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Samantha Bee Pays a Visit to the New York Times

Why haven’t other media outlets picked up on the incredible October 22 Bloomberg Businessweek story about some shady, profitable Wall Street maneuvers involving NYC equity firm Blackstone and Spanish gambling outfit Codere? That’s what Jon Stewart and Samantha Bee wanted to know last night on The Daily Show.

And so, Michael Moore/Roger and Me-style, Bee marched over first to the New York Times, where she spoke with reporter Gretchen Morgenson. Together, they engaged in a hilarious ten-second test. Ultimately though, the story fell victim to being “just another day on Wall Street.”

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After Claiming His Shorty Award, SoCal Comedian Discovers It Was Actually a Tie*

FishbowlLA hates to be the bearer of bad news. Then again, the information we passed on earlier today to local stand-up Matt Walker fits perfectly with his blogged sentiments about traveling to New York to accept on Monday the Shorty Award for Best Comedian:

In the same category as me were Jim Norton, one of the best comedians working today, and Smosh, the Sacramento based couple that make funny videos that have many orders of magnitude greater views than anything I’ve ever done online… If the award was for the best comedian that uses Twitter of this crop of finalists, then there is a clear winner, and that’s Norton. But if the award is for the comedian that uses Twitter the best of these finalists (and that’s how I believe the award is intended to be viewed), then yeah, I guess I did deserve to win.

Turns out Norton was also a winner, just not at the big NYC ceremony co-hosted by The Daily Show’s Samantha Bee and Jason Jones. When we got in touch with Walker to ask why he was listed on the Shorty Awards website as a co-winner with Norton, it was the first he’d heard about it.

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Jon Stewart Takes on Trial Coverage

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Samantha Bee doesn’t think the media could handle a KSM trial in New York. “Yes, that’s right, Geraldo Rivera is now the voice of reason!”

Some Funny People Are Getting Their Own Shows

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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart‘s husband and wife team Samantha Bee and Jason Jones have a yet to be titled sitcom in works for CBS.

And DL Hughley is going to do a comedy talk show for – wait for it – CNN. CNN? ‘The most trusted name in news’? DL Hughley? Okay. We’ll remain neutral if this cheapens news – but it could cheapen comedy. Any AP story that is forced to bring up Fox News’ Half Hour News Hour, can’t be good for the business of things actually funny.