The project, which had been announced way back in November 2015, has hit insurmountable technical difficulties and has been cancelled.
HBO and Jon Stewart have mutually decided to cancel the proposed and much-anticipated ‘animated shorts’ project that had been announced more than a year-and-a-half ago because of technical problems, it has been announced.
The project, first revealed way back in November 2015 shortly after Stewart had signed off from Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’ after presenting it for 16 years, had been vaunted as the next step in Stewart’s career after his late night hosting duties.
“HBO and Jon Stewart have decided not to proceed with a short-form digital animated project,” the network said Wednesday (May 24th), according to the New York Times.
Continue reading: HBO And Jon Stewart Cancel Animated Shorts Project
He thinks the media need to get over President Trump.
An unexpected surprise came on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' this week in the form of Jon Stewart, who crashed the show in a bid to deliver a stern message to the mainstream media regarding their apparent 'break up' with President Donald Trump.
Jon Stewart shares his thoughts on the media's 'break up' with Donald Trump
As Stephen Colbert was lamenting the foregoing of the first amendment by Donald Trump at the White House's recent press briefing in regards to the President banning a series of news outlets including CNN, LA Times, New York Times, Politico and BuzzFeed, Jon Stewart appeared from under his table to put his two cents in.
'The Daily Show' host kept his composure while admitting he was "very much afraid" as Trump edged closer to victory on Tuesday night.
There were many reactions throughout the celebrity as Donald Trump swept unexpectedly to victory in Tuesday’s presidential election – but one person (just about) keeping their cool and being funny while doing so was TV host Trevor Noah.
The South African-born comedian hosted ‘The Daily Show’s election night special, and reacted with increasing horror as Trump racked up the electoral college votes and edged ever closer to the White House.
Trevor Noah hosted 'The Daily Show's election special on Tuesday
The comedian calls Trump's derogatory comments 'a crime'.
Donald Trump was absolutely thrown down by Jon Stewart during his comedy session at the Stand Up for Heroes benefit yesterday. The comedian addressed everything from his remarks to Billy Bush in that leaked recording, to his bitter Twitter feud with the Republican presidential candidate three years ago.
Jon Stewart lashes out at Donald Trump
'The Daily Show' host took to the stage at the 10th annual benefit in New York City last night (November 1st 2016) and wasted no time in ripping the potential new president to pieces. He spoke about the scandal Trump was recently involved in, where a recording of him in conversation with Access Hollywood's Billy Bush was released featuring Trump using profane and derogatory remarks about woman - remarks that Trump later dismissed as 'locker room banter'.
Continue reading: Jon Stewart Tears Down Donald Trump In Stand-Up Tirade
Former 'Daily Show' presenter Jon Stewart has lots of previous with 'The Donald', memorably dubbing him "F***face von Clownstick" back in 2013.
Amid the carnage and disbelief of the current Presidential nomination campaign and the rise of Donald Trump, the voice of satirist Jon Stewart has been one that has been badly needed and sorely missed.
However, the former ‘Daily Show’ presenter briefly returned to the political foray having last year handed his show over to new host Trevor Noah, with an interview for former Obama advisor David Axelrod’s podcast on Monday (May 9th) in which he described Trump as a “man-baby”.
Former 'Daily Show' host Jon Stewart blasted Donald Trump
Continue reading: Jon Stewart Returns To Describe Donald Trump As A "Man-Baby"
Stewart left ‘The Daily Show’ earlier this year and was replaced by Trevor Noah.
Jon Stewart returned to 'The Daily Show' on Monday night for the first time since his departure back in August. This time Stewart was appearing as a guest and had an important message for Congress on behalf of 9/11 first responders.
Jon Stewart has returned to ‘The Daily Show’.
As Stewart sat down new host Trevor Noah asked: "Shit, are you here to take the show back? I heard about this on American TV.” But Stewart assured him he has no interested in returning to his own job, instead he was there for a very important reason.
Continue reading: Jon Stewart Returns To The Daily Show To Speak For 9/11 First Responders
On Tuesday (Feb 10th) the network confirmed the 52-year-old comedian will be leaving his hosting position on 'The Daily Show' once his current contract expires.
Comedy Central is losing another late-night talk show host. The TV channel's latest victim is Jon Stewart who will be stepping down from his hosting position on 'The Daily Show' when his contract expires at the end of this year.
Stewart is leaving Comedy Central at the end of the year
The surprising announcement came on Tuesday (Feb 10th) via a statement from Comedy Central's president Michele Ganeless, who thanked Stewart for the "incredible honour and privilege of working with" him over the last twenty years.
"Deathless" and considerably less Republican than his alter ego, Stephen Colbert is moving on.
It’s over. It’s done. Colbert is dead. Long live Colbert. The Colbert Report aired its final episode last night – Thursday, December 18. The show died, how it lived, more or less.
What does the future hold for the newly "deathless" Stephen Colbert?
The final episode started off slow, with Colbert not even speaking a word until halfway through the thing. It kicked off with an intro by Jon Stewart, as per tradition, with the Daily Show host eventually tossing the ball to Colbert himself. The recap of recent events fit in quite well with the theme, which was essentially how little things have changed since the Report launched way back in 2005.
Continue reading: Colbert Conquers Death In Comedy Central Finale
'The Daily Show' host was criticised by San Bernardino County D.A. Michael Ramos for getting his facts wrong on the Dante Parker incident.
Jon Stewart has apologised to a San Bernardino D.A. on Friday after including a local incident where a man died in custody after he had been detained using a Taser in a longer list of police shootings of black men.
The notoriously forthright talk show host made the error in a segment aired on Monday’s ‘The Daily Show’ (December 1st), where he wryly mocked political commentators for denying that the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson was part of a wider national trend in which black men were being shot unjustifiably by police.
Jon Stewart mistakenly included a San Bernardino Tasering incident in a list of police shootings
Following the success of HBO's series which ends this week, the Foos' frontman doesn't rule out another.
Foo Fighters’ frontman Dave Grohl has hinted that there might be a second season of ‘Sonic Highways’. Ahead of the release of their recent album of the same name, the group recorded an eight part series exploring the musical characteristics of US cities that have made a significant contribution to American rock and pop.
Dave Grohl dropped a hint to Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show' that there might be a second 'Sonic Highways'
Speaking on ‘The Daily Show’ on Thursday night, Grohl said “there might be a season 2”, in response to Jon Stewart’s point that there were more than eight cities to visit. The HBO series was very well-received, not only reminding many of the rich musical history of America but putting some fresh perspective on the Foo Fighters themselves.
Continue reading: Dave Grohl Hints At Second Series Of 'Sonic Highways'
You know things are bad when Jon Stewart is left speechless.
So we can all agree that things are pretty bad after the Mike Brown and Eric Garner cases, right? That was pretty much the point Jon Stewart was making on The Daily Show a couple nights ago. After a grand jury in New York failed to indict Justin Damico for the illegal choke hold he administered, Stewart was almost left speechless.
Jon Stewart expressed the collective sentiment with that last word.
Almost, but not quite, since The Daily Show must go on. Here’s what Stewart had to say about the case: “"I honestly don't know what to say. If comedy is tragedy plus time, I need more f*****g time. But I would really settle for less f****g tragedy to be honest with you.”
Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' has an outside chance at the Oscars.
Rosewater, Jon Stewart's directorial debut based on the best-selling memoir Then They Came For Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity and Survival by Maziar Bahari, hits theaters in the U.S today. Acclaimed by critics and featuring an accomplished lead performance from Gael Garcia Bernal, the movie is certainly one to consider for the major awards this season.
Rosewater tells the true story of Bahari, a broadcast journalist with Canadian citizenship who, in 2009, returned to Iran to interview Presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi. The candidate's supporters rose up in protest of his prematurely announced defeat to President Ahmadinejad and Bahari sent footage of street riots to the BBC. Later, he was arrested, tortured and interrogated for 118 days while his wife led an international campaign to have her husband freed.
Continue reading: Could Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' Have A Shot At The Oscars?
A flurry of celebrities hits Leicester Square for the London Film Festival, from Reese Witherspoon to Jon Stewart, Agyness Deyn to Timothy Spall. And there are new trailers for Citizenfour, White Bird in a Blizzard, The Girl Next Door and In the Heart of the Sea...
Everyone who's anyone was in London this week for the 58th BFI London Film Festival, which held gala premieres for the likes of Wild (with Reese Witherspoon in attendance), Sundance winner Whiplash (Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons), Rosewater (comic-turned-filmmaker Jon Stewart), Electricity (model-turned-actress Agyness Deyn) and Mr Turner (Cannes winner Timothy Spall).
NBC wanted the Comedy Central sartorial stalwart, but Stewart made it clear he didn't want to go
Jon Stewart has been fronting The Daily Show since 1999 and has been doing an exceptionally good job for 15 years. Ratings are regularly awesome, fans of the show continue to flock to it in droves and at Comedy Central Stewart can mix comedy and commentary and occasionally lapse into journalism if the mood ever takes him.
Jon Stewart has been hosting The Daily Show since 1999
It’s not just viewers that have spotted the lucrative nature of Jon Stewart and his particular style and, although Chuck Todd has sat firmly in the anchor seat of NBC’s Meet the Press for a month now, it has recently been revealed he was definitely not the first choice of NBC News President Deborah Turness.
Continue reading: Jon Stewart Couldn't Be Bought For Meet The Press
Maziar Bahari is an Iranian-Canadian journalist who embarked on a week long trip to Iran in 2009 in a bid to cover the story of the presidential elections, leaving his pregnant wife behind. He spent his time filming campaigns and students, but still understanding that sometimes he needs to turn the camera off for his own safety. However, when situations got heated and the protests began, he decided to make the brave move in videotaping the chaos; including such situations that could've been compromising to the government. Accused of being a foreign spy, he was later arrested, blindfolded, beaten and mercilessly interrogated, with information even as trivial as his Facebook interests being used against him. Despite the fear and the injustice, however, he got through with an extraordinary ability to focus his mind, laughing his way through his four month imprisonment and knowing deep down that he would be free before long.
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Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' is finally here - but is it the movie we hoped for?
Jon Stewart's directorial debut Rosewater premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on Friday (August 27, 2014) and the critics and bloggers were quick off the mark with their reactions.
Bernal [L] and Stewart [R] backstage on the set of 'Rosewater'
Based on a real-life incident - which sort of intertwined with Stewart's satirical programme The Daily Show - Rosewater tells the story of Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari (Gael Garcia Bernal) who covered the 2009 elections in his home country for Newsweek before getting detained by the Iranian government following an appearance on Stewart's show.
Continue reading: Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' Is Good, But Were We Expecting More?
The trailer for Jon Stewart's debut film as a director, 'Rosewater', has been released.
American political satirist Jon Stewart has added another string to his bow: screenwriter and film director. His directorial debut Rosewater- which he also wrote and produced- has just launched its first trailer.
Stewart is better known as a political satirist but has also cameoed in several big name movies
The film is based on the memoir of London-based journal Maziar Bahari, 'Then They Came for Me', which tells the story of his 100-day imprisonment in Iran under suspicion of spying. The film is set against the backdrop of the 2008 Iran elections which caused shockwaves around the world after incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was declared the winner in what many Iranians declared a fraudulent election.
Continue reading: See The Trailer For Jon Stewart's Directorial Debut 'Rosewater'
Middle Eastern political drama is based on a US best-seller
Rosewater, a movie directed by Jon Stewart depicting the events told in the memoir Then They Came For Me by imprisoned BBC journalist Maziar Bahari, is set for theatrical release on November 7th.
Gael Garcia Bernal plays imprisoned journalist Maziar Bahari in Rosewater
The film’s highly charged political content has already drawn criticism from Iran’s State TV, with the Iranian government accusing Stewart of being funded by Zionists and of working with the CIA. Bahari will be played by Gael Garcia Bernal.
Continue reading: First Look At Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater', About Imprisoned Journalist
John Oliver made a solid start to 'Last Week Tonight'.
John Oliver has gotten off the mark with his new solo show Last Week Tonight on HBO, which didn't stray too far from the concept and structure of Jon Stewart's The Daily Show. The reviews were, on the whole, pretty good and Oliver certainly didn't do anything wrong in his first outing.
John Oliver Made A Solid Start to 'Last Week Tonight'
"But what really grabbed me about Last Week Tonight was the long segment in the middle about the upcoming India Election," wrote Darren Franich of Entertainment Weekly, "Oliver chastised the American media for its complete inability to cover the biggest election in human history; but Oliver also managed to come up with a handy rundown of the important facts."
Continue reading: John Oliver Goes Solo With 'Last Week Tonight', So How Did It Go?
What will happen to the funnyman's over-the-top show persona?
The news that Stephen Colbert would become Letterman’s successor on The Late Show has had time to circulate over the weekend and, by now, anyone who cares has had time to form an opinion. Most online sources seem be taking the change as a good thing. The character Colbert created on Comedy Central could add new life to the Late Show format, which has been going stale for some time now.
Will Colbert's humor survive the transition into network television?
But the naysayers have to ask – what if Colbert doesn’t bring his Comedy Central character with him? Unlike say, Jon Stewart, who would have been the obvious choice for the “Late Show” gig, Stephen Colbert has always played a character on The Colbert Report – a hilarious, well-acted, faux Conservative pundit, who was obviously created just for satire – not actual pop culture critique. That schtick wouldn’t really work on the Late Show format. A few gags here and there are welcome, but Letterman has, for the most part, hosted as Letterman during his 21-year-long tenure.
Continue reading: RIP The Best Of Stephen Colbert? Will The Funnyman Change On CBS?
There's plenty here for free users, but plenty more for paid subs
The Comedy Central app has been years in the making, and launches with a tonne of content to watch on iOS devices. But there are a few drawbacks, like the amount of shows that are stuck behind a pay wall, and some technical blocks that might put prospective customers off downloading it.
What’s more, the app is only available on iOS7 and above, putting many people out of the running, and doesn’t support Apple’s AirPlay function, which lets viewers connect their mobile device up to a television for sofa-based viewing.
Continue reading: The Comedy Central App Leaves Plenty Of Content Behind Pay Wall
The meteoric rise of a Birmingham comedian who took the U.S by storm.
John Oliver went from working the stand up scene in the U.K to being recommended by Ricky Gervais to U.S giant Jon Stewart. He then hosted The Daily Show in place of Stewart to critical acclaim, and how he has his own HBO show. It’s good to be John Oliver right now.
John Oliver Is Getting His Own HBO Show
"Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" will air Sundays in the 11:00-11:30 p.m. It’ll take a Satirical look at the week in news, politics and current affairs, HBO confirmed in a statement, but they were secretive about anything else the show had to offer.
Exciting news for fans of political satire - John Oliver is back in the game.
John Oliver’s new HBO show has finally been made official with the announcement of a title and a release date. Oliver fans rejoice! The former “Daily Show” correspondent will begin “The Tonight Show Last Week With John Oliver” (bit of a mouthful) on April 27 at 11 p.m. The show will take a satirical look at the biggest news headlines of the week, not unlike Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show” format.
Oliver wants his show to have a distinct voice, different from that of "The Daily Show".
This is as much as Oliver and HBO have revealed at this point, meaning that eager viewers will have to wait for the official premiere to find out exactly how Oliver’s format will differ. The host didn’t exactly make it clear during his appearance in front of the Television Critics’ Association in January.
Continue reading: John Oliver To Unveil "Tonight Show Last Week" On HBO In April
John Oliver will host his own HBO show in 2014.
John Oliver has been rewarded for his successful stint as Jon Stewart's temporary replacement this summer on The Daily Show with his own topical series on HBO beginning in 2014, the network announced on Thursday (November 14, 2013).
"We weren't otherwise searching for another weekly talk show, but when we saw John Oliver handling host duties on 'The Daily Show,' we knew that his singular perspective and distinct voice belonged on HBO," said Michael Lombardo, president of HBO programming, "We are extremely excited that John has agreed to make HBO his home."
Oliver will be leaving The Daily Show, where he has been a writer and correspondent since 2006, a Comedy Central spokesman confirmed.
Continue reading: John Oliver's Comedy Star Continues To Rise With HBO Series In 2014
Comedian John Oliver will have a satirical news show on HBO which will premiere next year. The British-born comic has been guest hosting the 'Daily Show' whilst Jon Stewart has been away directing a film.
John Oliver has a new show commissioned by HBO. The comedian has been filling in for Jon Stewart on The Daily Show over the summer and had gained the attention HBO producers.
Stewart was away directing his upcoming movie Rosewater and Oliver filled in, as USA Today reports. As a result, HBO have commissioned Oliver to present a satirical news show on a Sunday evening.
HBO Programming President Michael Lombardo referred to this in his statement, issued on Thursday (14th November), in which he said: "We weren't otherwise searching for another weekly talk show, but when we saw John Oliver handling host duties on The Daily Show, we knew that his singular perspective and distinct voice belonged on HBO."
Continue reading: John Oliver's "Distinct Voice" Gains New HBO Show
The Daily Show host returned to his post on Tuesday, but the Rosewater work doesn't stop now.
For some, the Toronto Film Festival is a great experience; they meet loads of people and see a bunch of great movies. For others, the event means plenty of review writing, lots of travel and not much sleep.
Jon Stewart wields an Emmy
For Jon Stewart, it’s none of the above. But it will entail pitching his new movie to select foreign buyers and sharing footage. Rosewater –Stewart’s directorial debut – is an adaptation of Maziar Bahari and Aimee Molloy's memoir: "Then They Came for Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity and Survival" – a New York Times bestseller. The film will cover Bahari's 2009 arrest in Iran where he was covering an election protest.
Continue reading: For Jon Stewart, The Toronto Film Festival Is Another Day's Work
Who can resist a choreographed routine on skates?
Stephen Colbert’s political satire might be top notch, but his dance skills are not to be overestimated. Last night, the Colbert Report host strapped on a pair of roller skates and boogied down to the sound of 'Get Lucky' – the Daft Punk/Pharrell Williams hit that’s become the inescapable soundtrack to this summer. The, um, energetic performance served as the kickoff for Colbert’s summer series of concerts or “StePhest Colbchella ‘013” – it’s what the cool kids call it.
Who knew Colbert posessed such hidden talents?
But, of course, the host dancing all by himself would have been a bit sad, so instead he brought in some friends – Hugh Laurie, Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and even Colbert’s former colleague, Jon Stewart – still on leave from The Daily Show – joined in with some tight moves. Colbert’s moves turned out to be too much for the Colbert Report studio, so the shenanigans infiltrated the America’s Got Talent stage and even an interview with Bryan Cranston and the rest of the Breaking Bad cast – at which point Cranston simply joined in for an amazing 70s themed dance routine. We couldn’t do it justice. Just watch the video:
Pair didn't get a chance to send their condolences on Monday
Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert weren’t about for The Daily Show on Monday evening, but they were back yesterday to follow the rest of America in paying tribute to the city of Boston and how they were coping with the terrible events of the day before when two explosive devices went off at the end of the Boston Marathon.
Both Stewart and Colbert had plenty to say on the subject, the below just a couple of excerpts of their thoughts on the incident. “I really hate the fact that I can cross-reference my thoughts to so many other events that have occurred over the years — so I'm not going to. I'm just going to say this to Boston: Thank you,” said Stewart, “Thank you for once again, in the face of gross inhumanity, inspiring and solidifying my belief in humanity and the people of this country. So thank you for everything you've done."
Colbert meanwhile commented “I just want to take a moment to talk about the attack in Boston yesterday. Obviously, our thoughts and our prayers are with everybody there. And as the president said, we don't know who did this, but they will be found, and they will be brought to justice.” Continuing he added “But whoever did this obviously did not know (anything) about the people of Boston. Because nothing these terrorists do is going to shake them. For Pete's sake, Boston was founded by the pilgrims — a people so tough they had to buckle their (darn) hats on. It is the cradle of the American revolution. “
Continue reading: Jon Stewart And Stephen Colbert In Boston Marathon Tribute
All eyes will be on Bruce Springsteen during Grammy’s week, as the New Jersey rocker will be the recipient of the MusiCares Person of the Year award. To celebrate the honour, a Bruce Springsteen tribute concert will take place in Los Angeles on February 8, 2013, featuring some of the biggest names in rock and pop and hosted by Jon Stewart.
The event, which is already sold out, will feature musical highlights such as Elton John, Kenny Chesney and Mumford And Sons. A whole host of musicians of varying genres and eras have been included in the line-up. Patti Smith, with whom Bruce co-wrote the hit ‘Because The Night’ will be there, as will Faith Hill, Emmylou Harris, as well as Alabama Shakes, Eddie Vedder and Neil Young. Proceeds for the concert will go to MusiCares, an organisation set up to provide support for struggling musicians in financial, medical and personal need.
The annual MusiCares Person of the Year award is attributed to a star whose artistic accomplishments are as worthy of merit as their philanthropic work. Previous winners of the award include Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, Paul McCartney and Bono.
Everyone likes a bit of high profile conflict, but no one expects the drama to come from someone like Jon Stewart.
The Daily Show host made a bit of a stir recently with his statement about Hugh Grant being “the worst guest on the show” at a fundraiser for the Montclair Film Festival in New Jersey recently.
In an online Q&A, Stewart said of the actor: “He’s my least favorite guest. And we’ve had dictators on the show.” He added that he would never have the actor appear on the show again. Harsh words, but apparently, the on-screen English charm doesn’t translate to real life situations. Can’t say we aren’t a bit disappointed there.
Continue reading: Hugh Grant Responds To Jon Stewart Rant
Whilst in Britain Hugh Grant’s been receiving sympathy for his part in the phone hacking scandal and subsequent inquiry into press practices in the country, across in the US he seems to have lost at least one fan – host of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart.
Third Beat Magazine reports that, during a question and answer session with Steven Colbert in New Jersey at a fundraiser for the Montclair Film Festival, Stewart pinpointed Grant as the least favorite guest he’d ever had on the show, quipping “and we’ve had dictators on the show”. Stewart was talking about a time when Grant appeared on his show to talk about his movie Did You Hear About The Morgans? in 2009, and apparently the actor didn’t endear himself to the crew. "He's giving everyone s*** the whole time, and he's a big pain in the a**," Stewart said.
The root of Grant’s disgruntlement apparently came down to a clip provided by the film’s publicist. "What is that clip? It's a terrible clip,” Grant allegedly said, to which Stewart snapped back "Well, then make a better f***ing movie,” Stewart replied. The fundraiser was a reportedly lively event, with Stewart telling his old friend and former co-star Colbert about how tough he found it initially to take on hosting The Daily Show when he joined in 1999, admitting that he struggled to get on with the writers and, at one point, had to be “talked down off a moderately high cliff” regards quitting the show.
America is still rocked by the devastating aftermath of hurricane Sandy, and the thought that 'never would a disaster like this happen to me' seemed to resonate on the faces at the Sandy Benefit Concert on Friday (Nov. 2).
Opening the night's proceedings was Staten Island-born Christina Aguilera, who kicked things off with a powerful and stripped down rendition of her song 'Beautiful'. Relying solely on her vocals, Xtina packed a heft punch that delivered all the way home. Next up to perform was New Jersey's Jon Bon Jovi who first gave a shout-out to his hometown of Sayerville, N.J., before re-appropriating his hair-rock hit 'Livin’ On A Prayer' to suit the sombre mood in the studio.
The mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg has been making sure that the city's residents were fully prepared for Hurricane Sandy, which hit New York last night. And whilst the majority of New York citizens paid heed, TV presenter David Letterman decided to pay heed instead to that age-old motto from the world of entertainment. "the show must go on!"
According to MTV, Letterman wasn't going to let a minor detail like the biggest storms to ever hit the USA stop him from filming one of his late night chat shows. He did, however, film the episode of The Late Show With David Letterman without the presence of his usual live audience. He may have been prepared to brave the elements to get the show filmed but he wasn't about to let the general public endanger themselves in the process. The same applied to Jimmy Fallon's show, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.
Other shows weren't so lucky. Jimmy Kimmel was forced to cancel one of his tapings in Brooklyn, announcing on Twitter "Though it pains us to do it, JKL from Brooklyn tonight is cancelled. I'm disappointed too, but we want you to be safe." Over at Comedy Central, however, the laughter stopped for the night. Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart both cancelled the filming for their shows.
'Terminator' star Arnold Schwarzenegger arrives for his appearance on 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' and immediately approaches his waiting fans to sign their photos and merchandise. He only manages a brief wave at the photographers as he makes his way down the row of fans before he is ushered into the building. The photographers let out a frustrated groan in unison at Schwarzenegger's failure to pose for a snap.
Turns out Doogal (Daniel Tay) is actually a dog. His best friend is Florence (Kylie Minogue), as well as a cow (Whoopi Goldberg), a train (Chevy Chase), and a flatulent moose (Kevin Smith). Their adventure, and you'll need to hang in there for this, involves magic diamonds that can freeze the sun. There's of course a bad guy with a plan to do just that: He's a kind of alien with a spring for the lower half of his body (voiced by an audibly bored Jon Stewart). Their adventure to stop her takes them across the countryside and, er, into, like, a magic land, or, something, I think.
Continue reading: Doogal Review
Tracing its origins to vaudeville, this "comic's joke" is tantamount to a secret handshake among comedians and their friends. Although versions vary widely, it basically goes like this: A man seeking show biz representation walks into a talent agent's office and describes his family's act, which consists of various illegal and unspeakable activities including incest, bestiality, necrophilia, and an explosion of bodily fluids. After the man finishes, the appalled agent asks what this horrible act is called, to which the man responds, "The Aristocrats!"
Continue reading: The Aristocrats Review
Easily the biggest problem with this movie is in the marketing. I can only imagine how pissed off Williamson, Rodriguez, and everyone else involved in the movie must have been to see the film marketed as just another schlocky entry into the horror genre, which generally takes the words aliens; teenagers; battle; suspicious; killer; small town; etc. and jumble them up to come up with a concept (to wit, this time: suspicious small town teenagers battle killer aliens). Now if you are already a big 80s horror fan, just skip this review, because you already saw the movie, but this review is for people who are highly suspicious of shelling out eight bucks to see a horror flick. The only reason I actually saw The Faculty was because my little sister begged me to. But now I'm trying to convince you to.
Continue reading: The Faculty Review
After the obnoxious but popular host Rainbow Randolph (Robin Williams) is caught taking bribes from parents who want their kids on television, network head Frank Stokes (Jon Stewart) pulls the plug on his show. An exhaustive search through the downtrodden Barney wannabes to replace Randolph yields a pink, squeaky-clean rhino named Smoochy (Edward Norton), who becomes an overnight success with the kids despite his preachings of bland politically correct messages to children. Despite Smoochy's best wishes, his boss Nora (Catherine Keener) wants to cash in on the show's newfound success by selling Smoochy-sponsored cereals, cola, and string cheese. Randolph, on the other hand, is hell-bent on making life miserable for the rhino, and Smoochy's crooked agent (Danny DeVito) is busy making backdoor deals trying to sell Smoochy out to the mob.
Continue reading: Death To Smoochy Review
Somewhere out there in the cinematic ether there's an elusive line between lewdly moronic raunch comedies like "Tomcats" or "Freddy Got Fingered" and sophomoric, low-brow sex and gross-out romps that can make even intellectual types laugh until $3 concession Coca-Cola comes out of their noses.
I don't know where that line is exactly. All I know is that "Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back" is hilarious.
The latest low-budget, high-dialogue laffer from Kevin Smith -- writer-director of "Clerks," "Mallrats," "Chasing Amy" and "Dogma" -- this film puts his perennial cameo characters front and center for a combination road-trip/ruthless Hollywood satire that is so blanketed with ribald raillery it feels like machine-gun fire hitting your funny bone.
Continue reading: Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back Review
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