• The Daily Show and Jake Tapper will “panel hard” at SXSW

    Trevor Noah and The World’s Fakest News Team will collaborate with CNN’s Jake Tapper on a panel at this year’s SXSW. On March 9, CNN anchor & Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper will sit down with Daily Show host Trevor Noah and his crack team of correspondents to talk about media and the present late night landscape.

    Noah previously welcomed Tapper, who President Donald Trump calls “the face of fake news,” to his show where the two discussed the president’s contentious relationship with the news media. Asked how it feels to be labeled the “enemy of the American people,” Tapper said, “Well, calling us the enemy of the people is just nuts. I mean, we’re the media. We’re the Fourth Estate. We have a tradition of being one of the watchdogs over people in power.”

    It will be interesting to see fake fake news and real fake news on one stage together.

    Comedy Central will present a series of events at SXSW. The panel with Noah and Tapper will also include Daily Show cast members Ronny Chieng, Michael Kosta, Desi Lydic, Dulcé Sloan, Roy Wood, Jr., and Jaboukie Young-White. Most of the correspondents will also perform on The Daily Show News Team Live stand-up showcase. The Daily Show will also bring along its critically-acclaimed and award-winning Presidential Twitter Library, which has traveled around the country to New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, and San Francisco. The exhibit—and its corresponding book—highlights the best of President Trump’s worst tweets.

    Broad City final episodes to premiere at SXSW

    Broad City stars Ilana Glazer and Abbi JacobsonBroad City will premiere the final three episodes of its last season at the annual comedy festival. Of Broad City’s popular five-year run with pal Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer said, “We had been talking about what we envisioned as the end since Season 3, maybe. We just thought, like, five or six [seasons]. But..it just became clear that it was the right decision creatively; for the world, for the characters, and for us as artists.”

    Comedy Central plans interactive SXSW stations

    The New Negroes with Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle will showcase creators and hosts from Comedy Central’s newest stand-up showcase series.

    Other featured panels include a 420 Show with Matt Besser, where guests will hear all things weed-related. Asssscat, the longest-running show at the Upright Citizens Brigade, will feature “inspired scenes from some of the world’s most skilled performers,” according to a press release. Comedy Central’s annual Backyard Bash will also be on display, with interactive stations celebrating fan favorite shows. There will be a Drunk History dunk tank, a Broad City friendship bracelet station, and a photo booth that’ll turn your pictures into your next favorite GIF.

    For more information, visit www.SXSW.com.

    Kaitlin Tunstall

    Kaitlin Tunstall ’19, of New York, attends the Borough of Manhattan Community College and expects to graduate in the spring of 2019. Kaitlin is an English major with a focus in Journalism and Creative Writing. Having worked as both a freelance writer and college assistant, Kaitlin hopes to broaden her skills into academia and editorial work. After graduation, Kaitlin plans to travel Asia before continuing her studies at a CUNY four-year university.

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