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The Daily Show - Better without writers?

PottedMeat

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Anybody else like The Daily Show the way it is now - without the writers? I think it's funnier now with just Jon Stewart doing his own writing (at least I think its just him), although he's got a lot of material to pick from with all the primaries going on. They do need to axe Samatha Bee and that Jason Jones guy - they're just not funny.

 

tasmanian

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Originally posted by: PottedMeat
Anybody else like The Daily Show the way it is now - without the writers? I think it's funnier now with just Jon Stewart doing his own writing (at least I think its just him), although he's got a lot of material to pick from with all the primaries going on. They do need to axe Samatha Bee and that Jason Jones guy - they're just not funny.
I like it better also. Its to bad the writers strike is over.
 

Jeff7

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Jan 4, 2001
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:( I wish I still had Comedy Central.

Extended basic is another $30/month, and about all I'd want would be:
- Comedy Central
- Cartoon Network
- ......um, I don't know, SpikeTV for Star Trek reruns?
 

slayer202

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Nov 27, 2005
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well I am not a huge fan of the daily show, but shows like that and conan etc etc have gotten more creative in the things they try, and a lot of the stuff is really funny because it is real.
 

loup garou

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I think it's good, but in a different way, a lot more cursing, a LOT more stammering and pausing to fill out the time, but I think his punchlines deliver a lot more. Maybe it's because he wrote them and had the delivery in his head from the get go. The bit on Romney's campaign suspension cracked me up last night....F&$# YOU!!!
 

sandorski

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Oct 10, 1999
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Originally posted by: loup garou
I think it's good, but in a different way, a lot more cursing, a LOT more stammering and pausing to fill out the time, but I think his punchlines deliver a lot more. Maybe it's because he wrote them and had the delivery in his head from the get go. The bit on Romney's campaign suspension cracked me up last night....F&$# YOU!!!
hehe ya, that was hilarious. Also seemed quite appropriate after what Romney said.
 

aplefka

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Feb 29, 2004
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Yeah the Romney bit last night was great. I dunno about overall though. I'd say it's dropped off a little if anything. Feels more like it did 4 years ago.

Samantha Bee is definitely not as good as she used to be either, but I dunno about axing her. Unless that's new slang for having sex with her.
 

prism

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Oct 23, 2004
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Meh, they spend too much time now on single jokes and wear them thin. Still amusing, but imho definitely not up to the superlative standards TDS and TCR set pre-writer's strike.
 

rockyct

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That whole business with Colbert, Conan, and Stewart and who gave Huckabee his bounce was incredibly stupid, but also quite hilarious. I don't know if the show is better without the writers, but it definitely feels like they're winging it as they go and that makes it more interesting.
 

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