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Stephen Colbert’s advice to Ted Cruz: ‘Buck up. There’s no crying in sport-ball’

8:58 am Apr. 28, 2016

Ted Cruz, the U.S. senator and Texas Republican seeking the GOP nomination for president, has become the underdog, much like that scrappy high-school basketball team in the 1986 classic sports drama, “Hoosiers.”

On Tuesday night, while stumping for crucial GOP primary votes in Indiana, Cruz tried to re-create a memorable scene from the movie in the same gymnasium where it was filmed. The spectacle proved more awkward than inspiring, especially after calling the hoop a “basketball ring.”

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The Daily Show in Austin, Day 3: ‘Don’t Ingress With Texas’

8:19 am Oct. 30, 2014

Jon Stewart’s guest tonight was Austinite Ellar Coltrane, the star of the Richard Linklater film, ‘Boyhood.’

But in the opening segment, “The Daily Show” cast had a lot of fun with Austin’s fear and loathing of the influx of new residents changing the city.

Al Madrigal skewers the Hispanic panic in Texas, and Stewart welcomes the Koch brothers to “The Daily Show’s” family of advertisers.

Watch the episode here:

Day 2 of Daily Show’s ‘South by South Mess: All-You-Can-Vote Midterm Buffet’

8:10 am Oct. 29, 2014

Jon Stewart opened Tuesday night’s “Daily Show” episode by sarcastically kvetching:”I am full — I may actually sleep tonight in a flour tortilla . . . I think that’s what they ask you at night, “Would you like to sleep in a flour tortilla or a corn tortilla.”

Stewart’s guest was San Antonio congressman and Democratic rising star Joaquin Castro, but the highlight of the episode came during the second block of the show with Jason