For sixteen years (1999-2015), The Daily Show was a game-changer in television, blurring the line between opinionated news reportage and comedy. It launched careers, lampooned legions of public figures and garnered eighteen Emmys. Now the fascinating behind-the-scenes antics, controversies and relationships will be chronicled by legendary host Jon Stewart and the players themselves. Starting with the inception of the show and Craig Kilborn's turn as host, this history will cover the groundbreaking election coverage, Jon's famous monologue in the wake of 9/11, confrontations with John McCain and Hillary Clinton, The O'Reilly Factor, the war with CNN, and every satirical moment in between, including legendary cast members Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, Lewis Black, Jon Hodgman, Steve Carell, Larry Wilmore, John Oliver and a foreword from Jon Stewart.
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"On January 11, 1999, comedian Jon Stewart took over the helm of Comedy Central's "Daily Show." For the next 16 years, the team proceeded to mix news, satire, and pop culture into a unique blend of award-winning, groundbreaking entertainment. This in-depth oral history, read by a bevy of topflight audiobook narrators, takes the listener behind the scenes to hear from the writers, producers, and comics who brought the show to life. Reenactments of some of the best-known bits are included. Although the comments and opinions of such recognizable talents as Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and Samantha Bee are prominent throughout, it seems like a missed opportunity that their iconic voices were not included in this production. Still, this is a must-listen for the true fan. B.P. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"
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