The Daily Show
|The Daily Show|
|Also known as||The Daily Show with Jon Stewart|
|Format||late night talk show|
|Created by||Madeleine Smithberg
|Directed by||Chuck O'Neil|
|Presented by||Craig Kilborn (1996–1998)
Jon Stewart (1999–present)
|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)|
|Executive producer(s)||David Javerbaum
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Original channel||Comedy Central|
|Original run||July 22, 1996 – present|
|Related shows||The Colbert Report|
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. Stuart's final broadcast is scheduled to air on August 6, 2015. Trevor Noah has been named Stewart's successor, and will begin his tenure on September 28, 2015.
There have been many other on-air contributors to The Daily Show with some called "correspondents", including Dave Attell, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Ed Helms, Rob Corddry, Susie Essman, Olivia Munn, Buck Henry, Lewis Black, Kristen Schaal, Larry Wilmore, and John Oliver.