The Daily Show: An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests
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The Daily Show: An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests

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The complete, uncensored history of the award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as told by its correspondents, writers, and host.

For almost seventeen years, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly redefined the borders between television comedy, political satire, and opinionated news coverage. It launched the careers of some of today's most significant comedians, highlighted the hypocrisies of the powerful, and garnered 23 Emmys. Now the show's behind-the-scenes gags, controversies, and camaraderie will be chronicled by the players themselves, from legendary host Jon Stewart to the star cast members and writers-including Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Steve Carell, Lewis Black, Jessica Williams, John Hodgman, and Larry Wilmore-plus some of The Daily Show's most prominent guests and adversaries: John and Cindy McCain, Glenn Beck, Tucker Carlson, and many more.

This oral history takes the reader behind the curtain for all the show's highlights, from its origins as Comedy Central's underdog late-night program hosted by Craig Kilborn to Jon Stewart's long reign to Trevor Noah's succession, rising from a scrappy jester in the 24-hour political news cycle to become part of the beating heart of politics-a trusted source for not only comedy but also commentary, with a reputation for calling bullshit and an ability to effect real change in the world.

Through years of incisive election coverage, Jon Stewart's emotional monologue in the wake of 9/11, his infamous confrontation on Crossfire, passionate debates with President Obama and Hillary Clinton, feuds with Bill O'Reilly and Fox, the Indecisions, Mess O'Potamia, and provocative takes on Wall Street and racism, The Daily Show has been a cultural touchstone. Now, for the first time, the people behind the show's seminal moments come together to share their memories of the last-minute rewrites, improvisations, pranks, romances, blow-ups, and moments of Zen both on and off the set of one of America's most groundbreaking shows.

Title:The Daily Show: An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests
Edition Language:English
ISBN:1478936568
Format Type:Audiobook
Number of Pages:16 pages

    The Daily Show: An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests Reviews

  • debra
    Jan 01, 2017

    Audio. A compilation of interviews, etc that provide a history of The Daily Show.I LOVE Jon Stewart!!!!!!!My admiration for his intelligence, humor, courage,honesty, morality and his entire personhood...

  • Jessica
    Jan 10, 2017

    If you asked me who I missed more, Jon Stewart or my deceased mother, I'd have to stop and think before answering.I started watching Jon in college, during the '04 election. I thought the war in Iraq ...

  • Varsha
    Dec 03, 2016

    Disclaimer: I really love Jon Stewart. Like really really love him. My political awakening and my subsequent views were shaped by him and The Daily Show. Thus, this review will be blatantly biased. Yo...

  • Fernando Hoces de la Guardia F.
    Nov 27, 2016

    Really fun read. It gave me some additional insights on the history of TDS. I would strongly recommend it to fans of the show, and with equal strength, not recommend it to anybody else. Great reminder...

  • Barrett Lafortune
    Dec 30, 2016

    Man this book brought back some great memories for me. I have been a huge fan of the Daily Show since around 2003. It was the first show that got me interested in politics and Jon Stewart was the firs...

  • Debra Komar
    Jan 02, 2017

    4.5 stars, rounded upLove Jon Stewart and loved the show he created. This is an interesting approach - a series of interviews with the key players that creates a time line of the show from conception ...

  • Chris Vanjonack
    Jan 03, 2017

    I want to be Jon Stewart when I grow up....

  • Kevin
    Jan 18, 2017

    An interesting deep dive behind the scenes of The Daily Show during the Jon Stewart years. Anyone who did not enjoy the show during that time probably won't get much out of this book. A surprising num...

  • Budd Margolis
    Jan 12, 2017

    If you are a fan of and grew up with the Daily Show, depend upon the DS for your news and a sane view of the world, this book fills in a lot of the fascinating background to how this format evolved, h...

  • Joyce
    Jan 04, 2017

    My introduction to American politics was through two TV shows. I watched the West Wing when I was in high school in China, and I watched the Daily Show when I was in college in rural Ohio. I was reall...