Jonathan Swift, in his satirical essay, "A Modest Proposal" recommended that the Irish could fix many of their problems by eating their children. Could he write such an essay in 2013?
We feel the losses of television icons in a different way than we do our movie stars, politicians, and newsmakers. Our television hosts tend to be our neighbors, like the late Mister Rogers would sing.
NBC speeds up late-night transition: Jimmy Fallon immediately replaces Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show; Seth Meyers replaces Fallon; Leno replaces Barbara Walters on The View; Walters joins the cast of Duck Dynasty.
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One can't keep track of multiple events on the dizzying Egyptian media landscape. But Bassem Youssef and his run-ins with authorities over charges o...
It never happened, and last month I was told that the show now had second thoughts and was not ready to commit. I thus became a victim of a different Colbert bump.
Not just satire but comedy itself begins with mocking. Plato and Aristotle said all laughter was wrong because comedy is inherently cruel (something many people still believe, especially me when I think about Ken Magnuson in 8th grade gym class).
It takes a certain sensibility to pull off this kind of act. Who else could do this except for someone who excels as a comedian, an improviser, an actor, and a magician?
In this ratings contest, you're now merely tying host competitors Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon. Kimmel and Fallon especially are nipping at your heels. So, what are you going to do about it, Jay?
You may not know Alex Wellerstein's work, but Jon Stewart does. In a recent Daily Show bit, "World War III Update," Jon Stewart showed a news clip describing what a hypothetical North Korean nuclear blast would do.
Today would have been Douglas Adams' 61st birthday. I didn't know him, but I've read his every published word, some many times over, and I miss him. Here I salute him 13 succinct times. (Why 13? I dunno. 42 would blitz my word-count.)
Don Rickles spoke with The Huffington Post to set no record straight. When was the last time you read about a major scandal that had the name Don Rickles embedded in the headline? Never, that's when.
Just as some farmers are born to farm and some cobblers are born to cobble, Justin Timberlakes are born to host SNL. JT is back doing that on Saturday. We've compiled his 10 best bits. And we left out the one about cobbling.
Eight years after Johnny Carson's death, his Tonight Show is back in the news as rumors circulate of yet another new host sitting behind the desk -- Jimmy Fallon.
If I could find myself in an alternate universe, there would be all the men I love -- and in this alternate universe all these men I love would find me irresistible and they wouldn't be married.
For Jon Stewart to suggest Dick Molpus intentionally sabotaged the filing of the act with the federal registrar means no one even bothered to do a Google search -- perhaps the easiest form of fact‐checking a person can do.