The Daily Show

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The Daily Show is an American late-night talk and news satire television program. It airs each Monday through Thursday on Comedy Central. Describing itself as a fake news program[citation needed], The Daily Show draws its comedy and satire from recent news stories, political figures, media organizations, and often uses self-referential humor as well.[3]

The half-hour-long show premiered on July 21, 1996, and was first hosted by Craig Kilborn until December 17, 1998. Jon Stewart then took over as the host from January 11, 1999, until August 6, 2015, making the show more strongly focused on political satire and news satire, in contrast with the pop culture focus during Kilborn's tenure. Stewart was succeeded by Trevor Noah, whose tenure premiered on September 28, 2015. Under different hosts, the show has been formally known as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart from 1999 until 2015, and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah since 2015. The Daily Show is the longest-running program on Comedy Central (counting all three tenures), and has won 24 Primetime Emmy Awards.[4]

The program is popular among young audiences, with organizations such as the Pew Research Center suggesting that 74% of regular viewers are between 18 and 49, and that 10% of the audience watch the show for its news headlines, 2% for in-depth reporting, and 43% for entertainment, compared with 64% who watch CNN for the news headlines.[5]

Critics chastised Stewart for not conducting sufficiently hard-hitting interviews with his political guests, some of whom he may have lampooned in previous segments. Stewart and other Daily Show writers responded to such criticism by saying that they do not have any journalistic responsibility and that as comedians their only duty is to provide entertainment. Stewart's appearance on the CNN show Crossfire picked up this debate, where he chastised the CNN production and hosts for not conducting informative and current interviews on a news network.

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Trevor Noah
 
bornFebruary 20, 1984
Jon Stewart
 
bornNovember 28, 1962
The Daily Show
 
The Daily Show is an American late-night talk and news satire television program.
Lizz Winstead
 
bornAugust 5, 1961

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Current Host

Trevor Noah (born 20 February 1984)[1] is a South African comedian, political commentator, and television host.[2] He is best known for being the host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central since September 2015.

Noah began his career as an actor, presenter, and comedian in his native South Africa. He held several television hosting roles with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), and was the runner-up in their fourth season of Strictly Come Dancing in 2008.[3] From 2010 to 2011, Noah was the creator and host of Tonight with Trevor Noah on M-Net and DStv.[4] His stand-up comedy career attained international success, leading to appearances on American late-night talk shows and British panel shows.

In 2014, Noah became the Senior International Correspondent for The Daily Show, an American satirical news program. The following year, he was announced as the successor of long-time host Jon Stewart. Although ratings for the show declined following Stewart's departure,[5] Noah's tenure has been generally favourably reviewed, attracting particular attention for his interview with young conservative personality Tomi Lahren in late 2016.[6]

Creators

Lizz Winstead (born August 5, 1961) is an American comedian, radio, and television personality, and blogger. A native of Minnesota, Winstead is the co-creator of The Daily Show along with Madeleine Smithberg, and served as head writer.

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The Daily Show's Michelle Wolf Is Getting Her Own Netflix Show
  –  February 13, 2018
The types of jokes that can't be done on TV indicate that Michelle Wolf will take full advantage of the freedom of Netflix. The streaming service doesn't limit shows on language or nudity the way broadcast and even non-premium cable channels do, although ...
Netflix preps late-night series with 'Daily Show' vet Michelle Wolf
  –  February 13, 2018
Netflix is determined to cement its place in the talk show landscape. The streaming service has unveiled plans for a weekly late-night show hosted by Michelle Wolf, a contributor to the Daily Show and a veteran comedienne. While the half-hour program doesn ...
TV show viewers pick treasures for museum display
  –  February 13, 2018
[Photo by Jiang Dong/China Daily] Beijing's Palace Museum unveiled a unique exhibition ... showing video of one of the ancient relics featured recently in a popular TV show of the same name. The 10 episode show aired on China Central Television and focused ...
'Daily Show' and 'Late Night' alum Michelle Wolf jumps to Netflix for her own talk show
  –  February 13, 2018
Comedian Michelle Wolf is getting her own Netflix talk show this year. The former “Late Night” writer and correspondent for “The Daily Show” will host a half-hour weekly series for the streaming giant that is being billed as “a break from the ...
‘Daily Show’ Contributor Michelle Wolf Grabs Netflix Weekly Late-Night Series
  –  February 13, 2018
Long-time “The Daily Show” contributor Michelle Wolf has landed her own late-night series at Netflix. The currently untitled show is a weekly, half-hour series set to premiere later this year. According to the show’s logline, the comedian plans to ...
Netflix Continues Push into Talk Show Format, Signs “The Daily Show’s” Michelle Wolf for New Series
  –  February 12, 2018
For anyone following Netflix, one trend they will notice is the recent rise of talk shows. The streaming giant has been making a strong push into the format and has recruited heavy hitters, such as David Letterman, to lead the way. Today, Netflix is ...
'The Daily Show' comic Michelle Wolf lands a weekly talk show on Netflix
  –  February 12, 2018
If you bailed on The Daily Show after John Stewart left, you may not be familiar with the comedic brilliance of Michelle Wolf. Netflix aims to fix that. Later this year, the streaming service will launch a half-hour talk show starring Wolf. New episodes of ...
Daily Show Correspondent Teams With Netflix For New Show
  –  February 12, 2018
Michelle Wolf has landed a show of her own! The Hollywood Reporter shares that after nearly half a decade working on Late Night With Seth Meyers and The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, Wolf will now host her own weekly show on Netflix. The 32-year-old rising ...
The Daily Show’s Michelle Wolf Is Getting a Netflix Talk Show
  –  February 12, 2018
Michelle Wolf is making a jump from late night to whatever time of day you decide to turn on Netflix. Wolf, an alum of Late Night With Seth Meyers and The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, is getting her own weekly half-hour talk show on the streaming service ...
Comedian And ‘The Daily Show’ Contributor Michelle Wolf Is Getting Her Own Weekly Netflix Show
  –  February 12, 2018
From contributing to The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and performing stand-up during the first season of Wyatt Cenac’s Night Train series, to breaking out with her own HBO comedy special in early December, Michelle Wolf has proven herself to be a leading ...
'Daily Show' Alum Michelle Wolf to Host Her Own Netflix Series
  –  February 12, 2018
Netflix's push to add more talk shows to its content repertoire is in full force. The streaming giant announced on Feb. 12 that Late Night With Seth Meyers and The Daily Show With Trevor Noah alum Michelle Wolf will be hosting her own late-night show.
‘Daily Show’ Contributor Michelle Wolf Lands Netflix Late-Night Series
  –  February 12, 2018
Michelle Wolf has signed on to host her own weekly Netflix late-night series, the streaming giant announced Monday. Wolf is best known for her role as a contributor on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” a position she has held since 2016. She recently ...
'The Daily Show's' Michelle Wolf Lands Her Own Netflix Late-Night Show (Exclusive)
  –  February 12, 2018
Michelle Wolf has landed a show of her own. After nearly half a decade working on Late Night With Seth Meyers and The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, Wolf is set to host her own weekly show on Netflix. The streaming giant, which is making a considerable push ...
Steve Aoki Takes His Kolony Tour To "The Daily Show" & "TRL"
  –  February 10, 2018
All-purpose DJ du jour, Steve Aoki (EDM, Trip and Hip Hop) is currently blitzing through the world in support of his Kolony Tour, which is in support of his fourth studio album. While visiting The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah, the multi-platinum DJ discussed ...
Records show public paid for hotel tied to prostitute report
  –  February 9, 2018
The Daily Mail reported that a prostitute ... This story has been corrected to show the correct spelling of attorney Walter Bugden's last name.
'The Daily Show' trolls Fox News over 'soft' Trump interviews
  –  January 26, 2018
Follow these steps and you, too, can nail your interview with President Trump. Watch The Daily Show's @DesiLydic employ Fox News's journalismic techniques: pic.twitter.com/E5Ucd8nzhB — The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) January 26, 2018 “The Daily Show ...

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