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 2,587 episodes have aired over the course of the of 19 years.

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]

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1996–2014[edit]

2015[edit]

January[edit]

No. Date Guest Promotion
2,576 January 5 Steven Brill America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Back-Room Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System. ISBN 978-0812996951. 
The countdown to Democalypse 2016 begins, "The Interview" triggers tension between the U.S. and North Korea, and Steven Brill discusses his book America's Bitter Pill.
2,577 January 6 Cass Sunstein Wiser: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter. ISBN 978-1422122990. 
A new congressional session begins, Staten Island Representative Michael Grimm resigns following tax evasion charges, and Cass Sunstein discusses his book Wiser.
2,578 January 7 Ava DuVernay Selma
A deadly attack hits Paris, Aasif Mandvi covers Great Britain's Nazi cow problem, Hasan Minhaj reports on homelessness in Salt Lake City, and Ava DuVernay discusses the film Selma.
2,579 January 8 Allison Williams Girls
Mitch McConnell brags about the Republican Congress, Jason Jones causes mischief in New York after a slowdown in arrests, and Girls star Allison Williams sits down with Jon.
2,580 January 12 Jimmy Carter Countdown to Zero
Millions march in Paris after the Charlie Hebdo shooting, Rupert Murdoch's tweet sparks a debate, and Jimmy Carter discusses the exhibition Countdown to Zero.
2,581 January 13 Marco Rubio American Dreams: Restoring Economic Opportunity for Everyone. ISBN 978-1595231130. 
Florida legalizes same-sex marriage, a storeowner beats his employees with a lizard, and Senator Marco Rubio discusses his book American Dreams.
2,582 January 14 Julianne Moore Still Alice
A French comedian is arrested despite the country's stance on free speech, police in the Philippines are ordered to wear diapers, and Julianne Moore discusses Still Alice.
2,583 January 15 Sienna Miller American Sniper
The Keystone XL pipeline debate continues, Jessica Williams reports on a unique law regarding the right to an attorney, and Sienna Miller discusses American Sniper.
2,584 January 19 Mike Huckabee God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy. ISBN 978-1250060990. 
Secretary of State John Kerry visits France, the Miss Universe pageant gets wrapped up in Middle Eastern politics, and Mike Huckabee discusses his book, God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy.
2,585 January 20 Jennifer Lopez The Boy Next Door
Several Republican candidates consider a bid for president, Aasif Mandvi investigates the threat of Sharia law in Alabama, and Jennifer Lopez discusses The Boy Next Door.
2,586 January 21 Anne Hathaway Song One
Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address, multiple Tea Party Republicans respond to the president's speech, and Anne Hathaway discusses her film Song One.
2,587 January 22 Jennifer Aniston Cake
The World Economic Forum begins in Switzerland, MetLife sues the federal government, Trevor Noah reports on Boko Haram, and Jennifer Aniston discusses her film Cake.
2,588 January 26 Julian Castro
2,589 January 27 Jill Leovy Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America. ISBN 978-0385529983. 
2,590 January 28 Oscar Isaac A Most Violent Year
2,591 January 29 Sarah Chayes Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security. ISBN 978-0393239461. 

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