All posts tagged: Comedy Central

Celebrating Stewart – The End of an Era

With Jon Stewart’s reign at The Daily Show coming to an end tonight, it’s time to celebrate the man whose cultural influence knows no bounds. After taking over The Daily Show in 1999 (previously hosted by Craig Kilborn), Stewart went on to create a new type of news series. The Daily Show may be a comedic weeknight show, but above all, it’s critical commentary. In filling the role of Daily Show host – a role seemingly created for Stewart – he made the news entertaining. The result was attainable social and political critique, which has changed the way millions of Americans will consume their news forever. Aside from his obvious comedic and journalistic influence, Stewart has launched the careers of countless comedians including Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Ed Helms, and Kristen Schaal, among others. As a result of their popularity on The Daily Show, three of his correspondents went on to host their own shows: Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report, John Oliver of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and Larry Wilmore of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. Aside from Saturday Night Live, can you think of …

My Favorites Of TV Sketch Comedy

Here are few of my favorite sketch comedy shows and some of the sketches that I adore: Check It Out! With Dr. Steve Brule Starring John C. Reilly as Dr. Steve Brule, Check It Out! With Dr. Steve Brule is a spin-off of  the Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! The show premiered on Adult Swim in 2010 and has since garnered a cult following. The show’s aesthetics are similar to that of a public-access television show, and John C. Reilly is absolutely hilarious as a naive, awkward, and perpetually confused TV host. Key & Peele Key & Peele stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, both of whom are former cast members of MADtv. There are many reasons to love Key and Peele, but what strikes me the most about their show is how creative, witty, and distinct their sense of humor is. Key and Peele premiered on Comedy Central in January 2012. Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (with Zach Galifianakis) To be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of the Tim & Eric Awesome Show – but I do love every skit Zach Galifianakis is in! Damn is he …