John Stewart has signed a 4 year deal with HBO to do pretty much whatever he wants. It will start with short form digital content that will air on HBO’s streaming services, but basically it’s whatever he wants. Home movies, rants, doodles, whatever John Oliver isn’t doing.
Meanwhile, the current Daily Show host Trevor Noah underwent an emergency appendectomy this morning. Comedy Central says he’s in hospital recuperating, and there will be no show tonight, but he will be back on the air with a new episode tomorrow. Wow. No rest for the wicked. I guess having your appendix out is not that big a deal – not like having a bibliography removed.
The reboot of the Muppet Show started off as one of the brighter lights of the fall television season, but executive producer Bob Kushnell has been given the boot. Turns out the show, which features more adult humour and situations, just doesn’t work as a family experience. Kermit and Miss Piggy have broken up, Kermit is dating another pig named Denise, Fozzie Bear is dating a human – it’s all a little unsuitable. So no one was surprised or even that upset when Kushnell was let go, although Denise may have had a little frog in her throat.
I don’t know what the guy sitting next to Serena Williams at a Chinese restaurant was thinking last night, but he tried to steal her cell phone. Just took off with it, and the next thing you know Serena, who is the #1 ranked female tennis player in the world, and a total Amazon, sprinted out of the restaurant, chased him down and recovered it. First of all, the guy could not be a tennis fan. Secondly, you don’t run out of a Chinese restaurant, you WOK.