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Bee joins late night, Stewart club

Jon Stewart on stage at the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre, L.A. Live, in Los Angeles, California. (Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

By Matt Maielli / Staff Writer

February 2, 2016

Samantha Bee may become the first woman in late-night television this week, but she’s also extending the genre’s latest trend — emulating Jon Stewart. While the state of late-night talk shows is unsurprising, what is surprising is that almost half of all late night talk shows lead back to one man: Stewart. He left a void in comedy and journalism with his departure from “The Daily Show,” but his influence on televis...

Building his ark: Noah kicks off late night career


By Matt Maielli / Staff Writer

October 5, 2015

The stage may be new, but the “Daily Show” goes on all the same. Last Monday, Trevor Noah, a comedian from South Africa and previous “Daily Show” senior international correspondent, went from correspondent to host as Jon Stewart’s 17-year tenure on the desk ended. Fans, critics and everyo...

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