Tag: Jon Stewart

  • David Letterman On The Jon Stewart Show
    David Letterman On The Jon Stewart Show

    On the 23rd June 1995, David Letterman appeared on the very last edition of The Jon Stewart Show, being a great guest in what looks like an early version of the Top Gear set. Here’s the whole of that final show. Some background. The show began as a 30 minute talk show on MTV, airing…

  • Where’s Elvis This Week?
    Where’s Elvis This Week?

    Back in the mid-1990s, no-one quite knew what to do with Jon Stewart. He was clearly destined for something great, and networks and broadcasters were keen to find him the right show. It took some time, and he clearly ended up in exactly the right place, by way of The Jon Stewart Show and The…

  • Award Show Banter
    Award Show Banter

    Found moments of great comedy are so lovely. Sometimes, they’re where you expect to find them, sometimes not.

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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