The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996– )
"The Daily Show" (original title)

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Providing comedy/news in the tradition of TV Nation and SNL's Weekend Update, Comedy Central's Daily Show reports on the foibles and of the real world with a satirical edge. In addition to news stories, the Daily Show also has celebrities (and semi-celebrities) on for interviews with the host, Jon Stewart. Lampooning everything from televangelists to Charlton Heston ("I did not play a homo in Ben-Hur"), and shamelessly assigning faux-news epithets ("Newt Gingrich: Giant Toddler") Kilborn, Winstead, and the crew actually manage to report some real news from time to time. Written by Sam Hayes <gshayes@mail.gwi.net>

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More people get their news from the Daily Show with Jon Stewart... Than probably should. See more »

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In recent years the show has attracted a wide variety of political figures, such as former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter; presidential candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton, John Edwards and John McCain; Congressmen Barney Frank and Henry Waxman; Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi; Senators Chuck Schumer, Evan Bayh; Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid; George W. Bush White House Press Secretaries Ari Fleischer, Scott McClellan, Tony Snow and Dana Perino; former British Prime Minister Tony Blair; French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde; former Second Lady Lynne Cheney; former Undersecretary of Defense Douglas Feith; former Mexican President Vicente Fox; Bolivian President Evo Morales; Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf; Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; Bush Cabinet Secretaries John Ashcroft, Paul O'Neill, Colin Powell, Tom Ridge and Margaret Spellings; President Barack Obama Cabinet Secretaries Steven Chu, Ken Salazar and Kathleen Sebelius; and President Obama has been on the show five times: 4 times before his presidency and once while he was president. See more »

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The globes in the opening credits span in the wrong direction until 2012. See more »

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President Bush: Americans do not have to choose between a strong economy and a clean environment.
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more accurate than any other news show
25 July 2004 | by (Potomac, Maryland) – See all my reviews

Jon Stewart's timing and delivery is incredibly good. The writing is fantastic. Of course, with material provided fresh daily by the US Congress and Administration, writing humor probably isn't all that challenging. It must be frustrating that they don't have enough time to cover more "news" in each half-hour segment.

I'd give anything to buy a "Best of the Daily Show" on DVD (especially the one with "the Congress condemning sex with a turtle" episode).


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