It pains me that I don’t have the time to truly express how much I’ve loved Jon Stewart and The Daily Show the past 16 years. I could go on and on about all the great comedic talents the Daily Show has brought us over the years such as Samantha Bee, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Rob Corddry, Ed Helms, John Oliver, etc, etc. I could rant about how crazy it is that I got most of my news from Jon Stewart and the Daily Show and how ironically I feel it sometimes was the most non-bias news on TV. I could also talk for hours over how UNBELIEVABLY smart, funny and clever Jon Stewart and The Daily Show are, but I won’t. I will instead just say Thank you Jon Stewart for being a staple in my life the past 16 years. You introduced me to topics and people I otherwise would have never known of (Niel deGrasse Tyson is now my favorite person on earth). You made me think, you made me angry, you …
It’s a Happy Gilmore Reunion! Well, kinda… Adam Sandler and his old fake rival Bob Barker reunited for Comedy Central’s Night of Too Many Stars to perform a sort of Happy Gilmore scene reprisal in support of autism programs. The video is pretty amazing so make you watch it over and over until autism is cured. Okay?
I’m with Busey was a pretty funny Comedy Central show from 2003 that followed a young writer as he befriends his childhood idol Gary Busey. Now we all know Gary is a little off his rocker, but this was done when Gary was batshit crazy but not as pop-culture known for being zany. The show didn’t well but has since gained a cult following after Busey’s rise in popularity. It was in this show that Gary started coming up with his famous Busey-isms which would resurface later on in Gary’s career. Gary wanted to give young Adam (the writer) advice so he learn and use it in the real world. It’s hard to believe that at one point in time, Busey almost won (and maybe should have won) an Oscar for his role as Buddy Holly.
Before Jimmy Kimmel became a late night talk show host, he co-hosted “The Man Show” with Adam Corolla. These two were involved with the program from 1999-2003 before moving on to other ventures and passing on duties to Joe Rogan and Doug Stanhope. “The Man Show” was exactly that: All things man. Segments routinely featured beer, hidden camera pranks, misogynistic humour, bodacious babes and ridiculous manly activities. In other words: It was awesome. To illustrate, here is a segment featuring ‘girls on trampolines’ which closed every episode of the program: And here is Bill “the Fox” Foster chugging beer and being a man: Unfortunately he is no longer with us. Essentially, Jimmy and Adam were awesome. And “The Man Show” was the manliest thing going. Did you watch?