STUDY: 81% Of Late-Night Political Jokes Mocked Conservatives In 2023

January 5th, 2024 10:00 AM

Throughout all of 2023, the late night comedians told a total of 9,518 political jokes, and of these 7,729 or 81 percent were directed at someone or something on the right side of the political spectrum, an MRC study has found.


Andrew Schulz Mocks Hasan Minhaj’s ‘Emotional’ True Lies

September 23rd, 2023 1:30 PM

One of the crazier aspects of modern culture is the pressure placed on today’s comedians.


Good Riddance: 95% of Late Night ‘Comedy’ Show Guests Are Liberals

May 19th, 2023 9:00 AM

With the Writers Guild of America going on strike, it is likely that America has seen the last of the first half of 2023’s late night comedy shows. Whether America wants them to return is another question as 95 percent of their guests were liberal, a NewsBusters study has documented.


'Stay in Your Lane!' Late Night Downplays DOE's Lab Leak Conclusion

February 28th, 2023 10:26 AM

Monday provided the late night comedians their first opportunity to react to the Wall Street Journal’s reporting that the Department of Energy has concluded that the COVID-19 pandemic began as a lab leak. Of those who covered the story, most dismissed it due to the DOE having “low confidence” in its conclusion.

Column: Here Comes Another Corrosive Correspondents Dinner

February 22nd, 2020 6:03 AM
Washington journalists are rejoicing that celebrity glitz and glamour are returning to their self-celebrating soiree, the so-called “White House Correspondents Dinner.” They announced longtime “Saturday Night Live” player Kenan Thompson will host the April event, and Muslim comedian Hasan Minhaj will perform the Republican-bashing “comedy” routine. The biggest joke of this dinner is the media…

Kathy Griffin Whines about Her First Amendment Rights to GQ Panel

June 4th, 2018 3:40 PM
In a time when comedians like Roseanne Barr and Samantha Bee are under scrutiny for their insensitive jokes, it’s entertaining to hear a provocative comedian like Kathy Griffin moan about her right to free speech.

'Daily Show’s' Minhaj: Trump's 'Lord Voldemort,' GOP, 'Death Eaters'

May 12th, 2017 12:09 PM
Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj was the special guest on Friday’s The View, where he shared his experience hosting the White House Correspondents' Dinner a few weeks ago and plugged his new Netflix stand up show. While the Comedy Central comedian didn’t speak very frequently, when he did, it was usually to insult Republicans or Donald Trump (shocking).

Leftist Comedian: I Was Told Not to Mock Trump at the WHCA Dinner

May 1st, 2017 10:15 AM
Both The Washington Post and Twitchy drew attention to the jokey disagreement between White House Correspondents Association president Jeff Mason of Reuters and his hired Trump-ripper of the night, Hasan Minhaj of The Daily Show. "I was explicitly told not to go after the administration," Minhaj said. "You were not told that," Mason said. Clearly, you don't set a no-Trump-bashing standard and…

CNN's Cabrera Baffled at Ben Stein Slamming Anti-Trump Minhaj Jokes

April 30th, 2017 10:49 PM
As Ben Stein appeared as a guest on Sunday's CNN Newsroom, host Ana Cabrera was visibly surprised that the right-leaning actor and economist slammed Hasan Minhaj's anti-Donald Trump jokes as "sickening" as the two discussed the liberal comedian's appearance at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Stein also called out the media as a "joke" and a "sharp instrument of the left" that are…

White House Journo Dinner to Feature 'Daily Show' Leftist Hasan Minhaj

April 11th, 2017 10:00 AM
The White House Correspondents Association has announced a comedian for its annual dinner on date: Hasan Minhaj of The Daily Show, whose main claim to fame is a flame-throwing leftist routine last June at the Radio Television Correspondents Association Dinner. It made our list of the most notable left-wing media quotes of 2016, denouncing America's "cocktail of homophobia, xenophobia, lack of…

NB Year-in-Review: The Most Obnoxious Celebrity Quotes of 2016

December 30th, 2016 9:55 AM
NewsBusters is recounting the most obnoxious liberal bias of 2016. Today, we finish the series with some of the most outlandish celebrity quotes of 2016, mostly of the Hollywood elite shaking their pom-poms for Hillary, hyperventilating over the idea that Trump might actually be elected, and crying “racism” or “sexism” when things don’t go their way.

'Comedian' to Congress: Stop Praying, Being Complicit in Mass Murder

June 17th, 2016 8:52 PM
On Wednesday, comedian and Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj spoke at the 72nd Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner attended by both politicians and the media. After using jokes to call all conservatives, the GOP and Fox News employees blood-loving racists, Minhaj—in all seriousness—accused Congress of being complicit in the deaths of “thousands of Americans” for the sake of…

Daily Show: ‘Trump Is White ISIS’; GOP Should Be Banned from WH

December 9th, 2015 2:15 AM
Seeking to crack a few jokes and draw a moral equivalency and lump together Islamophobia and liberal stereotypes of conservatives, Tuesday’s Daily Show featured host Trevor Noah and correspondent Hasan Minhaj quipping that “Donald Trump is white ISIS” and, because of that, we "should not allow any conservatives into the White House."