List of The Daily Show episodes

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The Daily Show is an American late-night satirical television program airing each Monday through Thursday on Comedy Central and, in Canada, The Comedy Network. The half-hour-long show premiered on July 21, 1996, and was hosted by Craig Kilborn until December 1998. Jon Stewart took over as host in January 1999, making the show more strongly focused on politics and the national media, in contrast with the pop culture focus during Kilborn's tenure. It is currently the second longest-running program on Comedy Central, and has won 18 Primetime Emmy Awards. A total of 2,642 episodes have aired.

Describing itself as a fake news program, The Daily Show draws its comedy and satire from recent news stories, political figures, media organizations, and often, aspects of the show itself. The show typically opens with a long monologue from Jon Stewart relating to recent headlines and frequently features exchanges with one or more of several correspondents, who adopt absurd or humorously exaggerated takes on current events against Stewart's straight man persona. The final segment is devoted to a celebrity interview, with guests ranging from actors and musicians to nonfiction authors and political figures.[1][2][3][4][5]

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1996–2014[edit]

2015[edit]

May[edit]

No. Date Guest Promotion
2,635 May 4 Brian Grazer A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life. ISBN 978-1476730752. 
Texan conspiracy theorists fear a military takeover, Jessica Williams investigates the end of same-sex marriage protests, and Brian Grazer discusses his book "A Curious Mind."
2,636 May 5 Willie Nelson It's a Long Story: My Life. ISBN 978-0316403559. 
Three Republican candidates join the presidential race, Senator Ted Cruz contradicts his own principles, and Willie Nelson discusses his memoir "It's a Long Story: My Life."
2,637 May 6 Ernest Moniz
New York and New Jersey each face corruption scandals, Al Madrigal predicts who will win the Latino vote in 2016, and Ernest Moniz discusses the U.S.'s nuclear deal with Iran.
2,638 May 7 Mumford & Sons Wilder Mind
Regulation of campaign financing reaches new lows, a report exposes Tom Brady's knowledge of Deflategate, and Mumford & Sons performs a song from their album "Wilder Mind."
2,639 May 11 John Legend Southern Rites
David Cameron wins re-election in the U.K., Jordan Klepper investigates the role of money in British democracy, and John Legend discusses the documentary "Southern Rites."
2,640 May 12 Tom Brokaw A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope. ISBN 978-1-4000-6969-9. 
The vetting process for the 2016 presidential candidates begins, Kristen Schaal reports on the "dad bod" trend, and Tom Brokaw discusses his memoir "A Lucky Life Interrupted."
2,641 May 13 Reza Aslan
Fox News takes issue with Barack Obama's stance on poverty, Jordan Klepper looks for controversial topics in the British election, and Reza Aslan discusses the state of Islam.
2,642 May 14 Rebel Wilson Pitch Perfect 2
Jeb Bush beats around the bush regarding the Iraq War and his candidacy, Lewis Black reports on several Nazi-related stories, and Rebel Wilson discusses "Pitch Perfect 2."
2,643 May 26 Rand Paul
2,644 May 27 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Move: Putting America's Infrastructure Back in the Lead
2,645 May 28 Matt Harvey

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