List of The Daily Show episodes

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The Daily Show is an American late-night satirical television program that airs Monday through Thursday on Comedy Central in the United States. It originally premiered on July 21, 1996, and is currently the longest-running series original program on Comedy Central.

The Daily Show was initially hosted by Craig Kilborn until December 17, 1998. Jon Stewart took over as host from January 11, 1999 until August 6, 2015. Stewart was succeeded by the current host, Trevor Noah, whose tenure premiered on September 28, 2015. The show has also utilized various guest hosts periodically throughout its run. A total of 2,958 episodes have aired, under all three of the tenures combined.

During Stewart's tenure the show became more strongly focused on politics and the national media, in contrast with the pop culture focus during Kilborn's tenure. 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]


Craig Kilborn's tenure (1996–98)[edit]

Jon Stewart's tenure (1999–2015)[edit]

Trevor Noah's tenure (2015–present)[edit]


No. Original air date Guest(s) Promotion U.S. viewers
2,950 June 1 Al Franken Al Franken, Giant of the Senate. ISBN 978-1478912569.  0.953[6]
President Trump withdraws the U.S. from the Paris climate deal, Jim Jefferies weighs in on the White House's woes, and Al Franken discusses Giant of the Senate.
2,951 June 5 William Barber II N/A 0.984[7]
World leaders react to President Trump pulling out of the Paris climate deal, Michelle Wolf recaps Megyn Kelly's NBC debut, and William J. Barber II discusses systemic racism.
2,952 June 6 John Avlon Washington's Farewell: The Founding Father’s Warning to Future Generations. ISBN 978-1476746463.  0.966[8]
Trevor examines President Trump's penchant for touting phony accomplishments, Gina Yashere weighs in on the U.K. election, and John Avlon discusses Washington's Farewell.
2,953 June 7 Sebastian Junger & Nick Quested Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS 0.914[9]
Attorney General Jeff Sessions offers to resign, Eric Trump reportedly shifted charity funds into Trump firms, and Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested discuss Hell on Earth.
2,954 June 8 Salma Hayek Beatriz at Dinner 1.062[10]
James Comey details his meetings with President Trump in an open Senate hearing, Jordan Klepper weighs in on gun control, and Salma Hayek discusses Beatriz at Dinner.
2,955 June 12 Roxane Gay Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body. ISBN 978-0062362599.  0.892[11]
President Trump's shills demonstrate their loyalty, Trevor invites viewers to visit the Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library, and author Roxane Gay discusses Hunger.
2,956 June 13 Selenis Leyva Orange is the New Black 0.955[12]
Attorney General Jeff Sessions gets fired up during his Senate hearing, Roy Wood Jr. weighs in on Russian hackers, and Selenis Layva discusses Orange Is the New Black.
2,957 June 14 Vince Staples Big Fish Theory Album 1.105[13]
Michelle Wolf weighs in on sexism at Uber, Congressional Democrats sue President Trump, and hip-hop artist Vince Staples chats about his album Big Fish Theory.
2,958 June 15 Whoopi Goldberg N/A 1.036[14]
Robert Mueller investigates Donald Trump for obstruction of justice, Hasan Minhaj examines U.S. military action, and Whoopi Goldberg discusses American political discourse.
2,959 June 19 Janet Mock Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me. ISBN 978-1501145797.  1.007[15]
Beyonce gives birth to twins, Trevor runs through the news, Democrat Jon Ossoff battles for a red House district in Georgia, and Janet Mock discusses Surpassing Certainty.
2,960 June 20 John Harris Politico 0.907[16]
GOP senators draft their health care bill in secret, Ronny Chieng finds out how a band won the right to use a racist name, and John Harris discusses Politico in the Trump era.
2,961 June 21 Jason Isbell The Nashville Sound 0.961[17]
Dashcam footage of Philando Castile's police shooting is released, DJ Khaled teaches Trevor how to be positive, and Jason Isbell talks about his album The Nashville Sound.
2,962 June 22 Jerrod Carmichael Transformers: The Last Knight 0.963[18]
Senate Republicans unveil their Affordable Care Act replacement, Hasan Minhaj talks to fired federal prosecutor Preet Bharara, and Jerrod Carmichael discusses Transformers.


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