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Stephen Colbert to air live after Donald Trump – Hillary Clinton presidential debates

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Stephen Colbert, who capitalized on the political conventions with live airings of his late-night show, will do the same for the presidential and vice presidential debates. “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” will air live on CBS after the scheduled Sept. 26 and Oct. 19 debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and following the Tim Kaine–Mike Pence debate Oct. 4, the network said Wednesday. Colbert, who is in his first-season transition from his Comedy Central series “The Colbert Report,”…

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Larry Wilmore says his ‘tone didn’t fit room’ in DC performance

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Comic Larry Wilmore says his “tone didn’t fit the room” at his much talked-about White House Correspondents Association speech but believes his use of a provocative term to address President Barack Obama may open an important dialogue for the country. The Comedy Central host said in an interview Tuesday that he’s willing to take the heat for his performance over the weekend, which skewered media figures and politicians. The so-called nerd prom is a big event in Washington, and Wilmore’s…

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Unmasked, Stephen Colbert debuts tonight hosting ‘Late Show’

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Stephen Colbert is about to turn a corner in his career: onto Broadway at 54th Street. Having split from cheeky Comedy Central a few blocks away, he will now hold court at old-guard CBS. He will inherit the theater, time slot and series title (though with an added “The”) owned for 22 years by David Letterman. Little wonder that Colbert’s disciples — his erstwhile Colbert Nation — wait anxiously to see what “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” will be…

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Trevor Noah set to replace Jon Stewart on ‘Daily Show’

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Comedy Central has named Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa, as Jon Stewart‘s replacement on “The Daily Show.” Noah, who was recently brought aboard as an on-air contributor, was chosen two months after Stewart unexpectedly announced he was leaving “The Daily Show” after 16 years as its host and principal voice. Noah replaces the New Jersey-born Stewart as a biracial comic with an international perspective. In the network’s one-hour late-night comedy block, Noah joins Larry Wilmore, an African-American…

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Daily Show hilariously mocks Rick Scott’s ban on ‘global warming’

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Jon Stewart and his comedy writing team over at “The Daily Show” has never lacked for content when it comes to mocking Florida, so it was a natural that the Comedy Central franchise would take note of the recent report that Rick Scott has banned the terms “climate change,” and “global warming,” from use by Department of Environmental Protection staffers. Stewart busted out a copy of “Roget’s Denial Thesaurus” to find some synonyms that Floridians working in state government can…

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