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Jon Stewart Wants to See a Film on Martin Scorsese's Childhood (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 18th 2011 3:45AM
Martin Scorsese, 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'Martin Scorsese came on 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central) to find a host who was genuinely excited about his latest project. Jon Stewart had seen 'Hugo' the night before, and really enjoyed it. Scorsese was excited to have been able to make a movie his young children could watch.

But by the time he left the show, it was his own childhood Stewart was suddenly fascinated with. Scorsese painted a picture of him being sequestered into one room of an apartment because of health issues. He wasn't allowed to run and play with the other kids, or even laugh, he said. This, Stewart declared, would make a great film.

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Colbert Sets Up Demonstration to Pepper Spray a 10-Year Old Boy (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 17th 2011 4:30AM
'The Colbert Report'At 4'10' and 84 years old, you might not think the woman pepper-sprayed at the Occupy Seattle event deserved such treatment, but Stephen Colbert was assured when authorities said that pepper spray is no more harmful for children or the elderly than it is for adults. So he set out to prove this on 'The Colbert Report' (Weeknights, 11:30PM ET on Comedy Central).

He invited a 10-year old boy to come up to the desk and then prepare to get pepper sprayed. After all, if it's good enough for great-grandma, than it's good enough for this innocent young man. Of course, no one was actually hurt, and especially because Colbert mock-sprayed himself, but it was a strong visual representation of how ridiculous the statement was. If only they'd offered the old woman some Gogurt.

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Jon Stewart Refuses to Believe Diane Keaton That Woody Allen Is Handsome (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 17th 2011 4:15AM
Diane Keaton, 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'When Jon Stewart was growing up there were two different worlds happening. There was the world of infinite possibilities in which Diane Keaton was dating Woody Allen, and then there was the more expected one where she was involved with Warren Beatty. On 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central), she defended Allen, saying that he was handsome.

This, Stewart simply couldn't believe. She didn't make it any more believable when she cited Woody's glasses as one of the reasons he was handsome. Because near-sightedness is what all the ladies are looking for, Stewart presumed. But everyone knows women aren't as hung up on looks as men are, and so maybe she was attracted to Allen's wit and charm.

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'South Park' Takes on Penn State Scandal Through a Social Worker's Bad Jokes (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 17th 2011 4:00AM
'South Park' takes on Penn State scandalTaking advantage of their speedy production time, this week's installment of 'South Park' (Wed., 10PM ET on Comedy Central) may have been about Kenny and his siblings being taken from their white trash parents and put into foster care, but it had another thread running throughout the narrative in the form of their CPS social worker.

Apparently, he was more concerned about his comedy career than making sure the kids were put into good homes. To lighten the mood he continuously cracked jokes about the scandal at Penn State. The jokes were in terrible taste, but having them told through an unlikable character who was clearly being inappropriate was a very shrewd tactic by Parker and Stone.

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Elijah Wood and Stephen Colbert Compare 'LOTR' Sting Swords (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 16th 2011 4:00AM
Elijah Wood, 'The Colbert Report'Elijah Wood may have come on to 'The Colbert Report' (Weeknights, 11:30PM ET on Comedy Central) to promote his work on 'Happy Feet Two,' but he knew that the conversation would eventually make its way to Middle Earth. Stephen Colbert is absolutely one of the biggest 'Lord of the Rings' fans on the planet.

As a treat, Wood brought one of the actual Sting swords he used during the filming of the trilogy, but of course Colbert already has one, presented to him by director Peter Jackson. So the two squared off in an impossible Sting vs. Sting battle. It's too bad no orcs were nearby so both swords could glow.

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Jon Stewart Presents the Defense Jerry Sandusky Should Have Used (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 16th 2011 3:30AM
'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'After hearing Jerry Sandusky being interviewed by Bob Costas about his alleged inappropriate contact with young boys, Jon Stewart was stunned on 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central) by his weak defense.

"Sandusky: You're a defensive coordinator," he said. "You should have been able to coordinate a better defense."

When asked by Costas if he was attracted to young boys, the former Penn State coach didn't vehemently deny it. Instead, he gave a meandering response that did deny attraction, but not as definitively as it probably should have. So Stewart presented a defense Sandusky should maybe have implemented two decades ago.

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Jon Stewart Wonders If Adam Sandler Makes Any Decisions For Himself (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 11th 2011 4:00AM
Adam Sandler, 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'Any chance of talking about 'Jack & Jill' went right out the door when Adam Sandler walked onto 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central) wearing a thick brown corduroy shirt. He explained that he was wearing it for his wife, who'd decided it was time he updated his look.

He went on to say that he'd hoped to stick around New York to catch the Jets game, but that his wife and kids told him that he could watch the game on television back in LA, so he was headed home instead. This led Jon Stewart to wonder when the last time was that Adam Sandler made a decision for himself.

According to Sandler, the sweet spot for independence is between 1AM and 6AM. That's when he's a wild man!

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Alien Pilgrims From Space on 'South Park' (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Nov 10th 2011 9:15AM
'South Park'Holiday time in 'South Park' (Wed., 10PM ET on Comedy Central) is always eventful and more than a little weird. Having been assured that everything they've been told about Native Americans being from space is untrue, the kids are on the couch (natch) as the door is blown open by a pilgrim asking "Why hast thy race sent me to earth?!"

Pretty soon the the kids find themselves mixed up in an ancient feud between alien Pilgrims from space and the Native Americans. Both groups are fighting to control the valuable "stuffing mines."

Of course, this being 'South Park,' it ends in violence, but we do learn a valuable lesson: Alien pilgrims from space have a very nasty test to tell if you're lying about being one-sixteenth Native American.

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Nancy Pelosi Talks Effective Government, Burns Republicans on 'Daily Show' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 10th 2011 4:30AM
Nancy Pelosi, 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'When you hear the expression "bless his heart," or some variation thereof, it usually means the person speaking things the person they're talking about is incredibly misguided or confused. But they're still a really nice person. That's how Nancy Pelosi described Republicans on 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central).

The Democratic leader in Congress talked about the struggles Congress is having in figuring out how to govern effectively, while spending perhaps a bit too much time touting the higher popularity it enjoyed when it was controlled by the Democrats. 40% is more than 9%, but it's still a failing grade.

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Stephen Colbert Tells Seth Meyers He Wants to Host 'SNL' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 9th 2011 3:45AM
Seth Meyers, 'The Colbert Report'When Seth Meyers took time out from a busy week of preparations for a new 'Saturday Night Live' to appear on 'The Colbert Report' (Weeknights, 11:30PM ET on Comedy Central), an interesting question was raised.

It was when Stephen Colbert professed his interest in being an 'SNL' host that things got interesting. Meyers asked if he could do any characters -- itself a funny question considering that Colbert is essentially a character -- and he did a relatively awful Robert De Niro impression. But how would Colbert host? Would he be 'Colbert Report' Stephen or would he be himself?

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Bill Clinton Talks the Economy And His New Book on 'The Daily Show' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 9th 2011 3:30AM
Bill Clinton, 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'Bill Clinton may not be president anymore, but he's still very much invested in the future of this country, and presents his strategy for creating jobs and climbing out of this economic downturn. More than that, though, his new book 'Back to Work' uses historical trends and data to instill hope in America that this is not an inevitable downward spiral. On 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central) he talked passionately about the state of the country.

You could tell that Clinton is very focused on the importance of hope and patience for the American public. He even managed to stay on task when Jon Stewart couldn't resist slipping in a joke at Herman Cain's expense, related to the sexual harassment allegations. Clinton just kept on pressing his message.

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Colbert Explains How Rep. Larry Taylor's Bigotry Happened (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 8th 2011 5:15AM
'The Colbert Report'When Texas state Representative Larry Taylor used the expression "Jew him down," he immediately knew he'd made a mistake. It was a split second before he followed with, "That's probably a bad term." Stephen Colbert broke down what happened on 'The Colbert Report' (Weeknights, 11:30PM ET on Comedy Central).

Using a photograph, he drew on it enough to make John Madden proud in laying out the two sides of Taylor's brain. One side houses ethnic stereotypes, Colbert explained, while the other knows they are wrong. But in Taylor's brain they got separated, meaning the right side said it and the left side didn't know what was happening until it entered his left ear, "triggering the medula-I-f*****-up-a-lotta."

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Jon Stewart Thinks Clint Eastwood Would Have Been a Great G-Man (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 8th 2011 3:30AM
Clint Eastwood, 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'Clint Eastwood has a rare perspective on J. Edgar Hoover that he brought to light in his biopic of the man, 'J.Edgar.' On 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central) he talked about his younger years when he would hear Hoover on the radio or read about him in the paper.

"It was a non-information age," Eastwood said of the times. "Hoover was always thought of the head cop, head G-Man, all that sort of thing."

Later, Jon Stewart realized that Eastwood himself had that same sort of presence, but he couldn't quite put his finger on it. Eastwood, though, knew exactly what it was. "You feel very safe around me," he said.

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Colbert Sexually Harasses His Intern to Help Raise Money for His Super PAC (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 4th 2011 5:00AM
'The Colbert Report'Herman Cain's campaign continues to be rocked by sexual harassment allegations, with a third woman now coming forward. And yet, as discussed on 'The Colbert Report' (Weeknights, 11:30PM ET on Comedy Central), these allegations are having absolutely no impact on Cain's ability to raise money.

This gave Stephen Colbert a brilliant idea to help him raise even more money for Colbert Super PAC. He trotted out Jay the Intern and, to protect his anonymity, had him put on a leather fetish mask. Then, as Colbert started to feed him strawberries through the zippered hole -- all of which seems pretty normal to us -- a 'Technical Difficulties' graphic went up.

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As Long As Congress Is Wasting Time, Stewart Has Some New Motto Suggestions (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 4th 2011 4:45AM
'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'Jon Stewart spends much of his time on 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central) marveling at government waste and the ridiculousness of what's going on, both in Washington and in the media.

When politicians get a camera thrust in their face or a crowd of people around them, they're pounding the gavel that Congress and the American government need to get focused on finding a way to create jobs for American people. But what is Congress doing? Reaffirming 'In God We Trust' as our national motto.

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