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 ... See full summary »
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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, Trevor Noah. 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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22 July 1996 (USA) 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 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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Jon Stewart: What's your overall sense of the mood down at the Republican convention floor. How did it feel to be there last night during the speech?
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Not My Cup of Tea
15 October 2015 | by Bones TSee all my reviews

I WAS a Daily Show fan for years, but am completely confused at the decision to place Trevor Noah in the anchor seat. As with all nightly talk shows, it seems The Daily Show wants to be more frat party than talk show. Obviously, anyone who replaced John Stewart was going to be facing great scrutiny, but Trevor just is not a good fit. Gone is the sly wit, emotional connection, and light banter that The Daily Show excelled at. It was a struggle for me to stay up so late the watch this show (because I get up so early in the morning), but I always thought it was worth the effort. I guess now, I get an hour more sleep every night. Healthy for me, but it feels like something is missing now.


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