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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is a late-night comedy, airing on Comedy Central, which lampoons political news as well as the news media. The self-proclaimed "fake news" show is presented as a satire of a national evening newscast. The host, Jon Stewart, assumes the anchor role as he delivers a humorous take on the day's news followed by an interview with a celebrity guest, usually from the worlds of politics and media. Among the show's well-known guests are Barack Obama, John McCain and LeBron James.

During the show, Stewart often throws to fake correspondents who humorously pretend to report on news stories from all over the world. Current correspondents include John Oliver, Aasif Mandvi and Wyatt Cenac. Popular recurring segments include "Indecision," the show's fake election coverage, and "Your Moment of Zen," funny real-life video clips which close each episode.

Stewart was already a well-known stand-up comedian and TV host when he took over the Daily Show anchor chair in January 1999. He first came to national attention as the host of Comedy Central's Short Attention Span Theater and MTV's You Wrote It, You Watch It. Later, he hosted the syndicated Jon Stewart Show and appeared in several films.

Before Stewart took the helm, The Daily Show was hosted for two years by former ESPN anchor Craig Kilborn. When Kilborn left at the end of 1998, the show became less focused on general pop culture and more on politics.

Since working on the The Daily Show, several regulars have launched successful entertainment careers. Film stars Steve Carell, Ed Helms and Rob Riggle all first gained notoriety on The Daily Show. So did Stephen Colbert, the popular host of the show's spin-off, The Colbert Report.

The longest running program on Comedy Central, The Daily Show has received extensive critical praise. New York Times critic Michiko Kakutani said the show "has earned a devoted following that regards the broadcast as both the smartest, funniest show on television and a provocative and substantive source of news." Even Ryan Chittum, of the prestigious Columbia Journalism Review, once called Stewart "the most incisive cultural critic in the land. Period."

To date, the show has won numerous Emmy, Grammy and Peabody awards. The show also has been recognized by the Television Critics Association, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, the Directors Guild of America and many additional notable organizations.

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December 7, 1998
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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Full Episode Guide

  • The Best F#@king News Team Ever's Jordan Klepper, Hasan Minhaj and Jessica Williams present fan-favorite clips and segments in this special episode of The Daily Show.

  • Jon says farewell on his last episode as host of The Daily Show.

  • Comedian Louis C.K. visits The Daily Show.

  • Comedian and actor Denis Leary stops by the show to talk about his new tv series "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll."

  • Comedian Amy Schumer talks about her movie "Trainwreck."

  • Jon talks to producer J.J. Abrams about his new movie "Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation."

  • Jon speaks with Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian.

  • Actor Tom Cruise chats with Jon about his new movie "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation."

  • FBI officials warn of ISIS's Twitter capabilities, Mike Huckabee likens the Iran nuclear deal to the Holocaust, and David McCullough discusses his book "The Wright Brothers."

  • Author Ta-Nehisi Coates talks about his book "Between the World and Me."

  • Actor Jake Gyllenhaal stops by the show to talk about his role in the movie "Southpaw."

  • President Barack Obama visits The Daily Show.

  • Jon talks to Paul Rudd, star of the new movie "Ant-Man."

  • Author Sarah Vowell discusses her book "Lafayette in the Somewhat United States."

  • Jon welcomes Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to the show.

  • Jon Hamm sits down with Jon to talk about the movie "Minions."

  • Actress Taylor Schilling chats with Jon about the third season of "Orange is the New Black."

  • Jon is joined by Judge Andrew Napolitano, senior judicial analyst for Fox News Channel.

  • Actor and writer Seth MacFarlane visits The Daily Show to talk about his movie "Ted 2."

  • Jon speaks with Al Franken, United States Senator from Minnesota.

  • Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Co-Founder of the Malala Fund, talks to Jon about the documentary "He Named Me Malala."

  • Jon welcomes Bill Clinton to the show to talk about the work of the Clinton Foundation.

  • Comedian Aziz Ansari sits down with Jon to discuss his new book "Modern Romance: An Investigation."

  • Director Judd Apatow talks about his new book "Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy."

  • Actor Mark Ruffalo visits The Daily Show to talk about his role in the film "Infinitely Polar Bear."

  • Comedian Colin Quinn stops by the show to talk about his book "The Coloring Book: A Comedian Solves Race Relations in America."

  • Jon chats with actor and comedian Nick Offerman about his book "Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America's Gutsiest Troublemakers."

  • Nicola Sturgeon, the first minister of Scotland, visits The Daily Show

  • Actor Steve Buscemi talks about his new web series "Park Bench."

  • Jon talks to actress Melissa McCarthy, star of the movie "Spy."

  • Jon welcomes New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to the show.

  • General Stanley McChrystal sits down with Jon to discuss his book "Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World."

  • Jon welcomes Matt Harvey.

  • Jon welcomes Rosabeth Moss Kanter.

  • Jon welcomes Senator Rand Paul.

  • Jon chats with Rebel Wilson about her part in the movie "Pitch Perfect 2."

  • Religious scholar Reza Aslan visits The Daily Show.

  • Jon talks to journalist and news anchor Tom Brokaw about his book "A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope."

  • Musician John Legend discusses his new documentary "Southern Rites."

  • The band Mumford & Sons stops by the show to discuss their new album "Wilder Mind."

  • Jon speaks with United States Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz.

  • Musician Willie Nelson sits down with Jon to discuss his book "It's a Long Story: My Life."

  • Film and television producer Brian Grazer talks about his book "A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life."

  • Jon chats with actress and comedian Kristen Wiig, star of the movie "Welcome to Me."

  • Author Judith Miller discusses her book "The Story: A Reporter's Journey."

  • Jon welcomes to the show George Stephanopoulos, host of "This Week" and co-anchor of "Good Morning America."

  • Jon talks to actress Elizabeth Olsen about her role in the movie "Avengers: Age of Ultron."

  • Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson stops by the show to talk about his television series "StarTalk."

  • Former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino sits down with Jon to discuss her book "And the Good News Is...: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side."

  • Jon is joined by actor and comedian Jeff Garlin, star of the sitcom "The Goldbergs."

  • Jon talks to Gayle Lemmon, author of the book "Ashley's War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield."

  • Jon welcomes to the show Eric Greitens, founder of The Mission Continues and author of "Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life."

  • Jon chats with Billy Crystal, star of the new show "The Comedians."

  • Journalist Fareed Zakaria discusses his most recent book "In Defense of a Liberal Education."

  • Musician and actor Adam Horowitz talks to Jon about his part in the movie "While We're Young."

  • Senator Elizabeth Warren visits The Daily Show to talk about her book "A Fighting Chance."

  • PBS host Tavis Smiley sits down with Jon to discuss his book "My Journey with Maya."

  • Actor Peter Dinklage stops by the show to talk about the new season of "Game of Thrones."

  • Jon talks to Gene Baur, author of "Living the Farm Sanctuary Life: The Ultimate Guide to Eating Mindfully, Living Longer, and Feeling Better Every Day."

  • Jon welcomes to the show John Hargrove, author of "Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, SeaWorld, and the Truth Beyond Blackfish."

  • Filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering talk to Jon about their documentary "The Hunting Ground."

  • Author and journalist Jon Ronson discusses his book "So You've Been Publicly Shamed."

  • Jon speaks with Ayaan Hirsi Ali, author of the book "Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now."

  • Will Ferrell discusses his role in the movie "Get Hard."

  • Kevin Hart visits The Daily Show to talk about his new movie "Get Hard."

  • Actress Amanda Seyfried sits down with Jon to talk about her role in the movie "While We're Young."

  • Author Andrew Cockburn discusses his book "Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins."

  • Jon is joined by Rob Corddry, star of the movie "Hot Tub Time Machine 2" and the television series "Childrens Hospital."

  • Hip-hop artist Common talks about his role in the movie "Run All Night."

  • Jon chats with Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer about their show "Broad City."

  • Jon welcomes to the show Rep. John Lewis, Georgia Congressman and co-author of "March."

  • Investigative journalist Gerald Posner discusses his book "God's Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican."

  • Jon talks to Viacheslav Fetisov, a retired Russian ice hockey player who appears in the documentary "Red Army."

  • Actress Sigourney Weaver stops by the show to talk about her role in the movie "Chappie."

  • Jon talks to comedian and writer Robert Smigel about "Night of Too Many Stars."

  • Actress Olivia Wilde sits down with Jon to talk about her new movie "The Lazarus Effect."

  • Conan O'Brien visits The Daily Show to discuss an episode of his show that was filmed in Cuba.

  • Jon speaks with Lynsey Addario, author of "It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War."

  • Jon welcomes to the show Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund.

  • Jon talks to actor Colin Firth about his new movie "Kingsman: The Secret Service."

  • Politcal theorist and author David Axelrod talks about his book "Believer: My Forty Years in Politics."

  • Actress Patricia Arquette stops by the show to talk about her role in the movie "Boyhood."

  • Jon talks to Bob Odenkirk, star of the new show "Better Call Saul."

  • Wes Moore, host of the television show "Beyond Belief," sits down with Jon to discuss his book "The Work: My Search for a Life That Matters."

  • Comedian and actor Martin Short visits The Daily Show to talk about his book "I Must Say: My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend."

  • Jon is joined by Sarah Chayes, author of the book "Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security."

  • Actor Oscar Isaac talks about his role in the film "A Most Violent Year."

  • Author Jill Leovy discusses her book "Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America."

  • Jon welcomes to the show Julian Castro, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

  • Jon chats with actress Jennifer Aniston, star of the film "Cake."

  • Actress Anne Hathaway sits down with Jon to discuss her new film "Song One."

  • Jennifer Lopez stops by the show to talk to Jon about her role in "The Boy Next Door."

  • Jon talks to former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee about his book "God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy."

  • Actress Sienna Miller talks to Jon about her role in the movie "American Sniper."

  • Jon is joined by actress Julianne Moore, star of the film "Still Alice."

  • Senator Marco Rubio talks about his book "American Dreams: Restoring Economic Opportunity for Everyone."

  • Former President Jimmy Carter visits The Daily Show to discuss the Guinea Worm Eradication Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History.

  • Actress Allison Williams stops by the show to talk about the new season of "Girls."

  • Director Ava DuVernay sits down with Jon to discuss her film "Selma."

  • Jon speaks with Cass Sunstein, author of the book "Wiser: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter."

  • Author Steven Brill discusses his book "America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Back-Room Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System."

  • Author Elizabeth Kolbert discusses her book "The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History."

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