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Jon Stewart: Gingrich confuses Obama with King Herod

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Thursday took aim at the recent Republican presidential debate in Arizona, noting that after one more, the “debates will be able to drink legally.” During Wednesday night’s debate, the moderator asked a question about birth control. Like in previous debates, former House Speaker…

Song parodies Virginia’s ‘mandatory transvaginal ultrasound’

“Song a Day” video blogger Jonathan Mann published a little tune yesterday that seems destined to go viral, keying into the state of Virginia’s debate about abortion restrictions and whether the state should be able to force women into medically unnecessary transvaginal ultrasounds, just to obtain abortion services. “Why you…

Colbert: Target knows what you’re doing in bed

On Wednesday night’s The Colbert Report, host Stephen Colbert (wearing the traditional “Ash Wednesday” cross on his forehead) devoted his nightly “The Word” segment to retailers and their increasing reliance on the science of “predictive analytics.” A recent New York Times article discussed how Target and other retailers are gathering…

Jon Stewart rips Republican fear-mongering over Obama: ‘You have lost your d*mn mind’

On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart lampooned Republican politicians who demonized President Barack Obama in 2008 as a radical socialist who was weak on terrorism. He noted Obama had failed to live up to many of the campaign promises that his opponents made for him,…

Maher: Santorum ‘thinks about gay sex more than Richard Simmons’

HBO personality Bill Maher appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Tuesday evening and continued to ridicule the GOP presidential primary. The Real Time host explained to Ferguson how Rick Santorum is a true contender to win the primary before slamming the former Pennsylvania Senator again. “This guy…

Colbert woos ‘Darth ‘Bama’ with ‘power of the green side’

In a segment Tuesday night, Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert managed to combine super PAC political spending with a clever Star Wars analogy, converting President Barack Obama into “Darth ‘Bama” by wooing him with “the power of the green side.” Donning a cloak and hood during a segment about how…

Jon Stewart: Virginia ultrasound law ‘a TSA pat-down inside your vagina’

On his show Tuesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart blasted controversial legislation expected to be passed by the Virginia legislature that would require women seeking an abortion undergo a medically unnecessary trans-vaginal ultrasound. Since most abortions are performed in the first trimester, when the fetus is too small…

Parody mocks Virginia trans-vaginal ultrasound bill

A video uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday mocks legislation proposed in the Virginia Senate that would require women seeking an abortion to undergo a medically unnecessary ultrasound and be given an opportunity to view the ultrasound image. Since most abortions are performed in the first trimester, when the fetus is…

What would an all-women panel have to say about men’s junk?

Inspired by the Republican led House’s hearing on birth control featuring an all-male panel, comedian Andy Cobb decided to flip the script with an all-female panel discussing men’s health. The women recommend that men roll up their private parts “in a tiny ordorless porch,” and shove an aspirin “up their…

Colbert returns with sentimental shout-out to mom

As promised, Stephen Colbert returned to the airwaves Monday night. Colbert began the edition of The Colbert Report by poking fun at last week’s media frenzy regarding his sudden leave-of-absence to attend to a family emergency. “Hi. How ya been? Before we start the broadcast tonight, I just want to…

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