The Daily Show
: A Cultural Phenomenon
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
is currently the number one rated fake news television
show in America.
The only other one is the
Saturday Night Live
various segments, the witty news team, and fantastic interviews, the show has become a hit and
funnier than ever.
It pokes fun at all aspects of society: the 24-hour news networks, popular
culture, sports, etc.
The show’s political satire, the main ingredient of the show, is especially
In addition, these elements help prove that
The Daily Show
is a credible and dominant
source of information through surveys and statistics.
In turn, all of this makes the program and
its anchor prominent and pertinent to today’s society.
In order for this fake news show to compete with the cable news networks,
needed a unique news team.
The show’s humor is shared among anchor Jon Stewart and
his news team of correspondents and writers.
Each correspondent is given a different, satirical
title for each interview, dependent upon the topic.
For instance, John Oliver, the only British
member of the cast, was once the “Senior Carryonologist,” presenting a report on the new airline
carry-on regulations in London.
Correspondents may also host original segments about
Are You Prepared?!?
, Jason Jones reports on potential disasters that
mock the cable news networks’ intimidating “breaking news” format.
The writers also
contribute their original humorous segments during the 30 minute episode.
’s own statistical analyst, presents a segment called
perceptions of statistics relevant to current events.
Comedian Demetri Martin, in
discusses new and current trends with a quick-to-the-punch witty twist.
correspondents and writers-contributors get their chance to shine during the most of the show,
Jon Stewart fittingly ends the show interviewing a special guest.