Jon Stewart to leave ‘Daily Show’

By: Jessica Griggs ~Guest Writer~ After 15 years at the helm of one of America’s favorite satirical news programs, Jon Stewart announced that he will be leaving the “The Daily Show” later this year. Stewart cited a feeling of restlessness for his leaving the show and said that both the show and the viewers do not deserve “an even slightly restless host.” “The Daily Show” is Comedy Central’s longest- running program followed by South Park, and Stewart stated that it is time for someone else to have the “incredible opportunity” to host. Since its creation in 1996, “The Daily Show” … Continue reading Jon Stewart to leave ‘Daily Show’

Larry Wilmore makes satirical news history

By: Grant Vance ~Staff Writer~ Comedy Central made a major shift in its late night line-up on Jan. 19 by premiering “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.” Wilmore is the replacement for the recently concluded fan-favorite “The Colbert Report.” “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” has been on the air for a week, not only providing a worthy replacement to Stephen Colbert with satirical political commentary but also creating a diverse landmark in primetime late night television. Though the show is already switching up the traditional structure of Comedy Central’s late night programming, the show marks a shift through its host Larry Wilmore, who is currently the only minority to be hosting a late night show. Wilmore, who took the … Continue reading Larry Wilmore makes satirical news history

Brew-Ha-Ha delights

By: Campdell Tuel ~Head Copy Editor~ The Cincy Brew Ha-Ha brought a lot of laughter to SawyerPoint Park on Aug. 21-23 for what has become known as America’s Largest Beer and Comedy Festival. With over 50 comedians on four stages, the festival never failed to entertain, delight and captivate audiences. Thursday’s headliner, Josh Sneed, a Cincinnati resident, is known for his 2008 comedy album “Unacceptable,” deemed one of the year’s Top Ten comedy albums by iTunes. He also came in second out of 100 participants in the Comedy Central Annual Stand- Up Showdown Competition in 2009. Sportscaster twins Randy and … Continue reading Brew-Ha-Ha delights