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Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 at 10:46 AM CDT

“The Daily Show” with John Oliver Begins

“The Daily Show” with John Oliver Begins

“Welcome to ‘The Daily Show,’ and I am John Oliver. Let’s all just acknowledge for a moment that this is weird."

Monday, Jun 10, 2013 at 11:38 PM CDT

Before 12-Week Break, Jon Stewart Explains Film Project

Before 12-Week Break, Jon Stewart Explains Film Project

Last night was Jon Stewart’s last day as host of “The Daily Show” until Sept. 4 — he’s taking a 12-week break to direct a film — and he dedicated much of the show to telling his viewers how the project came...

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013 at 06:09 AM CDT

Jon Stewart Catches Up on IRS Scandal Developments

Jon Stewart Catches Up on IRS Scandal Developments

After a weeklong break, “The Daily Show” was back Monday night, and Jon Stewart was in good spirits.

Friday, Sep 4, 2015 at 10:43 AM CDT

Jon Stewart Takes On Peggy Noonan Over IRS Scandal

Jon Stewart Takes On Peggy Noonan Over IRS Scandal

For the past few weeks, the Obama Administration has been standing “crotch deep in the scandal swamp,” said Jon Stewart on Wednesday’s “Daily Show.”

Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 10:06 AM CDT

"SNL" Takes on IRS Scandal in Season Finale

"SNL" Takes on IRS Scandal in Season Finale

With the IRS scandal dominating the news this week, "Saturday Night Live" closed out their 38th season with a political bang.

Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 12:56 AM CDT

“Daily Show” Wild About Prince Harry

“Daily Show” Wild About Prince Harry

Senior “Daily Show” White House Correspondent John Oliver said, “President Obama picked the wrong Brit.”

Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 06:33 AM CDT

"SNL" Questions Arias and Castro on Benghazi

"SNL" Questions Arias and Castro on Benghazi

The Cleveland kidnapping case and trial of Jodi Arias were big news items this week, as was the ongoing Benghazi hearings. This week's episode of Saturday Night Live found an interesting way of bringing these...

Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 11:50 AM CDT

"SNL" Talks Gun Control, Boston Bombing Tragedy

"SNL" Talks Gun Control, Boston Bombing Tragedy

Updates in the Boston Marathon bombing case and a busy week on Capital Hill made for a politically-charged and news-driven episode of Saturday Night Live.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 10:22 AM CDT

Jon Stewart Talks Jason Collins Coming Out

Jon Stewart Talks Jason Collins Coming Out

“If you follow the world of sports and/or homosexuality, yesterday brought major news in both,” “The Daily Show” host said Tuesday night.

Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 at 08:39 AM CDT

WATCH: "SNL" Spoofs Gun Control

WATCH: "SNL" Spoofs Gun Control

Gun control, rockets in North Korea and the passing of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher made for plenty of material on a politically charged episode of Saturday Night Live this week.

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