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Imagining Herman Cain vs. Lord Voldemort on 'The Daily Show' (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Dec 8th 2011 7:30AM
Ralph Fiennes, 'Daily Show'Last night classically trained actor Ralph Fiennes -- a.k.a. Lord Voldemort in the 'Harry Potter' movies -- stopped by 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights., 11PM ET on Comedy Central) and, frankly, things got a little weird.

Host Jon Stewart asked Fiennes for his opinion on who would win in the unlikely event that former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain went up against Voldemort: "If they were in a sword fight, in your mind, who would be the victor?"

Fiennes pondered this briefly before saucily quipping, "Depends on the length of the wand."

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Jon Stewart Explains Why Perry's a Stronger Candidate Than Romney (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 9th 2011 4:22AM
'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'In breaking down the Republican debate that went down this week, Jon Stewart sided with the news organizations in saying that it's basically become a two-man race between Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. He explained the differences in their styles with two sound bites on 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central).

"I've put together a plan with a whole series of points of how we can get America's economy going again," Romney said during the debate. Stewart calls him "a guy with a multi-point, fact-based plan that he thinks can get the economy going."

Then there's Rick Perry. Stewart's quote from Perry was, "I hate cancer." His interpretation of Perry as a candidate: "A guy who will punch cancer in the f****** face."

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The Republican Debate Goes Wild on 'The Daily Show' (VIDEO)

by Laura Prudom, posted Aug 12th 2011 5:15AM
Daily Show Republican Debate AmesThe city of Ames, Iowa should be braced for chaos as the Republican party descends for the Ames Straw Poll, a fact that 'The Daily Show' (weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central) was only too happy to document last night.

A number of 'Daily Show' correspondents reported live from "Ames" (or a green screen backstage) to highlight the different candidates' presentations, from Santorum's homemade peach jelly to Pawlenty's deep fried butter.

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Jon Stewart and Larry Wilmore Discuss America's Debt on 'The Daily Show' (VIDEO)

by Laura Prudom, posted Aug 11th 2011 3:55AM
Larry Wilmore Daily ShowThe lights are on, China, but we're not home -- or so Larry Wilmore thinks we should pretend.

The hilarious actor and "Senior Black Correspondent" for 'The Daily Show' (weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central) dropped in to discuss Obama's presidency and the debt crisis with Jon Stewart.

Wilmore seems to think that the best defense is a good offense hiding place when China comes to collect on the $1.16 trillion America currently owes that country.

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Jon Stewart Talks About the London Riots on 'The Daily Show' (VIDEO)

by Laura Prudom, posted Aug 10th 2011 5:15AM
Jon Stewart London RiotsThough the ongoing London Riots are no laughing matter for anyone caught in the middle of them, we can always count on 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' (weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central) to put things into perspective while still giving us a good chuckle.

Jon Stewart summed things up fairly well in describing the escalation of violence: "As [the riots] spread through London and beyond, they became more rooted in proletarian rage/the desire for things stores normally make you pay for."

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Jon Stewart Mocks The Isle of Man's AAA Credit Rating (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Aug 9th 2011 6:55AM
'The Daily Show'Jon Stewart is still in shock over the US losing its AAA credit rating. Imagine, then, 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights., 11PM on Comedy Central) host's surprise when he found out that other, much much smaller countries have retained theirs.

Yes, the tough graders at Standard & Poor's have still awarded a triple-A rating to little places like Luxembourg, Norway and ... what's this? The Isle of Man?

They've given a better rating to a place with no industry and where big burly men "horse around in the pool all day"?!

Oh, no, that's Man Island. S&P's rated The Isle of Man, that itsy-bitsy British Crown Dependency in the Irish Sea. To Stewart's amazement, the tiny island, famous for its tail-less cats, three-legged signs and dangerous motorcycle races, actually has a better credit rating than the US.

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Jon Stewart Jokes About How Odd Twitter Account Names Sound on the News (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 28th 2011 5:16AM
'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'With the advent of Twitter into the social landscape, our news broadcasts have started sounding pretty strange. In the old days, when a news story wanted to talk about reader feedback, they had letters or man-on-the-street interviews, but social media has changed all that.

And, as Jon Stewart showed us on 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central), that's not all that's changed.

Now that we're getting instant responses and feedback from Twitter and other like sites, we're hearing Twitter handles instead of real people's names.

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Jon Stewart: President Obama Is Asking Us to Call Congress About the Debt Ceiling?! (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 27th 2011 4:19AM
'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'With the deadline looming to either raise the debt ceiling, or risk all kinds of potential trouble if we don't, Jon Stewart looked at the Presidential Address from Monday night on 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central). After all, the deadline is August 2nd, so he was expecting some harsh rhetoric.

Instead, Barack Obama turned to the American people. "If you want a balanced approach to reducing the deficit, let your member of Congress know," he pleaded. But you'd better do it soon, and you'd better hope they pick up.

"That's your idea?" Stewart asked, after a moment of stunned silence. "Call your Congressman? Did the president just quit?"

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Neil Patrick Harris Describes a Circus Move Stephen Colbert Showed Him (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 26th 2011 4:04AM
Neil Patrick Harris, 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'First of all, Jon Stewart paid a genuine compliment to Stephen Colbert on 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central). That's shocking alone, but the image Neil Patrick Harris created when describing a circus spin move Colbert knows was just as unexpected.

Colbert knows how to do "the spin move" -- which involves two people jumping up into his arms and then him spinning in a circle -- and after hearing both Harris and Stewart describe it we demand to see him perform this move for ourselves.

According to Stewart, "Two more years, he throws out a hip" doing this move, so we'll need to see it as soon as possible. Colbert is sure to watch this episode, because he'll want to clip out the bit where Stewart calls him "a multi-talented individual."

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15 Things We Love About 'The Daily Show'

by AOL TV Staff, posted Jul 22nd 2011 12:30PM
The Daily ShowToday marks the 15th anniversary of 'The Daily Show.' Yes, our favorite nightly news parody program is all grown up. Luckily the humor isn't showing its age -- it's often still just as infantile and hilarious as the day the show premiered.

Of course Jon Stewart wasn't always the host -- remember the Craig Kilborn days? -- but he's held the desk since 1999 and will forever be the best in the political satire game.

In honor of the show's epic achievement, with over 2,000 episodes, more than 70 correspondents and special contributors and 15 years of telling it like it is, we're counting down the 15 Things We Love About 'The Daily Show,' in no particular order.

[Editor's note: It was hard to limit this to 15. Here's to 15 more good years!]

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Jon Stewart and Author Scott Miller Discuss America's 'Commitments' Abroad (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 22nd 2011 5:31AM
Scott Miller, 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'Jon Stewart sat down with author Scott Miller to talk about one of our more forgotten presidents on 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central). Miller thinks William McKinley is overshadowed by his successor, Teddy Roosevelt, but McKinley led this country through a very pivotal time in our history.

His legacy as a president, according to Scott and worded by Stewart, is that "his warring ushered us into the Imperial Age."

But the best part was how diplomatically Scott phrased our international holdings and presence after McKinley. "He really introduced America to foreign affairs and provided commitments for us."

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Steve Carell Comes Back for Some Abuse From 'Papa Bear' Jon Stewart (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 21st 2011 9:45AM
Steve Carell on 'The Daily Show'Steve Carell's rise to superstardom really kicked off when he was a correspondent on 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central) from 1999-2005. From there, of course, he moved on to 'The Office,' where he reigned supreme until he left the show this past season.

As expected, Carell's talk with Jon Stewart was one of the funniest interviews we've seen on the show in a while. We loved Stewart trying to make Carell feel better after the cancellation of his show.

"Well, the show didn't get canceled," Carell told him. "The show continues."

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Jon Stewart Asks Former Pakistani President Musharraf About Bin Laden (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 20th 2011 11:15AM
Pervez Musharraf, 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'The last time Jon Stewart had Pervez Musharraf on 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central), he was the President of Pakistan.

Musharraf was in office from June 2001 until he resigned in August 2008, and he's been in self-imposed exile from Pakistan since his resignation. However, he has plans to return and run for president again in 2012.

But Stewart was more interested in the fact that Musharraf was president while a certain terrorist was holed up in Pakistan.

It was a very candid interview, and Musharraf gave some very direct answers to Stewart, who wasn't holding back in his questions.

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Daniel Radcliffe Never Stopped Being Excited About Harry Potter (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 19th 2011 3:48AM
Daniel Radcliffe, 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'It may have come as something of a shock to Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central), but hardcore fans of the 'Harry Potter' film franchise could tell that Daniel Radcliffe and his acting cohorts remained enthusiastic about the wonder they were creating every step of the way for the past decade.

If nothing else, the huge piles of cash and the fame had to have helped, but we give a lot of the credit to the sheer fun that must have gone into even the hardest days of shooting. It's just such a magical world to be able to play in.

Stewart was more impressed that they were able to navigate their teen years without becoming jaded by the whole experience, "because as a 14-year old, being jaded is in many ways your job."

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John Oliver Upgrades to Tom Hanks to Talk Last Shuttle Launch on 'Daily Show' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 15th 2011 3:48AM
Tom Hanks, 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'John Oliver was at the Kennedy Space Center for the last launch of the space shuttle Atlantis. To talk about this end of an era for 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central), he spoke with people at the launch, and even sat down with Apollo 13's Captain James Lovell.

While Lovell is a true American pioneer and a NASA legend, he didn't quite give Oliver the gravitas he was looking for in this pivotal moment. So Oliver upgraded to the fictional version: Tom Hanks.

"All peoples need to have certain goals, something to strive for, and in doing so, we reach beyond ourselves to achieve that which we did not think was possible. To give up on that dream is to give up on America," Hanks said dramatically, but Oliver still wasn't convinced it was epic enough. Maybe Forrest Gump?

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