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The Daily Show 

Providing comedy/news in the tradition of TV Nation and SNL's Weekend Update, Comedy Central's Daily Show reports on the foibles and of the real world with a satirical edge. In addition to ... See full summary »
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Providing comedy/news in the tradition of TV Nation and SNL's Weekend Update, Comedy Central's Daily Show reports on the foibles and of the real world with a satirical edge. In addition to news stories, the Daily Show also has celebrities (and semi-celebrities) on for interviews with the host, Trevor Noah. Lampooning everything from televangelists to Charlton Heston ("I did not play a homo in Ben-Hur"), and shamelessly assigning faux-news epithets ("Newt Gingrich: Giant Toddler") Kilborn, Winstead, and the crew actually manage to report some real news from time to time. Written by Sam Hayes <gshayes@mail.gwi.net>

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Correspondent John Oliver was one of several Daily Show cast and crew members who went to St. Paul, Minnesota, to cover the 2008 Republican Convention. Since Oliver had only a temporary work visa to allow him to work in the United States and he was therefore extremely wary of getting into any legal trouble that might have caused him to be deported, when he and his crew found themselves in a restricted area for which they did not have clearance, they ran away from security guards. While they were being pursued, a group of military veterans helped them hide from the guards; one of those veterans was U.S. Army combat medic Kate Norley. She and Oliver hit it off, exchanged email addresses, started dating, were married in 2011, and had their first child in 2015. See more »

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Some of the world globes in the opening credits spun in the wrong direction until 2015. See more »

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Contributor, 'Back in Black': Growing up, my baseball heroes were Wade Boggs, Babe Ruth, and even Joe DiMaggio. They were drunks! They had to overcome their substance! So why can't baseball go back to its roots? Forget the performance-enhancing drugs and bring back the performance-hindering ones! At the very least, do it for the children!
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Dog on Fire (Jon Stewart remix)
Written by Bob Mould
Performed by They Might Be Giants
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Jon Stewart is Great!
10 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

Jon Stewart has really picked this show up. I never liked it much when the other host was there, and I have watched it nearly every night since Jon started hosting. I really like how he can deliver a joke and if it fails to generate a laugh, he can easily pick himself up and move on. The correspondants are fantastic. I get a kick out of all of them. Those stories are wonderful. If you haven't watched this before, my best comparison would be "Saturday Night Live's" Weekend Update.


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