Fox News again topped the February ratings, while MSNBC saw double digit growth in total day and primetime.
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Alison Herman TV Critic The parallels were impossible to ignore, so Jon Stewart decided not to ignore them. Both major American political parties have been unable to find new candidates to lead their presidential tickets, leading to a rematch in the 2024 election between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. And in a much lower-stakes effort to find a leader for a legacy institution, Comedy Central has yet to decide on a new course for “The Daily Show” following the departure of Trevor Noah, despite months of public tryouts from guest hosts including Sarah Silverman, Roy Wood Jr., Desus Nice and more.
So the network has brought back Stewart for a weekly appearance on Monday nights, starting with this week’s season premiere. These similarities are lost on no one, least of all Stewart himself. Apart from an extended runtime and a quick appearance by former correspondent Jordan Klepper, there was little to announce tonight’s episode as a major event or break from routine.
From the monologue to the staged “field” segment to the interview to the Moment of Zen, the run of show proceeded as usual — or rather, as it usually did until 2015, the last time Stewart occupied the chair. The primary feeling was not of triumphant return or even nostalgia, but déjà vu. For long stretches, it was as if Stewart had never made an abortive attempt at an animated news show for HBO, nor made an Emmy-nominated series for Apple TV+ until the tech company flinched at potential controversy.
You could almost believe Stewart had stayed fixed in the seat where he still clearly feels comfortable, cuing up montages of news clips and grimacing at political gaffes. Until, that is, Stewart used himself as an example. For nearly 20 minutes, the comedian expounded.
Fox News again topped the February ratings, while MSNBC saw double digit growth in total day and primetime.
We’ve heard before how upset Melania Trump was at the Stormy Daniels scandal. We never heard anything else Donald Trump did — dog whistles to white supremacists, sucking up to authoritarian leaders, attempts to overturn the 2020 election, fraud, charity self-dealing, the sexual abuse of E. Jean Carroll, cheating on his other wives — none of that bothered her. But this one, cheating with a porn star? This was a crime against her! She was the one at home with newborn Barron!
The victories of Donald Trump and Joe Biden in the Michigan primary were not in doubt tonight, but networks focused on the votes they didn’t get.
The Saturday Night Live cold open tonight marked Donald Trump’s overwhelming victory in the South Carolina primary by skewering Republican senators humiliating devotion to him, even though he’s hurled insults at them, jeopardized their key causes and shown no loyalty back at them.
Jon Stewart won’t just be slinging jokes on Mondays at “The Daily Show” this spring.The 61-year-old comic, who is currently hosting Comedy Central’s satirical news program once a week, recently announced he’s heading out on an 11-show tour, he’s calling ‘An Evening with Jon Stewart’ from March through May.Along the way, the New York City native and current New Jersey resident will show quite a bit of love to the Northeast.To kick off the run, he’ll perform back-to-back nights at Poughkeepsie, NY’s Bardavon Opera House on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2.Then, on March 29-30, the 2022 Mark Twain Prize Winner for American Humor is slated to headline three shows at Princeton, NJ’s McCarter Theatre Center on March 29-30.Stewart’s brief trek will come to a close close at the sprawling Netflix is a Joke Festival in Los Angeles on Friday, May 3.As of now, tickets are available for all 11 gigs.Prices start at $73 before fees on Vivid Seats at the time of publication.For other shows, seats can be found for anywhere from $77 to $408 before fees.Want to catch the politically astute comedian live this year?We’ve got everything you need to know and more about the ‘An Evening with Jon Stewart Tour’ below.All prices listed above are subject to fluctuation.A complete calendar including all tour dates, venues and links to the cheapest tickets available can be found here:(Note: The New York Post confirmed all above prices at the publication time. All prices are in US dollars, subject to fluctuation and include additional fees at checkout.)Vivid Seats is a verified secondary market ticketing platform, and prices may be higher or lower than face value, depending on demand.
posed Thursday at the much-anticipated franchise film’s premiere in Seoul, South Korea, the trio didn’t offer up your standard, simmering red-carpet moves. Instead, the performers each cupped one of their hands to the side of their smiling faces in a half-heart shape as photographers captured the unified gesture.Some confused baby boomers and Gen Xers were likely left pondering, “What are they doing?”Other fans also clamored about another gesture in which Chalamet crossed his thumbs and index fingers, with one X user asking in all caps: “WHY IS TIMOTHEE DOING AEGYO????” It turns out Gen Zers Chalamet, 28, and Zendaya, 27, joined millennial Butler, 32, in embracing forms of the Asian country’s cultural mainstay aegyo (pronounced “ay-gyo”).WHY IS TIMOTHEE DOING AEGYO???? https://t.co/orYbeJNf4sThe gestures are popular ways of posing — or, in another form, speaking — to convey love or to signify something cute or adorable, reportedly with roots in the Joseon dynasty reaching back to the late 1300s, according to Rolling Stone.
Jon Stewart’s return to The Daily Show is paying off for Comedy Central.
Jon Stewart used his second episode back on The Daily Show to rip into Tucker Carlson’s trip to Russia to interview Vladimir Putin.The former Fox News anchor now has a show on his own network as well as X/Twitter, and last week he did a sit-down interview with the Russian president, the first Putin has given to a Western journalist since the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.Responding to the interview, Stewart savaged Carlson for failing to challenge some of Putin’s assertions, and for disingenuously arguing that Russian citizens have an advantage over Americans because groceries are cheaper, something that Carlson claimed made him feel “radicalised”.“You’re such a dick,” Stewart retorted.“It will radicalise you, unless you understand basic economics,” he continued. “See, $104 for groceries sounds like a great bargain, unless you realise that Russians earn less than $200 dollars a week.”“But that’s the kind of context that a – what did you call yourself earlier – a journalist would’ve provided.
Jon Stewart conceded last night that he has some lessons to learn from a Russian-hopping “journalist” like Tucker Carlson. Chastened by Daily Show critics who snarked about the “both-sides-isms” of Stewart’s return to his old late night desk last week, a faux-humbled Stewart set out to learn whatever he could from his newfound mentor-du-jour, the Putin-chatting Tucker Carlson.
The final numbers are in:Jon Stewart’s February 12 return to Comedy Central’sThe Daily Show averaged more than 3 million total viewers across the night in Nielsen’s Live+3 numbers, which include simulcasts and the encore.
There’s still nine months to go until the presidential election, and we’ve already reached peak talking points. At least, that was the contention from Bill Maher in his “New Rules” editorial on Friday’s Real Time.
Well, this is a truly depressing look at our country right now.
Kristen Stewart has revealed how Donald Trump’s tweets about her break-up with Robert Pattinson inspired her to come out as gay.In February 2017, Stewart hosted Saturday Night Live and took the opportunity to hit back at the then-President of the United States, who had been highly critical of her on social media.“Donald, if you didn’t like me then, you’re probably really not going to like me now,” she said during her opening monologue. “Because I’m hosting SNL and I’m, like, so gay, dude.”In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Stewart said the decision to come out on national television was a “very shoot-from-the-hip moment”, explaining that it came about after the SNL team suggested using Trump’s comments in her monologue.In Trump’s tweets, the former president accused her of cheating on her ex-boyfriend and Twilight co-star Pattinson, and encouraged him not to get back with her.“He’s mad at me for cheating on my boyfriend?” she said.
Joe Biden said that the mass shootings at a Super Bowl celebration rally in Kansas City today “cuts deep in the American soul.”
Jon Stewart scored big numbers for his return to The Daily Show.
Selome Hailu Jon Stewart‘s return to “The Daily Show” on Monday brought in 1.9 million viewers, marking the show’s biggest audience in more than five years. Of those 1.9 million viewers, 930,000 tuned in via Comedy Central, while the rest were counted across simulcasts on CMT, Logo, MTV, MTV2, Paramount Network, Pop and TV Land. These figures come from Live + Same Day as reported by Nielsen.
Tatiana Siegel Joe Biden didn’t score an endorsement from Taylor Swift on Super Bowl Sunday, as some had predicted. But her boyfriend Travis Kelce is using the president’s renewable energy tax credits to finance the film “My Dead Friend Zoe.” The SXSW-bound indie, which stars Natalie Morales, Ed Harris and Morgan Freeman, marks Kelce’s first foray into movies, with the Kansas City Chiefs tight end serving as an executive producer.
Welcome to ElectionLine’s A View From Abroad series, in which we speak to media figures who don’t live in America, but keep a close eye on its politics. Every few weeks, these smart observers will provide a unique perspective on what promises to be a fraught and unpredictable campaign for the White House. This week, our interview is with Matt Frei, who serves as an anchor and Europe editor for Channel 4 News. He is nominated for the network presenter prize at the Royal Television Society Journalism Awards, which take place on February 28.
Donald Trump and Joe Biden during his return to The Daily Show last night (February 12).Both the president and former president came in for rough treatment over the 2024 presidential race.Taking aim at Biden over Robert Hur’s recent report which described the US President as an “elderly man with a poor memory” and his subsequent press conference, Stewart said: “So Joe Biden had a big press conference to dispel the notion that he may have lost a step and, politically speaking, may have lost three to four steps…”He also showed clips of Trump and the former president’s family being deposed and similarly not being able to recall some basic facts.Stewart went on to say: “These two candidates, they are both similarly challenged. And it is not crazy to think that the oldest people in the history of the country to ever run for president might have some of these challenges … We’re not suggesting neither man is vibrant, productive or even capable.“But they’re both stretching the limits of being able to handle the toughest job in the world.
The four leading candidates for California‘s open U.S. Senate seat met again this evening, this time in a one-hour San Francisco debate that produced fewer clashes than their first gathering last month.