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Franchesca Ramsey to bring bite back to late night

Franchesca Ramsey to bring bite back to late night

Zachary Landau | Asst. A&E Editor On April 18, Comedy Central announced its intentions to pick up a new, as-of-yet-untitled project produced by comedian and activist Franchesca Ramsey. While the details on the show’s format are scarce, Ramsey intends to have “the most diverse set of comedians on TV” and to “heal America through brutal […]

Talk show hosts react to Trump election victory

Talk show hosts react to Trump election victory

By Josiah Martin | Staff Writer On the night of and day after the 2016 presidential election, late night television hosts, almost all of whom had predicted or hoped for a Hillary Clinton victory, offered some closing thoughts on the campaign and a look toward the future of our country. Let’s take a look at […]

Editorial: Politicians after your entertainment

Editorial: Politicians after your entertainment

By Sean Ray | A&E Editor Election years may be a dour time for most people, filled with arguments on Facebook and non-stop campaign ads, but for the entertainment industry, presidential runs are veritable goldmines. Satirists like Stephen Colbert and Samantha Bee take joy in skewering candidates whenever they get the chance. Video games like […]

‘Full Frontal’ exposes sexism of late-night

‘Full Frontal’ exposes sexism of late-night

By Zachary Landau | The Duquesne Duke It came as a surprise to learn that Samantha Bee was never considered to take over Jon Stewart’s position on the daily show. Considering Bee had spent 12 years on the show and was consistently funny, it is a shame that Comedy Central did not see the potential […]