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Marc Maron: ‘The reason the podcast is popular is the emotional risks that are being taken.’ Photograph: Gary Miller/Getty Images

In June, American comedian Marc Maron interviewed the president of the United States in his garage. Maron did not see this coming. Six years ago, w(...)

Donald Trump: ‘Policy ideas are ripped from the gut instead of the head. Still, he can be a catalyst, challenging his rivals where they need to be challenged.’ Photograph:  David Maxwell/EPA

I’ve been hesitant to start writing about Donald Trump. I was worried that if I wrote something that made him mad, he would send out one of his midnig(...)

 Jon Stewart on the set of The Daily Show studio in New York. Photograph: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

It’s been a very long goodbye, but US comedian Jon Stewart ended his 16-year stint at The Daily Show last night, leaving little hint of what he will d(...)

Viacom offices in New York. Big changes in viewing habits are fuelling investor concerns as a generation of younger viewers spends less time in front of a television in favour of digital alternatives. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Viacom shares fell as much as 20 per cent on another dark day for US media companies as the owner of Comedy Central, MTV and Paramount Pictures hit ea(...)

President Barack Obama on The Daily Show in July 2015. “I think we’ve done a very good job of making fun of Obama. It doesn’t get as much traction, because so many of the fans are left (leaning) and loved our (George W) Bush stuff,” said former executive producer and writer Rory Albanese. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

The Daily Show began in 1996 as a snarky chat-show parody hosted by Craig Kilborn, a place of breezy celebrity interviews and human interest segments (...)

US president Barack Obama makes an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Barack Obama is used to playing the straight man when facing Jon Stewart‘s sarcastic humor on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. But on Tuesday a(...)

US president, Barack Obama, with  Marc Maron in his garage recording studio after recording an episode of WTF. Photograph: courtesy  the White House press office

Barack Obama went to a comedian’s garage to have a bit of a chat. You can listen to it below or by clicking here (wtfpod.com). In the interview, which(...)

Australia’s treasurer Joe Hockey said fuel excise would not affect the poor because they “don’t have cars or actually drive very far”. Photograph: Mark Graham/Bloomberg

Australia’s capital Canberra has had its first snow of the year, the city is waking up to sub-zero temperatures and parliament is in its last sitting (...)

Comedians    Jerry Seinfeld (right) and Trevor Noah: South African faced a backlash of criticism for comments he made on Twitter  about Jews and women shortly after Comedy Central announced he will become the new host of ‘The Daily Show’. Photograph: Brad Penner/USA Today Sports

South African comedian Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart as the host of the last-night comedy parody The Daily Show on September 28th, Comedy Centr(...)

The Bugle: this long-running podcast was co-created by British comedian John Oliver back in 2007

John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman send-up everyone from Putin to Proust

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