March 11, 2009 |
Jon Stewart didn't take kindly to CNBC pundit Jim Cramer dismissing his Comedy Central program as a mere "variety show." "You make me sound like I'm some kind of buffoon, just flapping my arms with crazy buttons and wacky sound effects," the host of "The Daily Show" said Tuesday night. He then cut to a clip of Cramer on his CNBC show "Mad Money," punching buttons that make wacky sound effects. Ouch.
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.
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.
March 18, 2006 |
Comedy Central is reaping some modest rewards from Jon Stewart's exposure as host of the Academy Awards. Viewership for "The Daily Show" averaged 1.6 million for the six episodes after Stewart's March 5 Oscar gig. The show had been averaging 1.5 million viewers each night before the awards, according to Nielsen Media Research. "He's sort of elevated," said Doug Herzog, Comedy Central president, "and by association we are as well."