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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.
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As a cable company, Comcast has always owned a lot of television options. But with its acquisition of NBCUniversal in 2009, it got a bunch more. By my count—i.e., Wikpedia’s list—Comcast has 18 different national channels that broadcast in English: NBC, Cozi TV (on channel 10.2 in Philly) and 16 cable networks.
With such a wide-ranging selection of programming, I figured I’d simplify your morning television watching for you. I included NBCUniversal’s two joint ventures—Esquire Network and TVOne—but didn’t include Comcast SportsNet or other regional networks. As such, here are all 18 Comcast morning show offerings, ranked. For purposes of morning shows, I looked at the hours from 6ish to 9ish from Monday to Friday, with some leeway on either side. (For example, if the show continues on into a drunken fourth hour for some reason.) Read more »
I can’t stop watching this proposal on Let’s Make a Deal; it’s just so perfect and adorable in every way.
In the episode, a lederhosen-clad gentleman asks host Wayne Brady if he could “give a shoutout,” and then commences to ask his partner if he’ll marry him. The man being proposed to literally screams at the top of his lungs (it gets me every time) and then Brady sings them a song as slow dance to commercial break. It’s too cute.
Watch it above.
The trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s new television series, Wayward Pines, debuted last night during the season finale of Empire.
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Hannibal Buress hasn’t talked too much about the fact that it was basically him who reinvigorated the discussion around Bill Cosby and the sexual assault allegations surrounding him. After his performance in Philadelphia last year, when he flat-out called Cosby a rapist, countless other women spoke up saying they were sexually assaulted by the comedian.
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“That is the fourth Macarena of the New Year,” Steve Highsmith said just after we turned on the TV. It was last December. At happy hour, I was talking about the new All-Mummers channel PHL17 had launched that week. When some friends and I returned to my house after happy hour, we turned on the channel and heard Highsmith’s count.
By the time everyone left that evening, we had seen four more Macarena skits in the 1997 parade. The Mummers that year were like the Democrats in 1996: All Macarena, all the time. But I saw more than just that parade. I watched a lot of Mummers during the month of December — more than I’d like to admit. I saw a lot of sequins, feathers and Jerry Blavat. But when the month was over, I expected the all-Mummers Parade channel would be mothballed for another year.
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If you are crying your heart out over the fact that you missed the roast of Justin Bieber, fear not: The good folks at People Magazine have compiled a list of the 21 best jokes of the evening that will surely capture the essence of how one roasts a pop-star/underwear model/douchebag. Read more »
Starting April 6th, Comcast is launching a new daytime talk show called Breakfast on Broad, which, according to The Inquirer, will include daily discussions on sports, newsy hot topics, and weather and traffic reports.
The show will have four hosts: former Sportsradio 94WIP host Rob Ellis, Flyers reporter Sarah Baicker, NBC10 traffic reporter Jillian Mele and former Eagles offensive lineman Barrett Brooks. It will air on the Comcast Network weekdays from 6 to 8 am and then again on Comcast SportsNet from 11 am to 1 pm.
More from The Inquirer here.
Hannibal Buress—a regular on Broad City and the comedian who ruined Bill Cosby’s life in a Philadelphia theater last fall—got news that Comedy Central has picked up eight episodes of his half-hour series Why? With Hannibal Buress. Deadline describes the premise, which sounds something like a late night talk show / variety show mix:
Executive produced by Buress, Jeff Stilson (Da Ali G Show) and 3 Arts’ Dave Becky, in Why? With Hannibal Buress, the comedian will provide his perspective on each week’s zeitgeist-driven topic, answering the burning questions on his mind through stand-up, filmed segments, man-on-the-street interviews and in-studio guests. To stay topical, each episode will be shot in front of a studio audience, taping the same week it airs.
The project is believed to stem from a development deal Buress inked with Comedy Central in 2013, which included a pilot commitment, a one-hour stand-up special; a nationwide Comedy Central Live stand-up tour; and a role Broad City.
We suggested it before, but now a Quinnipiac University poll is backing us up: America wants Tina Fey to replace Jon Stewart when he steps down from his hosting gig on the Daily Show.
To come up with their answer, Quinnipiac surveyed 1,286 registered voters in the United States. The results:
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