List of The Daily Show episodes (2010)

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List of The Daily Show episodes
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This is a list of episodes for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in 2010.[1][2][3]



Date Guest Promotion
January 4 Michael Pollan Book Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
January 5 George Lucas Book George Lucas's Blockbusting
January 6 Michael Mullen Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
January 7 Maggie Gyllenhaal Film Crazy Heart
January 11 John Yoo Book Crisis In Command
January 12 Paul Ingrassia Book Crash Course
January 13 Ringo Starr and The Ben Harper Band Album Y Not
January 14 Tom Brokaw TV show NBC News
January 18 David M. Walker Book Comeback America
January 19 Colin Firth Film A Single Man
January 20 Jim Wallis Book Rediscovering Values
January 21 Julie Andrews Film Tooth Fairy
January 25 Bill Gates Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
January 26 Elizabeth Warren Chair, TARP Congressional Oversight Panel
January 27 Ethan Watters Book Crazy Like Us
January 28 Doris Kearns Goodwin


Date Guest Promotion
February 1 Austan Goolsbee Member, Council of Economic Advisers
February 2 Brian Williams TV show NBC Nightly News
February 3 Atul Gawande Book The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
February 4 Anthony Weiner
February 8 Jenny Sanford Book Staying True
February 9 Newt Gingrich
February 10 Willie Mays
February 11 Lee Daniels Film Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire
February 22 Ricky Gervais TV show The Ricky Gervais Show
February 23 Jeff Garlin
February 24 Tracy Morgan Film Cop Out (2010 film)
February 25 Rep. James Clyburn


Date Guest Promotion
March 1 Neil DeGrasse Tyson PBS Special The Pluto Files
March 2 Robert Pattinson Film Remember Me
March 3 Lynne Olson Book Citizens of London
March 4 Scott Patterson Book The Quants: How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It
March 8 Harry Markopolos Book No One Would Listen
March 9 Marc Thiessen Book Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama Is Inviting the Next Attack
March 10 Jerry Seinfeld The Marriage Ref
March 11 Eamon Javers Book Broker, Trader, Lawyer, Spy: The Secret World of Corporate Espionage
March 15 Michael Lewis Book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
March 16 Jude Law Film Repo Men
March 17 Snoop Dogg Album More Malice
March 18 Gary Locke United States Secretary of Commerce
March 29 Ben Stiller Film Greenberg
March 30 Robin Williams DVD Weapons of Self Destruction
March 31 Roxana Saberi Book Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran ISBN 978-0-06-196528-9


Date Guest Promotion
April 1 Liz Claman TV show Countdown to the Closing Bell (anchor)
April 5 Reza Aslan Book Beyond Fundamentalism: Confronting Religious Extremism in a Globalized Age. (paperback version of How to Win a Cosmic War: God, Globalization, and the End of the War on Terror ISBN 978-1-4000-6672-8)
April 6 Captain Richard Phillips Book A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea.
April 7 Steve Carell Film Date Night
April 8 David Remnick Book Remnick, David (March 11, 2024). The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama. Alfred A. Knopf. ISBN 978-1-4000-4360-6.
April 12 Bryan Cranston TV show Breaking Bad
April 13 Rachel Maddow TV show The Rachel Maddow Show
April 14 Richard Burt Global Zero (chair)
April 15 Tracy Morgan Film Death at a Funeral
April 19 John Dingell Congressman (D-Michigan)
April 20 John M. O'Hara Book O'Hara, John M. (January 12, 2010). A New American Tea Party. Wiley. ISBN 978-0-470-56798-2.; Illinois Policy Institute
April 21 Fred Pearce Book Peoplequake: Mass Migration, Ageing Nations, and the Coming Population Crash
April 22 Zoe Saldana Film The Losers
April 26 Lisa P. Jackson EPA (administrator)
April 27 Richard Whittle Book The Dream Machine: The Untold Story of the Notorious V-22 Osprey.
April 28 Ken Blackwell Book Kenneth Blackwell, J.; Klukowski, Ken (2010). The Blueprint: Obama's Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency. Lyons Press. ISBN 978-0-7627-6134-0.
April 29 Michael Caine Film Harry Brown


Date Guest Promotion
May 3 Jonathan Eig Book Eig, Jonathan (April 27, 2010). Get Capone: The Secret Plot That Captured America's Most Wanted Gangster. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-1-4165-8059-1.
May 4 Rosalynn Carter Book Carter, Rosalynn; Golant, Susan K.; Cade, Kathryn E. (April 27, 2010). Within Our Reach: Ending the Mental Health Crisis. Rodale Books. ISBN 978-1-59486-881-8.
May 5 Jon Meacham Editor of Newsweek
May 6 Mario Batali Book Batali, Mario (April 6, 2010). Molto Gusto: Easy Italian Cooking. HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0-06-192432-3.
May 10 Jack Rakove Book Rakove, Jack N. (March 11, 2024). Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 978-0-618-26746-0.
May 11 Sebastian Junger Book Junger, Sebastian (May 25, 2010). War. HarperCollins. ISBN 978-1-55468-554-7.
May 12 Michael Patrick King Film Sex and the City 2 (director)
May 13 Ian Bremmer Book Bremmer, Ian (2010). The End Of The Free Market. Portfolio. ISBN 978-1-59184-301-6.


Date Guest Promotion
June 1 Arthur C. Brooks Brooks, Arthur C. (May 25, 2010). The Battle: How the Fight between Free Enterprise and Big Government Will Shape America's Future. Basic Books. ISBN 978-0-465-01938-0.
June 2 Morgan Freeman Through the Wormhole (series)
June 3 Jonah Hill Actor
June 7 John C. Reilly Cyrus (film)
June 8 Christopher Hitchens Hitchens, Christopher (June 3, 2011). Hitch-22: A Memoir. Grand Central. ISBN 978-0-446-54033-9.
June 9 Spencer Wells Wells, Spencer (2010). Pandora's Seed: The Unforeseen Cost of Civilization. Random House. ISBN 978-1-4000-6215-7.
June 10 Tim Pawlenty Governor of Minnesota
June 14 Betty White Hot in Cleveland (sitcom)
June 15 James M. Tabor Tabor, James M. (March 11, 2024). Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth. Random House. ISBN 978-1-4000-6767-1.
June 16 Louis C.K. Louie (TV series)
June 17 Fred Thompson Thompson, Fred (May 18, 2010). Teaching the Pig to Dance: A Memoir of Growing Up and Second Chances. Crown Forum. ISBN 978-0-307-46028-8.
June 21 Josh Fox Gasland (documentary film)
June 22 Cameron Diaz Knight and Day (film)
June 23 Dr. Connie Mariano Mariano, Connie (June 22, 2010). The White House Doctor. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 978-0-312-53483-7.
June 24 Adam Sandler and Chris Rock Grown Ups (2010 film)
June 28 David Axelrod Senior Advisor to President Obama
June 29 Helen Mirren Love Ranch (film)
June 30 Landon Donovan and Bob Bradley U.S. Soccer Team


Date Guest Promotion
July 1 Jere Van Dyk Dyk, Jere Van (June 22, 2010). Captive: My Time as a Prisoner of the Taliban. Henry Holt and Company. ISBN 978-0-8050-8827-4.
July 5 Denis Leary Rescue Me (TV series)
July 6 Julianne Moore The Kids Are All Right (film)
July 7 Daniel Okrent Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. ISBN 978-0-7432-7702-0.
July 8 Marilynne Robinson Absence of Mind: The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self. ISBN 978-0-300-14518-2.
July 26 William Rosen The Most Powerful Idea in the World: A Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention. ISBN 978-1-4000-6705-3.
July 27 Fareed Zakaria Fareed Zakaria GPS (show)
July 28 Robert O'Connell O'Connell, Robert L. (2010). The Ghosts of Cannae. Hannibal and the Darkest Hour of the Roman Republic. ISBN 978-1-4000-6702-2.
July 29 Liev Schreiber Salt (2010 film)


Date Guest Promotion
August 2 Mary Roach Roach, Mary (August 17, 2010). Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void. ISBN 978-0-393-06847-4.
August 3 Will Ferrell (along with Rob Riggle) The Other Guys (film)
August 4 Bruce B. Henderson Henderson, Bruce (June 29, 2010). Hero Found. ISBN 978-0-06-157136-7.
August 5 Akbar Ahmed Ahmed, Akbar S. (2010). Journey into America: The Challenge of Islam. ISBN 978-0-8157-0387-7.
August 10 Jason Bateman The Switch (film)
August 11 Laura Linney The Big C (TV series)
August 12 Arcade Fire The Suburbs (Arcade Fire album)
August 16 Emma Thompson Nanny McPhee Returns
August 17 Dick Armey Armey, Dick; Kibbe, Matt (August 17, 2010). Give Us Liberty. ISBN 978-0-06-201587-7.
August 18 Edward P. Kohn Kohn, Edward P. (July 27, 2010). Hot Time in the Old Town: The Great Heat Wave of 1896 and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt. Basic Books. ISBN 978-0-465-01336-4.
August 19 Jennifer Aniston The Switch (film)
August 23 Rod Blagojevich Former Governor of Illinois
August 24 Brian Williams NBC Nightly News
August 25 Drew Barrymore Going the Distance (2010 film)
August 26 Michael Bloomberg Mayor of New York City


Date Guest Promotion
September 7 Tim Gunn Gunn, Tim; Calhoun, Ada (September 7, 2010). Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Little Lessons for Making It Work. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 978-1-4391-7656-6.
September 8 Tim Kaine Democratic National Committee
September 9 Meghan McCain McCain, Meghan (August 31, 2010). Dirty Sexy Politics. Hyperion Books. ISBN 978-1-4013-2377-6.
September 13 Ben Affleck The Town (2010 film)
September 14 Tony Blair Blair, Tony (March 11, 2024). A Journey. Alfred A. Knopf. ISBN 978-0-307-26983-6.
September 15 Jon Hamm The Town (2010 film)
September 16 President Bill Clinton Clinton Global Initiative
September 20 President Jimmy Carter White House Diary. ISBN 978-0-374-28099-4.
September 21 Sigourney Weaver You Again (film)
September 22 Edward Norton Stone (2010 film)
September 23 H.M. Abdullah II King of Jordan
September 27 Bill O'Reilly O'Reilly, Bill (September 14, 2010). Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama. HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0-06-195071-1.
September 28 Arianna Huffington Huffington, Arianna Stassinopoulos (March 11, 2024). Third World America: How Our Politicians Are Abandoning the Middle Class and Betraying the American Dream. Crown Publishers. ISBN 978-0-307-71982-9.
September 29 Linda Polman Polman, Linda (September 14, 2010). The Crisis Caravan: What's Wrong with Humanitarian Aid?. Henry Holt and Company. ISBN 978-0-8050-9290-5.
September 30 Justin Timberlake The Social Network (film)


Date Guest Promotion
October 4 Sam Harris Harris, Sam (October 5, 2010). The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values. Free Press. ISBN 978-1-4391-7121-9.
October 5 Bruce Willis Red (2010 film)
October 6 Philip Dray Dray, Philip (2010). There is Power in a Union: The Epic Story of Labor in America. Doubleday. ISBN 978-0-385-52629-6.
October 7 Naomi Watts Fair Game (2010 film)
October 11 Johnny Knoxville Jackass 3D
October 12 Eric Cantor Cantor, Eric; Ryan, Paul; McCarthy, Kevin (September 14, 2010). Young Guns: A New Generation of Conservative Leaders. Threshold Editions. ISBN 978-1-4516-0734-5.
October 13 Condoleezza Rice Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family. ISBN 978-0-307-58787-9.
October 14 David Rakoff Half Empty. ISBN 978-0-385-52524-4.
October 25 Austan Goolsbee Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP)
October 26 Ted Kaufman United States Senator
October 27 President Barack Obama 2010 midterm elections
October 28 none 2010 midterm elections


Date Guest Promotion
November 1 Zach Galifianakis Due Date (film)
November 2 Michael Beschloss Presidential Courage. ISBN 978-0-684-85705-3.
November 3 Chris Wallace Fox News Sunday
November 4 David Sedaris Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary. ISBN 978-0-316-03839-3.
November 8 Rick Perry Fed Up!. ISBN 978-0-316-13295-4.
November 9 Harrison Ford Morning Glory (2010 film)
November 10 Mick Foley Foley, Mick (October 2010). Countdown to Lockdown: A Hardcore Journal. Grand Central. ISBN 978-0-446-56461-8.
November 11 Rosario Dawson Unstoppable (2010 film)
November 15 Marion Jones Jones, Marion (October 26, 2010). On the Right Track. Howard Books. ISBN 978-1-4516-1082-6.
November 16 Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera McLean, Bethany; Nocera, Joseph (March 11, 2024). All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis. Portfolio/Penguin. ISBN 978-1-59184-363-4.
November 17 Jay-Z Jay-z (November 16, 2010). Decoded. Random House Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4000-6892-0.
November 18 Philip K. Howard Howard, Philip K. (January 26, 2010). Life Without Lawyers: Restoring Responsibility in America. W. W. Norton. ISBN 978-0-393-33803-4.
November 29 Judah Friedlander Friedlander, Judah (October 5, 2010). How to Beat Up Anybody. HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0-06-196977-5.
November 30 Susan Casey Casey, Susan (2010). The Wave: In the Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean. Doubleday Canada. ISBN 978-0-385-66667-1.


Date Guest Promotion
December 1 Sting Live In Berlin
December 2 Stacy Schiff Cleopatra: A Life. ISBN 978-0-316-00192-2.
December 6 Hugh Shelton Shelton, Hugh; Levinson, Ronald; McConnell, Malcolm (October 12, 2010). Without Hesitation: The Odyssey of an American Warrior. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 978-0-312-59905-8.
December 7 Seth Green Robot Chicken (TV series)
December 8 Michelle Williams Blue Valentine (film)
December 9 Edmund Morris Morris, Edmund (November 23, 2010). Colonel Roosevelt. Random House Publishing. ISBN 978-0-375-50487-7.
December 13 Gordon Brown Brown, Gordon (December 7, 2010). Beyond the Crash: Overcoming the First Crisis of Globalization. Free Press. ISBN 978-1-4516-2405-2.
December 14 Ricky Gervais Out of England 2 (HBO Stand-Up Comedy Special)
December 15 Paul Rudd How Do You Know (film)
December 16 Mike Huckabee Huckabee, Mike (2010). Can't Wait Till Christmas. ISBN 978-0-399-25539-7.