STUDY: 81% Of Late-Night Political Jokes Mocked Conservatives In 2023

January 5th, 2024 10:00 AM

Throughout all of 2023, the late night comedians told a total of 9,518 political jokes, and of these 7,729 or 81 percent were directed at someone or something on the right side of the political spectrum, an MRC study has found.


Late Night 'Comedy' Bottom Ten Moments of 2023

December 27th, 2023 7:00 PM

It was a year of change for late night comedy. The Late Late show was cancelled by CBS after 5,300 episodes since 1995 after James Corden decided to return to England, Comedy Central’s The Daily Show used a series of temp hosts after Trevor Noah walked away at the end of 2022, CBS host of The Late Show Stephen Colbert finally stopped giving Donald Trump the He Who…

NewsBusters Podcast: Christmas Comedians Kick Over the Nativity Set

December 13th, 2023 10:22 PM

Comedians wouldn't cast a shadow on a single page of the Koran, but it's always fair game to mock the marriage of Mary and Joseph, and joke that Joseph was gay. Christians and their New Testament stories are irresistible grist for mockery. But mock Hillary Clinton, and there's hell to pay on the Jimmy Kimmel set. 


The Daily Show Declares Christmas 'The Queerest Holiday Of All'

December 12th, 2023 3:32 PM

Fox News’s Jesse Watters did not appreciate that Target is selling a LGBTQ-flag waving nutcracker, so The Daily Show sent correspondent Grace Kuhlenschmidt out on the streets to interview ordinary people in an attempt to show Watters was out of touch. However, she took the segment from the realm of the troll to the realm of the cringe and even the disrespectful as she declared…


For Its Christmas Gift, The Daily Show Implores Biden To 'Step Aside'

December 7th, 2023 9:54 AM

Charlamagne tha God is currently in round two of temp hosting Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and while he has had his moments of partisan even-handedness, he was experiencing the holiday blues on Wednesday as he implored President Biden to “give America the ultimate Christmas gift and step aside” so that Democrats may have a better chance of defeating Donald Trump.


Daily Show Faux-Debates 'America's Greatest War Criminals'

December 1st, 2023 9:55 AM

Comedy Central’s tempt host of The Daily Show, Michelle Wolf welcomed correspondents Ronny Chieng and Michael Kosta for a “debate” on who is “America’s greatest war criminal” after the death of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. As Chieng and Kosta fake fought over Kissinger and former Vice President Dick Cheney, Wolf offered up President Andrew Jackson.


Daily Show Is Confused Why Israel Is Bombing Gaza

November 30th, 2023 10:00 AM

On Wednesday’s edition of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, temp host Michelle Wolf baselessly claimed that there is censorship of “Palestinian voices” and those critical of Israel. Maybe she just meant the non-platforming of the unintelligent as she also asked MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan why Israel is bombing Gaza if Hamas’s leaders are in Qatar.


The Daily Show Enables John Leguizamo’s Unfunny Tantrum Over Univision

November 26th, 2023 11:25 PM

I’m old enough to remember when comedy, especially late-night comedy, used to be funny and mostly devoid of the screeching leftwing neopuritanism we endure today. John Leguizamo’s recent opinion segment on The Daily Show, with its attendant rant on the kerfuffle surrounding Televisa’s interview of former President Donald Trump, was an even more painful reminder of when comedy used to be funny…


Oliver: I 'Talk S***' About America, Guns As Way Of 'Expressing Love'

November 22nd, 2023 10:19 AM

HBO’s Last Week Tonight host John Oliver traveled over to his old stomping grounds at Comedy Central and The Daily Show on Tuesday where he and temp host Ronny Chieng discussed what it is like to be an immigrant in America who tells jokes about America. Using the specific issue of guns, Oliver tried to argue that he can “talk shit” about America as a way of “expressing love…


Daily Show Slimes Scott as a 'Milk Dud-Looking Mother******'

November 14th, 2023 12:31 PM

Leslie Jones kicked off her second stint as temp host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show on Monday by attacking Sen. Tim Scott as a “Milk Dud-looking mother[bleep]” as he ended his presidential campaign.


Daily Show Insists Pro-Lifers Adopt Handmaid's Tale Label

November 9th, 2023 10:05 AM

During a Wednesday segment that couldn’t decide whether it was satire or just a diatribe against pro-lifers, temp host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show Sarah Silverman and correspondent Grace Kuhlenschmidt offered up some advice after Tuesday’s election for those devoted to the pro-life cause: become pro-abortion.


Silverman, Kimmel Mock Johnson For Using Porn Accountability Software

November 7th, 2023 10:04 AM

Sarah Silverman returned to Comedy Central for round two of temp hosting The Daily Show on Monday and spent the majority of the program attacking Speaker Mike Johnson, including for putting porn accountability software on his and his son’s phones. Meanwhile, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel did the same, labeling it “strange.”


Colbert, Daily Show: Johnson's a Hypocrite For Not Banning Seafood

October 31st, 2023 10:23 AM

CBS The Late Show host Stephen Colbert and Comedy Central The Daily Show temp host Charlamagne Tha God and correspondent Michael Kosta accused Speaker Mike Johnson on Monday of being a bad a hypocritical Christian because he doesn’t want to ban seafood or ostracize women during their menstrual cycles.


Late Night Smears Johnson An 'Anti-Gay, Anti-Choice' 'D*ck'

October 26th, 2023 10:30 AM

The late night comedians welcomed Mike Johnson to the Speakership on their Wednesday shows by not just by noting his generic name, but also labeling him “anti-gay, anti-choice, pro-conspiracy” “dick” who Republicans selected to “bore everyone into forgetting how extreme he is.”