Mr. Petus handed his official ruling, written on a napkin and witnessed by "Terry the Trucker," to his boss to be fed-ex'd to the State Capitol first thing Monday morning. The effect of Mr. Petus's ruling was not immediately clear.
More than half a decade ago, I wrote some thoughts about the future of comedy in the digital age. Without much modesty I can say that some of my asses...
Time and experience could refine and perfect technical performance problems, but one critical flaw will always remain: Trevor Noah is an intellectual lightweight. With the astounding dumbing-down of our culture he may well be the perfect successor to Stewart.
"Daily Show" correspondent Jordan Klepper gets super depressed after learning more about the Illinois budget crisis The Illinois state budget stalem...
The occasion is this year's Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival, this weekend, October 24th and 25th, and the delightful subject is Jessica Williams, who will receive -- along with award-winning actress Ebony Jo-Ann -- the inaugural Reel Sisters Hattie McDaniel Award.
Our culture offers an abundance of standup comedians today, but storytellers and monologists are a rarity, so I was pleased to learn that Hasan Minhaj is about to start previews of Homecoming King at the Cherry Lane Theatre.
Popular culture is no stranger to archaeology. The subject has made its way into some of America's favorite movies, TV shows and video games. But archaeology has most often been referenced in popular culture as a novelty, and much of that is a result of its most famous pop-culture icon, Indiana Jones.
In the days and weeks leading up to the premiere of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, there was much speculation about who Stephen Colbert actually was, how much of what we'd seen up until now was a made up persona, and which version of whom would be hosting The Late Show.
As viewers, we turned to Stewart when democracy was losing the plot. We charged him with the numinous task of separating the real from the unreal, the empty rhetoric from the suffering it caused.
Jon Stewart reminded us that while democracy (and life) is funny, it can also be intermittently devastating, and leave the pausing complex thinkers eating the tyranny of inanities left by the panting race of power-obsessed double-dealers.
A 17-year relationship ended just like that and I have no idea how I will go on. Okay, it was with a married man and I knew that sooner or later that son of a bitch would go back to his family. But the thing is I just cannot imagine life without my TV life partner Jon Stewart.
As the world celebrates Jon Stewart's contributions to comedy, news and politics and mourns his departure from The Daily Show, many people are forgetting that Stewart is more than just a talented satirist. He's an outstanding leader.