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Amy Schumer Reveals Why She Turned Down Chance To Host 'The Daily Show'


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Comedian Amy Schumer has revealed she was one of the names asked to replace Jon Stewart as host of 'The Daily Show', after he announced he was stepping down later this year. The gig of course eventually went to South African comedian and ‘Daily Show’ regular, Trevor Noah, but just what was it that made the ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ star say no to Comedy Central’s offer?

Amy SchumerAmy Schumer has revealed she turned down ‘The Daily Show’.

Speaking to the The Daily Beast, Schumer explained “I was so honored to be asked and considered. With Comedy Central, I project so much ‘You’re my parents!’ on the network and the people that run it, so them saying, ‘We believe in you and trust that you can do this,’ I thought, ‘Oh my god, thank you!’”

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Trevor Noah To Replace Jon Stewart On 'The Daily Show' For The First Time On September 28th


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Trevor Noah, the new host of Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’ when Jon Stewart departs, will make his debut on September 28th, the show confirmed today.

The official Twitter account for ‘The Daily Show’ made the announcement via a post on Thursday afternoon (May 28th) – so that’s exactly four months from now. The post read “Late night will NEVER BE THE SAME. Or maybe it will. Watch to find out,” with the addition of a short video of Noah getting himself acquainted with the studio and “getting comfortable in Jon’s chair”.

Trevor NoahTrevor Noah (r) arriving at Jimmy Kimmel's studios back in March

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'The Daily Show's' Jon Stewart Is Helping Veterans Get Started In The TV Industry


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‘The Daily Show’s’ Jon Stewart has revealed he’s spent the past three years quietly helping war veterans break into television, by developing a ‘five-week industry boot camp’. Stewart's program teaches veterans the skills to help them find work in the TV industry and so far some have even ended up becoming members of  ‘The Daily Show’s' team.

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Stewart has chosen now to finally speak about the program as his time on ‘The Daily Show’ is nearly up and he wants to encourage other shows to create similar programs. “This is ready to franchise. Please steal our idea,” Stewart told the New York Times.

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Fox Renews 'The Simpsons' For Two More Seasons


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The Simpsons, everyone's favourite dysfunctional family, won't be leaving our screens any time soon. The hit animated series has been renewed for another two seasons. Fox announced the news on Monday (4th May). 

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Read More: The Simpsons Pays Tribute To Sam Simon In Latest Episode.

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Rosewater Review


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A harrowing true story infused with sharp humour and bristling intelligence, this riveting film is an auspicious writing-directing debut for TV news comic Jon Stewart. It's based on London-based journalist Maziar Bahari's book Then They Came for Me, a strikingly intimate memoir about being imprisoned in Iran. But the film never becomes a rant at an unjust society. Instead, it digs deep beneath the surface to find much more resonant, and more important, themes.

Maziar (Gael Garcia Bernal) left his pregnant wife (Claire Foy) at home in Britain to travel to Tehran to cover the contentious 2009 elections, after which the streets broke out in protests at what people saw as a rigged victory for Ahmadinejad. Maziar stays to report on this, and does a comical interview with a member of Stewart's team at The Daily Show. But the regime sees this as cooperation with an enemy, and arrests Maziar in his mother's (Shohreh Aghdashloo) home, charging him with espionage. While held in the notorious Evin Prison for nearly four months, Maziar is subjected to psychological torture at the hands of an interrogator (Kim Bodnia) he names "Rosewater" because of his scent. And the memories of similar experiences endured by his father and sister (Haluk Bilginer and Golshifteh Farahani) help Maziar survive his ordeal.

As a director, Stewart continually finds clever ways of revealing the inner workings of Maziar's mind, revealing his thoughts in inventive imagery and sounds. For example, one sequence beautifully weaves in Leonard Cohen's Dance Me to the Edge of Love, which holds a powerful memory for Maziar and also echoes the music and movies Iran's religious regime has strictly forbidden. Even the ghostly appearances of Maziar's father and sister are seamlessly integrated into the story. And the other significant achievement here is a refusal to make anyone a villain. As played by Bodnia, Rosewater is a man doing what he believes to be right, with pangs of conscience that eerily echo the news headlines about how American interrogators mistreated prisoners at Abu Ghraib and Bagram.

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Jon Stewart Confirms August 6 Will Be His Final Day on 'Daily Show'


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Jon Stewart has confirmed that August 6 will be his final day on The Daily Show. The comedian announced the news on Monday's instalment of the series, saying, "I will be wearing a suit, I will more than likely be showered."

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When the audience seemed muted, Stewart added: "I'm sorry, I'll be wearing overalls and I won't shower," which received loud cheers. The comedian also announced that fans will have a chance to win tickets to the final show with proceeds going to the Night of Too Many Stars charity.

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Former 'Daily Show' Correspondent Olivia Munn Offers Some Advice For Trevor Noah


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It’s been a roller coaster of a week for South African comedian Trevor Noah. On Monday he was announced as landing the biggest gig in comedy, taking over as host of ‘The Daily Show’ from Jon Stewart. But just days later some were calling for him to be dropped from the show, after a few of his controversial tweets from the past came back to haunt him in a big way.

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But not everyone is ready to writing Noah off, former ‘The Daily Show’ correspondent Olivia Munn instead had some advice for the 31 year old as he prepares for his big gig.

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Trevor Noah's Twitter History Means He's Causing Controversy Even Before Taking Over 'The Daily Show'


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Trevor Noah became an instant name to know on Monday after he was announced as the replacement for departing ‘Daily Show’ host Jon Stewart. But it seems the comedian is already getting a crash course on the levels of scrutiny such a high profile gig will put him under, as he’s currently facing backlash on social media over some of his old tweets, which have led him to be branded ‘sexist’ and’ anti-semitic’.

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"Oh yeah the weekend. People are gonna get drunk & think that I'm sexy!" - fat chicks everywhere,” Noah wrote in November 2011. Then a month later he told his followers, “A hot white woman with ass is like a unicorn. Even if you do see one, you'll probably never get to ride it.”

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Comedian Trevor Noah Rumoured To Replace Jon Stewart On 'The Daily Show'


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Trevor Noah is being considered as a replacement for Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. The 31-year-old comedian has been a regular contributor to the show since December 2014 but may soon find himself the host of the show. A source close to the show stated no official agreement has yet been reached and Noah is simply short listed for the position.

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Jon Stewart is stepping down from hosting The Daily Show.

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Is Trevor Noah Being Lined Up To Replace Jon Stewart On 'The Daily Show'?


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‘The Daily Show’ contributor Trevor Noah could be the next in line to take over from the departing Jon Stewart, according to a report by Variety. The 31 year old South African comedian was recruited to the show by Stewart himself back in December and is now said to have quickly moved up on Comedy Central’s shortlist for the host’s chair.

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A source familiar with the matter has reportedly told Variety that Noah is gaining consideration as a potential successor to Stewart, thought they did caution that ‘no final decision has been reached’. The source did however add that Comedy Central’s selection process has accelerated in recent days, with Noah’s name moving on to a short list being put together by executives at the network.

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John Stewart Rips Into 'Morning Joe' Roundtable on Oklahoma Racists


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John Stewart devoted the opening of Monday's episode to the recent events at the University of Oklahoma - namely, the emergence of a video featuring a bus load of fraternity guys singing a racist chant.

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Stewart referred to last week's guest - civil rights activist and Selma marcher Rep. John Lewis - saying, "Last weekend, we saw the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the march in Selma.It was an incredibly inspiring reminder of the lengths that people had to go to during the civil rights movement, from Selma, to the lunch counter Greensboro sit-ins, to the interstate bus Freedom Riders."

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Samantha Bee Leaving "The Daily Show" to Start (Probably) Awesome New TBS Show


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The mass exodus from The Daily Show continues with Samantha Bee's departure, announced this Friday. Bee follows in the footsteps of her husband Jason Jones and, of course, Jon Stewart himself. It's kind of a bummer for Daily Show fans, but not so much for Bee herself, who is leaving to start her own show on TBS. 

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Samantha Bee says "goodbye" to The Daily Show and "hello" to greener pastures at TBS.

Yes! This is what we've been waiting for! An exciting, somewhat political, female-led format. At least that's what TBS has teased so far.

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Hitting Where It Hurts: Jon Stewart Appears On Monday Night Raw To Confront WWE Superstar Seth Rollins


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‘The Daily Show’s’ Jon Stewart certainly found an interesting way to even the odds last night, when he came face to face with his nemesis, WWE Superstar Seth Rollins, during Monday’s edition of 'Raw'. The late night host, who’s been embroiled in a feud with Rollins for the past few weeks, ‘went low’ on the wrestler, after things turned ugly during a sit down segment between the two.

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It all started nearly a month ago when Rollins, who calls himself the future of the WWE, declared on 'Raw' he was now untouchable and could do anything he wanted, even take over as host of ‘The Daily Show’ and “make that thing actually watchable.”

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WWE Superstar Seth Rollins Crashes 'The Daily Show' To Continue Feud With Host Jon Stewart


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‘The Daily Show’s’ departing host Jon Stewart got the shock of his life on Thursday evening, when his regular ‘moment of zen’ segment was interrupted by WWE wrestler Seth Rollins. Rollins gatecrashed the long running Comedy Central talk show as part of the latest chapter in the growing rivalry between the wrestler and the late night funnymant.

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It all started earlier this month when Rollins called out ‘The Daily Show’ host during a promo on WWE’s Monday Night Raw. Rollins, who calls himself the future of the WWE, told the audience during the February 9th edition of 'Raw' he was now untouchable and could do anything, from getting elected President of the United States to taking over as host of ‘The Daily Show’ to “make that thing actually watchable.”

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Jon Stewart Basically Calls Out WWE Star Seth Rollins


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Jon Stewart, the soon-to-be former host of the Daily Show, has called out Seth Rollins after the WWE star described himself as "untouchable" and claimed he could take over Stewart's spot on the satirical news show and at the same time "make that thing actually watchable."

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"Right now I'm untouchable," Rollins said on RAW during a speech in the center of the ring. "If I wanted, I could become President. I'm not even old enough to run for office. Or I could take over as host of 'The Daily Show' for Jon Stewart, and make that thing actually watchable."

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