*Jon Stewart has a whole new meaning for “take me to the king.”
In a segment on his Comedy Central program “The Daily Show,” Stewart suggests CNN could solve its ratings woes overnight with the addition of one man in every news segment – Don King.
The boxing promoter was a recent guest on the news channel and, when time came to switch gears and begin a report on men getting facial-hair transplants, King refused to stop yapping. He continued to talk over the anchors, eventually ending with the chant, “CNN today! CNN today!”
*Attention Black folk!
Want some tips on how to do what everyone else will do on Black Friday, but not get profiled while doing it? Listen up.
Proving that when all else fails just laugh, the video below shows “Daily Show” correspondent Jessica Williams sharing a few ideas on how people of color can shop without being harassed.
Late night talk show host, Jon Stewart introduces the comedic video, but sets it up like this first: This Thanksgiving, as you reflect on the past year and then “prepare to beat the sh*t out of people to go shopping” for Black Friday, remember that not everyone will be afforded the same shopping experience thanks to stop-and-frisk and racial profiling.
In a comedic segment mocking the recent racial profiling incidents at Barneys, Williams puts together her own strategies on how to deal with the all-too-real harassment that people of color face while shopping. A few tactics include hiring an old white woman as your personal shopper, announcing your presence and intentions upon entering a store, and baking cookies for security as a demonstration of your good intent.
*A North Carolina Republican’s inner bigotry exploded for all the world to see this week when he sat down with “The Daily Show’s” Aasif Mandvi, notes The Hollywood Reporter.
Don Yelton, a Republican precinct chairman in North Carolina, resigned Thursday after making racially charged remarks on the Comedy Central show while defending his state’s voter ID law.
In his “Daily Show” interview, which aired Wednesday, Yelton slammed “lazy black people that want the government to give them everything.” He went on to admit he’d been accused of being a bigot before, but awkwardly added that one of his best friends was black.
Yelton also said the voter ID law was not meant to hurt African Americans, but rather would wreak havoc on the Democratic party because it would disproportionately affect Democratic voters. Yelton also noted that while Mandvi, who is Indian-American, looks different than he does, he treated the “Daily Show” correspondent just like anyone else.
“You realize we can hear you?” Mandvi said at one point during the interview.
Buncombe GOP Chairman Henry Mitchell told WRAL that Yelton stepped down after being asked to resign. Mitchell said Yelton’s remarks were “offensive, uniformed and unacceptable of any member within the Republican Party.”
Jessica Williams of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show”
*On Tuesday’s “Daily Show,” correspondents Samantha Bee and Jessica Williams set out upon a noble mission: To take part in the national conversation on race by talking to groups of black people and white people about their impressions on race.
But when Bee (who is white) is placed in a black focus group, and Williams (who is black) interviews a white group, we see pretty quickly that such a dynamic offers up some pretty startling revelations on how we feel about race behind closed doors.
Below, watch “The Daily Show” skewer the idea that racism can be solved by simple conversation.
*If your mind was blown by Food Network star Paula Deen’s admission that the n-word is a big part of her vocabulary, then The Daily Show offered some much-needed help. Well, not really. But they’ve got jokes, though!
That’s where the Daily Show’s lifestyle correspondent Jessica Williams (pictured above) comes in. She suggests that Deen’s racist outbursts could be countered with a new drug. A “Niggerette Patch” if you will.
“The Daily Show’s” Jessica Williams deep fries Paula Deen – June 20, 2013
*On Thursday, temporary “Daily Show” host John Oliver ripped into the Paula Deen racism story with some help from senior lifestyle correspondent Jessica Williams.
After diagnosing the celebrity chef with either type 1 or type 2 racism (type 1 is inherited, type 2 is adult onset), Williams explained, there is no cure, but Deen can manage her symptoms — including the use of a “niggerette patch,” which “suppresses the urge to blurt out anything offensive.”
When Oliver commended Williams for generously offering suggestions to someone who had said something so hurtful, Williams put it all into perspective: “Oh, please. Paula Deen’s words aren’t hurting black people anywhere near as much as her recipes are.”
Watch the entire “Fried and Prejudice: Paula Deen” bit below.