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

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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

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Tells Jon Stewart Why He's Moving On

Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart

Stephen Colbert is taking over The Late Show in 2015 — but what's his conservative persona "Stephen Colbert" going to do once The Colbert Report ends?

"Colbert" stopped by The Daily Show Wednesday to "break the news" to his Comedy Central colleague Jon Stewart and explain why he feels this is an optimal time to leave the show.

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Comedian David Brenner Dies at 78

David Brenner

Comedian and Tonight Show legend David Brenner died Saturday at the age of 78, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Top Videos: The Big Lipinski, Divergent Trailer, Bill Nye's Creationism Debate

Tara Lipinski

This week, Bill Nye (the Science Guy) participated in a debate about the origins of matter with Ken Ham, the founder of the Creation Museum, and Jon Stewart paid tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman on The Daily Show. ABC Family's The Fosterslaunched its web series, and BIO released a collection of videos online in honor of Black History Month. Oh, and Tara Lipinski did an amazing Big Lebowski-inspired figure skating routine. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:

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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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