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The Daily Show to air LIVE on Inauguration Day

The Daily Show to air LIVE on Inauguration Day

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart will air live on Inauguration Day this Tuesday. The show will go out at 11pm on Comedy Central, but it won’t be pre-recorded beforehand. The last live broadcast Comedy Central did featuring Jon Stewart was the Indecision 2008 programme on election night, which was co-hosted by Stephen Colbert from The Colbert Report. The Daily Show won’t have live coverage of the Obama inauguration ceremony as that’s taking place during the day (you can keep…

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The 2008 Weblog Awards – “Indecision 2008”

The 2008 Weblog Awards – “Indecision 2008”

Vote for the “Indecision 2008” blog from The Daily Show and The Colbert Report teams. The Comedy Central blog is nominated in the (rather oddly named) “Best Very Large Blog” category in The 2008 Weblog Awards. Click here to cast your vote. Polls close tomorrow (13th January) at 10pm GMT (UK) so head on over there now before it’s too late.

John McCain on The Tonight Show next week

John McCain on The Tonight Show next week

Former presidential candidate Senator John McCain will make his first appearance on TV next week since he lost the presidential race to President-elect Barack Obama. John McCain has chosen to visit The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on NBC rather than the Late Show With David Letterman on CBS. The Associated Press reports “The Republican presidential candidate is set to join “Tonight” host Jay Leno on Tuesday in honor of Veteran’s Day, the network announced. McCain is a former Naval…

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SNL Presidential Bash 2008 popular for NBC

SNL Presidential Bash 2008 popular for NBC

The Saturday Night Live 2-hour special that aired on NBC on Monday (the eve before Election Day in the US) was a huge ratings success. The special programme “was seen by 14.4 million people” according to Journal Now, and eNews 2.0 reports “according to Nielsen estimations, NBC won most viewers with ages between 18 and 49”. The Monday night show had impressions by Amy Poehler (as Hillary Clinton), Fred Armisen (as Barack Obama) and Darrell Hammond (as John McCain). The…

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Reaction to the US Election result

Reaction to the US Election result

David Letterman’s reaction to the US Election result came on the 5th November edition of the Late Show – the first show back since Barack Obama won the election to become the next President of the United States. Dave says the Straight Talk Express (McCain’s vehicle used throughout the campaign) is now out of service. Watch the monologue from the 5th November show to the right and click here to watch Craig Ferguson’s monologue from the 5th November.

Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert last night

Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert last night

Last night’s joint TV programme between Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert went out live coast-to-coast on Comedy Central and was also shown on the big screen in Times Square, New York. The live programme (or “Actually Live” as they said) – called “Indecision 2008: America’s Choice” – was an historic event in itself with Colbert and Stewart teaming up for a live broadcast. As More 4 air The Daily Show With Jon Stewart in the UK and FX UK air…

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