The Daily Show

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The Daily Show
Also known as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Genre Comedy
Satire
News parody
Format late night talk show
Created by Madeleine Smithberg
Lizz Winstead
Directed by Chuck O'Neil
Presented by Craig Kilborn (1996–1998)
Jon Stewart (1999–present)
Starring Correspondents
Guests
Opening theme Bob Mould, "Dog On Fire" (performed by They Might Be Giants)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 1,587 (as of August 11, 2008) (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) David Javerbaum
Jon Stewart
Running time 22 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Comedy Central
Original run July 22, 1996 – present
Chronology
Related shows The Colbert Report
Other websites
Official website

The Daily Show (known currently as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) is an Emmy Award winning news parody television program. It airs each Monday through Thursday on Comedy Central in the United States. The half-hour long program was first shown on Monday, July 22, 1996. It was first hosted by Craig Kilborn. Kilborn acted as its anchorman until December 1998. Jon Stewart took over as host in January 1999. Many changes were made to the program at that time. Under Stewart, The Daily Show has become more strongly focused around politics and the national media. It is much different to the more character-driven comedy which was shown more during Kilborn's time on the program.