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  • Famous Jewish dads we love

    Stressed out over what to do for dad this Father’s day? No tips here, but we can offer you a distraction in the form of a list of our favorite Jewish celebrity dads. More ▸

  • Jon Stewart will leave The Daily Show this summer to direct a movie

    Jewish TV comedian Jon Stewart is stepping down from his throne at Comedy Central this summer for a break to direct a film based on a screenplay he wrote. Stewart is abandoning “The Daily Show,” the New York Times reports, to direct a film called “Rosewater,” which is based on a 2011 book,  “And Then They Came… More ▸

  • Jon Stewart rocks Dov Hikind on blackface

    You know you’ve pissed off enough people when you end up on the Daily Show. Jon Stewart poked fun at Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind last night for his rather poor choice of Purim costume, when he wore an afro, orange jersey, and blackface makeup to dress up as “a basketball player.” Stewart listed all the… More ▸

  • Jon Stewart is 50! Let’s celebrate with his best moments

    Fifty years ago today, in the great city of New York, Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz was born.
    Later, his family moved to New Jersey and Jonathan switched the spelling of his name to Jon Stewart, and moved from studying chemistry in The College of William & Mary to pursuing a career in comedy. As we celebrate the golden jubilee of the man behind “The Daily Show,” we look at the best moments of his career, and believe it or not, there were many of them before he took over the desk in the Midtown Manhattan studios.
    One of Stewart’s first ever TV gigs was at the “Caroline’s Comedy Hour”
    The famous comedy venue “Caroline’s” had its own show on A&E, and Stewart was one of the show’s writers. You can even see him (not hear him though) in this sketch from 1990, as Colin Quinn and his mullet are trying to figure out who wrote a certain sketch (also in that sketch, a very young Louis C.K.). More ▸

  • ‘Homeland’ completely dominates the Emmys

    Last night’s 64th Primetime Emmy Awards revealed a new reality – the American viewer would much rather be scared by potential terrorists than sexist advertising agencies – as television show “Homeland” grabbed six Emmys and denounced “Mad Men” as the top drama on TV. “Homeland” had a pretty impressive Emmy run, including Outstanding Drama, best… More ▸

  • Jews prefer Jon Stewart, reveals least surprising survey ever

    A survey conducted by Jewish dating website JDate and Christian dating website Christian Mingle asking “Who is your favorite political news funnyman?,” the “Daily Show” host earned the favor of 51% of young Jewish singles, whereas Christians prefer Stewart’s Catholic counterpart, Stephen Colbert (39%). According to LA Times, For Jewish voters, Bill Maher of HBO’s… More ▸