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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - Show Summary

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is a 30-minute late-night satirical news program on Comedy Central that has a fanatical following. The show has been on the air since January 1999, making it the second-longest running program on Comedy Central.

The show's creators are Madeleine Smithberg and Lizz Winstead. The Daily Show premiered on July 22, 1996, and it was promoted as being the replacement for Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, who moved to a new channel (HBO) and a new location (Hollywood). The show was taped in NEP Studio 54 until 2005, after which it moved to NEP Studio 52, where it has remained since. The original host of the show was Craig Kilborn, then co-anchor of ESPN's SportsCenter, and he continued until December 17, 1998.

Jon Stewart replaced Kilborn in 1999, and changed the entire vibe of the show. Simply known as The Daily Show previously, the show became The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and the show content became politically focused, but with a fake news edge.

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How To Get Tickets to Comedy Central's The Daily Show

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Free Tickets To The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
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  What Is The Daily Show with Jon Stewart TV Show Like?
Taping of The Daily Show begins with Jon Stewart seemingly scribbling notes on a sheet of paper at his desk. He sits in the style of a traditional news show, with an elevated island stage. After introducing himself and the guest he’ll interview later, he launches into his monologue. which is the first of four segments of the show. His monologue includes commentary on the day’s biggest headlines. The second segment usually involves additional commentary on politics, current events, sports, films or pop culture. This segment includes interaction with correspondents such as Jessica Williams, Jason Jones or Hasan Minhaj, via pre-taped or live-action skits. There is also on-location coverage of special events or news. Numerous clips and images are shown throughout these segments to help visualize what Stewart refers to during his commentary. The third segment features an interview with an interesting guest. The last segment is a segue to closing credits, introducing a comical clip without narration, usually in relation to a story covered earlier in the episode. The Daily Show has adopted the format of four segments since 1996. Stewart's last segment is called “Moment of Zen."
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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Accolades:
Under Jon Stewart, the show has been awarded 2 Peabody Awards and 18 Emmys. It won for 10 consecutive years from 2003 to 2012 in the category of ‘Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series'.

The show has also launched the careers of great comedians such as Steven Colbert (who has recently been named the new host of The Late Show), Steve Carrell, John Oliver (who became host of Last Week Tonight after filling in for Jon Stewart for 12 weeks in 2013), and Larry Wilmore (whose new program, The Nightly Show, premiered on January 19, 2015).
  TV Studio Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 9am - 8pm
Sunday: 9am - 10pm

Studio Location:
733 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
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Host Profile:
Jon Stewart's real name is Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz and was born in 1962 in New York City

Past Guests:
Jimmy Carter
Chris Rock
Kerry Washington
Jeremy Renner
Katy Perry
Hillary Clinton
Eugene Levy
  Get Free Tickets to The Daily Show:
You can get free tickets to a taping of The Daily Show by visiting the show's website and clicking 'Tickets.' You will be re-directed to this page:

Select an available date on the calendar to reserve your FREE tickets to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Your tickets will be given to you upon checking in, several hours before the show taping. You must then leave the area to return promptly at 4:30 PM, to line up for the taping.
  When Does This Show Tape:
The show tapes 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Monday to Thursday and airs the same nights as the tapings. The entire taping lasts 30 minutes, including time for commercial breaks. If any lines are fluffed, they go back a re-shoot the scene, but the show rarely goes beyond one hour taping.

Check-In Time:
You must be at check-in at 2:30 PM to receive your tickets but should be there an hour before for guaranteed seating.
The News Team at The Daily Show   Noteworthy Dates for The Daily Show   Previous host of The Daily Show Craig Kilborn
The News Team:
Also known as "The Best F#@king News Team Ever" is a group of writers and comedians who work alongside Jon Stewart and add their own style to separate segments on the show.

The News Team includes:

Jessica Williams,Jordan Klepper, Jason Jones, Samantha Bee and Hasan Minhaj.

Larry Wilmore, Kristen Schaal, Lewis Black and John Hodgman appear occasionally.
  Noteworthy Dates For This TV Show
January 11, 1999 - Jon Stewart's first episode as host of The Daily Show

February 13, 2008 - Staff writers came back to the show after the Writers' Strike

October 29, 2008 - Interview with not-yet President Barack Obama

December 17, 2009 - Vice President Joe Biden made an appearance on the show

August 6, 2015 - Jon Stewart's final show
  Craig KIlborn's Departure:
Craig Kilborn's run on The Daily Show was from July 1996 to December 1998. Under Kilborn, the show was more character-driven in humor.

Friction arose between Kilborn and Winstead regarding the direction the show should go in and when Kilborn made a sexually explicit joke about Winstead in 1997 during an Esquire magazine interview, he was suspended without pay for a week.

Kilborn quit shortly afterward.
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Chuck O'Neil

Executive Producers:
Jon Stewart
Steve Bodow
Jen Flanz
Tim Greenberg
Jill Katz
Adam Lowitt

Co-Executive Producer:
Hilary Kun

Supervising Producers:
Pam DePace
Justin Melkmann
Stuart Miller
Creative Team:

Series Head Writer:

Elliott Kalan

Warm-Up Comic:

Paul Mercurio

Opening Theme:
Bob Mould

Comedy Central

Kahanne Cooperman
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is a show which couples comedy and real political issues. Stewart and his news team introduce and discuss such issues in a satirical manner, also bringing in celebrities for interviews.

Show Transmission Time:
The Daily Show is broadcast Monday to Friday at 11:00 PM Eastern Time to 11:30 PM. Friday shows are re-runs.

Show Transmission Channel:
The Daily Show is transmitted on Comedy Central and all Comedy Central affiliates across the domestic US.

Number of TV Tapings:
4 shows per week
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Parking For This TV Studio
The closest parking garages for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is located at:
ICON Clinton 53 Parking
504 W 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
MTP 57
601 W 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow theatre goers have the same idea. A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.