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This Clip of Louis C.K. on the Daily Show Is Particularly Chilling in Light of the Accusations Against Him

The accusations against Louis C.K. surprised many, maybe because the comedian doesn’t seem like “that kind of guy.” Roy Moore and Harvey Weinstein—sure, they seem like woman-dominating bullies. The performer of “Louie” fame, on the other hand, has always projected himself as sympathetic to the female worldview, on his show and in his standup performances. But one telling clip from a 2012 appearance on The Daily Show suggests that maybe we never really knew Louis C.K.

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How Jordan Klepper Will Win the Trump-Era Satire Game

When Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart announced in relatively quick succession that they were each leaving their posts on Comedy Central, it was hard not to shake the feeling that the nation was losing a one-of-a-kind source of political satire. Colbert and Stewart didn’t just offer the public quality satire with a sharp bite; they also became a trusted source of news in an increasingly sensationalized media landscape.

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Jon Stewart Should Run for President

Two years ago, the suggestion that Jon Stewart should run for president would be met with satirical criticism. He does not have experience holding office, he is an entertainer, not a politician, and he's funny—too funny to be president. But times have changed dramatically. On Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, millions of Americans watched as Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio turned red and Donald Trump, a businessman who knows more about luxury hotels than foreign policy, was voted to the highest office in the land by the will of millions of Americans.

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Donald Trump Made 'The Daily Show' and Out-of-Character Colbert Relevant Again

While we had plenty of good satire during the 2016 election cycle, nothing quite matched the comedic impact of the dynamic duo of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert when they hosted back-to-back shows on Comedy Central. Stewart and Colbert were comedic forces during the years of the George W. Bush presidency. They not only kept the public informed and sane; they also redefined the civic role of satire. Thus satire was no longer simply a comment on the news; for many it became the source of news.

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'The Daily Show' Is Dead to Me: Trevor Noah Will Never, Ever Be Good at His Job

Ever since Trevor Noah was announced as Jon Stewart’s successor as host of “The Daily Show” he has heard the same echoing line from Stewart supporters: “I served with Jon Stewart. I knew Jon Stewart. Jon Stewart was a friend of mine. Trevor Noah, you’re no Jon Stewart.”  Channeling our own inner Lloyd Bentsen facing off to Dan Quayle in the 1988 vice presidential race, we have all imagined telling Noah that he has no business being compared to one of the greatest political comedians of all time.

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Watch: The Daily Show Digs Up Disgusting 'Nuggets' From Trump Archive Trashing Poor People

Trevor Noah has hit something of a stride on "The Daily Show" lately in going after Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. Thursday night, he dug up some fairly disgusting quotes from the Trump archive in which Trump expresses his utter contempt for anyone who is not rich.

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Please Give Samantha Bee 'The Daily Show': They Squandered Jon Stewart's Legacy by Giving the Show to the Wrong Host

A decade ago, former President George Bush (the tall awkward one) staged one of the strangest and most memorable scenes in recent political memory. Speaking before the Florida Legislature, Bush the elder began weeping, rather uncontrollably, as he recalled how his second son, Jeb, had lost an election as governor 12 years earlier.

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The 17 Best Moments in Political Comedy This Year

Perhaps the most talked about issue around politics in comedy this year was the false notion — put forth by Jerry Seinfeld, though he was definitely not the only one — that political correctness is ruining perfectly good jokes and even comedy as an institution. Though audiences across the board were maligned as buzzkills, college students took the biggest hit, painted as joyless crusaders for insisting that racist, homophobic and rape jokes just aren’t funny. A number of incisive rebuttals have already pointed out that this notion says far more about the laziness of the speaker than the humorlessness of students. (Comedian Sarah Silverman, who has never been accused of being politically correct, summarily dismissed the aggrieved griping comedians as being “old” and out of touch.) Suffice it to say that if you have to rework your act so as not to rely on dumb stereotypes or to get cheap laughs at the expense of those who now have a voice, maybe your comedic chops needed some work anyway.

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WATCH: Neil DeGrasse Tyson Reveals Jon Stewart's Inner Geek in Amazing Daily Show Interview

Rockstar astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson revealed how, not only has it become officially cool to be a science geek, but some of the coolest pop culture figures—Jon Stewart anyway—started out as geeks.

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WATCH: Neil DeGrasse Tyson Reveals Jon Stewart's Inner Geek in Amazing Daily Show Interview

Rockstar astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson revealed how, not only has it become officially cool to be a science geek, but some of the coolest pop culture figures—Jon Stewart anyway—started out as geeks.

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