Late-night hosts return from hiatus to address the Parkland shooting—and its righteous survivors

Last week a gunman stalked the halls of a high school in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 people. Many late-night hosts were on hiatus at the time, meaning they were saved from delivering another round of despairingly de rigeur monologues in which they are forced to process grief—and make comedy—in the wake of a…

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Late-night hosts have a memo for Trump, Devin Nunes, and Sean Hannity: Your “bombshell” memo is horseshit

Since it was the start of a new work week, the late night comedy hosts all had a weekend’s worth of Donald Trump’s crap to sift through on Monday. Sure, there was that speech in Cincinnati where Trump said Democrats who dared to not applaud for his typically mendacious State Of The Union address were guilty of “treason

Live Daily and Late Shows break Trump's stomach-churning State Of The Union into more digestible nuggets

Both the Late Show With Stephen Colbert and The Daily Show With Trevor Noah stayed up late on Tuesday to deliver live breakdowns of Donald Trump’s long, rambling, predictably racist and awful (if obediently on-book) State Of The Union speech. Whether or not attempting to cobble together a show’s worth of jokes on the…

Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards tells Trevor Noah that women are poised to dominate the 2018 elections

Look, it’s hard to stay positive night after night when your job is trying to find the lighter side of a nation under Donald Trump, but, on Thursday’s Daily Show, Trevor Noah brought in a stalwart ally in Planned Parenthood and Planned Parenthood Action Fund president Cecile Richards. And, sure, with Donald Trump and…

Late-night hosts respond with appropriate subtlety to President Shithole’s racist comments

You can say this for Donald Trump: He sure is a vulgar, embarrassing old bigot. Oh, and he also continues to keep the late-night comedy hosts on their toes, as he seems inclined to leave his most awful actions and comments to the late afternoons, right before the nightly shows go to tape. (Perhaps he just gets cranky…

The Daily Show and The Opposition will air live after Trump's first State Of The Union

There are any number of reasons that a person might have for looking forward to Donald Trump’s first State Of The Union address on January 30—including the likelihood that it’ll be a disaster or that it’ll give them a good excuse to completely disengage from TV and the internet for a night—but Comedy Central is now…

The Daily Show's Dulcé Sloan and Desi Lydic unveil the feminist anthem "Song For Women 2017 (feat. DJ Mansplain)"

If anyone deserves to take the rest of 2017 off, it’s the hard working men and women of The Daily Show With Trevor Noah. Throwing themselves a one-hour televised farewell party at New York’s Gramercy Theater entitled The Yearly Show, Noah and most of his cast of correspondents all took their final shots at this—by any…

Late night comedy goes after Alabama Republican nightmare Roy Moore like a pedophile piñata 

All you can do is laugh, right? You know, when a U.S. Senate contest comes down to a choice between a Democrat (Doug Jones) whose legal career includes prosecuting the klansmen responsible for the 1963 Birmingham 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, and a twice fired Republican former judge (Roy Moore) who’s a noted…

Trevor Noah doesn’t know if The Daily Show can sway the opposition

The Daily Show’s politics are undeniably left-leaning, but that doesn’t stop host Trevor Noah from attempting to reach across the aisle. But rather than altering the show’s politics, he hopes comedy will be the great unifier. As he explains in the video above, Noah’s unsure if the show’s political commentary will be…

Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, and Seth Meyers react to Monday's Trump-Russia indictments with some cathartic glee

In what looks to be just the start of a late-night comedy feeding frenzy at the news that the first indictments have been handed down in Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia investigation, Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert, and Seth Meyers all took well-earned, long-delayed pleasure in mocking the crumbling house of Trump on…

Gold Star father Khizr Khan calls for hope and defiance in the face of Trump's bigotry on The Daily Show

While Khizr Khan and Trevor Noah didn’t bring up Donald Trump’s recent attacks on the family of deceased U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson in the broadcast version of their interview on Monday’s Daily Show, they didn’t have to to get Khan’s point across. (In the post-air extended version of the interview, Khan does…

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We asked The Daily Show’s correspondents: Could a conservative Daily Show succeed?

While in our hometown Chicago, The Daily Show correspondents stopped by The A.V. Club office for a thoughtful, hilarious Facebook Live discussion about comedy, politics, and the state of the show. In this snippet from that interview, the correspondents discuss the feasibility of a conservative alternative to The Daily…

The Daily Show kicks off Chicago week by calling bullshit on Trump's race-baiting Chicago-bashing

Opening a week of shows at Chicago’s Athenaeum Theatre called “The Daily Show Undesked Chicago 2017: Let’s Do This Before It Gets Too Damn Cold,” Daily Show host Trevor Noah broke out his standup shoes in a monologue that called out the manner in which that city is routinely used as Donald Trump and Fox News’…

Late-night hosts have some thoughts about Alabama's bigoted, gun-totin' GOP senate candidate Roy Moore

There are times when one late-night comic’s take on a particular issue, no matter how solid, just can’t truly encapsulate the top story of the day. In this political climate, of course, “top story” translates to “latest thing that feels like a dirty, rusty shard of scrap metal stuck under your eyelid.” Like someone…

Trevor Noah and the Equal Justice Initiative explain how current talk of "Southern heritage" ignores all the dead black people

With all the controversy about Confederate monuments and the chorus of shrilly racist dog whistles about “Southern heritage” emerging from the Trump administration and its supporters, the fact that a different sort of American history continues to be erased from the national discourse is too often drowned out. That’s…