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


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
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

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Christa Avampato
    Jan 07, 2017

    Many of my friends are literally despondent about Donald Trump winning the election. I was talking to Jon Stewart (and by talking to him, I mean reading his book The Daily Show (The Book): An Oral His...

  • Todd
    Dec 24, 2016

    The inevitable success often seems inevitable only in retrospect.The Beatles were this provincial guitar band until they weren’t. “All in the Family” had been rejected by ABC before it became, i...

  • 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...

  • Trike
    Jan 05, 2017

    Much like the Daily Show itself, this recounting starts slowly and then builds to have greater impact.Although everyone keeps trying to downplay its impact -- not the least Stewart himself -- there's ...

  • Lois R. Gross
    Dec 05, 2016

    I am certainly not the only person who has wondered how this year's election would have turned out if Jon Stewart was still at the helm of the Daily Show. His particular view of the political world re...

  • Kat
    Dec 13, 2016

    5 out of 5 stars from a real Jon Stewart fangirlI think the first time I watched The Daily Show with Jon Stewart was some time back in 2007. I was probably about 15 years old at the time, and would wa...

  • Mojca
    Nov 25, 2016

    Just like Bassem Youssef, I also first heard of Jon Stewart by watching CNN and its weekly (?) The Daily Show Global Edition. I wasn't a regular watcher, but when I happened to catch it, I loved it. I...