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  • Wanted: A host with wit, style and guts to keep Jon Stewart's 'Daily Show' legacy intact

    The question of who can replace Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" seems roughly akin to asking his fans what might serve for the sun. His passion, wit and boldness make for a magical combination that will be difficult to re-create when Stewart steps away...
  • Anti-Semitism: A plea for zero tolerance: New Voices

    It has been more than two weeks since a wave of terror swept through Paris, claiming 17 innocent lives. Millions watched in horror as images of the killings were displayed on television screens across the globe. The journalists at Charlie Hebdo magazine...
  • Jon Stewart discovers the secret of Sarah Palin's mangled syntax

    Jon Stewart discovers the secret of Sarah Palin's mangled syntax
    To the untrained ear, Sarah Palin's speeches can often sound like a garbled word salad of slogans and buzz words stitched together in the outline of a coherent thought. But on Monday's "Daily Show" Jon Stewart got to the bottom of why the former Alaskan...
  • An angry Lewis Black, coming to Rialto Square Theatre

    An angry Lewis Black, coming to Rialto Square Theatre
    The terrible events in Paris this month may suggest social satirists who roast religious figures must fear for their lives. But Lewis Black, the veteran stand-up comedian who once declared God's creating the Earth in seven days a myth because "I have...
  • Seven things we learned at breakfast with John Oliver

    Seven things we learned at breakfast with John Oliver
    When "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver" premiered on HBO last spring, the satirical show quickly distinguished itself as the late-night home for deeply reported and entertaining segments on topics largely ignored by the news media -- think the Miss...
  • Recent attacks could blow a fiscal chill across satire

    Recent attacks could blow a fiscal chill across satire
    Read enough First Amendment cases and you become familiar with the concept of a "chilling effect," which refers to how placing restrictions on speech can lead to self-censorship. In the wake of Sony's trouble-plagued release of "The Interview" and the...
  • 'Last Week Tonight''s John Oliver At Foxwoods

    'Last Week Tonight''s John Oliver At Foxwoods
    John Oliver's visited Connecticut numerous times with his stand-up act, but that was all before his HBO series "Last Week Tonight" placed the former "Daily Show" correspondent into a comedy-news anchorman on par with Jon Stewart and Bill Maher. Praise...
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Criminal Minds' on CBS

    Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Criminal Minds' on CBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 18 - 24, 2015 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES The Mentalist Lisbon (Robin Tunney)...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Justified' on FX

    Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Justified' on FX
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 18 - 24, 2015 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES The Flash Former "Prison Break" costars...
  • Monday's TV highlights: 'Jane the Virgin' and more

    Monday's TV highlights: 'Jane the Virgin' and more
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 18 - 24, 2015 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES The Originals This spinoff of "The...
  • Has America turned into a spoof of itself?

    Has America turned into a spoof of itself?
    Did postmodernism kill literary satire? I've been wondering about this in the wake of the terror attacks on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, known for its caricatures of the prophet Muhammad; one appears on the cover of the current issue,...