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  • A rising star stalled by toxic tweets

    Is Trevor Noah the new Charlie Hebdo? Most of the civilized world seemed to rise in heartwarming solidarity after that French satirical magazine was attacked by Islamic terrorists in January. But some of that support suddenly softened as many...
  • A rising star stalled by toxic tweets

    A rising star stalled by toxic tweets
        Is Trevor Noah the new Charlie Hebdo? Most of the civilized world seemed to rise in heartwarming solidarity after that French satirical magazine was attacked by Islamic terrorists in January. But some of that support suddenly softened as many...
  • Peabody Awards go to John Oliver, Amy Schumer, 'Jane the Virgin'

    Peabody Awards go to John Oliver, Amy Schumer, 'Jane the Virgin'
    John Oliver has something new for his anchor desk: A Peabody Award. The British-born host of HBO's satirical news program "Last Week Tonight" was among those cited Thursday as entertainment winners for the prestigious prizes, along with Comedy Central's...
  • Absence of 'Daily Show,' 'Colbert Report' might impact authors

    Absence of 'Daily Show,' 'Colbert Report' might impact authors
    For fans of late night political comedy, this is a very bad year. Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart, the twin pillars of the genre, are vacating the hosting chair of their respective Comedy Central shows — Colbert to CBS where he takes control of...
  • Sony launches TV service Playstation Vue, starting at $49.99 a month

    Sony launches TV service Playstation Vue, starting at $49.99 a month
    Sony Playstation is checking out the Vue. Sony Computer Entertainment on Wednesday launched its cloud-based TV service, called Vue, featuring such popular networks as CBS, Cartoon Network, CNN, Comedy Central, Food Network, Fox, NBC, TBS and Discovery...
  • Doug Herzog takes over MTV, VH-1 in Viacom restructuring

    Doug Herzog takes over MTV, VH-1 in Viacom restructuring
    Cable giant Viacom Inc. has restructured its large portfolio of TV channels while expanding the responsibilities of veteran programming executive Doug Herzog. Herzog now will oversee the MTV, VH-1 and Logo channels in addition to two popular networks...
  • John Oliver will remain on HBO through 2017

    John Oliver will remain on HBO through 2017
    Check another name off that list of possible Jon Stewart replacements on "The Daily Show." HBO announced on Tuesday that it was renewing "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" for two more seasons, keeping the British comedian on the channel through 2017....
  • Trevor Noah to be Jon Stewart's 'The Daily Show' replacement

    Trevor Noah to be Jon Stewart's 'The Daily Show' replacement
    Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian who has been a contributor to Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," will be the program's new host when current host Jon Stewart leaves later this year, the network announced Monday. “Trevor Noah is an enormous...
  • Jason Jones exits 'The Daily Show' to star in TBS comedy series

    Jason Jones exits 'The Daily Show' to star in TBS comedy series
    Here's another person who seems unlikely to succeed Jon Stewart at "The Daily Show": Jason Jones. Jones, the longtime correspondent on Comedy Central's nightly news spoof, announced Tuesday he's leaving the show to star in his own as-yet-untitled comedy...
  • Jon Stewart leaving Comedy Central at end of year

    Jon Stewart leaving Comedy Central at end of year
    UPDATES with Stewart's words of farewell and cultural impact: In a move that will rock Comedy Central to its core, the channel announced Tuesday that Jon Stewart is leaving at the end of the year. "For the better part of two decades, we have had the...
  • John Oliver will stay on HBO through 2017

    John Oliver will stay on HBO through 2017
    HBO agreed to extend John Oliver's run on its satirical Sunday-night program "Last Week Tonight" through 2017, a move that puts to rest any speculation that the British comic might be in line to succeed Jon Stewart at Comedy Central's "The Daily Show,"...