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This Week The Roots Became Comedy Central’s House Band

The most fabulous Roots crew have a new record out soon, and it looks like they’re raising awareness by any means necessary: whether that entails collaborating with a Fall Out boy (see “Birthday Girl“), enlisting a porn star in their video (ditto), or doing two live performances in three nights for Comedy Central. The first… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 16, 2008 - 11:37 am

Bill Gates Plans To Spend Retirement With Bono, Jay-Z, Jon Stewart, And Lots Of Democrats

It’s (Consumer Electronics) Show time in Vegas, and last night’s keynote address came packing a pop culture-savvy video designed to give some morale back to the John Hodgmanized ranks of the Microsoft fanboys, by putting their fearless leader in cute situations with lots of people that probably use Macs in real life (or, at least… More »

By: Stereogum / January 7, 2008 - 6:52 pm

Jon Stewart, Jimmy Kimmel Still Mining R. Kelly’s Closet For Laughs

Expect to see a lot of R. Kelly’s this Hallow’s Eve? Or maybe you think the Trapped In The Closet fun’s all played out? Oh, shit. (See, that never gets old.) Lest you think the parodies have run their course, Jimmy and Jon revived the franchise this week with fresh new takes on R.’s hi… More »

By: Stereogum / October 25, 2007 - 2:42 pm

The Daily Show Upgrades Its Web Presence

After 10+ years of The Daily Show and piggybacking on-line as part of the Comedy Central site, Jon Stewart and friends finally have their own bona fide web address. It launched yesterday at noon EST and is set to include almost a complete archive of past episodes chopped into various clips, but as of today… More »

By: Stereogum / October 19, 2007 - 6:30 pm

New R. Party Video – “Trapped In The Men’s Room”

Although Meet The Press occupies a slot in the Stereogum TiVO queue (true), it took the writers at The Daily Show to break down this Senator Larry Craig scandal in a manner that we could process: with a sweet R&B R. Kelly parody. Some of the Senator’s own words, punctuated with plot advances from Jo… More »

By: Stereogum / September 11, 2007 - 5:50 pm

Pat Benatar’s Passion, RIYL “Intuition”

“This summer, with a little help from Pat Benatar, JELL-O’s all about living passionately.” The iconic ’80s rocker has traded Candies for Gelatin fruit cups (and Cheyenne for her guitar-toting, soul patch-sporting partner, Neil Giraldo) on original jingle “Passion” which you can watch/download at (what, not on your bookmarks?). As far as the new… More »

By: Stereogum / August 3, 2007 - 9:56 am

Green Day Cover “The Simpsons Theme”

Remember that will-not-confirm-or-deny-anything 20th Century Fox intrigue over whether Green Day were in fact getting Groening’d? That lasted about two minutes? Internet’s fun like that. The internet’s also really good for radio rips, though this one’s really only a few seconds long. Green Day’s cover of the Danny Elfman penned theme to The Simpsons wa… More »

By: Stereogum / July 24, 2007 - 7:19 pm

Tom Waits Jokes With Jon Stewart, Dave Letterman

Another reason to love Jon Stewart: He’s (almost) visibly nervous to chat with Tom Waits! The iconic troubadour did the NYC talk show circuit this week, hitting Letterman on Monday and stopping by the Daily Show yesterday afternoon. Tom’s appearance wasn’t all talk, though. Here’s his performance of Real Gone’s “Day After Tomorrow,” with the… More »

By: Stereogum / November 29, 2006 - 1:44 pm

Crooked Rain People Can Slam A Cock

The A.V. Club asks Daily Show correspondent Rob Corrdry to do the iPod Shuffle…Pavement, “Stereo”
Oh wow, I’m awesome. Brighten The Corners? I would argue, the best Pavement record. The Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain people can slam a cock, because this is the best. I miss Pavement. I went and saw Stephen Malkmus live… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 26, 2006 - 10:24 am

Sufjan Stevens Picks Next State?

Indie rock’s John Philip Sousa talks to Filter.FILTER: Have you found people clamoring for you to write about their state?
SUFJAN STEVENS: It happens all the time. What I find most interesting is that my proposition has inspired all kinds of civic pride all over the U.S. People start telling me anecdotes about their small… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 21, 2006 - 10:17 am

The White Stripes Rock The Daily Show

Jon Stewart pointed out that music and news have always gone together.”I think we remember Zeppelin on Koppel … Brokaw: known as the Don Kirshner of news…”Who’s got MP3?

PREVIOUSLY: “We’ve never had a musical performance on the show before – not because we haven’t wanted one – but because we were holding outMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 1, 2005 - 11:32 pm

ReAct Now Concert

I’m at work now, lending a hand to the MTV/VH1/CMT Katrina Benefit Concert website. I’ll be here ’til at least 2 AM, but it’s for a good cause. Hopefully we’ll get some free Red Bull up in the joint.

It’s quite a line-up…The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Kanye West, Sheryl Crow, Paul McCartney, Ala… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 10, 2005 - 7:13 pm

Talking Hats

Steven Johnson, author of Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Today’s Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter visited The Daily Show yesterday.STEVEN JOHNSON: We grew up around the same time I think, in the ’70s. We watched some horrible programs. People remember Mary Tyler Moore and All In The Family
JON STEWART: Lidsville. More »

By: Stereogum / June 8, 2005 - 4:45 pm

Jon Stewart & Cameron Diaz Talk Politics & Religion

Watch Jon get his ass kissed on Oprah After The Show. And after the break — learn to dress ten pounds thinner! More »

By: Stereogum / April 20, 2005 - 10:22 am

Jon Stewart, Steve Carell, Puppy

Funny old Daily Show clip. I assume it was a rehearsal? Thanks Golden Fiddle for the link. More »

By: Stereogum / December 2, 2004 - 2:32 pm

Jon Stewart Internet Commercial

Can’t get enough Jon Stewart? Watch his exclusive commercial for America: The Book here (.wmv). The future of marketing is here, and it’s funny. More »

By: Stereogum / November 1, 2004 - 2:57 pm

Morrissey Hearts Jon Stewart

First, the post from, then the story behind his shirt…“With all my heart I urge people to vote against George Bush. Jon Stewart would be ideal, but John Kerry is the logical and sane move. It does not need to be said yet again, but Bush has single-handedly turned the United States into the… More »

By: Stereogum / October 28, 2004 - 9:20 pm

Jon Stewart Takes On Tucker Carlson

Highlights from Friday’s Crossfire (thanks Kevan for the heads up):

TUCKER CARLSON: You have a chance to interview the Democratic nominee. You asked him questions such as “How are you holding up? Is it hard not to take the attacks personally?” … Why not ask him a real question, instead of just suck u… More »

By: Stereogum / October 17, 2004 - 8:07 pm

The Jon Stewart Post

BILL O’REILLY: You actually have an influence on this presidential election. That is scary.
JON STEWART: If that were so, that would be quite frightening.
BILL O’REILLY: But it is. It’s true. I mean, you’ve got stoned slackers watching your dopey show every night, OK, and they can vote.

Read the whole transcript at… More »

By: Stereogum / September 23, 2004 - 5:25 pm

Stewart In ’08

Tonight from Boston it’s the Democratic National Convention. Featuring black people, trial lawyers, abortions for everybody, organized labor, godless sodomites, and celebrities who believe in their hearts they’re helping, but aren’t…

The Daily Show’s coverage of the Democratic National Convention was really funny. I especially enjoyed watching Jon Stewart tear CNN a new asshole… More »

By: Stereogum / July 30, 2004 - 1:24 pm