It was announced this past week that another disciple of Jon Stewart and "The Daily Show" will be getting his own show; this time it will be "Senior Black Correspondent" Larry Wilmore. Wilmore will be taking the time slot immediately following "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central, which will be open when Stephen Colbert leaves his program at the end of 2014 (more on him later).
Seeing another "Daily Show" correspondent get his shot got us thinking: who are the best correspondents to make it big after their run on "The Daily Show"? Well, here is our list:
1 (tie). Steve Carell
Credits Include: The Office, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy, The 40 Year-Old Virgin
It was impossible to decide between Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert for the top spot in our list, so it was deemed a tie — it was completely even Stephen. Lame joke, but it perfectly segues into the video to the left that features arguably the best recurring segment in "Daily Show" history. Carell and Colbert are two of the biggest stars in world now, which make watching these videos even more awesome.
Have you seen this video of Samuel L. Jackson performing a slam poem about "Boy Meets World"? Because you should have. It's pretty amazing... and is possible Sameul L. Jackson's best work yet. Sorry, "Pulp Fiction."
You've heard of creative weddings, where the entire procession breaks out into song and dance. (You may have even seen this on "The Office"!) But this wedding speech takes the cake. In it, a bride's best friend is giving a sweet toast, where he mentions their shared love of Britney Spears. Then the wedding party breaks out into choreography to Britney Spears' song, "Work B**ch!" — and it's incredible. Watch for yourself above!
Happy April Fool's Day! I'm not sure if that's a thing people say, but whatever.
I will admit I'm not a huge fan of April Fool's Day — if only because I, myself, hate being pranked. But I do love seeing other people get pranked (at least I admit it, guys) so I've been intrigued by the plethora of April Fool's Day jokes happening across the internet.
Some were so good you wished they were real, while others were so bad you're sorry you heard about them (Vegemite energy drinks, anyone). In case you missed them...
2014 April Fool's Internet Pranks
Hope you made it through April Fool's Day relatively unscathed!
Jimmy Kimmel recently decided to send a reporter to SXSW and ask people what they thought of bands that would be there. Seemingly harmless, right? Unfortunately, the reporter only asked people what they thought about fake bands, using the most ridiculous names possible, and people still had a lot to say about the bands they'd never heard of.
To be fair, that probably has more to do with the fear of being invited for an interview only to admit, "I have no idea what you're talking about" and less to do with the strange band names — because as it is, a lot of the bands we listen to have ridiculous names. Consider: Death Cab for Cutie; Arctic Monkeys; Limp Bizkit; Flaming Lips; Neutral Milk Hotel... the list could go on.
I'm a weird-band-name fan myself — which is why Andy Dwyer's band list (from "Parks and Recreation") is one of my favorite things. So here are 26 very real and very weird band names, from A to Z.