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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Announcer: Ever wonder what 250 identical chairs look like? Then come to a free taping of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
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One of the funniest shows on TV.
23 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

From Jon Stewart's zany wit to Stephen and Steven's outrageous sarcasm, to Lewis Black's volcanic sardonic rants, to Mo Rocca's clever political satire, to the sly, subtle, absurd humor from regulars such as Tolan, Woods, Walls, Helms, Corddry, Harris, et al. ... this wonderful, unique, insightful, and unbelievably hilarious tv show is truly a delight to watch.

For many young adults, the complex truths and shades of grey in this new "adult world" tend to be oversimplified and broadly painted by the ratings crazed popular News Media. It is a relief and a comfort to view a program to poke fun and point out the underlying absurdity of it all. Understand, this show does not preach, and its intentions are first, and foremost, to crack jokes and promote laughter. But in an era when lowbrow, kitschy humor and shock seem to be the easiest path to laughter, it is a pleasure and a blessing to have such a smart, witty, and insightful show as this one.

Not to be missed.


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