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The Daily Show With John Oliver....

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by YCantAngieRead, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

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    The head writer is Tim Carvell.
     
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    logic88

    logic88 Active Member

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    Yesterday's interview with Gillebrand was interesting. His initial question about Gillebrand's ties to Wall Street was a zinger but it's a shame that he let her off the hook by not following up.

    (Or maybe he did in the extended segment but I didn't "go to the web".)
     
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    Ereth

    Ereth Well-Known Member

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    She did the politician dance around that question very nicely, didn't she?

    It's a comedy show, but it was a tiny bit sad that we didn't go farther there.
     
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    DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    I haven't watched last night's episode yet, but I always find it interesting that some of the interviews spill over to the web and some don't. Do you think the guests who don't spill over are offended that their discussion was not deemed worthy enough to continue?
     
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    secondclaw

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    This may be the difference between Jon and John ... JS may have pushed this topic a bit more.

     
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    madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

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    It seems like most of the actors / comedians / celebs don't go to the web, and most of the politicians / authors do go to the web.
     
  7. ElJay

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    Actors and celebs don't usually have much to talk about other than "go see my latest movie that I am currently contractually obligated to promote."
     
  8. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I was thinking the same thing. She did the political dance around the question and he really let her go.

    One of our local sports guys on the radio here once made a point about asking tough questions. He said sometimes you can't push too hard because you want people to come on the show. If you get a reputation of always asking questions the interviewee doesn't want to answer, you'll never get guests. And he was right. For about a year, he couldn't get any guests on from the Jets because he called them out about something (of course it didn't help that the other sports station is the Jets flagship...but they still used to get guests on his show). So it's a fine line. I think Oliver was probably fine not pushing it, simply because his show is a comedy show and not Bill O'Reilly or Chris Matthews.
     
  9. logic88

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    That's true. Kinda like how Nancy Pelosi told house members to not go on Colbert's show for awhile.

    Also, since Oliver is just keeping the seat warm for Stewart instead of being on his own show, I'm guessing he doesn't feel that he has the latitude to bring the hammer down on guests.
     
  10. secondclaw

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    Yea its a balancing act, and I guess he has no incentive to rock the boat. In a way disappointing, but its a fact of life, and completely understandable.

     
  11. logic88

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    I thought Oliver did a very poor job with the RAnd Paul interview tonight. He just served up a bunch of softballs to Paul and didn't debate any of the talking points that Paul brought up.
     
  12. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    He did talk about how he felt that the Health is one place that he felt the government should be involved in, and that if he got sick he'd fly back to the UK because they would take care of him. So there's that. Otherwise, he didn't push back.
     
  13. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

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    The Act Of Killing looks like one of those documentaries I'd love to watch but I'm not sure I could survive it.
     
  14. Steveknj

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    I thought Oliver and Regis were fun together last night. Regis tried to act as if he knew about Oliver, but it seemed pretty obvious he didn't. But they played off each other well. And dayim....Reigs looks great for 82 years old!! I doubt I'll watch his show though.
     
  15. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

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    the interview has been john's weakest segment while subbing for stewart, but he's done a great job overall. jon should have no problem transitioning right back into the show, just like he never left.
     
  16. pdhenry

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    I was always wondering how John would handle the political interviews. It seemed like the first week or two had very few such guests - mostly stars and authors. The political guests came later after he was a bit more comfortable. But I, at least, wasn't expecting Jon Stewart's standard. He's done well enough.
     
  17. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    Oliver was on Charlie Rose this week -- the episode should be available for viewing online:

    http://www.charlierose.com/schedule

    One of the things they talked about a lot was the interview segments.

    Oliver was on for the full hour. Highly recommended. It was fascinating to get the peek behind the scenes. (Disclaimer: I don't watch The Daily Show, but it was still interesting to hear what it was like to have someone guest-hosting someone else's show.)
     
  18. YCantAngieRead

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    So if Oliver is having his last week hosting, when is Stewart back?
     
  19. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

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  20. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    They are taking a break for the remainder of the summer.
     

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