Jun 27

Comedy Central Farewells Jon Stewart with ‘Daily Show’ Marathon

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As Comedy Central bids a heartfelt #jonvoyage to the incomparable Jon Stewart, a celebration of his 16-year plus tutelage at the helm of “The Daily Show” is in order. It all begins when Comedy Central takes epic binge watching to the next level with “Your Month of Zen” featuring a continuous stream of more than 2,000 episodes of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” starting tomorrow, June 26 at noon ET with Jon’s first show as host on January 11, 1999 and culminates on the night of his last show on Thursday, August 6 at 7:17 p.m. ET. “Your Month of Zen” will be available at thedailyshow.com/monthofzen and the Comedy Central App.

For audiophiles, Comedy Central Radio (channel 95) on SiriusXM will join the stream starting on Saturday, August 1 at 7:00 a.m. ET through Monday, August 3 at 7:00 a.m. The 48-hour weekend event dubbed “Jon Voyage,” will also be available through the SiriusXM App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.

Source: Comedy Central Press.

Jun 16

Comedy Central Launches Emmy Campaign

Comedy Central Launches Emmy Campaign With Big Social Media Push

Comedy Central is going big for the launch of its Emmys for your consideration campaign.

In what the network believes is a first, it is simultaneously releasing a video of some of its finest moments from the past year (see below) across all of its multiplatorm channels — from ComedyCentral.com to YouTube to SnapChat Discover to Facebook. The network says it has 140 million fans across these platforms.

“We are celebrating our talent certainly with Emmy voters, but also with our fans as well,” says Walter Levitt, Comedy Central’s Chief Marketing Officer.

[…] “They are incredible, iconic moments,” Levitt says. “We screen lots of episodes of our content and try to find the moments that best represent the incredible talent we have at Comedy Central. The team did an amazing job of highlighting all of our franchises in a way that is both fun and celebratory.”

Full Article: The Hollywood Reporter.

Mar 31

Comedy Central Names Trevor Noah as the Next Host of ‘The Daily Show’

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Trevor Noah has been selected to become the next host of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning “The Daily Show,” it was announced today by Michele Ganeless, president, Comedy Central. His show’s premiere will be announced at a later date.

Noah joined “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” in 2014 as a contributor. He made his U.S. television debut in 2012 on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and has also appeared on “Late Show with David Letterman,” becoming the first South African stand-up comedian to appear on either late night show. Born in South Africa to a black South African mother and a white European father, he has successfully become the top comedian in Africa. Noah has hosted numerous television shows including his own late night talk show in his native country, “Tonight with Trevor Noah.”

“Trevor Noah is an enormous talent. He has an insightful and unique point of view, and most importantly, is wickedly funny,” said Ganeless. “For the next host of ‘The Daily Show,’ we set out to find a fresh voice who can speak to our audience with a keen take on the events of the day, and we found that in Trevor. He has a huge international following and is poised to explode here in America, and we are thrilled to have him join Comedy Central.”

“It’s an honor to follow Jon Stewart. He and the team at ‘The Daily Show’ have created an incredible show whose impact is felt all over the world,” said Noah. “In my brief time with the show they’ve made me feel so welcome. I’m excited to get started and work with such a fantastic group of people.”

Said Jon Stewart: “I’m thrilled for the show and for Trevor. He’s a tremendous comic and talent that we’ve loved working with…In fact, I may rejoin as a correspondent just to be a part of it!!!”

Source: Comedy Central Press

Feb 28

In The Press – February 2015 Edition

Stephen Colbert news When news stories fall through the cracks, we here at Colbert News Hub find them for a post we call, In The Press.

Hello hubsters! My name is Louise, and I am your new “In The Press” correspondent. After lurking for a couple of years, I was given the opportunity to help the Nation keep up with the most important news of all: everything Colbert-related!

In February, Stephen reappeared for the first time since The Colbert Report ended, accompanied by a beard that didn’t go unnoticed, to say the least. But the big story last month came from former colleague Jon Stewart who announced he would be leaving The Daily Show later this year. We were all taken by surprise, if not by the decision itself (Jon had been hinting at the possibility for a while), then certainly by its timing, as most of us were expecting him to go through another Indecision cycle. Sadly, this wasn’t the only upsetting news out of the world of TV and journalism. Within the span of just three days, NBC’s Nightly News anchor Brian Williams got a six-month suspension, CBS correspondent Bob Simon died in a car accident, and New York Times writer David Carr died of lung cancer complications.

Almost two months after the news broke, we still don’t know when Jon Stewart will be leaving exactly, or who is going to replace him. People who looked like obvious candidates (Jessica Williams, Samantha Bee, Jason Jones) have already taken themselves out of the running.

Who would you guys want to see become the next host of The Daily Show, and how do you see the show changing in a post-Jon Stewart era? Also, what do you expect and/or want to see in Jon’s last episode?

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Nov 27

Stephen Colbert Featured in Comedy Central’s All-Stars Non-Denominational Christmas Special

“Worlds collide as the stars of Comedy Central come together for the first ever All-Star Non-Denominational Christmas Special. Starring John Michael Higgins, this night of seasonal celebration features a variety of Comedy Central personalities presenting the most awesome Advent calendar ever.”

The special features Workaholics, The Colbert Report, @midnight, Key & Peele, Drunk History, Broad City, Nathan For You, Reno 911!, Kroll Show, Larry Wilmore, Trip Tank and Review, and airs Thanksgiving weekend, Thursday to Sunday 10/9c.

(Thank you to CN Helper for the Tip!)