Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart Inks 4-Year Deal With HBO

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.03.2015 | Canada Business

NEW YORK — Fresh from "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart has signed on with HBO in an exclusive four-year production pact. HBO said Tuesday the partners...

Stephen Colbert Pays Tribute To Jon Stewart With Moving Speech

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 08.08.2015 | Canada

And simultaneously shows that yes, you can write something heartfelt with the woods "dung lung."

Jon Stewart Says Emotional Goodbye

AP | David Bauder, The Associated Press | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada

NEW YORK — Jon Stewart said an emotional goodbye on Thursday, after 16 years on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" that established him as America's...

Jon Stewart Gets Last Laugh From the Media

Ken Becker | Posted 08.05.2015 | Canada Living
Ken Becker

So, to take a page from The Daily Show -- to tickle and kibitz rather than hammer and yammer -- I choose to assume a courtside seat and appraise some of the tens of thousands of words being dribbled over Stewart's departure this week.

How Insulting Canada Has Become an Industry

Ken Becker | Posted 07.31.2015 | Canada Living
Ken Becker

The Canadian news media are again proving to be a PR bonanza for a smart satirical comedy show south of the border. Comedy Central, HBO and others have learned that all you have to do is insult Canada in any way and you're guaranteed free publicity from coast to coast to coast.

America's Fatal Attraction to Guns Is More Emotional Than Logical

Marcia Sirota | Posted 06.21.2015 | Canada Politics
Marcia Sirota

It's clear that despite all the convincing research demonstrating how guns make us less safe, not more safe, Americans are still very much enamoured with their guns. They rationalize, justify and explain away each tragedy, whether an accidental death by a handgun or a mass shooting of innocent people by rifles or automatic weapons. It's not a logical argument; it's an emotional one, and until we can address the complex psychology at the root of the desire to own guns, we aren't going to convince people to give them up.

A Fan's Farewell to Jon Stewart

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 04.13.2015 | Canada Living
Kolby Solinsky

There will be others after Stewart, just like there have been others during Stewart. But it's not enough to be an activist, or to be annoying, or to be loud, or to just only occasionally hit the nail on the head, or whatever. Stewart was often left of someone on the right, often right of someone on the left.

Jon Stewart To Leave 'The Daily Show'

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 02.11.2015 | Canada

It’s the ending of an era at “The Daily Show.” During a taping on Tuesday, Jon Stewart announced he will be leaving his hosting duties. C...

Jon Stewart To Fox News: 'F*** Your False Patriotism'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.03.2014 | Canada Politics

Depending on whom you ask, President Obama's salute with a coffee in hand was either a big deal or a presidential gaffe the media blew out of proporti...

Bieber FaceTimes With Malala Yousafzai (Wait, What?)

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 08.07.2014 | Canada Music

Last year, Justin Bieber created a storm of controversy by visiting the Anne Frank House in the Netherlands. "Hopefully she would have been a belieber...

This Is What Happens When You Criticize Israel

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada Politics

On Monday night's Daily Show, it took an entire team of correspondents for Jon Stewart to convey what it feels like to comment on Israel. ...

'Riot on the Dance Floor' Doc Slam Dances To NXNE

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.13.2014 | Canada Music

NXNE may be best known as a music festival, but it has also expanded to incorporate film and interactive, too. Which is not to say that music isn't st...

'Even Drunk, Even On Crack, He's So F***ing Canadian'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.03.2014 | Canada TV

Jon Stewart had a pretty strong reaction to Rob Ford's latest antics on the Daily Show Thursday night. The host devoted nearly five minutes of disb...

Would You Use Google Glass During Sex?

Petra Zebroff | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada Living
Petra Zebroff

A few days ago Google released Glass, their new wearable computer glasses. This $1,500 gadget can record every minute of a our lives -- including our sex lives. Put on a pair of Glass and capture all the grinding and pounding from your partner's perspective.

So, I Can't Stream 'The Daily Show' Unless I Pay for Cable?

Steve E. Anderson | Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada Business
Steve E. Anderson

One night not long ago I was about to take in my daily dose of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart after work, when I was forced to deal with a new popup window on the CTV website -- CTV and other Bell Media websites are the only legal websites you can use to watch this and many other shows. But a popup appeared...

I Support Rob Ford: The Man and His Policies

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 03.04.2014 | Canada Politics
Mitch Wolfe

I believe Mayor Rob Ford will be re-elected. Some of you Ford haters, critics and doubters may question my position. Unlike these robo-calling pollsters, my associates and I have actually gone out into the field, into the darkest, deepest Ford Nation. We have talked to real people about Ford. The support is still strong. Still pollsters and old media types cannot believe why Ford Nation is sticking with Ford. So they have come up with another cockamamie theory: Ford supporters support Ford's fiscal agenda, but not Ford the man himself. Excuse me while I go all Marshall McLuhan.Ford is both the message and the medium.

Fox News and a Few Conservative Muslim Leaders are Real Scrooges

Shahla Khan Salter | Posted 02.16.2014 | Canada
Shahla Khan Salter

On December 6, Slate Magazine published an essay by Aisha Harris entitled, "Santa Claus Should Not be A White Man Anymore." In a response that went viral, Megyn Kelly of Fox News said: "For all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white..." Ironically, Kelly's intolerance, expressed during a season that ought to be filled with giving, love and acceptance, is nothing new. As a Muslim, it reminds me of those conservative Muslim leaders, on the same cold end of the Scrooge barometer as Kelly, who advise us Muslims that we better not wish anyone a Merry Christmas.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Rob Ford

Mike Gallay | Posted 01.28.2014 | Canada Politics
Mike Gallay

Rob Ford, should you be legally allowed to run for mayor again, though I may not have the courage of many of my neighbours to cast a vote in your direction, I most certainly will watch delightedly as you sweat your way through a seemingly endless string of awkward hallway press scrums and barely-veiled bigotry. You have taught me to accept what I do not understand.


The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada TV

It's at the point where Jon Stewart just mentions Rob Ford and the audience goes crazy. The Daily Show host once again expressed his shock Tuesday ...

Stewart, Colbert BASH Rob Ford

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.06.2013 | Canada Politics

Late-night political comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert took a few shots at Rob Ford, following the Toronto mayor’s shocking crack cocaine co...

Jon Stewart Skewers Toronto Mayor

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

The alleged crack video scandal surrounding Toronto Mayor Rob Ford continues to be fodder for late night talk shows.Jon Stewart spent several minutes ...

This Guest Made Jon Stewart's Jaw Drop

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.09.2013 | Canada Impact

Jon Stewart isn't easily impressed. But on Tuesday, a 16-year-old left this sardonic late-show host speechless. A year after she was shot by the T...

'The Daily Show' Has An Hilarious Message For Canadians

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.03.2013 | Canada TV

Any Canadian who has tried to watch clips of "The Daily Show" online has probably got that message telling you that the video isn't available in your ...

Watching the Watchdog: Politicians Refusing to Communicate

Tim Knight | Posted 07.24.2013 | Canada Politics
Tim Knight

What we have here is a refusal to communicate. We have a prime minister who refuses to explain why three of his Conservative senators have been forced to resign from his party. When it comes to codes of silence, His Worship the oafish mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, has learned a lot from the nation's chief magistrate.

SavvyMom Roundup: Olympics, Snacks and Celebrity Obsessions

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 10.19.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

I'll begin with some final words on the Olympics. I'm sorry they are over. I miss them already. I loved watching the athleticism and courage of the amazing athletes from all over the world. I loved judging their behaviour (to cry or not to cry) when I was in no position to do so and I loved reading the commentary from other media channels.