HBO presented sessions for the Television Critics Association on Saturday, and some interesting announcements came from Quentin Schaffer, Executive Vice President of Corporate Communications, and Casey Bloys, president of HBO Programming. During the TCA sessions, news surfaced about new shows from True Blood creator Alan Ball and former The Daily Show host Jon Stewart. Plus, HBO also locked down the premiere dates for their upcoming new shows such as Westworld.
Find out the Westworld premiere date and get the scoop on the Jon Stewart HBO show and more after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, April 4th, 2016 by Angie Han
By now you’re probably well aware that Star Wars: The Force Awakens was even more star-studded than it appeared at first glance. That was Simon Pegg lurking inside that Unkar Plutt costume, and Bill Hader and Ben Schwartz helping to voice BB-8, and Daniel Craig and Nigel Godrich and Michael Giacchino as some of those stormtroopers, and so on and so forth. That’s just the kind of property Star Wars is: one so beloved, even big stars are willing to work as faceless extras in it.
But even the power of the Force has its limits. And it reportedly met its match in one A-list comedian who was offered the chance to appear in a cameo role — and turned it down. Find out who and why after the jump. Read More »
After leaving behind The Daily Show at Comedy Central earlier this year, Jon Stewart has found a new home at HBO with a four-year deal that will have him creating a variety of entertainment for the cable network.
Stewart will begin working at HBO by creating some short-form digital content that will be showcased on HBO Now, HBO Go and some other platforms. The focus of this first endeavor isn’t very clear right now, as it’s only described as “timely short-form digital content.” That’s very similar to what the comedian did on The Daily Show, but it sounds like this Jon Stewart HBO deal won’t be quite as intensive. Read More »
Jon Stewart hosted his final episode of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, a show that he’s been writing, producing and hosting for 16 years and nearly 2,600 episodes. To say farewell to Stewart, or #JonVoyage as Comedy Central has dubbed the goodbye on social media, a cavalcade of guest stars, from former correspondents to Martin Scorsese to Bill O’Reilly to Bruce Springsteen, all came to say goodbye. And yes, there’s a bunch of crying too.
Below we highlight the extended farewell episode of The Daily Show, which is available in its entirety online for those of you who missed it last night. Watch Jon Stewart’s final Daily Show episode after the jump! Read More »
Before Harrison Ford crashed his plane in Los Angeles, he had already sustained a pretty significant injury on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, breaking his left leg. But it turns out that wasn’t the only injury sustained during the production of Episode VII.
In fact, when one of the doors on the film’s set fell on Harrison Ford’s leg, director JJ Abrams (who appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart yesterday) rushed over to help by lifting the object off Ford as quickly as possible. But in the process, Abrams actually broke his back. That’s right, Abrams literally broke his back trying to make this movie for Star Wars fans.
Hear more about how J.J. Abrams broke his back after the jump! Read More »
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Earlier this year, we learned that Jon Stewart would be leaving Comedy Central’s long-running news satire program The Daily Show. Comedy Central ran the gamut of talented comedians to replace Stewart on the show, including names like Chris Rock and Amy Poehler, before they picked correspondent Trevor Noah to take the gig.
However, one name that we didn’t hear about officially as a candidate was Amy Schumer, the comedienne who has skyrocketed to fame over the past few years thanks to her stellar sketch comedy show Inside Amy Schumer. It turns out Schumer was offered the job, but she actually ended up turning it down. Find out why Amy Schumer turned down The Daily Show after the jump! Read More »
With his fondness for plaid and flannel, George Lucas projects a pretty laid-back image, but he’s not exactly known for his outrageous sense of humor. If we were going to cast a Daily Show spot making fun of Fox News, Lucas wouldn’t be among the first people chosen for the gig. Maybe that’s why his appearance on exactly such a sketch is pretty funny. That he’s having fun with his own creation (Star Wars, of course, along with American Graffiti) is part of the fun. Watch the George Lucas Daily Show segment below. Read More »
The most trusted name in fake news is preparing to walk away from his desk. During the taping of tonight’s The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart told his studio audience that he will be leaving the show. Tweets from those who attended the taping first spread the word, and Comedy Central quickly followed with an official statement. Read that below. Read More »
Jon Stewart of The Daily Show writes and directs Rosewater, which tells the story of Iranian-born Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari, who was arrested for espionage while covering the Iranian elections in 2009. He was held for 118 days, during which Bahari persistently interrogated by a man who had “proof” of Bahari’s bad intentions via the journalist’s Facebook page and, oddly, an appearance on The Daily Show. Gael García Bernal plays Bahari in the film, which just premiered at the Venice Film Festival and is headed to Telluride and Toronto before a November opening. The first Rosewater trailer is below, along with excerpts from the first reviews out of Venice. Read More »