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[Daily Show, Last Week Tonight, & Full Frontal]

ForarForar #432Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
The Daily Show has seen one spinoff come to an end, yet like Hydra, two have risen to take its place. With Jon Stewart retiring this year, Trevor Noah has been given the nod to take up his role.

John Oliver, having done such an exemplary job as the guest host while Jon was filming Rosewater, has been given his own show, and is knocking it out of the park once a week on Sundays.

Larry Wilmore has taken up Colbert's old slot following the Daily Show, though this show came to an end recently.

And Samantha Bee has managed to make a name for herself with some truly impressive snark/scorn and hard hitting segments.

This thread is to discuss those shows and their topics/segments. While there's no hard and fast rule, in general if something is big enough to discuss for several days, it might deserve its own thread, or perhaps even have one already, where that discussion would be better served.

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  • AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    From the prior thread:




    The second video has a clip of Darrell Issa literally hopping over a fence to avoid reporters. It has to be seen to be believed.

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  • ThirithThirith Registered User regular
    Having recently watched the Brexit bit by John Oliver, I once again realised that there's something about him that rubs me the wrong way. It's the delivery, though I couldn't put my finger on what it is exactly. I agree with him politically, I think the points he makes are the pertinent ones, I like his perspective (that of a Brit embracing his new home but deploring its idiocies and hypocrisies) and appreciate the strength of his convictions - but as a comedian I find him rather grating.

    Which isn't a problem - I don't have to watch his show, after all. I'm just wondering if I'm alone in this; generally my impression is that he and his work are well loved, except perhaps by those on the other side of the political spectrum.

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  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    edited June 2016
    I totally think LWT's strenght is in the writing. Olvier's sarcastic and self-deprecating presentation style can be a bit annoying.

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  • AstaerethAstaereth In the belly of the beastRegistered User regular
    I think a significant part of it is his response to laughter. When the audience laughed and broke Stewart's rhythm, he would add another joke or extend the bit somehow. Oliver typically responds by just repeating the punchline, which is much more annoying and less funny than just letting the line stand and taking a breath.

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  • ForarForar #432 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    Yeah, much as I love what they do, his shtick of 'bang desk while repeating the punchline 3 or 4 times' can grate a little. I usually find myself thinking 'okay, we get it, please get back to being awesome'.

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  • hippofanthippofant ティンク Registered User regular
    Last Week Tonight should release a video of Oliver just pounding his deck screaming "No no no" for 10 minutes.

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  • KadokenKadoken see what me tell you, seen Registered User regular
    I honestly hate the audience when they laugh for too long. Worst part about Colbert Report

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  • ForarForar #432 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    hippofant wrote: »
    Last Week Tonight should release a video of Oliver just pounding his deck screaming "No no no" for 10 minutes.

    After this Brexit Bullshit, I wouldn't be surprised if John did it on his own.

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  • dispatch.odispatch.o Registered User regular
    For whatever reason I think LWT has changed quite a bit from the first season and I can't quite tell why. I think it may be the topics it's covered this season have mostly been what's in the news anyway.

    The show does the best stuff when it covers things like Puerto Rico and Tobacco. It's at the worst when it proves Trump is full of shit for the first 8 minutes every week. We all know he's full of shit... I personally knew almost nothing about Puerto Rico.

  • ForarForar #432 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2016
    I think having little shots at Trump is going to be an ongoing thing until the General Election is over. Yes, there are those that argue 'oh that's just more free publicity, there's no such thing as bad press', but I think that's bullshit. John and the team continuing to make Trump a joke is something I hope continues to stick. Even if I'm a touch wary of gags overstaying their welcome, or becoming too obvious, calling him out on his bullshit is important.

    Look at the Brexit stuff that's happening right now, at the reports of people choosing not to vote because 'it wouldn't matter' or those who voted to Leave 'because it wouldn't matter' or 'for the lulz' or any number of stupid reasons they now regret. Not only is it making him a laughing stock, people should be aware just how awful he is, on an ongoing basis. Granted, we can't become complacent, as the political threads are always harping on, and I'm not saying 'the left' should devolve into Fox style 'vote out of Fear' approach, but fine lines aside, yeah, I think it's important enough to remain A Thing for as long as necessary.

    Similarly, even as a joke, people can't rest on their laurels or assume it's in the bag, and I can only imagine that (assuming this season ends in November, as the last two did) they'll start pushing people to register to vote, and then actually fucking vote at some point.

    It's like The Daily Show's "Indecision 20__" bit, but since they only have half an hour a week rather than ~1.5 hours of content, repeat topics will necessarily take up a larger percentage of the show across weeks and months than might be ideal.

    But when it comes to Trump's bullshit? Just keep going.

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  • ShadowhopeShadowhope Baa. Registered User regular
    Astaereth wrote: »
    I think a significant part of it is his response to laughter. When the audience laughed and broke Stewart's rhythm, he would add another joke or extend the bit somehow. Oliver typically responds by just repeating the punchline, which is much more annoying and less funny than just letting the line stand and taking a breath.

    The punchline!

    John repeats the punchline!

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  • abotkinabotkin Registered User regular
    "We're off for a few weeks and we'll be back July 27th."

    Well damn it. Particularly since that was a slightly disappointing episode.

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  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    I think Full Frontal is now at the top of my list and it's because of Sam Bee's attitude.

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    The best

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  • ArbitraryDescriptorArbitraryDescriptor Registered User regular
    Is that a green screen, or did he actually not bother to make sure his clothes got all the way in the dresser before they started rolling?

    And the apparent age of that TV is fascinating. Does it work? Is it a facade for something more sinister?

  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    honovere wrote: »
    I think Full Frontal is now at the top of my list and it's because of Sam Bee's attitude.

    She's just so pissed!

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    honovere wrote: »
    I think Full Frontal is now at the top of my list and it's because of Sam Bee's attitude.

    She's just so pissed!

    I dunno she's so bossy, loud, and nagging...

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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  • ForarForar #432 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    Preacher wrote: »
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    honovere wrote: »
    I think Full Frontal is now at the top of my list and it's because of Sam Bee's attitude.

    She's just so pissed!

    I dunno she's so bossy, loud, and nagging...

    There's a great dispari...

    Wait.

    I see what you did there.

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  • cncaudatacncaudata Registered User regular
    Jessica Williams is leaving for her own show on CC. Thursday will have her last segment.
    http://www.ew.com/article/2016/06/29/jessica-williams-leaving-daily-show

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    I think its a good thing the new daily show is losing old anchors, if only so it can develop its own identity. Hopefully they fired their twitter guy after the dumb bullshit on monday.

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    Preacher wrote: »
    I think its a good thing the new daily show is losing old anchors, if only so it can develop its own identity. Hopefully they fired their twitter guy after the dumb bullshit on monday.

    what happened on Monday?

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  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    edited June 2016
    Buttcleft wrote: »
    Preacher wrote: »
    I think its a good thing the new daily show is losing old anchors, if only so it can develop its own identity. Hopefully they fired their twitter guy after the dumb bullshit on monday.

    what happened on Monday?

    This:



    (Eventually followed by this, presumably after much outrage:)

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  • Caulk Bite 6Caulk Bite 6 One of the multitude of Dans infesting this place Registered User regular
    Wow, that was ill thought out

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  • ThirithThirith Registered User regular
    No comment so far on the Daily Show bit on the recent police shootings?

    http://www.cc.com/video-clips/f3qur6/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-the-fatal-shootings-of-alton-sterling-and-philando-castile

    I haven't altogether warmed to Noah's delivery, but I thought he was very good in this one. It's not a particularly funny one, though it uses humour to make some very grim points, but the delivery fits the content so well.

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    Who was the third shooting he mentioned? I hadn't heard about that.

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    There's no point in you getting both of yourselves all worked up and ready to chart the undiscovered country, then having her flush crimson red, run to the bathroom, and spend twenty minutes straining and grunting and stressing out because you're all ready to deliver your package but there's a three inch thick Sunday paper clogging up the mail slot.
  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    Good news for once. LWT did a piece on tobacco a while ago and here's the latest news from Uruguay

    ontd-political.livejournal.com/11502865.html

    Too bad LWT is on summer break.

  • Harry DresdenHarry Dresden Registered User regular
    honovere wrote: »
    I think Full Frontal is now at the top of my list and it's because of Sam Bee's attitude.

    Samantha Bee is magical.

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  • ForarForar #432 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    honovere wrote: »
    I think Full Frontal is now at the top of my list and it's because of Sam Bee's attitude.

    Samantha Bee is magical.

    Obviously the people that hired her to play Sailor Moon knew magic when they saw it.

    Also, this dropped;

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  • Magus`Magus` Registered User regular
    It really sucks that the Colbert and pals Get Lucky video has been scrubbed from the internet. All I can find are low resolution poorly captured ones. It was on Hulu and the CC website but it's been removed with no reason given.

  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    AV Club just did a pair of interviews with the TDS crew about the upcoming convention coverage since they're actually taking the show on the road for both of them. Trevor got a solo piece and then (most of) the Correspondents got one today. I'm assuming Desi Lydic can't/won't travel right now what with the new baby and everything.

  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    edited July 2016
    Full Frontal and Last Week Tonight pick up writing for variety Emmy nominations (against Key & Peele, Inside Amy Schumer, and SNL).

    Last Week Tonight gets an "Outstanding variety talk" nomination, Full Frontal gets snubbed.

    Daily Show not nominated in either category after winning like the last 11.

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  • JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    Magus` wrote: »
    It really sucks that the Colbert and pals Get Lucky video has been scrubbed from the internet. All I can find are low resolution poorly captured ones. It was on Hulu and the CC website but it's been removed with no reason given.

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x12u56m_stephen-colbert-invite-hugh-laurie-et-matt-damon-a-danser-sur-get-lucky-des-daft-punk_news

    Not HD, but not the worst resolution either.

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  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    Jragghen wrote: »
    Magus` wrote: »
    It really sucks that the Colbert and pals Get Lucky video has been scrubbed from the internet. All I can find are low resolution poorly captured ones. It was on Hulu and the CC website but it's been removed with no reason given.

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x12u56m_stephen-colbert-invite-hugh-laurie-et-matt-damon-a-danser-sur-get-lucky-des-daft-punk_news

    Not HD, but not the worst resolution either.

    that and Munchma Quchi are probably the two greatest moments in comedy history with regards to Colbert Report.

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    Herman Cain.

    now those were the good old days

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  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    OH MY GOD THE LATE SHOW WITH COLBERT.

    OH MY GOD.

    ITS GLORIOUS.

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  • Captain TragedyCaptain Tragedy Registered User regular
    "Stephen Colbert" has returned, and has brought The Word with him. It's pretty awesome.

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    "Stephen Colbert" has returned, and has brought The Word with him. It's pretty awesome.

    and not just that

    BUT HOW HE RETURNED.

    OH MY GOD IT IS A GOLDEN MOMENT OF TV.

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