He was seen as the perfect antidote to the dominance of old white men on US late night talk shows. Just over 24-hours later and the South-African born comedian is facing a storm of controversy after some of his old sexist, anti-semitic and racist tweets re-surfaced.
Josephine Tovey When Jon Stewart announced he would soon retire from The Daily Show back in February, it unleashed both a wave of grief from fans of iconc comedy news show and speculation about who among the nation's comedians could possibly fill Stewart's big shoes.
Nick Galvin The brains behind Top Gear and a close mate of Jeremy Clarkson has quit the show.
Neil McMahon Not before time, the nation had cause to ponder the obvious: Education Minister Christopher Pyne as a creature from another planet.
Peter Vincent A hit television show's long-running appeal is often at least partly down to a theme song that endures, so what happens when someone mischievously twists those precious songs?
Karl Quinn In the season five finale, the Second Amendment triumphed over wishy-washy liberalism and The Walking Dead lurched unmistakably to the right.
Sarah Thomas It appears Robin Williams' image or name won't appear in future works until 2039 due to a unique legal move.
Sarah Thomas SBS World News is to shift its emphasis away from global current affairs according to a report claiming that staff had been advised to avoid "turn-off" stories such as the Ukraine or Ebola.
Outback ER shows the hard reality of life in remote and rural Australia.