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    Jon Stewart is a comedian who worked on The Daily Show, which recently ended, and others. In the Daily Show, a lot of work, research, and other things had to be done before the show aired each night. That required a whole team to help with the many tasks. Jon Stewart appears to be a nice and humorous person on the television, but he is not the same towards his writers and other staff. He has a low temper, and sometimes takes it out on them. “A staffer recalls the time when Stewart’s temper got the better of him and hurled a newspaper at Smithberg [one of his staff] during a story meeting while screaming inches away from her face” (pg. 147). You might say: “This might not really matter, because it’s just one quote”, but in fact, this happened many times during Jon Stewart’s run. It demonstrates a part of his anger streak, and it also shows his way of playing to a crowd, but not towards his own staff. You can also infer that this was the cause of the shows “decent in popularity” and writers leaving the show.…

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    “Like court jesters of old, [Jon] Stewart and [Stephen] Colbert – politically marginalized with their “’fake news’” formats – criticize the ruling administration in a manner that is humorous and therefore non-threatening while also insightful and brutally honest” (Julia Fox, 2011). For years, Stewart and Colbert have used their “fake news” programs on Comedy Central to shed light on important political issues and governmental missteps to viewers who shy away from traditional journalism sources.…

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    In the face of adversity, the best remedy can be comedy. Comedians manage to reach wide audiences and influence public opinion more than intended. Comedy for the most part is intended to be comedic first but it can be well informed and provide entertaining perspective. Noted satirical comedian Jon Stewart, former lead of The Daily Show, states his purpose clearly during an interview with Chris Wallace at Fox News in 2011 (https://video.foxnews.com/v/1007046245001/?#sp=show-clips). Wallace sees…

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    If someone were to ask, “what are the kind of words are you NOT allowed to say called?”, how would you respond? Cursing? Swearing? Cussing? Having a foul mouth? There are many different variations of this peculiar part of the English language, but one thing is clear about them: you may get in trouble for saying them. Along with having many different names, this part of the language that will be called profanity originates from many different subjects of what is considered taboo. But just who…

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    “I don’t like books, they’re all fact, no heart” -Stephen Colbert. As ironic as this quote may seem it is another example of Stephen Colbert’s comedic style, thick satire. “I Am America (And So Can You!)” is another fantastic presentation of Colbert’s conservative capitalist character already shown on the Colbert Report. The book addresses issues that Americans face as adults and current issues facing the nation, plus a note to the future. All these issues are taken on with humor and satire…

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    Cosby scandal to examine the extent of bias by looking at headlines from four national newspapers and online news sites including The New York Times, The New York Post, USA Today and The Washington Post. It will look closely at the portrayal of Cosby’s character and whether the societal verdict was decided before the trial even begins which is set for June 5, 2017 (Ellis, 2016). Literature Review The man who started it all: Hannibal Buress It hailed as the wild and unsettling joke heard around…

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    Broader Sources of Knowledge In ancient times, people passed on survival experience to the next generation through oral method. Later, various ways such as making ropes, drawing pictures on walls, and characters emerged to record daily events. People record daily life in order to educate next generation so that the next generation of people can live a better life. With the advent of photographic film, the recording process becomes more and more lifelike and vivid. With the rapid development of…

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    Does watching the news make viewers laugh? Do they understand what the news show is trying to explain? Airing Monday through Thursday at 11:30pm, The Colbert Report, a television show, is a satire news show that displays an easier to understand form of news. The Colbert Report is a parody of the news show The O’Reilly Factor which takes on current controversial political issues. The star of The Colbert Report is Stephen Colbert. He plays a character on the show who is silly and sarcastic. The…

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    The Daily Show - Consequence-Free Speech Stewart John during this podcast criticizes an NBA sports and political personnel. The structure itself comes from a network named “Comedy Central’. Compared to our podcast, The Daily Show had focused far more on criticisms. The main genres that the podcast focuses on is politics and comedy. The comedic touch towards the podcast was that he was able to keep audiences entertained by making a humorous atmosphere with jokes and mocking other people while we…

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    Daniel O’Brien is the head writer and creative director of video for cracked.com. He wrote an article on his website (leading up to his book “How to Fight Presidents”) and found out the hard way that you should not google the weaknesses of a living president without expecting a visit from secret service agents who are immune to the charms of comedians. O’Brien has been with the website Cracked since 2007 or as he claims “before they were cool” (O’Brien). Comedians who read O’Brien’s article…

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