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The Daily Show (currently The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, also known as TDS to fans and staffers) is a half-hour satirical "fake news" program produced by and run on the Comedy Central cable television network in the United States, the show premiered on Monday, July 22nd, 1996. It is hosted by Jon Stewart, who acts as news anchor (he took over for original host Craig Kilborn in 1999). Providing news-related comedy in the tradition of Michael Moore's TV Nation, Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update" segment, and the long-running Canadian series This Hour Has 22 Minutes, The Daily Show reports on the foibles and hypocrisy of the real world with a satirical edge. The show has also developed a reputation as one of the sharpest political commentary shows on American TV.
The program originates "from Comedy Central's world news headquarters in New York" (as is announced in the opening of each show), where Stewart is joined on-screen by a group of correspondents who provide humorous reports and commentary. The opening announcement is now less tongue-in-cheek than it once was, as The Daily Show has grown and currently airs in Canada and in abbreviated form around the globe. In addition to news stories, The Daily Show includes interviews with celebrities, semi-celebrities, and political figures. The political interviews in particular are often noted for being highly engaging, and have featured guests such as Republican National Committee chairman Ed Gillespie, pollster John Zogby, 2004 Democratic Presidental Candidate Senator John Kerry, and former U.S. President Bill Clinton.
In Canada, the show airs on the CTV Television Network, a regular broadcast network, as well as on The Comedy Network.
An uncensored version of "Indecision 2004" will be released on a three disc DVD box set on June 28, 2005 and it will include: original material from Jon Stewart and "The Daily Show's News Team," all episodes from the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, "The Bush-Kerry Debate: The Squabble in Coral Gables," "Election Night 2004: Prelude to a Recount" and highlights from throughout the 2004 Presidential Campaign.
A spin-off, The Colbert Report, was announced in early May 2005. The show will star Stephen Colbert, and will serve as a Comedy Central's answer to the programs of media pundits such as Bill O'Reilly. The Colbert Report will begin airing in September 2005, and is likely to take up the 11:30 time slot, following The Daily Show.
Show Description Credit: wikipedia.org
|> Airing History & Information|
|Last Airing||Nov 30, -0001|
|Premiere||September 1, 1996|
|Format/Time||Color / 30 Minutes|
|Upcoming Airs||Not currently airing|
Lewis Black.... Contributor, 'Back in Black'
John Bloom.... Contributor, 'God Stuff' (1996-1998)
Frank DeCaro.... Contributor, 'Out at the Movies' (1996-2003)
Rich Brown.... Contributor, 'Public Excess' (1999-2000)
Dave Attell.... Contributor, 'The Ugly American' (1999-2002)
A. Brown.... Correspondent (1996-1998)
Bob Wiltfong.... Correspondent (2004 - present)
Ed Helms.... Correspondent (2002 - present)
Rob Corddry.... Correspondent (2002 - present)
Stephen Colbert.... Correspondent (1997- present)
Steve Carell.... Correspondent (1999-2005)
Samantha Bee.... Correspondent (2003 - present)
Craig Kilborn.... Host (1996-1998)
Jon Stewart.... Host (1999 - present)
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