Happy Friday, everyone. You can’t see it right now, but I’m making very disappointed faces in Brian Williams’ direction. Let’s get started with that and other news stories that caught my eye this week.
Yes, as hard as it is to believe, Jon Stewart announced last night that he’s leaving The Daily Show later this year. So. Many. Feels. We’ll all miss him, of course, but can you blame him for not wanting to have to cover another election cycle? Let’s dry our tears and try to figure out what’s going to happen when he’s gone. Read More Jon Stewart is Leaving The Daily Show — Let the Speculation Commence!
Here’s what to read when you’re on a conference call this week: Read More Dispatches from Ladyblogland
We’re gearing up for the Super Bowl (meaning party food), which means we’re bookending this week with some sports news. Read More PoC News in America
Ever since Comedy Central announced that Larry Wilmore would be taking over Stephen Colbert’s timeslot after The Daily Show, I’ve been super excited to see how it would turn out. After all, the other TDS alums who have branched out to do their own shows have done very well; The Colbert Report was freaking hilarious and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is absolutely brilliant. Will The Nightly Show live up to our expectations?
Y’all, I was cracking up before we even got to the show’s opening credits and had tears streaming down my face by the first commercial. And then it got even better. Read More What I Watched Last Night: The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore
Happy post-Halloween hangover! Have you lost any of your favs to problematic Halloween costumes? Have you gained any new favs? Let’s jump right in!
Even those of you not old enough to remember the 1960s have heard of the various counter-culture movements — anti-war demonstrations, hippies at Woodstock, never-trust-anyone-over-30, and so on. I was in elementary school, so I wasn’t old enough for any of the really wild stuff. My counter-culture activities were confined to teaching myself the guitar chords for “Where Have All The Flowers Gone?” and macrame-ing myself a belt for my bell-bottoms. Read More Musical Peaceniks, 21st Century Style
Let’s start the week with what everyone is talking about: Viola Davis and How to Get Away With Murder.