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The Daily Show did the unthinkable this week. They made a joke about boy band One Direction!

The comedy show did a segment with correspondent Jessica Williams, and she talked about a few terrorist organizations, which included to al-Qaeda, Hamas, ISIS, the Zetas drug cartel, and then showed One Direction as a joke.

Williams doesn't mention Zayn Malik, but members of One Direction's (mostly teenage girl) fanbase apparently didn't get the joke, tweeting about it with the "#TheDailyShowGoneTooFar" hashtag.

Some people thought that because Malik is a Muslim, the band shouldn't be linked with terrorism.

"I am so disappointed with @TheDailyShow !How could them use the word 'terrorist' associated with #onedirection ?" one person wrote.

Said another, "I watch your show but Zayn from One Direction is very sensitive about his religion so he keeps quiet about it. Apologize."

Some of the fans wanted to get the Daily Show "shut down," while some of the comments were borderline threats.

Added another: "@TheDailyShow why don't you apologise for saying such racist remarks about a member of one direction."

Said another, "I JUST FREKIN RETWEETED THE VIDEO OF THE DAILY SHOW N IM LIKE WTF CME ON THTS NOT FUNNY TO INVOLVE ONE DIRECTION IN A TERRORIST GROUP!!" [EPOCH TIMES]

The Daily show has yet to issue a proper apology to these serious charges. Watch the segment below:

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photos by Chris La Putt

Tenacious D at Hammerstein Ballroom - 6/28/12
Tenacious D

Tenacious D (aka Jack Black & Kyle Gass) brought their comedic hard rock to NYC for a show at Hammerstein Ballroom last night (6/28) as part of their a tour with The Sights. Taking the stage in front of the especially phallic "Fenix" which graces their new album cover, they split the set pretty evenly between their three full lengths, including the recently released Rize of the Fenix, which hit shelves last month, and did a medley of The Who covers. Tenacious D and The Sights will do it again at Hammerstein tonight (6/29). Tickets for tonight's show are still available.

Unfortunately we don't have the full setlist from last night's show, but the whole tour has been pretty consistent, so you can check out some setlists of previous dates along with more pics and a video of Tenacious D from last night's show (and two videos from last night's Daily Show appearance) below...

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Rob Delaney

So, comedian Rob Delaney, who is in town to play two sold out shows at Bowery Ballroom and two sold out shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg is also playing 92YTribeca tonight (5/10) on a bill of all Daily Show contributors inclyding Jenna Kim Jones, Elliott Kalan, and Adam Lowitt. Not sold out. All Rob Delaney dates are listed below...

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UPDATE: Arcade Fire Daily Show videos are HERE.

Joanna Newsom on Kimmel last night
Joanna Newsom

"Arcade Fire will appear on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart tonight [August 12th]. They'll perform "Ready to Start" from their new album The Suburbs which is currently the # 1 record in the country!

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart airs on Comedy Central at 11 PM EDT / 10 PM CST. Check your local listings for channel information and set your DVRs.

The Suburbs is available on CD, dbl-LP and digital download (with special digital artwork) in the Merge store."

Speaking of the Merge store, Arcade Fire weren't the only Merge band that just released an album. As pointed out before, Versus also have a new album and they'll be celebrating at the intimate Rock Shop tonight (8/12). Go see the show and set your DVR for the Arcade Fire segment. All Versus dates below.

Speaking of TV appearances and my favorite artists of 2004, Joanna Newsom was on Kimmel last night. Two videos from that appearance, below...

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