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 2,669 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]

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."
2,666 July 20 Paul Rudd Ant-Man
Donald Trump's remarks about John McCain not being a war hero keep Jon from discussing real stories that occurred during their break. Jordan Klepper discusses past presidential jerks. Paul Rudd talks about his new film and status as a superhero.
2,667 July 21 Barack Obama
President Obama makes his seventh and final appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Topics of discussion include retirement, foreign policy and healthcare.[6]
2,668 July 22 Jake Gyllenhaal Southpaw
Republicans criticize the U.S.'s nuclear deal with Iran, Senator Chuck Schumer reviews New York City diners with MSNBC, and Jake Gyllenhaal talks about his film "Southpaw."
2,669 July 23 Ta-Nehisi Coates Between the World and Me
Donald Trump remains the most entertaining 2016 presidential candidate, Chuck Schumer wishes Jon mazel tov, and Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses his book "Between the World and Me."
2,670 July 27 David McCullough The Wright Brothers
2,671 July 28 Tom Cruise Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
2,672 July 29 Doris Kearns Goodwin
2,673 July 30 J. J. Abrams

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