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 20 Primetime Emmy Awards. A total of 2,704 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]

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.


Kilborn's tenure (1996–98)[edit]

Stewart's tenure (1999–2015)[edit]

Noah's tenure (2015–present)[edit]



No. Date Guest Promotion
2,694 November 2 Fareed Zakaria Long Road to Hell
President Obama sends ground troops to fight ISIS in Syria, police remain fearful of public scrutiny, and Fareed Zakaria discusses his documentary "Long Road to Hell."
2,695 November 3 Gloria Steinem My Life on the Road
Jordan Klepper explains why Iowa is afraid of The Daily Show, GOP presidential hopefuls submit their debate demands, and Gloria Steinem discusses "My Life on the Road."
2,696 November 5 Regina King The Leftovers
The Best F#@king News Team Ever visits Trevor after he has an emergency appendectomy, Desi Lydic examines how Republican officials in Nebraska were able to abolish the state's death penalty through conservative politicking, China ends its one-child policy, and actress Regina King discusses "The Leftovers."
2,697 November 9 Pras Sweet Micky for President
University of Missouri President resigns amid protests from the school's football team, presidential hopeful Ben Carson sticks to his stories, no matter how much evidence to the contrary. Ronny Chieng finds an alternative to America's expensive, outdated voting machines, and Pras discusses "Sweet Micky for President."
2,698 November 10 Dan Price
Donald Trump calls for a Starbucks boycott, the U.S. builds a $43 million gas station in Afghanistan, and Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price explains his company's salary minimum.
2,699 November 11 Chris Hayes
Desi Lydic fact-checks GOP presidential candidates' statements from the Republican debate, and MSNBC's Chris Hayes weighs in on the presidential hopefuls.
2,700 November 12 Christine and the Queens
Jordan Klepper investigates campaign finance reform, Trevor presents The Myanmar Daily Show, and Christine and The Queens perform "Tilted" and "It."
2,701 November 16 David Holbrooke The Diplomat
Trevor addresses the terrorist attacks in Paris, Desi Lydic fact-checks the latest Democratic debate, and David Holbrooke discusses his documentary "The Diplomat."
2,702 November 17 Timbaland The Emperor of Sound
Trevor examines the politicization of the ISIS attacks in Paris, Roy Wood Jr. explains why Alabama is refusing Syrian refugees, and Timbaland discusses "The Emperor of Sound."
2,703 November 18 Ted Koppel Lights Out
Jessica Williams explains why Ben Carson dropped a foreign policy adviser, Kristen Schaal weighs in on schools that prohibit leggings, and Ted Koppel discusses "Lights Out."
2,704 November 19 David Rees Going Deep with David Rees
Mike Huckabee equates Syrian refugees with food, a lone Missourian decides the fate of her district's sales tax, and David Rees talks about "Going Deep with David Rees."
2,705 November 30 Spike Lee Chi-Raq