Jon Stewart

  • Emmys roundup

    Last night the Emmys were awarded in Los Angeles and all of television glitterati (and a lot of film stars since the distinction between television and movie stars has steadily blurred over the past decade) showed up to demonstrate their best acting skills by pretending to be entertained by the evening’s proceedings.
    Even Charlie Sheen was on hand to present the award for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. But before he got started listing the nominees, he needed to do some penance. (We are getting close to Rosh Hashanah, after all.) “Before I present Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, my old category,” he began, “I want to take a moment to get something off my chest and say a few words to verybody here from Two and a Half Men. From the bottom of my heart, I wish you nothing but the best for this upcoming season. We spent eight wonderful years together and I know you will continue to make great television.”
    Just like that bit of faux sincerity, the rest of the show felt forced and poorly scripted. Yet unlike every other armchair critic out there, I’m not going to make this post about how dreadful the show was because this was hardly a surprise. The Emmys are unwatchable virtually every year. We’d all be better entertained watching C-SPAN. Book TV anyone?
    Now onto the awards. More ▸

  • Jon Stewart to hold Nirvana Q&A

    It’s been 20 years since Nirvana came out with “Nevermind,” one of the music albums that defined the grunge generation of the early 1990s. To commemorate the event, SiriusXM radio is bringing the person who defines this generation, Jon Stewart, to hold a “town hall meeting” Q&A session on September 23rd with the surviving remains… More ▸

  • When Stewart met Seinfeld

    Jon Stewart (who some would say is the “most important Jew”) was in the midst of a good bashing of Marcus Bachmann, the “pray-the-gay-away” husband of Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann, when he got a surprise visit from Jerry Seinfeld. In the hilarious exchange between the two J.S’s, Seinfeld is trying to prevent Stewart from… More ▸

  • The Skinny on Jonah Hill

    Jonah Hill, who just finished filming a remake of the 21 Jump Street, the late 80s show that made Johnny Depp famous, discussed his new slim physique while on the BAFTA red carpet. The newly shorn and svelte comedian told The Los Angeles Times, “I thought it was important to be healthier.” While we applaud… More ▸

  • Jon Stewart chides bankers at Robin Hood gala

    The Wall Street Journal followed up Tuesday’s New York Times story about the annual gala of the Robin Hood Foundation with a piece about how charities in general are toning down their galas in light of the recession. For a taste of what goes on at the Robin Hood event, check out the video above,… More ▸