Obviously, Jon Stewart wasn’t done with television when he retired from The Daily Show. The recently bearded comedian will be returning to the screen after signing a four-year contract with HBO. Very interestingly, he’ll be focusing on short form—and very shareable—digital content.
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.”
Last night's episode of The Daily Show featured MIT Media Lab instructor David Rose talking all about connected objects and his new book, Enchanted Objects. The hilarious interview left Jon Stewart in awe over the new frontier of tech.
The stars of Comedy Central's fake news hour are lending their support to the Star Wars: Force for Change initiative to benefit UNICEF by engaging in a hardcore battle to determine which of them is biggest fan. It's worth it to see Stewart be the one to take things too far, for a change.
...there are a bunch of clips on Youtube. Like this one, where the plucky high school students shoot the Principal in the head and then cause her to melt into a puddle of fizzy goop. There's also Jon Stewart's "eye sore," and the head on tentacles. And more!
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.
Last night, Jon Stewart hosted Bill Clinton on The Daily Show to talk geopolitical policy, the cooperation between government and private sectors, science, technology and progress. It was a great interview, but it ran a little long, so some of Clinton's science and technology comments had to be cut from the televised…
The Mars Rover Curiosity has been a huge success thus far, inducing cheers and high kicks across the nation. Jon Stewart is just as excited.
Last night, Jon Stewart had astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on The Daily Show to talk about the his new book, Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier. It's a great interview, but the highlight of the conversation definitely came towards the end of the exchange, when Tyson made his case for increasing space…
Foxconn, Apple's manufacturer of things you likely own and Chinese despair, was last night's corporate target on The Daily Show. It's funny! But then it alternates between funny and Oh wait, this is true and awful. But then funny again!
At this point you might be sick of reading about Walter Isaacson's new mega-seller, but what about watching Jon Stewart tackle the book? Of course it's interesting. Stewart sat down with Isaacson to talk Steve and make a Zune joke.
The Golden Globes are arguably the most self-fellating award show in the galaxy. Ricky Gervais and friends (possibly including Louis CK, Chris Rock, Jon Stewart, and Larry David) might just live-stream a commentary track. Oh hell yes.
Doctor Horrible was spotted at this weekend's rally in DC announcing his credentials via sign. But whose side is he on: Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity or Stephen Colbert's March to Keep Fear Alive? Updated with more scifi-themed signs!
Last weekend, Orlando was filled with wampas, Ewoks, Jedi Knights, droids and Rancors, for the Star Wars Celebration V. Jon Stewart went toe-to-toe with George Lucas on stage, deleted scenes were revealed, and R2D2 got married. Here are the highlights.
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]
Last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart spit in the face of real-world sci-fi by applauding the U.S. Military's elimination of its laser plane project. A plane. That shoots lasers. What's the problem, Stewart?
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.