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 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. A total of 2,740 episodes have aired, under all three of the tenures combined.

Episodes[edit]

Kilborn's tenure (1996–98)[edit]

Stewart's tenure (1999–2015)[edit]

Noah's tenure (2015–present)[edit]

2016[edit]

February[edit]

No.  Original air date  Guest(s)  Promotion  U.S. viewers
(millions) 
2,733 February 1 Reshma Saujani Girls Who Code 0.754[6]
Trevor Noah talks about how differently North and South Americas are handling Zika virus outbreak. As a part of Black History Month, Roy Wood Jr. looks back at Martin Luther King, Jr.'s arrest in Alabama, Ronny Chieng wonders if Iowa caucuses matter, and Reshma Saujani discusses the importance of Girls Who Code.
2,734 February 2 Peter Bergen United States of Jihad: The Untold Story of Al-Qaeda in America 0.739[7]
Trevor Noah discusses Iowa caucuses results. Jordan Klepper explains real winners of Iowa caucuses. As a part of Black History Month, The Best F#@king News Team looks back at Emancipation Proclamation in Kentucky. Peter Bergen talks about Jihadist extremism in the United States.
2,735 February 3 Hannibal Buress Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado 1.015[8]
Trevor Noah discusses accuracy of political pundits in predicting results of Iowa caucuses. As a part of Black History Month, Roywood Jr. examines racism in porn industry with Lisa Ann. Hannibal Buress talks about his upcoming netflix comedy show Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado.
2,736 February 4 Lilly Singh A Trip to Unicorn Island 0.768[9]
Trevor Noah mourns loss of dropped GOP presidential candidates. Rick Santorum endorses Marco Rubio, Ronny Chieng examines a questionable NBA promotion, and Lilly Singh discusses A Trip to Unicorn Island.
2,737 February 8 Gillian Jacobs Love 0.882[10]
Donald Trump lashes out at the audience during a GOP debate, Jessica Williams breaks down Beyonce's halftime show, and Gillian Jacobs discusses her Netflix series Love.
2,738 February 9 The Suffers The Suffers 0.773 [11]
Donald Trump lashes out at Ted Cruz, Jessica Williams examines the Democrats' gender divide, and The Suffers perform songs from their self-titled debut album.
2,739 February 10 Olivia Wilde Vinyl 1.035 [12]
Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump win the New Hampshire primaries, Roy Wood Jr. hits the campaign trail, and Olivia Wilde discusses her role in the HBO series Vinyl.
2,740 February 11 Ben Stiller Zoolander No. 2 0.735[13]
Jordan Klepper attends Donald Trump's political circus, Roy Wood Jr. investigates the decline of American fast food, and Ben Stiller chats about Zoolander 2.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (TV Series 1996- ) - Episodes - IMDB". imdb. 
  2. ^ "The Late Night TV Page - Talk Show Guest Listings". interbridge. 
  3. ^ "Snapshot of guests from 1996 to 2005". web.archive.org. 
  4. ^ "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Complete Episode List". thetvdb. 
  5. ^ "The Daily Show". epguides. Retrieved December 12, 2014. 
  6. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (February 1, 2016). "ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Monday Cable Originals & Network Update: 2.1.2016". ShowBuzzDaily. 
  7. ^ Salem, Mitch (February 2, 2016). "ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Update: 2.2.2016". ShowBuzzDaily. 
  8. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (February 3, 2016). "ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Update: 2.3.2016". ShowBuzzDaily. 
  9. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (February 4, 2016). "ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Update: 2.4.2016". ShowBuzzDaily. 
  10. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (February 9, 2016). "ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Monday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 2.8.2016". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved February 9, 2016. 
  11. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (February 10, 2016). "ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 2.9.2016". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved February 12, 2016. 
  12. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (February 11, 2016). "ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Wednesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 2.10.2016". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved February 12, 2016. 
  13. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (February 12, 2016). "ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 2.11.2016". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved February 13, 2016.