Jon Stewart signs multi-year deal with Apple TV+ for current events series

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  • Reply 21 of 31
    oberpongo said:
    It’s about time that John Stewart is back on screen.  Missed him so much during those (hopefully) last 4 Trump years. 
    Comedy acts are trash and 100% fixated on opposing the President. Most are unwatchable these days.
    cornchip
  • Reply 22 of 31
    flydogflydog Posts: 969member
    I would like to see political balance from Apple.
    "balance" is subjective. 
  • Reply 23 of 31
    AppleZuluAppleZulu Posts: 1,110member
    oberpongo said:
    It’s about time that John Stewart is back on screen.  Missed him so much during those (hopefully) last 4 Trump years. 
    Comedy acts are trash and 100% fixated on opposing the President. Most are unwatchable these days.
    So much of topical political comedy relies on reductio ad absurdum. It's hard to be funny when the absurdum has already topped out before the comedy writers even start.
    crowleyfastasleepcornchip
  • Reply 24 of 31
    AppleZulu said:
    oberpongo said:
    It’s about time that John Stewart is back on screen.  Missed him so much during those (hopefully) last 4 Trump years. 
    Comedy acts are trash and 100% fixated on opposing the President. Most are unwatchable these days.
    So much of topical political comedy relies on reductio ad absurdum. It's hard to be funny when the absurdum has already topped out before the comedy writers even start.
    Depends on one’s political preferences. It’s not hard to be funny when you’re commenting on the human condition. When you rely completely on making hay of political matters, you better be really good or avoid it completely. Most comedians today aren’t that good.
  • Reply 25 of 31
    AppleZuluAppleZulu Posts: 1,110member
    AppleZulu said:
    oberpongo said:
    It’s about time that John Stewart is back on screen.  Missed him so much during those (hopefully) last 4 Trump years. 
    Comedy acts are trash and 100% fixated on opposing the President. Most are unwatchable these days.
    So much of topical political comedy relies on reductio ad absurdum. It's hard to be funny when the absurdum has already topped out before the comedy writers even start.
    Depends on one’s political preferences. It’s not hard to be funny when you’re commenting on the human condition. When you rely completely on making hay of political matters, you better be really good or avoid it completely. Most comedians today aren’t that good.
    Some are better than others, but Jon Stewart's hilarious. He's a great "get" for Apple.
    ronn
  • Reply 26 of 31
    wood1208 said:
    Jon Stewart is good TV host than idiot Stephen Colbert. Apple should stay neutral from US political side(center-left,center-right,liberal,conservative,etc)
    Haha — "idiot Stephen Colbert". Yeah, he's such a dummy! /MASSIVE EYEROLL
    XedCloudTalkinronn
  • Reply 27 of 31
    XedXed Posts: 980member
    mjtomlin said:
    mknelson said:
    I would like to see political balance from Apple.
    Fact based reporting doesn't have a political balance. If you think it does you should examine your own biases first.

    *Yes, I know Jon Stewart tends to have a liberal bias, but we he (and his John Oliver) do a deep dive into a subject it tends to stick to researchable and factual details.
    Fact based reporting? Now that's actually funny.

    I just googled it - he's a comedian, not a reporter, according to all sources I found.

    And Fox News is actually an entertainment show - well that's what they've claimed in court many times; they're satire not journalism.
    Fox News claims entertainment which allows them to use hate mongering and propaganda as they please. I can't imagine they'd define themselves as satirical unless they were caught in an excessive (for Fox News) scandal. Now a satirical website has satirically claimed that Fox News was labeled as satire from the FCC and Trump has retweeted from satirical sources praising him, but that's all I could find.
  • Reply 28 of 31
    XedXed Posts: 980member
    Appleish said:
    trump will be long gone, and turtle mitch will be out of power soon. What will he have to talk about?

    Mitch McConnell has a 96% chance of winning Kenkucky again, according to FiveThirtyEight. For some reason Mitch is the lube that KY desperately wants.
    edited October 2020
  • Reply 29 of 31
    XedXed Posts: 980member
    AppleZulu said:
    oberpongo said:
    It’s about time that John Stewart is back on screen.  Missed him so much during those (hopefully) last 4 Trump years. 
    Comedy acts are trash and 100% fixated on opposing the President. Most are unwatchable these days.
    So much of topical political comedy relies on reductio ad absurdum. It's hard to be funny when the absurdum has already topped out before the comedy writers even start.
    I think I've heard every comedian and late night host that touches politics talk about how there is so much content and content that much more ridiculous than a reasonable joke could ever be. Before you made a joke about a connection and now it's often just trying to explain all the bizarro connections from these criminals. It's all weird. We have a president that is a germaphobe yet also raw dogs porn stars, that says he's about family values while working to destroy families, and just yesterday bragged how he didn't need a teleprompter after complaining that it was going to fast for him to read. It's all so batshit crazy, and that's before we get to the bigoted, conspiracy theory loving, pro-fascism followers that still has. These aren't just people bailing water on the Titanic. They're on the deck lounging saying how icebergs are liberal myths.
    fastasleep
  • Reply 30 of 31
    oberpongo said:
    It’s about time that John Stewart is back on screen.  Missed him so much during those (hopefully) last 4 Trump years. 
    Comedy acts are trash and 100% fixated on opposing the President. Most are unwatchable these days.
    There's a lot that's easy to oppose!
    edited October 2020 fastasleepronn
  • Reply 31 of 31
    Hello for everyone. Sorry, for off-topic, but I am new here, so I don't want to create a new topic for just one post. I am from Lithuania and using Apple TV+. I want to ask, did You see Charlie Brown Halloween's Special on Your Apple TV App on Your iPhone? Because I don't see it and can find it only on Apple TV+ Website on Windows PC. When I am trying to do the same with the Safari browser on my iPhone, I am automatically transferred to TV App, where I can't to find that as I said. 
    Thank You!
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