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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (called The Daily Show until 1999), is an American late night satirical television program airing each Monday through Thursday on Comedy Central. The half-hour long show premiered on July 21, 1996, and was hosted by Craig Kilborn until December 1998. Jon Stewart took over as host in January 1999, making the show more strongly focused on politics and the national media, in contrast with the pop culture focus during Kilborn's tenure. It is currently the longest running program on Comedy Central.

Describing itself as a fake news program, The Daily Show draws its comedy and satire from recent news stories, political figures, media organizations, and often, aspects of the show itself.

Created by Madeleine Smithberg and Lizz Winstead

Who talked about this show

Doug Herzog with Emerson College

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Doug Herzog on helping to create Comedy Central's identity, and on the creation of The Daily Show
03:11
Doug Herzog on what Jon Stewart brought to The Daily Show when he took it over from Craig Kilborn, and on the importance of the show to the network
03:58
Doug Herzog on Jon Stewart's vision for The Daily Show
02:26
Doug Herzog on the evolving standards of Comedy Central, and on South Park and The Daily Show
04:17

Tom Freston

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Tom Freston on starting The Daily Show
02:33

Buck Henry

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Buck Henry on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and the freedoms available to writers on television today

George Takei

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George Takei on being pranked on The Daily Show
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Larry Wilmore

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Larry Wilmore on becoming a writer and correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
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Larry Wilmore on his first shot on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and on his persona on the show
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