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Episodes

A Clown Went on Conan to Protest Negative Stereotypes in It, but Things Went Pretty Badly
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2017-09-21 04:42:53 UTC 140
A Clown Went on Conan to Protest Negative Stereotypes in It, but Things Went Pretty Badly

The Daily Show Discovers Steve Bannon’s Deadly Secret
136
2017-09-21 04:42:53 UTC 136
The Daily Show Discovers Steve Bannon’s Deadly Secret

It’s Official: J. J. Abrams Is Taking Over Star Wars: Episode IX After the Ouster of Colin Trevorrow
127
2017-09-21 04:42:53 UTC 127
It’s Official: J. J. Abrams Is Taking Over Star Wars: Episode IX After the Ouster of Colin Trevorrow

Does Steve Bannon View “Billy Bush Weekend” as a National Holiday? Seth Meyers Thinks So.
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2017-09-21 04:42:53 UTC 124
Does Steve Bannon View “Billy Bush Weekend” as a National Holiday? Seth Meyers Thinks So.

Wonder Woman 2 Director Patty Jenkins May Have Just Become the Highest-Paid Female Director in Hollywood
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2017-09-21 04:42:53 UTC 102
Wonder Woman 2 Director Patty Jenkins May Have Just Become the Highest-Paid Female Director in Hollywood

It Heads for a $100 Million Weekend, Saving Hollywood’s Boat From the Storm Drain
134
2017-09-21 04:42:54 UTC 134
It Heads for a $100 Million Weekend, Saving Hollywood’s Boat From the Storm Drain

Kimmel: Trump Believes Dreamers Should Become Americans the Right Way: Marrying Donald Trump
137
2017-09-21 04:42:54 UTC 137
Kimmel: Trump Believes Dreamers Should Become Americans the Right Way: Marrying Donald Trump

Seth Meyers Wades Through a Week’s Worth of Fresh Garbage From President Garbageman
119
2017-09-21 04:42:54 UTC 119
Seth Meyers Wades Through a Week’s Worth of Fresh Garbage From President Garbageman

Colin Trevorrow Is No Longer Directing Star Wars: Episode IX
86
2017-09-21 04:42:54 UTC 86
Colin Trevorrow Is No Longer Directing Star Wars: Episode IX

The Daily Show Offers a Bold Confederate Statue Fix: Add Frederick Douglass on Piggyback
132
2017-09-21 04:42:54 UTC 132
The Daily Show Offers a Bold Confederate Statue Fix: Add Frederick Douglass on Piggyback

Here's a Reminder From the Daily Show That Ivanka Trump Is Not the Champion of Women She Claims to Be
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2017-09-21 04:42:54 UTC 125
Here's a Reminder From the Daily Show That Ivanka Trump Is Not the Champion of Women She Claims to Be

Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” Is the First Pure Piece of Trump-Era Pop Art
499
2017-09-21 04:42:54 UTC 499
Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” Is the First Pure Piece of Trump-Era Pop Art

Terry Pratchett’s Unfinished Novels Have Been Destroyed With a Steamroller, in Accordance With His Wishes
106
2017-09-21 04:42:54 UTC 106
Terry Pratchett’s Unfinished Novels Have Been Destroyed With a Steamroller, in Accordance With His Wishes

What Time Was the Solar Eclipse?
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2017-09-21 04:42:54 UTC 108
What Time Was the Solar Eclipse?

The Trailer for Season 4 of BoJack Horseman Is Missing Someone Kind of Important
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2017-09-21 04:42:54 UTC 92
The Trailer for Season 4 of BoJack Horseman Is Missing Someone Kind of Important

The Joker Is Getting a “Gritty” ’80s-Era Origin Story, and Martin Scorsese Is Set to Produce It
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2017-09-21 04:42:54 UTC 101
The Joker Is Getting a “Gritty” ’80s-Era Origin Story, and Martin Scorsese Is Set to Produce It

Billy Joel Wore a Star of David Onstage at Madison Square Garden to Protest Rising Anti-Semitism
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2017-09-21 04:42:54 UTC 106
Billy Joel Wore a Star of David Onstage at Madison Square Garden to Protest Rising Anti-Semitism

The Teaser for Aaron Sorkin’s Directorial Debut Reveals That Women, Too, Can Host Poker Games
125
2017-09-21 04:42:54 UTC 125
The Teaser for Aaron Sorkin’s Directorial Debut Reveals That Women, Too, Can Host Poker Games

St. Vincent Will Direct a Film Version of The Picture of Dorian Gray With a Female Lead
106
2017-09-21 04:42:54 UTC 106
St. Vincent Will Direct a Film Version of The Picture of Dorian Gray With a Female Lead

Surprise! Louis C.K. Has Secretly Directed His First New Movie in 16 Years.
98
2017-09-21 04:42:54 UTC 98
Surprise! Louis C.K. Has Secretly Directed His First New Movie in 16 Years.

The Creator of Veep Is Back With the Trailer for The Death of Stalin
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2017-09-21 04:42:54 UTC 97
The Creator of Veep Is Back With the Trailer for The Death of Stalin

If You’re in the Mood for Gallows Humor for Some Reason, Conan Made an Ad for the Guam Tourist Board
134
2017-09-21 04:42:54 UTC 134
If You’re in the Mood for Gallows Humor for Some Reason, Conan Made an Ad for the Guam Tourist Board

HBO Is Making 2 Dope Queens Into a Series
85
2017-09-21 04:42:54 UTC 85
HBO Is Making 2 Dope Queens Into a Series

The Coen Brothers’ The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Is Coming to Netflix
96
2017-09-21 04:42:54 UTC 96
The Coen Brothers’ The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Is Coming to Netflix

Stephen Colbert Asks, “WTF Is Up With Millennials, My Homedogs?”
120
2017-09-21 04:42:54 UTC 120
Stephen Colbert Asks, “WTF Is Up With Millennials, My Homedogs?”

Björk Announces Her New Album Is “Coming Soon,” Is a Big Fan of the Word “Warmthness”
119
2017-09-21 04:42:54 UTC 119
Björk Announces Her New Album Is “Coming Soon,” Is a Big Fan of the Word “Warmthness”

Get a Load of These Clowns in the New American Horror Story Season 7 Teasers
92
2017-09-21 04:42:54 UTC 92
Get a Load of These Clowns in the New American Horror Story Season 7 Teasers

The Daily Show Thinks Mean Old Mitch McConnell Made John McCain Vote the Wrong Way
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2017-09-21 04:42:54 UTC 84
The Daily Show Thinks Mean Old Mitch McConnell Made John McCain Vote the Wrong Way

Carol Burnett Vows to “Stay Woke” in This Trailer for Her New Netflix Series
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2017-09-21 04:42:54 UTC 89
Carol Burnett Vows to “Stay Woke” in This Trailer for Her New Netflix Series

Some Lines, On the Occasion of McDonald’s Sending Justin Roiland a Bottle of Its Discontinued Szechuan Sauce
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2017-09-21 04:42:54 UTC 103
Some Lines, On the Occasion of McDonald’s Sending Justin Roiland a Bottle of Its Discontinued Szechuan Sauce

Taylor Swift Is Being Sued for Plagiarizing the Lyrics to “Shake It Off”
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2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 91
Taylor Swift Is Being Sued for Plagiarizing the Lyrics to “Shake It Off”

A Clown Went on Conan to Protest Negative Stereotypes in It, but Things Went Pretty Badly
140
2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 140
A Clown Went on Conan to Protest Negative Stereotypes in It, but Things Went Pretty Badly

The Daily Show Discovers Steve Bannon’s Deadly Secret
136
2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 136
The Daily Show Discovers Steve Bannon’s Deadly Secret

It’s Official: J. J. Abrams Is Taking Over Star Wars: Episode IX After the Ouster of Colin Trevorrow
127
2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 127
It’s Official: J. J. Abrams Is Taking Over Star Wars: Episode IX After the Ouster of Colin Trevorrow

Does Steve Bannon View “Billy Bush Weekend” as a National Holiday? Seth Meyers Thinks So.
124
2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 124
Does Steve Bannon View “Billy Bush Weekend” as a National Holiday? Seth Meyers Thinks So.

Wonder Woman 2 Director Patty Jenkins May Have Just Become the Highest-Paid Female Director in Hollywood
102
2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 102
Wonder Woman 2 Director Patty Jenkins May Have Just Become the Highest-Paid Female Director in Hollywood

It Heads for a $100 Million Weekend, Saving Hollywood’s Boat From the Storm Drain
134
2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 134
It Heads for a $100 Million Weekend, Saving Hollywood’s Boat From the Storm Drain

Kimmel: Trump Believes Dreamers Should Become Americans the Right Way: Marrying Donald Trump
137
2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 137
Kimmel: Trump Believes Dreamers Should Become Americans the Right Way: Marrying Donald Trump

Seth Meyers Wades Through a Week’s Worth of Fresh Garbage From President Garbageman
119
2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 119
Seth Meyers Wades Through a Week’s Worth of Fresh Garbage From President Garbageman

Colin Trevorrow Is No Longer Directing Star Wars: Episode IX
86
2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 86
Colin Trevorrow Is No Longer Directing Star Wars: Episode IX

The Daily Show Offers a Bold Confederate Statue Fix: Add Frederick Douglass on Piggyback
132
2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 132
The Daily Show Offers a Bold Confederate Statue Fix: Add Frederick Douglass on Piggyback

Here's a Reminder From the Daily Show That Ivanka Trump Is Not the Champion of Women She Claims to Be
125
2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 125
Here's a Reminder From the Daily Show That Ivanka Trump Is Not the Champion of Women She Claims to Be

Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” Is the First Pure Piece of Trump-Era Pop Art
499
2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 499
Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” Is the First Pure Piece of Trump-Era Pop Art

Terry Pratchett’s Unfinished Novels Have Been Destroyed With a Steamroller, in Accordance With His Wishes
106
2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 106
Terry Pratchett’s Unfinished Novels Have Been Destroyed With a Steamroller, in Accordance With His Wishes

What Time Was the Solar Eclipse?
108
2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 108
What Time Was the Solar Eclipse?

The Trailer for Season 4 of BoJack Horseman Is Missing Someone Kind of Important
92
2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 92
The Trailer for Season 4 of BoJack Horseman Is Missing Someone Kind of Important

The Joker Is Getting a “Gritty” ’80s-Era Origin Story, and Martin Scorsese Is Set to Produce It
101
2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 101
The Joker Is Getting a “Gritty” ’80s-Era Origin Story, and Martin Scorsese Is Set to Produce It

Billy Joel Wore a Star of David Onstage at Madison Square Garden to Protest Rising Anti-Semitism
106
2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 106
Billy Joel Wore a Star of David Onstage at Madison Square Garden to Protest Rising Anti-Semitism

The Teaser for Aaron Sorkin’s Directorial Debut Reveals That Women, Too, Can Host Poker Games
125
2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 125
The Teaser for Aaron Sorkin’s Directorial Debut Reveals That Women, Too, Can Host Poker Games

St. Vincent Will Direct a Film Version of The Picture of Dorian Gray With a Female Lead
106
2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 106
St. Vincent Will Direct a Film Version of The Picture of Dorian Gray With a Female Lead

Surprise! Louis C.K. Has Secretly Directed His First New Movie in 16 Years.
98
2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 98
Surprise! Louis C.K. Has Secretly Directed His First New Movie in 16 Years.

The Creator of Veep Is Back With the Trailer for The Death of Stalin
97
2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 97
The Creator of Veep Is Back With the Trailer for The Death of Stalin

If You’re in the Mood for Gallows Humor for Some Reason, Conan Made an Ad for the Guam Tourist Board
134
2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 134
If You’re in the Mood for Gallows Humor for Some Reason, Conan Made an Ad for the Guam Tourist Board

HBO Is Making 2 Dope Queens Into a Series
85
2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 85
HBO Is Making 2 Dope Queens Into a Series

The Coen Brothers’ The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Is Coming to Netflix
96
2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 96
The Coen Brothers’ The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Is Coming to Netflix

Stephen Colbert Asks, “WTF Is Up With Millennials, My Homedogs?”
120
2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 120
Stephen Colbert Asks, “WTF Is Up With Millennials, My Homedogs?”

Björk Announces Her New Album Is “Coming Soon,” Is a Big Fan of the Word “Warmthness”
119
2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 119
Björk Announces Her New Album Is “Coming Soon,” Is a Big Fan of the Word “Warmthness”

Get a Load of These Clowns in the New American Horror Story Season 7 Teasers
92
2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 92
Get a Load of These Clowns in the New American Horror Story Season 7 Teasers

The Daily Show Thinks Mean Old Mitch McConnell Made John McCain Vote the Wrong Way
84
2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 84
The Daily Show Thinks Mean Old Mitch McConnell Made John McCain Vote the Wrong Way

Carol Burnett Vows to “Stay Woke” in This Trailer for Her New Netflix Series
89
2017-09-21 14:00:16 UTC 89
Carol Burnett Vows to “Stay Woke” in This Trailer for Her New Netflix Series

James Franco Gets in Touch With his Inner Dan Aykroyd in This Bloody Saturday Night LiveSketch
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2017-12-20 04:52:01 UTC 126
James Franco Gets in Touch With his Inner Dan Aykroyd in This Bloody Saturday Night LiveSketch

The 2018 SAG Awards Will Be Presented by an All-Female Line-Up, Because Women Are Awesome
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2017-12-20 04:52:01 UTC 141
The 2018 SAG Awards Will Be Presented by an All-Female Line-Up, Because Women Are Awesome

New York City’s Late-Night Hosts Were Not Impressed by the Subway Bomber
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2017-12-20 04:52:01 UTC 151
New York City’s Late-Night Hosts Were Not Impressed by the Subway Bomber

Comedian Hannibal Buress Arrested in Miami, Charged With Disorderly Intoxication
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2017-12-20 04:52:01 UTC 111
Comedian Hannibal Buress Arrested in Miami, Charged With Disorderly Intoxication

Tracee Ellis Ross Reads a Children’sBook About Our Current Cultural Monster: Sexual Harassers
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2017-12-20 04:52:01 UTC 128
Tracee Ellis Ross Reads a Children’sBook About Our Current Cultural Monster: Sexual Harassers

French Rock Star and Actor Johnny Hallyday Dies at 74
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2017-12-20 04:52:01 UTC 126
French Rock Star and Actor Johnny Hallyday Dies at 74

New Details About Matt Lauer’s Alleged Misconduct at NBC Are Extremely Gross
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2017-12-20 04:52:01 UTC 170
New Details About Matt Lauer’s Alleged Misconduct at NBC Are Extremely Gross

Jenny Slate Is Writing a Feminist Essay Collection, Is Back With Chris Evans, Is Everything That Is Right and Good in the World
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2017-12-20 04:52:01 UTC 127
Jenny Slate Is Writing a Feminist Essay Collection, Is Back With Chris Evans, Is Everything That Is Right and Good in the World

Lorde’s Grammy-Nominated Melodrama Takes Its Rightful Place in the Louvre
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2017-12-20 04:52:01 UTC 101
Lorde’s Grammy-Nominated Melodrama Takes Its Rightful Place in the Louvre

Need Some News That Won’t Make You Puke? Here’s the Trailer to a New Aardman Film!
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2017-12-20 04:52:01 UTC 111
Need Some News That Won’t Make You Puke? Here’s the Trailer to a New Aardman Film!

It Looks Like Project Veritas Tried to Sting Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
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2017-12-20 04:52:01 UTC 115
It Looks Like Project Veritas Tried to Sting Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

Pixar’s Coco, Reviewed by Someone Who Watched Day of the Dead by Mistake
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2017-12-20 04:52:01 UTC 414
Pixar’s Coco, Reviewed by Someone Who Watched Day of the Dead by Mistake

Thanksgiving Stress? Maybe This 12-Hour Recording of Turkeys Gobbling Can Help!
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2017-12-20 04:52:01 UTC 118
Thanksgiving Stress? Maybe This 12-Hour Recording of Turkeys Gobbling Can Help!

The Harvey Weinstein Scandal Will Get the Law & Order: SVU Treatment (Sort of)
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2017-12-20 04:52:01 UTC 94
The Harvey Weinstein Scandal Will Get the Law & Order: SVU Treatment (Sort of)

Apple Pie Has No Place at Thanksgiving
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2017-12-20 04:52:01 UTC 296
Apple Pie Has No Place at Thanksgiving

Emo Rapper Lil Peep, Who Was Hailed as the Future of the Genre, Is Dead at 21
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2017-12-20 04:52:01 UTC 153
Emo Rapper Lil Peep, Who Was Hailed as the Future of the Genre, Is Dead at 21

The Official Trailer for A Wrinkle in Time Has Arrived
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2017-12-20 04:52:01 UTC 155
The Official Trailer for A Wrinkle in Time Has Arrived

Amazon Is Making a Lord of the Rings Prequel Series
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2017-12-20 04:52:01 UTC 158
Amazon Is Making a Lord of the Rings Prequel Series

Super Deluxe Found a Way to Make Tomi Lahren Tolerable
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2017-12-20 04:52:01 UTC 153
Super Deluxe Found a Way to Make Tomi Lahren Tolerable

Jimmy Kimmel: Jeff Sessions Refuses to Answer Questions About His Pot of Gold
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2017-12-20 04:52:01 UTC 98
Jimmy Kimmel: Jeff Sessions Refuses to Answer Questions About His Pot of Gold

Gossip Columnist Liz Smith Has Died at 94
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2017-12-20 04:52:01 UTC 102
Gossip Columnist Liz Smith Has Died at 94

The Theme of the 2018 Met Gala Will Be Catholic Couture
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2017-12-20 04:52:01 UTC 188
The Theme of the 2018 Met Gala Will Be Catholic Couture

Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Play Hamilton Again in 2019
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2017-12-20 04:52:01 UTC 172
Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Play Hamilton Again in 2019

Jimmy Kimmel Congratulates Trump on the Great Health Care Plan He’s Providing
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2017-12-20 04:52:01 UTC 111
Jimmy Kimmel Congratulates Trump on the Great Health Care Plan He’s Providing

Trevor Noah Is Only Slightly Bothered That He’s Not the Late-Night Host in The Lion King Remake
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2017-12-20 04:52:01 UTC 175
Trevor Noah Is Only Slightly Bothered That He’s Not the Late-Night Host in The Lion King Remake

What Happened to Hillary Clinton’s Election Night Confetti?
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2017-12-20 04:52:01 UTC 97
What Happened to Hillary Clinton’s Election Night Confetti?

Harvey Weinstein Banned for Life From the Producers Guild
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2017-12-20 04:52:01 UTC 179
Harvey Weinstein Banned for Life From the Producers Guild

Netflix Is Working on Multiple House of Cards Spinoffs Not Starring Kevin Spacey
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2017-12-20 04:52:01 UTC 155
Netflix Is Working on Multiple House of Cards Spinoffs Not Starring Kevin Spacey

Netflix Halts Production on House of Cards Season 6 “Until Further Notice”
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2017-12-20 04:52:01 UTC 90
Netflix Halts Production on House of Cards Season 6 “Until Further Notice”

Stephen Colbert Can Think of at Least One Good Reason Fox Renewed Bill O'Reilly's Contract
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2017-12-20 04:52:01 UTC 175
Stephen Colbert Can Think of at Least One Good Reason Fox Renewed Bill O'Reilly's Contract