The Daily Show had a banner episode last night. Not only did Kristen Schaal return as a senior correspondent, but comics’ favorite comic Neal Brennan was the guest.
Kristen Schaal, a Daily Show favorite, was back to ring in Women’s History Month with a discussion on the progress of body acceptance for women. Schaal opened saying “Part of our rich cultural tradition is making woman feel like there’s something wrong with their bodies at all times…. until now!” The hilarious comedian praises Mattel for updating Barbie’s look to be more tall, petite, curvy, and ethnically diverse dolls. She continues cheering on Sports Illustrated for “making history” with a plus sized model in this year’s swimsuit edition. Then she reports that Cheryl Tiegs (former Model from the 80’s) slammed Sports Illustrated, scolding that a woman’s waist should be no bigger than 35”. Tiegs backed up her statement saying “that’s what Doctor Oz says, and I’m sticking to it.” Trevor and Kristen have a heyday with this, and end the segment by role playing with an updated Barbie and a Cheryl Tiegs “Real Model” Barbie from the 80’s.
The show goes on to address another cultural issue with guest Neil Brennan. Neil began the segment by poking fun at Trevor for not billing him as the co-creator of the Chappelle show, (he was) and went on to delivered grade A jokes about Super Tuesday. Then the fellas got to why Neil was there. He’s in a new show called “3 Mics” where in he uses three microphone on stage, one is for stand up, one is for one liners, and the third is for emotional monologues. Trevor raved about Neil’s honest portrayal depression, and how the show is hilarious but also unifying for anyone also suffering from the disease. “3 Mics” has received rave reviews, is directed by Drew Barr, produced by John Legend and runs at the The Lynn Redgrave Theater through April 9th.