Number of page: 304
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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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Review: The Daily Show (The Book): An Oral History For 16 years (19992015), “The Daily Show” was a gamechanger in television, blurring the line between opinionated news reportage and comedy. It launched careers, lampooned legions of public figures and garnered 18 Emmys. Now the fascinating behindthescenes antics, controversies and relationships will be chronicled by legendary host Jon Stewart and the players themselves. Starting with the inception
- Avinash Ramakrishna
Awesome book! Loved every bit of it..
If you are a fan of the show, this book is great!
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- Ben Avelarde
Fake news A nonfiction book about fake news how ironic
LibraryThing Review There are some interesting stories of life behind the scenes at The Daily Show, but the book becomes a bit tedious with the infighting and power struggles. This was just a bit more than i wanted to know about The Daily Show.
LibraryThing Review It’s actually an oral history (IDK what I was expecting). There’s some brief explanation, followed by pages and pages of interviews with Daily Show correspondents, producers, writers, etc., and of
LibraryThing Review I was a huge fan of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart so I was excited about reading this book. I was not disappointed. It traces the history of the Daily Show from when it first started with Craig
LibraryThing Review I’m a huge fan of The Daily Show, so I really enjoyed this book that takes readers behind the scenes. I learned more about the challenges that Jon faced when taking over the show, the events that
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