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 »
Though our focus at /Film is primarily focused on the movies and TV shows you want to know about the most, there’s a crossover between entertainment and charity that we love highlighting whenever we can. That’s especially true when talking about the outstanding annual event that Jon Stewart puts on every year to benefit autism awareness.
Jon Stewart may not be hosting The Daily Show anymore, but he’s still supporting causes that are close to his heart in his pseudo-retirement from the entertainment world. That includes hosting Night of Too Many Stars, a benefit program featuring a star-studded line-up coming together to raise some serious cash for autism awareness. This year, that includes Jimmy Kimmel and Matt Damon continuing their longtime feud for a special charity auction that’s part of the big event. Find out more below. Read More »
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- That Hanna TV series is definitely happening
- Our first look at Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace in American Crime Story
- Jon Stewart’s HBO series goes up in smoke
- Comedy Central’s The President Show earns more episodes
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There was a time when the most biting political satire came from the one-two punch of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and its spin-off, The Colbert Report with Stephen Colbert. But all good things must come to an end. Stephen Colbert ended The Colbert Report to pursue his dream of hosting The Late Show after David Letterman retired from the program, and shortly thereafter, Jon Stewart decided it was time for him to move on to other things as well. Since then, Colbert and Stewart have had some brief, public reunions, but those were nothing like The Daily Show reunion that’s coming to The Late Show next week.
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Last night brought the final episode of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore at Comedy Central after the cable network recently announced the cancellation of the political satire and panel program. And what better way to close out the show than with an appearance by Jon Stewart, the former host of The Daily Show? In typical Jon Stewart fashion, he had some very sage advice following the cancellation of The Nightly Show, and it makes us anticipate greatly his return to TV with his deal at HBO.
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