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Talking With Jessica Williams About the Reel Sisters Film Festival and Telling New Stories

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

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.

Jessica Williams And Phoebe Robinson Want Late Night TV To Stop Ignoring Black Women

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 09.28.2015 | Black Voices

A new season of fall television is in full effect and though primetime shows are becoming more diverse, there are still certain groups who are&n...

Movie Review: People Places Things -- Jemaine Event

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.13.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In a summer filled with cinematic bombast and overkill, it's always a nice surprise to find a charming little comedy with heart like People Places Things.

Jon Stewart Proves Ridiculous Interviews Over The Years Were Real

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.05.2015 | Comedy

The Daily ShowDaily Show Full Episodes,  More Daily Show Videos,  Comedy Central Full Episodes Clear your schedule. You're going to need a ...

4 Reasons Why Putting A Woman On The $10 Bill Isn't As Great As It Seems

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 06.29.2015 | Women

The U.S. Treasury Department recently announced that a woman will be featured on the new $10 bill in 2020. While everyone's excited to finally see a w...

What 'The Daily Show''s Jessica Williams Can Teach People With Impostor Syndrome

Dr. Valerie Young | Posted 05.05.2015 | TV
Dr. Valerie Young

I believe everyone has a powerful inner desire to succeed. And given where she sits at just 25 years old, Jessica Williams would seem to be no exception.

Jessica Williams Says She Won't Replace Jon Stewart

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 02.18.2015 | Entertainment

Your dream for "The Daily Show with Jessica Williams" has unfortunately been crushed. Williams took to Twitter on Sunday to address the cries that ...

This Is What It Would Look Like If Jessica Williams Replaced Jon Stewart

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.11.2015 | Entertainment

Comedy Central hasn't announced who will replace Jon Stewart as host of "The Daily Show," but the network's sister studio, Paramount Pictures, has one...

Jessica Williams On Dating While Feminist

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.29.2015 | Women

Jessica Williams has no time for "bozos." In an interview with, the "Daily Show's" Senior Beyoncé Correspondent spoke about how ...

Live From Sundance: Tuesday, Jan. 27

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.30.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There is plenty to distract you at the Sundance Film Festival, from parties to gifting suites (which journalists are invited to report on but never to actually visit) to other film festivals going on in Park City at the same time.

'Daily Show' Shreds Alabama's Ridiculous New Abortion Law

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.16.2015 | Comedy

Alabama's restrictive new abortion law has created a strange job: fetus attorney. The law allows judges to appoint attorneys to represent fetuses ...

'Daily Show' Correspondent Jessica Williams Covers Wired

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.17.2014 | Media

Comedian, writer and "The Daily Show" correspondent Jessica Williams is aiming to add media mogul to her already impressive resume. As Wired's most...

Stolen Moment of the Week: Doctors Without Borders Benefit

Mindy Tucker | Posted 01.21.2015 | Comedy
Mindy Tucker

Who: Anna Bass, Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes, Fred Armisen, Jessica Delfino, Regina Spektor, Jack Dishel, Greg Barris, Janeane Garofalo, Elna Bake...

Detroit's Death Knell? Austerity, Structural Racism, Water Wars

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 01.18.2015 | Detroit
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The post-industrial dystopia emerging on the streets of Detroit may be shocking, but it is not surprising. The crisis results from the convergent forces of fiscal austerity and structural racism in a region defined by its extreme segregation of race, wealth and opportunity.

'The Daily Show' Rips Detroit For Cutting Off Water To Poor Residents

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.18.2014 | Comedy

After Detroit began shutting off water service this year to thousands of customers behind on their bills, critics wondered why the city was letting it...

'Daily Show' Reveals The True Benefits Of Being A Woman In Today's 'Feminized' World

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 10.03.2014 | Women

"Sexism. Does it still exist? Many men say no." So posits Jon Stewart in an Oct. 2 episode of "The Daily Show." Indeed, many (chiefly Fox News host...

WATCH: Girlfriend Intervention Show Dismantled In 5 Minute Spoof

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 10.06.2014 | Black Voices

Does the idea of taking “a basic woman” and turning her “from a red hot mess to a bootylicious babe” make you uncomfortable? If so, Lifetime's...

Daily Show Correspondent Shuts Down News Commentator Who Thinks Catcalling Is Great

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 09.03.2014 | Women

Even after a plethora of blogs, studies that show women do not actually enjoy being catcalled and general Internet outrage, some people are still conf...

'The Daily Show' Takes On Sexual Assault Double Standards

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 06.26.2014 | Comedy

On Wednesday, "The Daily Show" tackled the failure of college campuses to effectively combat sexual assault, with Jon Stewart outlining a recent case ...

'Daily Show' Star Jessica Williams Talks About Her Crass Grandma And Love Of Comedy

Posted 03.12.2015 | OWN

The rising comedian and Daily Show correspondent fills in the blanks. As told to Arianna Davis I first fell in love with comedy.....

You Won't Believe What This Guy Said To 'The Daily Show' About Poverty

Posted 12.18.2013 | Comedy

Here's one of those correspondent segments from "The Daily Show" that leaves you wondering, "Has this guy honestly never seen the show?" There's real...

Black Friday Shopping Tips For Black People

Posted 11.22.2013 | Black Voices

Leave it to "The Daily Show" to add a hilarious spin to a controversial topic. This time around, they tackled the recent racial profiling allegations ...

'The Daily Show' Talks To Real, Live Rob Ford Supporters

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy

Recently, the Toronto city council voted to decrease crack-smoking Mayor Rob Ford's powers in a vote of 36-5. Repeat: Five members of the Toronto city...

'The Daily Show' Nails This Outrageous Hypocrisy

Upworthy | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

The hilarious Jessica Williams nails the stop-and-frisk controversy in the most perfect way....

John Oliver To Bloomberg: 'I Think I Know Millions Of Blacks & Latinos Who Know Exactly How You Feel'

Posted 08.14.2013 | Comedy

Both John Oliver and Stephen Colbert addressed the NYPD's controversial stop-and-frisk policy on Tuesday, with Colbert sarcastically lamenting it bein...