The Daily Show (The Book): An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests

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The complete, uncensored history of the award-winning The Day by day Show with Jon Stewart, as told by its correspondents, writers, and host.

For almost seventeen years, The Day by day Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly redefined the borders between tv comedy, political satire, and opinionated news coverage. It launched the careers of a few of nowadays&aposs so much significant comedians, highlighted the hypocrisies of the powerful, and garnered 23 Emmys. Now the show&aposs at the back of-the-scenes gags, controversies, and camaraderie might be chronicled by the players themselves, from legendary host Jon Stewart to the star cast members and writers-including Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Steve Carell, Lewis Black, Jessica Williams, John Hodgman, and Larry Wilmore-plus a few of The Day by day Show&aposs so much prominent guests and adversaries: John and Cindy McCain, Glenn Beck, Tucker Carlson, and plenty of more.

This oral history takes the reader at the back of the curtain for the entire show&aposs highlights, from its origins as Comedy Central&aposs underdog past due-night program hosted by Craig Kilborn to Jon Stewart&aposs long reign to Trevor Noah&aposs succession, rising from a scrappy jester within the 24-hour political news cycle to transform a part of the thrashing heart of politics-a relied on source for no longer handiest comedy but additionally remark, with a name for calling bullshit and a capability to effect real change on the earth.

Through years of incisive election coverage, Jon Stewart&aposs emotional monologue within the wake of 9/11, his infamous disagreement on Crossfire, passionate debates with President Obama and Hillary Clinton, feuds with Bill O&aposReilly and Fox, the Indecisions, Mess O&aposPotamia, and provocative takes on Wall Street and racism, The Day by day Show has been a cultural touchstone. Now, for the primary time, the folk at the back of the show&aposs seminal moments come in combination to share their memories of the last-minute rewrites, improvisations, pranks, romances, blow-ups, and moments of Zen both off and on the set of certainly one of The usa&aposs so much groundbreaking shows.
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