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 2,649 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]

Episodes[edit]

1996–2014[edit]

2015[edit]

June[edit]

No. Date Guest Promotion
2,646 June 1 Stanley McChrystal Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World
Jordan Klepper finds a new use for the NSA, Senator Lindsey Graham enters the presidential race, and General Stanley McChrystal discusses his book "Team of Teams."
2,647 June 2 Bill de Blasio
A CIA study analyzes America's armament of the Middle East, the media react to Caitlyn Jenner's debut, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio outlines his progressive agenda.
2,648 June 3 Melissa McCarthy Spy
Hasan Minhaj gives Muslim women advice on downplaying their religion, Jordan Klepper investigates free-range parenting, and Melissa McCarthy chats about her film "Spy."
2,649 June 4 Steve Buscemi Park Bench
Governors Lincoln Chafee and Rick Perry kick off their presidential campaigns, John Hodgman celebrates Jon's eloquence, and Steve Buscemi discusses his talk show "Park Bench."
2,650 June 8 Nicola Sturgeon
Texas cops use excessive force at a pool party, Republican candidates head to Iowa, and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon discusses seceding from the U.K.
2,651 June 9 Nick Offerman Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers
President Obama attends the G7 summit, CNN's Chris Cuomo and Governor Andrew Cuomo broadcast their sibling rivalry, and Nick Offerman discusses his book "Gumption."
2,652 June 10 Colin Quinn The Coloring Book: A Comedian Solves Race Relations in America
California's drought leads to unpopular water-saving strategies, The New York Times investigates Senator Marco Rubio's spending, and Colin Quinn discusses "The Coloring Book."
2,653 June 11 Mark Ruffalo Infinitely Polar Bear
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld reflects on his role in the Iraq War, Jon looks back at past interviews, and Mark Ruffalo discusses his movie "Infinitely Polar Bear."
2,654 June 15 Judd Apatow Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy
NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal is accused of misrepresenting her race, Al Madrigal learns about Iowa's voting process, and Judd Apatow discusses his book "Sick in the Head."
2,655 June 16 Aziz Ansari Modern Romance: An Investigation
Donald Trump enters the 2016 presidential race, a restaurant chain unveils a troubling new dish, and comedian Aziz Ansari explores dating trends in his book "Modern Romance."
2,656 June 17 Bill Clinton
Jon relives Donald Trump's presidential announcement speech, the House of Representatives votes on trade legislation, and Bill Clinton discusses the U.S.'s economic prospects.
2,657 June 18 Malala Yousafzai He Named Me Malala
Jon speaks out about the church massacre in Charleston, S.C., and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai discusses the documentary "He Named Me Malala."
2,658 June 22 Al Franken
Fox News accuses liberals of politicizing the South Carolina shooting, Jessica Williams takes on the Confederate flag, and Al Franken discusses going from comedy to Congress.
2,659 June 23 Seth MacFarlane Ted 2
Presidential contender Donald Trump establishes his campaign platform, Hasan Minhaj honors Jon's physical fortitude, and director Seth MacFarlane discusses his movie "Ted 2."
2,660 June 24 Andrew Napolitano
Southern states consider taking down the Confederate flag, Jessica Williams weighs in on the idea of a female-fronted $10 bill, and Andrew Napolitano discusses free speech.
2,661 June 25 Richard Lewis Reflections From Hell: Richard Lewis' Guide On How Not to Live
Pope Francis upsets Republicans with his remarks on global warming, Bobby Jindal enters the presidential race, and comedian Richard Lewis discusses his show "Blunt Talk."
2,662 June 29 Taylor Schilling
Conservatives react to the Supreme Court's ruling on marriage equality, Justice Antonin Scalia issues an unusual dissent, and Taylor Schilling discusses "The Overnight."
2,663 June 30 Jon Hamm Minions
Conservatives win big in Supreme Court rulings on environmental regulations and the death penalty, Jon sings the news, and Jon Hamm discusses his film "Minions."

July[edit]

No. Date Guest Promotion
2,664 July 1 Kirsten Gillibrand
Gov. Chris Christie kicks off his presidential campaign, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand describes finding common ground in Congress and working to pass a paid family leave bill.
2,665 July 2 Sarah Vowell Lafayette in the Somewhat United States
Donald Trump defends his racist remarks, Ohioans fight a Native American group over an Alaskan mountain, and Sarah Vowell discusses "Lafayette in the Somewhat United States."

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