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Trevor Noah Is Already Proving a Curious Presence on 'The Daily Show' (video)

With his interruption of a pre-taped bit featuring Hasan Minhaj, South African comic Trevor Noah set an odd tone in a recent Daily Show episode.

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The Three Most Underappreciated 'Daily Show' Moments

These three segments may not be Jon Stewart's most popular ones, but they do represent him at his most intelligent, heartfelt, and, of course, downright funny.

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The Nightly Show's Big Problem Is Not What You Think It Is

Now with a decent amount of episodes under its belt, we can see that what Larry Wilmore is failing to emphasize is the show's greatest strength: himself.

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Political Humor and Its Diss Contents

Political humor brings a lot of joy and laughter into our often humdrum lives, but is our national laugh fest a good thing for the nation at large?

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Michael Moore vs. Jon Stewart: The Self-Destruction of the American Left

Michael Moore is a populist and Jon Stewart is an elitist. The blind liberal embrace of the superficial smugness of Stewart and detachment from the heroism of Moore is the most powerful and convincing illustration of the suicidal tendencies, moral bankruptcy, and spiritual decay of the American left.

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"I Get Recognized at Least Once a Day": An Interview with Kristen Schaal

She wrote The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex and is the Women's Issues Correspondent on The Daily Show. The upfront female comic sits down to talk to PopMatters about comedy, fame, and so much more ...

Adele Melander-Dayton
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In Praise of Silliness

They say you gotta laugh to keep from crying. A simple dose of pure silliness taken on a regular basis is much needed, these days.

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Is 'The Daily Show' the Home Shopping Network of Books?

Stewart and Colbert highlight books that are either new and relevant to the news of the day or just plain fascinating in some way. The short, humorous conversations key in on the most interesting elements of the books, and the authors usually have just enough time to make their case and whet my appetite for more.

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Does Late Night Still Matter? Jon Stewart

What does Jon Stewart have to do with Will Rogers and Mark Twain? The Rockist answers that, thanks to what he learns from a week of watching 'The Daily Show'.

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"And Now Your Moment of Zen": The Cultural Significance of 'The Daily Show'

The Daily Show is an intellectual respite from the self-aggrandizing sensationalism of traditional news sources, and as such, one can’t help but cringe a little at the idea that it, too, may have begun to take itself a bit too seriously.

Jeremy Griffin
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