Topic: the-daily-show

Jon Stewart Is Cheating On Us With Egypt, Just Appeared On Their Daily Show

Jon Stewart Is Cheating On Us With Egypt, Just Appeared On Their Daily Show

I bet you thought you could trust Jon Stewart, didn’t you? Sure, he left us for the summer in the (definitely British, probably capable) hands of John Oliver, but we have a history before that spanning almost a decade and a half. We had a life together, he and I and us, a life based on trust and respect and communication, and so we believed him when he said he needed to take a break from The Daily Show and we just assumed that meant all forms of the show. More »

Jon Stewart Taking Daily Show Break To Direct, But Will John Oliver Be A Good Substitute?

Jon Stewart Taking Daily Show Break To Direct, But Will John Oliver Be A Good Substitute?

In bittersweet news, Jon Stewart, star of The Faculty, is taking a break from The Daily Show this summer to pursue directing his first feature film. While I’m very sad that my evenings will be Stewart-free for a short time, I’m also happy that not only is he pursuing something he’s passionate about, but that we’ll get to see a Jon Stewart production in theaters eventually. More »

Five Things I Watched in High School Less Educational Than The Daily Show

Five Things I Watched in High School Less Educational Than The Daily Show

This week a teacher in Illinois was suspended for showing her government class some clips of The Daily Show. There are a lot of reasons that showing a bunch of high school kids clips of the show in class could be problematic. They’ll get an opinionated slant on the news instead of unbiased facts, they might feel uncomfortable with the humor, and they’ll have less time to memorize things the Preamble to the Constitution. But suspending her seems a little extreme.

Even if most of the students disagreed with Stewart’s slant on the day’s events, it could have been a good way to spark an impassioned class debate, and as anyone who’s gone to high school can attest to, there’s a lot worse being shown to students today. More »