Last night, The Daily Show aired a segment about the racist town seal in Whitesboro, New York. It’s about as hilariously offensive as you’d imagine. But spoiler alert: Whitesboro told The Daily Show this week that it’s changing the seal after all.
Last night, Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams said something that we’ve been screaming for weeks. Those two-wheeled contraptions are definitely not hoverboards. Mainly because they do not hover.
Millennials are a large and powerful bunch, but they’re also very lazy: They’d rather swipe their sweaty hands on anything than lift an actual finger. That’s according to Lewis Black, who says brands are falling over themselves to attract their touchy-unfeely ways. Even he has sunk to a new low by joining Snapchat.
On September 12, 2000, Jon Stewart started The Daily Show’s Headlines segment with the following joke: “The GOP accused of using subliminal advertising. Bush says, ‘Why would we advertise underwater?’” After a run of jokes about then-candidate George W. Bush, Stewart chuckles, “He’s making it so easy.”
When it comes to consistently incisive commentary, The Daily Show is second to none, especially where poking fun at tech is concerned. But go back about 10 years, and—er, it was still incredibly good at mocking new tech. And for many of the same reasons we do today.
Darren Aronofsky's Noah premiered to a flood of negative nellies, naysaying about the gritty manner in which their favorite Biblical character was handled. "There wasn't enough God! Why was Noah drunk?" some complained. Thank goodness for Jon Stewart and The Daily Show, who actually picked up a Bible to educate the…
China's Jade Rabbit (Yutu) lunar rover has broken down on the moon, and Sir Patrick Stewart has employed his thespian talents to pay tribute to the plucky robot explorer. On last night's Daily Show, Stewart dressed up as Jade Rabbit and bade a (goofy) bittersweet farewell to humanity.
It's hard to suppress your little-kid joy when a news story drops like the prospect of asteroid mining. Clearly Jon Stewart agrees; on last night's Daily Show, he sparkled with awe while covering the story at length. Highlights include an apt Armageddon reference, and a short but oh-so-sweet cameo by one Neil…
Space X CEO, Tesla CEO, and Paypal founder Elon Musk made an appearance on The Daily Show last night, where he discussed the bold ambition of developing sustained life on another planet. Jon Stewart was like an excited child, asking Musk if he is indeed one of the X-Men.
There have been plenty of wonderful Google Glasses parodies already, but the canon somehow didn't feel complete until Jon Stewart and The Daily Show weighed in. Fortunately, they did last night—and threw in some Instagram humor to boot.
Spike Lee recently re-tweeted the home address of an elderly couple that he mistakenly thought was George Zimmerman's house to his 256,000 followers. Last night, Jon Stewart rightly—and hilariously—took him to task on The Daily Show.
The other day we covered the brouhaha over a New York ad firm converting the homeless into human wireless hotspots. Now it's time for The Daily Show's always delightful take! And no, John Stewart does not approve.
Tonight's Repiblican Primary in Florida may be game over for Newt, but at least his tussle with Mitt Romney has been an entertaining slugfest. Last night, Jon Stewart drew a comparison to everyone's favorite pillar of gratuitous violence, Mortal Kombat.
Bill Gates is about the most mild-mannered and genuinely nice, um, unbelievably rich head of a multinational monolithic corporation that you could imagine. So why is Jon Stewart antagonizing him with anti-Zune and pro-iPhone barbs? Oh, right. Because it's funny.
Comedy Central's two-pronged comedic attack on news is finally going HD (1080i, actually) on January 4th. Apparently continually filmed daily shows like these two take longer to upgrade the control room, which is why it took so long—but get ready for some HD satire early next year. [Engadget]
Jeff Bezos brought a Kindle 2 to the Daily Show last night, where Mr. Stewart lobbed some pretty hefty criticism at it. And all Bezos could do was laugh like a gassed hyena.
Like late-night white knights, Jon Stewart and Colbert are returning to save us from rerun/reality TV/web purgatory on Jan. 7—the news has been the exact same for weeks, right? But they won't have an army of writers to make sure every word out of their mouth kills, so we'll see just how much funny naturally spills out…
Don't miss our own Brian Lam, Editor of Gizmodo, appearing on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central. The segment originally aired Thursday night (6/28/07) at 11 p.m. Eastern, 10 Central, and 8 p.m. Pacific. If you missed Brian's hilarious segment talking about the iPhone (it starts about 15:00 into the…