Day: September 21, 2015

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart goes out with Emmy Awards for Outstanding Variety Talk Series and writing awards

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart closed out its 16-year run on Comedy Central with two more big Emmy Award wins on Sunday night, earning the prizes for both writing in a variety series as well as the newly split category for outstanding variety talk series. Of course, most of the correspondents, writers and producers will remain when the show reboots next Monday with newly promoted host Trevor Noah. But it was a grand swan song for Stewart, who accepted the prize at the Emmys and joked about his new life away from television. Earlier in the ceremony, he...

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Three questions following a viewing of Jeff Dunham’s NBC primetime special, “Unhinged in Hollywood”

If NBC can attract 6.41 million viewers to Jeff Dunham at 8 p.m. Thursday against the kickoff of Thursday Night Football on CBS, then will the network order up more specials from Dunham? The ventriloquist’s then-record ratings on Comedy Central years ago resulted in multiple specials there. If Dunham is such a popular ventriloquist, then why does it seem as though he really wants to be something else? In his latest special, Unhinged in Hollywood, Dunham repeated the central conceit of his ill-received Comedy Central series in which his puppets roam freely about the real world and interact with...

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