On a recent visit to Barcelona, Spain, my local translator, who told me he was becoming increasingly interested in physics as he listened to my responses to reporters' questions, commented that he couldn't believe the biggest advances in my field will come not from America but from Europe -- for him, an unexpected turn.
In the first days of September 2001, I was engaged in the enviable task of shopping for a dress to wear to the Emmys. The TV comedy I often performed on, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," was nominated for two awards, and all I could think about was walking down the red carpet (and all the ex-boyfriends who might happen to be watching).
"The Daily Show" correspondent isn't enjoying the country's financial demise, but takes comfort in being "number two."
John Oliver says America might be doomed.
You have no interest in being 21 again. (Neither do we.) But, oh, wouldn't it be nice to feel 21 again: The energy! The metabolism! The sense of I-can-accomplish-anything-I-set-my-mind-to!
"I would like to tell all the stalkers out there to get a life, and they're never gonna love you. So find someone who will."
The comedian has written a book about all things "sex," and also discusses her experience working with Wolf Blitzer.
Using a familiar, friendly forum, White House adviser Elizabeth Warren went on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" to criticize a congressional effort to delay and weaken the consumer bureau created by Wall Street reform.
Politics is serious business -- but not all the time.
"The Daily Show" correspondent Aasif Mandvi manages to find humor in race relations in the U.S., 10 years after 9/11.
Jon Stewart, host of "The Daily Show," was appointed to the board of directors of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum's board of directors.
Rep. Greg Walden says the American people want government to focus on creating jobs, spending less and healthcare reform that protects jobs.
"If we can, we'll be able to complete an agreement that supports jobs and prosperity in America," President Obama recently wrote about his trip to Asia.
The tech-obsessed star sats it's sexy "to watch a guy take down Call of Duty 4 without breaking a sweat"
It's time to see if the dancing taco, explosive commercials, clever tweets and other promotions will pay off for Conan O'Brien.
Conan O'Brien's making his return to late night TV. CNN's Kareen Wynter reports he's after ratings and redemption.
At this point on the Web, if it doesn't get Auto-Tuned, it didn't really happen.
OK, there's no way to write this article without name dropping. To cut to the chase, I know Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, and you don't.
Comedy Central hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will hold the "Rally to Restore Sanity" and the "March to Keep Fear Alive" on the National Mall on Saturday, with thousands expected to flood in from across the country.
American Morning spoke with media critic David Bianculli on President's Obama appearance on "The Daily Show."
President Obama gently sparred with Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" in the final run-up to next week's midterm elections, after the comedian called his legislative progress "timid."
With just days to go before the midterm elections, President Obama joined comedian Jon Stewart for a taping of "The Daily Show" in Washington.
The Comedy Central host came in ahead of President Barack Obama in the poll
Barack Obama is no stranger to Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," having appeared there four times as senator between 2005 and 2008. But Obama's widely promoted visit tonight (11 ET, Comedy Central), in the midst of a weeklong "Daily Show" encampment in Washington, is the first time a sitting president has appeared on that late-night cable show.
The funnyman popped the question to Iraq War vet Kate Norley over the summer
Jon Stewart says that his Rally to Restore Sanity -- and Stephen Colbert's sister event, March to Keep Fear Alive -- are not meant to counter Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor event of last August.
Jordan's King Abdullah II warned that the Middle East may see another war if the issue of settlements is not resolved as part of the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
Are you tired of the extremes dominating the debate? Angry about hyperpartisans hijacking American politics? Well, Jon Stewart has a rally for you and me.
Two Comedy Central funnymen are apparently entering into the partisan political fray with rallies of their own in the nation's capital.
Israel's top comedy show uses satire to find humor in the country's problems. CNN's Kevin Flower reports.
Thursday evening and the line outside Israel's Channel 2 production facility is getting longer. Dozens of eager fans are waiting to enter the studio for the season finale taping of, "Eretz Nehederet," or "What a Wonderful Country."
CNN revisits the '80s with the cast of "Hot Tub Time Machine."
Your cable bill is going up this year -- and next year, and the year after that -- with no end in sight.
Holiday gatherings can be rough. You have a sneaking suspicion Uncle Joe is going to have a drink or five too many, and you're still wincing about that great gift your brother's girlfriend gave you last year, when you didn't get her a thing.
"He's the greatest host in the world," says Chris Rock of the Late Show's main man
Jay Leno's new show will be freshly baked five nights a week with three times the comedy of his former "Tonight Show," the comedian promised.
"I had to watch my mouth," admits the singer whose admirers include Sasha Obama
Jon Stewart and Jim Cramer trade barbs on "The Daily Show."
By most accounts, the showdown was pretty brutal.
Can you live without "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Hills"?
Humorist John Hodgman, known for his role in the ubiquitous Mac commercials and The Daily Show, discusses his new book.
You might want to take John Hodgman's new book, "More Information Than You Require," with a grain of salt. Or maybe the whole shaker.
The former Daily Show correspondent and wife Sandra welcome their second child
Saturday Night Live isn't the only brand boosted by Tina Fey's Sarah Palin routines. If you're one of the millions who's watched those skits online within a week of their original broadcast, chances are you've seen them at Hulu.com. It's a big moment for the free video site.
The PC Guy and the Daily Show's resident expert shares the secrets of the mole-men in his new book, More Information than You Require
She'd rather not watch her husband's showdowns with John McCain, she admits, "I get nervous!"
TIME talks to the pundit about the presidential election, Sarah Palin and her new book, Patriotic Grace
The former Daily Show correspondent jokes they may name her "Freeka" or "Baby the Entertainer"
Covering the coming eco-apocalypse can be depressing business. But Rob Kutner sees the good times in end times
The Project for Excellence in Journalism said it was surprised at how much the Comedy Central late-night program resembles The O'Reilly Factor, Hardball and other cable news shows in content
People say I am depressing them.
Comedy Central's Jon Stewart calls CNN's Senior Business correspondent Ali Velshi a 'hairless prophet of doom.'
"Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle," a stoner comedy that became a cult favorite on DVD, was a slacker quest movie -- as wonderfully oxymoronic as that sounds.
Most folks don't get the tech-writer thing. Yes, you're obligated to return the gadgets you review, but honestly, you usually wouldn't want to keep them. Eventually, all that tech stuff just piles up, and the office begins to look like Best Buy at the tail end of a bad post-holiday sale.
In a new ad, the Clinton campaign tries to portray its candidate as the best to handle a foreign affairs crisis.
The New York Senator shares some laughs with Jon Stewart before her big day
In the saga of his love life that he weaves as a bedtime story for his preteen daughter, Maya (Abigail Breslin), in "Definitely, Maybe," Will Hayes (Ryan Reynolds) sounds like a man from Hope as he recounts the good old days of Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign.
The Writers Guild of America, East met with members of Congress in an attempt to raise awareness about the ongoing strike
Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert return to the airwaves tonight, but without writers. CNN's Lola Ogunnaike reports.
Note to politicians: Prepare to be mocked.
About 500 unionized news writers, employees of CBS News television and radio, could soon join their creative colleagues on the picket line
Dilbert spends much of his life in a cubicle, battling the insanities of working for the pointy-haired boss. His creator, Scott Adams, works at home, although he too once had a corporate job.
Viewers may have to get used to a steady stream of reruns now that television and film writers have gone on strike.
The writers who make up the words for most of the movies and television shows produced in the United States will be walking picket lines Monday morning outside of major studios in New York and Los Angeles as the Writers Guild of America (WGA) has launched a strike against producers.
Showbiz Tonight's Brooke Anderson explains why TV and movie writers may walk off their jobs soon.
Show-business writers will go on strike early Monday after their negotiating team recommended a walkout over royalties that could immediately pinch late-night TV shows.
Hollywood writers are poised to strike after their negotiating team recommended a walkout in a dispute over royalties at a Thursday night meeting of the union membership.
Viacom is set to unveil a Web site that will include about 13,000 video clips of its popular "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," representing every minute of the show since its 1999 inception, according to a published report.
CNN's Jeanne Moos looks at pretend pundit Stephen Colbert's run for president as a Republican -- and a Democrat.
Call it a repeat treat - Jon Stewart is hosting the Oscars again next year.
Fake-news program "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" is taking a page from serious news organizations this week with on-the-scene reports from the war zone in Iraq.
(Video courtesy Comedy Central.)
The likelihood of success of the latest YouTube killer, the hydra-headed industry joint venture led by News Corp. and NBC Universal, can probably best be ascertained by counting the number of companies in the news release. I get five - News, NBC, MSN, AOL and Yahoo - or six, if you include MySpace, which News Corp. owns. It's difficult enough for an incumbent to take on a scrappy pioneer. But six? Not likely.
If you're looking for that next big job or promotion, you might want to forgo your next resume workshop for a trip to the nearest library.
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Andy Samberg, a rising star on Saturday Night Live, owes his success to short video clips.
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Ask anybody under the age of 50 who the star of the 2004 election was, and he'll probably say Comedy Central's The Daily Show, the news spoof that hit record ratings in the run-up to Nov. 2. But an...
A generation of pandering film reviewers has rendered the phrase "laugh-out-loud funny" almost meaningless through repetition. But--and I'm not afraid to repeat this--America (The Book) (Warner, $2...
Sometimes fashion reviewers can damn a designer's shares to the discount bin. Gucci stock was as unsightly as its spring 2001 collection after the New York Times panned its show. But it would be a ...
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