he had the temerity to WHINE about not getting enough time to spout absolute bullshit.

Dude, you got owned by a standup comic on basic cable. Sack up or get the fuck out.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on March 18, 2010, 09:10:30 AM
Epic last night, not to mention Colbert was also on fire.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on March 19, 2010, 07:39:53 AM
On fire, Jon nailed it.

Part one/Intro (http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-march-18-2010/intro---progressivism-is-cancer)

The bulk of the segment (http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-march-18-2010/conservative-libertarian)

I hope everyone can see those?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: NowhereMan on March 19, 2010, 07:43:36 AM
It's meant to be region locked, there's a fix earlier in the thread if you're using firefox. That episode was a thing of fucking beauty, I get the feeling the writers are getting really unhappy at having to watch Beck's show for craziness all the time.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Jeff Kelly on March 19, 2010, 08:31:08 AM
That was awesome!

Oh and Glen beck scares the shit out of me


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: lac on March 19, 2010, 09:17:33 AM
Code:
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Add this as a bookmarklet and click on it when you're on the "full episode"-page at dailyshow.com.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Draegan on March 19, 2010, 10:03:52 AM
You can watch it now with the curse words un-bleeped.  Awesome.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: HaemishM on March 19, 2010, 10:19:24 AM
That episode was a thing of fucking beauty, I get the feeling the writers are getting really unhappy at having to watch Beck's show for craziness all the time.

It may have been the most incredible bit of satire I've ever seen.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: LK on March 19, 2010, 01:51:24 PM
Two obvious continuity edits on the segment that broke what appeared to be perfection, but that doesn't tarnish the fucking awesomeness of it. I wish people would look at that and change their minds, but so far that type of "argument" is meant to solidify the faithful, not convert.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: dusematic on March 19, 2010, 01:59:31 PM
That was awesome!

Oh and Glen beck scares the shit out of me

 Beck is a charlatan and a clown who panders for money.  The only scary thing are the people (not individually but in the aggregate) who follow him and take him seriously.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: K9 on March 21, 2010, 11:36:35 AM
When will we get to see Glen Beck on the Daily Show though?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: LK on March 21, 2010, 01:55:03 PM
I don't think we will. He's not like O'Reilly who's very much aware of what he's doing and is a realist with Stewart on how the world works. I do have some respect for O'Reilly that he goes on Stewart's show and Stewart goes on his, even if I think O'Reilly is a pinhead.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: K9 on March 21, 2010, 02:27:56 PM
I get the impression that people like O'Reilly and Bill Kristol really enjoy being on there, even if they are totally opposite to Jon Stewart's world view.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: NowhereMan on March 21, 2010, 02:33:28 PM
Frankly I think Jon's a really great host and interviewer and even if the audience won't like it you get a chance to say what you want. Fuck O'Reilly can be confident that even if Stewart rips him apart as long as he comes out with the talking points (whether they make sense or not) his fans will say he won the debate and at worst that Stewart sandbagged him. It's win-win and he gets to have a decent discussion with someone on TV.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Nebu on March 21, 2010, 04:38:31 PM
I get the impression that people like O'Reilly and Bill Kristol really enjoy being on there, even if they are totally opposite to Jon Stewart's world view.

They are both attention whores.  What's not to like about being on the show from that viewpoint?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on March 21, 2010, 05:24:57 PM
He will never go on the daily show.

In other news, I look forward to Mondays show.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ghambit on March 22, 2010, 02:16:36 PM
He will never go on the daily show.

In other news, I look forward to Mondays show.

He's got a lot of fodder to play with these days.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Tale on March 23, 2010, 10:50:53 PM
Biden's "fucking big deal" must surely provide a golden Jon Stewart moment, or a series of them.

We now constantly have the last two weeks of Stewart and Colbert available to watch on ABC iView (free online TV) in Australia, so it's good to be watching this with you all again.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Wasted on March 23, 2010, 11:38:08 PM

We now constantly have the last two weeks of Stewart and Colbert available to watch on ABC iView (free online TV) in Australia, so it's good to be watching this with you all again.

It made my day to see these shows on Iview. 


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Der Helm on March 24, 2010, 05:08:24 AM
Was there no show yesterday ?  :heartbreak:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: NowhereMan on March 24, 2010, 06:53:32 AM
They take weeks off (and I don't know if it's my imagination but it seems to be more and more frequently, probably just in my head though). This seems to be one of those weeks though hopefully it means next Monday will be a full show on the idiocy health care spawned.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on March 24, 2010, 07:45:49 AM
Was there no show yesterday ?  :heartbreak:

Yeah, they took the week off, this week of all weeks. Well, at least we know they will have TONS of things to go over and find some great storys I guess.

I tuned in and was :heartbreak: as well.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: LK on March 24, 2010, 12:02:54 PM
I value that. They're going to wait and see what happens.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: sickrubik on March 24, 2010, 01:26:44 PM
They take weeks off (and I don't know if it's my imagination but it seems to be more and more frequently, probably just in my head though). This seems to be one of those weeks though hopefully it means next Monday will be a full show on the idiocy health care spawned.

They have kids.

And they've been doing this for a long time. I think there's some wear down going on. The late night guys do it too, a week off ever couple months or so. It seems to be a really draining job.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Der Helm on March 30, 2010, 06:30:58 AM
Somehow that show was a bit disappointing. I can't put my finger on why, though


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: NowhereMan on March 30, 2010, 08:04:24 AM
The John Oliver, Wyatt Cenac bit was pretty great I thought.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ghambit on March 30, 2010, 10:46:00 AM
Somehow that show was a bit disappointing. I can't put my finger on why, though

Ummm, 'cause they spent half the show talking about Passover and Ben Stiller.  Two topics most people would rather take a nap during.
Why they would write the show that way is the bigger question.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: lac on March 31, 2010, 06:49:34 AM
Palin's moment of Zen was :grin: last ep.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Slyfeind on March 31, 2010, 01:22:49 PM
Robin Williams was brilliant. That new heart must have done him some good. He looked younger than me!


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: schild on March 31, 2010, 01:25:32 PM
He looked and sounded fantastic. I need to call my grandpa and see if they had the same surgeon, just because, I don't know, 2 degrees of the guy that fixed Robin William's heart seems cool.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on March 31, 2010, 04:57:04 PM
People give Williams a lot of flak for his shtick.  While I do believe he can go overboard sometimes I have always imagined that no matter how much you may dislike his act on screen, that if you were right there in front of him, he'd crack you up.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Riggswolfe on April 01, 2010, 09:20:23 AM
People give Williams a lot of flak for his shtick.  While I do believe he can go overboard sometimes I have always imagined that no matter how much you may dislike his act on screen, that if you were right there in front of him, he'd crack you up.

As witnessed by Jon Stewart. I thought the poor man was going to hyperventilate.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: NiX on April 01, 2010, 11:14:02 AM
Williams on Conan was comedy gold.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ghambit on April 01, 2010, 07:37:11 PM
People give Williams a lot of flak for his shtick.  While I do believe he can go overboard sometimes I have always imagined that no matter how much you may dislike his act on screen, that if you were right there in front of him, he'd crack you up.

My parents saw his last act live and this is precisely what they said.  His style was designed for in-the-face interaction.  TV waters it down too much.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: naum on April 02, 2010, 10:22:41 AM
Erick, Son of Erick


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on April 10, 2010, 01:41:56 AM
Fox News/Reagan/Nuke bit last night was the funniest thing I've seen in a while.

I'll reiterate about how SAD it is that this Comedy Show that 'follows puppets making joke phone calls' is still the best news show you seem to have.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on April 13, 2010, 07:26:06 AM
Fox News/Reagan/Nuke bit last night was the funniest thing I've seen in a while.

Under the funny presentation, is a scary truth.

Last nights episode about open carry laws was brilliant.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: NowhereMan on April 13, 2010, 09:57:42 AM
I'm worried that legalising open carry undermines the legal sanctity of the second ammendment.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on April 13, 2010, 11:15:55 AM

Under the funny presentation, is a scary truth.


Wouldn't be funny to me if there wasn't.  It's what gets me laughing.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on April 13, 2010, 11:18:00 AM

Under the funny presentation, is a scary truth.


Wouldn't be funny to me if there wasn't.  It's what gets me laughing.


Yeah, I Relate. I cry a bit after though. The stuff fox does, is really really uncalled for, its quite damaging.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Sheepherder on April 15, 2010, 02:52:35 AM
On the other hand: what Stewart does is eerily similar to the Heyoka (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heyoka).


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on April 15, 2010, 09:46:53 AM
On the other hand: what Stewart does is eerily similar to the Heyoka (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heyoka).

Actually that would be closer to colbert.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ghambit on April 15, 2010, 11:49:19 AM
That bit about the nuclear summit's logo made me cringe.  God, is Fox really that evil?  Or are they really that dumb?  I pick the former, because deep down I really believe most educated people knew that the logo was chemical in nature, or at the very least a play on the nuclear clock.  A muslim pander??  Really?   :facepalm:

Some of the stuff they do is close to being illegal.  If I recall, inciting riots/violence is a punishable offense and Fox comes close to having had been doing that...  all based on sensationalist lies.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Sheepherder on April 15, 2010, 12:05:49 PM
Stewart does it too, where he'll go into a long serious discussion about some event, talk about logical courses of action, and the inevitably sober reaction of political groups.

"...FUCK!"


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on April 15, 2010, 12:34:43 PM
That bit about the nuclear summit's logo made me cringe.  God, is Fox really that evil?  Or are they really that dumb?  I pick the former, because deep down I really believe most educated people knew that the logo was chemical in nature, or at the very least a play on the nuclear clock.  A muslim pander??  Really?   :facepalm:

Some of the stuff they do is close to being illegal.  If I recall, inciting riots/violence is a punishable offense and Fox comes close to having had been doing that...  all based on sensationalist lies.

They used a nuke image for health care, they used one for the summit, they will use one for the financial reform.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Bzalthek on April 21, 2010, 12:48:48 AM
http://www.thedailyshow.com/

Double down on Fox!  I loved it!


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ghambit on April 21, 2010, 01:52:32 AM
They need to give Stewart an hourlong show and move him to network TV.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: gimpyone on April 21, 2010, 05:04:24 AM
They quoted Catullus on tv in Latin.   :drill:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: NiX on April 21, 2010, 07:18:55 AM
Greatest use of church style preaching EVER.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on April 21, 2010, 09:01:32 AM
They need to give Stewart an hourlong show and move him to network TV.

No. You do not fuck with a good recipe. More is not always better.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: HaemishM on April 21, 2010, 12:26:14 PM
The diddling that networks would insist on to make Stewart palatable would totally fuck up the entire formula. Leave him where he is - relatively free to say whatever he wants without any real pressure.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Samwise on April 21, 2010, 12:45:41 PM
I believe it's spelled "Stew-Beef."


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: RhyssaFireheart on April 21, 2010, 12:47:39 PM
http://www.thedailyshow.com/

Double down on Fox!  I loved it!

That was fucking hilarious! 


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Jeff Kelly on April 21, 2010, 04:20:42 PM
That was awesomely brilliantly splendid


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Raguel on April 21, 2010, 07:03:42 PM


I need a "Fox is the Lupus of News" T-short ASAP  :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Slyfeind on April 22, 2010, 12:57:48 AM
Normally when Jon Stewart freaks out like that, it leaves me kinda meh. But that was brilliant.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Jeff Kelly on April 22, 2010, 03:06:41 AM
I need a "Fox is the Lupus of News" T-short ASAP  :why_so_serious:

The T-Shirt would need a picture of Hugh Laurie as House on there


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: taolurker on April 22, 2010, 06:31:26 AM
I need a "Fox is the Lupus of News" T-short ASAP  :why_so_serious:

The T-Shirt would need a picture of Hugh Laurie as House on there
I thought this was such a great idea I made two different images for the potential t-shirt:



Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: WindupAtheist on April 22, 2010, 07:00:01 AM
Normally when Jon Stewart freaks out like that, it leaves me kinda meh. But that was brilliant.

Someone wanna clue me in? Because the link is just to dailyshow.com which has something else on the front page now.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: taolurker on April 22, 2010, 07:12:57 AM
Normally when Jon Stewart freaks out like that, it leaves me kinda meh. But that was brilliant.

Someone wanna clue me in? Because the link is just to dailyshow.com which has something else on the front page now.

Tues April 20th's episode, where he responded to a Monday night Fox airing:
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-april-20-2010/bernie-goldberg-fires-back


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: WindupAtheist on April 22, 2010, 08:24:35 AM
Awesome.  :drill:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Raguel on April 29, 2010, 01:54:54 AM


I just finished watching the extended interview with Ken Blackwell.  **Spoilier Alert** I don't think the extended interview helped Blackwell's case  :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Segoris on April 29, 2010, 09:20:56 AM
The show was basically over after the Apple section (Appholes!) and the Michael Steele bit with Larry Wilmoore. Blackwell was possibly the worst guest I've seen in a while and the first extended interview I didn't bother to go watch.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Jeff Kelly on April 29, 2010, 09:42:17 AM
I just got to watching the Colbert Report Episode with Julian Assange of Wikileaks.

Awesome interview by Colbert and he seemed to be genuinely shocked and angry about Assange's statements. Just remebered because you talked about people looking bad.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on April 29, 2010, 10:58:08 AM
Five minutes in right now.

This Blackwell guy is an IDIOT.

And I mean that.  You let this guy be a Mayor ???


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on April 29, 2010, 11:04:09 AM
Ken Blackwell =  :facepalm:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on April 29, 2010, 11:07:34 AM
 :ye_gods:

 :uhrr:



Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on April 29, 2010, 11:41:27 AM
:ye_gods:

 :uhrr:



Yep, extended interview?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on April 29, 2010, 11:44:51 AM
Yeah.  The guy can't even put together a coherent argument.

He may as well have come out and said 'Hey, I wrote a money grab for stupid Tea-Partiers'.

Once again, Stewart owned someone really stupid.  It's what the show is all about.  Which is what the thread is all about.  Great show.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Musashi on April 29, 2010, 12:09:17 PM
Seemed like his choice of inflammatory title came back to bite him in the ass.

Also, he was the Mayor of Cincinnati for one year after Jerry Springer.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on April 29, 2010, 12:13:00 PM
Ah.  I thought that bit was a joke.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Abagadro on April 29, 2010, 12:56:33 PM
What's less of a joke is that he was Secretary of State (the guy who runs elections) for Ohio in 2004 when that state in large part gave the election to Bush.  I don't buy a lot of the conspiracies but there were definitely some shenanigans afoot there.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: K9 on April 30, 2010, 10:40:05 AM
 :uhrr:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: angry.bob on April 30, 2010, 02:57:49 PM
Five minutes in right now.

This Blackwell guy is an IDIOT.

And I mean that.  You let this guy be a Mayor ???

Oh, not just mayor, he was the Secretary of State of Ohio (my state) and he was directly responsible for Bush taking Ohio in 2004 by doing a bunch of unethical and possibly illegal stuff while being in charge of the state's voting process. He also ran for Governor the next election but was defeated, thank goodness. The man came across much less evil than he actually is in that interview. He's a truly terrible human being. Also he was mayor of Cincinatti. It's a horrible place. The town has all sorts of backwards, uptight morality laws and really belongs deep in the heart of some hillbilly Jebus state. It's the same town that elected Jerry Springer mayor until he was forced out after paying a hooker with a personal check.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ragnoros on May 28, 2010, 10:42:14 PM
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-may-12-2010/back-in-black---glenn-beck-s-nazi-tourette-s

This is old, but I just caught it.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Merusk on May 29, 2010, 11:33:47 AM
Also he was mayor of Cincinatti. It's a horrible place. The town has all sorts of backwards, uptight morality laws and really belongs deep in the heart of some hillbilly Jebus state. It's the same town that elected Jerry Springer mayor until he was forced out after paying a hooker with a personal check.

Yep.  I'm continually amazed we elected an open lesbian Mayor.  Then I remember it was of Cincinnati itself, not the greater metro area.  Nobody outside of the poor and college kids live in "Cincinnati" anymore.



Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: K9 on May 30, 2010, 06:02:03 PM
I don't like these long breaks in the show


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Bzalthek on May 30, 2010, 10:34:28 PM
It starts again Tuesday, right?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Prospero on May 30, 2010, 10:37:10 PM
They shouldn't be allowed to take breaks. I swear the universe attempts to go to shit faster when they take a break.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Jeff Kelly on May 31, 2010, 03:09:16 AM
The first edition after a long break needs to be two hours long, otherwise they wouldn't be able to cover all the shit that happened while they were away.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on June 02, 2010, 12:31:27 PM
Back as of last night.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on June 03, 2010, 04:05:58 AM
Yeah and in the midst of the largest corporate fuck up and mismanagement ever, they brought on a corpse from the AEI to tell us that Corporations should be left alone by Government.

"Except for cleaning up oil spills."

You stay Classy AEI.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: HaemishM on June 03, 2010, 09:56:19 AM
That whole AEI exchange was funny as fuck - he basically talked like he was in opposite world. He wanted the government to clean up the corporation's fuckup (which is the spiller's responsibility) but to leave the corporation alone when things go right and profits are being made. Socialize the risk, privatize the reward. But then, AEI is a large bag of dicks anyway.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on June 03, 2010, 10:38:19 AM
Jon did a good job of combating the crazy though, have to give it up for that. (I hope you guys watched the full run of that guest, he did have SOME brain)


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: K9 on June 04, 2010, 12:44:48 PM
Olivia Munn  :drillf:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Draegan on June 05, 2010, 09:53:04 AM
Olivia Munn  :drillf:

 :grin:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Bzalthek on June 05, 2010, 09:56:53 AM
Damn, I missed that episode.  Thank god for the internet.  Munn!


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Samwise on June 08, 2010, 11:52:51 AM
Aasif holding up that queen of diamonds almost killed me.   :drill:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Draegan on June 08, 2010, 08:53:12 PM
Monday's show is gold.

Lol at Mudbloods.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Tale on June 17, 2010, 04:30:38 AM
Wow, the energy rant with the eight presidents was an amazing feat of research and delivered so well. Loved it.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: NiX on July 10, 2010, 01:04:07 AM
Can't stand Olivia Munn. She's not funny.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Korachia on July 10, 2010, 05:01:17 AM
Yeah, a plank interviewing, could have done a better job then her.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Bzalthek on July 10, 2010, 08:45:35 AM
I thought she did a great job.  Of course I still remember Nancy Walls and Samantha Bee when she first started. And my father is absolutely enthralled by her.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Segoris on July 10, 2010, 09:43:01 AM
Can't stand Olivia Munn. She's not funny.

I'm normally in this camp and never see what the big deal is about her, but that last interview I thought she did okay.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Engels on July 10, 2010, 11:16:01 AM
Ya, its tempting to judge her harshly right out the bat because she's pretty. I'm willing to let her try it on for a few months, see if she gets into the groove.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on July 10, 2010, 11:21:24 AM
Indeed.  Further, even the Mighty John Oliver has interviews that aren't funny.  Sometimes the chemistry with the other chap/ess just isn't there.

The Seel interview, if that's what we're talking about, was just lame because the subject itself wasn't terribly funny.

IMO.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: HaemishM on July 10, 2010, 12:49:40 PM
Can't stand Olivia Munn. She's not funny.

I'm normally in this camp and never see what the big deal is about her, but that last interview I thought she did okay.

This. She's really not very funny, but the Arizona interview was good.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Samwise on July 10, 2010, 06:26:50 PM
I think she's getting there.  And I appreciate that she's trying to find her own persona rather than try to turn herself into a younger and hotter Sam Bee.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Tale on July 10, 2010, 06:36:55 PM
I like her. The Arizona interview was funny.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Nevermore on September 07, 2010, 10:21:29 PM
+1 for the Quantum Leap bit.  :grin:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on September 09, 2010, 02:55:50 PM
That ought to shut people like Tucker up;  Stewart is fucking savaging that Democrat party chair.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Sir T on September 13, 2010, 12:36:38 AM
I'm sad i can only see glimpses of stewart like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y43LTuGlVaI)


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: K9 on September 14, 2010, 08:40:25 AM
Can't you get 4od T?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Sir T on September 14, 2010, 08:46:12 PM
I'm going to admit internet ignorance and ask, whats 4od?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: birdsguts on September 14, 2010, 11:46:56 PM
I'm going to admit internet ignorance and ask, whats 4od?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4od#4oD_.2F_Catch-up


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Sir T on September 15, 2010, 07:11:47 AM
Oh cool. Thanks!


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: K9 on September 15, 2010, 05:56:52 PM
Sorry, I should have probably added

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart/4od#3119300

You get it a day late, but you do get it


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Segoris on September 17, 2010, 09:10:12 AM
10/30/10, a day full of win. :drill:

Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity (http://www.rallytorestoresanity.com/) vs The Rev. Sir Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, D.F.A's Keep Fear Alive (http://www.keepfearalive.com/)



Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Draegan on September 17, 2010, 03:13:18 PM
Loved the Bill Clinton interview.  The extended version online is a must watch.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Samwise on September 17, 2010, 03:54:27 PM
I briefly considered flying to DC to go to the sanity rally, but then I realized that would be insane.  Hopefully there will be some sort of sister rally in SF.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: LK on September 17, 2010, 03:57:26 PM
Bill Clinton is great. Seems like somebody saying something sensible and non-manipulative.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Jeff Kelly on September 17, 2010, 04:30:23 PM
That bit by Jon Stewart made me both laugh and cry hysterically. It's really sad that him announcing a rally of moderates with slogans to go is the satire.

30 years ago you could write sketches including Tea party antics and it would have been as absurd as any Monty Python Sketch. Today, announcing a rally of "restoring sanity" sounds even more absurd.

That makes me die a little inside. What would have been considered normal discourse decades ago has now become parody. Even Colbert's "Keep fear alive" rally sounds more real.

Excuse me while I drink heavily...


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: LK on September 17, 2010, 08:12:40 PM
The Jon interviewing Blair and the Jon interviewing Clinton were two different people. Seems to be the two extremes of his interviewing style.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Nerf on September 17, 2010, 10:05:06 PM
Looks like Olivia Munn from G4s Attack of the Show is joining the Daily Show as their asian correspondent.  I might have to tune in a bit more often.

(http://141tv.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/olivia_munn_wonderwoman.jpg)


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Nevermore on September 17, 2010, 10:54:39 PM
Welcome to three months ago.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: LK on September 21, 2010, 12:08:18 PM
Last night's episode on unions was over the fucking top.

Unions man... ugh. I know why they are formed but they're part of the problem now.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on September 21, 2010, 12:36:40 PM
 :uhrr:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Khaldun on September 21, 2010, 02:25:38 PM
I'm thinking of going to the sanity rally. I even have a plan for a sign:

"I'm modestly engaged by a variety of issues"


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Der Helm on September 21, 2010, 02:48:00 PM
I actually checked the prices for plane tickets from here to Washington D.C.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: K9 on December 13, 2010, 05:11:53 PM
Gordon Brown is on tonight. Has he done any other notable public interviews or press engagements since stepping down?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mosesandstick on December 13, 2010, 05:15:16 PM
Will this episode be on Channel 4 soon?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Lt.Dan on December 13, 2010, 08:25:10 PM
Gordon Brown is on tonight. Has he done any other notable public interviews or press engagements since stepping down?
I think his last public interview had something to do with a bigoted little old lady  :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: K9 on December 14, 2010, 05:07:54 AM
Even out of office he's still cringe-inducingly awkward.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: NowhereMan on December 14, 2010, 06:03:56 AM
I get the feeling he wanted to go on and be funny in the spirit of other guests (like Clinton). Sadly for him he is at best funny in a way that makes his friends laugh and that in no way works on television. If he'd stuck to serious and let Stewart do the jokes he'd have come off much better but I don't think he wants to be the dour chancellor anymore.

Also he's not had any really notable interviews but he's definitely been on BBC and Channel 4 a little bit trying to pimp his book, usually short bits during the news. I think he's doing a lot more speaking engagements, apparently he's been doing a lot of talks for students recently. Frankly not many people want to interview him, I suspect that he'll do better in the US because they don't know him enough to be sick of him and don't realise what little charisma he manages to bring to the television studio.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on December 15, 2010, 10:18:40 AM


Stewart To GOP: No More Using 9/11 For Political Gain Until First Responders Bill Is Passed (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/14/stewart-to-gop-no-more-us_n_796338.html)

Brilliant!


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on December 15, 2010, 01:00:58 PM
Brutal.  He was angry again.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Oban on December 17, 2010, 02:10:12 PM
Brutal.  He was angry again.

It was uncomfortable to watch.  How do you politely tell a 9/11 worker with terminal throat cancer to shut the fuck up and let the other guests speak?

Also, I find Olivia Munn to be unappealing.  She has no waist...she is just a flat rectangle.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on December 17, 2010, 02:11:09 PM
Brutal.  He was angry again.

It was uncomfortable to watch.  How do you politely tell a 9/11 worker with terminal throat cancer to shut the fuck up and let the other guests speak?

Um, what.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Oban on December 17, 2010, 02:16:22 PM
It was uncomfortable to watch.  How do you politely tell a 9/11 worker with terminal throat cancer to shut the fuck up and let the other guests speak?

Um, what.

(http://imgur.com/seAbg.png)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/17/stewart-911-responders-bill_n_798114.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/17/stewart-911-responders-bill_n_798114.html)


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on December 17, 2010, 02:19:09 PM
I don't believe thats what Ironwood was referring to, and I also do not see what you had seen.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Oban on December 17, 2010, 02:26:18 PM
I don't believe thats what Ironwood was referring to, and I also do not see what you had seen.

Ah, if you think he was angry before, just wait until you see the last episode of the year.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on December 17, 2010, 02:55:37 PM
I haz it taped.  I will be watching it with great interest.

I find it unbelievable that your politicians have shat, from a great height, on these heroes they've venerated since day one.

And that's all I'm going to say on that, lest we stray into politics.  Because you KNOW some arsewipe will disagree.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on December 18, 2010, 07:15:45 AM
lol.   I really learned a lot about Huckabees new book.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: HaemishM on December 19, 2010, 11:25:39 AM
Most of the time, Stewart doesn't even bother pimping people's books or movies anymore, especially people like Huckabee who are some kind of celebrity outside of the book or movie they are promoting. He mentions them, which is really enough, then goes off on the issue of the day, or in the case of his comedian buddies, he and the guest just riff on something for 5 minutes.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: LK on December 19, 2010, 12:16:23 PM
The latest Ricky Gervais was awesome.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Oban on January 29, 2011, 05:51:05 PM
I think the Onion News Network is doing a better job of parodying the news currently.

Maybe it is just the fact that Olivia Munn is incapable of acting, but TDS is just not as good this year.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: NowhereMan on February 02, 2011, 06:05:26 AM
The Michael Steele interview was pure :heart:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on February 03, 2011, 02:02:04 PM
'Money Rape'  :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Strazos on February 05, 2011, 07:45:02 PM
Maybe it is just the fact that Olivia Munn is incapable of acting, but TDS is just not as good this year.

Acting? Who gives a shit, she's a cutie.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Der Helm on March 09, 2011, 01:40:07 PM
Is it just me or was there an ungodly ammount of advertisement on tuesdays episode ?

Or did they change something for us cheating europeans because earlier I only saw adds at very beginning.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on March 09, 2011, 01:45:22 PM
You mean on the website? Yeah it changed.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Der Helm on March 09, 2011, 01:49:07 PM
I did indeed mean the website, is there any other way to watch the Daily Show ? :grin:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on March 09, 2011, 01:50:35 PM
>.>

<.<


Only two I know :)


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: K9 on March 09, 2011, 02:04:38 PM
The ads seem rather random, some days I get tons, others not at all. For the past couple of weeks I seem to get about one per show, rather than one between every segment. It may depend on whether you use the frontpage videos or the full-episode links. I think the full-episodes have more advertising.

The recent extended interviews with both the Jordanian ambassador to the UN (I forget his name) and Rand Paul were both really interesting I thought.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: UnSub on March 13, 2011, 09:38:24 AM
I miss this show - it's gone back to pure pay TV (probably because it was so popular on the alternate free-to-air station that had it) and the internet is unreliable because I don't live in the US. Sad, because it fit perfectly (along with The Colbert Report) after dinner (7.20pm local start).


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: K9 on March 14, 2011, 06:31:03 AM
You can watch it outside the US using a firefox addon called modify headers, if that helps



Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on March 16, 2011, 10:27:28 AM
You know, every time they take a week off. Shit hits the fan.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Bzalthek on March 16, 2011, 10:45:16 AM
That's like the second rule.  #1 shut off internet.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: K9 on March 22, 2011, 06:26:30 AM
Freedom Packages!  :grin:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: NiX on March 23, 2011, 05:50:02 PM
You can watch it outside the US using a firefox addon called modify headers, if that helps



Canadians can watch The Daily Show on watch.ctv.ca (HD, I think) and watch.thecomedynetwork.ca (SD).


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: NowhereMan on March 24, 2011, 04:18:49 PM
Anyone else find the show sometimes skipping to the next segment at random times?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on March 24, 2011, 04:19:09 PM
Yes. Its that new player.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on April 28, 2011, 12:20:17 PM
Bernie Sanders was simply rocking last night.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Raguel on May 12, 2011, 10:10:42 AM

I keep forgetting Fox News = lupus. I'm not sure why.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on May 13, 2011, 12:39:45 PM
Not sure if you guys caught last nights show. But O'Rilly is pissed.

And now, there shall be a debate. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/13/bill-oreilly-jon-stewart-common_n_861505.html)

Quote
UPDATE: Jon Stewart has accepted Bill O'Reilly's challenge to debate Common's White House appearance, Fox News announced Friday. Stewart will debate O'Reilly on Monday's "O'Reilly Factor."

ORIGINAL STORY: Bill O'Reilly took exception to Jon Stewart's takedown of Fox News over President Obama's invitation of rapper Common to the White House--and he challenged his high-profile frenemy to come on his show and debate the matter.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on May 13, 2011, 12:48:10 PM
Oh, for fucks sake, what's the point in that ?   Another browbeating by the bully while Stewart comes off much smarter with occasional quips that are totally lost on the clueless fucking audience ?

Seriously ?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Samwise on May 13, 2011, 12:48:20 PM
I know O'Reilly has been on Daily Show a few times, but has Jon ever been on O'Reilly's show?  Doesn't he know that his mic is going to get cut as soon as he starts winning?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on May 13, 2011, 01:10:59 PM
Oh, for fucks sake, what's the point in that ?   

Ratings, seriously.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Azuredream on May 13, 2011, 01:11:07 PM
I seem to recall Colbert going on O'Reilly's show and mocking the shit out of him, though I'm not entirely sure he was aware he was being mocked at the time.

edit; and apparently he did go on at least once, in 2004.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: HaemishM on May 13, 2011, 01:30:45 PM
Yeah, Stewart's been on the Factor before at least once. But really, the scary part is that O'Reilly is the sanest guy on FoxNews these days.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: LK on May 13, 2011, 01:36:20 PM
Doesn't O'Reilly always invite people on to his show the same way Colbert mockingly does?

The whole idea is to get them on home turf where you have the power and drill them. Stewart's done a pretty good job of avoiding the tricks O'Reilly might use to drive his point across.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Obo on May 13, 2011, 01:39:51 PM
He's been on a few times.
I think this was the last one (they usually put the full interview up on the net) http://video.foxnews.com/v/4003531/entire-jon-stewart-interview


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on May 13, 2011, 01:51:09 PM
Stewarts been on O'Shithole  a couple of times.  Utterly pointless.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: NowhereMan on May 13, 2011, 03:07:23 PM
I would have preferred to see him go on Hannity's show. As it is, ratings aside, it's utterly fucking pointless.

Edit: Having watched the O'Reilly bit I can see how it's going to go. O'Reilly has decided that Common's involvement with 'cop killers' makes him political poison, something that didn't seem to be cited by other critics of the move on Fox, but he's going to say that any reaction to the whole thing but condemning the Obamas is endorsing killing police officers. Stewart will point out that most of the Fox people weren't making that argument and engaged in massively hypocritical behaviour and O'Reilly will respond that he didn't say that and ask Stewart why he loves cop killers so much. Repeat until credits roll or someone's mic gets cut.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: 01101010 on May 13, 2011, 03:16:00 PM
Stewart's review of the whole Common and the White House on FOXnews was perfect IMHO. Especially calling out Hannity's hypocrisy - though it does, as Mr. Stewart said, require no effort anymore. I am kind of surprised audiences to those shows have not become at least a bit more attentive...I mean they ARE still people.

 


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on May 13, 2011, 03:18:17 PM
has Jon ever been on O'Reilly's show?  

Yes.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: K9 on May 16, 2011, 12:46:33 PM
Yeah, Stewart's been on the Factor before at least once. But really, the scary part is that O'Reilly is the sanest guy on FoxNews these days.

Shep Smith


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: K9 on May 17, 2011, 05:28:28 AM
I think it about as well as you might expect (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7fIjufCPsg)

I do genuinely feel that these two guys have a more-than-grudging respect for each other.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on May 17, 2011, 08:44:49 AM
Well, sure, but I'm going to ask again :  What was the Point of Stewart going on ?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Draegan on May 17, 2011, 09:04:03 AM
Ratings.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on May 17, 2011, 09:33:36 AM
Yes, it seems big O just does not care about what jon was saying, he just kept inserting falsehoods as fact. I think it would have been better if O came to the daily show instead.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on May 17, 2011, 09:35:39 AM
Ratings.

I meant for Stewart.

Obviously.

...

Dumbass.

 :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Draegan on May 17, 2011, 10:20:22 AM
I think he actually enjoys doing it, and it probably gives him material for his show.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: K9 on May 17, 2011, 10:52:07 AM
I think it is fun for him, and it probably helps raise his profile a bit.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on May 17, 2011, 11:13:16 AM
 :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: NowhereMan on May 17, 2011, 11:56:51 AM
I think there's a big part of him that wants to have a meaningful dialogue. One of the biggest criticisms of FOX News personalities is that they exist in their own bubble, refusing to engage people outside of it and submit to hostile questioning and honestly I think Stewart doesn't want to have that criticism levelled at him. He's willing to go on other people's shows and talk to them and when a big part of your schtick is pointing out that FOX is insular and unwilling to accept people with differing viewpoints it looks bad if you refuse to ever talk to them.

Yes it's still pointless because the same shit happens with editing and mic cutting, no it almost certainly isn't going to change anyone's minds but if you're going to harangue other people for not being willing to listen to others and engage in grown up debates then it looks pretty bad if you're given the opportunity and go, "Nuh uh, you'll just screw with me I'm not going to talk to you." Also ratings.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: K9 on May 17, 2011, 03:57:34 PM
Al Madrigal joins the daily show. (http://ccinsider.comedycentral.com/2011/05/17/al-madrigal-announced-as-newest-daily-show-contributor/)

Never heard of the guy myself, hopefully he'll be decent, most of the correspondents are.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Jeff Kelly on May 18, 2011, 05:20:52 AM
I lked the bit about Asbestos in one of the last episodes with Aasif Manvi (sp?).

I especially liked the french-canadian expert who played it entirely straight and had a great delivery of his answers.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on May 18, 2011, 08:38:26 AM
Al Madrigal joins the daily show. (http://ccinsider.comedycentral.com/2011/05/17/al-madrigal-announced-as-newest-daily-show-contributor/)

Never heard of the guy myself, hopefully he'll be decent, most of the correspondents are.

He was OK. But then again, Wyatt cenac was also OK his first time out, then he grew on me, and likely everyone once we got to know him and his style.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Rishathra on May 18, 2011, 09:31:16 AM
I haven't caught the Daily Show in a long while.  How did  Olivia Munn turn out?  Is she even still there?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: NowhereMan on May 18, 2011, 09:41:08 AM
She's still there but I never found she settled in like the others did. She just seems kind of wooden to me whenever she's on. Not seen her in anything else though so I've no idea if she's not that great anyway or if she's just not settled in with the rest of the crew.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Bzalthek on May 18, 2011, 10:03:09 AM
She also has a show on NBC I think, so while she has recurring bits, I don't think she's going to be there as regular as the others.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: K9 on May 18, 2011, 10:19:13 AM
The only correspondents who I don't enjoy watching are Olivia Munn, Kirsten Schall and Josh Gad. The rest are always supremely relaxed in their roles and are a pleasure to watch.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: 01101010 on May 18, 2011, 11:36:39 AM
She's still there but I never found she settled in like the others did. She just seems kind of wooden to me whenever she's on. Not seen her in anything else though so I've no idea if she's not that great anyway or if she's just not settled in with the rest of the crew.

She was on G4 awhile back. I only ever tuned into that show she was on to have some eye candy, but yeah - she never seemed comfortable, which I assume is just who/how she is considering she acts the same on the Daily Show. Still nice to look at - she'd make the perfect car show model.  :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Rishathra on May 18, 2011, 02:32:50 PM
I always thought she was pretty relaxed on AOTS, so I was a bit disappointed when she first started doing bits on The Daily Show, and seemed so stiff and awkward.  I figured it was just new job jitters, but apparently it hasn't gotten better?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on May 18, 2011, 02:51:02 PM
I believe its part of her thing.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: 01101010 on May 18, 2011, 03:28:08 PM
Yes, I really think Olivia has this "awkward" stance to everything she has done. Seems like her pauses are just a bit off the mark...in fact her whole timing has been off in every reaction come to think of it. But I can let some of that slide since she is very, umm, good to look at for long periods of time.

edit: just realized. She is lagging in real life. Kinda fitting.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: WayAbvPar on May 18, 2011, 05:19:14 PM
I have always assumed that is part of her schtick. Either that or she is actually an automaton. It would be a hell of a best seller in the sex doll industry, if so...


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Strazos on May 18, 2011, 07:06:15 PM
Yeah, not huge on Kristen Schall, but Olivia Munn?

I could stand to have her appear on every episode. :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: NowhereMan on May 19, 2011, 03:16:11 AM
I think Kirsten has gotten a bit better as has John Hodgman who also tends to be slightly off. I suspect part of the reason is that they aren't on as often as the other correspondents and just haven't gotten used to working on the show to the same level.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: naum on June 30, 2011, 06:14:26 PM
I know Ironwood is ecstatic about tonight's guest -- Mr. Bill Kristol…


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Tale on August 02, 2011, 03:43:21 PM
Online viewing suddenly blocked again for Australians on The Daily Show website. Anyone know where I can see it?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: NowhereMan on August 04, 2011, 06:01:47 AM
Holy crap, Austan Goolsbee looked unbelievably happy about no longer having to deal with the Tea Party. I don't know if I've seen someone leaving politics looking so happy to be leaving it.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: 01101010 on August 04, 2011, 05:21:41 PM
Bateman was on two days ago and if you watch the interview, it was quite entertaining in the discussion of his new movie. However, CNN took a snippet out and ran with it completely out of context (http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/04/bateman-calls-%E2%80%98the-change-up%E2%80%99-%E2%80%98garbage%E2%80%99-critics-agree/?hpt=hp_t2). Now normally, I'd just shake my head and move on, but I watched the interview and Bateman himself spoke about THIS VERY ISSUE while talking about the possibility of an Arrested Development movie. Guess CNN is getting into the business of being a punchline.

edit: url= fail...  :oh_i_see:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Riggswolfe on August 04, 2011, 10:53:10 PM
Holy crap, Austan Goolsbee looked unbelievably happy about no longer having to deal with the Tea Party. I don't know if I've seen someone leaving politics looking so happy to be leaving it.

Yeah that was awesome. I loved how John kept commenting on it. I really do think he was giddy as a school girl for precisely that reason.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: calapine on August 18, 2011, 06:10:52 AM
Michael Steele winning this years award of most-likeable Republican

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-august-17-2011/michael-steele (http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-august-17-2011/michael-steele)

He seemed very relaxed and happy to be out of the job. Plus his (not so) hidden jabs at current Republican presidential nominees.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Nevermore on August 18, 2011, 11:46:33 AM
And his open disdain towards Karl Rove.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: WayAbvPar on August 19, 2011, 02:57:30 PM
Last night's opening sequence about raising taxes on the poor was brilliant. I laughed a lot, but I was also filled with the urge to find any and everyone associated with Fox News and the GOP, set them on fire, and then put them out with their own blood. They are so beyond the pale evil now it has ceased to be funny.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Morat20 on August 19, 2011, 02:58:45 PM
Last night's opening sequence about raising taxes on the poor was brilliant. I laughed a lot, but I was also filled with the urge to find any and everyone associated with Fox News and the GOP, set them on fire, and then put them out with their own blood. They are so beyond the pale evil now it has ceased to be funny.
Was that the Fridge/Microwave one? Or was that Colbert?

FYI, every apartment I ever lived in -- from the nicest to the scuzziest -- came with a microwave and fridge. :)


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: WayAbvPar on August 19, 2011, 03:00:14 PM
Yep, that was it. Those fucking smug poor people, with their modern appliances. Why don't they have the common decency to die in the streets where they belong?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Morat20 on August 19, 2011, 03:08:33 PM
Yep, that was it. Those fucking smug poor people, with their modern appliances. Why don't they have the common decency to die in the streets where they belong?
yeah. I was just appalled. Xboxs and tv's are cheap -- really cheap, especially through pawn shops, but even new and using like Gamestop it's cheap compared to, say, movies or even cable.

But fridges and microwaves? They come with apartments. You have to be a certain level of rich or fucking clueless to think poor people went out and plopped down on 4k fridges, rather than using the 20+ year old model, beaten up model that was in their apartment. (And complaining to management when it finally dies).

And still...it's for preserving and heating food, for Pete's sake. Kinda critical things.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: 01101010 on August 19, 2011, 03:20:52 PM
Yes indeed... Fridges are optional in this day and age.  :oh_i_see:

Seriously, why do I have to watch this show on a COMEDY network in order to see shit for what it is? That bugs me a lot...


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: kaid on August 19, 2011, 04:26:21 PM
Last night's opening sequence about raising taxes on the poor was brilliant. I laughed a lot, but I was also filled with the urge to find any and everyone associated with Fox News and the GOP, set them on fire, and then put them out with their own blood. They are so beyond the pale evil now it has ceased to be funny.
Was that the Fridge/Microwave one? Or was that Colbert?

FYI, every apartment I ever lived in -- from the nicest to the scuzziest -- came with a microwave and fridge. :)

Yes that boggled me I am in a super cheap apartment. Its not a bad one and its in a decent part of town but my rent is all of 310 a month and yes it has an AC and a fridge. Did I pay for either of those appliances no my land lord did I just pay rent. Pretty much even the worst dive possible you could rent is going to have at lest a fridge even if it is a mini fridge or 40 years old. Fridges last a LONG time and have been around for a long time now so yes poor people live in places that have appliances.

If said appliances ever broke that family of four making under 24k a year if they had to replace them on their own probably couldn't and would be forced to do without. But since they don't actually own them the landlord responsible is the one who has to deal with the maintenance.

I think the well to do have forgotten that if somebody really has a family of four making less than 24k a year chances are they do not own where they live but are renters and will likely always be renters.

The thing about the cell phones amuses me you can get pay as you go cell phones for like 16 bucks at walmart. They are no more expensive these days than landline phones.

As for TVs you can pick up a tv from goodwill for 5 or 10 bucks as people who have money are ditching their old CRTs.




Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: NowhereMan on August 20, 2011, 08:13:22 AM
The more intersting facts with those things would be stuff like how many of those people with a microwave also have a conventional oven or those with a mobile that also have a land-line. Both of those 'luxury' items are nowadays cheaper than the older technology and someone in a scuzzy rented apartment is likely to have a fridge and microwave (with their own pay as you go mobile) but no oven or landline. Such a person would be fucking poor and not have a super sweet quality of life with all these magical modern gadgets. The problem is that people are assuming that these folks 1) Own all that stuff they've got in their house and 2) Have all the other 'basic necessities' and so these are all optional luxuries.

I would really dread to see the home of one of those people that are too poor to afford a fridge, I mean if you haven't got that or a microwave waht the fuck do you do for food?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Talpidae on August 20, 2011, 08:47:15 AM
Beg, I suspect.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: HaemishM on August 20, 2011, 11:00:55 AM
America as a nation should be proud of that fact that we are rich enough that our poor have such modern conveniences as running water, food that doesn't spoil overnight and the ability to cook a meal without a spit and a firepit. But no, that's just a sign that our poor are pampered and thus don't need any sort of benefits like health insurance, public transportation or tax breaks. What happened to "a rising tide raises all ships?" That only works if all the ships have intact hulls and aren't weighted down with concrete.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Talpidae on August 20, 2011, 12:49:55 PM
Proper Fucked.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: WayAbvPar on August 20, 2011, 08:32:51 PM
Proper Fucked.


Completely. It will be armed revolution or modern feudalism. Or perhaps the latter and then the former. In any case-

Proper fucked indeed.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: luckton on September 08, 2011, 07:22:23 AM
Break's over...just caught up on the last couple days of shows.  Could not stop laughing over comparing Andy Rooney to Falcor  :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on October 19, 2011, 08:41:45 AM
Great episode last night. One again showing the complete detachment from reality republicans have.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ratman_tf on October 19, 2011, 09:46:25 PM
Even personal computers. You can get a 2nd hand computer for a few hundred, and they're invaluable for emailing job recruiters, filing for unemployment, managing your bill paying through your bank, etc. PCs have easily reached the level of having a telephone for being a necessity.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on October 20, 2011, 10:14:57 AM
 :headscratch:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Engels on October 20, 2011, 02:27:51 PM
hacked account?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on March 08, 2012, 11:15:35 AM
llleeeeeeerrrrooooyyyyy Jeeeeeeennnnkkkiinnnooooossssssss!


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Der Helm on March 08, 2012, 11:46:33 AM
hacked account?
New job maybe ?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Slyfeind on March 08, 2012, 12:35:47 PM

Woah. I don't even remember what was happening then, and I live with the guy.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: 01101010 on August 29, 2012, 08:33:24 PM
Necro'd simply for the fact that the intro to the show from the RNC is incredible.

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-august-28-2012/rnc-2012---the-road-to-jeb-bush-2016---hurricane-isaac


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Segoris on August 30, 2012, 02:28:44 PM
That was a solid segment. Additionally, people should check out Colbert's guide response to Akin by giving a lesson about women's privates....there be dragons! (putting this here since I don't see a Colbert thread and remember some Colbert discussions being in this thread)

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/418400/august-28-2012/todd-akin-s-abortion-gaffe


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: NowhereMan on August 31, 2012, 04:14:06 PM
Again with Colbert but the John Hunstman interview was really enjoyable. I know that the guy has political positions I really disagree with but he is really, really good at presenting himself as a sane and electable politician with some genuine humour and charisma. Hell Michael Steele managed to do well on the Daily Show leaving me wondering if politicians really do better on these sorts of shows when they stop giving a fuck about towing the party line and getting elected. I know for a fact that Boris Johnson's appearance on the Daily Show was one of the most cringeworthy television appearances I think he's ever had, not sure if that was down to the format or him making an extra-special effort to not embarrass London.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: MahrinSkel on August 31, 2012, 06:30:32 PM
I think Steele and Huntsman had a bit of butthurt over being completely shut out of the convention.  If they actually asked Huntsman to play Romney surrogate in New Orleans as a hurricane was coming in instead of attending the convention that's about as big a "Fuck You" as you can get, and not even letting Steele into the convention?  That's just petty.

--Dave


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Tannhauser on August 31, 2012, 06:43:05 PM
I liked John McCain before he ran for President.  Not his issues, he was just enjoyable on TDS.  And I don't know why Steele is on the outs. 


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: calapine on September 05, 2012, 01:05:15 PM
Steele was rather disliked by both pundits (Michelle Malkin, for one) and the freerepublic.com base.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: kaid on September 05, 2012, 04:41:00 PM
I think Steele and Huntsman had a bit of butthurt over being completely shut out of the convention.  If they actually asked Huntsman to play Romney surrogate in New Orleans as a hurricane was coming in instead of attending the convention that's about as big a "Fuck You" as you can get, and not even letting Steele into the convention?  That's just petty.

--Dave

They are in full fledged rewriting the past. There was one single image of george w bush in the whole convention. Condi is the only one of the really known figure from the last two republican presidents administrations allowed to be seen at the convention this year. Its pretty much like they want to glaze over everything since regan until obama like it never happened. Given the amounts of Fuck you's they are handing around to people from those time periods its not shocking there is a level of butthurt going on.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: naum on September 05, 2012, 06:35:26 PM
I think Steele and Huntsman had a bit of butthurt over being completely shut out of the convention.  If they actually asked Huntsman to play Romney surrogate in New Orleans as a hurricane was coming in instead of attending the convention that's about as big a "Fuck You" as you can get, and not even letting Steele into the convention?  That's just petty.

--Dave

They are in full fledged rewriting the past. There was one single image of george w bush in the whole convention. Condi is the only one of the really known figure from the last two republican presidents administrations allowed to be seen at the convention this year. Its pretty much like they want to glaze over everything since regan until obama like it never happened. Given the amounts of Fuck you's they are handing around to people from those time periods its not shocking there is a level of butthurt going on.

But Romney certainly has circled himself plentiful helpings of ex-Bush/Cheney administration staffers (http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-bushies-are-back-and-playing-for-team-romney/2012/08/31/b27357c8-f2de-11e1-a612-3cfc842a6d89_story.html?hpid=z2).

Quote
Among those joining Rice at Romney’s June retreat for top donors were former top Bush administration officials such as Karl Rove, who also addressed the 800 attendees; former homeland security czar Michael Chertoff; former Florida governor Jeb Bush; and even luminaries from the George H.W. Bush administration such as former secretary of state James Baker III. Jeb Bush was also a GOP convention headliner, delivering a well-received speech on education.

Particularly striking is the degree to which Bush 43 foreign policy players have assumed leading roles in shaping policy for Romney. John Bolton, Bush’s U.N. ambassador and an especially combative member of the neoconservative contingent so closely linked with that administration, has been part of Romney’s inner circle throughout the year.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: kaid on September 06, 2012, 09:09:07 AM
Oh yes behind the sceens they are all over the place you just don't see them at the big events and conventions.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: cmlancas on September 06, 2012, 11:40:02 AM
It drives me nuts that Jeb Bush can talk about education at all.  Florida's system while he was here was fucking awful.  Crist at least stood up for the teachers (at the expense of his Republican affiliation).


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Numtini on September 21, 2012, 09:43:33 AM
I watch very occasionally. When did they stop bleeping "shit" or was "Bullshit Mountain" the debut?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: 01101010 on September 21, 2012, 09:47:47 AM
I watch very occasionally. When did they stop bleeping "shit" or was "Bullshit Mountain" the debut?

I was questioning that myself. However, they were still bleeping the other stuff.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: sickrubik on September 21, 2012, 10:57:35 AM
I watch very occasionally. When did they stop bleeping "shit" or was "Bullshit Mountain" the debut?

I was questioning that myself. However, they were still bleeping the other stuff.

Sometime not long after June 20, 2001 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_Hits_the_Fan)


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: HaemishM on September 21, 2012, 02:42:25 PM
It's weird - it seems like some days The Daily Show DOESN'T bleep some words, and some days the same words are bleeped. I never know when to expect it.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: RhyssaFireheart on September 21, 2012, 02:44:49 PM
I was trying to figure out why Stewart could say "shit" but they had to bleep it in the graphic.  Although, writing it like Bulls#%t made it look like Bullshoot to me instead.  I would have gone with an ! instead of % there.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: MahrinSkel on September 21, 2012, 10:43:14 PM
It's weird - it seems like some days The Daily Show DOESN'T bleep some words, and some days the same words are bleeped. I never know when to expect it.
It depends on the time of day it's going to broadcast, and sometimes they don't bother making a different daytime version (just censor the main version).

--Dave


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Tale on September 24, 2012, 04:39:47 AM
They probably also just bleep whatever they want, for humour. I've always thought he simply mouths some of the swearing.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on January 09, 2013, 09:16:34 AM
Back on!


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: calapine on February 28, 2013, 03:25:49 AM
27. 2. Show

John Hogdeman: 'Too Big To Fail. TBTF, it's the rich mans YOLO.'

 :grin:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: pxib on March 01, 2013, 11:48:37 PM
Censored graphics are funny.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Trippy on March 05, 2013, 06:28:21 PM
Jon Stewart is taking a break this summer to direct a movie. John Oliver will sub.

http://www.deadline.com/2013/03/jon-stewart-daily-show-hiatus-john-oliver-hosting-rosewater/


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on March 05, 2013, 07:01:33 PM
The movie sounds like a laugh riot.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: HaemishM on March 05, 2013, 08:44:53 PM
I remember him interviewing that guy after he got let out of prison. I'm pretty sure it's a personal thing for Stewart.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on March 06, 2013, 10:03:00 AM
Interesting.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Segoris on March 06, 2013, 10:29:02 AM
Good for Jon, and I'm okay with Oliver standing in.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on March 06, 2013, 10:39:20 AM
I'm just wondering why Stewart is directing and not producing.  I know he has a smart political mind but it just doesn't seem to be in his wheelhouse exactly.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on March 06, 2013, 10:55:49 AM
I think he probably has a larger wheelhouse than you'd think.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on March 06, 2013, 12:06:10 PM
For someone who has spent the last decade hosting a political comedy show, switching to directing for the first time and on a very heavy topic is pretty much the definition of "not his wheelhouse".  Just because you are heavily invested in politics and serious causes does not mean you have any ability to portray those on the big screen.

Not to say he won't do a good job, he might but I wouldn't say I'm confident about it.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on March 06, 2013, 01:56:52 PM
You have to try something, for something to be in your "wheelhouse". As Jon stated, this is a personal challenge.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on March 06, 2013, 02:09:45 PM
I'm just thinking that herding the cats on the Daily Show may mean it's not as much of a challenge as he might think.

Good for him anyway.  We all need a challenge.  Mine is to make sure the cops never.  ever.  find.  out.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Tannhauser on March 07, 2013, 05:30:06 PM
You're Keyer Soze aren't you?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: 01101010 on June 22, 2013, 12:53:24 PM
This is pretty awesome... Jon Stewart with Bassem Youssef in Egypt on his show. Odd to see the roles reversed.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEO2Rd3sJbA


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Kageru on June 22, 2013, 10:02:46 PM

In case you ever doubt whether there is a thing called "personal charisma".

his replacement, not nearly so much.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Nevermore on June 22, 2013, 11:15:01 PM
I like John Oliver in general but he seems pretty uncomfortable in the host chair.  He seems to rush through the material way too fast so it seems forced.  Of course, Jon Stewart has been hosting for a long time so of course he'll seem completely natural doing it.

On a side note, I'm really liking this Jessica Williams.  She's probably my second favorite correspondent after Oliver now that Wyatt Cenac is gone.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on June 23, 2013, 04:42:48 AM
I think he'd be more comfortable if he stopped trying to imitate Jon and found his own style.  Watching him attempt the mannerisms is actually quite painful, but when he's being The Brit on his own, it's much, much better.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Arthur_Parker on June 23, 2013, 06:50:59 AM
Yeah, he's faking somebody else's style, so it's not natural, you can almost see him wince when he says "us" meaning the USA. I think he had to say something about Baseball or American football and you could clearly see he was extremely uncomfortable.

I understand it's difficult for them, it's not his show and they decided at some point to continue with the same format, it would have been braver and funnier for me if they'd done a British take on the show but then I'm not the viewer they need to retain, so that might have annoyed their real audience even more.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Tannhauser on June 23, 2013, 07:49:30 AM
I think he's doing a fine job.  His take on immigration reform was hilarious.  He'll settle in, he's got big shoes to fill.

Jon Stewart in Egypt was good stuff!  A bit surreal, also the couch was too far from the desk but that's a good looking studio.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on June 23, 2013, 07:56:59 AM
I don't really think anyone's saying any different.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: 01101010 on June 23, 2013, 09:45:07 AM
I think he's doing a fine job.  His take on immigration reform was hilarious.  He'll settle in, he's got big shoes to fill.

Jon Stewart in Egypt was good stuff!  A bit surreal, also the couch was too far from the desk but that's a good looking studio.

I also think Oliver is doing a fine job, and is sticking to the Stewart schtick a little too much. However, I really think that is just because he might be leery about going too far off routine on the show that Stewart built. I think once he sees he has not lost the Daily Show audience, he'll settle in. I was quite happy with his first week and laughed at a lot of the bits. His interviews seem rushed and you can tell that is not his comfort zone. But overall, it was a pretty decent slide into the captain's chair.

And I also noticed that couch being really really far from the desk and how many times Stewart got up to try and bring the interview a little closer. It was distracting, however... I figure that is a cultural thing or maybe a studio camera limitation. *shrug.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: calapine on June 23, 2013, 10:01:19 AM
Probably just being new at things. That black guy who isn't the bald black guy used to be awkward at first too, but now I love him.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: HaemishM on June 23, 2013, 01:05:48 PM
I've enjoyed Oliver a lot on the show. His interview style is definitely different. He actually seems to interrupt more than Stewart who tends to be more of a passive interviewer.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: MahrinSkel on June 23, 2013, 01:34:25 PM
Remember that it's still the same writing staff, he's not ad-libbing up there.  They've been writing for Stewart forever.

--Dave


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on June 23, 2013, 02:01:02 PM
Yeah, but that too shows.  He's got to Stop doing the 'boom' thing.  It falls on its arse every time.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: 01101010 on June 23, 2013, 02:47:54 PM
Yeah, but that too shows.  He's got to Stop doing the 'boom' thing.  It falls on its arse every time.

Glad I am not the only one who winced every time he did that.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: naum on June 24, 2013, 05:07:09 PM
Oliver is doing great except when (a) he tries to ape Stewart too much, he's got a style and he needs to stick to it, (b) his seat/interview posture, at times, seems very uncomfortable.



Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: K9 on June 24, 2013, 05:12:17 PM
I did wonder about his tendency to ape Jon Stewart more than he does as a correspondent; I wondered if he'd been directed to do that so regular viewers would transition onto him easier.

Overall I think he's doing a good job.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: 01101010 on June 24, 2013, 05:34:55 PM
Anyone else notice his first guest he had on, he sat down first. He hasn't done that since. I found that amusing.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on June 25, 2013, 06:07:22 AM
British people don't give a fuck about manners.

Exhibit A :

Fuck your mother.


See ?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Arthur_Parker on June 25, 2013, 06:21:07 AM
I think we care about a lack of basic manners if it's seen as intentional or something you aren't in a position to object to and have to accept.

Brand on MSNBC (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADJhErmJuoQ) being a very good recent example, it's rude to say you don't know who your next guest is and it's even ruder to refer to him in the third person, he deliberately fucks them over on live tv for that.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on June 25, 2013, 06:50:38 AM
I wasn't serious... 


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Arthur_Parker on June 25, 2013, 06:51:20 AM
oh it's just me then.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: calapine on June 26, 2013, 04:31:20 PM
25th June 2013, John Olivers Joke rendition. He is finally in his element.  :lol:

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-june-25-2013/presumed-guiltocent (http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-june-25-2013/presumed-guiltocent)


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: TheWalrus on June 26, 2013, 05:41:12 PM
I've been loving the show with Oliver. I guess I don't analyze it like you folks do.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Tannhauser on June 26, 2013, 08:45:28 PM
Dude, this is f13 we tear apart that which we love!

Y U NO S ON CAEP SUPARMAN?


Oliver has had some hysterical shit on the show.  Really digging it.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ozzu on June 28, 2013, 02:25:21 AM
I've been loving the show with Oliver. I guess I don't analyze it like you folks do.

I think he's been great as well. You can tell interviews are where he is out of his element a bit, but even those are getting better.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on June 28, 2013, 12:42:30 PM
Anyone else notice his first guest he had on, he sat down first. He hasn't done that since. I found that amusing.

He did it with the Gaslands guy.  I guess it's just what he does.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: calapine on August 02, 2013, 06:52:03 AM
John Oliver really came into his own the last month. I really likeed his section about fast food workers. Its almost more serious journalism than comedy, he comes across honestly engaged in the topic.

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-august-1-2013/pay-mas


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Jeff Kelly on September 05, 2013, 11:09:41 AM
Tuesday's episode was the first one after the summer break and also the first one with Jon Steward back at the desk.

I liked that he was pretty thankful and complimenting to his staff and to John Oliver and he seemed genuinely happy to be back in the studio. He also gave Oliver one final opportunity to take place at the desk while complimenting him. Great stuff even though the whole intro and the news recap with Steward pretending that he hadn't heard of anything wasn't particulalrly funny.

After the regular show started though I found myself hoping Oliver was still hosting, it's probably because Steward is still a bit off his game after being away for so long but I for one will miss Oliver. Maybe he will have the opportunity to get his owm show (like Colbert did) because he proved that he could do that.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on September 05, 2013, 11:14:01 AM
What would be the differentiator for another show though ?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: HaemishM on September 05, 2013, 11:28:50 AM
English host?  :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Tebonas on September 16, 2013, 12:41:09 AM
I am not all too sure thats a compelling argument for a Scotsman!  :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on October 04, 2013, 02:49:05 PM
Oh Dear, Jason Jones really, really didn't like that blonde anti-healthcare bitch.

Awesome.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Tannhauser on October 04, 2013, 04:13:19 PM
She DID have the whiff of crazy person about her.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: schild on October 04, 2013, 04:18:01 PM
Jason jones is awesome.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Jeff Kelly on October 07, 2013, 09:41:55 AM
I thought that the whole segment was just a sketch with actors. The selection of both the blonde slightly gothish/punkish woman making the case against the ACA and the doe eyed 'straight out of a republican abstinence ad' woman making the case for the ACA seemed just a bit too much of a coincidence for me to think that they were real persons.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on October 07, 2013, 10:03:13 AM
I doubt it.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: WayAbvPar on October 07, 2013, 10:49:52 AM
I can't stop laughing at 'America Sits On Its Balls'. Absolutely spot on.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Jeff Kelly on October 07, 2013, 11:34:15 AM
I doubt it.


If so then the whole segment was actually awful enough for Jones so that he couldn't help but break character at one point. Which hasn't happened since, ever.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: dd0029 on October 07, 2013, 12:52:59 PM
I thought that the whole segment was just a sketch with actors. The selection of both the blonde slightly gothish/punkish woman making the case against the ACA and the doe eyed 'straight out of a republican abstinence ad' woman making the case for the ACA seemed just a bit too much of a coincidence for me to think that they were real persons.

Oh no, she's "real". (http://drginaloudon.com/about/)


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: HaemishM on October 07, 2013, 01:08:27 PM
She writes for World Net Daily. Yes, she's real and really fucking insane.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Jeff Kelly on October 07, 2013, 01:26:49 PM
Is there an inverse to Poe's Law?

She sounded so ridiculous that I simply assumed she was an actor that just said lines coming from the daily show writers.

Such people exist? Really? And instead of being institutionalized they hold multiple degrees and have book deals and radio shows?

Look we Europeans have a really warped perception of how things are in the US but even we wouldn't believe that such people actually exist.

I'm very sorry for you that you have to deal with such people. Have a hug.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Pennilenko on October 07, 2013, 01:31:57 PM
I'm very sorry for you that you have to deal with such people. Have a hug.

It is Europe's fault for chasing their crazy ass ancestors here in the first place.

Never forget this Europe...your history is responsible for creating the U.S.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Surlyboi on October 07, 2013, 02:08:25 PM
I thought that the whole segment was just a sketch with actors. The selection of both the blonde slightly gothish/punkish woman making the case against the ACA and the doe eyed 'straight out of a republican abstinence ad' woman making the case for the ACA seemed just a bit too much of a coincidence for me to think that they were real persons.

You've got it wrong. The Republican is always blonde.

Unless it's Malkin. But you can tell she wishes she was born a blonde oh-so-badly.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ghambit on October 07, 2013, 03:03:56 PM
Can someone direct me to this Jason Jones clip? 


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Surlyboi on October 07, 2013, 03:05:35 PM
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-october-1-2013/obamacare-begins

The Keitel bit is brilliant.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: K9 on October 07, 2013, 06:16:03 PM
I thought that the whole segment was just a sketch with actors. The selection of both the blonde slightly gothish/punkish woman making the case against the ACA and the doe eyed 'straight out of a republican abstinence ad' woman making the case for the ACA seemed just a bit too much of a coincidence for me to think that they were real persons.

Oh no, she's "real". (http://drginaloudon.com/about/)

Quote
CONVERVATIVE

BACON LOVER

WARRIOR

 :uhrr:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: calapine on October 08, 2013, 05:07:37 AM
Wonderfully naive Jeff.  :-)

Suprising (or maybe of course) 'Dr. Gina's website has her own store:

(http://i.imgur.com/76dP5kr.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/3DZZG5Q.png)


And this is admittedly where my intuition fails: Are these people genuinely crazy or are just scams in for the money? Or both? And how can one tell?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Surlyboi on October 08, 2013, 05:37:01 AM
A sufficiently advanced scam is indistinguishable from crazy.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: schild on October 09, 2013, 02:25:17 PM
Holy SHIT the Jason Jones thing from last night.

Those 3 minutes deserve an Emmy.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ragnoros on October 09, 2013, 03:34:00 PM
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-october-8-2013/republican-hostage-negotiation

This one?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: schild on October 09, 2013, 04:01:58 PM
Yes.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Surlyboi on October 09, 2013, 04:16:12 PM
That was pure, unadulterated awesome on Jones' part. It also illustrates how batshit insane the GOP base is.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: HaemishM on October 09, 2013, 05:23:42 PM
I love the hostage negotiator giving up in that segment. That was GOLD, Jerry.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Samwise on October 09, 2013, 08:38:51 PM
In real life isn't that the point where they'd give the sniper teams the go-ahead?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Surlyboi on October 09, 2013, 09:15:39 PM
I was thinking the same thing.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Brofellos on October 09, 2013, 09:18:18 PM
'twas incredible.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on October 10, 2013, 03:57:36 PM
I have never, ever, ever come as close to saying 'Wait, that's an actor, right' as I was during that segment.

Who's that crazy bitch ?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Surlyboi on October 10, 2013, 05:57:46 PM
Noelle Nikpour. A nimrod Republican strategist from Arkansas who once famously said,  "scientists are scamming the american people [...] for their own financial gain." When asked if she had any evidence or data for such a claim, she responded that "Every American [...] would have a gut feeling that some of these numbers that scientists are putting out are not right."

Think Brick Tamland, only not as smart.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on October 11, 2013, 03:14:53 AM
How can you be called a strategist if you're barely sentient ?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: schild on October 11, 2013, 03:25:12 AM
Republicans.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: shiznitz on October 11, 2013, 09:33:39 AM
Cheap shot.  Dems have their morons on the staff too.  Stewart made Sebelius look like one, for example.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: croaker69 on October 11, 2013, 09:37:36 AM
I thought Stewart was the one who came off stupid by trying to create a false equivalence between the corporate and individual mandates and not understanding why granting individuals waivers could destroy an insurance pool.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on October 11, 2013, 09:39:29 AM
Sebelius was AWFUL.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: croaker69 on October 11, 2013, 09:42:34 AM
I admit I was willing her to quit dodging and just address the issue despite the complexity but nope.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Jeff Kelly on October 11, 2013, 11:30:29 AM
I thought Stewart was the one who came off stupid by trying to create a false equivalence between the corporate and individual mandates and not understanding why granting individuals waivers could destroy an insurance pool.

Germany has a bifurcated health care insurance system. There's no corporate or individual mandate instead both the employer and employee share the cost of insurance. To have competition in the health care space any insurance company can choose to be a provider of an insurance that conforms to the public option and people are free to switch without repercussions (no refusal or higher rate due to pre-existing conditions).

You can opt out of the public option and choose to go private though if certain conditions are met and this is a huge issue for the public option since private insurers can select their customers according to their own criteria while the public providers can't.

Private insurers go after the cream of the crop, young, no pre existing condition, higher than average, wage unlikely to cause huge payouts in the next few years.

An insurance can only work though when you have a healthy mix of risks. You need the ones who pay their rates but never need anything to be able to pay for those that actually need insurance. Due to the way the opt-out works the private insurance providers usually get the low-risk people that usually don't cause huge costs while the public option providers are stuck with the rest.

Opt out clauses in the ACA will cause a similar situation


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: shiznitz on October 11, 2013, 11:41:58 AM
I am not a moderator but the discussion needs to get back to TV.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Tannhauser on October 11, 2013, 12:27:50 PM
Wow, that was a great clip and is almost exactly the kind of arguments I have with my Tea Party co-workers.  It's just a black hole of crazy with turtles all the way down.

The show's been on fire since Stewart's return.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on October 11, 2013, 12:50:46 PM
I am not a moderator but the discussion needs to get back to TV.

 :awesome_for_real: in a daily show thread.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: shiznitz on October 11, 2013, 12:53:25 PM
I think you know I meant the healthcare potential derail.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Hayduke on October 11, 2013, 05:08:07 PM
Last night's ep was kind of weak, but otherwise they've been doing fantastic work this week.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Jeff Kelly on October 22, 2013, 05:31:16 AM
The daily show staff has an almost uncanny ability to schedule breaks between new shows at exactly the wrong time. Was looking for coverage of the government shutdown/dwebt ceiling conclusion/aftermath only to find that they have taken the week off.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Merusk on October 22, 2013, 06:37:29 AM
The daily show staff has an almost uncanny ability to schedule breaks between new shows at exactly the wrong time. Was looking for coverage of the government shutdown/dwebt ceiling conclusion/aftermath only to find that they have taken the week off.

Well, here's a summary for you in a nutshell: There's been no coverage of the aftermath. The new story being jumped on over here is "OMG HEALTH CARE SITE SUCKS!"  No follow-up on the rest after the first day and a half of, "Well, we lost 26 billion dollars!" and several exposes on Ted Cruz; who he is and why he matters.

And that was on NPR.  I can't imagine what Fox was doing.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on October 22, 2013, 06:46:55 AM
Mostly playing Candy Crush.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on October 22, 2013, 08:23:37 AM
You'd be surprised at how little actually changes when the government loses 26 billion.  If there are long lasting ramifications it probably won't show up yet so the only story you could make wouldn't have a lot of bite to it.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: K9 on October 25, 2013, 04:20:21 AM
NC GOP Board member who rants about 'lazy blacks' and bemoans the fact that he can't call people 'negroes' anymore in a Daily Show interview has been kicked out by the party (http://www.businessinsider.com/daily-show-interview-don-yelton-racist-resign-2013-10)

This may have something to do with his explicit admission that the new NC voter ID law is designed to disenfranchise democrats.



Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on October 25, 2013, 01:06:21 PM
On that show, what was the deal with Krauthammer ?  He didn't walk in and he looked like he couldn't catch a breath.  Is he dying ?

IS HE DYING ?  Do I need to get the bunting out ?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: 01101010 on October 25, 2013, 01:48:34 PM
On that show, what was the deal with Krauthammer ?  He didn't walk in and he looked like he couldn't catch a breath.  Is he dying ?

IS HE DYING ?  Do I need to get the bunting out ?

Asked myself the same thing. I figured he was helped out and placed in the chair. And it did feel like he was going to pass out at any minute.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: croaker69 on October 25, 2013, 01:58:38 PM
On that show, what was the deal with Krauthammer ?  He didn't walk in and he looked like he couldn't catch a breath.  Is he dying ?

IS HE DYING ?  Do I need to get the bunting out ?

I don't think Charles has walked in on anything in some time...


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: MahrinSkel on October 25, 2013, 02:06:49 PM
He was paralyzed in an accident in his twenties, I believe.  He has a thing about never appearing on TV in a wheelchair.

--Dave


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on October 25, 2013, 02:35:16 PM
Seriously ?  Did not know that.  Still seemed on the verge of death compared to other shows I've seen him on.

And I will still dance when it happens.  He's a horrible, horrible person.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on October 25, 2013, 03:49:47 PM
(http://pixel.nymag.com/imgs/daily/intelligencer/2013/10/24/24-don-yelton3.o.jpg/a_560x0.jpg)


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on October 25, 2013, 03:54:48 PM
Not here !!


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Tannhauser on October 25, 2013, 04:21:34 PM
Those of you who saw the Don Yelton interview.  Please be aware that I'm around people like that constantly.  :ye_gods:

Glad that ass lost his job.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Malakili on October 25, 2013, 04:23:49 PM
Dear Mr. Yelton,  If you want to secede just do it, we won't fight to keep your shit states in the Union this time. Sincerely, the north.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: K9 on October 25, 2013, 05:39:06 PM
Not here !!

Sorry, was a real toss up between here and the redstaters thread; but I try to avoid posting in that forum.

The segment with Aasiv Mandvi was literally jaw-dropping; in the sense that my mouth was hanging open at the end of it. I continue to be boggled by the willingness of people to be on the show, but whereas in the past I felt the Daily Show staff sometimes set people up to fail, guys like Yelton and some of the other true believers they've had on lately seem quite happy to shoot themselves in the metaphorical dick with no help from the comedians.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Abagadro on October 25, 2013, 05:57:57 PM
I lost it when he asked the guy "You do realize we can hear you right?"  Just brilliant.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on October 25, 2013, 06:00:31 PM
It amazes me also.  I can't believe how many people are entirely unafraid to step up and be a disgrace on camera.

I really think it says something about the crew that they can get genuine reactions like that.  I literally don't know how they do it.

Kristen Schaal, still not funny.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Abagadro on October 25, 2013, 06:03:19 PM
As several writers have been discussing lately, it is because a lot of these people are superheroes in a movie going on inside their head.  Such people can do no wrong and never look silly to themselves. Zero introspection.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on October 25, 2013, 09:59:43 PM
"Dear rest of the south, don't expect any of your industrial capitals(especially the greater Atlanta area) to ever help with secession, signed you're on your own"


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Khaldun on October 26, 2013, 04:52:11 AM
I thought Schaal on sexy Halloween costumes was good.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Jeff Kelly on October 26, 2013, 04:35:51 PM
The aforementioned segment is something I watch and just go 'this is obviously a comedy bit'. Then somebody tells me it's not and then I lose a little bit more faith in humanity.

I'm on the 'don't like Schaal' bandwagon. I don't find her even remotely funny. She only has two ways of delivering anything: 1. a sort of hyperactive breathless monotone way of speaking with no inflection whatsoever. 2. Shouting in a high pitched voice only bats and dogs are able to hear.

To be fair though I don't find most of the current crop of Saturday Night Live alumni to be even remotely funny.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: K9 on October 26, 2013, 06:18:16 PM
Kirsten Schaal is ok I think; she's not as good as Jessica Williams (going from strength to strength in my view) or Sam Bee. I think I'd like Schaal more, but her nasal accent does grate a bit; it's not really a fair judgement though, as it's not something that anyone can really help.

Equally I'm still not totally sold on Al Madrigal, although I think he's getting better.

All in all they're still a bunch of funny fuckers, so I'm not complaining.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: 01101010 on November 14, 2013, 04:15:41 PM
John Oliver really came into his own the last month. I really likeed his section about fast food workers. Its almost more serious journalism than comedy, he comes across honestly engaged in the topic.

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-august-1-2013/pay-mas

http://www.today.com/entertainment/john-oliver-leaving-daily-show-his-own-hbo-program-2D11591391

Well who didn't see this coming?  :awesome_for_real:

Quote
John Oliver impressed HBO executives so much with his summer fill-in duties on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" that the premium cable network has given him his own show. But yes, that means Oliver will be leaving his role with Stewart and company.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: HaemishM on November 14, 2013, 04:24:32 PM
I'll watch that.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on November 14, 2013, 04:25:56 PM
I think we ALL expected that.

However, is there still space with Colbery and Stewart going strong.  I wonder.

Of course, I'll watch it, but he's a Brit and I've always loved him.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Tannhauser on November 14, 2013, 06:14:01 PM
I'll watch him, he's good.  But I wonder where on the spectrum his show will lie.

Danger, Danger!


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on November 15, 2013, 06:47:50 AM
What ?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Hayduke on November 15, 2013, 10:27:25 AM
A Sunday night show is a weird choice, I would've thought they'd pair him with Real Time on Fridays.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Jeff Kelly on November 26, 2013, 06:24:55 AM
If it's anything like Real Time I'll probably not watch it since I simply can't stand Bill Maher and his 'I'm a liberal and an atheist therefore I'm always right' righteous self-congratulory bullshit and how it affects the show's treatment of almost any topic they cover. I can't stand Bill O'Reilly and his ilk when they do it and I don't find it any better when someone on the other end of the political spectrum does it as well.

If it isn't, well then I don't think that pairing it with Real Time would be that great of an idea anyway.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Hayduke on November 26, 2013, 08:50:33 AM
Trust me man anything you have to say about Maher, I've heard it.  I swear people have google alerts about the guy to call him an asshole at every opportunity no matter how tenuous the link.  He's acerbic and strident.  It's not what you say, it's how you say it.

I'm just saying that I thought it'd be a good place since John Oliver's show will also be a news and current events show.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Jeff Kelly on November 26, 2013, 09:32:17 AM
I'd assume that the Daily Show audience skewers a lot younger than the audience of the 'traditional' political commentary shows and I would put Real Time with Bill Maher more in the 'traditional' segment. I suppose that HBO is going after the same audience as the Daily Show, not by directly competing with them in the same time slot of course but generally. So I don't think that the overlap would be big enough for Real Time to provide any lead in for John OLiver's show or vice versa

I also suppose that more of the 18 - 35 audience will be at home potentially watching a John Oliver Show on a Sunday than would be on a Friday.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Mrbloodworth on November 26, 2013, 11:12:12 AM
If it's anything like Real Time I'll probably not watch it since I simply can't stand Bill Maher and his 'I'm a liberal and an atheist therefore I'm always right' righteous self-congratulory bullshit and how it affects the show's treatment of almost any topic they cover. I can't stand Bill O'Reilly and his ilk when they do it and I don't find it any better when someone on the other end of the political spectrum does it as well.

If it isn't, well then I don't think that pairing it with Real Time would be that great of an idea anyway.

Yeah, but one of those shows IS usually right.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Jeff Kelly on November 26, 2013, 11:36:05 AM
It is possible to be right and to not be a dick about it, you know.  :grin:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on November 26, 2013, 11:49:15 AM
It is possible to be right and to not be a dick about it, you know.  :grin:

Tell that to fox news?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Jeff Kelly on November 26, 2013, 12:14:58 PM
When they eventually get something right I will.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on November 27, 2013, 03:19:02 AM
They were right about Benghazi.

 :uhrr:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: calapine on December 05, 2013, 01:55:47 PM
Very good (and a bit depressing) Samatha Bee part finiancial firms:

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-december-4-2013/blackstone---codere


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: sickrubik on February 10, 2015, 06:53:19 PM
John Stewart is leaving. (http://www.avclub.com/article/jon-stewart-says-hes-leaving-daily-show-215070?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=SocialMarketing&utm_campaign=LinkPreview:1:Default)

Not really surprised after pretty much the entire senior writing staff left for Nightly.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: WayAbvPar on February 10, 2015, 07:14:24 PM
I can't blame him. 15 years of that grind has too be getting seriously old. Maybe he will be guest on O'Reilly once a week to kick that retard in his floppy bits.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: MisterNoisy on February 10, 2015, 07:17:34 PM
John Stewart is leaving. (http://www.avclub.com/article/jon-stewart-says-hes-leaving-daily-show-215070?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=SocialMarketing&utm_campaign=LinkPreview:1:Default)

Not really surprised after pretty much the entire senior writing staff left for Nightly.

End of an era.  Wonder what he's going to do now?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Pennilenko on February 10, 2015, 07:36:27 PM
End of an era.  Wonder what he's going to do now?
Retire and enjoy the earnings from his last 20 years of hard work?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Nevermore on February 10, 2015, 08:26:02 PM
This news makes me sad.  :sad_panda:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Tannhauser on February 10, 2015, 10:11:12 PM
Oh shit, that's too bad. 


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: sickrubik on February 10, 2015, 10:12:30 PM
Death to Smoochy 2. coming soon.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Lantyssa on February 11, 2015, 12:38:59 AM
So where are we going to get our news from after this happens?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: sickrubik on February 11, 2015, 01:01:29 AM
Larry Willmore and John Oliver.

Edit: Or Brian Williams.  :awesome_for_real:

Video of the announcement. (http://www.avclub.com/article/heres-video-jon-stewart-announcing-hell-leave-dail-215086)


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Nevermore on February 11, 2015, 02:22:56 AM
John Oliver has been killing it on his HBO show.  I'm not feeling it with Willmore yet.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Teleku on February 11, 2015, 03:03:02 AM
Other question is, who the hell are they going to get to replace him.  Thats a hard act to follow....


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: pants on February 11, 2015, 04:32:05 AM
Dear God.  His first episode was talking about Clinton's impeachment. (http://www.scoopnest.com/user/nycjim/565347029636091905)

Thats a lot of news.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: HaemishM on February 11, 2015, 12:34:25 PM
John Oliver has been killing it on his HBO show.  I'm not feeling it with Willmore yet.

I think Willmore is getting into his groove, it's just a totally different vibe to Daily Show and Colbert Report. It's a lot more like Maher's show than any of the others, which is kind of a shame because the best parts of all of those shows to me are just when they dissect the news. Oliver's show has very few interviews which leaves a show with all substance, IMO.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: sickrubik on February 11, 2015, 12:36:23 PM
The best part about Willmore's show being like Maher's is that it doesn't have Maher.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: MahrinSkel on February 11, 2015, 01:32:51 PM
But because it's only a half hour, he winds up being very rushed trying to do the same things Maher does in a full hour (and worse, he actually only has 22 minutes after commercials). Frankly, I don't think the table discussion is worth it for 6 or so minutes of screen time.

--Dave


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on February 11, 2015, 01:55:55 PM
But because it's only a half hour, he winds up being very rushed trying to do the same things Maher does in a full hour (and worse, he actually only has 22 minutes after commercials). Frankly, I don't think the table discussion is worth it for 6 or so minutes of screen time.

--Dave

Exactly.  It's trying to wrestle with it's own format in a way that just doesn't work.  I hope they change things up a bit because as funny as Willmore is, the way it's going just doesn't mesh and likely never will due to time constraint.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: schild on February 11, 2015, 02:26:15 PM
If Stewart doesn't run for office, I want him to disappear. He had to quit sometime, I'd prefer him go into hiding than wonder what could have been.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: WayAbvPar on February 11, 2015, 02:29:13 PM
If Stewart doesn't run for office, I want him to disappear. He had to quit sometime, I'd prefer him go into hiding than wonder what could have been.

Deadspin had an article about that very thing (http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/jon-stewart-should-run-for-office-1685171725?)

Not like there is an abundance of smart, quick-witted people in politics. He would be welcome.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: HaemishM on February 11, 2015, 02:32:20 PM
I fail to see why he'd want to put himself through that sort of wringer, but then other than the corrupt, I can't imagine anyone would want to do that to themselves if they don't have to.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: sickrubik on February 11, 2015, 02:40:06 PM
But because it's only a half hour, he winds up being very rushed trying to do the same things Maher does in a full hour (and worse, he actually only has 22 minutes after commercials). Frankly, I don't think the table discussion is worth it for 6 or so minutes of screen time.

--Dave

I actually agree 100%. I just wanted to make a knock against Maher. Who should be a champion for my interests, but is an isufferable twat/anti science.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: 01101010 on February 11, 2015, 07:05:38 PM
I hope he doesn't get into politics... at least not a federal office. I doubt he would after reporting on the underbelly of it for so long. Dunno why he would choose to.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: schild on February 11, 2015, 07:47:38 PM
Fuck that, I want him to run for President. Not even the tiniest bit joking.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: K9 on February 11, 2015, 07:58:42 PM
Part of me feels that Joel McHale might be the sort of person who could host this show, maybe..

Or perhaps they'll manage to get Bill O'Reilly to drop the Fox shtick and come to the light side. Or Shep Smith.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Samwise on February 11, 2015, 08:02:14 PM
If Al Franken and Arnold Schwarzenegger can make it in politics, I see no reason Jon Stewart couldn't.  Shit, that might even be the thing to motivate the 20somethings to vote.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: schild on February 11, 2015, 08:11:09 PM
A Stewart / Hitler ticker is more appealing than a Warren / (Bill) Clinton ticket. That's how awesome Stewart would be. #dontevencareaboutthegodwin


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Bzalthek on February 11, 2015, 09:12:13 PM
I completely concur with Schild.  Not only is he funny, charismatic, and eloquent, the motherfucker is smart and quick witted.  I personally feel he'd be a great president.  But we all know that will never happen.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: CmdrSlack on February 11, 2015, 11:28:28 PM
The man helped make Comedy Central what it is today. He spun off two shows. Three, if you count Oliver. I know it doesn't count, but it should given the whole substitute hosting thing.

He has helped develop and launch the careers of a lot of noteworthy comedians.

Motherfucker creates jobs. S'all I'm saying. It would not be a hard sell to get him elected. I just don't wish that shit on him.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: sickrubik on February 12, 2015, 12:28:43 AM
Why would you not count Oliver?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: CmdrSlack on February 12, 2015, 01:28:17 AM
Because it didn't make CC any money. He's a legit person to count if you just go on career-launching. That's my personal standard, but I guess I was being a bit serious/sarcastic about his creds to run a nation. (In a GOP messaging context.)


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on February 12, 2015, 04:03:48 AM
Fuck that, I want him to run for President. Not even the tiniest bit joking.

It would certainly be an interesting time.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Jeff Kelly on February 12, 2015, 06:48:30 AM
For the record, Maher is an insufferable, self-involved and righteous cunt that pretends to be 'liberal' while being openly anti-science and gleefully deciding who and what is 'right'. He's the kind of person die hard conservatives talk about when they mention 'political correctness gone awry' and 'liberal bias of the media' and he's at least as harmful as all of the conservative talking heads like Hannity, O'reilly et al.

Especially if you compare it to the likes of Colbert and Steward which could deliver equally biting commentary but were always compassionate and had empathy, something Maher completely lacks.

That Jon Stewart leaves is sad but I kind of expected it to happen after his sabbatical last year where he made his independent movie. Making 4 shows per week is a grind that'll wear anyone down and after the announcement I was kind of astonished to hear that he has been doing it for sixteen years already. Add to that the constant shuffling of chairs on the writer's team you have to deal with in all kinds of comedy settings and the subsequent need to scout and build up new talent to keep the show funny and fresh and I'm even more astonished that he could keep the quality of the show up for such a long time.

I guess the fact that a lot of senior talent left who where also close friends (Wyatt Cenac, Jon Oliver, Larry Willmore, several writers Steven Colbert as sparring partner) and the fact that he would have needed to yet again build up a new team of talent and writers made the decision easier.

If you compare shows from a few years ago to now you can actually see that he is a bit worn out, you can also hear it in his voice which sounds worn out and a bit 'shot'. He has earned a break several times over and I'm happy for him finally taking it even though I'm sad to see him go.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Jeff Kelly on February 12, 2015, 06:57:41 AM
I also cannot see anyone on staff at the Daily Show that has the chops to replace him. Most of the Daily Show staff are bit players that are great in small doses but too limited or to caught up in their schtick to carry even just 22 minutes without it quickly becoming very annoying. The only person that could have done it and who in fact proved that he could do it was Jon Oliver but he has his own show now and won't likely leave HBO, given the success of 'Last Week tonight'


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on February 12, 2015, 06:58:12 AM
How is Maher anti-science?  :headscratch:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Jeff Kelly on February 12, 2015, 07:27:08 AM
He only uses 'science' as a blanket argument to put other people down and only if scientific facts/results fit with his world view or argumentative approach and only if it is an easy way to make fun of people he already thinks are stupid anyway. He also chooses to ignore or disbelieve scientific facts or accuses scientists of bias or even lying if results collide with his own world view. He is picking and mixing results and flip flopping on 'science' to self affirm his own world view and make sure that he is 'right' and the people he disdains are 'wrong' regardless of actual scientific facts actually strengthening his case or not.

In his approach he is actually not that far removed from the people he hates, who also pick and mix science, conjecture, gut feelings, stereotypes and dogma (religious or otherwise) to construct their worldviews as if the whole human pool of knowledge, philosophical thought and religious dogma is just a kind of big 'all you can think' buffet.

He's essentially the same general character like the conservatives he hates, he just believes in different things he refuses to fully comprehend - his own kind of mashup of science, liberalism and atheism. He is also as irrationally angry and closed off if his world view and dogmatic beliefs get challenged in any way. Even if it is by scientiific facts.

So just because he accepts global warming and is not anti vaccination doesn't make his whole approach any less anti-science than 'you can't explain that' O'Reilly.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Jeff Kelly on February 12, 2015, 07:30:24 AM
TL;DR he uses 'science' in the same way as conservatives use 'the bible', dogmatically and selectively and with complete disregard of facts and human decency and only if it is useful to put people in their place. A dogmatist which by definition has no place in actual science.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on February 12, 2015, 08:23:46 AM
What science is he actively against?


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: K9 on February 12, 2015, 08:53:38 AM
What science is he actively against?

He's pretty firmly in the anti-vaxx camp, and RationalWiki lists him as disagreeing with germ theory. He's not a particularly useful proponent of anything, he's just a skilled polemicist.

Recent scienceblogs article on Bill Maher (http://scienceblogs.com/denialism/2015/02/07/bill-maher-is-an-astonishingly-anti-science-anti-vax-crank/)


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Lantyssa on February 12, 2015, 09:39:49 AM
Consider the fact that he's buddies with Coulter.  One is left-leaning and one is right-leaning, but they probably have more in common than not.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: HaemishM on February 12, 2015, 10:04:53 AM
I'm fine with just saying that Maher is an unlikable dick and leaving it at that.  :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on February 12, 2015, 10:27:34 AM
Wow, I hadn't watched Maher in ages and he used to seem reasonable.  Good to know he's gone off the deep end into bizarro celeb world.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: sickrubik on February 12, 2015, 11:01:27 AM
Wow, I hadn't watched Maher in ages and he used to seem reasonable.  Good to know he's gone off the deep end into bizarro celeb world.

He's always been anti-vaxx. It's just come back out with all the measels shit. It's always been the main thing he's driven me up the wall about.

He's also anti-gmo and has teetered on the edge of just being straight-up complete conspiracy theorist.

So just because he accepts global warming and is not anti vaccination doesn't make his whole approach any less anti-science than 'you can't explain that' O'Reilly.

He's very much anti-vax.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Tebonas on February 13, 2015, 02:55:56 AM
Edit: Woops, wrong forum. Lets just say Ani-Vax and Anti-GMO are not comparable viewpoints and leave it at that outside of the Politics forum.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: sickrubik on February 14, 2015, 02:58:21 PM
I wasn't comparing them. I was listing them.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: calapine on March 08, 2015, 04:10:10 PM
The new Fergussion Police department building as seen in their latest show looked awfully familiar to me:


(http://i.imgur.com/1zuWzHP.png)


(http://i.imgur.com/nhpGalQ.jpg)



It's the Neue Burg, part of the Hofburg, in Vienna.  :grin:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: kaid on March 13, 2015, 09:39:41 AM
What science is he actively against?

Just watch any of his shows when he starts talking about drugs/vaccinations/diet and you will see him flying off the rails into crazy town pretty fast.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on March 25, 2015, 02:21:55 PM
Well, that was a hugely uncomfortable interview.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on March 30, 2015, 08:57:07 AM
That's an interesting choice. (http://thedailyshow.cc.com/trevor-noah?xrs=synd_facebook_033015_tds_95)

Quote
Trevor Noah has been selected to become the next host of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning The Daily Show.



Noah joined The Daily Show in 2014 as a contributor. He made his U.S. television debut in 2012 on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and has also appeared on Late Show with David Letterman, becoming the first South African stand-up comedian to appear on either late night show. Noah has hosted numerous television shows including his own late night talk show in his native country, Tonight with Trevor Noah.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Tebonas on March 30, 2015, 10:01:05 AM
Ah, thats why they featured him in the "Tonight Show without Jon Steward" podcast. Makes sense now.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on March 30, 2015, 10:11:05 AM
I love the guy, but I'm not sure.  I kinda have to ask myself 'Would you be sure of ANYONE that wasn't JS' and I can honestly say 'Yes, there were a couple of names, but they weren't likely to happen' so I guess I'll just suck it and see for a while.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: schild on March 30, 2015, 11:00:10 AM
I'm sorry, but if you're gonna say half the shit Jon Stewart gets away with you have to be a white jew.

I know that limits their option pool, but it's gonna have to be a completely different show with a biracial south african.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on March 30, 2015, 11:07:32 AM
Yeah, but I'm not sure it would work putting someone NOT JS in there and having the show do the same JS stuff.  It would be epic fail.

So, yeah, I'm agreeing with you.  Hmmm.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: schild on March 30, 2015, 11:18:28 AM
Though not Jewish, my top choice would've been Rob Riggle.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on March 30, 2015, 11:21:17 AM
It's interesting to me that all those that I would have considered from the 'team' are all now away doing other shows, or just plain don't want to do it.

It's really odd how quickly it exploded really.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: schild on March 30, 2015, 11:23:53 AM
I'm pretty sure the show is just dead. Replacing Jon Stewart is too much to ask of anybody. There just aren't many people out there that are part-Seinfeld, part-politlco, part-news anchor to fill the slot. It'll hobble along for a few seasons after this, but I'm pretty sure in 5 years we will no longer have a Daily Show to watch, which is a shame.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ironwood on March 30, 2015, 11:43:00 AM
Maybe not but at least Oliver is killing it.  The piece about Police Fines was truly awesome work.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Malakili on March 30, 2015, 11:49:36 AM
I was hoping for Jessica Williams, but this seems fine.  John Stewart can not be replaced, but Noah has a chance of doing a decent job with a show.



Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: HaemishM on March 30, 2015, 11:56:56 AM
I don't have enough of a body of work on Noah to make any judgments. I thought Jason Jones would have been a good one but he's fucked off now as well.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Jeff Kelly on March 30, 2015, 01:17:50 PM
Interestingly enough we'd probably have said the same about Oliver if he wouldn't have had the opportunity to guest host during Jon Stewarts absence. I guess before that opportunity most people would have said he isn't cut out to do it. (maybe except for those that listen to his podcast "The Bugle").

With him though it would have had a chance to work. He has proven himself to be able to fill Jon's shoes and people seemed to like his stint as guest host. He's stated time and again though that he wouldn't want to do it because he isn't interested in the daily grind of putting out 4 episodes a week. So "Last week tonight" is probably the best fit for him and he's killing it so everything turned out to be alright.

I wonder why no one else of the cast was considered or if they even put their names in. The probably best thing they could have done was to give everyone the opportunity to act as host to see how they'd fare and to judge audience reaction. That assumes of course that anyone of the current cast was even interested in stepping up. I guess a few of them were more comfortable with their role as writer and occcasional bit player than with the prospect of running the day to day business and managing a writer's room.

My guess would be that Oliver was as much a key person for the success of the Daily Show as Jon Stewart and that the prospect of losing both - and Larry Wilmore taking over Colbert's slot - was the sign for anyone else to jump ship as well.

Which will make things even more interesting since we not only have a new host but also a completely new writer's room as well. This could actually be an advantage if he's up to it and they are able to gather enough talent. Most likely though it will suffer from being 'not Jon Stewart' enough so that people lose interest.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Bzalthek on March 30, 2015, 01:33:22 PM
From what I understand Stewart had been trying to get Noah on the show for a while.  I think it's highly probable Stewart picked this guy, and his recent addition late last year was only to get his name in front of the usual audience.  I don't think anyone can fill Stewart's shoes, but then, Stewart took a completely different show and changed it into his own thing and if anything he's shown he can pick comedic talent.  I'm more than willing to give Noah a shot, and if I'm wrong that'll be a shame but not the end of the world.  Oliver is at the very least a spiritual successor.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: MisterNoisy on March 31, 2015, 01:34:14 PM
I was hoping for Aasif Mandvi to take over hosting duties.  C'est la vie.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Trippy on March 31, 2015, 02:18:51 PM
Somebody needs to tell Trevor that a person can not be "half-Jewish".

Edit: a


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: MahrinSkel on March 31, 2015, 03:10:13 PM
Somebody needs to tell Trevor that person can not be "half-Jewish".

*cough*


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Malakili on April 04, 2015, 08:46:00 AM
Somebody needs to tell Trevor that person can not be "half-Jewish".


 :headscratch:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Trippy on April 04, 2015, 12:10:24 PM
Some people have been calling him anti-Semitic because of some tweets and others are defending him cause he says his mom is "half Jewish".


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Ghambit on April 04, 2015, 02:19:31 PM
Best way for him to not be castrated in the media is to be as jewish as he can.  I think that tweet strategy is sound.  :awesome_for_real:
I'm gonna give Noah a chance because that's essentially what we had to do with Stewart; and look what happened.  Also, there's something about a bi-racial underwear model south-african waxing political that gives me the giggles.  There is some carte blanche he'll have because of that.

Regardless, it's obvious they want to shift demographics.  They'll lose some viewers and gain some others.  A net loss to be sure, but not a total one I surmise.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: pxib on April 18, 2015, 11:50:14 AM
“Don’t you think the perfect choice to replace that Jon Stewart fella would have been you?” asked George Lucas at a Tribeca Film Festival panel. “And now you’re working at Late Show where nobody sees you. Who stays up past 1 a.m.? Wouldn’t you say, I’m taking over the crown?”

Colbert replied, “I don’t want to be the guy who takes over for Jon Stewart. I’ve worked with him, and my memories of him is that he’s the keenest, most intelligent, most beautifully deconstructive mind—the clearest thinker I ever worked for. I would never get underneath his shadow. Someone else who doesn’t love him as much might have a better time on that show than I ever would.”


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: NowhereMan on July 01, 2015, 10:25:52 PM
CC is re-running all the Daily Shows for the whole of the last month of it. As I type he's getting ready for W's inauguration.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: sickrubik on July 01, 2015, 11:51:29 PM
CC is re-running all the Daily Shows for the whole of the last month of it. As I type he's getting ready for W's inauguration.

To clarify, the CC website is running said marathon.

http://www.cc.com/events/month-of-zen/live.html


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Segoris on August 07, 2015, 12:32:20 AM
And it's over :( The finale was okay. Overall, I'm simply going to miss this show with Jon at the helm and I'm hoping the next dude (the South African guy) does well enough


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Nevermore on September 29, 2015, 10:39:42 AM
So first impression of Trevor Noah is he seems quite charismatic.  His first show is too soon to say how funny and/or biting the overall show will be with him, but I can say he has a very long way to go with the interviews.  I already like Noah way more than Larry Wilmore at least.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Viin on September 29, 2015, 02:49:35 PM
So first impression of Trevor Noah is he seems quite charismatic.  His first show is too soon to say how funny and/or biting the overall show will be with him, but I can say he has a very long way to go with the interviews.  I already like Noah way more than Larry Wilmore at least.

Really? I like Larry's show now - at first I didn't, but I like the new format.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: HaemishM on September 29, 2015, 02:59:29 PM
I think Wilmore's show has found its feet. It had some awkwardness at first but the format is growing on me. It's not as funny as Colbert was, but it's still worth watching.

I liked the first Trevor Noah episode of the Daily Show as well. He's not Jon Stewart but he's funny in his own right.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: schild on September 29, 2015, 05:30:15 PM
He was ok.

As expected, liberalism and jokes about him being black.

Hopefully he stops being skinny African Margaret Cho within a few episodes.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Phildo on September 30, 2015, 09:55:16 AM
I cringed a little when he straight-up stole the aides joke from South Park, but otherwise thought he's been fine.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: 01101010 on July 22, 2016, 11:35:26 AM
*arise... but only a little.

Not the Daily Show, but Jon was on Colbert and rekindled a bit of his old self.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNiqpBNE9ik

Hope he continues to do these once or twice a year...


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Viin on July 22, 2016, 11:50:57 AM
For some reason I just can't handle him with a beard.. throws me off every time.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: HaemishM on July 22, 2016, 12:09:01 PM
Goddamn that was so much awesome. I miss that motherfucker.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: RhyssaFireheart on July 22, 2016, 12:34:31 PM
He hasn't lost a beat at all by being off.  That was so much great packed into 10 minutes.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Tebonas on July 26, 2016, 01:40:05 AM
It also shows how much worse Trevor Noah is in contrast. Poor guy squandered the chance he never had.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Samwise on July 26, 2016, 10:45:05 AM
I teared up a little.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: 01101010 on July 26, 2016, 11:04:48 AM
It also shows how much worse Trevor Noah is in contrast. Poor guy squandered the chance he never had.

Umm... huh?

Daily Show should have died when Jon left. Trevor is fine, but he can't fill that seat.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Tebonas on July 26, 2016, 11:07:47 AM
Everybody was bound to fail following Jon Stewart is what I meant.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Sky on July 26, 2016, 11:28:08 AM
Noah sucks. Can't really watch the show anymore. Wilmore is aight, even if it is a pretty hard FUBU bias (and he whines a little as an annoying tic).

TDS should've gone to John Oliver, who is absolutely killing it with his new series that's on some pay channel but I watch on Youtube. Spiritual successor to TDS imo.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: 01101010 on July 26, 2016, 12:21:52 PM
Noah sucks. Can't really watch the show anymore. Wilmore is aight, even if it is a pretty hard FUBU bias (and he whines a little as an annoying tic).

TDS should've gone to John Oliver, who is absolutely killing it with his new series that's on some pay channel but I watch on Youtube. Spiritual successor to TDS imo.

Agreed. But I really think TDS should have ended and Trevor's show should have been something else. Problem with that would have been too many spinoffs of the show. Oliver is fantastic, and was filling in for Jon when he was off making his movie. That said, I think Last Week Tonight works better for Oliver rather than having TDS-lite with John Oliver.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: HaemishM on July 26, 2016, 01:29:59 PM
Last Week Tonight works so well because they can laser focus on a few stories instead of shotgunning multiples. I like Trevor Noah and Wilmore both but their shows aren't as good. But there's no way Comedy Central was going to kill The Daily Show, seeing as how it was a consistent ratings getter for them for over a decade. Keep the money spinner spinning.

If you haven't watched it, Sam Bee's show Full Frontal is KILLING it. It is almost as good as Last Week Tonight.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Sky on July 26, 2016, 01:38:09 PM
I keep forgetting about hers. I'm not good with tv, even though CC is my power-on channel.

Partly why I catch Oliver's show, it pops up on my youtube page.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: HaemishM on July 26, 2016, 01:56:51 PM
Well, Sam Bee's show is on TBS, which is probably why you haven't seen it.  :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: schild on July 26, 2016, 02:10:15 PM
It belongs on TBS. It's garbage. She is genuinely terrible.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: 01101010 on July 26, 2016, 03:02:23 PM
It belongs on TBS. It's garbage. She is genuinely terrible.

Agreed. I could never stand her comedy style and her delivery. Just too much.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: HaemishM on July 26, 2016, 03:19:24 PM
MISOGYNIST!!!  :why_so_serious:

JK. I think she's hilarious and she's got good writers but everybody is entitled to their opinion.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Sir T on July 26, 2016, 04:16:26 PM
I watched bits of it on YT. I think her material is excellent but I don't like her delivery much.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: naum on July 27, 2016, 06:08:50 PM
Samantha Bee *Full Frontal* show is OK -- I think she needs to cool it on the coke or pep pills or whatever she's gulping down to prance around the stage like a maniac.

Trevor Noah show is OK too -- & sometimes he hits a comedy note in the league of what Stewart used to do. Stewart wasn't "always on" either in his time on the show, especially toward the end (not final shows which he was amped up for, but last year or two) he seemed to be phoning it in.

But the difference was while Noah still concocts some funny bits on the news in the vein of what Stewart did, Stewart was less about commenting on the news than deconstructing the ideological markers in cable/network news. He taught a generation (millennials and gen-x) how to see through bullshit and exposed banality of evil. That's a feat, that Noah being an immigrant, is incapable of.

Larry Wilmore opening bits are better than all rest (usually, he swings and misses sometimes) sans maybe John Oliver (but doing a show once a week it's easier to hit than 4X a week) but the rest of the show is awful. His "correspondents" are not funny at all (except the dude that does a pretty good Trump impersonation) and the panel deal wreaks of "try too hard".


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: TheWalrus on July 27, 2016, 06:42:34 PM
Larry's show isn't comedy to me though. It's more a commentary show, which is fine if that's what you're looking for. Personally, I like it, but I'm also not looking for it to be stinging barbs or yuks every minute.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: HaemishM on July 27, 2016, 09:33:11 PM
Larry Wilmore opening bits are better than all rest (usually, he swings and misses sometimes) sans maybe John Oliver (but doing a show once a week it's easier to hit than 4X a week) but the rest of the show is awful. His "correspondents" are not funny at all (except the dude that does a pretty good Drumpf impersonation) and the panel deal wreaks of "try too hard".

I disagree with this completely. I think Mike Yard, Rory Albanese and Robin Theedy are really funny. Ricky Velez is the one who bugs me, but I think it's just because he always seems high as fuck.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: MahrinSkel on July 27, 2016, 10:47:57 PM
Do you have a browser plugin that changes t r u m p to Drumpf? Because I keep seeing you change it in quotes, and that would be kind of petty.

--Dave


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: HaemishM on July 28, 2016, 11:34:57 AM
Do you have a browser plugin that changes t r u m p to Drumpf? Because I keep seeing you change it in quotes, and that would be kind of petty.

--Dave

Yes, because I find that plugin very funny.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: Evildrider on July 28, 2016, 01:46:01 PM
Hah, Colbert got a cease and desist from Comedy Central for using the Colbert character.


Title: Re: The Daily Show
Post by: TheWalrus on July 28, 2016, 02:16:44 PM
Wow, speaking of petty...