Daily Show, the

The Daily Show is a nightly news satire program on the cable network Comedy Central that is usually seen by a total of more than 4 million viewers Monday through Thursday. The show was spawned in 1996 with comedian Craig Kilborn as the lead anchor, followed by Jon Stewart in 1999 when Kilborn left to host a late night program on CBS.

Unlike other nightly comedy shows such as The Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Daily Show stands out as a program that satirizes the traditional TV news format, simultaneously jabbing contemporary journalism and the current events it covers. The show begins with a 6- or 7-minute monologue from host Jon Stewart, sitting at an officiallooking desk much ...

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