Day: March 6, 2013

John Oliver to host The Daily Show during Jon Stewart’s summer hiatus to write, direct movie prompted by TDS segment

If Jon Stewart looks and sounds a bit more British this summer, that’s because John Oliver will be playing the role of “Jon Stewart” in Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Stewart is taking eight weeks off from the show this summer (plus the additional four weeks the show usually breaks from June through September) to write and direct the movie, Rosewater. Not so coincidentally, Stewart’s first feature film as a writer/director is based on a true story straight out of The Daily Show. He has adapted the book, “Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love,...

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TLC’s “What Not To Wear” heckles Tina Yothers from “Family Ties”

Last week’s episode of What Not To Wear on TLC opened with scenes shot in Gotham Comedy Club, where, for reasons that are never fully explained, hosts Stacy London and Clinton Kelly decide to surprise former Family Ties child star Tina Yothers. By roasting her from the audience. That’s not anyone’s definition of TLC. Nor is it acceptable behavior in a comedy club, ever. Roll the clip. The hourlong episode opens with stand-up comedian Chelsea White telling jokes at Gotham. Then cut to London and Kelly, who set up the scene. “The reason we’re trying to keep our voices...

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DC Pierson on giving away his stand-up for free to sell his book

Earlier this week, DC Pierson uploaded a half-hour of his new stand-up comedy material to YouTube and gave it away for free to fans and potential new followers. As Pierson said in introducing his footage, “You’re about to watch 30 minutes of stand-up by me, DC Pierson. I put it out for free, so as a favor, in return, I would really appreciate it if you would go to and buy my new book, ‘Crap Kingdom.’ If you’ve already bought my new book ‘Crap Kingdom,’ then thank you very much. I appreciate it. Either way, enjoy the show.”...

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