The Daily Show (commonly referred to as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as of 1999), is an American late night satirical television program airing each Monday through Thursday on Comedy Central and, in Canada, The Comedy Network. The half-hour long show premiered on July 21, 1996, and was hosted by Craig Kilborn until December 1998. Jon Stewart took over as host in January 1999, making the show more strongly focused on politics and the national media, in contrast with the pop culture focus during Kilborn's tenure. It is currently the longest running program on Comedy Central, and has won 18 Primetime Emmy Awards.
Jon Stewart: (to John Kerry) One more thing, and you don't have to answer it if you don't want to. Is it true that every time I buy a bottle of ketchup, your wife gets a nickel?
Jon Stewart: Even though the municipal workers' union withdrew its support for Howard Dean, Dean still has the support of the 50, 000 member 'Angry Pipe-fitters Union'. Reached for comment, the union leader said, "AAh! Freakin' pipes! Won't freakin' fit together! Makin' me so mad!"
Jon Stewart: The Democratic Party. They were a political party that had power somewhere in the early 19th and 20th centuries. You might have heard of them. Ask your parents.
|Release Date||22 July 1996|
|Other Names||The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition|
|Tagline||When news breaks we fix it.|
|Genre||Comedy, Talk-Show, News|
|Filming Locations||West 54th Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA733 11th Avenue, New York City, New York, USA|