Triumph’s Summer Election Special 2016 Gets a Full Trailer
Triumph the Insult Comic Dog
Robert Smigel with a hand up a dog puppet got to roast/troll/etc. both the Republican National Convention and Democratic National Convention and from the looks of this trailer, it looks pretty glorious.
If you can’t wait for this, know that Triumph’s Summer Election Special 2016 is coming out tomorrow on Hulu.
Watch Eric Andre Troll Alex Jones, Convention Goers, and Everyone Else at the RNC
Everyone in comedy seems to be focused on or actually in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention.
That includes Adult Swim’s own meta talk show parody mad man Eric Andre.
Andre went through the RNC and conducted himself with business as usual in being as absurd as possible. Such highlights of Eric’s visit include actually interrupting controversial radio host Alex Jones during a speech and introducing convention goers to “Peppercorn Bing Bong”.
Note how this all seems less crazy than Trump, Giuliani’s speech, Chris Christie’s “guilty” chant, etc.
Stephen Colbert Reunites with Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert (The Character), and Hungry for Power Games at RNC
That’s right, Stephen Colbert pulled out all the stops in his live broadcast of The Late Show last night, following the kick-off of the Republican National Convention.
Not only did he have his former boss, Jon Stewart, do a fun bit, but he also brought back Stephen Colbert, the character, for The Colbert Report segment “The Word”.
Also, Colbert went on a tour through the RNC set up at Quicken Loans Arena and roasted the whole venue as Julius Flickerman in a new Hungry for Power Games segment. He indeed did take the stage when he probably wasn’t supposed to.
All in all, we hope Stephen keeps up this pace for his convention coverage.
Stephen Colbert Made a RNC and DNC Bingo Game That You Can Play at Home
As you might be well aware or have heard repeatedly on the news, the upcoming Republican and Democratic National Conventions will be affairs actually worth watching this time around. What is going to happen at them is anyone’s guess, especially at the RNC.
With that in mind, Stephen Colbert and his Late Show team have made a Bingo card generator for each convention that is filled with events likely to happen at either convention such as “27th mention of wall” or “white person speaking Spanish” instead of numbers.
The Daily Show to Have Politically Themed Carnival Games at Republican National Convention
The Daily Show is really going all out this election year.
On top of a week of coverage at both the DNC and RNC, having exclusive Snapchat content, and integrating Amazon’s Alexa into their coverage, one of the most exciting things that The Daily Show with Trevor Noah will be doing is an actual carnival at this ‘carnival’ of a presidential election.
Specifically, at The Republican National Convention next week in Cleveland, Comedy Central will have a whole set of carnival style games that are inspired by the insanity of the campaign trail this year.
-RUN FOR THE BORDER: As the marquee activation, “Run for the Border” offers attendees a chance to put their political passion to the test with an interactive game that’s fun for everyone. The activation is oriented in front of an expansive digital projection and features a row of seats equipped with hand controls that propel on-screen avatars in a race to the nearest border.
-THE HALL OF NOT PRESIDENTS: Puts a political spin on fun house mirrors, featuring a hallway full of satirical hairstyles and pantsuits, commonplace to the political landscape.
-THE YUUUGE WALL: Bringing the issue of border control to life with a literal huge wall installation. Complemented by politically-inspired graffiti penned by Cleveland-based artists, participants will also have the chance to leave their own mark.
-GRAB-A-DELEGATE: Participants compete for bragging rights by stepping into a glass wind machine booth and tasked to grab as many paper props as they can (think faux “dirty money” and one nominee’s “deleted emails”).
-HOT BUTTON ISSUES: This whack-a-mole inspired game gives players a fun way to drop the proverbial (foam) hammer on politics and punditry antics, from gun control to climate change to immigration.
-THE DAILY SHOW DESK: The best seat in the house! Positioned as a lounge area with a full-sized replica of Trevor Noah’s “Daily Show” desk, this activation is designed for shareable photo moments as attendees can snap photos from Noah’s chair.
We’re guessing this will be one of the least crazy things that will be at the RNC.
The Daily Show to Do Two Weeks of Episodes From DNC and RNC
The two week trip should be a nice reset button for Noah and company.
From Tuesday, July 19th-Friday, July 22nd and Tuesday, July 26th-Friday, July 29th, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah will be taping live at the Republican National Convention and Democratic National Convention, respectively.
The chaos that’s bound to happen should provide for a fortnight of highlight worthy Daily Show.