| Dec 20, 2013
| 11:10 AM
It's a rare thing to see a comedian get turned into a blubbering mess of tears on national TV, but that's exactly what happened Thursday night as "The Daily Show" bid farewell to one of their own.
Longtime correspondent (and recent fill-in host) John...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 1:10 PM
Comedy Central has been doing quite well for itself for a while now in late night with the one-two punch of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. But increasingly, it looks as if Chris Hardwick might be part of that regular lineup, based on the straight out of...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:11 AM
Was that kid in a Ku Klux Klan outfit at Halloween racist or not racist? What about that Washington Post column by Richard Cohen talking about people with "conventional views" suppressing the urge to vomit when they see New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 1:57 PM
Denis Leary, who starred in FX's critically acclaimed "Rescue Me," is returning to the network with a new comedy pilot, "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll."
Leary also wrote the pilot, which is produced by FX Productions and Fox Television Studios. It will mark his...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:45 AM
John Oliver would like nothing more than to watch Sarah Palin "spoon little flakes of cornflakes into a bowl."
Told that the doyenne of far-right Republican politics would be hosting a media breakfast at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena as...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:35 AM
As your relatives get older, it can get increasingly difficult to find them great gifts. We've created a number of scenarios for giving the best books for each of your adult family members.
This piece first ran in Printers Row...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 10:49 AM
John Oliver admirers, take note: HBO has finally confirmed the title and launch date of the former "Daily Show" correspondent's new show.
"Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" will make its debut April 27 at 11 p.m. PDT. The series, which was announced...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:20 PM
"Comedy Central Roast of James Franco" (Comedy Central, Monday). James Franco keeps busy in a way that troubles some people; he is perceived as a dilettante, a man whose reach – here, there and everywhere – often exceeds his grasp. "James...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:11 PM
"The Daily Show" sent correspondent Jason Jones to Russia to cover the Olympics in Sochi, but before he made it to the Games, he stopped off in Moscow to file a report on the state of things in the country.
Much to his dismay, things aren't like they...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Back in the most heated days of the Iraq war, Erik Prince and his private security firm Blackwater were all over the news with reports of its contracted soldiers creating a touchy political situation alongside the United States' enlisted men on the...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 11:00 AM
The raging controversy over comments made by "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson in GQ magazine and A&E's decision to suspend him from the remaining episodes of the upcoming fifth season arrive at the end of a year that has no shortage of culture war dust-...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 3:54 PM
How stupid can you be and still be a U.S. ambassador?
I went to Wikipedia to find out. I looked up George Tsunis, President Barack Obama's nominee to be ambassador to Norway, who embarrassed himself at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign...