A comedy news show featuring humorous takes on top stories.
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Won 25 Primetime Emmys. Another 46 wins & 179 nominations. See more awards »

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Jon Stewart ...  Self - Host / ... 2,584 episodes, 1996-2020
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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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The Most Important News Show... Ever See more »

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Comedy | News | Talk-Show

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Trivia

Jon Stewart usually ended the show with a "Moment of Zen" clip from the media or popular culture. However, during the week after American historian Howard Zinn's January 2010 death, one episode instead ended with a "Moment of Zinn", a brief clip of Zinn's 2005 appearance on the show. See more »

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Some of the world globes in the opening credits spun in the wrong direction until 2015. See more »

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Jon Stewart: [Oprah has just given away free cars] See, here's where Oprah has violated the talk show code. Treating the audience like shit. Seriously, she gives away cars and you guys stand in the freezing cold weather for what? This piece of shit show? A bunch of random jokes followed by some interview where I pretend to be remotely interested? We have a green room with a nice couch, big screen TV, snacks, and other nice things, but do we let our audience use it? No.
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Dog on Fire (Jon Stewart remix)
Written by Bob Mould
Performed by They Might Be Giants
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only way to get the news
19 May 2004 | by Rick-34See all my reviews

A recent poll showed that a surprisingly large percentage of Americans got their news from the faux news show the Daily Show. With corporate news becoming increasinly bland and sacrificing journalistic qualities in favor of ratings, news satire has becoming ever more important.

Jon Stewart is splendid as the host who pokes and prods public figures to discuss recent news in ways they cannot do on network news. The correspondents are terrific, especially Stephen Colbert. This show is the best of basic cable! Great guests who have made recent appearances include Ambassador Joseph Wilson, whose wife was outed as a CIA operative by Robert Novak, and Richard Clarke, the former counter-terrorism "czar". Conservatives get their chances to, but aside from John McCain, the audience (in NY) tends to favor the liberals.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 1996 (USA) See more »

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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart See more »

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