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What Did the Native Americans Involved in the Daily Show's Redskins Segment Say About It?

The Daily Show

After a woman in last week's controversial Daily Show segment about the Washington Redskins shared her awful experience, another participant — this time from the Native American side — is speaking out about his involvement.

The segment featured correspondent Jason Jones interviewing Native American activists and Washington Redskins fans separately about the criticism over the team's name.  When one Redskins fan suggested "we need to be sitting down with the people that actually are offended," Jones brought in the group of activists. read more

The Daily Show Made a One Direction Joke, and Teenage Girls Are Freaking Out

Jon Stewart and Jessica Williams; insert: Zayn Malik

If you hopped on Twitter Friday and noticed that the hashtag #TheDailyShowGoneTooFar was trending, you might have assumed it was in reference to the show's recent segment that pitted Washington Redskins fans against Native American activists. But you'd be wrong.

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The Daily Show Airs Controversial (and Amazing) Segment Pitting Redskins Fans Against Native Americans

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

The Daily Show finally aired the controversial segment that left one participant in tears and calling the police.

In the segment, correspondent Jason Jones interviewed Native American activists and Washington Redskins fans about the criticism over the team's name in separate rooms. But after one Redskins fan suggested "we need to be sitting down to the people that actually are offended," Jones facilitated just that, bringing in the group of activists.

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Top Moments: Jon Stewart Sacks the NFL, Sons Sticks a Fork in It Again

Jon Stewart

Our top moments of the week:

10. Worst Host: Utopia is the insane lovechild of every terrible reality show trope imaginable and it's made all the more aggravating with its host/narrator Dan Piraro parked outside the barn. Not only does Piraro not add anything to the proceedings, but his weird, mustachioed, old-timey hipster look makes it seem like he got lost on the... read more

VIDEOS: Late Night Remembers Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers

Late-night hosts and guests honored Joan Rivers Thursday, each paying tribute to the pioneering comedian in their own way.

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New Jon Stewart Biography Claims He's a Bit of a Jerk

Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart is "anything but warm and fuzzy," a staffer asserts in Lisa Rogak's biography of The Daily Show host, according to a New York Daily News review. 

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Top Videos: Weird Al Gets "Tacky," Homeland Season 4 Teaser, Frozen Is the New Black

Weird Al

This week, "Weird Al" Yankovic is celebrating the release of his new album by releasing a video a day for eight days straight. The first clips include parodies of Pharrell's "Happy," Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," Lorde's "Royals" and Iggy Azalea's "Fancy." In sports news, baseball fans and players alike paid their respects to Derek Jeter during the MLB All-Star game, and Nike debuted an ad honoring the retiring New York Yankees shortstop. Also, Dana Carvey resurrected his classic "Choppin' Broccoli" song onThe Tonight Show, and Disney characters got a taste of prison life in the mash-up video Frozen Is the New Black. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:

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Emmy Watch: How the Late Night Upheaval Could Shake Up the Variety Series Competition

Jay Leno

When Johnny Carson signed off from The Tonight Show in 1992, his reign as the King of Late Night was celebrated with an Emmy win for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series. Granted, the competition that year was sparse: Fox's sketch-comedy show In Living Color and NBC's Late Night with David Letterman were the only others nominated.

This year, as newly retired Tonight Show host Jay Leno attempts to secure one final nomination in the category now known as... read more

The Daily Show's Larry Wilmore to Replace Stephen Colbert

Larry Wilmore

Comedy Central has tapped The Daily Show's Larry Wilmore to replace Stephen Colbert, the network announced Friday.

Wilmore, who... read more

Friends Forever: Second Time's the Charm for Playing House's Stars

Lennon Parham, Jessica St. Clair

Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham are either very committed to their craft or they have impeccable timing.

In the summer of 2012, the duo started brainstorming ideas for a new TV show when St. Clair pitched a story about them raising a baby together. "She was like, 'This is insane, right?' And I was like, 'Actually, I kind of love it,'" Parham tells TVGuide.com. "That's definitely a ... read more

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Premiered: March 11, 1999, on Comedy Central
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Premise: Jon Stewart's hip, irreverent skewering of the news and pop culture elevated this already successful series to new comedic heights (and doubled its audience) after he took over for Craig Kilborn in 1999. `If you watch the news and don't like it, then this is your counter program to the news,' Stewart said. Comedy Central's signature show snagged an Emmy in 2003 as the Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series.

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