|The Daily Show|
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart logo
|Format||late night talk show|
|Created by||Madeleine Smithberg|
|Presented by||Craig Kilborn (1996–1998)|
Jon Stewart (1999–present)
|Opening theme||Bob Mould, "Dog On Fire" (performed by They Might Be Giants)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. Comedy (from the Greek κωμωδίαkomodia has a popular meaning (any discourse generally intended to amuse especially in Television, Film, and Satire is often strictly defined as a literary genre or form; although in practice it is also found in the graphic and Performing arts In satire human News is any new information or information on Current events which is presented by print, broadcast, Internet, or Word of mouth A parody (ˈpɛɹədiː US, [ˈpaɹədiː] UK) in contemporary usage is a work created to mock comment on or poke fun at an original work its subject Late night television is the block of Television programming usually airing sometime between 1130 pm to 300 am. A talk show ( American) or chat show ( Global) is a Television or Radio program where one person or group of people come together to Madeleine Smithberg is a co-creator of The Daily Show, along with Lizz Winstead, as well as the Executive producer. Lizz Winstead (born August 5, 1961) is a Minnesota -born Comedian who was co-creator of The Daily Show along with Craig Kilborn (born August 24, 1962) is an American Comedian and former Talk show host Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28 1962 is an American Comedian, Satirist, Actor, Writer, and This is a list of guests on The Daily Show as well as the project ( Book, Album, Film, etc Bob Mould (born Robert Arthur Mould, October 16 1961 Malone, New York) is an American Musician, principally known for his work as They Might Be Giants (commonly abbreviated to TMBG) is an American Alternative rock band which began as a duo of John Flansburgh and John The United States of America —commonly referred to as the of episodes||1,484 (as of January 31, 2008) (List of episodes)|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Original channel||Comedy Central|
|Original run||July 22, 1996 – present|
|Related shows||The Colbert Report|
The Daily Show is a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning American satirical television program produced by and airing on Comedy Central. Events 1504 - France cedes Naples to Aragon. 1606 - Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common This is a list of guests on The Daily Show as well as the project ( Book, Album, Film, etc Comedy Central is an American Cable television and Satellite television channel that carries predominantly Comedy programming Events 1099 - First Crusade: Godfrey of Bouillon is elected the first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of The year 1996 in television involved some significant eventsBelow is a list of Television -related events in 1996. The present is the Time that is perceived directly not as a recollection or a speculation The Colbert Report (/kolˈbɛr rəˈpɔr/&mdashthe t is silent in "Colbert" is a Peabody Award and Emmy Award winning American The George Foster Peabody Awards, better known as simply the Peabody Awards, are annual international awards for excellence in Radio and Television broadcasting The United States of America —commonly referred to as the News satire, also called fake news, is a type of Parody presented in a format typical of mainstream Journalism, and called a satire because of its content A television program (US television programme (UK or television show (U Comedy Central is an American Cable television and Satellite television channel that carries predominantly Comedy programming The half-hour long show premiered on Monday, July 22, 1996, and was hosted by Craig Kilborn, who acted as its anchorman. Events 1099 - First Crusade: Godfrey of Bouillon is elected the first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) Craig Kilborn (born August 24, 1962) is an American Comedian and former Talk show host Kilborn left the show in December 1998; Jon Stewart has hosted since January 1999. Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28 1962 is an American Comedian, Satirist, Actor, Writer, and
Providing news-related comedy in the tradition of several popular comedic forerunners (Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update" segment, HBO's Not Necessarily The News, Channel 4's The 11 O'Clock Show, the BBC's The Day Today and That Was The Week That Was, CBC's This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Global TV's Shhh, It's The News and TQS's 100 Limite), and CBC's 60's groundbreaking Nightcap, The Daily Show reports with a satirical edge about the foibles and hypocrisies of the real world. Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City Weekend Update is a Saturday Night Live sketch which comments on and parodies Current events. Not Necessarily the News was a satirical sketch comedy series that ran on HBO from 1983 to 1990 Channel 4 is a public-service Television and Radio broadcaster in the United Kingdom centred around a television channel of the same name which began The 11 O'Clock Show was a satirical late-night British Television comedy series on Channel 4, which featured topical sketches The Day Today is a surreal British Parody of television News programmes It is an adaptation of the radio programme On The Hour That Was The Week That Was, also known as TW3, was a Satirical Television comedy programme that aired on BBC Television in 1962 and CBC Television is a Canadian English language Television network. This Hour Has 22 Minutes is a weekly Canadian Television comedy that airs on CBC Television. TQS is a Canadian French language privately owned Television network based in Quebec.
The Daily Show's format has remained relatively stable throughout the years. Each episode opens with a deep or low voice stating the date and the introduction, "From Comedy Central's World News Headquarters in New York, this is The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. " This used to be followed by the statement "The most important television program. . . ever," but this line was eliminated from the introduction on September 20, 2001, the show's first episode following the September 11, 2001 attacks. Events 451 - The Battle of Chalons takes place in North Eastern France. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. The show was also previously credited in the introduction, as a parody of ABC News' slogan, as the place "where more Americans get their news … than any other nationality. "
The show begins with the host's monologue of news headlines. A monologue is an extended uninterrupted speech or poem by a single person This is often followed by "on location" reports from one of its "senior" specialists in the subject at hand. The correspondents' stated areas of expertise vary depending on the news story that is being discussed, and can range from relatively general (such as "Senior Political Analyst") to absurdly specific (such as "Senior Child Molestation Expert" or "Senior Subterranean Structure Analyst"). These correspondents are said to be on location, but are taped live in the same studio in front of a greenscreen, which is filled in with an appropriate location backdrop. Chroma Key is the name under which ex- Dream Theater Keyboardist Kevin Moore records This is occasionally made the subject of jokes; for example, by having correspondents report from unlikely locations such as a press base on Mars. In another instance, this was parodied when two correspondents filed consecutive "live reports" from Washington, one against a backdrop of the city during daytime and the other in front of the city at night. The correspondents typically present absurd or humorously exaggerated takes on current events against Stewart's straight man. Straight Man (New York Random House, 1997 is a Novel by Richard Russo set at the fictional West Central Pennsylvania State University in Railton
A few reports have been filmed on location; for example, Jason Jones was actually in Denmark for a March 28, 2006 report, which he proved by shoving the person behind him (an uncredited passerby). The Kingdom of Denmark ( ˈd̥ænmɑɡ̊ (archaic ˈd̥anmɑːɡ̊ commonly known as Denmark, is a country in the Scandinavian region of northern Europe Events 37 - Roman Emperor Caligula accepts the titles of the Principate, entitled to him by the Senate. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. During the week of August 20, 2007 the show aired a series of segments called "Operation Silent Thunder: The Daily Show in Iraq" in which correspondent Rob Riggle reported from Iraq. Events 636 - Battle of Yarmouk: Arab forces led by Khalid ibn al-Walid take control of Syria and Palestine Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
The show formerly split the news into many segments known as "Headlines," "Other News," and "This Just In," though these titles were dropped sometime around 2003. Here is a list of recurring segments featured on the The Daily Show; they are listed in order of when they first appeared Current segments Your Moment Here is a list of recurring segments featured on the The Daily Show; they are listed in order of when they first appeared Current segments Your Moment Here is a list of recurring segments featured on the The Daily Show; they are listed in order of when they first appeared Current segments Your Moment Stewart and company rely on a technique of intercutting footage with commentary, in which they stop the action at a telling moment so as to leave political clichés, dud imagery, or self-contradictory statements hanging in the air, to which the host or correspondent then registers skeptical reserve or pained dismay. A cliché (from French, klɪ'ʃe or cliche is a phrase expression or idea that has been overused to the point of losing its intended force
Following the regular news portion are correspondent pieces and interviews, the order of which varies from episode to episode. Correspondent pieces feature a rotating supporting cast who sometimes break out as comedy stars, and involve the show's members actually traveling to a different location to make a report or interview people important to the story. Topics have varied widely, ranging from the invention of hufu, a tofu-based human flesh substitute, to a piece highlighting the lack of Asian men in pornography. Hufu was a spoof product supposedly a soy-based food product designed to resemble human flesh in taste and texture Pornography or porn is the explicit depiction of Sexual subject matter with the sole intention of sexually exciting the viewer Local media have reported on visits from Daily Show correspondents. 
Some segments recur periodically, such as "Back in Black" with Lewis Black, "This Week in God," "Trendspotting" with Demetri Martin, "Are You Prepared?!?," "Wilmore-Oliver Investigates," and "You Don't Know Dick" (a segment centered on Vice President Dick Cheney). Here is a list of recurring segments featured on the The Daily Show; they are listed in order of when they first appeared Current segments Your Moment Lewis Niles Black (born August 30 1948) is a Grammy Award -winning American stand-up comedian, Author, Playwright Here is a list of recurring segments featured on the The Daily Show; they are listed in order of when they first appeared Current segments Your Moment Here is a list of recurring segments featured on the The Daily Show; they are listed in order of when they first appeared Current segments Your Moment Demetrios Evan Martin (born May 25 1973 in New York City, New York) is an Emmy Award -nominated and Perrier comedy award -winning American Here is a list of recurring segments featured on the The Daily Show; they are listed in order of when they first appeared Current segments Your Moment Here is a list of recurring segments featured on the The Daily Show; they are listed in order of when they first appeared Current segments Your Moment Here is a list of recurring segments featured on the The Daily Show; they are listed in order of when they first appeared Current segments Your Moment Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney (born January 30 1941 is the forty-sixth and current Vice President of the United States. Since the early days of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, a common part of the show has been "Mess O' Potamia," focusing on the troubles in the Middle East, especially Iraq. The 2003 invasion of Iraq, from March 20 to May 1 2003 was spearheaded by the United States, backed by British forces and smaller contingents from Australia Here is a list of recurring segments featured on the The Daily Show; they are listed in order of when they first appeared Current segments Your Moment A newer theme, called "Clusterf@#k to the White House," covered the 2008 presidential race in 2007, however since the primaries began, the show has defaulted to its traditional Indecision 2008 moniker. Here is a list of recurring segments featured on the The Daily Show; they are listed in order of when they first appeared Current segments Your Moment Comedy Central's Indecision 2008 is the special coverage of the United States presidential election to be provided by several programmes on the Comedy Central network
In the show's third act, an interview is conducted by the host with one guest. Guests come from a wide range of cultural sources: movie and television celebrities, authors and politicians (current and retired). A light tone is generally established by the host, but if the topic demands serious consideration, the interview may veer from comedy for the few minutes that it lasts. The same politicians that are joked about in monologues will generally be treated with respect if they show up to be interviewed.
In a closing segment sometimes referred to as the "toss," host Jon Stewart checks in with "our good friend, Stephen Colbert at The Colbert Report. Stephen Tyrone Colbert ( born May 13 1964 is an American Comedian, satirist, Actor and Writer, known for his ironic style The Colbert Report (/kolˈbɛr rəˈpɔr/&mdashthe t is silent in "Colbert" is a Peabody Award and Emmy Award winning American " This check-in was done daily in an initial period of the Colbert Report but in 2007 was cut back to twice per week. After a brief exchange, there is a segue to the closing credits in the form of "Your Moment of Zen", a surreal piece of video footage that has been part of the show's wrap-up since the series began in 1996. Here is a list of recurring segments featured on the The Daily Show; they are listed in order of when they first appeared Current segments Your Moment
The program features Stewart sitting at his desk on an elevated island stage in a "theatre in the round" type studio. Theatre-in-the-round or arena theatre is any Theatre space in which the audience surrounds the stage area On July 11, 2005, the show moved its "World News Headquarters" to New York City's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood at 733 11th Avenue, between 51st and 52nd Streets. Events 911 - Signing of the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte between Charles the Simple and Rollo of Normandy. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The City of New York Hell's Kitchen, also known as Clinton and Midtown West, is a neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City that includes roughly the area between The set changed along with the move, gaining a sleeker, more formal look, including a backdrop of three large projection screens which at first was not well-received by many fans of the show. The set change immediately spawned a backlash among fans and served as impetus for a campaign to "Bring Back the Couch" as it was not a part of the new set. The campaign was subsequently mentioned on the show by Stewart and supported by Daily Show contributor Bob Wiltfong. Bob Wiltfong (born November 26, 1969) is an American comedian and was a correspondent for The Daily Show on Comedy Central. The couch was eventually made the prize in a Daily Show sweepstakes in which the winner got the couch, round-trip tickets to New York, tickets to the show and a small sum of money. Their old studio is now used for The Colbert Report, a spin-off of the Daily Show starring former correspondent Stephen Colbert. The Colbert Report (/kolˈbɛr rəˈpɔr/&mdashthe t is silent in "Colbert" is a Peabody Award and Emmy Award winning American A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new Organization or Entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a Television series based on a pre-existing Dr Stephen T Colbert DFA (koʊɫˈbεɹ is the
On April 9, 2007 the studio was changed again, the projection screens were revamped (one large screen behind Stewart, while the one behind the interview subject remained the same), a large, global map with certain points glowing directly behind Stewart, a more open studio floor, and a J-shaped desk (with the show's logo on the front) with a globe serving as a de facto leg on one end. Events 193 - Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army in Illyricum (in the Balkans) Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. A logo ( Greek el λογότυπος = el-Latn logotypos is a graphical element ( Ideogram, Symbol, Emblem, Icon, Sign) The intro was changed as well; the flag graphic, and the display names, dates, and logos were all streamlined. For the first two shows after the April 2007 update, live staff were visible through a window into a "control room" set directly behind Stewart, in emulation of network newscasts. However, the movement of the people proved a distraction, and they were removed.
According to an October 7, 2003, USA Today article, the show is pulled together by researchers scanning major newspapers, the Associated Press and cable news channels. Events 3761 BC - The epoch (origin of the modern Hebrew calendar ( Proleptic Julian calendar) Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. USA TODAY is a national American daily Newspaper published by the Gannett Company. The Associated Press ( AP) is an American News agency. The AP is a Cooperative owned by its contributing Newspapers radio Then, they give possible topics to the ten writers. The writers meet to discuss headline material for the lead news segment. By 11:15 AM they meet with Jon Stewart, and by 12:30 PM they have come up with jokes for the day's show.
The Daily Show tapes four new episodes a week, Monday through Thursday. Taping of the program begins in front of the audience at 6:30 PM; the show is then broadcast at 11 PM Eastern/10 PM Central, a time when local television stations show their real news reports and about half an hour before most other late-night comedy programs begin to go on the air. The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America The Central Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time ( UTC−6) and five hours during Daylight saving The program is rerun several times the next day, including an 8 PM Eastern/7 PM Central primetime spot. Prime Time is the major News analysis current affairs and Politics programme broadcast on Radio Telefís Éireann in Ireland
While the studio capacity is limited, tickets to attend tapings are free and can be obtained if requested far enough in advance.
The Daily Show was created by Lizz Winstead and Madeline Smithberg. Lizz Winstead (born August 5, 1961) is a Minnesota -born Comedian who was co-creator of The Daily Show along with Madeleine Smithberg is a co-creator of The Daily Show, along with Lizz Winstead, as well as the Executive producer. Searching for a weeknight staple to replace Politically Incorrect (a Comedy Central program that moved to ABC), Comedy Central premiered The Daily Show in the summer of 1996. Politically Incorrect was a late-night half-hour political Talk show hosted by Bill Maher that ran from 1993 to 2002 A fake news program originally hosted by Craig Kilborn, the show featured a humorous take on contemporary news events. Aimed to parody conventional newscasts, the show featured a comedic monologue of the day's headlines, mockumentary styled on-location reports, in-studio segments, guest commentary, and debates. A monologue is an extended uninterrupted speech or poem by a single person Mockumentary (also known as a pseudo-documentary) a Portmanteau of Mock and documentary, is a film and TV Genre, or a single work The show also took advantage of its visual medium, littering episodes with small touches like in-screen images labeled with their own gags, and presenting absurd bits of trivia coming back and going into commercials. Such segments included: "This Day in Hasselhoff History", "Last Weekend's Top-Grossing Films, Converted into Lira", and "Final Jeopardy!" in which Winstead's mother, Ginny, would ask and answer the final question of that day's Jeopardy!. David Michael Hasselhoff (born July 17, 1952) is an American Actor and Singer, who is best known for his lead roles on Knight Etymology The word Libra developed its Lira shape from Italian, a language famed for its loss of initial consonants in two-part clusters (ie (Due to threatened legal action by the producers of Jeopardy!, this was replaced with various trivia questions and the name of the segment was changed to "Trivial Compromise". ) Originally the show was done without a studio audience, and would just prompt the laughs of its own off-camera staff members. A studio audience was incorporated into the show for its second season, and has remained since.
Under Winstead and Kilborn the show developed a somewhat relaxed atmosphere. Kilborn often made personal asides to the audience, even stepping out from behind the desk to dance, especially on Thursdays, as a celebration of the end of the week. In each show Kilborn would conduct celebrity interviews that would end with a segment called "Five Questions. Here is a list of recurring segments featured on the The Daily Show; they are listed in order of when they first appeared Current segments Your Moment " With the exception of the first question (which was always geography related) the questions were not bound by any pattern, and did not necessarily pertain to the guests, sometimes just aiming for random trivia or humor. The routine was derived from a pick-up line of Kilborn's invention, which Winstead thought would make good material for the show. A pick-up line is a Conversation opener with the intent of engaging an unfamiliar person for sex romance or dating
Regular correspondents included Brian Unger, Beth Littleford, and A. Whitney Brown. Brian Unger is an American comedian writer producer and commentator Elizabeth Ann Halcyon "Beth" Littleford She lives in Los Angeles California with her husband Rob Fox, and their son Jackson Oliver Fox, born Alan Whitney Brown (born July 8 1952) is an Emmy Award -winning writer and comedian probably best known for his recurring appearances on Saturday Stephen Colbert joined the cast a year after it premiered and was referred to as "The New Guy" for the remainder of Kilborn's three year tenure. Lizz Winstead herself also acted as a contributor as well as a writer in a weekly spot called "He Said, Winstead" in which she and Kilborn would ad lib a point-counterpoint style argument.
Each show was capped off with a segment called "Your Moment of Zen" that showed random video clips of humorous and sometimes morbid interest such as a snake charmer pulling a snake out of his throat via his nostril. Here is a list of recurring segments featured on the The Daily Show; they are listed in order of when they first appeared Current segments Your Moment Snake charming is the practice of apparently hypnotising a Snake by simply playing an instrument A controversy arose due to one clip in which Asian men and women were shown throwing live baby chicks at alligators as feed. Winstead reacted to complaints by creating a similar video in which she threw fake chicks into a pond from a row boat.
Tensions often flared behind the scenes between Kilborn and female cast, leading Beth Littleford (a once-crew-leading member of the Daily Show) to comment later that Kilborn was as "dumb as a post". In a 1997 Esquire magazine interview, Kilborn made sexually explicit comments about his female coworkers. Esquire is a Men's magazine by the Hearst Corporation with a strong literary tradition This led to a two week suspension without pay. Co-creator Winstead quit one month later.
In 1998 Kilborn left The Daily Show in order to replace Tom Snyder on CBS's The Late Late Show. Tom Snyder ( May 12, 1936 - July 29, 2007) was an American television personality, News anchor and The Late Late Show is an American late-night television talk and variety show currently hosted by Craig Ferguson on CBS. He was able to take the interview segment "Five Questions" and for a brief period, his "Moment for Us" segment with him to the new show, disallowing any new TDS hosts from using it in their interviews. Correspondents Brian Unger and A. Whitney Brown left the show shortly before him. Unger returned for a single show in which he was supposedly killed on assignment by an incoming cruise missile.
Kilborn's last new show was aired on December 17, 1998. Events 546 - Gothic War (535–554: The Ostrogoths of King Totila Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) Reruns were shown until Jon Stewart's debut 4 weeks later.
A book released by Comedy Central titled The Daily Show: Five Questions (ISBN 0-8362-5325-6) was released in 1998 and highlights many of the best interview moments from Craig Kilborn's stint as host.
Comedian Jon Stewart took over as host on Monday, January 11, 1999. Events 1055 - Theodora is crowned Empress of the Byzantine Empire. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Stewart had previously hosted two shows on MTV (You Wrote It, You Watch It and an eponymous talk show), as well as a syndicated late-night talk show, and had been cast in films and television. MTV ( Music Television) is an American Cable television network based in New York City. You Wrote It You Watch It was an MTV Sketch comedy series starring members of The State comedy troupe--before they were given their own show--and The Jon Stewart Show was a short-lived Talk show hosted by Comedian Jon Stewart on MTV. His first guest was Spin City's Michael J. Fox, who quipped, "I've been on The Daily Show more than you have!"
In taking over hosting from Kilborn, Stewart retained much of the same staff and on-air talent, allowing many pieces to transition without much trouble, while other features like "God Stuff", with John Bloom presenting an assortment of actual clips from various televangelists, and "Backfire", an in-studio debate between Brian Unger and A. Spin City is an American Sitcom Television series that ran from 1996 to 2002 on ABC, and was created by Michael J Fox (born Michael Andrew Fox; June 9 1961 is a Canadian / American Here is a list of recurring segments featured on the The Daily Show; they are listed in order of when they first appeared Current segments Your Moment Joe Bob Briggs is a Pseudonym and persona of John Irving Bloom (born January 27, 1953) a syndicated American film Here is a list of recurring segments featured on the The Daily Show; they are listed in order of when they first appeared Current segments Your Moment Whitney Brown, evolved into the similar pieces of Stephen Colbert's "This Week in God" and Colbert and Steve Carell's "Even Stephven". Stephen Tyrone Colbert ( born May 13 1964 is an American Comedian, satirist, Actor and Writer, known for his ironic style Here is a list of recurring segments featured on the The Daily Show; they are listed in order of when they first appeared Current segments Your Moment Here is a list of recurring segments featured on the The Daily Show; they are listed in order of when they first appeared Current segments Your Moment Since the change, a number of new features have been, and continue to be, developed as well. The ending segment "Your Moment of Zen" developed from a random selection of humorous videos to often being recaps or extended versions of news clips shown earlier in the show (though sometimes are completely unrelated to any previous segment). Here is a list of recurring segments featured on the The Daily Show; they are listed in order of when they first appeared Current segments Your Moment The show's theme music, "Dog on Fire" by Bob Mould, was re-recorded by They Might Be Giants. Bob Mould (born Robert Arthur Mould, October 16 1961 Malone, New York) is an American Musician, principally known for his work as They Might Be Giants (commonly abbreviated to TMBG) is an American Alternative rock band which began as a duo of John Flansburgh and John
Unlike Kilborn, whose dialogue and character were written entirely by others, Stewart served not only as host but also as a writer and co-executive producer of the series. His influence is noted for heading a significant shift in the way the show handled news. Stewart had a markedly different style, bringing a sharper political focus to the humor than the show previously exhibited. This satirical edge, combined with the show's 2000 election coverage, presciently dubbed "Indecision 2000", helped to catapult Stewart and The Daily Show to new levels of popularity and critical respect. The United States presidential election of 2000 was a contest between Democratic candidate Al Gore, then Vice President, and Republican The Daily Show Indecision 2000 was a series of special episodes featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart spoofing the 2000 Presidential Election With Stewart on board, the show has won ten Emmy Awards and two Peabody Awards, and its ratings more than doubled according to a 2003 Associated Press article.  By 2004, the show had emerged into a pop culture hit and one of the most popular programs on cable television.
Due to the writers' strike, the show went on hiatus on November 5, 2007, meaning that it was not able to cover much of the lead-up to the 2008 Presidential Election Primary season. The 2007&ndash2008 Writers Guild of America strike, or more commonly known as the Writers' Strike was a strike by the Writers Guild of America East Events 1499 - Publication of the Catholicon in Treguier ( Brittany) Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The United States presidential election of 2008, scheduled for Tuesday November 4 2008 will be the 56th consecutive The show returned on January 7, 2008, despite the continuing strike. Events 1325 - Alfonso IV becomes King of Portugal. 1558 - France takes Calais, the last continental 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common The show continued to honor the strike, with neither the show's writers nor Stewart performing their normal writing duties. To acknowledge this fact, the show was referred to as A Daily Show with Jon Stewart rather than The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, until the end of the strike.  Stewart largely ad-libbed the show around preplanned topics while the show was aired without writers.  As a member of the Writers Guild of America, Stewart was barred from writing any material for the show himself which his writers would ordinarily write. Template talkInfobox Union for usage --> Writers Guild of America East ( WGAE) is a labor union representing  With the Writer's Guild of America ending their strike, Stewart acknowledged on the February 11 episode of A Daily Show that, "Tomorrow (February 12, 2008) will be the last A Daily Show," further explaining that the big news over the weekend of February 8-10 was that, "The writers will be coming back Wednesday!" On Wednesday, February 13, 2008, the show began with the "A Daily Show" title, but was corrected to the show's proper name after about a minute of joking about having a script and teleprompters again.
In addition to news stories, The Daily Show includes interviews with celebrities of various degrees of notoriety and fame, authors, musicians, and political figures. This is a list of guests on The Daily Show as well as the project ( Book, Album, Film, etc A celebrity is a widely-recognized or famous person who commands a high degree of public and media attention The political interviews have featured many prominent guests such as:
(*Running for President at the time of the interview)
As described in an October 2006 cover story in Rolling Stone, "Stewart's show has become the hot destination for anyone who wants to sell books or seem hip, from presidential candidates to military dictators. Ralph Nader (born February 27 1934 is an American Attorney, Author, Lecturer, political activist, and independent candidate for President Rolling Stone is a United States -based Magazine devoted to Music, Politics, and Popular culture that is published Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf arrived at the Daily Show studio with bomb-sniffing dogs and a bulletproof facade for the anchor desk. " Musharraf and Morales to date have been the only sitting heads of state to appear on The Daily Show. During his interview with Secretary of Education, Margaret Spellings, Stewart quipped that she was apparently the only sitting member of the Bush administration who was "not allergic to" him, referring to the fact that until Spellings' interview, prominent members of the Bush Administration had only come to the show after they had resigned or retired. During an interview with Stewart on May 24, 2007, Al Gore stated that The Daily Show was one of the best places to get news, saying that now, much like the 13th century, the jester is perhaps the only one who can tell the truth without getting his head cut off. Events 1218 - The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt. 1276 - Magnus Ladulås is crowned Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. A jester, joker, jokester, fool, wit-cracker, prankster, or buffoon is a member of a profession that came into popularity
Through Kilborn's run and the early years of Stewart's, the celebrity interviews would most often take place midway through the program. In recent years this has changed to the interviews being placed near the end of the show. Recent years have also seen the show's guest list tend away from celebrities and more towards non-fiction book authors and various political pundits, as well as many prominent elected officials. In one notable 2004 interview, former president Bill Clinton appeared on the show to discuss his autobiography, My Life. My Life is a 2004 Autobiography written by former President of the United States Bill Clinton, who left office on January 20 In the course of the interview, Clinton discussed the attacks on presidential candidate John Kerry's war record and the admissions of fraud by and no-bid contracts awarded to Halliburton, the company closely associated with Vice President Dick Cheney. } John Forbes Kerry (born December 11 1943 is an American Politician who is currently serving his fourth term as the junior United States Senator Halliburton Energy Services ( is a US -based Multinational corporation with operations in more than 70 countries Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney (born January 30 1941 is the forty-sixth and current Vice President of the United States.
On December 1, 2005, the White Stripes became the first musical guests to perform on a regular episode of the show. Events 800 - Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The White Stripes is an American Garage rock band, formed in 1997 in Detroit, Michigan. After a brief interview with Stewart, the duo performed their songs "The Denial Twist" and later, "My Doorbell. " In a press release, Stewart said, "We've never had a musical performance on the show before — not because we haven't wanted one — but because we were holding out for a reunited Spandau Ballet. Spandau Ballet were a popular British band in the 1980s Initially inspired by a mixture of Funk and Synthpop, the group eventually mellowed into a This will have to suffice. " They Might Be Giants's appearance on the December 15, 1999 special "The Greatest Millennium" where they performed the theme (Bob Mould's "Dog On Fire"), incidental music, and their song "I Can Hear You" is not counted, as the producers do not consider it to be a part of the regular series. Events 533 - Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Another "unofficial" performance came on September 29, 2003, when Tenacious D played from the couch. Events 522 BC - Darius I of Persia kills the Magian usurper Gaumâta securing his hold as king of the Persian Empire. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Tenacious D is a Satirical Rock band formed in Los Angeles California. Most recently, the November 28, 2006 show — also Stewarts birthday — featured a live performance by guest Tom Waits, who played his song "Day After Tomorrow" during the closing credits. For the town in Argentina, see 28 de Noviembre. Events Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Thomas Alan Waits (born 7 December 1949) is an American Singer-songwriter, Composer, and Actor.
When Stephen Colbert started his own show, The Colbert Report, which airs immediately after The Daily Show, Stewart began ending his show "checking in" with Stephen Colbert, usually exchanging notes on each other's shows, which is then followed by the Moment of Zen. On August 8, 2006, Stephen Colbert turned the tables and "checked in" with Jon Stewart as Stewart was leaving to go home. Events 1220 - Sweden is defeated by Estonian tribes in the Battle of Lihula. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.  On August 10, 2006, Stephen Colbert reappeared on the set of The Daily Show to demand that Jon apologize to Geraldo Rivera, who on The O'Reilly Factor said that Stewart and Colbert "counted for nothing" and showed "clips of old ladies slipping on ice" for humor. Events 612 BC - Killing of Sinsharishkun, King of Assyrian Empire Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The O'Reilly Factor is an American Talk show on the Fox News Channel hosted by commentator Bill O'Reilly, who discusses Colbert, in character, condemned The Daily Show for angering Rivera. When Stewart refused to apologize, Colbert proclaimed him "On Notice", though Jon averted the crisis by appearing on The Colbert Report the following Monday and apologizing (after "walking a mile in Geraldo's shoes" by wearing his mustache). When former correspondent Steve Carell appeared on The Daily Show as a guest, Stewart asked him if he had a report to file, to which Carell responded in a deadpan joke, "I don't file reports anymore. Steven John "Steve" Carell (born August 16, 1962) is a Golden Globe - and Screen Actors Guild Award -winning American Deadpan is a form of non-comedic delivery in which Humour is presented without a change in emotion or Facial expression, usually speaking in See also Mathematics of humor A joke is a short story or ironic depiction of a situation communicated with the intent of being humorous. I do movies. "
On September 13, 2006, a new portion of the interview segment began called "The Seat of Heat", wherein the host would ask a guest one hard question to be answered. Events 509 BC - The Temple of Jupiter on Rome 's Capitoline Hill is dedicated on the ides of September Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. On September 18, 2006, for example, former United States President Bill Clinton was asked how Hillary Clinton could be defeated should she run for president. Events 96 - Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
Democratic Party Presidential hopeful Barack Obama was the show's featured guest on August 22, 2007 and joined in the spirit of the program when, asked by host Jon Stewart if he should consider running a smaller country first, Obama jokingly replied he had thought about "invading" a smaller country. The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. Events 392 - Arbogast has Eugenius elected Western Roman Emperor. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28 1962 is an American Comedian, Satirist, Actor, Writer, and 
Television ratings show that the program generally has 1. Nielsen Ratings are audience measurement systems developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the Audience size and composition of television 45 to 1. 6 million viewers nightly, a high figure for cable television. In demographic terms, the viewership is skewed to a relatively young audience compared to traditional news shows. Demographics or demographic data refers to selected population characteristics as used in government Marketing or opinion research or the Demographic profiles A 2004 Nielsen Media Research study commissioned by Comedy Central put the median age at 35. Nielsen Media Research ( NMR) is an American firm that measures media Audiences including Television, Radio In fact, during the 2004 U.S. presidential election, the show received more male viewers in the 18-34 year old age demographic than Nightline, Meet the Press, Hannity & Colmes and all of the evening news broadcasts. The United States presidential election of 2004 was held on Tuesday November 2, 2004, to elect the President of the United States. Meet the Press is a weekly American television news/interview program produced by NBC. Hannity & Colmes is an American television program on the Fox News Channel featuring host Sean Hannity, who presents a Conservative  Because of this, Howard Dean posited during an appearance that Stewart and Bill Maher serve as a real source of news for young people, regardless of their intentions. Howard Brush Dean III, (born November 17 1948 is an American William "Bill" Maher Jr, (ˈmɑɹ born January 20 1956) is an American Stand-up comedian, Television host,
The show's writers often repeat the fact that The Daily Show is a comedy program and not a reliable news source by itself. The show does not follow normal rules of journalistic integrity, but much of the schtick of the program involves questioning whether establishment television news sources in the United States, notably the cable news channels CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News Channel, are holding themselves to normal rules of journalistic integrity. A shtick ( Yiddish: שטיק) (or schtick) is a comic theme or Gimmick. Cable News Network, usually referred to by its Initialism CNN, is a major English language Television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner MSNBC is a 24-hour cable television news channel based in the United States and available in Canada.
The Washington Post ran an article on August 24, 2004 in which it quoted Nightline anchor Ted Koppel, who said to his viewers in a telecast from the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston: "A lot of television viewers — more, quite frankly, than I'm comfortable with — get their news from the Comedy Channel on a program called The Daily Show. The Washington Post is the largest and most circulated Newspaper in Washington D Events 49 BC - Julius Caesar 's General Gaius Scribonius Curio is defeated in the Second Battle of the Bagradas River "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Edward James "Ted" Koppel (born February 8, 1940) is an American journalist, best known as the former anchor for the The 2004 Democratic National Convention was a United States presidential nominating convention that took place from July 26 to July 29, 2004 " Stewart took issue with Koppel's comment, saying Daily Show fans watch "for comedic interpretation" of the news. "[They watch] to be informed", Koppel replied, refusing to budge from his position: "They actually think they're coming closer to the truth with your show. " Stewart shot back: "Now that's a different thing, that's credibility, that's a different animal. " Appearing on each other's shows a few weeks later, Koppel and Stewart downplayed the idea that the two had any mutual animosity. Also, in America (The Book), written by the staff of the Daily Show, Ted Koppel was one of only two political interviewers that the authors deemed credible (the other was Tim Russert). America (The Book A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction is a 2004 non-fiction Bestseller written by Jon Stewart and other writers of Timothy John Russert II (May 7 1950 &ndash June 13 2008 was an American television Journalist and lawyer who appeared for more than 16 years as the longest-serving Later, Koppel even participated in one of Jon Stewart's ongoing jokes, temporarily taking the moniker "The Giant Head of Ted Koppel", berating Stewart from a massive video screen on the set. This job was normally performed by Brian Williams, who was scheduled to be a guest on the show that day. Brian Douglas Williams (born May 5, 1959) is the seventh anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, the flagship evening
The National Annenberg Election Survey at the University of Pennsylvania ran a study of American television viewers around the same time and found that fans of The Daily Show had a more accurate idea of the facts behind the 2004 presidential election than most others. The University of Pennsylvania (also known as Penn) is a private University located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The United States presidential election of 2004 was held on Tuesday November 2, 2004, to elect the President of the United States.  The study primarily focused on comparing the audiences of TDS with that of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late Show with David Letterman, but Daily Show viewers also beat out people who primarily got their news through the national evening newscasts of ABC, CBS, and NBC and those who mostly read newspapers, while roughly matching the knowledge level of viewers who watched a considerable amount of cable TV news. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an Emmy Award -winning American late-night Talk show currently hosted by Jay Leno, on The Late Show with David Letterman is an Emmy Award -winning American late-night Talk show hosted by David Letterman on CBS The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's The study attempted to compensate for the fact that many viewers of TDS get information from many sources, including the Internet. The Internet is a global system of interconnected Computer networks
The National Annenberg Election Survey is, however, contradictory to a survey by Pew Research Center (the study does not focus on The Daily Show specifically, but on 'comedy shows' in general). According to Pew Research Center on their 2004 campaign survey, those who cited comedy shows as a source for news were among the least informed on campaign events and key aspects of the candidates' backgrounds while those who cited the Internet, National Public Radio, and news magazines were the most informed. People who cited newspapers, public news TV shows, and talk radio were also nearly as knowledgeable as people who used the Internet as a source. Even when age and education were taken into account, the people who learned about the campaigns through the Internet were still the most informed, while those who learned from comedy shows were the least informed. 
In 2006, a study published by Indiana University tried to compare the substantive amount of information of The Daily Show against prime time network news broadcasts. Indiana University is the flagship campus of the Indiana University system. News broadcasting (also known as newscast or newsbreak) is the Broadcasting of various news events and other Information via Julia R. Fox, an assistant professor of telecommunications at the university, showed in her study, "No Joke: A Comparison of Substance in The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Broadcast Network Television Coverage of the 2004 Presidential Election Campaign" (to be published in the summer of 2007), that when it comes to substance, there is little difference between the Daily Show and other news outlets. By using coverage and footage of the 2004 presidential election, she analyzes and compares both communication media. The United States presidential election of 2004 was held on Tuesday November 2, 2004, to elect the President of the United States. What she found was that neither actually offers more, since both programs are more focused on the nature of "infotainment" and ratings, making them both "equal" in content. Infotainment (a Portmanteau of information and entertainment refers to a general type of media broadcast program which provides a combination of current  The analysis indicates that the Daily Show offered more humor than substance in their coverage, but that same study also found that the typical network coverage preferred to offer more hype than any real political substance.  The study seems to indicate that either The Daily Show has become a legitimate 'news source' or the mainstream media has ceased to be one.  Julia Fox states that "In an absolute sense, we should probably be concerned about both of those sources, because neither one is particularly substantive. It's a bottom-line industry and ratings-driven. We live in an 'infotainment' society, and there certainly are a number of other sources available. " According to Fox, the study was less of an endorsement for The Daily Show; rather instead was meant to indict the negligence of news networks for their failure to uphold high standards in their political coverage. 
More recently, the Pew Research Center conducted a survey, released on April 15, 2007, that shows that regular viewers of The Daily Show tend to be more knowledgeable about news than audiences of other news sources. Approximately 54% of The Daily Show viewers scored in the high knowledge range in comparison to 34% of network morning shows viewers who scored in the same range. The survey shows that changing news formats have not made much difference on how much the public knows about national and international affairs; however, it notes that there is no clear connection between news formats and what audiences know. In addition, the survey gave a breakdown of the percent of people who regularly watch certain news sources and listed that 16% of respondents regularly watch The Daily Show and/or The Colbert Report.  The Project for Excellence in Journalism also released a content analysis report suggesting that The Daily Show comes close to providing the complete daily news. The Project for Excellence in Journalism is a US non-partisan non-profit research organization that uses empirical methods to evaluate and study the performance of the press 
Stewart was half-facetiously floated as a possible successor to Dan Rather of CBS Evening News according to Time (this is partly because, at the time, Comedy Central and CBS were both owned by media conglomerate Viacom). Daniel Irvin "Dan" Rather Jr (born October 31, 1931) is a journalist and former news anchor for the CBS Evening News CBS Evening News is the flagship nightly television news program of the American television network CBS. Time (trademarked in capitals as TIME) is a weekly American Newsmagazine, similar to Newsweek and Viacom ( ( short for " Vi deo & A udio Com munications" is an American Media conglomerate with various worldwide interests The Daily Show writers authored a best-selling text, America (The Book), published in September 2004. America (The Book A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction is a 2004 non-fiction Bestseller written by Jon Stewart and other writers of It remained a bestseller even after the election, despite a decision by Wal-Mart to cancel its order because Chapter 5, on the Judicial Branch, includes obviously doctored photographs of the then current Supreme Court justices, with their heads superimposed on appropriately aged naked bodies. Wal-Mart Stores Inc (or Walmart as written in its new logo is an American public corporation that runs a chain of large discount department stores In Law, the judiciary or judicial system is the system of Courts which administer Justice in the name of the sovereign or State Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States are the members of the Supreme Court of the United States other than the Chief Justice of the United States On the page opposite the photographs, the reader is invited to "restore their dignity" by covering each justice with a cutout of his or her robe. A Wal-Mart spokeswoman was quoted in USA Today as saying, "We felt a majority of our customers would not be comfortable with the image. " The book was also banned from some Mississippi public libraries for its ribald "centerfold". Mississippi ( is a state located in the Deep South of the United States A public library (also called circulating library) is a Library which is accessible by the Public and is generally funded from public sources (such (The ban was lifted within 24 hours of its announcement after the library board received complaints. ) Stewart responded to this on air by saying, "Of course the go-to joke here would be, 'They have libraries in Mississippi?' But we're not going there. "
Stewart, along with Stephen Colbert, was featured on the November 16, 2006 cover of Rolling Stone Magazine, being called "America's anchors. Events 534 - A second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus is published Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Rolling Stone is a United States -based Magazine devoted to Music, Politics, and Popular culture that is published "
Conservatives, including Bill O'Reilly and Bill Kristol, have argued that The Daily Show has a liberal bias. William James O'Reilly Jr (born September 10 1949 is an American television / radio host, Author, Syndicated columnist, and William Kristol (born December 23, 1952 in New York City) is an American political analyst and commentator Media bias in the United States Stewart says that the show does have a point of view but that its aim is not to do political work, and he pointed out that it was not his fault if conservatives provide more causes for criticism than liberals. He asserts that the show is not "a liberal organization," rather an "equal opportunity offender". Liberalism in the United States is a broad political and philosophical mindset favoring individual Liberty, and opposing restrictions on liberty whether they come from 
As of February 2008, Bill Kristol has been a guest on the show seven times and Bill O'Reilly has been on twice. In a 2004 appearance by Jon Stewart on Bill O'Reilly's own show, the FOX News commentator made it clear that he thinks Jon Stewart aims his comic barbs at both right- and left-wing politicians.
Stewart is often critical of Democratic politicians for being weak, timid, or ineffective. The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. He said in an interview with Larry King, prior to the 2006 elections, "I honestly don't feel that [the Democrats] make an impact. They have 49 percent of the vote and three percent of the power. At a certain point you go, 'Guys, pick up your game. '" He has targeted them for failing to effectively stand on some issues, such as their stance on the war in Iraq. For instance, regarding Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller's criticism of exaggerated intelligence on weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, Stewart said, "Democrats: always standing up for what they later realized they should've believed in. John Davison "Jay" Rockefeller IV (born June 18, 1937) generally known as Jay Rockefeller, has served as a Democratic U This article concerns the Iraqi government's use possession and alleged intention of acquiring more types of Weapons of mass destruction (WMD during the presidency of "
In an interview in 2005, when Stephen Colbert was asked how he responds to critics claiming that The Daily Show is overly liberal, he said, "We are liberal, but Jon's very respectful of the Republican guests, and, listen, if liberals were in power it would be easier to attack them, but Republicans have the executive, legislative and judicial branches, so making fun of Democrats is like kicking a child, so it’s just not worth it. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The President of the United States is the Head of state and Head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in United States by The United States Congress is the bicameral Legislature of the federal government of the United States of America, consisting of two houses The United States federal courts are the system of Courts organized under the Constitution and laws of the Federal government of the United States "
Ben Karlin, then the show's executive producer, said in a 2004 interview, "If you're asking whether we require a loyalty oath, the answer is perhaps. Ben Karlin (born c 1971 is an American Television producer. He is an eight time Emmy -winning American writer and executive producer best Motion Pictures An executive producer of a Motion picture is typically a producer who is sometimes involved in creative or technical aspects of production A loyalty oath is an Oath of Loyalty to an Organization, Institution, or State of which an individual is a member There is a collective sensibility that, when filtered through Jon and the correspondents, feels uniform. But hey, if you have a legitimately funny joke in support of the notion that gay people are an affront to God, we'll put that motherfucker on!"
When asked, Jon Stewart and others connected with the show describe it as an entertainment program dealing in "fake news" and reject the idea that they are a news show that undertakes any kind of journalism. God is the principal or sole Deity in Religions and other belief systems that worship one deity. Critics, including Tucker Carlson and Lizz Winstead, one of The Daily Show's creators, have chastized Stewart for taking a journalistic approach to his solo segments and then, in interviews with the same politicians and newspeople he often lampoons, rarely taking them to task face-to-face. Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson (born May 16, 1969) is an American political news correspondent and commentator who formerly co-hosted CNN 's Lizz Winstead (born August 5, 1961) is a Minnesota -born Comedian who was co-creator of The Daily Show along with Winstead said, "When you are interviewing a Richard Perle or a Kissinger, if you give them a pass, then you become what you are satirizing. This is about the conservative official and lobbyist for the liberal author see Rick Perlstein. Henry Alfred Kissinger (born Heinz Alfred Kissinger on May 27, 1923) is a German -born American bureaucrat diplomat and 1973 "
During Stewart's appearance on CNN's Crossfire, Stewart criticized that show and said that it was "hurting America" by reducing issues to a left vs. Crossfire was a current events Debate television program that aired from 1982 to 2005 on CNN. right screaming match and enabling political spin. In Public relations, spin is a usually Pejorative term signifying a heavily biased portrayal in one's own favor of an event or situation it is a Euphemism When co-host Carlson complained that Stewart did not ask John Kerry substantial questions when Kerry appeared on The Daily Show, Stewart countered that it was not his job to give hard-hitting interviews. Suggesting that a "fake news" comedy program should not be held to the same standards as real journalists, Stewart said, "You're on CNN! The show that leads into me is puppets making crank phone calls! What is wrong with you?"
In a March 4, 2006, article in The Boston Globe, "Why Jon Stewart Isn't Funny", Michael Kalin argued that Jon Stewart's laughs come at the expense of idealism and too easily enables American college students to adopt a self-righteous attitude toward politics, ultimately rendering them complacent and apathetic. Crank Yankers is a United States TV show produced by Adam Carolla, Jimmy Kimmel and Daniel Kellison that features actual Events 51 - Nero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title Princeps iuventutis (head of the youth Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The Boston Globe (and Boston Sunday Globe) is the most widely circulated daily Newspaper in Boston and in New England,
"Stewart. . . leads to a "holier than art thou" attitude [among students] toward our national leaders. People who possess the wit, intelligence, and self-awareness of viewers of The Daily Show would never choose to enter the political fray full of "buffoons and idiots. " Content to remain perched atop their Olympian ivory towers, these bright leaders head straight for the private sector. "
A Daily Reflector article about The Daily Show viewers concluded that they trust their own knowledge in politics, rather than the news media or the elites who run the political-media system. The Daily Reflector is a daily Newspaper that serves Pitt County and Eastern North Carolina. The article suggests that citizens who believe they understand politics may be more active in the system than those who do not. Yet the article also points out that cynicism can be a voter turnoff. 
There are those who do not agree that watching The Daily Show is harmful to the youth or a cause of apathy in young voters.  Defenders of the show point out that Stewart is putting a humorous spin on a faulty system. They contend that as long as Stewart's jokes are factually correct, then responsibility for increased cynicism should belong to the political and media figures themselves, not the comedian who makes fun of them. 
Stewart has said that he does not take any joy in the failings of American government. "We're not the guys at the craps table betting against the line," he said on Larry King Live. Larry King Live is an American talk show hosted by Larry King on CNN. "We'd make fun of something else," Stewart said, "if government suddenly became inspiring. . . we would be the happiest people in the world to turn our attention to idiots like, you know, media people, no offense. "
An edited version of the show, called The Daily Show — Global Edition, is run outside of the U. S. on CNN International once a week on several weekend time slots. CNN International (CNNI is an English language Television network that is commonly referred to as CNN and carries news current affairs and business programming This edition is prefaced by the following announcement, which is also displayed in written form against a Daily Show background:
However the announcement is not used by all other international broadcasters. Viewers are invited to send comments regarding the show to CNN by email.
For the Global Edition, Stewart provides an exclusive introductory monologue in front of an audience, usually about the week's prevalent international news story, and closing comments without an audience present. The segments for the Global Edition are usually culled from Monday and Tuesday's episodes. Strong language is often censored on CNN, even if it means losing a punch line.
Westwood One had broadcast small portions of the show to many radio stations across America. Westwood One ( is an American Radio network. It is based in New York City, and it was previously managed by CBS Radio, the Radio This ended, unannounced, in 2006.
In Australia the program airs on The Comedy Channel Monday through Thursday, hours behind the American broadcast. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. The Comedy Channel (promoted on air as comedy) is an Australian subscription television channel available on Foxtel, Austar and Optus Television The Global Edition airs intermittently on SBS. SBS TV, sometimes SBS, is a national public television channel in Australia. It is aired with bleeps heard on the American broadcast removed.
In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Global Edition is aired uncensored on OBN, every Saturday. Bosnia and Herzegovina ( Latin script: Bosna i Hercegovina, Cyrillic script: Босна и Херцеговина is a country on the Balkan Bosnia and Herzegovina ( Latin script: Bosna i Hercegovina, Cyrillic script: Босна и Херцеговина is a country on the Balkan
In Brazil, the show airs on Sony Entertainment Television, a cable channel, every Tuesday. |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld
Canada was the first country after the US to broadcast The Daily Show. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Since September 1999, cable channel The Comedy Network airs a simulcast of the day's show four nights a week, and re-run at various points the following day. Events in September It is the start of the academic year in many countries in the Northern Hemisphere. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) The Comedy Network (TCN is a Canadian English language Cable television Specialty channel owned by CTV Television Inc Simulcast is a Portmanteau of " simul taneous broad' cast' " and refers to programs or events broadcast across more than one On November 3, 2003, Canadian television network, CTV, began re-airing the same show, becoming the first, and only, national terrestrial network to broadcast The Daily Show. Events 644 - Umar ibn al-Khattab, the second Muslim Caliph, is killed by a Persian slave in Medina. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. CTV is a Canadian English language Television network. It is Canada's largest privately owned network the main television asset of CTVglobemedia Terrestrial television is a term which refers to modes of television broadcasting which do not involve satellite transmission
In Denmark, the show is aired on DR2, a public service channel, at 23:30 local time and then rerun the following day at 19:05. The Kingdom of Denmark ( ˈd̥ænmɑɡ̊ (archaic ˈd̥anmɑːɡ̊ commonly known as Denmark, is a country in the Scandinavian region of northern Europe DR2 is a Danish Television station. It is part of Danmarks Radio, the public service broadcasting company of Denmark
Canal+, home of France's own popular news satires Les Guignols de l'info and 7 jours au Groland, began broadcasting The Daily Show in 2007. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Canal+ ("Canal Plus" "C+" meaning "Channel Plus/More" in French is a French premium pay television channel launched in 1984 News satire, also called fake news, is a type of Parody presented in a format typical of mainstream Journalism, and called a satire because of its content Les Guignols de l'info ( English: News Puppets is a satirical Latex Puppet show broadcast on Groland (full name Presipality of Groland, F: Présipauté du Groland) is a Fictional country featured in various humorous programs on New episodes air the day following the American broadcasts. 
In Germany The Daily Show is available since 23 January 2007 only online on the German Comedy Central Homepage Video Viewer, where it is stored for one day due to the German-American time shift difference. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Events 393 - Roman Emperor Theodosius I proclaims his nine year old son Honorius co-emperor Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.  Also, since the inception of Comedy Central Germany, the Daily Show is available via the German homepage of Comedy Central. Comedy Central Germany is a German television channel broadcasting comedy-related programmes
The Global Edition, as aired on CNN International, is rebroadcast in various large cities and towns by the state television (ERT). Greece (Ελλάδα transliterated: Elláda, historically, Ellás,) officially the Hellenic Republic (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία CNN International (CNNI is an English language Television network that is commonly referred to as CNN and carries news current affairs and business programming Ellinikí Radiofonía Tileórasi (Ελληνική Ραδιοφωνία Τηλεόραση—Hellenic Radio Television is the Greek state-owned public radio and television
In Indonesia, The Global Edition is aired on CNN International via some cable satellites. The Republic of Indonesia ( (Republik Indonesia is a Country in Southeast Asia. CNN International (CNNI is an English language Television network that is commonly referred to as CNN and carries news current affairs and business programming
In Israel, The Global Edition airs on the Yes+ satellite channel every Thursday night, with reruns throughout the following weekend. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Israel topics.
The Daily Show Global Edition has begun showing in the Netherlands on Comedy Central Netherlands as of May 2007. The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands Comedy Central is an American Cable television and Satellite television channel that carries predominantly Comedy programming It can also be seen on CNN International. CNN International (CNNI is an English language Television network that is commonly referred to as CNN and carries news current affairs and business programming
In April 2006, the show began screening weekly in New Zealand on music channel C4, but since 30 January 2007, C4 has been screening the US version of the show four days a week, roughly five hours behind the US broadcast. New Zealand is an Island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island New Zealand is an Island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island C4 is a Television station operating in New Zealand and owned by MediaWorks NZ. Events 1648 - Eighty Years' War: The Treaty of Münster is signed ending the conflict between the Netherlands and Spain Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
In Norway, the show is aired on NRK2 and NRK3. Norway ( Norwegian: Norge ( Bokmål) or Noreg ( Nynorsk) officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Constitutional NRK2 is one of the TV channels of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation ( NRK) NRK3 is a digital TV channel aimed at youth and young adults and produced by the Norwegian public broadcaster NRK.
In the Philippines, cable channel Jack TV airs The Daily Show at a half-day delay every (given the time difference), alongside other Comedy Central shows. The Philippines ( Filipino: Pilipinas, officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (fil ''Republika ng Pilipinas'' RP The Philippines ( Filipino: Pilipinas, officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (fil ''Republika ng Pilipinas'' RP Jack TV is a Philippine cable TV network owned by Solar Entertainment Corporation, test launched on May 2005 officially debuting on July 12 2005 Comedy Central is an American Cable television and Satellite television channel that carries predominantly Comedy programming
The show airs in Portugal on the SIC Radical cable channel. Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa is a country on the Iberian Peninsula. SIC Radical is a Cable television channel in Portugal owned by Sociedade Independente de Comunicação (SIC which also owns SIC Comédia (It stopped airing for a while in 2006, but viewer feedback brought the show back. )
In Sweden, the show is aired on Kanal 9. "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. Kanal 9 is a commercial television channel owned by ProSiebenSat
In Switzerland, the show is aired on Saturdays on BBC. Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation
In Turkey, Global Edition airs on e2 channel, Mondays at 11pm. Turkey (Türkiye known officially as the Republic of Turkey ( is a Eurasian Country that stretches
Since October 10, 2005, both the Global Edition and the weeknight program have been shown in the UK and Ireland the next calendar day to its US broadcast. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Ireland ( Irish: Éire, ˈeːrʲə is a country in north-western Europe. Events 680 - Battle of Karbala: Shia Imam Husayn bin Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, is decapitated Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Ireland (pronounced /ˈaɾlənd/ Éire) is the third largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world As it is shown on the free-to-air digital channel, More4, the final "checking in" with Stephen Colbert segment is usually cut from the broadcast episode, since More4 does not screen the Colbert Report (from May 6th 2008 it will air on FX (UK). More4 is a Digital television channel produced by United Kingdom broadcaster Channel 4, that launched on 10 October 2005. FX is a TV channel in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, owned by Fox, launched in 12 January 2004 and originally Each episode is repeated later in the same day. The Global Edition (without the preface shown on CNN International) is shown on Monday, with the regular Monday through Thursday editions shown on a one-day delay Tuesday to Friday. CNN International (CNNI is an English language Television network that is commonly referred to as CNN and carries news current affairs and business programming
Through out the Middle East The Daily Show with Jon Stewart airs weekdays on Showtime Arabia’s ShowComedy at 7:00 pm GMT at a day delay. The Middle East is a Subcontinent with no clear boundaries often used as a synonym to Near East, in opposition to Far East. Showtime Arabia, as it's called to distinguish itself from its U Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT) is a term originally referring to mean solar time at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London
The Daily Show Global Edition airs Mondays on CNN International. CNN International (CNNI is an English language Television network that is commonly referred to as CNN and carries news current affairs and business programming
In September 2007, Sony Entertainment Television announced that it would be airing the Global Edition. Sony Entertainment Television is a general entertainment channel co-based in Chile, Venezuela and Miami, United States, with heavy collaboration After starting in November, the show was quickly cut by the Writers' Strike just three weeks after starting. After airing repeats for some weeks, the show had to be taken off the air due to lack of new episodes. Finally, Sony resumed broadcast with one or two weeks of buffer (making the show slightly outdated) at the end of January. On February 26, the first Global Edition with the writers back was aired. The Daily Show - Global Edition is aired all Tuesdays on Sony as part of the P. I. (Pollitically Incorrect, also named for the sound of a bleep in Spanish) programming block.
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart became available to viewers in the Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark in August 2004, when the premium pay channel Canal+ started airing the show. The Nordic countries make up a region in Northern Europe called the Nordic region, consisting of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway ( Norwegian: Norge ( Bokmål) or Noreg ( Nynorsk) officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Constitutional "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. Finland, officially the Republic of Finland ( is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of northern Europe. The Kingdom of Denmark ( ˈd̥ænmɑɡ̊ (archaic ˈd̥anmɑːɡ̊ commonly known as Denmark, is a country in the Scandinavian region of northern Europe C More Entertainment is a Premium television company operating under the banner CANAL+, that targets the Nordic Countries and with one separate channel  Since then, basic networks have also started broadcasting the show. The Danish public broadcaster DR2 started broadcasting it on February 26, 2007, roughly two days behind the US broadcast. DR2 is a Danish Television station. It is part of Danmarks Radio, the public service broadcasting company of Denmark Events 747 BC - Epoch (origin of Ptolemy 's Nabonassar Era 364 - Valentinian I is proclaimed Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The Norwegian public broadcaster followed suit on the autumn of 2007, broadcasting it on NRK2 with reruns on NRK3. NRK2 is one of the TV channels of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation ( NRK) NRK3 is a digital TV channel aimed at youth and young adults and produced by the Norwegian public broadcaster NRK.  The show is broadcast one week after the US schedule. NRK also broadcasts The Global Edition every weekend. In Sweden, the basic cable channel Kanal 9 began broadcasting the show in February 2008. Kanal 9 is a commercial television channel owned by ProSiebenSat
It can also be seen on the American Forces Network. American Forces Network (or AFN) is the brand name used by the United States Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS for its entertainment The show airs on AFN Spectrum in Iraq, weekdays at 8pm. The website for this program, however, has been blocked from access by service members on government computers because of a general ban on streamed media. 
A spin-off, The Colbert Report, was announced in early May 2005. The Colbert Report (/kolˈbɛr rəˈpɔr/&mdashthe t is silent in "Colbert" is a Peabody Award and Emmy Award winning American The Colbert Report (/kolˈbɛr rəˈpɔr/&mdashthe t is silent in "Colbert" is a Peabody Award and Emmy Award winning American The show stars Stephen Colbert, and serves as Comedy Central's answer to the programs of media pundits such as Bill O'Reilly. Stephen Tyrone Colbert ( born May 13 1964 is an American Comedian, satirist, Actor and Writer, known for his ironic style The word "Report" in the show's title, like "Colbert", is pronounced with a silent "t". Colbert, Stewart, and Ben Karlin pitched the idea of the show to Comedy Central chief Doug Herzog, who agreed to run the show for eight weeks without first creating a pilot. Ben Karlin (born c 1971 is an American Television producer. He is an eight time Emmy -winning American writer and executive producer best The Colbert Report first aired on October 17, 2005, and takes up the 11:30PM ET/PT slot following The Daily Show. Events 539 BC - King Cyrus The Great of Persia marches into the city of Babylon, releasing the Jews from almost Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Initial ratings satisfied Comedy Central and the show was renewed for a year.
The Colbert Report is produced by Jon Stewart's production company, Busboy Productions. Comedy Central announced in October 2007 that it had picked up another series from Busboy. Important Things with Demetri Martin features the Daily Show contributor but is not a spin-off. Important Things with Demetri Martin is an upcoming series airing on Comedy Central starring comedian Demetri Martin. 
The correspondents normally have two roles: "experts" with satirical "senior" titles that Stewart interviews about certain issues, or hosts of original reporting segments which often showcase interviews of serious political figures. This is a list of the awards won by the satirical news program The Daily Show. The show's contributors have their own unique regular segment on the show.
Former correspondents and contributors to the Daily Show include:
The Daily Show writing staff, as of June 2007: