BY Jenavieve Hatch
on Oct 02, 2015
If you haven’t heard of hilarious feminist and The Daily Show’s youngest correspondent Jessica Williams by now, you’re missing out. The 26-year-old comedian’s most popular segments focus on race and privilege, and bring much needed humor to even the most infuriating of current events.
Fortunately for all of us, her presence on social media is no different – but being an outspoken woman and public figure with over 140,000 followers makes her extra prone to probably-sitting-alone-in-their-mother’s-basement Twitter trolls. Read More
BY Olivia Harrison
on Jun 30, 2015
For weeks following the announcement that Jon Stewart would be leaving The Daily Show, people speculated about who would be the next host.
Here at BUST, we were anxious to see a woman’s name in the mix, and on Friday, we learned that our prayers came close to being answered.
Comedian Amy Schumer recently revealed that Comedy Central approached her for the gig. However, much to our disappointment, she turned down the offer. Schumer noted that the five-year contract is what ultimately caused her to pass up the coveted position of The Daily Show host. Read More
In the “Assault Swim” segment on Monday’s episode of The Daily Show, Senior Texas Aquatics Correspondent Jessica Williams managed to call out not only the police violence in McKinney, Texas, but many other relevant manifestations of racism—all in less than three minutes.
We see her wearing a pink string bikini over full body armor, sarcastically dubbed a “McKinney bikini,” which she donned to prepare herself for a Texas pool party. Read More
Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover has garnered worldwide attention. Jenner, along with fellow trans activists like Laverne Cox and Janet Mock, have been using this media coverage to raise awareness of important trans issues.
We, like Jon Stewart in the video below, were wary about how the media would treat Caitlyn, but the response has been surprisingly and overwhelmingly respectful of her transition with many anchors calling her an inspiration. Read More
BY Natasha Rodriguez
on May 04, 2015
Last Thursday night, The Daily Show's Samantha Bee bid a tearful goodbye to the Comedy Central show. Bee, who became the longest serving Daily Show correspondent in 2012, is leaving to start her own satirical news show on TBS with her husband, fellow correspondent Jason Jones. Bee will serve as the host and executive producer of the show, which is about a family road trip to Florida and will feature her “smart and satirical point of view (on) current and relevant issues,” according to the cable network. Read More
BY Holly Trantham
on Feb 11, 2015
Like many people in every corner of the world, we were pretty gutted when Jon Stewart announced his retirement from The Daily Show yesterday. It really speaks to how beloved and talented someone is when 16 years at the same job just doesn’t seem long enough. We’ll miss so much about Stewart’s hosting—his better-than-the-real-news fact-checking, readiness to interview everyone from Malala Yousafzai to Bill O’Reilly, and relentless criticism of dumb idiots like Glenn Beck. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Feb 03, 2015
You’re probably most familiar with Aasif Mandvi from his work as The Daily Show’s “Senior Foreign-Looking Correspondent,” “Senior Muslim Correspondent,” and “Senior Brown Correspondent.” On that show, he’s managed to get a GOP chair to admit he’s a bigot (the man later resigned),make a Fox commentator look a fool, and all while maintaining a steely—and hilarious—composure. Given his mad improvisation skills, you’d think that Mandvi came up on the comedy circuit. But you’d be wrong. Read More
BY Mariana Garces
on Dec 18, 2014
Last week, Sean Hannity went on his show on Fox News to discuss the meeting between New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and rapper/mogul/husband to Beyonce, Jay Z. Strangely enough, Hannity doesn’t introduce Jay Z how we would best know him, but as “A guy that admits that he sold crack and was a drug dealer and actually shot somebody."
Luckily, Jon Stewart and Jessica Williams exist to call out Hannity on his bullshit — and they did just that in last night's episode. Read More
BY Sarah Thomasson
on Oct 06, 2014
Jessica Williams has a gift when it comes to appealing to the everyday feminist. Her segment from last Thursday's episode of The Daily Show highlights the issue of catcalling and street harassment.
Showing how completely ordinary harassment is, Williams brings a camera along on her way to work. She gets catcalled by construction workers and a security guard. Just like Williams, getting the horny clap of approval from any guy does not improve my day, it actually creeps me out. So guys, get some impulse control, cause I got some shit to do. Read More
BY Mariana Garces
on Sep 09, 2014
Apparently some guys still think it's okay to clap at women on the street, as if it's a classier way to catcall. "It's not harassment! It's appreciation!" they cry. Well, we won't accept that answer and we call shenanigans. Jessica Williams is all too familiar with this brand of bullshit and on The Daily Show last week, she made it known this behavior is unacceptable.
"Our walk to work is not there for him to comment on. It's not a red carpet, it's not a Fashion Week runway, it's a sidewalk. Read More