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Letterman and Jimmy Fallon do their shows without an audience

Despite the approach of then-Hurricane Sandy, talk show hosts David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon still taped their respective shows Monday afternoon, working without an audience — and in Letterman’s case, without some technical assistance. On The Late Show, Letterman stuck to his usual routine, including the nightly “Top Ten” list,…

‘Firefly’ creator Joss Whedon endorses Romney’s vision for a ‘zombie apocalypse’

In a sarcastic “endorsement” of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney published on Sunday, sci-fi mastermind and “Firefly” creator Joss Whedon hails the former Massachusetts governor for putting forward a plan to “finally put this country back back on the path to the zombie apocalypse.” “I don’t pretend to see the…

Bill Maher on Mourdock and ‘rape is God’s will’: ‘You cannot separate religion from just sheer idiocy’

During Friday night’s panel discussion on Real Time with Bill Maher, guests Eliot Spitzer, Chrystia Freeland and Michael Steele weighed in the Republican Party’s little “rape is God’s will” problem. Earlier this week, Indiana senate candidate Richard Mourdock stunned many Americans when he professed that “…life begins at conception. The…

Colbert: Are women voters just ‘mindless hormone zombies’?

Thursday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert discussed the much-maligned (and since removed) post at CNN.com about whether or not women’s decisions in the voting booth are affected by their hormones. “Folks, we’re a mere 12 days away from the election,” Colbert said, “and it is my solemn…

Stewart mocks Mourdock for having to deny he worships a rape-loving deity

On his show Thursday night, Jon Stewart of The Daily Show tore into Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock. The GOP candidate recently said that pregnancies that result from rape were “something God intended to happen.” Stewart remarked that it was a bad sign when a candidate was forced to…

Colbert offers a million to charity if Trump will teabag him by Halloween

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert took on the purported “bombshell” announcement by businessman and reality TV host Donald Trump that was supposed to up-end the presidential race yesterday, which of course turned out to be a big announcement of nothing. The hype started on…

Stewart mistakes Trump and Palin for ‘animal sh*t footage’

On The Daily Show Wednesday night, Jon Stewart viciously mocked real estate mogul Donald Trump and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Stewart noted that Trump announced — after promising a new “bombshell” about Obama — that he would give $5 million to charity if the President published his college and…

Colbert: Romney ‘achieved plausible’ in final debate

The conservative pundits were right about Mitt Romney’s performance in the final presidential debate, Stephen Colbert argued Tuesday. “He achieved ‘plausible,’” Colbert said. “Millions of Americans looked at Mitt Romney [Monday] night and said, ‘He looks like he could sit in an oval room.’” More importantly, Colbert said, Romney was…

Jon Stewart to Romney: Get a haircut, hippie!

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Tuesday night reviewed the final presidential debate, advising peacenik Mitt Romney to “get a haircut, hippie.” Stewart noted that while conservatives had attacked Obama as having a failed foreign policy, it appeared Romney’s own foreign policy was merely a copy of Obama’s. To…

Animaniacs remixes every country mentioned in presidential debate

The comedy website Jest mixed the tune “Yakko’s World” from Animaniacs with every country mentioned in the third 2012 presidential debate into a convenient video that runs less than 2 minutes. Watch this video from Jest, broadcast Oct. 23, 2012.…

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