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Your Moment of Zen, Now on Hulu

June 10th, 2008 by Editor

Since joining Hulu, I’ve seen many great shows come to the site, but none as exciting to me as today’s addition of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report. I’ve been a fan of both shows for years, but I don’t always have the time to watch them. Now that full episodes are available on Hulu, I can finally fit them into my schedule.

What impresses me most about both shows is how consistently fresh and insightful they are as they present a comedic look at the world and news around us. A lot of shows offer the facts around current events, but very few uncover the greater truths that are masked by the slick surface of telestrators and headlines crawling across the screen of cable news.

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart centers on host Jon Stewart as he uses cable news segments to provide satiric commentary on the day’s headlines, but the show also features hilarious reports from a great team of correspondents (The Office‘s Steve Carrell being just one alum) and Stewart’s hard-hitting interviews. Always incredibly prepared, he can speak knowledgably to authors and take newsmakers to task on issues. His recent interview with former White House spokesman Scott McClellan (below) was brilliant — it’s no wonder that over 20 percent of young Americans say they got their news from the show during the last election cycle.

The Colbert Report‘s great conceit is that host Stephen Colbert (a former Daily Show correspondent) is playing the role of Stephen Colbert, a glib, conservative, close-minded pundit from a cable news show. He wraps himself up in this pompous role completely — but part of the fun is to catch the moments when the façade cracks and he too succumbs to the joke of his own idiotic statements.

Colbert and Stewart provide plenty of moments that are worth sharing and now that they’re on Hulu, it’s easy to spread the word. I plan to pick out my favorite segments from each episode and e-mail them to my friends so we can all keep up on the latest developments in this year’s presidential election. Give it a try and let us know what you think.

Jonathan
Hulu Pundit

Last comment: Aug 18th 2014 11 Comments
  • Hey there,

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    Thanks,
    Joe B.
    Hulu Support

  • Does your website have a contact page? I’m having trouble locating it but, I’d like to shoot you an email.
    I’ve got some suggestions for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great site and I look forward to seeing it grow over time.

  • Beth says:

    It’s great that you posted these, but now they’re all GONE, including the clips you posted here, and additionally to all the Season 4 episodes of The Office. What happened?? Could you please put a notice up on the site, or better, get them back for us??

  • Antonia says:

    Awesome adding Stewart and Colbert clips on Hulu! Just one thing. Would you PLEASE stop letting the US Airforce advertise on your site? I think viewers who come onto Hulu to watch the political satire of The Daily Show and the Colbert Report are generally annoyed that they have to watch gov’t propaganda before viewing those clips. Besides, that US Airforce ad that brags about the fact that the US government is constantly “watching” people all over the world is truly disgusting.

  • Jonathan says:

    Bravo on adding The Daily show!! I am so hooked on you guys at Hulu! Don’t change a thing (except keep adding great full shows/movies). Thank you!!!

  • Michael says:

    This is fantastic! Now as soon as you get South Park, I won’t need to use Comedy Central’s player at all! :-D

    Keep up the great work!

  • Rosey says:

    Saw the great news about HULU’s plan to roll out content all summer! That’s a fantastic idea!

    http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2008/06/hulu-days-of-su.html

    Have you guys given any thought to providing a schedule somewhere on HULU online?

    Thanks and good luck,
    Marc

  • You have no idea how SPOT ON you are. This are two AWESOME shows and i LEAPT out of my chair when I read they were both being added to Hulu esterday. THANK YOU SOO MUCH

  • Flesh says:

    This is a good addition to Hulu, they are both great shows.

    Would it be possible for the volume to be higher though? It seems the volume is low on all videos on this site but it’s especially noticeable on these shows.

  • ProgGrrl says:

    This is great, great news. Thanks so much for adding them. Your player is so much better than Comedy Central’s…

  • Andrew says:

    Thank you so much for adding the Daily Show and Colbert! Now I can watch all the funniest late-night shows (also including Conan :D) all on one site. One small thing I noticed: all of the episodes of the current season of the Daily Show from 64 to 75 are there except for episode 70; it seems to be missing.

    Anyway, thanks again, now I’ll be wasting even more of my time on Hulu watching my favorite shows ;P

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