North Carolina voter ID laws, RNC and DNC review with John Oliver (video)

“Last week was a historic week for voter ID laws, as many of the most prohibitive and baldly racist among them were struck down, which was particularly significant in North Carolina. For those of us who were unaware of just … Continue reading

DNC in Philly day four: Hillary bites back with Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah & Bill Maher (video)

“Last Thursday night, Hillary Clinton officially became the first woman to accept a major party’s nomination to run for president. After her speech closed the final night of the Democratic National Convention, the world of late-night TV comedy swung into … Continue reading

DNC in Philly day three: Obama, Biden and Trump invites Russian hacking with Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah (video)

“Stephen Colbert continued his live shows tied to the Republican and Democratic conventions with DNC programs last week. But one thing missing from last week’s episodes (apart from an appearance by Jon Stewart) was Colbert’s Colbert Report character, also named … Continue reading

DNC in Philly day two: busting Bernie fans with Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah (video)

“Trevor Noah moved his show to Philadelphia for the convention and spent his episode chastising the Democrats for their cyber security failure, but also the Bernie or Bust supporters, who got the same interview treatment from correspondents that many Trump supporters … Continue reading

Fear, loathing and racism at the RNC: it’s political correctness gone mad (video)

Samantha Bee gave a grim recap of last week’s Republican National Convention. The comedian kicked off the segment with a blood-spattered montage of former presidents so appalled by the state of modern politics that they all commit suicide. Bee used … Continue reading

Democrats in Philly: Day one with Stephen Colbert (video)

“The surprise WikiLeaks dump of nearly 20,000 internal emails from the Democratic National Committee last week led to a topsy-turvy opening day at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia — and offered plenty of comedic opportunities for Stephen Colbert. “We … Continue reading

Trumpageddon: The day after (video)

After getting a little sleep Thursday night, The Daily Show, Nightly Show and Real Time returned to review a week of madness, racism and making America hate again in Cleveland, Ohio.   The Daily Show Password: imincorrigible Video © Comedy Central … Continue reading

John Oliver on the RNC: bringing feelings to a fact fight (video)

“John Oliver returned to the late-night airwaves Sunday night following a month-long hiatus and, not surprisingly, the British comedian’s first order of business was to discuss the ongoing presidential election cycle or, as Oliver called it, the “3-D IMAX S–T-Fit … Continue reading

Republicans hit Cleveland final day: Trumpageddon (video)

Donald Trump on Thursday night accepted the nomination of the Republican Party to be president of the scorched hellscape that is the United Yet Cowering States of America. That, at least, is the interpretation of his speech offered by the … Continue reading

Republicans hit Cleveland day three: Jon Stewart returns to take down Fox News one last time (video)

Following his surprise appearance on The Late Show earlier this week to help usher The Colbert Report’s “Stephen Colbert” back into our hearts, Stewart showed up once again Thursday night to deliver an old-school Daily Show-style takedown of the Fox … Continue reading

Republicans hit Cleveland: Day two with Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah (video)

To say that the Republican National Convention is comical, would be to massively understate the degree of planned falsehood that is being used to activate the cackles of the base. Just as Vote Leave played on racist fears of immigrants … Continue reading

Republicans hit Cleveland: Day one with Samantha Bee (video)

“Samantha Bee could not have returned from her summer vacation soon enough. On night one of the GOP convention, the Full Frontal host wasn’t in Cleveland yet—you will have to wait for a special episode airing Wednesday—and was still safely … Continue reading

Republicans hit Cleveland: Day one with Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart (video)

“In his first live “Late Show” broadcast since the start of the Republican National Convention, Stephen Colbert promised the return of an old friend from his basic-cable days, but instead, viewers got to see two familiar faces: first, Jon Stewart, … Continue reading