Comedy Central finally released the name of Jon Stewart’s replacement on The Daily Show, and the announcement was met with a resounding “who?” Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old South African comedian, joined The Daily Show as a contributor just four months ago, and even fans of the show may have missed his segments if they weren’t tuning in every night.
Looks like Jon Stewart’s not too happy with New Jersey’s settlement of the Exxon case:
To come up with their answer, Quinnipiac surveyed 1,286 registered voters in the United States. The results:
There has been a lot of shakeup in late-night television recently, and now we have another change: Jon Stewart announced yesterday he will leave The Daily Show this year. Stewart said he expects to leave sometime after July. His contact is up in September; he took over TDS from Craig Kilborn on January 11, 1999.
Stewart, a New York City native, has done features in Philadelphia from time to time on his show. He had extensive reports on two major political events in the city — the 2000 Republican National Convention and the 2008 Democratic presidential debate and primary — and has sent correspondents to Philadelphia for various reasons over the last 16 years.
Here’s a collection of cool clips — commentary from Stewart and correspondents’ reports from the city — involving Philly from Stewart’s tenure at The Daily Show.
For his own sanity — and, perhaps, for ours — Jon Stewart couldn’t have picked a better time to announce he’ll be stepping away from The Daily Show.
To understand why, you only had to go back one night before his sudden, shocking Tuesday retirement announcement and watch Monday night’s episode of the show. The topic: NBC’s Brian Williams and his apparent record of mistruths when relating anecdotes about his experiences covering Iraq and some of the other big stories of the last decade or so.
Stewart’s take? Maybe lying is bad, but Brian Williams’ lies weren’t nearly as bad as … Dick Cheney’s lies.
You know. The ones from a decade ago.
Jon Stewart isn’t impressed with Gov. Chris Christie’s handling of the Ebola crisis. Sample line: “I’ve got your altruism right heeeeere.” May not be safe for work, or maybe just your kids.
Over on the Philadelphia magazine news blog, they’re talking about Ryne Sandberg‘s claim that he got food poisoning from eating at Shake Shack in New York. This, needless to say, got Jon Stewart a little steamed and, as the man is wont to do, he turned his giggly rage once more on Philly, cheesesteaks, Rocky, Philadelphia Cream Cheese and the Phanatic.
It’s a solid rant. I particularly like the part toward the end when he cracks up and mouths how much he really likes our signature sandwich of “beef scraps” and Whiz.
Election results and the legalization of gay marriage have basically taken most of the headlines today, but let’s see what we can dig up on in the worlds of real estate and design.
• Charlie was a sinner. Gets A Menu And Opens The Doors: new restaurant with enraging punctuation and syntax (though Fiona Apple would probably be into it) opens on 13th Street. [Foobooz]
• Jon Stewart Slams Philly, Cheesesteaks, Art Museum, Phanatic: He won’t have those stairs to mock for long if Frank Gehry’s plan gets realized. [Philly Mag]
Jon Stewart didn’t take well to Ryne Sandberg’s report he’d received food poisoning from Shake Shack during a series against Stewart’s Mets, leading to Stewart’s extended rant against all things Philadelphia on Tuesday’s night’s Daily Show.
But he’s still a Mets fan, so who is the loser, really?