We’re nearly five years removed from the last time that Jon Stewart hosted The Daily Show, a departure that seemed almost deliberately timed to coincide with the rise of Donald Trump from a loud, know-nothing right-wing presidential candidate to a loud, know-nothing right-wing president. Fans of Stewart’s may have wondered in the last half-decade how he would’ve responded to the even nastier shift in right-wing politics and the D.C. machine. You can breathe easy – Stewart’s second directorial effort, Irresistible, is a political satire of the present day, squarely residing within the current Trump administration. The downside is that Irresistible is one of the dullest, most toothless comedies in recent memory.
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Our latest contest is simply…wait for it…irresistible. Sorry. But for real: we have five FandangoNow codes for director Jon Stewart‘s new political comedy Irresistible and we’re ready to give them away to a few lucky readers. This means you’ll be able to enjoy the movie for free when it arrives on VOD platforms this week. It also means you’ll be able to participate in a Twitter watch party of the film hosted by Stewart himself.
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Jon Stewart used to be a welcome voice of reason in the world of politics as the host of The Daily Show. After leaving the news satire program on Comedy Central, he’s mostly been laying low, but now he’s back in the political arena again, this time as a writer/director with a new comedy about the convoluted and perplexing election process in the United States.
Irresistible follows Steve Carell, himself a former correspondent of The Daily Show, as Democratic political consultant who tries to turn a retired Marine colonel (Chris Cooper) into a mayoral candidate in a small Wisconsin town. This gets the attention of the national Republican party, and they bring in their own consultant in the form of Carell’s rival, played by Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids). And that’s when the game of politics really heats up in the new Irresistible trailer. Read More »
While a lot of big blockbuster movies intended for release this summer have been pushed back to a new release date, some of the smaller movies are heading straight to VOD. Jon Stewart‘s political comedy Irresistible falls into the latter category as Focus Features has announced the movie will premiere on VOD in June. And there’s a new featurette about the film, too. Read More »
For the past four years, we’ve been desperately missing Jon Stewart‘s voice. The former host of The Daily Show stepped down right before the 2016 elections and we’ve been deprived of Stewart’s acerbic jokes over the current political climate. But Stewart is finally back — though not in front of the camera. Stewart writes and directs the political satire Irresistible, which stars Steve Carell and Rose Byrne as two rival political consultants battling it out in America’s heartland over a race for mayor of a small Wisconsin town. Watch the Irresistible trailer below.
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Jon Stewart is about to give filmmaking another go. The comedian, former Daily Show host, and 9/11 First Responders Bill advocate made his feature directorial debut in 2014 with Rosewater, a film that really didn’t garner much attention or love. Now he’s back with Irresistible, a political satire about Democrat and Republican political strategists, played by Steve Carell and Rose Byrne, who both try to win a retired Marine to their side.
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It’s been five years since former The Daily Show host Jon Stewart got behind the camera for the first time with the drama Rosewater. Now he’s heading back to the big screen with his sophomore directing effort, and a new cast member is in talks to join the production.
Irresistible already had Steve Carell on board as a slick Democratic strategist who helps a retired veteran run for mayor in a small, right-wing town in Wisconsin (famously a swing state in presidential elections). Now Rose Byrne has been cast as his political adversary in the film. Read More »
Before Steve Carell went on to become an actor nominated for Oscars, Emmys and Golden Globes, he was a contributor on Comedy Central’s news satire program The Daily Show with former host Jon Stewart. Now the two will collaborate again, this time for the big screen.
Jon Stewart will get back in the director’s chair for a new film called Irresistible, a political satire based on an original idea from the comedian himself. Steve Carell is in early talks to star in the movie. Read More »