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'Daily Show' Analyzes Survey Saying Congress Acted Like 'Spoiled Children' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 4th 2011 5:14AM
'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'In a recent CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey, 77 percent of people said they felt that politicians acted like 'spoiled children' in the weeks leading up to the debt-ceiling vote. Obviously all that posturing didn't sit well with voters on both sides of the political spectrum.

On 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central), Jon Stewart turned to his 'Analysis Mob' to break it down.

Approval of Congress dropped to 14 percent in the poll, which lead Stewart to ask his analysts how they would describe the current climate in Congress.

"Americans are a forgiving bunch," said Jason Jones. "I see Congress more as a bunch of monkeys, high-fiving each other in celebration, having forgotten that mere moments ago they were throwing their own feces."

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Kyle Chandler Could Join FX's 'Powers,' Juju Chang Exits 'GMA' and More TV News

by Jean Bentley, posted Mar 30th 2011 6:00PM
Kyle ChandlerCoach and Mrs. Coach could be reunited soon -- sort of.

According to Deadline, 'Friday Night Lights' star Kyle Chandler is being courted to star in a new FX drama, 'Powers.' The show is a procedural that takes place in a world where superpowers are normal (not to be confused with TV Squad's most-anticipated fall pilot, '17th Precinct,' a procedural that takes place in a world where magic is normal), and Chandler is reportedly reading the script now.

Chandler's 'FNL' costar Connie Britton has already signed on to star in Ryan Murphy's 'American Horror Story' at the network, meaning the Taylors could soon be network costars, if not on the same show. (Hey, take what you can get. It's way more real than those recurring 'FNL' dreams ...)

In other TV news ...

BET's 'The Game' went out with a bang last night. The recently revived sitcom got 4.4 million viewers for its season finale, more than twice what it averaged when it aired on The CW. In other ratings news, ABC's 'Body of Proof' premiered well, attracting an audience of 13.9 million viewers in the post-'Dancing With the Stars' time slot. [THR, NY Times]

'Good Morning America' host Juju Chang is leaving the show -- to report for 'Nightline' full time. Replacing Chang as news reader on 'GMA' is ESPN anchor Josh Elliott, who has been co-hosting the morning edition of 'SportsCenter.' [TV Guide]

Your obligatory Charlie Sheen news update: the king of winning will appear in a guest spot on Drew Carey's new GSN improv show, 'Improv-a-ganza' -- but the cameo was filmed way back in the pre-tiger blood days of January. [EW]

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Daily Show's Jason Jones Heads to Primetime

by Brad Trechak, posted Feb 25th 2010 9:19AM
Jason Jones'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' correspondent Jason Jones is starring in an ABC pilot 'How to Be a Better American.' Remember when it used to be that to find the next generation of comedy talent, one only had to look at the cast of 'Saturday Night Live?' Well, it's sort of the same, except that now the industry looks to the cast of 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.'

Jones is married to fellow 'Daily Show' correspondent Samantha Bee. It wouldn't be surprising if Bee made a few appearances on the show as well. If the show ends up as a ratings success, then Jones joins the ranks of Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Ed Helms, Rob Corddry and Rob Riggle (among others) as having launched their careers from behind the 'Daily Show' desk.

The show is about a father who involves his family on a personal journey to become a better person and they don't want to go. What do you think? Does it sound like a winner?

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What You Missed Last Night: The Daily Show predicts the future!

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 14th 2010 1:00PM
Every day on the morning shows, daytime shows, and cable shows, we see various "experts" and "trendspotters" who tell us what fashion, food, toy, and/or tech product is going to be the next big thing. Often these are ridiculous predictions, as The Daily Show pointed out last night.

I'd write more, but my flowers are boiling over.

[Watch clips and episodes of The Daily Show and other shows at SlashControl.]

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What You Missed Last Night: William Shatner does Sarah Palin

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 28th 2009 11:30AM
You knew that when Sarah Palin gave her incomprehensible farewell speech the other day the late night shows would jump on it. The Daily Show did it last night, and so did The Colbert Report. But I didn't expect William Shatner to add his semi-musical take. This is from last night's Tonight Show.

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Daily Show's Jason Jones brings more fake news to the Middle East

by Annie Wu, posted Jun 18th 2009 2:02PM
jason jones in iran
Stephen Colbert may have made big news recently when he took his show on the road for a second time and performed for the troops in Iraq, but don't forget the other guy bringing fake news to the Middle East! Daily Show has been airing correspondent Jason Jones's reports from Iran, which were taped over the past month or so. Check out how many pockets are on that vest. He clearly means journalistic business.

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What You Missed Last Night: The Daily Show visits The New York Times

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 11th 2009 11:25AM
I hope that print journalism survives forever, but this Daily Show visit to the offices of The New York Times is hysterical, from the newsreel voice that Jason Jones uses to narrate the piece to his asking "tell me what's in the paper that happened today." (And if you're wondering why Jon Stewart is surrounded by coffee-related items, it's part of his response to Morning Joe).

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c
End Times
www.thedailyshow.com



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How I Met Your Mother: As Fast As She Can

by Joel Keller, posted May 12th 2009 12:45AM
HIMYM: As Fast As She Can(S04E23) Earlier today, I received a rough-cut copy of HIMYM's season finale. I was all giddy and wanted to pop it in the DVD player right away, but I wanted to wait until I saw tonight's episode first, figuring it would set up the finale, as it did in past seasons. This episode does so, at least a little bit. But the most important part of the story -- the results of Ted's chance meeting with Stella on that street corner -- was at once disappointing and refreshing.

Confused? Well journey with me after the jump and I'll tell you why.

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Did The Daily Show really need to be live last night? - VIDEO

by Joel Keller, posted Jan 21st 2009 1:02PM
TDS InaugurationWhen the folks at The Daily Show announced that they were going to do a live broadcast from Washington on Inauguration Day, I'm sure a lot of people envisioned Jon Stewart behind a desk in some D.C.-area college auditorium, with up-to-the-minute field reports and maybe even a brief appearance from President Obama ... or at least someone near and dear to him.

What we got was Stewart sitting behind his New York desk, and ... pretty much a normal episode of TDS. In fact, nothing about it indicated to me that they needed to make it live. The only parts that came from the nation's capital, in fact, were a shot of reporter Wyatt Cenac at the Youth Inaugural Ball and a satellite interview with Bishop Gene Robinson, who did the invocation at the Lincoln Memorial concert on Monday.

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Election Night: Comedy Central - VIDEO

by Annie Wu, posted Nov 5th 2008 1:02AM
Jon and Stephen
It's fantastic to see Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert team up on something other than an award show (not that I'm complaining about super-adorable Stewart/Colbert/Carell hugs, which warm my otherwise bitterly cold heart). It will be interesting to see how the boys react to the live results, but I'm most interested in seeing how Stephen Colbert stays in character. Check back later for videos Click on the jump for the full episode!

10:05: Man, those intros were hardcore. And how long is that bird going to stay on Stephen's shoulder? I'm waiting for a startled poo. I'm still not used to seeing Jon and Stephen together. It's too much awesome.

10:12: Hi, Jason Jones! Nice to see -- Whoa, what just happened? Something flashed on the screen, but I didn't catch it. Suddenly compelled to join the military, though.

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How I Met Your Mother: Shelter Island

by Joel Keller, posted Oct 20th 2008 10:27PM
HIMYM: Shelter Island
(S04E05) Ah... now I get it.

Now I get why Bays and Thomas wrote Sarah Chalke's character of Stella to be so incredibly dull that it invokes tears. I get why, despite the fact that Chalke has comedic acting skills to spare, she essentially played straight man to Ted and the rest of the Scooby gang. And I get why, even though Ted has professed that he was in love with her and wanted to be with her forever, it seemed like this was the worst chemistry Ted's ever had with a girlfriend.

I get all of it now, and now it all makes complete sense.

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Daily Show's Jones and Bee to star in CBS sitcom - VIDEO

by Annie Wu, posted Oct 14th 2008 11:03AM
Jones and BeeTime for a bit of news about our favorite real couple in fake news! Daily Show correspondents Jason Jones and Samantha Bee have signed on to co-write and co-star in a CBS comedy. Jones will star as a celebrity chef and Bee will play one of the two ladies that run his most likely Rachael Ray-esque empire. Some semblance of hilarity will ensue, hopefully.

Doing a sitcom be a departure from what TDS fans are used to seeing from these two. I can only vaguely remember Bee's one or two, super-brief sitcom guest spots and and the only non-TDS thing I remember Jones doing was that weird crafting battle show on Style. No, I did not dream that; there was definitely a show called Craft Corner Deathmatch. It was extreme as it sounds, with a lot of intense hot glue and bric-a-brac.

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The Daily Show: September 5, 2008 - VIDEOS

by Annie Wu, posted Sep 6th 2008 12:23PM
Jon StewartBefore we jump right into things, let's take a moment to think about just how amazing these past two weeks of Daily Show have been. The program has always been pretty solid, but both the Democratic National Convention and the Republican National Convention have provided beautiful fodder for both Jon and the correspondents, who seem to have finally hit their stride. This particular group of correspondents works best when they're all teamed up, and it really showed during convention coverage. From Jason Jones and Samantha Bee sucking face in front of hapless interviewees to Rob Riggle and Wyatt Cenac grillin' up some arugula in an elitist parking lot. TDS is taking another break next week and, boy, do they deserve it.

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The Daily Show: September 3, 2008 - VIDEOS

by Annie Wu, posted Sep 4th 2008 9:24AM
The Daily ShowSome correspondents reported on the real reason why Republicans have gathered in Minnesota, and as it turns out, it's just to check out Larry Craig's old Minnesota airport stall. I think most audience members missed John Oliver's sneaky tweaking of the word "clockwork", unfortunately. However, the audience didn't miss any of Jason Jones' stall activities, which were especially disturbing, whereas Aasif Mandvi's handicap stall antics were just fabulous. I wonder if those dancers were just hapless interns roped into a scene. Also, the dancing reminded me of a beautiful moment from one of Stephen Colbert's old Daily Show reports, forever immortalized in this hypnotizing GIF. In other news, The Daily Show must be the only reason why Jimmy Dean Chocolate Chip Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick is still in existence.

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The Daily Show: September 2, 2008 - VIDEOS

by Annie Wu, posted Sep 3rd 2008 12:01PM
The Daily Show
The Daily Show
team must be exhausted. Last week was Tuesday through Friday on-location coverage of the Democratic National Convention in Colorado, and this week is the same from the Republican National Convention in Minnesota. I can't even imagine how new mommy-again Samantha Bee has been handling this, returning at the busiest time in months.

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