Epstein’s Caribbean islands drawing tourists after his death
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Jeffrey Epstein's armed guards and the sharp rocks that lie beneath the turquoise waters glistening around his Caribbean island have long deterred...
House approves 9/11 victims bill, sends it to Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Friday overwhelmingly approved a bill ensuring that a victims compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.
NEW YORK (AP) — A funeral will be held Wednesday for a former New York City police detective who was a leader in the fight for the Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund.
NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York City police detective who was a leader in the fight for the Sept. 11 Victims Compensation Fund died Saturday at age 53.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to call a Senate vote on a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is meeting this week with Sept. 11 first responders following withering criticism from comedian Jon Stewart that Congress had failed to...
Jon Stewart keeping up pressure on Mitch McConnell
NEW YORK (AP) — Comic Jon Stewart used his buddy Stephen Colbert's late-night show to keep the heat on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for passage of legislation to replenish a victims'...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Comedian Jon Stewart scolded Congress Tuesday for failing to ensure that a victims' compensation fund set up after the 9/11 attacks never runs out of money.
Lawmakers, first responders sound alarm on 9/11 fund
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 17 years after the 9/11 attacks, first responders and their advocates were back at the Capitol Monday urging Congress to ensure that a victims' compensation fund does...
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Bruce Springsteen, Seth Meyers headline veterans fundraiser
NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen teamed up with country star Eric Church on a version of "Working on the Highway" and Jon Stewart laced into Donald Trump at a bawdy event Monday in New York that gathered comedians and musicians to help raise money for military veterans.
Jon Stewart hands out free lunch to construction workers
RED BANK, N.J. (AP) — Comedian and former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart has surprised construction workers at a New Jersey performing arts theater with a free lunch.
Stewart appeared behind the window of the Shore Good Eats food truck outside the Count Basie Center of the Arts in Red Bank Wednesday afternoon, handing out sandwiches and cookies.
Bruce Springsteen, Seth Meyers headline veterans fundraiser
NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, Jim Gaffigan and Seth Meyers are headlining this year's Stand Up for Heroes fundraiser, which benefits injured veterans and their families.
Jimmy Carr and Eric Church are also on the bill for the Nov. 5 comedy event at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Jon Stewart helps aid goats found on New York subway tracks
NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Stewart has helped make a home for two goats found roaming along the subway tracks in New York City.
A train operator on Monday alerted headquarters about "two very baaaaad boys" along the N Line in Brooklyn. It wasn't clear where the goats came from.
NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian Samantha Bee apologized to Ivanka Trump and viewers on Thursday for using an obscenity to describe the president's daughter, an incident that quickly thrust her into the middle of the nation's political divide.
Her network, TBS, also said it was "our mistake, too," in allowing the language on Bee's show, "Full Frontal," on Wednesday. Her show is taped and not aired live.
Editorials from around New York
Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers:
The Journal News on the World Trade Center health program
Seemingly every week, the first-responder community announces the death of one, or two or even more from 9/11-related illnesses. The losses will not stop soon. So many exposed to the toxic swirl of ground zero will continue to need health care and support for years to come.
Daddy Papa (2003): Same-sex parenting as seen through the lives of four families led by male couples.
February One: The Story of the Greensboro Four (2005): The quintessential telling of the 1960 North Carolina sit-ins that inspired nonviolent protests across the nation.
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2007): A complicated financial scandal is boiled down to a universally understandable issue: greed.
- The Washington TimesMitch McConnell says 9/11 victims will be taken care ofJune 18, 2019
- The SunStewart Stands for 9/11 RespondersJune 17, 2019
- The Washington TimesJohn Stewart rips Congress in 9/11 victims fund hearing; 'They did their jobs ... do yours!'June 11, 2019
- The Spokesman-ReviewDave Attell’s comedy continues to evolve with timesOctober 25, 2018
- Cleveland.com'The Daily Show' host Trevor Noah bringing comedy show to RocksinoSeptember 28, 2018
Retired host of "The Daily Show" Jon Stewart took in the New York Knicks' game against the Golden State Warriors courtside Monday night in Madison Square Garden. The outmatched Knicks actually led by one point at halftime before the Warriors got away from them in the second half and won, 125-111.
The cameras caught Stewart's exaggeratedly bewildered reaction after Golden State's JaVale McGee hit a fadeaway shot:
Inspired by Jon Stewart, Minneapolis comedy show satirizes state politics and news
Eighteen comedians walked into a room last week. Their goal? Crafting another funny episode of Minnesota Tonight, a live monthly comedy show that takes a satirical spin through state politics and news. Theyll offer their next installment on Wednesday evening at the Brave New Workshop.
Rush Limbaugh rips ‘idiot’ Jimmy Kimmel, notion that liberalism is linked with higher intellect
Radio host Rush Limbaugh took aim at ABC's Jimmy Kimmel on Monday after the latter framed left-wing politics as a sign of intelligence.
The star of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" made waves in political circles over the weekend by telling a Los Angeles crowd that late-night television "requires a measure of intelligence" that attracts liberal men like Jon Stewart and David Letterman.
Rob Riggle to host NFL Honors when AP awards are announced
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Emmy-nominated actor and comedian Rob Riggle will host NFL Honors on Feb. 3, when The Associated Press hands out its individual league awards.
The two-hour prime-time show on NBC will take place at Northrop at the University of Minnesota.
UW prof spends two days with Jon Stewart, takes him to meet her parents
UW-Madison political science professor Kathy Cramer was honored to find out that Jon Stewart had read her book, "The Politics of Resentment," but little did she know that the comedian's interest in the book would lead to her spending two days with him.
Trevor Noah was given the impossible task of replacing Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show."
But accomplishing the incredible is nothing new for the South African comic, who appears Jan. 5 at Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh. In his autobiography, "Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood," Noah recounts the perils of growing up in a country where apartheid was the rule of the land. Where his very existence was deemed illegal because his father was white and his mother was black.
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Jimmy Fallon to host ‘Tonight Show’ live from Minneapolis after Super Bowl
We are going to the Super Bowl! crowed Tonight Show star Jimmy Fallon Tuesday night.
Fallon will present a live telecast Sunday, Feb. 4 from the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, just a few blocks away from the home of the Big Game.
The special episode will air after the recap, a new episode of This Is Us and the late local news.
Trump mocked during New York fundraiser by top comedians
NEW YORK (AP) — Some top comedians — including John Oliver, Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah and Conan O'Brien — helped raise money for military veterans Tuesday night at a raucous event at Madison Square Garden in which many of the best barbs were hurled at the current commander in chief.
Political satirist Bassem Youssef to perform at Union Theater
Do a Google search for the name “Bassem Youssef,” and pages of press will come up: a profile of the heart-surgeon-turned-comedian in The New Yorker, transcripts of interviews with him on public radio’s “Fresh Air,” Time magazine’s listing of Youssef among the “100 most influential people in the world” in 2013.
Who’s who of celebrities attend Springsteen show premiere
NEW YORK (AP) — There was no official red carpet, but opening night arrivals for Bruce Springsteen's Broadway show included a who's who of A-list celebrities.
But seriously ... Trevor Noah wins Thurber humor award
NEW YORK (AP) — Trevor Noah is so funny he's getting an award.
"The Daily Show" host's memoir "Born a Crime" has won the Thurber Prize for American Humor. Prize officials made the announcement Monday night.
Judges chose Noah's reflections on growing up in South Africa over a pair of novels: Ken Pisani's "Amp'd" and Aaron Thier's "Mr. Eternity." Noah will be given $5,000 and a crystal plaque.
Comedy Central keeps Noah at ‘Daily Show’ through 2022
NEW YORK (AP) — In a strong vote of confidence for its late-night cornerstone, Comedy Central said Thursday it has agreed to a contract extension that will keep Trevor Noah as host of "The Daily Show" through 2022.
The network also said Noah would produce and host specials comedically wrapping up each year, starting in a few months.
Bruce Willis heads up NY hurricane effort
John Oliver, Jon Stewart to headline veterans fundraiser
NEW YORK (AP) — John Oliver, Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah and Conan O'Brien are headlining this year's Stand Up for Heroes fundraiser, which benefits injured veterans and their families.
Hisan Minhaj and John Mulaney are also on the bill for the Nov. 7 comedy event in New York.
Trevor Noah among nominees for Thurber humor prize
NEW YORK (AP) — Trevor Noah is upholding a "Daily Show" tradition: He's a nominee for the Thurber Prize for American Humor.
The Comedy Central host's memoir "Born a Crime" was among three finalists prize officials announced Wednesday. The other nominees for the $5,000 honor are playwright-screenwriter Ken Pisani's novel "Amp'd" and Aaron Thier's time traveling novel "Mr. Eternity."
Previous winners include Noah's "Daily Show" predecessor Jon Stewart, Calvin Trillin and David Sedaris.
Jon Stewart returning to HBO with standup special
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Jon Stewart is bringing his comedy to HBO.
The network announced Wednesday that Stewart will return to the network for his first stand-up special since 1996.
Stewart is also set to host the "Night of Too Many Stars" tribute in November benefiting Next for Autism, which will feature sketches, short film and standup comedy.
Jon Stewart made a surprise television appearance Thursday night, and it had nothing to do with President Trump, Stephen Colbert or politics of any kind.
In fact, it was all about a Delaware County teen’s bar mitzvah.
Jon Stewart to host ‘SportsCenter’ from site of Warrior Games
HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Jon Stewart fought back tears Friday as he described his friendship with a retired New York City firefighter who worked in the rescue effort following the Sept. 11 terror attacks and died after an eight-year battle with cancer.
The comedian spoke at the funeral Mass in Hicksville for Raymond Pfeifer, who died Sunday on Long Island at age 59.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg have announced plans for a permanent dedication at the Sept. 11 Memorial that would recognize rescue and recovery workers at ground zero.
They announced the plans Tuesday with former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart, a longtime Sept. 11 health advocate and National September 11 Memorial and Museum board member.
NEW YORK (AP) — A retired New York City firefighter who spent months digging through debris after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, then became a key voice in fighting for health care for first responders while wracked with late-stage cancer himself, has died, the fire department said.
Raymond Pfeifer died Sunday after an eight-year fight with the disease, the department said. He was 59.
On "Saturday Night Live" last weekend, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson announced his phony 2020 presidential campaign, with Tom Hanks as his running mate. But America would probably be happier if they flipped the ticket.
In times when it is easy and understandable to be at a loss for words, late-night television hosts often find themselves searching for the right ones to say.
In light of the terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, late-night was once again tasked with offering a response and making sense of the senseless.
Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, and UK-native James Corden delivered heart-filled speeches that sought to bring comfort.
NEW YORK (AP) — HBO is scrapping a web-delivered satirical project it was developing with Jon Stewart, a change of plans that keeps the popular political humorist on the sidelines as the Trump administration continues to provide his fellow comedians with comic gold.
It was a rare TV reunion Tuesday as Stephen Colbert played host to a gang of fellow "Daily Show" alums on a special edition of CBS' "The Late Show."
NEW YORK (AP) — It was a rare TV reunion Tuesday as Stephen Colbert played host to a gang of fellow "Daily Show" alums on a special edition of CBS' "The Late Show."
Along with Jon Stewart, former longtime anchor of the Comedy Central fake newscast, Colbert welcomed Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Ed Helms and Rob Corddry, all of whom, like Colbert, sharpened their satirical skills and won fans as "Daily Show" correspondents before heading out on their own.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Colbert is hosting a "Daily Show" reunion on his late-night show.
CBS said Wednesday that Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Ed Helms and Rob Corddry will join Colbert on "The Late Show" next week.
Colbert was part of Comedy Central's "Daily Show" hosted by Stewart before launching the channel's "The Colbert Report."
Jordan Klepper moving from ‘Daily Show’ to own show
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordan Klepper is moving from "Daily Show" correspondent to host of his own show.
Comedy Central said Tuesday that Klepper will bring his pompous "Daily Show" persona with him when his talk show debuts this fall.
It will air Monday through Thursday at 11:30 p.m. Eastern, following Trevor Noah's "Daily Show."
Jon Stewart to the media: ‘Stop your whining’ about Trump
For the second time since Donald Trump became president, former Daily Show host Jon Stewart crawled out from under Stephen Colbert’s Late Show desk to speak about the news, and openly admitted his missed his former gig.
Jon Stewart dresses as Trump, criticizes ‘vindictive chaos’
NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Stewart has stopped by former Comedy Central colleague Stephen Colbert's show to needle one of his favorite targets, President Donald Trump.
The former "Daily Show" host appeared on Tuesday night's "Late Show" dressed as the Republican. He wore a suit with an overly-long red power tie and mocked Trump's hair by wearing a stuffed animal on his head.