Rachael Nisenkier

I am finally read to say it: I love Trevor Noah. The most remarkable part of all this is that The Daily Show, with its new host, remains The Daily Show. It remains a tiny voice of acerbic sincerity in the midst of a sea of politics and media. It remains witty and passionate and […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

Last week, Stephen Colbert came back on the air after a one week hiatus and spent the first five minutes of his show in uncharacteristically honest form. With the exception of a few jokes, he vacillated between real, pained tears and heartfelt sentiment right until the moment when he gathered himself together and said “This, […]

  Matt Dodge

For the past three years, the Adult Swim network has quietly been creating a new model of broadcast television.  They produce parody sitcoms with a limited run time and next to no budget, and in return the creators and stars of these series get an enormous amount of creative freedom. The first show produced under […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

It’s saying something that I considered briefly whether this even qualified as a MY TV story. After all, the Rally to Restore Sanity was an off-shoot of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, and Stewart himself occasionally down played the event as basically a 3 hour long comedy show. But in the end, what […]

  Kelly Bedard

Tonight was an historic night for The Daily Show. It was the first time a sitting president has ever been on the show. Anticipation was high and with the faux newsman’s sure-to-be-a-hit rally coming up on Saturday and midterm elections right around the corner, now was the time to do it. The two men- both […]

My Week in TV
  Kelly Bedard

I was bored, so I made my own version of TV University (a format I blatantly stole from something I saw on www.thetvaddict.com- please, no one sue me). This week I got the opportunity to participate in a conference call with Secret Life of the American Teenager actress India Eisley. Not being very familiar with […]

Always a Pleasure
  Kelly Bedard

Alongside NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams and Republican politician Mike Huckabee, one of The Daily Show‘s strongest recurring guests is astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Tyson appeared on Monday’s episode and again proved not only his astounding intelligence but also his quirky nature, fun turn of phrase and general down to earth attitude (pun very […]

Things I Love…
  Kelly Bedard

Tonight was a good night for television. Scrubs‘ revamped new season is really pretty great; I love the Denise focus. Last year’s best new show, Better Off Ted, is back on the air as of tonight and it’s just as great as ever. But the best thing about tonight’s TV? The Daily Show. Now, Jon […]

  Kelly Bedard

Tonight One Tree Hill came back, so did Gossip Girl and that terrible idea that is the Jay Leno show premiered. But the real good news of Monday Sept 14? The return of The Daily Show. After an annoyingly long 3 week hiatus, Jon Stewart returned to TV tonight in fine form; and boy was […]

  Kelly Bedard

In his final episode before a long hiatus, Jon Stewart was in top form this week as he launched into one of his trademark “so long you need to view it in its entirety online” interviews with someone who disagrees with him (see also Jim Cramer and Mike Huckabee). To top off the health-care heavy […]

Must Say More: Obsessions 2.0
  Kelly Bedard

Brian Williams is the funniest guy that most people assume isn’t funny. He tells Jon Stewart that he looked up to Walter Cronkite like Jon looked up to Carrot Top. The Hangover unexpectedly stands up to a second viewing- who knew I would love this movie? Not me, that’s for sure. But my love of […]

In Defense of Jim Cramer
  Kelly Bedard

Some of you may have read Rachael’s review/live blog of Jon Stewart’s recent Daily Show interview with Jim Cramer, the host of CNBC’s Mad Money. Having finally caught up on the Daily Show after a week away, I feel the need to join in the discussion. Let me start off by saying that Rachael’s observation that […]

I don’t need a very special episode of The Daily Show to tune in, but every once in a while it’s kind of fun, even if it always means that the next day all the bloggers will talk about how disappointing it was (see also: his interviews with Kerry, Clintons Bill and Hillary). But trust […]

I Would Like to Direct Your Attention…
  Kelly Bedard

North of the Border. After catching up on a week’s worth of Jon Stewart, I figured I should check out what was going on in my own country. This was a good idea for many reasons: 1 being that as the only Canadian in my group of friends here in Boston I am expected to […]

Oh No Canada
  Kelly Bedard

My brother works in politics. So this is the only thing my family has talked about for weeks. So apparently Canada and the US are on some sort of absurdity trading system. For years we’ve been a pretty decent place while the US has been universally hated and under the leadership of President Goofus. This […]

  Kelly Bedard

Since I never claimed to be anything even resembling a real American, I figure a little plagiarism (from Rachael’s Movie Website) can’t possibly hurt my score on John Stewart’s quiz. And since this is hilarious and I don’t watch John Stewart regularly enough to have found it myself, I had to steal so that I […]