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Jon Stewart: Learning Armstrong was doping like finding out tooth-fairy isn’t real

On his show Tuesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart lampooned the news of Lance Armstrong admitting to doping, saying it appeared painful obvious in retrospect. He compared learning that Armstrong was using performance enhancing drugs to learning that the tooth-fairy isn’t real, “you think about it and, of…

Colbert on Yeager: ‘Why would you ever want to take this man’s guns?’

Stephen Colbert donned his “gilly suit” on Monday for an extended defense of the rights of gun owners, including James Yeager, the Tennessee CEO who said he would “start killing people” if gun safety legislation were passed. “Why would you ever want to take away this man’s guns?” Colbert asked…

Jon Stewart responds to Krugman: Trillion dollar coin still ‘stupid f*cking idea’

On his show Monday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart responded to criticism from Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman. In his column, Krugman attacked Stewart for lampooning his idea of minting a $1 trillion platinum coin to avert the looming federal debt ceiling battle. Krugman said Stewart typically employs…

Colbert: It’s never too early to declare Obama’s second term a failure

Thursday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert took stock of President Barack Obama’s failed second term, which, he said, should begin in about two weeks. “And it’s a disaster,” he said. “But the point is, I gave it a chance.” High profile members of Obama’s first term team…

Jon Stewart gleefully points out Murdoch’s ownership of anti-American network

On his show Thursday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart mocked the “four hour erection” of Fox News over Al Gore’s sale of Current TV. The late-night comedian ended up using their own criticisms to slam the owner of Fox News, Rupert Murdoch. Current TV, a fledgling cable network,…

Colbert to NRA’s LaPierre: ‘You, sir, are f*&ked in the head’

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert talked about recent gun safety measures that the government has proposed and how they prove that the real victims in America’s shooting tragedies are guns themselves. He also directed some stinging words to the NRA head Wayne LaPierre. Colbert…

Jon Stewart: AIG puts the ‘A’ in ‘a**hole’

On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart blasted AIG for considering a lawsuit over the government bailout that saved the insurance giant. Stewart insisted no one should be surprised by AIG’s behavior, since the company consistently acted like an “asshole” and made a “series of catastrophic…

Conan O’Brien shows what you didn’t see in Alex Jones’ crazypants CNN interview

Tuesday night on TBS’s “Conan,” host Conan O’Brien showed a snippet of the now-notorious Piers Morgan interview with gun-lover and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones of InfoWars.com.  Somehow, the fact that Jones was brandishing and firing a loaded pistol for emphasis didn’t make it into most newscasts. Morgan, for his part,…

Colbert: ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ investigation is long overdue

Without the movies, Stephen Colbert said on Tuesday, he never would’ve learned that slavery is bad or that Abraham Lincoln was killed by a vampire. So he welcomed the news that there was a Senate investigation coming on the depiction of torture in Kathryn Bigelow’s film Zero Dark Thirty. “We…

Jon Stewart mocks Alex Jones rant: Guns needed to fight ‘imaginary Hitler’

On his show Tuesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart expressed his bafflement over conservatives who refused to even consider any new restrictions on gun ownership in the wake of multiple mass shootings. He noted that conservatives had blamed gun violence on movies, video games, mental health, and even…

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