The Daily Show (formerly The Daily Show with Craig Kilborn, currently The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) is a half-hour satirical "fake news" program produced by and run on the Comedy Central cable television network in the United States. The show usually has four new episodes a week, and an edited version of the show is run outside of the US on CNN International once a week (The Weekly Daily Show).
The Daily Show was originally hosted by Craig Kilborn, but he left to take over the Late Late Show on CBS. Jon Stewart is the current host. The show's format generally consists of "Headlines", "Other News", correspondent pieces, and interviews.
The "Headlines" and "Other News" segments are similar to monologues on other late-night television programs, poking fun at the day's news. Sometimes, the show puts their news correspondents "on location," but the correspondents are usually just standing in the studio with a bluescreened backdrop.
Correspondent pieces actually involve the correspondents traveling to a remote location to make a report.
Interviews usually take place toward the end of the show, and are most frequently actors, musicians, authors, and recently politicians and real news people.
The staff of The Daily Show won a Peabody Award for their "Indecision 2000" coverage of the 2000 Presidential Election. In 2003, the staff won Emmy Awards for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series, and for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program.
The show's theme music is "Dog on Fire" by Bob Mould, performed by They Might Be Giants
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