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Aasif Mandvi's Modern Family

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Aasif Mandvi's new web series, “Halal in the Family,” which premiers April 9 on Funny or Die, portrays the modern American family in a classically American context: the sitcom.

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WNYC News

Can a Sitcom End Islamophobia?

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Meet the Qu’osby family, created by "The Daily Show's" Aasif Mandvi to fight racism with jokes about terrorist camps and Facebook.

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WNYC News

Comedy Central Picks New Host for 'The Daily Show'

Monday, March 30, 2015

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Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa, will replace outgoing host Jon Stewart.

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Studio 360

Sideshow Podcast: Al Madrigal on Being 'Half'

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Daily Show's "Senior Latino Correspondent" explores his ambivalence with his ethnic identity, discovering that he can't pronounce his own name — and that he doesn't really care.
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Studio 360

Jon Stewart on Filmmaking, Chicken, and the Future of "The Daily Show"

Friday, November 14, 2014

"Rosewater," which opens today, stems from an actual "Daily Show" story, and Stewart says that directing a Middle East thriller isn’t that different from writing jokes about the news.

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WNYC News

De Blasio Eats Pizza Like a Real New Yorker on 'The Daily Show'

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Jon Stewart ribbed the mayor over an incident last month in which he used a knife and fork to eat pizza at a Staten Island restaurant, and gave him the chance to make amends.

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On The Media

Why is Syria Flummoxing American Satirists?

Thursday, September 05, 2013

It's hard to talk about the ideas or politics behind comedy news, because while we all know that they're important and influential, we also know that because they're entertainment, you can't talk seriously about them without sounding like a dummy. So let's sound like dummies for a moment!

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The Greene Space

Comedian Aasif Mandvi tells On the Media's Brooke Gladstone why he initially said no to working on The Daily Show

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Comedian and actor Aasif Mandvi is best known as The Daily Show's resident "Senior Muslim Correspondent," but he's also a skilled stage actor with credits including the critically acclaimed play "Disgraced" and the 2002 Broadway revival of "Oklahoma!"

Mandvi recently sat down in The Greene Space with On the Media host and managing editor Brooke Gladstone to talk comedy, Broadway and the challenges that South Asian actors face in finding roles that don't aim to typecast them. ("Can you put on this turban, sit on this carpet and pretend you're flying?" he quipped.)

Watch as he tells Gladstone why he initially declined an audition at The Daily Show, what his first day there was like and what Bruce Springsteen had to do with it.

 

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The Takeaway

Laughing at Election Year Politics with Lizz Winstead

Monday, November 05, 2012

The election season would be downright depressing, if not for the laughs. What better person to help us laugh at the long and arduous election year than Lizz Winstead, political satirist and co-creator of The Daily Show?

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The Takeaway

Lizz Winstead on Comedy, Feminism and 'Lizz Free or Die'

Friday, May 11, 2012

Over the past few years, The Daily Show has grown into a cultural phenomenon and a political powerhouse. But when The Daily Show began in 1996, Comedy Central was a tiny network with few cable subscribers. Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show, writes in her new memoir, "Lizz Free or Die," that the show's remarkable success was predicated on the "gold mine of comedy material" on television news.

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The Takeaway

The Daily Show's Wyatt Cenac on 'AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange'

Friday, January 20, 2012

Wyatt Cenac is best known as "The Daily Show" correspondent behind popular segments like "Black to the Future" and "Rapper or Republican." When he is not working for "The Daily Show," Cenac’s is acting and performing as a stand-up comedian. His current project, hosting the fourth season of "AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange," is a documentary series profiling men and women from across the African Diaspora — including California punk band Fishbone, a 26-year-old solar energy entrepreneur in Mali, and a minister’s daughter who plays calypso music.

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Studio 360

Stewart, Colbert to Rally at Lincoln Memorial

Friday, September 17, 2010

Last night, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert announced that they would hold sort-of-but-not-really-competing rallies at the Lincoln Memorial on October 30th.

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Studio 360

Good Manners

Friday, January 29, 2010

Last week the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York opened its exhibition on 'The Drawings of Bronzino,' showcasing the work of a man who may just be the best painter nobody cares about.

Agnolo Bronzino was one of the leading painters and poets of sixteenth-century Italy.  But ...

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