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

By | October 30, 2017
The Daily Show (The Book): An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests Author Chris Smith
ISBN-10 1455565385
ISBN-13 9781455565382
Year 2016-11-22
Pages 480
Language English
Publisher Grand Central Publishing
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The complete uncensored history of the award winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as told by its correspondents writers and host For almost seventeen years The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly redefined the borders between television comedy political satire and opinionated news coverage It launched the careers of some of today s most significant comedians highlighted the hypocrisies of the powerful and garnered 23 Emmys Now the show s behind the scenes gags controversies and camaraderie will 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 some of The Daily Show s most prominent guests and adversaries John and Cindy McCain Glenn Beck Tucker Carlson and many more This oral history takes the reader behind the curtain for all the show s highlights from its origins as Comedy Central s underdog late night program hosted by Craig Kilborn to Jon Stewart s long reign to Trevor Noah s succession rising from a scrappy jester in the 24 hour political news cycle to become part of the beating heart of politics a trusted source for not only comedy but also commentary with a reputation for calling bullshit and an ability to effect real change in the world Through years of incisive election coverage Jon Stewart s emotional monologue in the wake of 9 11 his infamous confrontation on Crossfire passionate debates with President Obama and Hillary Clinton feuds with Bill O Reilly and Fox the Indecisions Mess O Potamia and provocative takes on Wall Street and racism The Daily Show has been a cultural touchstone Now for the first time the people behind the show s seminal moments come together to share their memories of the last minute rewrites improvisations pranks romances blow ups and moments of Zen both on and off the set of one of America s most groundbreaking shows

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