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.
This month’s edition is unsurprisingly Letterman-heavy. David Letterman ended his 33-year late-night run on a ratings high note, as nearly 14 million people tuned into his last show. His retirement gave the media an opportunity to reflect on the late-night format and its place in American culture.
As for us Colbert fans, we are now entering the final stretch before The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s September premiere. The Ed Sullivan Theater has been cleared and is undergoing renovations; the staff has already started working on the show; Stephen made his first official appearance as Late Show host at the CBS upfront presentation; and the promotion for the show should be starting any time now (the sooner the better!).
Season four of David Steinberg’s comedy interview series “Inside Comedy” premiered last night on Showtime with guests Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart.
Stephen Colbert’s interview was taped way back in October 2014 on the set of ‘The Colbert Report’, where addresses his transition from ‘The Colbert Report’ to David Letterman’s chair later this year, while Jon Stewart’s interview was taped back in January 2015 before he had announced his departure from ‘The Daily Show’.
With April behind us, there are only four months left until Late Show with Stephen Colbert starts! (!!) Sadly, that also means there are only three months left of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. For now though, the good news is that Jon has been giving new interviews, and those are always a treat!
In this edition of In The Press, we also catch up with The Nightly Show and The Late Late Show, the new kids on the block of late-night TV, who are still trying to find their footing, as well as their audience. Have you guys been watching either (or both) show(s) regularly?
Finally, late night writers talk about improv and submitting writing packets… and stir up some controversy!
On Monday nights episode of ‘The Daily Show‘, Jon Stewart announced the date of his final episode as host. After more than 16 years as host, Jon will sign off for the final time on August 6th, 2015, saying “I will be wearing a suit. I will more than likely be showered.” Responding to the disappointment of the studio audience, he added: “I’m sorry’ I will be wearing overalls and I won’t shower. So I hope that you will join us for that program.”
Jon also informed viewers that they can win tickets to the taping of his final show by going to Omaze.
‘The New York Times‘ reports that “Comedy Central said ‘The Daily Show’ would go on hiatus for the rest of summer after Mr. Stewart’s departure and relaunch with Mr. Noah some time in the fall. A start date for Mr. Noah has not been announced.”
In this month’s catch up we have interviews with Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, Kevin Bartini, Meredith Scardino and Aasif Mandvi, new projects from David Javerbaum and Samantha Bee, a ‘Goodfellas’ panel hosted by Jon Stewart, more honours for Neil deGrasse Tyson and a clip from the Second City archives featuring Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert.