The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

  • TV-14
  • 1996
  • 20 Seasons
  • 8.3  (45,142)

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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News Your Own Adventure
143. News Your Own Adventure
August 2, 2015
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.
The final episode of
102. The final episode of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"
August 6, 2015
Jon says farewell on his last episode as host of The Daily Show.
Louis C.K.
101. Louis C.K.
August 5, 2015
Comedian Louis C.K. visits The Daily Show.
Denis Leary
100. Denis Leary
August 4, 2015
Comedian and actor Denis Leary stops by the show to talk about his new tv series "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll."
Amy Schumer
99. Amy Schumer
August 3, 2015
Comedian Amy Schumer talks about her movie "Trainwreck."
J.J. Abrams
98. J.J. Abrams
July 30, 2015
Jon talks to producer J.J. Abrams about his new movie "Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation."
Doris Kearns Goodwin
97. Doris Kearns Goodwin
July 29, 2015
Jon speaks with Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian.
Tom Cruise
96. Tom Cruise
July 28, 2015
Actor Tom Cruise chats with Jon about his new movie "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation."
David McCullough
95. David McCullough
July 27, 2015
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."
Ta-Nehisi Coates
94. Ta-Nehisi Coates
July 23, 2015
Author Ta-Nehisi Coates talks about his book "Between the World and Me."
Jake Gyllenhaal
93. Jake Gyllenhaal
July 22, 2015
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal stops by the show to talk about his role in the movie "Southpaw."
Barack Obama
92. Barack Obama
July 21, 2015
President Barack Obama visits The Daily Show.
Paul Rudd
91. Paul Rudd
July 20, 2015
Jon talks to Paul Rudd, star of the new movie "Ant-Man."
Sarah Vowell
90. Sarah Vowell
July 2, 2015
Author Sarah Vowell discusses her book "Lafayette in the Somewhat United States."
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
89. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
July 1, 2015
Jon welcomes Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to the show.
Jon Hamm
88. Jon Hamm
June 30, 2015
Jon Hamm sits down with Jon to talk about the movie "Minions."
Taylor Schilling
87. Taylor Schilling
June 29, 2015
Actress Taylor Schilling chats with Jon about the third season of "Orange is the New Black."
Richard Lewis
86. Richard Lewis
June 25, 2015
Comedian Richard Lewis stops by the show to talk about his book "Reflections from Hell: Richard Lewis' Guide On How Not To Live."
Judge Andrew Napolitano
85. Judge Andrew Napolitano
June 24, 2015
Jon is joined by Judge Andrew Napolitano, senior judicial analyst for Fox News Channel.
Seth MacFarlane
84. Seth MacFarlane
June 23, 2015
Actor and writer Seth MacFarlane visits The Daily Show to talk about his movie "Ted 2."
Sen. Al Franken
83. Sen. Al Franken
June 22, 2015
Jon speaks with Al Franken, United States Senator from Minnesota.
Episode 82
82. Episode 82
June 18, 2015
Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Co-Founder of the Malala Fund, talks to Jon about the documentary "He Named Me Malala."
Episode 81
81. Episode 81
June 17, 2015
Jon welcomes Bill Clinton to the show to talk about the work of the Clinton Foundation.
Aziz Ansari
80. Aziz Ansari
June 16, 2015
Comedian Aziz Ansari sits down with Jon to discuss his new book "Modern Romance: An Investigation."
Judd Apatow
79. Judd Apatow
June 15, 2015
Director Judd Apatow talks about his new book "Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy."
Mark Ruffalo
78. Mark Ruffalo
June 11, 2015
Actor Mark Ruffalo visits The Daily Show to talk about his role in the film "Infinitely Polar Bear."
Colin Quinn
77. Colin Quinn
June 10, 2015
Comedian Colin Quinn stops by the show to talk about his book "The Coloring Book: A Comedian Solves Race Relations in America."
Nick Offerman
76. Nick Offerman
June 9, 2015
Jon chats with actor and comedian Nick Offerman about his book "Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America's Gutsiest Troublemakers."
Nicola Sturgeon
75. Nicola Sturgeon
June 8, 2015
Nicola Sturgeon, the first minister of Scotland, visits The Daily Show
Steve Buscemi
74. Steve Buscemi
June 4, 2015
Actor Steve Buscemi talks about his new web series "Park Bench."
Melissa McCarthy
73. Melissa McCarthy
June 3, 2015
Jon talks to actress Melissa McCarthy, star of the movie "Spy."
Mayor Bill de Blasio
72. Mayor Bill de Blasio
June 2, 2015
Jon welcomes New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to the show.
Gen. Stanley McChrystal
71. Gen. Stanley McChrystal
June 1, 2015
General Stanley McChrystal sits down with Jon to discuss his book "Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World."
Matt Harvey
70. Matt Harvey
May 28, 2015
Jon welcomes Matt Harvey.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
69. Rosabeth Moss Kanter
May 27, 2015
Jon welcomes Rosabeth Moss Kanter.
Senator Rand Paul
68. Senator Rand Paul
May 26, 2015
Jon welcomes Senator Rand Paul.
Rebel Wilson
67. Rebel Wilson
May 14, 2015
Jon chats with Rebel Wilson about her part in the movie "Pitch Perfect 2."
Reza Aslan
66. Reza Aslan
May 13, 2015
Religious scholar Reza Aslan visits The Daily Show.
Tom Brokaw
65. Tom Brokaw
May 12, 2015
Jon talks to journalist and news anchor Tom Brokaw about his book "A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope."
John Legend
64. John Legend
May 11, 2015
Musician John Legend discusses his new documentary "Southern Rites."
Mumford & Sons
63. Mumford & Sons
May 7, 2015
The band Mumford & Sons stops by the show to discuss their new album "Wilder Mind."
Ernest Moniz
62. Ernest Moniz
May 6, 2015
Jon speaks with United States Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz.
Willie Nelson
61. Willie Nelson
May 5, 2015
Musician Willie Nelson sits down with Jon to discuss his book "It's a Long Story: My Life."
Brian Grazer
60. Brian Grazer
May 4, 2015
Film and television producer Brian Grazer talks about his book "A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life."
Kristen Wiig
59. Kristen Wiig
April 30, 2015
Jon chats with actress and comedian Kristen Wiig, star of the movie "Welcome to Me."
Judith Miller
58. Judith Miller
April 29, 2015
Author Judith Miller discusses her book "The Story: A Reporter's Journey."
George Stephanopoulos
57. George Stephanopoulos
April 28, 2015
Jon welcomes to the show George Stephanopoulos, host of "This Week" and co-anchor of "Good Morning America."
Elizabeth Olsen
56. Elizabeth Olsen
April 27, 2015
Jon talks to actress Elizabeth Olsen about her role in the movie "Avengers: Age of Ultron."
Neil deGrasse Tyson
55. Neil deGrasse Tyson
April 23, 2015
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson stops by the show to talk about his television series "StarTalk."
Dana Perino
54. Dana Perino
April 22, 2015
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."
Jeff Garlin
53. Jeff Garlin
April 21, 2015
Jon is joined by actor and comedian Jeff Garlin, star of the sitcom "The Goldbergs."
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
52. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
April 20, 2015
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."
Eric Greitens
51. Eric Greitens
April 16, 2015
Jon welcomes to the show Eric Greitens, founder of The Mission Continues and author of "Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life."
Billy Crystal
50. Billy Crystal
April 15, 2015
Jon chats with Billy Crystal, star of the new show "The Comedians."
Fareed Zakaria
49. Fareed Zakaria
April 14, 2015
Journalist Fareed Zakaria discusses his most recent book "In Defense of a Liberal Education."
Adam Horovitz
48. Adam Horovitz
April 13, 2015
Musician and actor Adam Horowitz talks to Jon about his part in the movie "While We're Young."
Sen. Elizabeth Warren
47. Sen. Elizabeth Warren
April 9, 2015
Senator Elizabeth Warren visits The Daily Show to talk about her book "A Fighting Chance."
Tavis Smiley
46. Tavis Smiley
April 8, 2015
PBS host Tavis Smiley sits down with Jon to discuss his book "My Journey with Maya."
Peter Dinklage
45. Peter Dinklage
April 7, 2015
Actor Peter Dinklage stops by the show to talk about the new season of "Game of Thrones."
Gene Baur
44. Gene Baur
April 6, 2015
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."
John Hargrove
43. John Hargrove
March 26, 2015
Jon welcomes to the show John Hargrove, author of "Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, SeaWorld, and the Truth Beyond Blackfish."
Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering
42. Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering
March 25, 2015
Filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering talk to Jon about their documentary "The Hunting Ground."
Jon Ronson
41. Jon Ronson
March 24, 2015
Author and journalist Jon Ronson discusses his book "So You've Been Publicly Shamed."
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
40. Ayaan Hirsi Ali
March 23, 2015
Jon speaks with Ayaan Hirsi Ali, author of the book "Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now."
Will Ferrell
39. Will Ferrell
March 19, 2015
Will Ferrell discusses his role in the movie "Get Hard."
Kevin Hart
38. Kevin Hart
March 18, 2015
Kevin Hart visits The Daily Show to talk about his new movie "Get Hard."
Amanda Seyfried
37. Amanda Seyfried
March 17, 2015
Actress Amanda Seyfried sits down with Jon to talk about her role in the movie "While We're Young."
Andrew Cockburn
36. Andrew Cockburn
March 16, 2015
Author Andrew Cockburn discusses his book "Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins."
Rob Corddry
35. Rob Corddry
March 12, 2015
Jon is joined by Rob Corddry, star of the movie "Hot Tub Time Machine 2" and the television series "Childrens Hospital."
Common
34. Common
March 11, 2015
Hip-hop artist Common talks about his role in the movie "Run All Night."
Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer
33. Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer
March 10, 2015
Jon chats with Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer about their show "Broad City."
Rep. John Lewis
32. Rep. John Lewis
March 9, 2015
Jon welcomes to the show Rep. John Lewis, Georgia Congressman and co-author of "March."
Gerald Posner
31. Gerald Posner
March 5, 2015
Investigative journalist Gerald Posner discusses his book "God's Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican."
Viacheslav Fetisov
30. Viacheslav Fetisov
March 4, 2015
Jon talks to Viacheslav Fetisov, a retired Russian ice hockey player who appears in the documentary "Red Army."
Sigourney Weaver
29. Sigourney Weaver
March 3, 2015
Actress Sigourney Weaver stops by the show to talk about her role in the movie "Chappie."
Robert Smigel
28. Robert Smigel
March 2, 2015
Jon talks to comedian and writer Robert Smigel about "Night of Too Many Stars."
Olivia Wilde
27. Olivia Wilde
February 26, 2015
Actress Olivia Wilde sits down with Jon to talk about her new movie "The Lazarus Effect."
Conan O'Brien
26. Conan O'Brien
February 25, 2015
Conan O'Brien visits The Daily Show to discuss an episode of his show that was filmed in Cuba.
Lynsey Addario
25. Lynsey Addario
February 24, 2015
Jon speaks with Lynsey Addario, author of "It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War."
Christine Lagarde
24. Christine Lagarde
February 23, 2015
Jon welcomes to the show Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund.
Colin Firth
23. Colin Firth
February 11, 2015
Jon talks to actor Colin Firth about his new movie "Kingsman: The Secret Service."
David Axelrod
22. David Axelrod
February 10, 2015
Politcal theorist and author David Axelrod talks about his book "Believer: My Forty Years in Politics."
Patricia Arquette
21. Patricia Arquette
February 9, 2015
Actress Patricia Arquette stops by the show to talk about her role in the movie "Boyhood."
Bob Odenkirk
20. Bob Odenkirk
February 5, 2015
Jon talks to Bob Odenkirk, star of the new show "Better Call Saul."
Wes Moore
19. Wes Moore
February 4, 2015
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."
Bill Browder
18. Bill Browder
February 3, 2015
Jon speaks with Bill Browder, author of "Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice."
Martin Short
17. Martin Short
February 2, 2015
Comedian and actor Martin Short visits The Daily Show to talk about his book "I Must Say: My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend."
Sarah Chayes
16. Sarah Chayes
January 29, 2015
Jon is joined by Sarah Chayes, author of the book "Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security."
Oscar Isaac
15. Oscar Isaac
January 28, 2015
Actor Oscar Isaac talks about his role in the film "A Most Violent Year."
Jill Leovy
14. Jill Leovy
January 27, 2015
Author Jill Leovy discusses her book "Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America."
Julian Castro
13. Julian Castro
January 26, 2015
Jon welcomes to the show Julian Castro, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Jennifer Aniston
12. Jennifer Aniston
January 22, 2015
Jon chats with actress Jennifer Aniston, star of the film "Cake."
Anne Hathaway
11. Anne Hathaway
January 21, 2015
Actress Anne Hathaway sits down with Jon to discuss her new film "Song One."
Jennifer Lopez
10. Jennifer Lopez
January 20, 2015
Jennifer Lopez stops by the show to talk to Jon about her role in "The Boy Next Door."
Mike Huckabee
9. Mike Huckabee
January 19, 2015
Jon talks to former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee about his book "God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy."
Sienna Miller
8. Sienna Miller
January 15, 2015
Actress Sienna Miller talks to Jon about her role in the movie "American Sniper."
Julianne Moore
7. Julianne Moore
January 14, 2015
Jon is joined by actress Julianne Moore, star of the film "Still Alice."
Sen. Marco Rubio
6. Sen. Marco Rubio
January 13, 2015
Senator Marco Rubio talks about his book "American Dreams: Restoring Economic Opportunity for Everyone."
Jimmy Carter
5. Jimmy Carter
January 12, 2015
Former President Jimmy Carter visits The Daily Show to discuss the Guinea Worm Eradication Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History.
Allison Williams
4. Allison Williams
January 8, 2015
Actress Allison Williams stops by the show to talk about the new season of "Girls."
Ava DuVernay
3. Ava DuVernay
January 7, 2015
Director Ava DuVernay sits down with Jon to discuss her film "Selma."
Cass Sunstein
2. Cass Sunstein
January 6, 2015
Jon speaks with Cass Sunstein, author of the book "Wiser: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter."
Steven Brill
1. Steven Brill
January 5, 2015
Author Steven Brill discusses his book "America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Back-Room Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System."
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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.The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is a series that is currently running and has 20 seasons (1829 episodes). The series first aired on July 22, 1996.

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is available for streaming on the Comedy Central website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on demand at Amazon.

  • Premiere Date
    July 22, 1996
  • IMDB Rating
    8.3  (45,142)