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  • John Oliver returns to host 'The Daily Show' for just one night

    John Oliver returns to host 'The Daily Show' for just one night
    Jon Stewart is in full-on promotion mode for his directorial debut "Rosewater." And "The Daily Show," his regular gig, is not exempt. In fact, promoting "Rosewater" on "The Daily Show" makes perfect sense, since the Comedy Central show plays a central role in the incarceration of Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari.
  • John Oliver concludes first season with star-studded salmon gag

    John Oliver concludes first season with star-studded salmon gag
    John Oliver concluded his first season of "Last Week Tonight" on HBO on Sunday, but don't worry, the show will return for a second season on Feb. 8. It's been quite a ride for Oliver's show, which debuted in April and has quickly become an essential...

    Lee Camp specializes in political comedy

    Writer and comedian Lee Camp inhabits a particular space in the comedy world. His attack pattern combining hard-left political comedy with dedicated activism has led to him performing in some interesting venues. He's done sets in college lecture halls and...

    Sunday Conversation: Comedy Central's Kent Alterman

    Sunday Conversation: Comedy Central's Kent Alterman
    Kent Alterman's job is to bring the funny. Alterman, the 57-year-old president of content development and original production for Comedy Central, helps oversee such hits as "South Park," "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report." He's...

    Bruce Springsteen Auctions His Shirt, Lasagna Dinner at Stand Up for Heroes Benefit

    A flotilla of comedy heavyweights took the stage at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night for the 8th annual Stand Up for Heroes comedy benefit, capped by an acoustic performance by Bruce Springsteen. The event was both the kickoff for the 2014 New...