To promote his new book, The Party's Over, and kick up buzz about his campaign for governor, Charlie Crist stopped by The Colbert Report last night. Of course, that meant some prime Rick Scott joke opportunities for Colbert, and the host asked Crist if he was afraid of Scott. "You're not afraid th ... More >>
The Daily Show and The Colbert Report have gotten to satirize a lot of things over the years, but they've never gotten a chance to rip into a sitting member of the U.S. Congress getting busted for drugs. That's because no such thing had happen during the shows' runs until Southwest Florida Congressm ... More >>
Cultist pointed out that Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade has sold a sitcom to Fox based on his memoirs of fatherhood. It's a simple family show slated to be titled Three The Hard Way -- which if you aren't aware, is not only the name of a seminal '70s blaxplotation action flick, but also the name of mor ... More >>
LeBron James is going multimedia. The two-time champ is teaming with premium cable channel Starz to produce a sitcom that isn't quite autobiographical, but its easy to see where the inspiration comes from. The show, currently titled Survivors' Remorse, follows the lives of two kids from the street ... More >>
Here in Florida we still haven't decided who we're going to award our 29 electoral votes too, and unlike 2000 it doesn't matter one bit."For once, Florida's clusterfucker is irrelevant," declared Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. "It's like hearing, 'Good news America, the tumor on your dong is benign. ... More >>
Saturday Night Live premiered its 38th season over the weekend, and as expected in an election year, kicked the political comedy into overdrive. Aside from the debut of a new Obama impersonator and a riff on Clint Eastwood's empty chair obsessions, the show got into some Florida specific (well, kind ... More >>
Among the number of new voter registration shenanigans being pursued by Gov. Rick Scott, perhaps his new law that requires third-party voter registration groups turn in forms within 48 hours seems the most arbitrary and bizarre. The Daily Show doesn't quite understand it either, so last night they s ... More >>
In the wake of the "Miami Zombie" attack and some other cannibal-tinged news stories, we've already established that there isn't a zombie apocalypse. Or is there? Last night on The Colbert Report, America's favorite fake pundit Stephen Colbert wasn't so sure.
There's very little levity to be found in the Trayvon Martin case, and so far the satirists have stayed mostly away from the story. Well, last night Stephen Colbert decided to take a swing at it by lampooning Republican candidate's reactions to President Obama's statements about the case, Geraldo ... More >>
Remember in December when Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi was roaming around Tallahassee asking officials, including Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi to pee in a cup? Well, the package finally made it onto the air last night.
Florida's law requiring the poor to pass a drug test before receiving welfare funds came under the scrutiny of The Daily Show last night. In an interview with Aasif Mandvi, bill supporter Representative Scott Plakon claimed that any recipient of taxpayer money should undergo drug testing. When Ma ... More >>
The Herd is stampeding toward SoFla. Almost 22 years ago, East Coast fusion rockers Donna the Buffalo led a mass gathering of its friends, fellow bands, and followers -- nicknamed The Herd -- to Ithaca, New York for the inaugural Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival. In the intervening decades, thi ... More >>
For the third time in a little over a week, a Miami sports team has been the butt of a joke on a national sitcom. First there was South Park's minor dig at the Dolphins, then The Office had a little fun at Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat's expense. Continuing the trend last night, ABC's Happy Endin ... More >>
Newsflash! Turns out that network TV execs' massive hard-on isn't limited to sitcoms starring rappers. Apparently, they find whiteboy rap-rockers supersexy and crazy funny too. Last week, we here at Crossfade chuckled about the fact that former Rollin 20s Crip, gangsta rapper, and proud daddy S ... More >>
Murder was the case in 1993. But Snoop Dogg walked away a free man and into the collective heart of American pop culture. Now 18 years later, he's trying to crip walk onto primetime television. MTV News (via Deadline Hollywood) is reporting that NBC is working on Snoop's "family comedy project" ... More >>
Porn parodies of sitcoms -- sitcums, we suppose -- are the hottest XXX trend since breast implants, but there're only so many laughers primed for sexy satire. God help us before parodies of Yes, Dear and Mr. Belvedere are unleashed. So, Sensuous Diamond Productions, a newly launched, Miami-b ... More >>
The spat between Rep. Allen "Black David Letterman" West and Rep. Debbie "home perm after model" Wasserman Schultz rocked the political world yesterday, so of course it wound up on The Colbert Report last night. And being the faux right-winger he is, Stephen Colbert had to wonder "what kind of th ... More >>
Real men don't buy girls -- but it's cool if they stand next to naked boys.No one is saying bearded celebrity pretty boy Ashton Kutcher is wrong for using his public influence to help combat underage sex trafficking. But when we published a feature calling him out for his obviously phony stats, h ... More >>
Everybody has an opinion about the Miami Heat's loss, including Stephen Colbert. America's favorite fake pundit took on LeBron James and the Miami Heat last night in his spor repor, explaining, "Everyone knew they were destined to win, and personally I'm offended they were forced to prove it by p ... More >>
We're really surprised it took this long for The Daily Show to sink its teeth into Florida Gov. Rick Scott. There's certainly ample material. The guy's political career is like a bad satire that somehow became real. Last night, Scott got the ire of Jon Stewart in a roundup of the nation's new bat ... More >>
After an ethnically-insensitive tirade against The Daily Show host Jon Stewart, CNN host and former Miami local news anchor Rick Sanchez has been fired by the network. Sanchez was ultimately done in by his big mouth.
For the second time this year, a story premiering on this humble little blog, Riptide, has served as fodder for jokes on The Colbert Report. First, Stephen Colbert took on homophobic, rent-boy-lovin' George Rekers, and last night, the host roasted New Times columnist and 2 Live Crew founder Luthe ... More >>
Can't wait to hear what lead singer Craig Finn had to say to our Broward-Palm Beach music editor, Reed Fischer, when he interviewed him for next week's paper? Shaking in your shoes at the thought of waiting another week to see The Hold Steady perform live next Friday at The Moore Building with the C ... More >>
Your mom can't cook. Or that's what you always said. You watched those ladies on the tube, and thought it looked so damn easy. Hell. some of 'em were even hot. Well, that was all made up, you jerk. So before you nail mom again for another year -- starting this Sunday on Mother's Day, check ... More >>
Yes, that's "Stewie" as in the misanthropic infant star of The Family Guy. And while this event's connection to "art" is rather tenuous, who among our very coveted young demographic doesn't like The Family Guy? So stay with me here while I explain the concept of this Wednesday night party at the ... More >>
The Emmy nominations are out today, and boy are they weird. But possibly in a really good way. Not tons to report on the local front. Dexter, Showtime's drama about a Miami-based serial killer, got nods in the "Outstanding Drama Series" catagory. Meanwhile, Dexter himself, Michael C. Hall, rece ... More >>
"They know the courts will do nothing to them, so basically these thugs have a license to do whatever they want."
Tracy Morgans coming, ankle bracelet and all
"Shoes" (Mercury Nashville)
Chappelle shows at the Improv
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