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Topic: Comedy Central

John Oliver Leaves The Daily Show for HBO Veteran comic parlays fill-in host gig into weekly series

John Oliver is leaving The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. The English comedian, who hosted the four-nights-a-week commentary show on Comedy Central during Stewart's absence, will star in a weekly topical…

November 14, 2013, 4:14 PM EST

Loki's Not Feeling the Love From Those AT&T Kids Even in parody, campaign's still pretty cute

Spoofing AT&T's popular "It's Not Complicated" spots, Tom Hiddleston stars as his film character Loki, the villainous adoptive sibling of Thor, in this fun Comedy Central clip touting today's release of…

November 8, 2013, 8:37 AM EST

Comedy Central Is Dismantling Its Digital Wall Content and ads will flow across multiple screens

Can a network merge its digital unit with the rest of the corporate structure? Comedy Central thinks it can—today, the network is announcing it’s done exactly that. The next question,…

October 13, 2013, 11:03 PM EDT

YouTube's 10 Most-Watched Ads in September Three spots break the 10 million mark, as Chipotle finishes fourth

Chipotle's "The Scarecrow" may have been the most lavishly constructed ad posted to YouTube in September. But the CAA Marketing production could manage only fourth place on Adweek and YouTube's…

October 8, 2013, 12:33 PM EDT

The Web Is a Lab for Marketable TV Content, and Vice Versa Shows are increasingly ping-ponging between platforms

The lines between digital and linear distribution are a lot less blurry than advertised when it comes to the business models of cable television and the online space, but content…

September 25, 2013, 6:54 AM EDT

Colbert Skewers Guest-Stealing VMAs and MTV's Van Toffler in Sponsored Segment—UPDATED 'A crushing disappointment brought to you by Hyundai'

Stephen Colbert does some of the smartest media criticism on television, but it's never better than when it's directed at his employers. Colbert has made something of a cottage industry out…

August 7, 2013, 2:49 PM EDT

Viacom's Upfront Dollars and FY Q3 Ad Revenue Are Up Pushing affiliate fees as a main source of growth

Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman told investors on today's third-quarter earnings call that the company's TV division managed to secure mid-single-digit volume increases at its adult television networks division during this year's…

August 2, 2013, 10:43 AM EDT

The Perfect Ad for Anyone Who's Ever Wanted to See James Franco Get Punched in the Face Comedy Central obliges

Are you so tired of James Franco's artsy Instagram pictures, his smirking superiority, his pretentious poetry, his cornrow-sporting Spring Breakers white gangsta, his incessant everywhere-ness—so much so that you could…

August 2, 2013, 9:11 AM EDT

Historical Images Get a Little Tipsy in Ads for Comedy Central's Drunk History Washington kegging the Delaware

High school would've been so much more bearable if we'd had a tipsy teacher spouting U.S. history, pausing during key Watergate moments not for dramatic effect but just long enough…

June 26, 2013, 8:49 AM EDT

Daily Show's Jason Jones Doesn't Follow Grandma on Foursquare He brings the funny in new Holiday Inn Express campaign

Holiday Inn Express today launched a social media-heavy campaign that's anchored by the witticisms of comedic actor and Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones. While the 40-year-old has appeared in commercials…

June 24, 2013, 1:04 PM EDT

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