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WHY HAS STEPHEN COLBERT’S SHOW SUDDENLY GONE INTO RERUNS?

February 16, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Mystery surrounds the cancellation of all episodes of The Colbert Report by Comedy Central this week. Mediaite.com said that those holding tickets to see the show received a message saying “Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have canceled our taping for the date of your ticket reservation, February 15, 2012.” Neither the Viacom-owned cable network nor […]

JON STEWART TOPS JAY LENO IN MAY

June 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart edged out The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to become the No. 1 late-night talk show among adults 18-49 during May. According to Nielsen Research, Stewart averaged 1,344,000 viewers to Leno’s 1,340,000. That’s a difference of just 0.3 percent, statistically insignificant, but Comedy Central remarked that it […]

LATE-NIGHT VICTORIES FOR EVERYONE

April 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Each of the major late-night shows on broadcast television has found something in the latest ratings to boast about. ABC’s Nightline trumpeted the news that it was No. 1 among total views, adults 18-49, and adults 25-54. However, analysts point out that Nightline‘s ratings are based on viewership during the 11:30 p.m. to midnight half-hour, […]

FOX AND CNN CORRESPONDENTS CONTINUE SNIPING AT EACH OTHER

March 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In Day 3 of the secondary war in Libya being waged between CNN and Fox News, Fox News correspondent Steve Harrigan on Wednesday fired back at CNN’s Nic Robertson who had said that he had seen Harrigan more often at the hotel for breakfast than out in the field reporting. In an interview with the […]

STEWART, COLBERT MAY RETURN TO HULU

January 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and The Colbert Report may soon be restored on Hulu, the video website owned by News Corp. (Fox), General Electric (NBC Universal), Disney (ABC), and Providence Equity Partners, the New York Times reported today (Monday). Comedy Central, which is owned by Viacom, a company that has taken a tough stance […]

COOKIE MONSTER LAUNCHES WEB CAMPAIGN TO HOST SNL

November 25, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Cookie Monster wants to make the trip from Sesame Street to 30 Rockefeller Plaza to host NBC’s Saturday Night Live. The fuzzy blue creature, who already has guested on more television shows than any of his other Sesame Street neighbors — including a couple of appearances on Stephen Colbert’s Comedy Central show in 2008 — […]

CONAN SAYS HIS SHOW WON’T HAVE ANY MEANING

November 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A week before his new late-night show debuts on TBS, Conan O’Brien insisted that he will not be attempting to make it socially or politically meaningful in the manner of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. “It’s very important to me that my comedy doesn’t mean anything,” he told New York magazine’s Vulture.com. “I’m a really […]

SO, DID JON STEWART RESTORE SANITY?

November 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Like Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally in Washington that preceded it, estimates varied vastly of the size of crowd that gathered for Jon Stewart’s “Rally to Restore Sanity” held on the National Mall on Saturday. The Associated Press said it numbered in the “tens of thousands.” CBS put the number at 215,000. And then there […]

NPR TELLS EMPLOYEES DON’T ATTEND STEWART AND COLBERT RALLIES

October 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A warning to NPR employees not to attend the Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert spoof rallies in Washington on Oct. 30 spread across the Internet and the traditional news media on Thursday. The notice from NPR senior vice president Dana Davis Rehm pointed out that attending either rally would violate NPR policies barring its employees […]

JON STEWART TO STAGE “RALLY TO RESTORE SANITY”

September 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

If the Glenn Beck/Sarah Palin “Restoring Honor” rally in Washington D.C. last month could bring out an enormous crowd, how many people might turn out for a spoof of that rally by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert? We may soon find out, following Stewart’s announcement Thursday night that he plans to stage the “Rally to […]

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