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By Ray Rahman Source When Rob Riggle joined The Daily Show in 2006, he was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve. He was prepared to go back into active duty in order to provide for his family, until Jon Stewart not given him the role that would arguably define his career. Seven years after leaving […]

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By Ray Rahman Source When Rob Riggle joined The Daily Show in 2006, he was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve. He was prepared to go back into active duty in order to provide for his family, until Jon Stewart not given him the role that would arguably define his career. Seven years after leaving […]

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By Joe Berkowitz Source Appearing in this month’s Dumb and Dumber To, along with the recent sleeper hit, Let’s Be Cops, Rob Riggle is everywhere these days. Here, he talks to Co.Create about making the tough decisions that got him there.

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By Hilary Lewis Source Stephen Colbert sat down with his longtime friend and former colleague Steve Carell at a fundraiser on Friday night for the Montclair Film Festival.

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By Ashley Moreno Source A few dozen people in the world have likely written for both The Daily Show and Conan. And maybe a dozen of them can express hilarity through pie charts.

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By Elaine Lipworth Source My maternal grandma was a tough, tough lady and a stern woman, who lost her husband young and raised six kids by herself. She lived in a mining community in Upstate New York and ran a boarding house for miners. She took care of an entire family and miners who lived […]

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By Patrick Weishampel Source Move over Portlandia. The spotlight shines yet again on Portland and all its weirdness, this time in a Portland Center Stage play called The People’s Republic of Portland. The star and writer of the one-woman show is comedian and former Daily Show “faux-spondent” Lauren Weedman. She spent a few months in Portland in the spring of 2011 […]

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By Kyle Buchanan Source DETAILS: You famously waxed your chest for The 40-Year-Old Virgin. For this month’s The Incredible Burt Wonderstone—in which you and Steve Buscemi play down-and-out Vegas magicians—it looks like you dared to go bare again. Steve Carell: I didn’t wax it this time—I took an electric razor to the chest, much to […]

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By Rick Chandler Source You may know comedian Rob Riggle from such hits as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (for which he covered the 2008 Beijing Olympics), Saturday Night Live and Fox Sports (he does predictions for Fox NFL Sunday). But a look beneath the surface of this jolly comedian reveals a troubled, tortured soul. Riggle grew up in […]

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By Zoe Roth Source Despite the seemingly basic title of his new Comedy Central special Demetri Martin. Standup Comedian., Demetri Martin is anything but one-dimensional. Most will recognize the 39-year-old comedian for his biting one-liners (“Saying, ‘I’m sorry’ is the same as saying, ‘I apologize.’ Except at a funeral”), which he underscores with pleasant plucks from […]

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Moontower Interview: Hasan Minhaj

By Robert Faires Source Getting hired as a correspondent for The Daily Show With Jon Stewart was, without question, a great break for Hasan Minhaj. But it isn’t as if the 29-year-old comedian was sitting around waiting for his cell to ring. This is a guy who in just a few years has made a mark in stand-up, […]

October 2nd, 2013: The Taping ReporT!

By Anna-Neko Source This was my second time going (went with a friend last year), and just the day before got to experience ‘The Daily Show’ too!

You Know You’re A Fake News Junkie When…

If you exhibit more than four of these symptoms, consult your doctor. That, or go into politics. Studies show you’re knowledgeable enough for it.

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