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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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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[after President Bush describes terrorists several times]
Jon Stewart: [pulling out a bottle] Okay, looks like this is gonna be a while, so if you're playing at home, remember, it's a shot of tequila every time he says 'Terrorist, ' 'Danger, ' or 'Madman'.
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4 March 1999 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

I have always liked the edgy, sometimes-cruel humor of "The Daily Show," but now that it has Jon Stewart at the helm I like it more than ever. Craig Kilborn was a talented host, but he often bordered on being severely unlikeable, and somehow malicious towards his guests. Jon Stewart brings to the show a much more developed sense of comic timing, plus a split-second wittiness and a knack for snappy comebacks. He has an obvious rapport with his guests, and consistently produces the funniest and most honest interviews on television. Meanwhile, the On-the-Spot reports have maintained the same level of hilarity, assaulting the pretentiousness of people who can't seem to realize they are the butt of a joke. And as sacreligious as it is, I can't get enough of the hysterical "God Stuff" portion of the show, which manages to strip bare the ignorance and hypocrisy that surround tele-theology in a few short minutes. The folks at "The Daily Show" would be well-advised to keep up the outstanding comedic work.


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