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What's it like to be a gay parent? And what's it like to have -- and be -- a Jewish mother? Comedian Judy Gold explores those topics in her work and her shows, and she's coming to Rochester's Jewish Community Center.

Gold joins us for the hour, along with the JCC's artistic director, Ralph Meranto, and proud dad, Matt Tappon.

Jerry Seinfeld says he doesn't do college shows because campuses are just looking for reasons to allege racism or sexism. Bill Maher says he's right. Amy Schumer is working through her own drama this week, explaining a race-based joke from two years ago. So, where is the line when it comes to comedy? How do we know when we've gone too far? Are colleges too sensitive? Our panel debates it:

  • Chris Thompson, comedian
  • Pam Wertz, comedian
  • Tom Proietti, media scholar in residence at St. John Fisher College

EstroFest returns for the first time since 2012. The all-female comedy troupe is adding an edge this year: a "truth talk" sketch that might not be as funny, but will aim to address relevant social issues. Does truth work in comedy? What does the Estro team have planned? They're all on the program to tell us:

  • Dresden Engle
  • Andrea Holland
  • Norma Holland
  • Allison Roberts
  • Freyda Schneider

Jon Stewart Leaving "The Daily Show"

Feb 10, 2015
Martin Crook / Comedy Central

Jon Stewart announced at Tuesday's taping of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" that he will be leaving the show he's hosted since 1999. The network confirmed the announcement with a statement released on the network's twitter account after the news started to spread on Twitter.

Stewart took over the program from original host Craig Kilborn, and turned the parody news program into one of the most influential pop-culture programs, winning Emmy and Peabody awards.

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