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A few weeks ago I was invited back to Mike Boon’s Toronto Mike podcast, this time to kick out the TV theme song jams. I played it pretty close to my wheelhouse for all things ’60s and ’70s, so it had quite a retro vibe, for which I make no apologies. The brassy, audacious theme

NEW YORK — It’s easy to spot Samantha Bee’s mid-town Manhattan production offices. The first clue once you get off the elevator is the giant, Broadway marquee-like illuminated sign right behind the receptionist’s desk, reading, “FULL FRONTAL.” Once inside her office, Bee is nothing like the stinging satirist she portrays on her show. She’s soft-spoken and

Hasan Minhaj, one of Trevor Noah’s comedy correspondents on The Daily Show, did not get to mock Donald Trump to his face Saturday night at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. POTUS #45 ditched the annual “Geek Formal” is Washington, which was probably all for the best. I had the good fortune to meet Minhaj just over

This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson wanted my reaction to Trevor Noah’s first week as host of The Daily Show. Mindful of Tim Goodman’s edict to never review a late night talk show until 100 episodes or so, I do have some quick first impressions. It’s still The Daily Show, with the same crew and writers

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 pressure was on Trevor Noah to live up to the advance hype this summer at North America’s ultimate comedy summit, Just for Laughs. Noah, as everybody knows by now, takes over from Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show (Monday, Sept. 28, Comedy Central/CTV). Those are big shoes to fill and the 31-year-old