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'Review' Recap: 'Brawl; Blackmail; G…'

7/31/2015 12:18am EDT
Review
The prospect of providing episode-by-episode reviews of a show like “Review” is a tricky one. This is not because there is not enough content to comment upon. In fact, there is plenty of material. It is just that a show in which the lead character reviews the events taking place will by its very nature already provide plenty of analysis. The conclusions that Andy Daly offers in his voiceover as Forrest MacNeil anticipate the points that TV critics are liable to make. Thus, reviews of “Review” must take a broader, frequently counterintuitive approach. It may get a little heady, but it should...
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Some Life Experiences For Comedy Central’s Forrest MacNeil To 'Review'

7/29/2015 10:08pm EDT
6 Life Experiences Forrest MacNeil Should Review On ‘Review’
Comedy Central’s “Review” boasts a seemingly innocuous premise: on the show within the show, Forrest MacNeil (Andy Daly) is a critic who reviews life experiences, from eating breakfast food to going to prom, or even “being Irish.” But as there is no limit to the types of experiences that Forrest will review, his show will often get quite dark and occasionally surreal. Andy Daly fully and fully inhabits all of his characters. Thus, Forrest is the perfect character for him, as he never gives up on any of his assignments, no matter how painful or how much they threaten to ruin his life. In the...
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'The Daily Show With Amy Poehler' Was Almost A Real Thing

6/22/2015 11:57am EDT
Amy Poehler
The Daily Show With Amy Poehler was almost a reality. Except for one thing: Amy Poehler had zero interest in becoming the next Jon Stewart. According to a piece in The New York Times, Comedy Central originally had two big celebs in their sights for filling Jon Stewart's Daily Show seat: Chris Rock and Amy Poehler.

And Amy Poehler couldn't have said "no" faster. According to the piece, Comedy Central called up Poehler to "gauge her interest." Her interest? Non-existent. “They were pretty much expecting her to say no, and it was the quickest no in history," says an source close to the networ...
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'The Daily Show's' Police Assault Bikini

6/10/2015 3:42pm EDT
Jessica Williams' McKinney Bikini: 'Daily Show' Skewers Texas Po
Jessica Williams and "The Daily Show" just skewered the recent viral video out of McKinney, Texas- where a white police officer shoved a 14-year old girl to the ground and waved his gun at a group of unarmed black teenagers at a pool party.

Horrifying stuff. But as usual, "The Daily Show" flips the most upsetting stories of the day into some pretty terrific comedy.

For their McKinney bit, Williams appeared as the show's "Senior Texas Aquatics Correspondent" at a McKinney swimming pool (not really- she's just standing in front of a green screen). Williams wore a flowery pink bikini, a pair...
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Melissa McCarthy's Awesome Tribute To Jon Stewart (Video)

6/4/2015 5:00pm EDT
Melissa McCarthy Wears Dress With Jon Stewart's Face During 'Dai
Jon Stewart is leaving The Daily Show on Comedy Central later this year, and plenty of recent guests on the program have expressed their thanks for Stewart's work over the years. But on Wednesday, actress Melissa McCarthy may have come up with the funniest tribute yet.

McCarthy, who appeared on the show to promote her new movie Spy, wore a kimono-style dress that was covered with multiple images of Stewart's face.

Stewart reacted to the gag immediately, saying "You know, I've wanted to say this to you for a long time. I am all over you like a cheap suit."

Stewart asked McCarthy "What o...
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Martha Stewart Destroys Fellow Roasters (Watch)

4/1/2015 7:44am EDT
Martha Stewart's Hilariously Filthy Jokes Just Won Justin Bieber
Is anyone else in awe of Martha Stewart right now? Stewart was one of many taking shots at the Biebs at The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber, but the TV mogul blew away all of them. Even the professional comedians.

How did she do it? By being as offensive and below-the-belt as possible. Which, from Martha Stewart, is just about the funniest thing in existence. Check out a few of Stewart's choicest moments below.

On Kevin Hart:

"As we all know, Kevin is one of the biggest movie stars in the business right now, and he deserves it. He struggled for years. when he finally got his first...
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Why Is Jon Stewart Leaving 'The Daily Show'?

2/11/2015 8:20am EST
Jon Stewart Leaving 'The Daily Show' This Year
After 17 years hosting "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," Jon Stewart is retiring.

Stewart dropped that bombshell on an unsuspecting audience last night, revealing that 2015 would be his last year hosting "The Daily Show."

Stewart's contract will expire in September, but it's not clear if he'll ride the contract out until the end, or call it quits earlier.

Why is our nation's premiere newsman/comedian/wacky late night host stepping down from the show that made him a household name? It's not 100% clear- but it sounds like Stewart's getting a little bored with the job.

In announcing his d...
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Comedy Central To Air Justin Bieber Roast In March

1/20/2015 1:15pm EST
Justin Bieber To Get Roasted On Comedy Central In March
Justin Bieber has agreed to be roasted for a Comedy Central special airing this March. Ryan Seacrest broke the news on Twitter this morning, writing: "Yes I got confirmation @justinbieber is getting roasted by @ComedyCentral in march...love u justin but it's time lol #BieberRoast."

yes I got confirmation @JustinBieber is getting roasted by @ComedyCentral in march...love u justin but it's time lol #BieberRoast

— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) January 20, 2015

A representative from the network told Ryanseacrest.com, "Justin has been asking us for years to roast him so we kept telling hi...
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What Was Our Pick For Best TV Network Of 2014?

12/30/2014 8:06pm EST
Best TV Network Of 2014: Comedy Central
With viewers increasingly moving towards streaming programming, what does it even mean to be a TV network in the 21st century? With the industry landscape changing in ways that are redefining what “television” is or can be, it might just be more important than ever for networks to establish and effectively deliver the type of shows that they promise they are good at delivering. In 2014, Comedy Central stood above other networks with its combination of buzzworthy moments, solid ratings, and challenging but rewarding programming, as it delivered on its core mission of presenting unique and ...
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Stephen Colbert Ends 'The Colbert Report' With Epic Show Finale

12/19/2014 1:00pm EST
Stephen Colbert Ends 'The Colbert Report' With Epic Show Finale
After nine years and 1,447 episodes of "The Colbert Report," it all ended last night.

Stephen Colbert grabbed his Captain America shield, climbed into Santa’s sleigh next to Alex Trebek and Abraham Lincoln, and flew off into eternity.

For nearly a decade, Stephen Colbert kept audiences informed and entertained as the ringmaster of "The Colbert Report." The final episode touched on some running gags over the years such as his sponsorship of Olympic speed-skating and starting his own Super PAC (Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow).

The finale followed the show’s usual form. Colbert m...
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