John Oliver will take over as guest host of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” on Monday, June 10 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. Oliver will serve as host of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning series for the eight weeks of original episodes that are scheduled during Jon Stewart’s hiatus to direct his first feature film, “Rosewater.” Stewart will return on Tuesday, September 3. Scheduled guests for Oliver’s first week include Seth Rogen (June 10), Armando Iannucci (June 11), a musical performance by Mavis Staples (June 12) and Fareed Zakaria (June 13).
“Don’t worry, it’s still going to be everything that you love about ‘The Daily Show,’ just without the thing that you love the most about it,” said Oliver.
Full Article: Comedy Central Press.
More recently, Colbert, 48, married with three kids and living in Montclair, N.J., announced a legit political endeavor: He would help his sister Elizabeth Colbert Busch, who’s running for a House seat in their home state, South Carolina, by hosting fundraisers in Washington, D.C., and New York. Such off-hour antics have been a boon for The Colbert Report, which for the first time since its October 2005 debut is beating Jay Leno’s The Tonight Show in the key 18-to-49 demo while scoring an average nightly audience of nearly 2 million viewers.
With a cache of critical kudos (28 Emmy noms and two wins) and the least predictable guest lineup (Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales, pig-farmer geneticist Carl Blake, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor), Colbert is the meta-quirk king of New York’s late-night universe.
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NEW YORK, April 4, 2013 – They’re all fighting for third place now. For the first time, “The Colbert Report” has overtaken “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” among Adults 18-49 for a full quarter to give COMEDY CENTRAL the #1 and #2 late night talk shows in the key advertiser demographic, joining “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” at the top of the ratings charts. The multiple Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning series also continued their long-standing dominance among younger viewers finishing the quarter as the most-watched late night talks shows in all of television, both broadcast and cable, among Adults 18-34, Adults 18-24, Adults 25-34, Men 18-49, Men 18-34 and Men 18-24. TheDailyShow.com and ColbertNation.com maintained their industry-leading positions as the top late night talk shows in digital during 1Q 2013 leading the field among Total Visits, Unique Visitors, Total Minutes/Time Spent and Videos Streamed. (source: Nielsen Media Research, most current data, original episodes only, 12/31/12-3/31/13; comScore MediaMetrix, 1/1/13-2/28/13).
Mr. Stewart, the stand-up satirist and “Daily Show” host, said on Tuesday that he would direct his first movie, a drama called “Rosewater,” from a screenplay that he wrote.
The movie — which will require a 12-week absence from his duties on “The Daily Show” — is an adaptation of the 2011 book “Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity and Survival,” by Maziar Bahari and Aimee Molloy.
“I am a television person who is accustomed to having a thought at 10 a.m. and having it out there at 6:30 p.m. and moving on, so this is a little scary, yes,” Mr. Stewart said by telephone.
“Rosewater” will cost an estimated $30 million to $40 million to make, with financing coming from Gigi Pritzker’s Odd Lot Entertainment. Scott Rudin; Ms. Pritzker, the Hyatt heiress; and Mr. Stewart are producing the film. Casting is still in its early stages; 60 to 80 people will ultimately be involved, and shooting could begin overseas as soon as June.
John Oliver, a regular contributor to the program, on Comedy Central, will serve as guest host for eight weeks of new shows, and the four other weeks Mr. Stewart will be gone are expected to coincide with the show’s annual summer hiatus.
“One of the reasons we are in this business is to challenge ourselves,” Mr. Stewart said, “and I really connected to Maziar’s story. It’s a personal story but one with universal appeal about what it means to be free.”
Full Interview: The New York Times.
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Congratulations to ‘The Daily Show’ staff who have been nominated for a GLAAD Award.
Outstanding Talk Show Episode
- “At Home with Neil Patrick Harris, His Fiancé David Burtka, & Their Twins” – Oprah’s Next Chapter (OWN)
- “Autoshop Restores Bullied Gay Student’s Car for Free” -The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Syndicated)
- “Bishop Gene Robinson” – The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
- “Marriage Equality” – The Suze Orman Show (CNBC)
- “The Husband Who is Now a Woman and the Daughter Who is Now a Son” – The Jeff Probst Show (Syndicated)
Full List of Nominees: GLAAD.org
‘The Daily Show With Jon Stewart’ correspondent Wyatt Cenac has decided to leave the Comedy Central program, the cable network confirmed. Cenac, who has been on ‘The Daily Show’ since 2008, will stay on through the remainder of the year, which means three more weeks as the last Daily Show for 2012 tapes on Thursday, December 13.
“Jon and the staff wish him the best in his future endeavors,” a rep for Comedy Central said.
There are no immediate plans to hire a replacement for Cenac as ‘The Daily Show’ does not have a set number of correspondents.
Source: Deadline Hollywood
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It’s been a long time coming, but we’re finally treated to a new Toss on Election Night. Just don’t spoil the results for Stephen!!