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 17, 1998. Jon Stewart took over as host on January 11, 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 20 Primetime Emmy Awards.

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 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 the host'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]

In 2015 Jon Stewart left The Daily Show, after hosting it for 16 years. The final episode of his tenure aired on August 6, 2015. Stewart was succeeded by Trevor Noah, whose tenure premiered on September 28, 2015. A total of 2,805 episodes have aired, under all three of the tenures combined.


Kilborn's tenure (1996–98)[edit]

Stewart's tenure (1999–2015)[edit]

Noah's tenure (2015–present)[edit]



No. Original air date Guest(s) Promotion U.S. viewers
2,805 July 5 Jim Gaffigan The Jim Gaffigan Show 0.799[6] N/A
The FBI announces that Hillary Clinton won't be indicted over an email scandal, Donald Trump tweets an anti-Semitic image, and Jim Gaffigan discusses The Jim Gaffigan Show.
2,806 July 6 Terry McMillan I Almost Forgot About You. ISBN 978-1-1019-0257-8.  0.819[8] N/A
Hillary Clinton's past remarks about her email investigation prove to be untrue, Donald Trump praises Saddam Hussein for killing Iraqi citizens with poison gas,[7] and Terry McMillan discusses "I Almost Forgot About You".
2,807 July 7 Julia Stiles Jason Bourne 0.804[9] N/A
Trevor reacts to the police shootings of two black men, Gretchen Carlson sues Fox News CEO Roger Ailes for sexual harassment, and Julia Stiles discusses "Jason Bourne".
Special July 18 N/A N/A 1.070[10] Democalypse 2016: The Road to 'The Road'
Trevor takes a look back at the bizarre and unprecedented primary season that led to Donald Trump's emergence as the GOP nominee.
2,808 July 19 Michael Steele N/A 1.049[11] Submission Accomplished - Night One - An Ubelievably Classy And Tremendous And Huge And Good Convention
To kick off The Daily Show's Republican National Convention coverage, Trevor breaks down the first day of speeches, and Michael Steele discusses Donald Trump's GOP nomination.
2,809 July 20 Christiane Amanpour N/A 0.880[12] Submission Accomplished - Night Two - Last Chance To Say Something, Paul Ryan
From the RNC in Cleveland, Chris Christie leads anti-Hillary Clinton chants, Jordan Klepper examines Donald Trump's faith, and Christiane Amanpour discusses political unity.
2,810 July 21 Alex Wagner N/A 0.517[13] Submission Accomplished - Night Three - Holy Balls, It's Really Happening
Live from the RNC in Cleveland, Donald Trump accepts the presidential nomination, Rosie O'Donnell looks back at the mogul's life, and Alex Wagner discusses the election.
2,811 July 22 N/A N/A 0.696[14] Submission Accomplished - Night Four - The Party's Over
On The Daily Show's final night of RNC coverage, The Best F#@king News Team reacts to Donald Trump's nomination, fact-checks the speeches and prepares for possible deportation.
Special July 25 N/A TBA 0.638[15] Democalypse 2016: What To Expect When You're Expectant
To kick off the Democratic National Convention, Trevor revisits a primary process that pitted Hillary Clinton against Bernie Sanders.
2,812 July 26 John Podesta TBA N/A Let's Not Get Crazy - Night One - A Bold New Same
Kicking off The Daily Show's Democratic National Convention coverage, The Best F#@king News Team examines a DNC email leak, and John Podesta discusses Hillary Clinton's run.
2,813 July 27 TBA TBA N/A Let's Not Get Crazy - Night Two - Every Minority The Cameras Could Find
Coverage of the second day of the 2016DNC covering prior day, 26 July 2016
2,814 July 28 TBA TBA N/A TBA
2,815 July 29 TBA TBA N/A TBA


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