August 30, 2004 |
Jon Stewart and "The Daily Show" take it relatively easy tonight with "Indecision 2004: Midway to the Election Spectacular," a look back at the show's election coverage as the Republican Convention gets underway. It's a "clip show" -- that is, it's made of bits and pieces of earlier broadcasts -- a point that the writers do not let pass. "Oh, come on, Jon, this is a clip show," correspondent Stephen Colbert responds snarkily to Stewart when chided for appearing in his sleepwear.
August 27, 2005 |
"The Daily Show," comedian Jon Stewart's popular deconstruction of U.S. nightly newscasts, has struck its first full-scale overseas syndication deal with United Kingdom broadcaster Channel 4. Stewart and his team of fake news correspondents will be a cornerstone of Channel 4's new digital channel More4.
August 7, 2007 |
Four presidential candidates are lined up to visit Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" over the next three weeks as Comedy Central's satirical news review ramps up its "Indecision 2008" coverage. Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., the Delaware Democrat, is first up this Wednesday. Biden appeared on "The Daily Show" last winter on the day he announced his candidacy. Republican Sen. John McCain makes his 10th appearance on Aug. 16, followed by another Republican, former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson, on Aug.
March 2, 2005 |
The fake newscast phenomenon shows no signs of abating. Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" logged its most-watched month ever in February, even without benefit of a national election cycle to lampoon. New episodes of "The Daily Show" averaged 1.5 million viewers for the month, up 32% compared with the same period a year ago, according to figures from Nielsen Media Research.
October 19, 2007
Stewart stays: Comedy Central has signed Jon Stewart to continue hosting "The Daily Show" through 2010.
September 29, 2004 |
The folks at Comedy Central were annoyed when Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly kept referring to "The Daily Show" audience as "stoned slackers." So they did a little research. And guess whose audience is more educated? Viewers of Jon Stewart's show are more likely to have completed four years of college than people who watch "The O'Reilly Factor," according to Nielsen Media Research. O'Reilly's teasing came when Stewart appeared on his show this month.