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The Daily Show: January 8, 2007

by Annie Wu, posted Jan 9th 2007 11:21AM
Jon StewartA few things have happened while The Daily Show was on break ("We executed the Godfather of Soul, Gerald Ford?"), so, of course, the program started off with the hottest news: Manhattan's strange-smelling gas leak. Oh, Jon, how we've missed you.

"Autocratic Asphyxiation": Some members of the media promised to handle Saddam Hussein's execution in a tasteful way, but all that went out the window when CNN used a shiny, spinny "Hanging Hussein" graphic in the corner of their screen. Senior Hangmanalyst John Oliver reported on his visit to Hussein's execution. There was only light laughter for Oliver's "Hey! Is that your moustache or did your upper lip just throw up?" jeer, but I quite liked it."Donkey Business": The 110th Congress is now rocking the Hill... Nancy Pelosi, now the first female Speaker of the House, brought in a bunch of kids to hang out and touch the gavel and have ice cream and balloon animals or something. Anyway, it caused a bunch of people to immediately roll their eyes and groan, "Ugh. Women. Just show us your bewbs!" I may have made up that entire last portion.

Jason Jones filed a report about some people's proposals to give school personnel guns to protect students and others' proposals to use textbooks to shield students from bullets. This was a pretty solid report, I thought. Jones did very well and the video of the guy with the Glock .40 effectively made me lose faith in humanity all over again. So... nice work. Here's the video of the textbook guy pumping some lead into Houghton-Mifflin...

The night's guest was Louis CK, who has a new HBO special called Louis CK: Shameless. Yeah. "Shameless" was the right way to describe him. Not only did Louis CK suggest taking Dick Clark off the air, but he talked about how much he didn't care for one of his daughters. I laughed a lot (especially during his description of opening Christmas presents because that's exactly how I felt about having to deal with all those cords in Barbie boxes), but I think I groaned just as much. Jon half-jokingly started freaking out at one point and actually got up to pull Louis' chair away. It was a pretty good interview because I think we got a good taste of what we can expect from his stand-up special.

Jon/Stephen: Stephen Colbert dropped the ball when he failed to drop the Ball. Moment of Zen: Larry King, television personality and cryptkeeper, waiting for Hussein's hanging.

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2006, eh?

January 09 2007 at 3:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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