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Wednesday on our weekly CHML radio chat, Scott Thompson asks about Jon Stewart’s new deal with HBO. The former Daily Show host has signed an exclusive, four year production pact focused on short-form digital content. Brilliant move. Like Jerry Seinfeld, Stewart is smart to avoid competing against himself with a series or format he has already

Tonight’s the night Trevor Noah makes his long-awaited debut as host of The Daily Show (11 p.m. ET on Comedy). Following Jon Stewart can’t be easy. Stewart redefined late night after a 16-year stint in the Daily chair. Noah is a very different comedian as he demonstrated this past summer at the Just for Laughs

If you saw Jon Stewart’s final Daily Show Thursday night you already know he went out with warmth, class and laughs—but then you knew that before you saw it. Stephen Colbert’s off-the-cuff remarks were the high point for me (although Springsteen was pretty cool. What—that guy never ages?). Colbert was right to credit Stewart with teaching

My usual Monday radio chat with SiriusXM’s Arlene Bynon was moved to Tuesday this week. The sad news comes first as we discuss the breaking story about the death of CBC daytime personality Chris Hyndman. Then Arlene gets right into Jon Stewart’s departure at The Daily Show. (His last show is Thursday on Comedy Central,

The confederate flag flap has given The Daily Show and The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore a week’s worth of WTF gold. At the risk of wading in way over my head I wrap myself into the controversy. I’m actually drawn into it with Scott Thompson on this week’s weekly AM900 CHML radio chat. Scott credits

Trevor Noah–how long can you tread water? If I had tweeted that, there might be pushback. Do I have something against South Africans and swimming? Am I trying to link Noah with a man who many years ago made famous fun of the Biblical Noah–Bill Cosby? Am I mocking the current curfew on water usage

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–It looks like that free window on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver will remain open for now. Selected rants from the Sunday night HBO showcase featuring British-born comedian John Oliver have been available after every show on YouTube. A spokesperson for the premium cable network says there have been “some discussions” about how

Just as Louie shuts down for another season, Jerry Seinfeld pulls up for more Comedians in Cars Going for Coffee. Whew! The Web series streams on Crackle with the first episode of Season Four, featuring Sarah Jessica Parker, up now. Future episodes, which will roll out weekly,  feature Aziz Ansari (Parks & Recreation), Robert Klein,